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Tuesday, May 29, 2001
 
PC GeForce 3 Flashed to Work in a Mac
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Apple has been shipping GeForce 3's for less than two weeks, but already, some adventurous Mac users have gone to work. Yesterday, XLR8YourMac posted a reader report confirming that he was able to flash PC GeForce 3 with the Macintosh ROM, allowing him to use it in his 4xAGP equipped G4. The video card he used was the Asus V8200. Technically, any PC GeForce 3 can be used since they are all based on NVIDIA's reference design (which Apple also uses).


The procedure used is nearly identical to that of flashing a PC GeForce2 MX, the only difference being obtaining the Mac GeForce 3 ROM and drivers. This may prove difficult for most since Mac GeForce 3's are still rare and extracting the ROM requires a PC. Also, the monetary risk factor is a lot higher since a PC GeForce 3 costs over $350. In other words, don't try this unless you're willing to risk the cost/damage you might cause. If you are interested though, head on over to XLR8YourMac for the full report.

XLR8YourMac Report: PC GeForce 3 in a Mac


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