Mr. 680x0 wrote:The ATX power supply mod is easy. Two wires need to be spliced into to others. Took me like 5 minutes.
you can use a PC ATX power supply to power your G4 / Depending on the motherboard you go with, you may be in for alot of extra work. / 'Yikes' and 'Sawtooth' systems can use a PC power supply with a two wire mod. 'Gigabit' and later systems require +28v feeds / You can get around the 28v problem using an extra wallwart power supply. /
The 28v feed is really approx 24v /
/ I recomend a regulated unit. The 28v feed operates some of the power management sections of the motherboard. A surge or undervoltage event can result in random locks, or a system that won't power up. You have been warned.
Quadraman wrote:Nice find but you won't be able to swap RAM from a beige. The Digital Audio uses PC133 memory.
The power supply is also specific to the Gigabit Ethernet/Digital Audio models. ATX hacks won't work without a separate 28v connection.
For AGP cards, the official Mac solution for those is the 9800 Pro Mac Edition, but be sure you don't get the G5 specific model.
PC cards that have been flashed
You would need at least a nVidia FX5xx0 or Radeon 9500 or higher model for Core Image compatibility. I'd pass on an nVidia 5200, though. / You'll need at least a 5500 if you plan to go nVidia
Gigabit / require +28v feeds / is really approx 24v /
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