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Test video card on G4 Power Mac running 10.3.9 [message #20282] Fri, 19 October 2012 16:35 Go to next message
IndyWest is currently offline  IndyWest
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Is there any application or test that I can run on my video card to
determine if I should just toss the Geforce 2MX in the trash?

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Re: Test video card on G4 Power Mac running 10.3.9 [message #20356 is a reply to message #20282] Sat, 20 October 2012 11:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Try a video game, for instance or even glxgears

2012/10/19 IndyWest <ryan.troxel@gmail.com>

> Is there any application or test that I can run on my video card to

> determine if I should just toss the Geforce 2MX in the trash?

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Re: Test video card on G4 Power Mac running 10.3.9 [message #20371 is a reply to message #20356] Sat, 20 October 2012 12:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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---------- Original message ----------
Subject: Re: Test video card on G4 Power Mac running 10.3.9
Date: Saturday, 20. October 2012
From: Ángel Villodre López <farlopo@gmail.com>
To: g3-5-list@googlegroups.com
> 2012/10/19 IndyWest <ryan.troxel@gmail.com>

>> Is there any application or test that I can run on my video card to

>> determine if I should just toss the Geforce 2MX in the trash?

>

> Try a video game, for instance or even glxgears


You could try a graphics related benchmark application, too.
XBench may be such an application: http://xbench.com/
It should support Panther (10.3.x) as it’s quite old…

OpenGL Extensions Viewer is another application that allows some OpenGL
graphics testing: http://www.realtech-vr.com/glview/
But you will need to find an older version that runs on Panther (10.3.x)…

To be honest, I also recommend to run a game or anything that utilises the
graphics card a lot.

Cheers,
Andreas aka Mac User #330250

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Re: Test video card on G4 Power Mac running 10.3.9 [message #23615 is a reply to message #20371] Fri, 02 November 2012 18:44 Go to previous message
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Hello All:

I know this is a little late, but old cards can always be kept around
as backup. Nothing lasts forever.

My next point is, does the video card fit your needs? I bought the
best video card available for my gaming PC because I play just
released 3D shooters on it. On my G5, I use a Radeon 9600. It
handles Return to Castle Wolfenstein, email, Youtube and 1080i+720p
video just fine while using the least amount of power of all the
Radeons that I have (9800s, HD3850, etc.). To sum up: power where it
is needed, efficiency where power is _not_ needed.

On Oct 20, 2012, at 11:02 AM, Mac User #330250 wrote:

> ---------- Original message ----------

> Subject: Re: Test video card on G4 Power Mac running 10.3.9

> Date: Saturday, 20. October 2012

> From: Ángel Villodre López <farlopo@gmail.com>

> To: g3-5-list@googlegroups.com

>> 2012/10/19 IndyWest <ryan.troxel@gmail.com>

>>> Is there any application or test that I can run on my video card to

>>> determine if I should just toss the Geforce 2MX in the trash?

>>

>> Try a video game, for instance or even glxgears

>

> You could try a graphics related benchmark application, too.

> XBench may be such an application: http://xbench.com/

> It should support Panther (10.3.x) as it’s quite old…

>

> OpenGL Extensions Viewer is another application that allows some

> OpenGL

> graphics testing: http://www.realtech-vr.com/glview/

> But you will need to find an older version that runs on Panther

> (10.3.x)…

>

> To be honest, I also recommend to run a game or anything that

> utilises the

> graphics card a lot.

>

> Cheers,

> Andreas aka Mac User #330250

>

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