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I tried this in G&T and got nowhere, so here we go again ...
I am not by any means a Mac user ... I have a passing familiarity with them, but I don't use them at home and I only occasionally use one at work for specific purposes. The fiscal year has rolled around here and we've decided to update the work G5 to be better suited for video editing (something we just started doing this year). So aside from more RAM, we wanted to upgrade the graphics card to support 2 monitors and a TV for live preview.
I didn't know much about the current state of PC/Mac compatibility so I hopped on MacMall thinking that I'd better get something that they say will work on a Mac. Picked out a GeForce 6600 AGP, wrestled with the case for a bit, and after some consternation got the card installed.
But when I power the machine on, I get nothing. No signal whatsoever. No beep codes. Nothing. In fact, it sounds like it's starting up normally and then waiting at the login screen ... but the monitors never get signal. (EDIT: and I know that the system is responsive because I can eject/insert the CD tray from the keyboard)
I know I didn't screw something up in the G5 case because I've switched back and forth between the old card and new card a few times now and it functions perfectly with the old card. Is there something else I'm doing wrong here? Can anybody give me some pointers when it comes to installing a new AGP card on a G5?