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    Default ATI Radeon question

    Recently found an ATI Radeon video card in my things. Only identifying marks are Radeon emblem, date: 2001 and PN 109-85500-00. I don't have a Mac I can use it in. Would anyone know if it would work in a PC?

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    Arrow google is your friend:

    Manufacturer: ATI
    Part Number: 109-85500-00
    Description: ATI 64MB PCI Radeon 7000 Graphics Card
    Unlikely to work in a PC without a BIOS flash. PowerPC code is little endian, and x86 code is big endian. AFAIK ATI didn't start writing dual-platform BIOS before the 9600 this year, although Matrox did this since '94 or so.
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    Hey, thanx for the Info.

    How did you find out it was a 64 MB 7000? I went to the ATI site and found zilch-it was only when I tried the card in Windows that it stated it was a Radeon 7000 and that it was unable to work because it "had a problem." Downloading the drivers from ATI was no help. It stated that the card was basically not the correct one for the drivers. Anyway, I tried it and I'll save it for another time (or machine)
    Thanx again.

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    Arrow freedom of information

    Quote Originally Posted by dicooley
    How did you find out it was a 64 MB 7000?
    I googled "109-85500-00"

    Not sarcastic: it's wonderful how much info you can get from obscure part numbers. Often I've been able to get hits on OEM information that I would normally think was proprietary. The web amazes me.
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    FYI: you can if you don't need it for a Mac, sell it and buy twice the card for a PC with the money.

    Or better yet, sell the PC and buy a Mac to go with the video card.
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