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landonf


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Take some ROM-Swapped Radeon 7000 64MB PCI cards off my hands
Posted: Apr 20, 2013 7:32 PM
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In a fit of ... something (stupidity) ... I picked up a couple lots of PCI Radeon 7000 64MB cards off of eBay. I clipped the x86 PCI option rom flash, soldered in new, larger flash, and re-flashed them all with the full Mac driver.

I set up my two 9600 Macs with 1900x1200 DVI dual-head ... and now I have 11 PCI cards left over. Seriously:



Given that I don't need 11 Radeon 7000 cards, I figured I'd offer them for sale at cost, in case anyone else wants to upgrade their PCI PowerMac. The cards were $11, the replacement flash was .37 cents, and shipping in the US is probably going to be about $5. So let's call it $15.

Drop me a line if you want one, otherwise I'll have to figure out something else to do with them, preferably other than have them sit in storage forever :)

All the cards on the bench:



Clipping the old flash:



Removing the left-over leads/solder:



Soldering in the new chip:





Flashing and testing the cards:




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