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Mac Pro Pixlas Mod

Mac Pro Pixlas Mod

Parts you need: – A graphics card of choice – Open-end to dual 8 pin cable (ships from China) – Quick splice taps Tools you need: – Screwdriver with flexible extension – Phillips screw bit (PH1) – Hex screw bit (2.5) – Knife to cut wire insulation – Crimper – Compressed air (if you want to give your Mac a good cleaning while you’re at it) – WD40 (optional but cleans really well) Components that have to be removed (in order):…

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2002 Apple DVI to ADC adapter

2002 Apple DVI to ADC adapter

Before I cover the Apple DVI to ADC Adapter, a brief history. Apple sold some really nice flat panel displays between 1999-2004 and all but the very first model used an ADC connector. ADC simply standing for Apple Display Connector, a proprietary version of the traditional DVI connector that powered the display, fed the graphics and provided USB all over a single cable. I’ve always found it a joy to use as there was only one cable to deal with…

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1999 Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics)

1999 Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics)

Back in 1999 I just had my Power Macintosh G3 (Blue and White) for about a year when the Power Mac G4 was announced and it blew my mind. The specs, the hype, the gorgeous design, the marketing, the performance! I had to have one but being a 16 year old student, $3,500 was not exactly in my budget. I got the chance to play around with the G4 in school when the graphics department upgraded some of their G3’s…

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