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Need Quartz Extreme - ATI X1650 Pro - 71c7

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Hi - I have read many threads and tried all sorts but I'm new to OSX and probably havent done it right. Everything is working, even the graphics, but I have no Quartz Extreme and therefore cant install some software I really want to try.


My OSx86 is running superbly with Leopard 10.5.1 - what's inside you may wonder?

Intel Celeron D 352+

Gigabyte P35-DS3R Mother board

500 Gig SATA

Optiarc Dl DVD RW

Powercolor ATI X1650 Pro 512mb PCIe

2 Gig Corsair Matched RAM


Everything works a treat and I have added an external USB audio interface - Behringer UCA202 which worked immediately.


However i wasnt aware just how limiting the lack of Quartz Extreme would be until I have got into this OS more.


Is it possible to enable QE for this graphics card or do I need to buy a different model? any help would be grateful but please be aware I am new to OSX so you may have to speak slowly - lol


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Now successfully updated to 10.5.2 using Kalyway's method and still no joy with Quartz Extreme :D I see posts about editing Kext's but it seems that how to do this and where to do it are taken for granted - surely someone has tried with this graphics card before me??

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Send me a PM and I'll see if I can help you out. I have Radeon 1650 Pro card that was working great with QE/CI on 10.5.1. I have been having issues since 10.5.2 w/ Grapics update from Apple. Have you installed the Leopard Graphics update? If you have not already, don't install it yet.

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After many installations, kext edits and re-installations I finally solved the problem of the Powercolor ATI X1650 Pro 512mb PCIe by throwing it away and getting an ATI HD2600 Pro - with a simple, single package found right here on the forum it all works fantastically with full hardware acceleration and all resolutions plus I am now fully up to date with 10.5.2 and recent updates.


Thanks to those who tried to help but nothing worked with the X1650 so I decided to cut my losses and try a card that was known to work - glad I did.

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