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As of 10.4.3 or so, this hack stopped working and started rendering machines unbootable. Please do not try to run this software on 10.4.3 or above. If you have and you want to get your machine working again, you need to take:
PCI Extreme 3.1/PCI Extreme.app/Contents/Resources/CoreGraphics
and overwrite:
/System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CoreGraphics.framework/Versions/A/CoreGraphics

You can do this in single user mode with the CP command, with a boot CD like DiskWarrior or TechTools, or you can boot the sad Mac into FireWire disk mode and use another Mac to copy the file over more...

What's New

Version 3.1:Improved Tiger support. No longer relies on binary difference patches or MD5 sums. No more "binary unsupported" messages. Certified safe for 10.4.0. At your own risk for future releases (unless this is updated by then, of course!)

Requirements

Mac OS 10.2 or later, except for 10.3.7

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ocjb Member IconComment+0
ocjb
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I think I misunderstood the use of this file. I have an AGP PowerMac G4. It also has an ATI 9200 Mac Edition in a PCI slot. I was trying to enable Quartz Extreme by using this hack. My system will not reboot. Get grey screen, then blue screen. Nothing else, so I cannot get in to remove the changes made. Please help...

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Version 3.1
David Stembridge
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Did you ever figure this out?

ocjb
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The AGP card that I installed, though originally deemed as "Quartz Extreme Compatible", showed up in System Profiler as incompatible.

I removed PCI Extreme from the system with help from the author due to the incompatiblity and upgrading the system beyond 10.4.3. The author has posted this information on the PCI Extreme! 3.1 MacUpdate page (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8979/pci-extreme%21) and probably other places as well.

Here is another reference which may be helpful:

http://everything2.com/?node_id=1733055

All well now on the G4 Sawtooth...

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JasonC
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I tried to download this file and it is no longer available. Googling the file provides many sites with links to download the file but all from the same location. Does anyone know where I can get this file? Thanks. Jason

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Version 3.1
coius
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I am hosting the file now. Please get the word out
http://members.cox.net/peteledoux85/pciextreme/index.html
Since no one seems to be hosting it, i took it upon myself to mirror it so that it is still accessable

MacUpdate-Lon
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The file is now being hosted on MacUpdate's servers, thanks.

JasonC
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I think I will host the file too. I'll post the link once I get back home and upload the file.

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BaronRobot
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Worked like a charm under OS X 10.4.3 on my (upgraded to G4@800 by Sonnet) Yosemite, using an ATI Radeon 7000 64MB. Today, after updating to 10.4.4, I'm not able to use it and getting a kernel panic (grey screen asking to restart). Am I the only having this problem?

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Version 3.1
 Member IconComment+0
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Stable with 10.4.2
Stop working with 10.4.3 ???

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Version 3.1
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Anonymous
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Same here, stopped working with 10.4.3
comes up with:

login: PAM Error: Critical error - immediate abort
[Process exited - exit code 1]


on the terminal screen..

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Anonymous
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I am about to install a Radeon 7000 64MB onto a G5 1.8 dual. I intend to install PCI Extreme 3.1 on OS 10.4.2. I know this is supposed to work, but I have another startup disk with 10.3.8 on it. Will PCI Extreme 3.1 work for both? I will let you know next wee how it went.

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Version 3.1
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Anonymous
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Installed fine on a B&W upgraded to G4 600 with 1G or RAM. Have a Radeon 9200. Still won't run Final Cut Express though.

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Version 3.1
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Anonymous
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No problems here with my "PowerMac G4 Mirrored Drive Doors FW800" equipped with an AGP nVidia Geforce4 and a PCI Radeon 7000

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Version 3.1
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Anonymous
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Worked perfectly on my Apple Blue/White with upgraded G4 processor and PCI Radion 7000. Too early to judge stability, but now I can see that delightful little widget-flipping effect in Dashboard! Yay! Good work, and thanks for updating this for Tiger.

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Version 3.1
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Anonymous
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Works also with Tiger 10.4.1.

But REMEMBER !!!!
This patch is ONLY !!! for PCI only Macs.
If you have an AGP Mac with 2. PCI-GK DONT use it !

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Version 3.1
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Anonymous
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Works perfectly on B&W G3 w/Radeon 7000 but in Gigabit G4 w/Radeon 7000 the mac freezes on startup at the blue startup screen. Cool regardless.

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Version 3.1
Dangerous Wares (Developer)
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I'm not sure what is causing AGP-equipped towers to freeze on the blue screen when this patch is applied. I put a possible hotfix into the copy of 3.1 currently on the server for download. If you'd like to try it out, I'd appreciate it.

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Anonymous
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I downloaded it again and tried it to the same effect. Is the hotfix version up on the server yet? I probably should have mentioned i am using Tiger, since the hack worked previously in 10.3.9. thanks for the quick response :)

Alec Peters
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I am using an iBook G4 and get the same freeze on the blue startup screen. May I ask how you got your computer to startup again?

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Anonymous
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To boot up again I restarted holding down the shift button. This boots into safemode and skips loading of the CoreImage tweaked files. Once back into OS X just open PCI Extreme and choose the AGP option and restart as usual. You should be back to normal!

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Downloads 31,600
Version Downloads 17,750
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 30 Apr 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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