Need a new GPU for a sega lindbergh. Sega wants over $700USD. Am I Initial boneD?

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    • Need a new GPU for a sega lindbergh. Sega wants over $700USD. Am I Initial boneD?

      Over the summer, we had an Initial D Arcade Stage 4 cabinet get so clogged with dust, I do believe the GPU fried itself. Which is a crying shame, thanks to needing a special bios for the very elusive GPU.

      Anyone here maybe have some lindbergh parts or know a way to frankenstein something together? Many thanks, y'all.
      Cabinets : Sega Blast City, LS GodOfWar (3:4 scale Noir clone)
      Things I put inside them : 60in1 Vertical multi, 19in1 Horizontal multi, Taito TypeX1&2, Namco System 357, Taito G-Net
    • I'm not sure what you get over in Canada, but in the UK eBay quite often has either entire broken Lindberghs or just the graphics cards come up, and usually for a reasonable price.

      I have heard of people getting the stock cards, and putting the Sega firmware on them but I'm not sure. Only other option is to get a multi-kit, as some of these allow the game to run with unofficial graphics cards (I think, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong).

      Do you know which graphics card you need for Initial D 4? There is the 6800 and the 7800 (and one other I can't remember) and you need to make sure you get the right one or the game might lag.

      To confirm your theory of the graphics card being broken, if you stick any old AGP one in there I think at least the bios screen should show? I believe its the actual game executable that checks for the graphics card, and this only happens after Linux has booted so everything before that should show okay?
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      Own: Sega Naomi, Sega Chihiro Type 3, Sega System SP, Sega Lindbergh, Konami Viper, Galeco Power 3D
      Want: Time Crisis 1
    • I'm looking for a 7800 GS AGP, and I'd also be open to hearing about multikit solutions as it could be equally as inexpensive by comparison. I haven't tried throwing anything else in there but I have a spare 7600 from an N2 I could try out and see.
      Cabinets : Sega Blast City, LS GodOfWar (3:4 scale Noir clone)
      Things I put inside them : 60in1 Vertical multi, 19in1 Horizontal multi, Taito TypeX1&2, Namco System 357, Taito G-Net
    • Has anyone ever done a tear down and side by side comparison between the lindbergh 7800gs and the regular consumer one? I doubt Nvidia produced a bespoke range of cards for lindberghs and that they are just consumer ones gimped with a custom firmware as a means of adding additional security to the platform (or ensuring you buy them only from Sega).