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Nov 19, 2008, 01:07 PM
I've a macPro 2 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon with the NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT video card.

Lately i'm playing alot of World of warcraft and was thinking to upgrade my video card. A friend has the XFX GeForce 8600GT 540M 256MB GDDR3, PCI-Express, 2xDVI, 540/1400Mhz over, so i was wondering if it's possible to instal this.

I searched the internet for an answer but some say yes, others no so...

And if it's not possible can you recoment a good video card for games?


Nov 19, 2008, 01:26 PM
It won't work in Mac OS X out of the box you would have to flash it with a Mac ROM first.

Although I believe it will work in Windows just not OS X without flashing.

Nov 19, 2008, 01:35 PM
Ok now I know abit more, thx ;)

But can you direct me to some 'how to' guide about flashing?

Is this card the hassel worth? Or do I just buy an other one? (This 1 I got for free)

Nov 19, 2008, 02:14 PM
You can get info at Strangedogs (http://strangedogs.proboards40.com/index.cgi?) you have to register. There is also The Mac Elite (http://themacelite.wikidot.com/).

However, I am unsure if either of these sources cover Intel Macs. Or just older PowerPC Macs.

Nov 19, 2008, 03:02 PM
This nVidia GeForce 8800 GT for 1st gen Mac Pro (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB560Z/A?mco=MTIxODk3Mw) is the best card for your needs.
Good all-rounder, and gr8 in Boot Camp gaming!

Just depends if you want to pay $ 279

Nov 19, 2008, 04:24 PM
thx for the help