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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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New Video Card - Final Questions

I posted a while ago about getting a new graphics card for the 2010 1x 6-core Mac Pro. The video card that came with it is the ATI 5870.

If I get this card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=1qy19mpp16jx

I can just plug and go right? I do not care about the boot menu. Do I need to do anything special to get it to work in Windows 8 (other than if it was a normal Windows based PC)?

The power supply in the Mac Pro will support that card right?

My apologies, I spent over $4K on this Mac Pro and I do not want to mess it up by doing this.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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The power is fine - 2x6-pin and the memory is fine - 2Gb. Just use the existing power leads that were on your 5870 and enjoy the card.

EDIT : Oh, and use the free app called BootChamp if you need a nice tidy way of going from OSX into Windows.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:43 PM   #3
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The power is fine - 2x6-pin and the memory is fine - 2Gb. Just use the existing power leads that were on your 5870 and enjoy the card.

EDIT : Oh, and use the free app called BootChamp if you need a nice tidy way of going from OSX into Windows.
I just use the Startup Disk area in the preferences. Will that still work?
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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I just use the Startup Disk area in the preferences. Will that still work?
Check the FAQ thread.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 03:41 PM   #5
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Section 9 of the highlighted FAQ answers your boot question.
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I just use the Startup Disk area in the preferences. Will that still work?
Yes
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