8800GT & Mac Pro 1,1 Question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 100Years, May 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2011
    I cuurently run a 2010 tower, with a 5870 as my display card & a 8800GT (EFI64 version) as a CUDA card.

    Lately, I've been using my old 2006 tower for some stuff, and have the following question:

    If my '06 tower has a Radeon 5770 as a boot/display card, can I use my 8800GT as a CUDA card in this machine? I wasn't sure if OSX in my '06 tower would even recognize the EFI64-based 8800GT.

    I know I could swap stuff out and find out, but I thought I'd ask here first before doing that..

    If it would not work, can I flash the 8800GT card to change it to a EFI32 version?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009
    1. No, it won't be detected
    2. Yes, without probems, but you need to do it in 2010 one. Search the forum for proper ROM -> there's an old thread which contains link to this ROM.

    IMHO it's always the best solution to answer the questions like no.1 ;)
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2011

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