8800GT & Mac Pro 1,1 Question

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

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    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

    666sheep

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    Poland
    #2
    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

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