Mac Pro 1.1 - 9800GTX, HD5550, HD6770

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by authorleon, May 17, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello all,

    I have a mac pro, which is as follows:

    Model Name:Mac Pro
    Model Identifier:MacPro1,1
    Processor Nameual-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed:2.66 GHz
    Number of Processors:2
    Total Number of Cores:4
    L2 Cache (per Processor):4 MB
    Memory:8 GB
    Bus Speed:1.33 GHz
    Boot ROM Version:MP11.005C.B08
    SMC Version (system):1.7f10

    I have a 7300GT which is very painful within avid, or fcp. I also have premier.

    I have these cards around:

    9800GTX (Take 2 x 6 pin power connectors (512mb))
    HD5550 (1Gb version)
    HD6770 (1Gb version with 5 MINI dv out's)

    In the spirit of saving money, I would like to know if I could use any of the above please, Flash the rom or what ever needs to be done.

    I am asking here if anyone has any of the card working in their Mac Pro 1.1.

    Thank you :)
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I think 9800GTX and 6770 is good bet.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Ok, any information about how to do that?
     
  4. cgc
    macrumors 6502a

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    Does the PCIE auxilary power cable that comes with the PC GPU work with the MacPro PCIE Aux port on the motherboard?
     
  5. macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    The Mac Pros use a proprietary Mini PCIe power connectors on their logic boards. They are like $5-8 a pop on eBay.
     
  6. cgc
    macrumors 6502a

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    Could I just use a molex --> PCIE 6-pin adapter since they're available locally? I assume I'll have a molex power cable dangling where my second optical drive could be...
     
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    GermanyChris

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    In the interest of saving money use the correct cable..
     

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