New Video Card - Final Questions

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by xWhiplash, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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/Produ...-na&AID=10446076&PID=4169666&SID=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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    DanielCoffey

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    #2
    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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just use the Startup Disk area in the preferences. Will that still work?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Check the FAQ thread.
     
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    DanielCoffey

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    #5
    Section 9 of the highlighted FAQ answers your boot question.
     
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    ClassObject

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    Yes
     

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