x1900xt third party

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mactree, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. mactree macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I have a stock MP and I just ordered the radeon x1900xt from a third party vendor. Is there something else included in the apple upgrade kit or some other compatibility issue that I'm missing? I knew it would cost me a few extra bucks, but i did it anyway. Just wondering if anyone else has gone down this same road already.

    MP has been treating me well, upgraded to 3 GB of memory and 3 additional sata drives. So far so good.

    thanks
     
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    So wait—did or didn't you order the Apple version of the X1900 XT? The standard PC version will not work with the Mac Pro. The Apple/Mac Pro version is different, it's changed for compatibility with EFI and such.
     
  3. mactree thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is exactly what I'm interested in finding out, i just ordered the card today, so I can still the cancel the order if needed. I wasn't sure if there was something unique about the apple upgrade kit, it sounds like there is. thanks for the info apfhex.
     
  4. Spaceman Spiff macrumors regular

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    The Apple X1900 XT is indeed different from the regular X1900 XT, which won't work in Mac OS X.
     
  5. mactree thread starter macrumors regular

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    i'm happy i joined the macrumors group already. i cancelled my order and I'll wait a few weeks and pick up the apple version. thanks again.
     
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