1,1 or 2,1? Help with new GPU please

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ameharhughes, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. ameharhughes macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2011
    Slough, UK
    Hi All

    I recently bought a Mac Pro on eBay, one without CPU, RAM or GPU.


    This is what I get when the serial is inputted into Apple support site. I have added 2 E5345s Xeons and 4x2GB PC2-5300 FB RAM and a X1900 XT, the Mac boots into windows all fine. After research my edition of the GPU cant be flashed to work (256MB).

    The support site doesn't list the 8800GT/GTS, is it not compatible? or just not available at time of purchase? I have listed the two I have seen on eBay below. Will they work?

    Also how to tell if my Mac Pro is a 1,1 or a 2,1?



    thanks for all help in advance.
  2. spidey3 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2010
    It should show if you run system_profiler SPHardwareDataType at the command line.

  3. ameharhughes thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2011
    Slough, UK

    cheers spidey, ill run that command once ive bought the GPU and installed snow leopard :D Cant wait.

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