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

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

  1. ameharhughes macrumors newbie

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    Hi All


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

    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP30

    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?


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mac-Pro-Nvidi...ing_Apple_Mac_Accessories&hash=item53e82ea75e

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Apple-Mac-Pro...ing_Apple_Mac_Accessories&hash=item53e82f3dee



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

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    It should show if you run system_profiler SPHardwareDataType at the command line.

    Spidey!!!
     
  3. ameharhughes thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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