Anyone have this problem with a 285

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by irishgrizzly, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    5 seconds of old TV style interference. Has happened twice since I've been using it over the last 3 weeks. It only happens on the Mac OS side and only on one of my monitors. I'm going to reseat the leads in a bit to see if that stops it.
     
  2. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I had a look at my cables and found something strange. Attached to my main monitor I've got a apple DVI adapter. What confuses is that it's a DVI to DVI. I must have got this with the original 8800. Any idea why this would have been needed? Perhaps it's not needed anymore...
     
  3. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    The DVI to DVI cable is included because some connectors does not fit properly to a video card at the back of a Mac Pro. They are too wide.
     
  4. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Ah! Good to know – that really had me stumped.
     
  5. Abidubi macrumors 6502

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    The snow thing happens with all cards on all 2009 MPs. It happens with my 4870 and it happens with other peoples GT120s. I think it's a driver or firmware issue deep in the system.
     
  6. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I've got a '08. So it's a driver issue that will be addressed with an update? If so I'm relieved it's not a faulty card.
     
  7. Topper macrumors 65816

    Topper

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    I wish this forum would allow for deleting posts.
     
  8. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Drivers are updated. Their, there for the taking... ;)
     

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