ATI 3870 and Nvidia 8800GT in Mac Pro(2006 Model)?

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  1. dat1981 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,
    I have a mac pro Quad 2.66 (2006 Model) with 1 ATI 3870 installed.
    Can I install the second graphic card(Nvidia 8800GT) into the slot 2?
    And how to configure the PCI Express speed in the Expansion Slot Utility?
    Thanks!
    :confused:
     
  2. grue macrumors 65816

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    You'd want it in slot 4, but yes
     
  3. dat1981 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But the slot 4 is already used by the CalDigit RAID card.

    So, how about this setup?

    Slot 4: 8X(CalDigit RAID Card)
    Slot 3: 1X
    Slot 2: 8X(Nvidia 8800GT)
    Slot 1: 16X (ATI 3870)
    :rolleyes:
     
  4. grue macrumors 65816

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    Can't do that, unfortunately.

    However, you could do this:

    Slot 4: 8X(CalDigit RAID Card)
    Slot 3: 1X
    Slot 2: 8X(Nvidia 8800GT)
    Slot 1: 8X (ATI 3870)
     
  5. dat1981 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, Thank you so much!
    And one more question.
    How much will it reduce the graphic performance from 16X to 8X?
     
  6. grue macrumors 65816

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    I'd be shocked if it affected it at all, to be honest.
     

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