Ati Hd 4870

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  1. mcvaughan macrumors 6502

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    I just installed my HD 4870 in my Early '08 Mac Pro, but the display won't come up. I was hoping to use my 23" CD with my 24" CD.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Check all connections. Oh, and what about drivers?
     
  3. mcvaughan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Checked the connections (only one not used is the power that connects to the MacBooks), but there were no drivers with it. Maybe they're on Apple's site?
     
  4. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    The drivers are built into 10.5.7... looks like you'll be waiting for 10.5.7. Maybe today?
     
  5. mcvaughan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, got it working. It appears you cannot use BOTH connectors; it's either Mini DisplayPort OR DVI. :-(

    Edit: one can hope 10.5.7 has support for both connectors.

    I don't know if I can decide which one to keep.
     
  6. JollyRogers macrumors regular

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    Went through this last night. Called apple and well, they were no help. You need 10.5.7, but it isn't out yet... the other option is d/ling them here... http://www.sendspace.com/file/gvsi12

    installing, then deleting the natit.kext (in /System/Library/Extensions)

    Please verify you have both power cables hooked up and the card is seated proberly and fan is spinning when you power it up. Mine worked out of the box w/ 10.5.6 and no drivers, just Quartz Extreme was not supported until I installed the drivers.
     
  7. JollyRogers macrumors regular

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    What! no MDP and DVI? That was half the reason I went with this card, future MDP monitor.
     
  8. aibo macrumors 6502

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    just wait for 10.5.7
     
  9. mcvaughan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Same here.

    We'll see if 10.5.7 straightens this out. I have faith it will! :-D
     
  10. mcvaughan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bit the bullet and installed the drivers. BOTH displays work perfectly at the same time! :-D

    Thanks!
     
  11. mcvaughan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, my LED ACD just pops! My 23" ACD seems so blah next to the LED. :(
     
  12. OddThomas macrumors regular

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