ATI x1900 dead?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by whitetrashpride, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. whitetrashpride macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2008
    Is there any way to check/test if my ati 1900 is completely dead?
    I'm running it in a Intel 3ghz mac pro. And the display will not wake up, and is giving me the 3 quick blinks. I have thrown in a spare low end card and it works fine, but if I switch cable it back to ATI it goes asleep.
    Just don't want to go and spend the $ on new one if I don't have to, any help is appreciated!
  2. slughead macrumors 68040


    Apr 28, 2004
    sounds bad to me
    try selecting a bootcamp boot disk and then put the card in--see if it's an OS X issue

    that'll show if it's software or hardware

    I'd lean strong towards the card being fried. I think the 8800GT is cheaper now anyway, right?

    You could always buy a cheap PC X1900 and flash it (google x1900 mac pro flash)

    Good luck man

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