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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by michellelane71, Jun 13, 2009.
Anyone know what u need to make the Video PowerCables for mac? Dont really want to pay $12 x2 to ATI
What, for connecting a graphics card?
Any card you buy that needs them will have them.
Not if you buy a PC card that you want to use in a Mac Pro.
I got a EVGa PC GTX 285 (Not Mac Version)I want to use.. and I need these , anyone know how to make the cables need theplug that plugs into the mac motherboard
How did it not come with cables? Call the manufacturer and tell them.
Mac Require a special PowerCord.. only when u buy the MAC Version do you get them
I have a PC Windows Version, I want to use on the mac, and need the power cable
I'm fairly certain it's standard six-pin Molex. Did you TRY it? If anything, the PC "version" needs something shaved off the ends.
Either way, you'll need to buy the ATI ones if your "PC" ones don't work.
Seriously, do you not read?
Mac Pros require special PCIe power cables to feed graphics card straight from the logic board. You can get them with a new Mac specific card (such as a GTX 285 from EVGA, 4870 from Apple, 8800GT from Apple and the X1900 from ATi), or individually for a price premium.
PC cards use standard PCIe power cables that don't fit the Mac Pro. Hence the cables that come with the PC card are useless and need replacing with the aforementioned Mac-only PCIe power cables.
michellelane71 clearly stated they bought a standard PC edition GTX 285, not the Mac edition. Hence they'll get the standard PCIe power cables which they need to replace with the Mac specific ones.
Then she'll need to buy the ATI ones; end of story.
There are other stores that sell them apart from ATi, but the cost savings are negligible.
I AM ASKING Can they be made another words.. where Can I get the plugs that fit in the Mac Pro motherboard , so I dont have to wait to get the ones from ATI
We know what you're saying, and we're circumventing it by telling you it's impossible.
Ok.. anyone got a link where i can but these cable
ATi's online store: http://shop.ati.com/product.asp?sku=3280778
It's entirely possible and extremely easy.
You need to hunt a bit is all. Get you're soldering iron warmed up bro!
Anyone got a close up of one of these two 6-pin block connecters?
Finding the Mac ends is another thing entirely. Standard PC ones are easy!
http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?p=5747343 From Post #85
Bah! They're around... just gotta find them is all. No prob... we gotz internetz.
Here's another with step instructions and part numbers:
Split power off the superdrive Molex and buy one of the $5 eBay cables or get one from your local PC shop.
The 2009 Version dont have a Molex for superdrive bay, They use Sata PowerCable now
So then whats $24 to a $2500-6000 computer?
There are the same cables available that have SATA power on one end instead of the Molex 4-pint tho too.
Does the PC version even work in OSX?