cheap grapics card for Mac Pro 1.1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Axel90, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Axel90 macrumors newbie

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    Hey!
    I just signed up in order to find some help.
    Currently I got a 7300GT in my Mac Pro 1,1.
    Yesterday, I installed El Capitan. However, the system crashes continually.
    So I'm looking for a cheap graphics card which runs fine with El Capitan.
    I don't need graphics power; I just do the normal office stuff.
    Can you tell me which one I should get?
    Would be awesome!
     
  2. abdyfranco macrumors regular

    abdyfranco

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    If you don't need an EFI flashed graphics card, you can buy an Nvidia GeForce 1030, it's relatively inexpensive, you can find it new for even for $75, and it's enough for everyday tasks and even some light gaming. If you have another PCI-e free slot, you can have both cards installed, I have a GT 120 installed next to the GT 1030 for when I need to use the Boot Manager.
     
  3. AL1630 macrumors 6502

    AL1630

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    I run the nvidia quadro 8800GT in mine, it runs El Cap really well, and can do some light gaming on the windows side on occasion. I got the mac version for around 65 or 70 dollars on eBay.
     
  4. orph macrumors 68000

    orph

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    a nvidia gt 630 from ebay (not a fake one) if you can grab one under £20-30 or a GTX 660 for under £50(will need one mac power cable)
    you wont have boot display but thats the kind of good cheep options with little fuss with native osx drivers in osx10.11

    or a GT120 (think there's only mac versions of that card) i see on ebay for £60
     

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