Cheapest single slot video card for MP 1,1?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by CoryTV, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. CoryTV macrumors member

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    Hey, I just upgraded to a 4870/clovertown MP 1,1 special, and I'm also looking to add a 3rd monitor-- so I need a new video card, but I only have 1 slot left open, so it needs to be a true single-slot card.

    I'm just trying to figure out the cheapest card I can put in there and it will work. (Ironically selling my old x1900 on ebay right now, but it's no good to me...)

    Cory
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The bare minimum that I would look at today is the Radeon HD 2600 XT.
     
  3. MacVidCards Suspended

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    2nd on the 2600XT.

    Only single slot Mac card that just works on all machines. (3870 does too now that I think of it, but 3870 needs power and you are out of outlets)

    Used on Ebay for $100 or so.

    Or try Craigslist, sometimes you get lucky. HAS TO BE A MAC ONE.....reg PC one isn't going to help except in WIndows.
     
  4. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    The 3870 Mac&PC Edition is a pretty good choice and it definitely runs on optical bay power due to low demand. The only problem is a fairly noisy fan when you drive it at higher performance.
     
  5. CoryTV thread starter macrumors member

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    I actually have both power outlets open. I ran a molex y from the optical bay through the case, under the fan assembly, so both connectors are open... So I can suppose "whichever of these listed" I can find cheapest, then...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Mac-ATI-2600XT-...emQQptZPCC_Video_TV_Cards?hash=item4cec87d18c

    I see this guy is selling a flashed 2600 XT.. Any info on where to get the right rom? I flashed my 4870 with no issues (that weren't a dumb mistake on my part) so if I could find a good rom, I could pick up a PC 2600 for like $20. Any idea where to find?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It has driver support on the Windows side and it's a good OS X card as well. They're getting rarer to find.
     
  7. 68topls macrumors newbie

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    I got one if you need it

    I have a 2600XT if your interested. It's from my upgraded mac pro and works fine.
     

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