Confusion regarding flashing a 5870

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Ommid, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Ommid macrumors 6502

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    Hi all

    Looking to flash an XFX 5870 using 587XZF18_uakari.rom

    But all the discussions regarding this seem to be old and I get a feeling that there is some indication that as of 10.6.6 there is no need to actually flash the card and you can simply install it, is this right or wrong?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ommid thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. Synthabusion macrumors newbie

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    I don't remember if I was using 10.6.6 or something before but I definitely had to flash mine.
     
  4. Cindori macrumors 68040

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  5. Ommid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know, applied 2 days ago, still waiting for approval.
     
  6. Ommid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, realised I need those stupid cables for the graphics card so another hurdle :(

    At least the card looks nice :D
     
  7. Goshawk macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I recently installed a 5870 in my early 2009 Mac Pro (card purchased from other world computing) running snow leopard and did not have to flash the video card to get it to work.

    Hope this helps.:apple:
     
  8. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    Well of course you don't need to flash an Apple card...
     

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