Dead MP 1,1 needs video card?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by palmanew2mac, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. palmanew2mac macrumors newbie

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    I have read many posts on upgrade/substitute video cards for original mac pro 1,1. I just purchased a mac pro 1,1 2006 and now it won't boot...no chime...led light comes on...fans come on...superdrive comes on...then sits. This is my first try with a mac.

    What video card can I use?

    Will the newer substitutes allow the system to recognize the card and boot?

    Thanks,
     
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    I think someone in the forums marketplace was giving away a free nVidia 7300 which is the stock default video card for that mac pro.

    You can use
    nVidia GeForce 7300 GT
    ATI x1900xt
    nVidia 8800GT (Mac Pro First Gen Edition, not the 2008 MP 8-Core version).

    I *believe& the ATI 2600 may also be compatible for the first gen Mac Pros
    I think even some newer cards may work too if you have the right ROM file.
     
  3. palmanew2mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help...I'll look for the 7300.
     
  4. Mr_Ed macrumors 6502

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    FWIW, Apple's HD4870 also works on the MacPro1,1. It's expensive but it does work well.
     
  5. palmanew2mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help.

    I had seen it, and then I noticed the cost. I would like to get a card for less, but in the end...whatever works best.
     
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