does a made for pc graphic card work?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rezatayebi, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. rezatayebi macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    #1
    i live in iran so it`s not easy for me to buy graphic cards supported by apple. am i able to use a made for pc graphic card on my mac pro?!
    has anyone tried that?!
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #2
    Do a search. This gets asked almost once a day. Many people have posted their experiences.

    The basic short answer is: No, it won't work in OSX at all.
     
  3. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Location:
    Sod off
    #3
    Yes...sort of. Read this thead at the Strangedogs video card flashing forum. Basically, you need -

    A Radeon X1900-class card (It WON'T work with an X1950). It MUST have 512MB VRAM, not 256.

    The X1900XT OEM EFI file from strangedogs.

    Read the thread to make yourself aware of the risks and pitfalls, but you can get one of these working pretty easily if you're careful.

    Just out of curiosity, where do you shop for Apple products in Iran?
     
  4. rezatayebi thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    #4
    Just out of curiosity, where do you shop for Apple products in Iran?[/QUOTE]

    there`s a compony named "Jahan Pardazan" also known as persian apple! They sell and support apple products in iran.they have a very wide range of users. the only problem is the products are 10% to 20% more expensive.
     
  5. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Location:
    Sod off
    #5
    That's interesting....I didn't think Apple had any official specialists in Iran, so it must be difficult to find what you're looking for.
     
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    #6
    10 - 20% markup is actually quite reasonable for a local source. Lots of products have regional distributors that taks 50% and more.
     

Share This Page