Dual DVI Video Card Replacement for mid 2008 Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by blarian, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. blarian macrumors newbie

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    I bought a Mac Pro (One Quad-Core) in April 2008 from Apple.

    I had a GeForce 8800 GT in there for the dual DVI to use dual monitors.

    However, yesterday the card died. Red dots on the screen, yellow squiggly lines followed by locking up after a few seconds to minutes of booting the machine.

    The problem is the 8800 GTs aren't available ANYWHERE right now.

    So, I'm looking for a replacement.

    I ordered this yesterday on a whim (I saw several people with this listed in their profile as working with Mac Pro): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003XQFXBE/ref=oss_product

    Can anyone confirm that the EAH4870/2DI/1GD5 works with my Mac Pro?

    IF not, what are my other options?
     
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    It might work, but you'd have to flash it. There's also a 4870 available from Apple, as well as the 5770.

    You might also try baking your 8800 GT. :)
     
  3. blarian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I see this, but it's not dual DVI: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB999ZM/A

    How difficult is flashing? I don't have access to a computer really other than a very slow mac laptop that I'm using now. Can flashing be done on that?
     
  4. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    A little late for asking about compatibility, don't you think? :D:p

    Anyway, if you don't wanna mess around with flashing and want to have a card that just works, buy the Apple 5770.

    $250 for the same performance as the 4870 and with three display outputs for up to 3 times 2560x1600, and yes if you wish three times DVI with the right adapters.
     
  5. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

    Rt&Dzine

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    There are some new 2nd gen GeForce 8800 GT Mac versions for sale on eBay.
     
  6. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You'd be nuts to buy another Nvidia 8800, they are all prone to the same failure.
     

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