Early 2008 Mac Pro Graphics Card Upgrade

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  1. SB500 macrumors newbie

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    I recently just purchased one of the early 2008 mac pro Desktops, model number MA970LL/A and am trying to upgrade the video card in it. It comes standard with an ATI Radeon HD 2600 xt, and I would like to upgrade to an ATI Radeon HD 4870. I don't know that it will work though, I know that the NVIDEA that comes standard in the early 2009 Mac Pro does not work in the early 2008 Model. Does anyone have any information on this or know if that will work?
     
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  3. SB500 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I actually did read that before I posted, I guess I just wasn't sure about the requirements it listed for the early 2008, I don't know a lot about this stuff, so I apologize. Is that something I would have to by specifically from apple? or are the newegg ones that are a lot cheaper different? I am really not trying to be a bother, just trying to get more info.
     
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    The NewEgg ones don't work at all. You would need to flash them, and if you're not confident in your ability to do that, you can't do it.
     
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