Firmware for NVIDIA GTS8800

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sanric, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. sanric, Apr 29, 2013
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    sanric macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody,
    I've come into a eVGA NVIDIA 8800GTS 640MB video card which a friend of mine left apart for upgrading his PC computer.
    I've tried flashing it to make it work on my Mac Pro 1,1 (first model) using nvflash and a 8800GT Mac rom but it doesn't work because the chipset is different: 8800GT has G92 while mine has G80.
    So I'm here stuck searching for a firmware which can run this little jewel; I've even read something interesting at MacVideoCards.com (you can see it here) but the site is nearly broken as far as I can't even send them an email...
    The system is running MacOSX 10.7.5 without hassles.

    Any help?

    Best regards ;)
     
  2. GP-SE macrumors 6502

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    I'm 99% positive Nvidia BIOS chip isn't large enough for EFI.
    the 8800GT Mac Edition had a larger BIOS chip, that's why it worked in OSX with EFI.
     
  3. sanric thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This link makes me think you're wrong... :)
    It's the very same card I own.
     
  4. GP-SE macrumors 6502

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  5. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    That is one misleading listing as well. The 8800GTS 640 is based on an older architecture and is no where as fast as the 8800GT...
     
  6. sanric thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I agree but keep in mind I've come across this board at zero money... :D
     
  7. GP-SE macrumors 6502

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    send "macvideocards" a PM on ebay or here (he's a member here) and ask how much it would cost to send the card to him, have him replace the bios with a larger bios and add EFI.
    since the card was free it wont cost you too much in the end.
     

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