Flash a EVGA GTX285 from PC to MAC

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by herrpohl, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. herrpohl macrumors newbie

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    Jun 29, 2011
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    Hi,

    I am not really used to flashing VGA cards and I have found a couple of threads debatting about how to achive what - but is there a basic tutorial somewhere on how to get a GTX285 PC version to work in a mac?

    (the right additional power chord is already there)

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. frishen macrumors newbie

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    Jun 23, 2010
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    The flashing is easy, type some commands in terminal and there you go.
    The problem is that the Apple GTX 285 needs a bigger ROM chip (256KB) due to the EFI partition. But a PC GTX 285 only has a 128KB ROM chip.
    To flash your PC GTX 285, you will have to replace your ROM chip first, which requires some soldering work.
     
  3. j-banana macrumors newbie

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    Jul 24, 2011
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    Why even bother flashing . ebay sells an original gtx 285 mac edition for $160
     
  4. smchan macrumors member

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    The ones on ebay for $160 appear to be refurbished. You can buy a refurbished one directly from EVGA for $130 without having to go through the ebay middle-man.

    Sam
     

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