Flash PC 7300GT

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cccc, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. cccc macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    #1
    Hi,

    Anyone have the firmware or the instructions required to flash a PC 7300 GT for use in a Mac Pro?

    Thanks.
     
  2. cccc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040

    Pressure

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Location:
    Denmark
    #4
    An EFI firmware will not fit on a standard bios 64k ROM chip.

    You probably have to solder a new ROM chip on the graphic card to flash it.

    Mac ROMs are 128k, containing both EFI and BIOS while a standard PC ROM is only 64k.
     
  5. yeroen macrumors 6502a

    yeroen

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2007
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    #5
    Or you could just blow your $150 wad on a new Apple-OEM 7300GT from the online Apple store.
     
  6. Pressure macrumors 68040

    Pressure

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Location:
    Denmark
    #6
    Would be better off with the Radeon HD 2600 XT (assuming it works).
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #7
    [embedguide]Video_Card_Upgrades_for_Mac_Pro_%28Mid_2006%29[/embedguide]
     
  8. cccc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    #8
    Thanks. 2600XT probably sounds like a better idea considering it's faster and cheaper.
     

Share This Page