Flashing a Saphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 to Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by npaisnel, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. npaisnel macrumors member

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    OK, yes I have ..and am currently searching other places.
    Found a thread here comparing 4870 to a 5770..but no info on flashing hat I have yet found.

    I have a 2008 Mac pro 8 Core Xeon 3.0Ghz, with a pair of ATI 2600's and want to upgrade..but at moment..not worked for 6 moths due broken arm..so no cash.

    But I do have these two cards sitting here:
    GT8800...blue PCB not compatible :(
    HD 4870..pic attached..is this compatible

    have seen one thread about flashing these same named but different looking cards..but doing it on the Mac.

    Since I the Mac is a home machine..and the GF uses it I don't want to risk doing anything wrong on the mac..and screwing it up..the current cards anyway..so

    Anyone got any advice / links for doing this flash on a PC?

    i did read about flashing GT8800's on PC via dos, I have plenty of spare pc's around


    Thanks guys
     

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  2. gpzjock macrumors 6502a

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    Take a wander over to Netkas.org, they helped me flash a Sapphire Vapor-x HD 4870 exactly like the one you pictured.
     
  3. npaisnel thread starter macrumors member

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    Will have a look and see if I can find a forum there again. I had been looking there before and thought it was just a single page blog, with an archive down the RHS
     
  4. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    There's a teeny word 'forum' on the right hand side of the main page.
     
  5. npaisnel thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, thanks. Spotted it now. Almost deliberately designed to be hard to find,
     
  6. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    My thoughts exactly, deja vu alright :D
     
  7. Dsold macrumors newbie

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    You will find how to flash your card with Netkas.org? I do not like I can not get there registration. A link to a roms card is here - http://forums.macrumors.com/posts/7271105/
    But this page does not open I wrote "You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action.". What the ... ???
     
  8. Dsold macrumors newbie

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    Friends, tell me, where you can take a poppy firmware for the Radeon HD 4870 512Mb.
    Thanks for the help.
     

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