Fusion and Graphics question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by fredr500, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. fredr500 macrumors regular

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    I have Fusion installed on my mac pro and am having no problems. I am using 2 monitors, and usually run OS X on one, windows on the other, with the stock mac Pro adapter.

    I have a brand new ATI FireGL V3400 PCIexpress adapter that is not being used. I'm wondering, can I add that and a third monitor and devote it to a Windows/Fusion only window so I can have 2 OS X windows? Or do I need to add an Apple adapter?

    Just trying to use what I have laying around.

    thanks
    Fred
     
  2. fredr500 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried...

    Since there were no replies, and the card was just sitting here, I gave it a go.

    No luck. Of course OS X didn't recognize it, but it did know there was a card in the slot and told me what the performance was. But it didn't put an image on the display.

    Then I tried to load the ATI drivers under the XP Fusion window. It told me there was no hardware found.

    Oh well, at least now I know.

    Anyone want to buy an ATI FireGL V3400, or trade an X1900 for it?

    Or I just wait for the new graphics card and buy it.

    Fred
     
  3. dkoralek macrumors 6502

    dkoralek

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    Both VMWare and Parallels, to my knowledge, simulate graphics through OS X, so it doesn't matter whether the card would work directly in windows (say through boot camp).

    cheers.
     

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