Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 in Mac Pro 4.1

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Kipsley, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Kipsley macrumors member

    Kipsley

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    Hi guys.

    I bought a Gigabyte GeForce 980 for my stock 4.1 Mac Pro, but it came with the wrong power cables as these are for a Windows machine. I went to my local computer shop but they don't have the ones to fit a Mac and the salesman said I had to be careful with regards the power draw. He also said if not done right I could hurt my Mac.

    So I look on Ebay and find 6 pin to 8 pin cables available from China with the right plugs, so my question is ....... Will any 6 pin to 8 pin power cable for a video card do the job?

    I know I need two of them and to use both the extra power plugs in the Mac.

    I'm not tech savvy at all and I have read the posts but they seem very technical and deal with a GTX 980Ti and my card is just a GTX 980 (No "Ti" prefix).
     
  2. Kipsley thread starter macrumors member

    Kipsley

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    Thank you!!! I have ordered two cables from Ebay. Do I need to go online and find and instal the Driver, or will the Mac do that automatically?
     
  3. pastrychef macrumors 601

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