Graphic card replacement

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Dnix, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Dnix macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    I'm having issues. From reading the forums, I think it may be the 5770 I put in recently.

    Say I were to wait until they update the Mac Pro's. What are the chances they will replace it with the new "standard" card?

    Whatever it ends up being....68xx or something.

  2. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007
    None at all I'd imagine!

    Given I can walk in and grab a 4870 and thats last gen!
  3. blunti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2011
    they will most likely use the 6xxx series since the 7xxx is due nowish and we all know apple "prefers" previous gen cards when dealin' with the MP :p
  4. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Most likely zero chance. Apple will replace with what you bought originally. Rarely do they ever "upgrade" anyone. They will give you a HD from 2004 if it was the original model your Mac shipped with and they have to fix something under warranty. They have a very struct "We will not upgrade" policy apparently.
    What issues are you having anyway? Or are you already resigned to not wanting to fix it?
  5. Dnix thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    It's a 2009 and I bought a 5770 for it. Not long after, my screen starts freezing. The mouse works, I can move the cursor. But you are unable to interact with anything. Not in the program, not in the OS, nothing.

    Sometimes there's a spinning beach ball, if I'm lucky. :rolleyes:

    It used to happen once in a blue moon, but it's getting worse lately.

    The 5770 is the last major upgrade I made, since the problem began. I couldn't find too many people with the same problem. But the few threads I did, most people thought it was probably the graphics card.
  6. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    How about getting it replaced under warranty.

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