Graphics card problem

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by alwaysryu, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. alwaysryu macrumors newbie

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    I just got a new mac pro dual quad core to replace my single dual core for work. Im trying to pull my Nividi Quadro 4500 out of my old machine that i had installed by apple in to my new machine. i get it all hoked in right but when i turn on my new machine it dosnt detect the display. Any suggestions?
     
  2. MacVidCards Suspended

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    If the old "Dual Core" means a G5...you will need to reflash the 4500 to work in an Intel machine.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Reflash with WHAT? It won't work at all.

    Seven cards work in the Mac Pro.
     
  4. MacVidCards Suspended

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    If you read the post, i'm guessing he has a Dual Core G5 with a Quadro 4500. He will need to flash with the Mac Pro version of the Quadro 4500 ROM.

    The G5 version will already have a 128K chip, so no problem there.

    On your list'o'seven:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=539557&highlight=seven+gpu

    If on the other hand he means he used it on an EFI 32 1,1 or 2,1 Mac Pro and he wonders why it won't work on a EFI 64 3,1 Mac Pro, he is merely OUT OF LUCK as the Q4500 is actually a G70 based card and it is VERY doubtful that Apple/Nvidia will write a ROM for such an old core on athe newer machines. In this case he should sell on Ebay and get a QUadro 5600 or one of the other upgrades. (3870 or 8800GT)
     
  5. alwaysryu thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Sesshi macrumors G3

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  7. alwaysryu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    depressing but thanks for the link
     

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