GT120 in Woodcrest Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dlewis23, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. dlewis23 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a Woodcrest Mac pro this morning. 2 2.66 GHz dual core Xeon's with a x1900XT graphics card.

    A friend of mine bought a new Mac Pro over the weekend and his came with a GT120, he bought a 4870 in store, and installed it him self, so he has the GT120 laying around.

    I was gonna get it from him and put it in my Mac Pro, I was wondering if it will actually work in my older Mac Pro.

    I don't see a reason why it wouldn't, but its better to ask and make sure.
     
  2. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    if he's your friend, why don't you just have him give the card to you and you can find out?
     
  3. dlewis23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We are kinda separated by a few states. I wanted to make sure it would work before having him spend the time shipping it, and me spending the money to ship it.
     
  4. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    From what I found, it officially only works in the 2009 Mac Pro but people have said it works in the 2008 Mac Pro. If you have a 2007 Mac Pro, I don't know if it will work.
     
  5. MacVidCards Suspended

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    Most likely a No-Go, due to the EFI-32/64 issue.

    In fact , I am 99% confident that it won't work.
     
  6. dlewis23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If it wont work, what are my graphic card upgrade options?

    I know I can do a 3870, but I would like to have something that is openCL compatible.

    I have heard people say that the 4870 is compatible with it.
     
  7. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    OWC ran a test on it and it did not run in the MP1,1 and MP2,1. Check their blog if you want to read it from the horses mouth.

    http://blog.macsales.com/tag/nvidia-geforce-gt-120

    A flashed 4870 or an Apple original will work. Each version has some pros and cons. Both will need 2 slots and two PCIe power cables.
     

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