GTX 680 w/backplate fit in mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ScrappyCoco, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. ScrappyCoco macrumors newbie

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    hello im wondering if this card will fit in a 2012 mac pro in the bottom slot?
     
  2. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    i can confirm this too if it's the evga ftw one
     
  3. ScrappyCoco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i installed a 680 in the slot were the 5770 was and now my fans go crazy but when moved to the next x16 slot the fans act good is this normal?
     
  4. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    ^^^ No, but on some Mac's it seems to happen.
     
  5. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Several people have reported this with aftermarket video cards. A few have reported this even with official Apple 5770 and 5870 video cards.

    So far, the only solutions seem to be:
    1) After bootup, run any program that works the card.
    2) Cold boot into Windows, then reboot into OS X.
    3) Use slot 2 as you've done.
     
  6. MacVidCards Suspended

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    I wonder if we could figure out which machines/boot roms are affected?

    I DID notice that hardware monitor app (Pro version, or whatever, the one you pay for) has a "GPU %" entry near bottom of screen that appears on 4,1/5,1 but does not on a 3,1. So AGPM would have different info to decide on fan speeds.
     

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