Has anyone picked up the nvidia 8800gt card directly from an apple retail store?

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  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I was wondering has anyone picked up the nvidia 8800gt for the mac pro card directly from an apple retail store??
     
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  3. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    A sales person at the Soho store told me I have to order it online.
     
  4. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    I asked in an Apple store what BTO options they did and
    they said just hard drives and memory.
     
  5. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Oh, ok I was just curious. I currently have the 8800gt card on order from the apple store online and not shipping until april 3rd.

    Damn why does it take 2 months to get a separate card!!!
     
  6. Jonny427 macrumors regular

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    They want you to buy the entire machine, thats why :D
     
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  8. ouali macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody,

    Yes, I did!
    I tried my luck ringing local apple store and found that they had one in stock.
    Went there and got it within an hour.
    Installed it on my new MP. Perfect!

    :D
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Picture of the receipt with your forum name written on it, please.

    Sorry, but since they never carry anything but RAM and HDDs, I'm a little curious as to how an Apple Store got a standalone 8800 GT.
     
  10. ouali macrumors newbie

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    I see....

    Well, first thing first, you should say "Hi, welcome to the forum as a newbie", "Congratulations for your card, hope you're enjoying it...blabla", instead of asking for proof and making false allegation about apple retail store with what they sell and don't sell.
    :rolleyes:
     
  11. PowerMike G5 macrumors 6502

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    I'd believe this. I have been able to pick up, form the Apple Store, the X1900XT when it first came out as a kit.

    And it had the same wait time too when it first came out.

    But yes, it's probably slim pickin's out there right now.
     
  12. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    the x1900xt was in stock ALOT at the local apple stores, HOWEVER the apple suppliers dont carry these cards in their retail stores as the upgrade kit.

    The only way a customer can get one is to purchase the highest end model with it preinstalled.

    I generally think apple is keeping a close eye on these newer upgrade cards (either means a revised one with support for all generation macpros or to see how it is working out returns/doas/etc)

    could mean alotof things but generally MOST are not gonna carry the card in stores.
     
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    so can i put this in my 1st gen 2.66 quad mac pro?
     
  14. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    My apologies. Let me go back and do that...

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    ...

    I'm not saying that again. :D Welcome.
     
  15. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    unfortunately not yet.

    supposedly there is a revision for the older models. a Legacy edition to support the previous 4 & 8 core systems


    the issue i think Apple is trying to address (on the Apple store page it says only compatable with PCI-E 2.0 slots, which the previous gen do not have; though PCI-E 1.1 and 2.0 are backwards/forwards compatible)
    its address the 64bit of data/info on the lane itself assuming the 1.1 cannot handle/address it fully and since its a point-to-point bidirectional lane, either 32bit or 64bit....it can only address that amount on the lane.

    So apples alittle non-specific about the whole "Only compatible with PCIe 2.0 Lane" is a bit misleading...since again its backwards compatible but the 32bit/64bit addressing is really the main issue i believe.
     
  16. rhyx macrumors 6502

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    No
     
  17. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    thanks for the reply. so what would happen if you put this in the 1st gen mac pro anyways?
     
  18. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    to be honest I personally would guess that no video signal would show.
    my guess is that perhaps it will work if you have XP or Vista installed via Bootcamp and load up the Leopard Disc (which has the 2.0 Drivers on it) and see if it will run there.
    But thats another one of those situations where its tricky and messy.

    BUt i doubt that method would work either because of the 64 vs 32, its like trying to i guess fit 500Gbs on a 250Gb drive, in retrospect. (bad analogy but off the top of my head)

    All in all the video signal probably wont be read by the bootloader it might show the grey screen but thats it and go blank from that point.
     
  19. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    They had these in stock at the Bluewater store in the UK last week although they wasn't allowed to sell me one as they were for "upgrades" for people that purchased Mac Pro's.

    how very anal, ive thrown my dollie out the pram now and wont get one :D (besides I never *needed* one anyway)
     
  20. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I noticed on the online apple store that its showing 1-2 weeks of delivery time as to the 5-7 weeks. I ordered mine last month and hoping that I get bumped up quicker for the shipment. I'm so eager for this card to play crysis!! and a few other games as well.
     
  21. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502

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    Where do you find this on the online store? I just want to buy it without BTO.
     
  22. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Check in the "Displays" section.
     
  23. Sepharial macrumors newbie

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    Odd.. mine was ordered 9th of Jan and is backordered (atm) to 9th of April. If this is true then i wonder what the heck they are doing. :confused:
     
  24. krye macrumors 68000

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    In other words.... "just as we thought"
     
  25. ouali macrumors newbie

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    I thought some photos are better than words


    :cool:
     

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