Help Flash GeForce GTX 970 OC Edition for Mac Pro 3,1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Kro97, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Kro97 macrumors newbie

    Kro97

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    Hi internet,

    I've been working on fixing my Mac Pro from not working to working. Now I've come to the graphics card, I have one of those little ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT cards in it now but it's acting funny so time for a new card. I have a ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 970 OC edition card that I would like to use instead. I'd like to flash the card so I can still have access to boot up commands and the boot screen but I do not know how.
    Tell me what you need to know/what to do.

    Thank you,
     
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  3. nigelbb, Jun 22, 2016
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    nigelbb macrumors 6502a

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    The GTX970 should work OK as long as you have the Nvidia web drivers installed it just won't have about screen. The ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT card is a single slot card so provided you have a spare slot then put the GTX970 in slot 1 & the ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT in one of the other slots. If you absolutely need a boot screen then connect your monitor to the 2600 but otherwise just boot up normally with it connected to the GTX970. To save on heat, noise & power f you rarely need to access the boot screen then you might want to just keep the 2600 on the shelf & only put it in the system when you need it.

    Here is a link to a comprehensive article on using a PC GTX970 in a Mac Pro posted by MVC's friends at Create Pro http://create.pro/blog/how-to-insta...x-titan-x-980-ti-980-970-or-960-in-a-mac-pro/
     
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