Help on installing graphics card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bigpurp, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Bigpurp macrumors member

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    Hi all I just baught a new psu and im getting ready to install my GTX 280, but I have one question. I know os x doesnt support this card (until snow that is), but when im trying to boot into vista to use the card will I be able to see the menu when pressing option at startup? Or do I have to set vista as the default boot on startup?

    Also im not sure if it will work rite away without installing the drivers first so should I do that before I put in the card? thnxx
     
  2. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    All PC Videocards will work in the standard VGA mode because if they didn't, custom builders around the world would be learning to install windows blindly. So this means, you should beable to boot into windows in a low resolution. So later you can install the drivers.

    However, under MacOSX you'll see nothing! The Mac side will simply ignore it. And that means you won't be able to see the bootmenu after powering up, unless you have another monitor attached to the default GFX card.
     

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