Hmm... different cards for each OS? Possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Chone, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Chone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    I'm wondering if it would be possible to use 2 videocards in my Mac Pro, the original 7300GT for OS X and a 2nd videocard for Windows... the reason for this is I don't really want to pony up 400$ for a Mac X1900XT when I could get something like a X1950Pro (when its out) for half the cash or so...

    So is it possible? Is it as simple as putting both cards in and forgetting about it? What must be done?
  2. aiongiant macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    from what i gather
    i belive it's possible to use 2 differnt card one per OS
    the problem is i think if OSX doesn't have the driver for the card or a driver to sub in.. it will do a kernel panic... i think havn't tried this out yet myself
  3. knome macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2006
    no it won't kernel panic, it'll just ignore the card.

    Someone already tested it with a 7900 GT and a 7300
  4. aiongiant macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    there a problem with the 7950
    someone here claims it casues a kernal panic when booting to osx but in windows it's working perfectly
    ppl were saying casue osx dones't have drivers for it apprently?

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