How to flash nVidia 8800 GTX for Mac Pro 1,1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Doc Fizzix, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Doc Fizzix macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone, I am so sorry if this topic has already been addressed and if it has been addressed then I am hopping that someone can direct me to the correct thread.

    Here is the situation: I got my hands on an EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX and I want to try and flash the card so that it will work in both OS X and in Winders. So I guess I first need to know if it is even possible to flash the EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX to work in a first generation Mac Pro 1,1 under OS X, and then if it is possible to flash the car to work then where can I find the information on how to do the task?

    In advances, thanks for your help
     
  2. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 6502a

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    Unflashed it will work on a Windows machine. Flashed will work on a Mac.
     
  3. Doc Fizzix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But is it possible to flash and use on a first generation Mac Pro? (1.1)
     
  4. Cindori macrumors 68040

    Cindori

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    really, don't bother


    1. most 8800 cards have too small rom chip and you need to solder a bigger one onto it

    2. it's a pain in the butt to make 8800 rom

    3. the card sucks, it's like 5 years old

    if you dont care, just search this forum, there are topics about the procedure. (cba searching for you...)

    get a 6870, its like 2x the performance and half the noise and heat... (plus it's basically plug and play)
     

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