how to test 7300 gt video card?

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  1. i-rui, Dec 1, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2014

    i-rui macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2010
    I have a few 7300GT video cards that were pulled from first gen Mac Pro's when they were upgraded. They have been sitting around for some time, and i'm looking to sell them on eBay.

    Since these were not my personal machines i'm not aware if there was any issues with these cards. They all boot up fine, but i'd like to give them a decent test to see filter out any bad cards before selling them off.

    Unfortunately there is no video test with the ASD suite for first gen Mac Pros. I was looking at trying to run some bench tests with a third party program, but the ones i've looked at (GPUtest & Luxmark) won't work (the 7300 doesn't support OpenCL for Luxmark, not sure why GPUTest doesn't work...)

    Any ideas on a test that i can put the cards through?

    thanks in advance.
  2. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2013
    DMV Area
    Do you have any spare PC towers lying around? When I received my 1,1, the 7300 GT was fried. Did a card bake and threw it in my spare Core 2 Quad PC just to see if it was ok. Ran a few stress tests (Luxmark, etc) and it was alright. It ended up dying about 3 weeks later because of overheating and a poorly done bake, but you shouldn't have those issues if your cards are ok. The way I see it, any issue at all, bad card.
  3. i-rui thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2010
    thanks for the reply. I'm hoping for a OSX solution. When i try to run Luxmark on OS X it says there is no OpenCL device.
  4. theitsage Suspended

    Aug 28, 2005
    Not worth the effort and headache. Most Mac Pro users will not consider buying a 7300 card at this point. eBay & Paypal recently announced a 180 day return policy. Therefore, a sale is not technically done until half a year later.

    Ask yourself if you're wiling to put in the time and costs to sell a product with very low demand and high failure rate.
  5. i-rui thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2010
    so even if i list the cards as not having any guarantee with "no returns" a buyer could still return it?

    that's ludicrous.
  6. theitsage, Dec 2, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2014

    theitsage Suspended

    Aug 28, 2005
    eBay has not been seller friendly for a long time (only positive feedback can be left for buyers, fees keep going up, etc...)

    To simply put, sellers need eBay to get their products out there and eBay's sole focus is to acquire more visits.

    You can write "no return" in your listing for sure. Judging by the intention of this post, you'd like to sell these 7300s as working cards after testing them. That, my friend, is how they're gonna get ya.
  7. i-rui, Dec 2, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2014

    i-rui thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2010
    the last time i listed an item on ebay i could swear there was an option to list the item as having 'no returns'.

    did ebay remove that? (or am i just imagining that?)

    if i don't sell them on ebay, i'll just sell them via craigslist or kijiji. my original question still remains. i'd like to test out the cards before listing them as i don't want to sell any bum cards.

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