Install ATI 5770 into a 2009 Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 3587, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. 3587 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2008
    What is all needed to install the new 5770 in my 2009 Mac Pro? I should be receiving it tomorrow in the mail... Thanks.
  2. schulmaster macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Assuming you bought the Apple sanctioned/compatible upgrade kit, everything you need will be in the box. Start by pulling off the side panel, and focus your attention on the middle section of the case.
    1.Unplug AUX power connector that's in your card( may not have one if your current card uses <75W)
    2. Unscrew the PCIe card bracket, pull it off.
    3. take out the old card, put in the new, assuring all ports are flush w/ the back of the machine. The 5770 uses one 6-pin power connector, so plug that in.
    4. Put your card bracket back on, and you should be ready to boot the machine.

    If you didn't buy the Apple upgrade kit, you may have to flash the card which is discussed in other threads.
  3. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2008
    Sweet. Thanks. That's what I was looking for... I'm currently running a GT 120 and a GTX 285, but with the new ACD 27" I need the 5770. So it should be just plug and play then... Good.


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