Installing graphics card - where to plug in?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by camhabib, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. camhabib macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    #1
    I just picked up the Apple LED display with camera, etc, as well as a new 4870 card to use it on my early 2009 Mac Pro with. I went to install it and ran into a bit of an issue. There is already one graphics card installed, two Superdrives, and 4 hard drives. The 4870 requires both power slots on the board, meaning I'd have to unplug my current graphics card to power it. This would be ok, except I'm now running three displays and need both cards. Where's the best place to pull power from in a case like this?
     
  2. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

    Joined:
    May 15, 2006
    #2
    I think people normally getting the extra power from one of the DVD drives – not sure where to go if you're using the extra one.
     
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

    bozz2006

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    Location:
    Minnesota

Share This Page