Mac and pc video card at the same time

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Modplod, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Modplod macrumors newbie

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    I just acquired a 3.1 2.8ghz quad core Mac Pro at what I thought was a decent price.......I know it is an older machine but it is a step up from my 2006 iMac and within my budget...$400

    I was researching upgrading the video card from the stock ati 2600 pro to a pc non flashed video card. I have read about not being able to see the boot screen and was wondering if it would be possible to retain the ati card in a different slot and attach it to a separate monitor so the boot screen would be visible. I have tried to search the forums for this but probably have not phrased the question ptroperly.
     
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

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  3. donutbagel macrumors 6502a

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    In addition, you can use the 2600 with version of Mac OS that don't support the generic GPU. In my case, it's a GTX 650 Ti Boost that only runs in 10.8.4 and (maybe) 10.8.3, probably 10.9 as well.
     

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