Mac and pc video card at the same time

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

  1. Modplod macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2013
    Northern California
    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


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
  3. donutbagel macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
    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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