Mac Pro ('08) graphics card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rastersize, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. rastersize macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'm in the process of buying a Mac Pro (early 08) and I have a 8800GT (PC) which has the right amount of ROM memory to be flash for the Mac. My questions are:
    • The ATi 2600 XT which the Pro comes with by default, can I put it in an ordinary PC or do I have to flash it before (and in that case is it even possible to flash it?).
    • I'm planning on using more than two monitors in the future and I don't think I'll need another 8800GT but rather a low-end card. So what are my options? I guess that my PC nvidia 7300LE won't work or will it (need flashing?)? I don't want to use the default ATi card as I will use Boot Camp for Windows and Windows just hate it if you use graphic cards from different vendors.

    Is it possible to get a Mac 7300LE anywhere (they still work in the '08 model right?)? Preferably in Sweden or somewhere in Europe.

    Many thanks in advance
    rastersize
     
  2. tonyl macrumors 6502

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    1. Mac ATI 2600xt works in PC, you don't need to flash it.

    2. probably won't work.
     
  3. rastersize thread starter macrumors member

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    1. Great!
    2. Ok :/. But that was what I expected. Well, I'll deal with it when the time comes for the third monitor.

    Thanks!
     
  4. wheezy macrumors 65816

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    Just keep the ATI that came with it for the 3rd and 4th Monitors...

    EDIT - Unless you can't mix and match NVidia and ATI. And I'm pretty sure you can't. I'm not a graphics expert though, I only play one on TV.
     
  5. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    You can under OS X easily, I had a 7300 GT and HD2600 XT together for a long time. Windows was iffier for me at first, but eventually that worked too.
     

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