Mac Pro 1,1 need help

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by gek.junxu, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. gek.junxu macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2015
    So recently I bought a not functional Mac Pro 1,1 at $50 just to try to revive it for fun. It did not came with a GPU, and had a constant white light while turned on. No chime.
    When I press the diag button, trickle and EFI GD lights up but not GPU.
    Just wondering if I put an unsupported GPU, like a HD 5450, will a working mac have any image displayed or will have GPU light on?
    When I took it apart to clean, I found out that the heat sink compound under the MCH heat sink has dried up.
    Could it be that due to long term usage that the MCH could have been overheated and died?
    Or has anyone encountered a similar problem before?
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009
    Get yourself a copy of sevice manual (scribd or and start troubleshooting. There is many possibilites of dead parts inside this computer. Ensure that replacement ones are 100% confirmed working (and compatible, e.g Quad Rank memory won't work in 1,1 - 3,1).
    IIRC GPU present diode will light up only with EFI card.
    5450 isn't a good choice because it won't work in OS X without editing AMD drivers.

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