Mac Pro 1.1 video card crapped out

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by avinator, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. avinator macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2006
    My gt7300 crapped out on my mac pro 1.1. i can only boot in safe mode and I want to get a new card without breaking the bank. The ati hd 5770 can be had for about 250.00 but I want to get something under 100

    Would a 8800 gt perform much much better better than my old 7300 ? I know they made a couple of version and I want to make sure I am getting the right one.

    Another alternative would be to get a flashed card but i don't ant any problems down the road...
  2. fouel macrumors member

    May 14, 2008
    8800GT in Mac pro 1,1 is better than 7300GT.
    Want to flash ?
    Google it or go to netkas place, many people posted the know-how.
    8800GT rom for Mac Pro 1,1--->here
  3. OS6-OSX macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2004
    You should search this forum on posts about the 8800gt. You may be setting your 1,1 up for a double "crapper"!
  4. GermanyChris macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
  5. avinator thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2006
    Can anyone recommend a card under $150 which would work right out of the box ? I game a little but not much...
  6. Macsonic macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2009
    When I had my 2006 1.1 Mac Pro my 7300GT was replaced twice. It's a weak card and does not have a built in fan design wise. I then replaced it with a Radeon 2600XT and worked fine. I think this card goes for $90 to $120. You can also try the Radeon 3870 which is below the $150 price range.
  7. avinator, Jul 4, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013

    avinator thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2006
    Thanks. Think i'll bite the bullet and get the ati 5770... it's almost $250.00 but it seems like about the only game in town if I want to get an Apple card..

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