Mac Pro 2006 Graphics Card upgrade help PLEASE!!!

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  1. Adam.Lewin, Dec 29, 2013
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    Adam.Lewin macrumors newbie

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    Hey, i just bought a 2007 mac pro and i want to upgrade the graphics card in it but i have called so many tech places where i live and all say that it cant be upgraded because its considered 'vintage' but i think that this computer is still a great computer! just needs the graphics to be upgraded.

    i have been watching videos on people upgrading there graphics card with pc cards, but they lose the boot screen. i dont see this as an issue but is there other things i should be considering with buying a card and installing.

    i have also seen a video with this card "Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition 3GB DDR5" and it comes with the drivers on a CD. would this be as simple as installing the drivers and the card or is there other thing i need to consider?

    thank you for your time! Please get back to me! any help will be much appreciated! thank you
     
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  3. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    Congrats on your Mac Pro purchase. You can also get the Radeon 5870 as it also works in the 2006 Mac Pro http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1002004
     
  4. Adam.Lewin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay i will consider that! thank you! also what are your thoughts on the graphics card that i mentioned, this is the video i seen and made me considered it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gUKpOJoJD4

    Thank you for all your help!
     
  5. Adam.Lewin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! i also though i couldn't run mavericks. or is there a way i can?
     
  6. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    10.9.1 on Mac Pro 2006 and newer

    You can rather easily install Mavericks 10.9.1 on ANY Mac Pro:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1598176

    I've tried it myself and can confirm it works. I have a flashed ATI 4870 in my 2006 and Mavericks works beautifully.

    You have a user called Tiamo for this juicy development :)

    FireArse
     
  7. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    Hi Adam. The Radeon 7950 might work on your 2006 Mac Pro as long as you have OS 10.8.3 installed as that is where the driver starts for this card unless I am wrong. I think there might be a way to install 10.8.3 on a 2006 Mac Pro. Try checking it HERE
     

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