mac pro 3.0 video card replacement

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  1. hansolo1l5, Jun 29, 2011
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    hansolo1l5 macrumors newbie

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    hello,
    I have a mac pro xeon quad computer, running snow leopard.

    my mac pro's 8800gt recently crapped out and i bought an msi radeon 5770 to replace it with since i read that 5770's are compatible with these machines. however i cannot get it to display any video with the new card. the computer boots, i hear the apple chime just no video. ive tried using the displayport adapter to dvi, the dvi to vga adapter and just plain dvi and nothing. do i need to flash the bios on the card to get it to work with the mac? what am i doing wrong here.

    thanks
     
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    MSI is a PC brand. You can't use PC cards in Mac's, unless you either flash them or use injectors to simulate EFI firmware.

    You want the easy route, head over to Apple.com/store and buy the Apple 5770.

    else head over to the golden guide in my signature.
     
  3. hansolo1l5, Jun 29, 2011
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    hansolo1l5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    definitely don't mind flashing ive done it before. having gone through the guide it looks like i can do all the flashing via my windows 7 pc with the 5770 in there, however the guide talks about 4xxx series where can i grab the tools and necessary files for a 5770?
     
  4. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    yes. Zeus can not flash 5000 series yet.

    head over to netkas.org to look for firmwares, or make your own.
     
  5. hansolo1l5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    curious reading over in the netkas forums. most of the rom's are made for xfx or sapphire cards. does a rom have to be manufacturer specific or can those roms be flashed to my msi card. thanks for answering all my questions.
     
  6. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    answer is in golden guide.






    read through the netkas forum threads for success stories.
     

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