Mac Pro and GeForce 8800 GTS (640MB)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sidewinder, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. sidewinder macrumors 68020

    sidewinder

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    Folks,

    I just ordered a mac pro and I have a GeForce 8800 GTS (640MB) in my PC currently. Is there any way to get this card to work in my Mac Pro?

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
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    Flash it with the 8800GT ROM. Depending on the ordered Mac Pro, you'll need the EFI32 or EFI64 ROM.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's the G80 good sir.
     
  4. sidewinder thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Does that mean I can't get it to work?

    I am getting a FA970LL/A which is a Mac Pro 2.8 8CX/2X1G/320/2600XT-USA if that helps.

    S-
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It'll work under Windows but it can't be flashed to work in OS X.
     
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    Hang on, so then what's the model that isn't the 8800 GT that can be flashed?
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The G92 based 8800GT and GTS (256/512 MB).
     
  8. Chilz0r macrumors regular

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    I think the Quadro FX5600 is G80 based. I've never heard of anybody doing it to the 8800GTS 640mb cards but you might be able to use the firmware from that and flash it to the GTS if it has a 128k ROM chip etc. etc...
     
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