Mac Pro graphics card failing? pics

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by atlfokus, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. atlfokus macrumors newbie

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    Sep 22, 2010
    #1
    I need some help here folks. I was sitting at my computer today when it all of a sudden took a dump on me.

    Specs:
    MacPro3,1
    Dual processor 2.8 Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    10gb RAM

    Graphics:
    [​IMG]

    I already tested it on different monitors and it comes up the same on all. I took a screenshot and it looks normal.
    This is what the screen looks like now:

    [​IMG]

    From what research I've done, it seems like my graphics card is going out. I just thought it couldn't hurt to stop by here and ask you guys before I purchase a new one. Also, if you have any recommendations as to what card to get next I'd appreciate it. I use it for Final Cut Studio, CS5, etc.

    Any help is appreciated.

    -ap
     
  2. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

    ildondeigiocchi

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Location:
    Montreal
    #2
    Your graphics card is definitely dead/dying. You need to change it as soon as you can. I would strongly suggest the Apple ATI Radeon 5870 Graphics Upgrade Kit. Here's the link it's a great card or if you want something cheaper there's always the 5770. Both are great cards and a tremendous improvement over the ATI 2600.

    Link: ATI 5870: ATI RADEON 5870 GRAPHICS UPGRADE KIT

    ATI 5770: ATI RADEON 5770 GRAPHICS UPGRADE KIT
     
  3. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    #3
    Yea, certainly seems like it's dying.

    Also.. holy ***** at your dock :p
     

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