Mac Pro Newbie

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jlab13, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. jlab13 macrumors newbie

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    Is there any possible way to use other video cards in the new Mac Pro? Just curious. I have a Nvidia GTX 280 just going to waste. Would be so nice to have a card like that in this computer.
    Thanks!
     
  2. p.luik macrumors regular

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    Wont work on a mac, sorry. There are other options for the mac pro's though.

    1. NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB of GDDR3 memory, PCI Express 2.0, one Mini DisplayPort, and one dual-link DVI port

    2. ATI Radeon HD 4870 with 512MB of GDDR5 memory, PCI Express 2.0, one Mini DisplayPort, and one dual-link DVI port
     
  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    It would work under Windows, but not OS X. :(
     
  4. jlab13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I bought it with 2 x GT 120s. If I put my GTX 280 in it to use just for windows, what would happen when I'm in OSX? Would it just be ignored? Or cause lots of errors?
    Thx
     
  5. cmaier macrumors G3

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    ignored.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You're going to have some difficulty with that setup, though.
     
  7. Whiteyez macrumors regular

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    Like what?
     
  8. Marsil macrumors member

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    Please just try an forget the card :)
     

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