Mac pro No Display at startup

mohammedamr

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Hello everyone i have a problem when my mac pro startup there is no loading screen its just boots directly to the startup disk
What can i do can anyone help

Mobo:Mac Pro (Early 2008)
CPU:2 x 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2047 MB
Ram:9 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM
 

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h9826790

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Hello everyone i have a problem when my mac pro startup there is no loading screen its just boots directly to the startup disk
What can i do can anyone help

Mobo:Mac Pro (Early 2008)
CPU:2 x 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2047 MB
Ram:9 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM
It's normal for your setup
 
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DeltaMac

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Yes, you already mentioned that you are using a non-Apple vid card.
It is normal to NOT see a boot screen with a non-Apple vid card.
If you want to see a boot screen, then you have to flash the card.
You can ship your vid card to the service (macvidcards.com) that you asked about.
They will get your card flashed with Mac EFI firmware, so you will then see a boot screen.
Your GTX 750ti is one that they specifically support.
 

h9826790

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because i am using Nvidia GTX 750ti
Partly correct, GPU is the problem, but not because it's a 750Ti.

It's because you are using a PC GPU (non Mac EFI GPU). If you bought a Mac EFI 750Ti from MVC, your Mac will gives you the boot screen.

For non Mac EFI GPU, regardless if it's a 750Ti, TitanX, or HD5870, no boot screen will avail.
 

h9826790

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Tell me can clover fix this problem
It's totally possible. I've installed cover on one of my backup drive. Do the required setting (inject ATI in my case). But no time to pull out all other hard drives and test the result yet.

If you have time, you can try it yourself. Install cover, make it auto boot to cover with Nvidia injected.
 

h9826790

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so if i install cover will it work
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if i flash my card will everything work perfect
No, not yet, Cover is still under experiment.

Yes, a flash 750Ti should work perfectly (assume Nvidia web driver correctly installed and seclected). And I don't think that you can flash the card by yourself. If you pick this route, you better send it to MVC for flashing.