Mac Pro - Video Card Options for Boot Camp??

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by gscottnelson, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. gscottnelson macrumors newbie

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    Hey Gang -

    I had read the great detailed in 2006 about using different video cards in your Mac Pro.

    Here is the $Million$ question???

    Can you buy another faster PC-express video card and drop it into another slot as long as you leave the stock video card in. My Dell 19" has 2 monitor inputs and could have 1 cord going from each video card - depending if I want to play games on Boot Camp or just boot up in OS X??? Any answers?????? ​
     
  2. slughead macrumors 68040

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    it'll probably work in bootcamp but unless it's a 7300GT, X1900XT, or 4500, it wont work in OSX
     
  3. gscottnelson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey Slughead - Thanx for the quick response - but I don't quite understand....Boot camp will see it but the Mac OSX won't?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Unless you flash one of the above video cards to be identical to the Apple versions they'll only work in Windows.
     
  5. gscottnelson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So....

    Boot Camp will work - but Mac OS X would never boot - unless you disconnected the "PC Video" Card every time you wanted to go in to OSX....even though the original Mac Video card is left installed???
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That is correct.
     
  7. gscottnelson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does that mean

    I could buy any smokin PC Card and it would work in the Windows World.....but Mac will be dead until I disconnect that PC Card...

    Hmmm.... instead of holding shift key - have to open the box....
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That would be the Option key.
     
  9. gscottnelson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Opps - yea...Thanks

    Thanks much - Wonder if there will be a new video card option when the Mac Pro refreshes in a month or too..
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You're not alone.
     
  11. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    There's no guarantee Apple will refresh it in a month either. With the way they've been treating the Mac Pro, I highly doubt it.

    So it's got a new RAID card - big deal. I'm sure some people will consider that an update.:rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Get your S__t together Apple.:mad:
     

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