Mac pro video card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by chippoy101, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. chippoy101 macrumors newbie

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    Last month, my mac pro stopped working. I can still hear the chime but nothing loads in the scree. So i brought it to a service center and they told me it's problem with the video card and that I have to pay 500 dollars for that.

    I am hesitant to shell out that big amount of a cash. Been using the Mac for 3 years now. the video card is nvidia p435(says on the sticker) which i think is a 7300 gt.

    My question is, can I use PC video cards for this cause I find the similarity. Since it's PCI-e then it should fit and work. My only concern is if they is a special driver that needs to be installed.

    Need help on this one guys. I am desperate to get this working.
     
  2. Major Reeves macrumors regular

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    Go to the apple store and order the hd5870 or the the hd5770.
     
  3. chippoy101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I actually have the old mac pro. The 2007 model per se. Is this compatible. Sorry, I am not really a MAC person, this mac was just a present from my dad.

    Thanks for the reply. Upon checking the ATI req, it only says PC and nothing about MAC. Is this a plug and play sort of thing? After inserting the card will it immediately boot up and no need for drivers?
     
  4. zenZen macrumors newbie

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  5. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    read the guide above and the text below:


    the apple store cards (5000 series) work with 2007 macpro aslong as you have snow leopard
     

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