MacPro 1,1 with HD 6950 bootcamp

gendolfender

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Original poster
Apr 22, 2017
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Beeston, England
Soooo i got a macpro 2,1 on ebay for 90 pretty cheap i must say but it has that ****** Nvidia GT 7300 however it was upgraded to 2 quad xeons anyhow i want to only use it in bootcamp mode
question is will HD 6950 work in it or will i have to buy something else as i have 6950 lying around
DO NOT FORGET im only using macpro in bootcamp mode not using mac os on it
 

hwojtek

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Jan 26, 2008
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If you run vanilla Windows, it's not bootcamp (unless there is some OS X installation left).
You can use it just like you used a regular PC. 6950 will work, provided you installed the drivers from AMD website.
 

AidenShaw

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Feb 8, 2003
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If you run vanilla Windows, it's not bootcamp (unless there is some OS X installation left).
You can use it just like you used a regular PC. 6950 will work, provided you installed the drivers from AMD website.
Windows will most likely have Radeon drivers included - but you still want the latest from ATI or Nvidia. Even the accelerated drivers from Windows update are usually a release or two older than the one on the vendor's site.
 

flyinmac

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Sep 2, 2006
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The 7300 GT that it came with will also work just fine in Windows 10. That's what I used for a while on my system before I upgraded it a little bit.
 

gendolfender

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 22, 2017
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Beeston, England
If you run vanilla Windows, it's not bootcamp (unless there is some OS X installation left).
You can use it just like you used a regular PC. 6950 will work, provided you installed the drivers from AMD website.
So in a nutshell if im using Windows only be it xp vista 7 8 10 etc it will works just fine only thing i will loose is mac bootscreen (white screen with apple logo)
 
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