new gtx285 defective so says evga

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by overheated, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. overheated macrumors member

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    got my new nvidia 285 yesterday
    installed last evening.
    confirmed 10.5.7 update

    *upon boot mac pro crashes and does so each time booted

    reset pram and smc memory
    check for updates - none
    re-installed 8800gt - boots fine
    check operation in boot camp using alt upon boot - runs great
    removed all HDD's and installed single new drive
    loaded osx 10.5.0 from retail leopard disc
    can load with 285 installed as there are no drivers on disc
    installed ati x1900xt and performed load - fresh load with x1900xt works great
    updated new load to 10.5.7
    removed x1900xt and installed 285 - no display
    called evga and they state that the card is defective
    i responded "only defective in osx" he said humm... but did an rma anyway

    anyone have any thoughts? would rather not return my brand new card if it's not the cards fault.
     
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    What version is your mac pro?

    What year?

    Im guessing since you have an X1900 that your mac is either 06 or 07. Then we can confirm that the card does not work on these models.
     
  3. medsource macrumors member

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    Did you extract the firmware and save the drivers so that others can get started on seeing if flashing PC cards will work...

    If not, could you do so and post the files?
     
  4. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    I say help people who are suffering problems and have happy people without issues deliver the ROM. There is no rush ;)
     
  5. Cuda macrumors member

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    Did you install the Driver CD w/GTX_285Driver pkg, dated May 7th, 2009 - v1.5.44.7 (18.5.2f08)

    Before you booted with the card?
     
  6. kbonnel macrumors 6502

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    He also states he has an 8800.
     
  7. juice macrumors newbie

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    I followed the instructions and the same thing happened to me. I put in my old 8800 card, installed the drivers from the CD, rebooted, shut down, swapped cards to the GTX 285, rebooted and it worked fine.

    I don't remember seeing any steps mentioning installing the drivers before installing the card, but that is what you have to do.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Which works with the aught six (there is no aught seven), not ruling it out.
     
  9. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    I think he is referring to the 2,1 Mac Pro that was released in 2007.
     
  10. overheated thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry to be so late in replying to some of the questions but i actually had to work this afternoon. lol

    in response to the "what cards does he have question" i have the original 7xxx, x1900xt, 8800gt, and this new gtx285

    as far as the "what mac pro's do i have" i have the first mac pro quad 2.66, early 2008 2.8 Octo, and the early 2009 2.26 dual quad core.

    did i extract the firmware question can be answered with a NO... just want it to work at the moment.

    and to Cuda i would say that you are probably going to be the days winner with the question of "Did you install the Driver CD w/GTX_285Driver pkg, dated May 7th, 2009 - v1.5.44.7 (18.5.2f08)".

    ok... i am five minutes from heading back to the house where i will install the driver and this whole mess will be over.
     
  11. overheated thread starter macrumors member

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    *** It's Official.... I am an idiot ***

    thanks Cuda lol.
     
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  13. justflie macrumors 6502a

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    lulz. glad you got it figured out though :p
     
  14. 10THzMac macrumors 6502

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    You should probably get the June driver update as well - it helped me.
     

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