Nvidia 8800GT Issues

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by atmadams, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. atmadams macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2010
    My 8800GT started acting up about 2 days ago. I was watching a show downloaded from iTunes and the video became very pixelated and began to lag. Today, the computer won't boot. The screen is gray at bootup, and the top 1/4 of the screen is completely black. It then transitions to red/purple filling most of the screen. I can get it to boot into Windows 7 for about 10 seconds, then Win 7 blue screens.

    I went ahead and ordered the GTX 285 Mac Edition. My question is: are the drivers for the 285 installed by default in Snow Leopard? I can't currently log into the machine to install them from the CD (as the instructions say). Some threads seem to mention them being already on the machine. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. strausd macrumors 68030

    Jul 11, 2008
    On Apples website, they mention it shipping with the EVGA driver cd. But if you can't see what's happening, wouldn't that cd be kinda pointless?

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