Playing with a diff't Video card on a Nehalem Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jlab13, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. jlab13 macrumors newbie

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    The GT 120s are killing me in a WinXP program that I use. I tried sticking in a GeForce 8800GT that I took from a windows machine. When you power on, a loud alarm goes off. Obviously, I turned it off.

    I was under the impression that I could use a diff't card. I know most pci's won't boot os x, but I thought I could use it just for Win. This alarm going off tells me otherwise.

    Weren't 8800 GT's available for Mac pros recently?

    Any ideas/tips?

    Thanks much!!
     
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  3. jlab13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Funny you should ask.

    No, I didn't. Wasn't even sure I needed to when I saw that the GT120 used bus power. Figured maybe that's a mac thing!

    The PSU looks sealed. Are there PCI-E power connectors available somewhere?

    (yes, it's my first mac pro)
     

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