Possible GPU problems? GT 730 compatability.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bloodyjonesy, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. bloodyjonesy macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2015
    Hi all!

    Last night my 2008 Mac Pro decided that I didn't need to do anymore work, the screen went partially pixel-y and then turned off. Now it won't boot up, gets to the boot screen, the screen is pixel-y again and keeps rebooting. The card in there is the original 8800. Could this be a gpu problem?

    Secondly, I've searched through the forum and Google and can't find an answer. Will the Mac pro support the nvidia GT 730? I'd rather spend 30/40 quid and it not be the gpu, rather than spending 200 and it still not working...

    Thanks :)
  2. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
    Bake the 8800

    730 should work but people have been having trouble recently with some of these cards. Read the long Nvidia thread in the stickies
  3. bloodyjonesy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2015
    Thanks for the reply! Just shelled out on the 960. But I'll need to update my os (I'm on 10.10.1) and nvidia drivers I believe.

    When you say bake? Put it in the oven? What do I need to remove? And how long and what temps?
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604


    Sep 21, 2010
    Baking is a free, but temporary fix. You will still need a new card sooner or later.

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