Possible to flash a Gainward GTX 570 1.2GB to show EFI boot screens?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bah-Bah, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Bah-Bah macrumors member

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    Hello everyone

    I've got this card:

    http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/video/gf110-3-p1.html

    which I've just put in my 3,1 Mac Pro. I'm happy with it and can survive without boot screens if I have to, but I'd love to be able to flash it so that I get them.

    Is it possible? If it's possible, could someone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks!
     
  2. flowrider macrumors 601

    flowrider

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    I also have a GTX570. Mine is a Gigabyte 3 fan WindForce 3 model. IIRC, the rom on that card is too small to accept the Mac EFI. However, MacVidCards, a site vendor, does modify and can then flash that card for a nominal fee. When I bought my card, I contacted him and forwarded my card to him for the modification. That was back in September. Contact him, I'm sure he'll be glad to help you out.

    Contact him here:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=592511

    Lou
     
  3. Bah-Bah thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Flowrider for the info.

    I'm in the UK, so I doubt the cost of shipping it to the US and back is worth the effort. I can make do with Quickboot, I would just prefer to have EFI boot screens if it's possible. If it's not though, no problem.
     
  4. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

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  5. MacVidCards Suspended

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    You need new EEPROM, no way around it.

    Old Groth has no idea, because he has never actually done any of the work
     
  6. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    When I see entries in the DB like so:

    It makes me way too scared to ever flash my card with anything from there. Obviously it is not being managed.
     

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