Problem with the graphic card in my Mac Pro 8 core

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bagelakis, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Bagelakis macrumors newbie

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    Hi , i have a problem with the graphic card in my Mac Pro 8 core (2008) .My old card is a Geforce 8800 gt ,i am thinking to buy this card U] PALIT GEFORCE GT640 2GB DDR3 PCI-E RETAIL[/U] because is cheap and i am using it to see some movies and videos on youtube , and the only games that i've used to play is Rpo Evolution Shocker 2013,Fifa ,NBA etc , will I have problems with this card it's ok ?

    Site i Greece

    http://www.e-shop.gr/product?id=PER.510490

    Chipset: GeForce GT640.
    Μνήμη: 2GB.
    Τύπος μνήμης: DDR3.
    Memory Ιnterface: 128bit.
    Graphics Clock: 900MHz.
    Memory Clock: 891MHz (DDR 1782MHz).
    Processor Clock: 1800MHz.
    CUDA Cores: 384.
    Memory Bandwidth: 28.51 GB/sec.
    Τύπος διαύλου: PCI-E 3.0 x 16.
    DirectX: 11.
    OpenGL: 4.3.
    Μέγιση ψηφιακή ανάλυση: 2560x1600.
    Μέγιση αναλογική ανάλυση: 2048x1536.
    Συνδέσεις: 1x Dual-Link DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA.
    Απαιτήσεις Τροφοδοσίας: 350W.
    Πρόσθετα Χαρακτηριστικά NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, NVIDIA CUDA Technology, NVIDIA PhysX-ready, NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync, NVIDIA FXAA Technology, Blu-ray 3D Support, TrueHD and DTS-HD Audio Bitstreaming Support, Certified for Microsoft Windows 7/8.

    http://www.techstores.gr/product/25882/gra-pcx-palit-gt640-2gb

    Product Description: Palit GeForce GT 640 graphics card - GF GT 640 - 2 GB
    Device Type: Graphics card
    Bus Type: PCI Express 3.0 x16
    Graphics Engine: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
    Memory: 2 GB - DDR3
    Core Clock: 900 MHz
    CUDA Cores: 384
    Effective Memory Clock: 1.782 GHz
    Shader Clock: 1800 MHz
    Memory Interface: 128-bit
    Max Resolution: 2560 x 1600
    Max Resolution Details: DVI: 2560 x 1600 / HDMI: 2560 x 1600 / VGA: 2048 x1536
    Interfaces VGA: DVI-I (dual link) ¦ HDMI
    API Supported: DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.2
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 15 cm x 6.9 cm
    Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7
     
  2. Robert Davies macrumors 6502

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  3. Bagelakis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your reply, I don't know why the electronics products are so expensive here but they are anyway. I've searched for the GTX 560TI that you recommend but I can't find it here in Greece. I'll communicate with the store "scan" if they can ship it to Greece and see what's happen.

    One more question: these two cards we are talking about- the GT 640 2gb and the GTX 560TI - they both match to my computer?
     
  4. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    You have to throw the graphics card in the oven
     
  5. Bagelakis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did it the first time WORKED 3.5 months, broke down I did twice but nothing happened
     
  6. Robert Davies macrumors 6502

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    In my opinion, they both will work, but as I indicated, I found the performance of the GT 640 disappointing.

    Could I ask that you take a read of the first post in this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1440150

    It goes a long way to explain the capabilities and recommendations for NVidia graphics cards in Mac Pros.

    If you have any further questions, go ahead and ask :)
     
  7. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    No matter how many times I've heard that has worked, it still boggles my mind.
     
  8. Bagelakis thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. Robert Davies macrumors 6502

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    If you are running 10.7.5 or above, the drivers for that card are already built into the Operating System. Any improved drivers are obtained direct from NVidia's site not from MSI's.

    Check out that thread I recommended in my post up this thread somewhere for more details.

    -Rob
     
  10. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Here's another to boggle you. 2 out of 2 successful oven bake re-flows with 15" MBP 2011 ATI GPU logic boards with the weak lead free solder problems which cause them to break so far :D
     

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