Question about Installing GT 120

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DanLD45, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. DanLD45 macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2009
    So i Just ordered the GT 120 for my mac pro.

    Ill be adding this to my pro which is already running a ATI 4870.

    My question is as far as installation..... is it as simple as putting it in and turning the machine on?

    I am a novice at installing a secondary card.

    i did look around for answers but came up empty.

    If i did miss the appropriate thread i apologize and would appreciate being pointed in the right direction.

    Thanks for your help
  2. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2009
    IIRC, if the GT120 requires no additional power then what the PCIe bus can provide, then yes, turn machine off, plug in card, turn machine on. The GT120 should come with installation instructions. The 2009 MacPro has 2 x16 slots (1 and 2) and 2 x4 (electrical x16) slots (3 and 4) - if you have no other expansion cards in your MacPro besides the 4870 (slot 1), then slot 2 would be the best place to install.
  3. TheStrudel macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2008
    It is as simple as plug-and-play. The GT120 requires no additional power, drivers, or anything. Install into the PCIe slot and go.
  4. DanLD45 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2009
    Great thats what i thought i just wanted to make sure. Thanks for your help

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