Radeon 6870 running 10.7.3?

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  1. hector66 macrumors newbie

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    I just want to see if anybody out there has done the 10.7.3 update on their Mac Pro with a Radeon 6870 card?

    I remain paranoid that the support without flashing is too good to be true and will vanish with new video drivers that will come with OS updates.

    Please let me know about your successes/failures.
     
  2. ClassObject macrumors 6502

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    Yes. Works fine.
     
  3. KingJosh macrumors 6502

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    yes!!! I am about to install the XFX 6870 and I am probably not going to flash it due to being a scaredy cat about bricking it. I hope Apple keeps support for this. I am thinking that if they wanted to get rid of it they would have done so in 10.7.1 or .2 though so hopes to that.

    Anyone any info please?


    By the way is there any disadvantages about not flashing apart from no boot screen? Like any lower performances on anything?

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    Thanks a lot mate!
     
  4. ClassObject macrumors 6502

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    I run an MSI 6870 and the fan would constantly run at high speed until I flashed it. Silent now.
     
  5. KingJosh macrumors 6502

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    hmm thanks for that. I better start looking up flashing guide then. I was on the netkas forum but stuff is everywhere scattered kinda hard to get my head around what I have to do. I will do some more research though
     
  6. ClassObject macrumors 6502

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    I used netkas' rom and method using a PC to flash. I never could get the ati flash tool for Mac to work, pretty buggy. I used this method:

    Link
     
  7. hector66 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for letting us know :)
     
  8. slughead macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it appears to work fine.. I feel dumb though, I should've asked this question/read this thread before I upgraded, I forgot about the bricking possibility (Whew! Dodged a bullet on that one).
     
  9. AjeeB macrumors member

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    what about 4890HD? the classic one !
    Can I update my system ? to 10.7.3 ? already ?
    BR
     
  10. ClassObject macrumors 6502

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    Just back up and then update. If it doesn't work, restore. Simple.
     
  11. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    no, netkas no longer makes reverse engineered 4800 drivers with added 4890 support afaik
     
  12. hector66 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I guess Time Machine can get me out of a bind if necessary, but it's still a pain and a timesink to restore.
     
  13. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Not if you use a different backup solution. I can restore 200GB in 1-2 Hours on clean disk. TM sucks.
     
  14. AjeeB macrumors member

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    sounds bad !:eek: so I can't update ! and I don't want to install&remove , and have lots of data in mac partition !

    BR
     
  15. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Not to disagree in any sense, both the Radeon HD 4870 and 4890 is old (even though I still rock a 4890 here heh) but his blog seems to indicate otherwise.

     
  16. AjeeB macrumors member

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    so which CARD we should buy now ! and the 4890 is working very good !
     
  17. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    No new card, just wait for Netkas to update.
     
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