replacement for Nvidia 7300 for mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ukp1959, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. ukp1959 macrumors newbie

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    my nvidia GeForce 7300 card is dead .can any one suggest a good replacement for that. I have Early 2007 mac pro.
     
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Ugh. Well, your options are pretty limited because 2006-7 Mac Pros use older EFI-32 ROMs.

    The only "official" consumer level cards that work with your system are:

    1. GeForce 8800 GT (2006-7/EFI-32 version)
    2. Radeon HD 3870
    3. Radeon HD 4870 (it works with any Mac Pro, despite what Apple says)

    And that's about it. :p

    You can still buy the Radeon HD 4870 from Apple (last I checked, they're still shipping), but it's $350. The other two cards you'd have to find used.

    Alternatively, you could try finding a suitable PC 8800 GT or 4870 and flashing it (and by suitable, I mean a card that's based on a reference design and has a proper ROM chip). There's several threads here that discuss doing just that.
     
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    You could try looking for a used x1900 thats another option. Or another used 7300. They are pretty cheap if you can find one.
     
  4. MacVidCards Suspended

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    minimum card i would recomend is 2600xt

    better than 7300

    mac pro.com has them new

    i think dv warehouse too

    or used on ebay
     
  5. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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