So if I buy a PC 4870...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TheSpaz, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    I want to buy an ATI 4870 and flash it with a Mac ROM, but I have a couple of questions about it.

    1. I want to get an XFX card with 1GB. Will that be okay?
    2. Will I have to install a patch after every Mac OS X update or will it just always work after flashing it?

    I've already flashed an XFX 4890 and it worked great, but I had some glitches in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 that I think were driver-based, so I returned the card.

    Here's the card I want to get: http://www.amazon.com/XFX-HD487AZWF...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1260034450&sr=8-1
     
  2. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

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  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    No, you won't need to patch it, as it's a 4870. :)
     
  4. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    I didn't see a Mac ROM for the HIS cards.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl..._trkparms=algo=LVI&its=I&otn=2#ht_3463wt_1167

    What about this card? It looks like it's already been flashed, but I'm hesitant to buy it because I don't know what it really looks like. The ad says it might look different than the picture.
     
  5. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

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    Look through my posts and you will see it :)

    It's working 100%. I'm working on this card since few months and it's great.

    To keep it silent, just remove the stock fan, put Accelero S1 rev. 2 and Noctua 12 mm 800 rpm fan.
     

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