Thinking put new ATI HD4870(PC) to Mac pro!!!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mbimac, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. mbimac macrumors member

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    Hey everyone

    I just bought the later 2008 Mac pro 8core 2.8Ghz a week ago

    I am thinking to using PC version video card ATI HD4870 with my Mac pro

    and I'm try to use this cable to give ATI Hd 4870(PC VERSION) power

    anyone try it already??? need some suggestions and advice..

    thanks a lot!!!!
     

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  2. sboerup macrumors 6502

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    The 4870 will require 2 power connectors. Attaching 2 from 1 molex cable will probably not work and potentially damage the system (too much aH draw from one 12v rail is not good).

    You'll need other cables, you can get them straight from ATI. You need 2. http://shop.ati.com/product.asp?sku=3280778
     
  3. mbimac thread starter macrumors member

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    okay thank you

    how about the Nvidia cards?? EVGA or BFG or XFX which one and what kind of model will fit for my mac pro,

    thanks
     
  4. cmaier macrumors G3

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    I'm thinking that 5 exclamation points may be a bit much for this topic.
     
  5. sboerup macrumors 6502

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    You do realize that you cant just pop in a PC video card and it will work? Right?

    There aren't a whole lot of models that people have "flashed" to get it to work, and considering the plethora of models available to the PC land, finding the right one will be tricky.
     

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