Two Monitors on a flashed 4870 in 1st Gen Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SirVikon, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. SirVikon macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2009

    i am new in here and i have read about some problems wth two monitors in some Threads in here. But my english is not the best and the threads are very long ...

    So i hope that someone can help me :)

    I have bought a flashed 4870 for my 1st Gen Mac Pro and it works fine. But yesterday i wanted to plug a second 23" ACD in and woundered that its not working :(

    Can i flash my card with another ROM so that i can use two monitors? In a german forum there are some people who has the same card and for them it works with 2 monitors ...
  2. gzfelix macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2007
    Charlottetown, PE
    Wait for Snow Leopard and your card will work without any problem.
  3. SirVikon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2009
    Really? That sounds nice. I will buy SL of course and then i can use a second monitor with my flshed Sapphire 4870 1GB?

    Nice and many thanks.
  4. JPamplin macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2009
    Nashville, TN
    Really? You've tested this on the SL beta already? That's pretty cool.
  5. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2006
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    I actually would greatly like to know if this will work or not. I'm very anxious to replace my ATI x1900xt, and rather than spend the $350+ on the 4870 (plus money for an additional adapter to go from MDP to DVI) I'd rather buy the 1GB card instead!
  6. matthewtoney macrumors regular


    Aug 17, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    XFX Card

    You can do it now actually without waiting on Snow Leopard, just make sure you get the XFX 1G card since it's the one where both DVI's are working with the flashed rom.
  7. EMKarelia macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2009
    The new system wont help the video card out. At least I don't think so.

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