Resolved XFX ATI Radeon 6790 not showing up in machine.

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  1. 128keaton, Jan 19, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2015

    128keaton macrumors 68020

    128keaton

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    Hello guys, I have a 6790 that I decided to try in my Mac Pro 1,1. I know, I know.
    Anyway, for some odd reason, the monitor/card aren't properly being detected. I have a GT210 in the top slot for troubleshooting. I launched the expansion slot utility and the bottom slot is being reported as an 'ATI VGA-Compatible Controller Card'. What could be wrong? I was told this should work OOB. Thanks guys!

    EDIT numero uno:
    I am 'resetting' the PCI configuration with the slot utility.
    If that doesn't work, gonna remove and reinsert.

    Specs:
    MacPro1,1, 2006.
    OS X Yosemite
    7GB of RAM
    -[GT210]-
    -[]
    -[]
    -[ATI VGA-Compatible Controller Card]-
     
  2. 128keaton, Jan 20, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2015

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    Still not working, Might move it to a different slot. I've tried a PRAM/SMC reset to no avail.
    EDIT:
    The original card seems to work fine in the first slot (fastest). Booting to see if the ATI is detected in another slot.
    Changing slots didn't fix anything. Trying a really hacky kext way.
     
  3. 128keaton, Jan 20, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2015

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    Small 'win', the kext hack (adding my product ID to the AMD6000Controller.kext) allowed the monitor to display picture, but its acting super slow. Might be due to the original I placed in it, booting without to see if its truly working.
    EDIT: No Acceleration, similar issue with my mackintosh with this card. Lets see if Clover still loves me.
     
  4. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Trying another injection option, this might work.

    If this doesn't work, I'll end up resorting to my old card, unless anyone chimes in here.
     
  5. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have got it working splendidly. If anyone cares, all you do is replace an ID with your GFX's card's Id in AMD6000Controller.kext/AMDX3000Accelerator.kext
     

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