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Mac Pro - Waiting for the new Graphics Card


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Hi all,

just got me a new graphics card the NVIDIA GeForce 7800GT, and I was wonder what is the best way to install it? And what I mean by that is, should I leave the stock graphics card in there? Its the stock card NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, if so do I/ can I RAID them? Will the Pro just do it?? Any advice would be great!

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RAID is a term for HD backup and speed increase and does not apply to video cards. You thinking SLI which cannot be done except with the same video card (and I do not know whether a mac pro can even do it).

You may keep it in for a second monitor but otherwise it is not of much use.
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Right so I have the new NIVIDA card 7800GT. I am new to this so, whats the gig then? I've looked allmost everwhere I can think of but I can't find any help on installing the thing on my Mac Pro. I installed the card last night, and before I had a chance to look for the extra power connections on the mother board my brother comes in and turns the power on, but the cards fan started up, so question one!

Do I need to hook the card up to more power? If so where are they? Are they hiding behind the fans at the front? (I had such fun trying to get them out the first time)

Anyway, Mac powers up, but no picture? I remove the DVI cable and put it back in the old card, I left it in there just in case of something like this happening. Picture is there! Great! And I don't know why but I swaped it back to the new card, and I had a picture, I had to do a restart at this point, Mac be-boots. No picture again?, I swap the DIV cable over to the old and them back to the new, I get picture. I then have a look in system utills and the computer is seeing the card ok. Great. I test a game "Spore", quick side note, if your thinking of getting this game... don't bother "Spending" money on it. So I set the game setting to high (pulged into the graphics card) and there is NO improvment in game spead what so ever. So can anyone help me on this?
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Any one tell me where I can get a 6 Pin PCI-E connector for a Mac Pro?
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It needs the extra power for the picture. It will not work without it. You can get the adapter necessary from any computer store (it should have come with one in the box).
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Hope it goes well but this link suggests otherwise EFI problems:-

http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/.../t-227036.html
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Good news. I just found this and I acn conform that it does work. Not the ideal fix but it works

PC PCIe video card working in a Mac Pro? - MacNN Forums
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Great stuff! Keep us posted.
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