Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Upgrading Mac Pro 4,1
    NightCrawler's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 30, 2004
    Location
    Gare D' Europa
    Posts
    306
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro (early 2011) 2,2 i7, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB HDD, 1 GB ATI 6750M, High-Res AntiGlare Screen
    Upgrading Mac Pro 4,1
    Hi All!

    I'm picking up a used Mac Pro 4,1 tomorrow.

    Aaaand, I know 2 things:

    1: it does not have an Airport Extreme Card - so where can I get one and how to install?

    2: the graphics card is in dire need of an upgrade - its an GeForce GT 120 - which cards will fit in a Mac Pro? Im going for gaming performance here
    (bonus note: I'm kinda strapped for cash - so I can max spend like 100- 150 pounds/euros on a graphics cards, as long as I get an serious upgrade over my MBP's Radeon 6750m 1 GB)


    Keep in mind: I'm in Europe, so if you link to sites likes amazon, please use amazon UK or Germany, or any other european equivalent
    - It's like - he was got - they'd just like. It was like so hush hush. They were so... quiet about it. And then the next thing you know...

  2. #2
    Upgrading Mac Pro 4,1
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,502
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by NightCrawler View Post
    1: it does not have an Airport Extreme Card - so where can I get one and how to install?
    - Purchase: e-Bay
    - Install: ifixit.com

    Powerbookmedic.com is a good site...but it's U.S. based...and I'm not sure what your shipping fees would be like to Europe.

    Quote Originally Posted by NightCrawler View Post
    ...which cards will fit in a Mac Pro? Im going for gaming performance here
    Radeon 5770 or Radeon 5870

    Quote Originally Posted by NightCrawler View Post
    (bonus note: I'm kinda strapped for cash - so I can max spend like 100- 150 pounds/euros on a graphics cards, as long as I get an serious upgrade over my MBP's Radeon 6750m 1 GB)
    Good luck with this. What you're looking for is a Ferrari on a Volkswagen budget. Video cards for Mac Pro's are not cheap.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  3. #3
    Upgrading Mac Pro 4,1
    NightCrawler's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 30, 2004
    Location
    Gare D' Europa
    Posts
    306
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro (early 2011) 2,2 i7, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB HDD, 1 GB ATI 6750M, High-Res AntiGlare Screen
    Hi and Thanks!

    I'm reluctant to purchase anything above 100$ outside Europe due to our insanely high import fees (can easily double the price :S)

    So far, and according to GPUboss.com, this is the 7th best card (i think) that'll fit in my new Mac Pro:

    Komplett.dk - ASUS GeForce GTX 660 2GB PhysX CUDA

    and its even within budget...

    Now, please tell me I've actually found a card on my own that'll actually fit (<- and work!)
    - It's like - he was got - they'd just like. It was like so hush hush. They were so... quiet about it. And then the next thing you know...

  4. #4
    Upgrading Mac Pro 4,1
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,502
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by NightCrawler View Post

    Now, please tell me I've actually found a card on my own that'll actually fit (<- and work!)
    Does it say that it's Macintosh/Mac OS X compatible? Purchasing compatible video cards for Mac Pro's isn't easy. Then when you do find them...they are not cheap.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  5. #5
    Upgrading Mac Pro 4,1
    NightCrawler's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 30, 2004
    Location
    Gare D' Europa
    Posts
    306
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro (early 2011) 2,2 i7, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB HDD, 1 GB ATI 6750M, High-Res AntiGlare Screen
    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Does it say that it's Macintosh/Mac OS X compatible? Purchasing compatible video cards for Mac Pro's isn't easy. Then when you do find them...they are not cheap.

    - Nick
    No, but according to:

    Frequently Asked Questions About NVIDIA PC (non-EFI) Graphics Cards - MacRumors Forums

    All Nvidia cards does not need to Mac "edition" anymore

    As far as I know - its a matter of finding a card with a TDP lower than 225w
    - It's like - he was got - they'd just like. It was like so hush hush. They were so... quiet about it. And then the next thing you know...

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Mac Pro 1.1 Upgrading
    By felix_p in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-12-2014, 09:12 PM
  2. Upgrading Mac Pro
    By jmaroney in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-04-2012, 11:59 AM
  3. I need upgrading! Mac Pro.
    By DaglessMD in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-26-2012, 07:02 PM
  4. Upgrading Mac Pro Help!!!!!
    By Jklipp1 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-13-2010, 07:25 PM
  5. Upgrading Mac Pro question
    By Jawad in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-26-2009, 04:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •