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    "flashing" a video card for mac pro

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    "flashing" a video card for mac pro
    what does "flashing" a video card for a mac pro mean and how does the process work.

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    "flashing" a video card for mac pro

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    Wow, well it sounds like it would be far above my technical skills to flash anything so I guess I will have to only obtain those cards that are Mac specific. Thanks much for the information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cherokee2 View Post
    Wow, well it sounds like it would be far above my technical skills to flash anything so I guess I will have to only obtain those cards that are Mac specific. Thanks much for the information.
    JK
    Flashing video cards at one time was what was necessary for a non-Apple video card to work in an Apple computer. But not necessarily the case now with Mac Pro's. Many "Windows" video cards will work in a Mac Pro...problem is there's really not a comprehensive list of what does & does not work. So you either need to find out from others what works & what doesn't (internet searches for example)...or experimentation.

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    "flashing" a video card for mac pro

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    No guys, what I meant was the monitor flashes after the system boots up, sorry if I didnt clarify. after it boots up between the flashes I can log in and out and bring up apps, but I have to do it between when the screen flashes. sorry..

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    I had a similar issue a while ago on my 2015 iMac that went on for several weeks. I probably would have taken it in for a checkup if not for the fact that the closest shop with a hope of knowing anything about Macs is more than an hoour away.

    One day, out of habit, I created a new user account and the problem went away. Try creating a new account and running from that for a while though you'll probably know pretty quickly. If it goes away that's probably an indication that something in your primary account may be to blame.
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    Hey "cherokee2"

    Where have you been for the past two years? Answering a post after two years seems a bit out of the ordinary, don't you think? Anyway, glad to have you back.

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    Haven’t had a problem for 2 years? That’s a pretty good run.


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    been gone for awhile taking care of Family affairs in Tokyo as well as Oklahoma as well as moved after 32 years in one place. Hope to be back on line regularly soon. Thanks everyone.

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    No guys, what I meant was the monitor flashes after the system boots up, sorry if I didnt clarify.
    Haven’t had a problem for 2 years? That’s a pretty good run.

    LOL!!! Bizarre, and talk about a mixed up translation confusion of a Mac word,... but working between flashes for two years, I'll just shake my head and roll my eyes I guess, and not even wonder about the OP answering their own post two years later yet... wow... that must be some record!!!


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