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Problem with ATI 5770 and Mac Pro 2008, Problem with ATI 5770 and Mac Pro 2008

6238 Views 57 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2012 7:58 PM by Lance Mcvickar RSS
  • jazzimus Calculating status...

    Lance, Yes, honestly I have seen the green lines happen ONCE since I have had the card replaced. Restarted and have not seen them again. :-)

  • muzicfromcapalaba Calculating status...

    I must talk a little about the 5770, Zero issues my side / 2008 mac pro / Lion / with duel 30 inch monitors and with that said i hope this thread disappears forever my email just can't take anymore bad news Lance, Life is wonderful "get on with it" Try and worry about something other than your 5770 it's a minuscule problem that seams to have you enveloped with no end in sight, go and get married and have fun, Have a ICE CREAM and ENJOY YOURSELF MAN !!!

  • jazzimus Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I hear yah Lance ;-)

  • muzicfromcapalaba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ha ha ha , well Lance you got here by starting this thread and you just never gave up, If your so smart and claim to be a recording engineer why were you think of putting you card in the oven ha ha ha... they must not pay very well or you would have a new computer and not be back and forth in this wonderful thread that just keeps going on and on about the same problem from the start, The 5770 is perfect in my computer which makes me think that you probably forgot to make sure your fans are working after you put that blue ray player in and now she's running a wee bit hot. !000 views you say.. that's amazing ..kinda like you tube but with less interesting things to read

  • scoopz Calculating status...

    Lance and co, I bought a 5770 from Apple's online store last August and have it running in my MacPro 1,1 connected to a 30" ACD and I too am experiencing green pixels/green snow after watching full screen HD video for a short period of time. Eventually the green pixels settle down but I was wondering if anybody found a cause or solution to this problem. I'm going to give Apple a call tomorrow since my card is still under warranty but if there is some incompatibilty between the card, DVI out and ACD then a replacement card won't solve anything.


    I managed to get some good video of the problem which I was going to stick on YouTube to demonstrate the issue to others (and Apple tech support) but I've misplaced the footage at the moment..oh no just found it in iMovie..I'll cobble it together and update this thread with a link when it's online.

  • scoopz Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    OK i've uploaded the video now Youtube: Apple Mac Pro ATI 5770 green dots pixels fault so that should help demonstrate the problem to others and also help you explain to an Apple technician what problem you have.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,095 points)

    How long is the cable that connects the Mac Pro to the display? What Interface are you using again? direct DVI or Mini Displayport to DVI?

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  • scoopz Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Grant I'm using the stock cable (squid type) lead that came with my ACD, it's about 1.5m long, I didn't think it was possible to swap this cable as it looks to be moulded into the back of the screen, no DVI extenders or anything, and I'm connecting direct to DVI output not using the mini displayport with adapter.

  • Badunit Level 6 Level 6 (10,760 points)

    I recently bought a 5870 that exhibited similar strangeness on my cinema display.  It happened right after running some app, but I can't remember which one. I restarted my Mac and it went away. I haven't seen it since.

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