Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2013 8:19 AM (in response to Bill Carter)
That's about US$181. They sell new in the US for about US$249. Note in the picture has a wire in it. There should already be a wire from the previous card that you can simply unplug from the old card, take out the card, put in the new card, and plug in the cable into the new card. If your old card doesn't have a power wire, use the one they give you. There's a slot on the motherboard where you can plug it in. If memory serves me, it should have one (the old card). Hope this helps!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to tomfromdorchester)
No the 7300GT did not use any aux power.
Amazon and others do sell those special design 6-pin cables.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2013 8:35 AM (in response to The hatter)
In the picture on ebay, it shows it comes with the 6-pin wire. I wasn't sure if his old card used a wire or not. Hence my post telling him he will need a power supply for this new card.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to tomfromdorchester)
Tom from Dorchester-
the asterisks accurately reflect the number of characters. I expect the substituted word was the rhyming politically inappropriate word that starts with b.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 3:06 AM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
In case anyone is interested, this is the best UK price I've found: http://www.dabs.com/products/apple-ati-radeon-hd-5770-1gb-pci-express-2-0-x16-gr aphics-upgrade-kit-for-mac-pro-dvi---mdp-87QR.html
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to Bill Carter)
I was surprised when I bougtht their FBDIMMs but they are top tier, well made and run cooler. (about time!) So $32 for 2x2GB is not a fluke or misprint or "junk gray market" memory.
On the video card I would be more selective and careful. Want or need that early boot screen? fork over for a geniume Apple card.
SSD is an older SATA II, then by all means try the $100+ Samsung 840.
Heavy CS6 with LARGE files may need to max out RAM and storage, someone with access to some server grade FBDIMMs actually was able to get some 4x8GB FBDIMMs, worked so they stuck in another 32GB and is running fine --- on a 2008 3,1 of all things! otherwise I woudl get either the "what where they thinking??" 2013 "cylinder thing" or pick up a 2010 Special $1800 and upgrade it on your own (6-core, 48GB, PCIe SSDs for booting and scratch).
2008 users CAN use other GPU if they have 10.8.3+ besides the 5770. Check
http://www.barefeats.com which did half a dozen reports in last 3 months.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2013 6:18 PM (in response to Ramón G Castañeda)
The reason is that it may have trouble playing copy-protected movies, according to this article:Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2013 1:02 AM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
Didn't know this discussion was still going!
But anyway, since March I have been using a brand new, UK purchased Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB card, in my Mac Pro 1.1, (model 09G January 2008), 2x2.66 dual core/8Gb/OSX Lion on a 240Gb SSD main drive.
Have experienced no problems with the new card and regularly run 2 x 20" Apple Cinema Displays, and sometimes a third display using my 37' Samsung Smart TV - again no problems.
Have also run copyrighted DVD films without any problems. HTH?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2013 5:26 AM (in response to Ramón G Castañeda)
Ramón G Castañeda wrote:
JUST for general information, the one Apple sells currently is advertised not for use in early 2006-2007 first-generation Mac Pros.
That is false information.
It works perfectly fine in 1,1 and 2,1 Mac Pros with no issues in both OSX and Windows XP/7.
I can play copyrighted games, DVD and Blu-Ray with mine which I bought from Apple's website.
The only issue is it requires 10.6.5 to work in OSX which means you will need a second older video card or second machine to install from the retail DVD.
Apple says it won't work because they didn't sell the 5770 in MacPros until 2010.
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