Putting my two cents in from the original post I put up.
Once I just bought, yes much more expensive than the PC version, and installed the card I have not had any issues. It continues to go strong despite the Mac Pro 1.1 being too old to run Mountain Lion my Mac is still going strong. A friend, web designer, uses one model higher had to go with a cheaper card that's not the 5770. Don't recall what she is using, but she seems to still be able power the 30' Cinema display and all the demands she had before her card died.
According to this article, the 5770 provides almsot all of the performance of the 5870 in the 2006 and 2007 Mac Pro. And the price is about half the US$450 for the 5870!
B&H? What does that mean? Should I get it from the apple store instead? I was gonna bundle it it with more ram on amazon. Should I add Lion to my package?
Found this on Amazon..good or bad idea?
I ordered Lion with Apple (download), and ordered an additional 4GB of ram (which would bring me up to 8GB of new ram) and the ATI 5770 from Amazon (2 day shipping).
I will keep my fingers crossed, install it all and let y'all know if this fixed my problem.
I absolutley appreciate all the time and information all of you shared and am really grateful for this.
Sorry for not being as computer savy as most of you and thanks for baring with me during this time of frustration!
Don't install Lion "over" Snow Leopard.
Use Setup Assistant.
Keep 10.6.8 as is for first month or so and you cna dual boot. You can also run SL under Lion as a VM - especially if you:
Have 8-core 5300's - can upgrade the 1,1
Have the system on a SSD and VM even on SSD helps.
Keep system and data on separate drives.
The Lion download installer will "self destruct" and remove itself on the first restart.
SAVE IT somewhere instead. You can create a Lion Install flash drive (8GB is needed).2x2GB FBDIMM DDR2 667MHz @ $29
Create an OS X Lion Install disc
If you are exceptionally handy, you can dis-assemble the processor modules, remove the heatsinks, and replace the processor parts themselves. You would need to re-apply the thermally-conductive grease and make certain all are correctly installed, as errors that lead to overheating may cause processor damage.
I just got the card (ati 5770), installed it and "BAMMMM"...I am back in business! Thank you guys!. How do I mark with "this solved my problem"? Just write in a reply?
Now before I move on: when I restarted the computer, the Expansion slot utility window opened up and told mne that my card is running below max speed. Do I have to worry about it, do anything. If it's a matter allocating more whatever, how do I this? The other 4 profiles I am offered all use more than one graphics card, as far as I can tell, and I am only using one (in slot 2)
The Mac Pro 1,1 only has one place for a double wide 16x graphic card: slot #1.
To "solve" you would have had to:
start your own thread
have someone "move" your section of the thread to a new thread.
which is why try to avoid the "me too" or "thread hijack" of the Original Poster (seen on forums as the "OP")
Lion and our PCIe slots, there is a program - may not work right? in /Library/CoreServices? and you can tell the utility to ignore or make the changes. Move the card. Does not hurt and might also want to do what is an SMC RESET when changing hardware in any manner.
General info on SMC Reset and other tips:Troubleshooting: My computer won't turn on
If your Macintosh computer won't turn on, here's how to troubleshoot it. Please keep in mind that although your computer may display similar symptoms that prevent it from showing video, this article discusses what to do if the computer won't turn on, meaning that when you press the power button:
- You don't hear a startup chime.
- You don't hear any fan or drive noise.
- The power button or power indicator doesn't light up at all.
- You may hear a startup chime.
- You may hear fan or drive noise.
- You may see the power button or power indicator light up.
If your computer won't turn on, try each of these steps:
- Make sure that the power cord is plugged into a working wall outlet, and that it's properly connected to the power adapter. (To check if the wall socket is working, plug in a lamp or other electrical device.)
- Make sure that the power adapter is properly connected to the power port on the side or back of the computer.
- Disconnect all accessories that are plugged into the computer, such as a printer, hub, or other mobile device.
- Reset the computer's PMU, SMC, or PRAM. Refer to the instructions for your model:
reset SMC For "Mac wont' turn on or boot" and related
General purpose Mac troubleshooting guide: Isolating issues in Mac OS X
Creating a temporary user to isolate user-specific problems: Isolating an issue by using another user account
Identifying resource hogs and other tips: Using Activity Monitor to read System Memory and determine how much RAM is being used
Starting the computer in "safe mode": Mac OS X: What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?
To identify potential hardware problems: Apple Hardware Test
General Mac maintenance: Tips to keep your Mac in top form