Since obtaining a replacement was such a hassle in the first place, I decided to deal with it myself by installing a 3rd party cooler knowing there was no way back. Get the item you ordered or get your money back. Although G5 was still under warranty and card bought direct from Apple, I was not able to get them to send me an updated G5 restore Disc. Dual quad-core Xeon 2. Wireless keyboards can be used, but are much more cranky. See other items More I thought it would of still turned on with a black screen until the desktop?
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Thought it might be a flash issue. Well I just wanted to pass on the great info about this card. I only found 1 post on Apple’s discussion forums. I’m truly sorry you had problems and for the typical standard support replies.
Then, a wave of multicolored artifact blocks would sweep across the screen, and the computer would freeze, requiring a hard reboot. His original mail on problems follows I have a Mac Pro.
And we have the hardware raid card as well, with 3 drives in a Raid 5 configuration. I can’t really say how it would behave with pro apps like Motion of Aperture, but I’d think the fan would stay pretty quiet. I raddon the following thread detailing my issues with my original raadeon, and how much better the replacement got.
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Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. This thing definitely generates some heat out the back, but I love it. I had sti great problems installing but the documentation was pretty bare bones. All Intel-based Mac Pro models.
This macc will ship to United Statesbut the seller has not specified shipping options. Since obtaining a replacement was such a hassle in the first place, I decided to deal with it myself by installing a 3rd party cooler knowing there was no way back.
When I booted it up connected to the old card, it came up with rafeon expansion slot utility saying there was two video cards installed and that the new card was running fine.
Reply I have this question too I have this question too Me too Me too. Otherwise you’d see it consistently in other similar tasks that didn’t rely on a remote data source. I guess I am not speaking as a hard core gamer, but I still play my games that are offered for the mac and the works great!
Ive tried both video outputs on the new card, but nothings happening.
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Contrary to the great claims of subtle heat-based fan control, the sounded like someone in the distance using a chainsaw. If I connect it to the old video card it works fine. It seems card comes with inadequate cooling, or else my unit is defective.
Tried the once more to make sure it wasn’t a seating problem and used the other power connector this time Estimated on or before Sat. Dual display capable – this card will drive dual independent displays aka Extended Desktop or dual mirrored displays aka Mirrored Desktop. Tried booting from CD, no difference eliminating the driver as culprit – although, as I said, the grey boot screen was also screwy.
I’ve had the for about a month but the experience has not been good.
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This video card is for Intel-Based Mac Pro machines only. Over the past few days my system has been having some mysterious problems with games and Photoshop crashing, which I thought might have radepn to do with cooling, rdeon the front fan in the Mac Pro has been making an occasional clicking sound. Dual quad-core Xeon 2.
I still see an absolute bare minimum of information about the on the site after all these months. Thought it might even be a temp issue, but the Accelero keeps it warm but not volcanic. Then the fan would keep running at increased speed for a while. Also I’m quite disappointed that 3D-overrides raceon no longer included.
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