[rescue] AppleMacanix GFX cards

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed Aug 31 14:37:44 CDT 2011

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 01:15:44PM -0500, Jonathan Patschke wrote:
> Double-check that the card has the correct firmware for your Mac.
> MacPro1,1 and MacPro2,1 need 32-bit firmware; later models need 64-bit
> firmware.  Also, if the card is significantly newer than what your Mac
> shipped with, make sure you have the latest graphics updates applied
> before you install the card (not a problem if you're running 10.6 and are
> up-to-date).


> There are, however, problems with some cards that have multiple DVI
> outputs that cause the secondary DVI port to not work.  Check on the
> forums for reports on the card you're looking to buy if this would be a
> dealbreaker for you.  Most work just fine, though.

In the past AppleMacanix would fully document the compatibility and
functional limitations of what they sold, and I expect they still do
that accurately.

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