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Can I fit gtx 460 card in mac pro 1 1

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October 30, 2011 7:01:47 AM

Hi, I want to upgrade my std GT7300 in my Mac Pro 1.1 as it is NOT good for gaming. I am running XP on my machine and and is looking for a good option for future games. I will appreciate any advice!


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a c 110 U Graphics card
October 30, 2011 8:03:02 AM

hehe mac user is trying to game here, anyways i think the pcie x16 is a 1.1 slot, not a 2.0 slot. So Im not sure what to do here.
October 30, 2011 8:22:33 AM

Hi, what other options do I have like -maybe a GTX 280?
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a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2011 8:26:07 AM

you dont have any other option. AFAIK, you cant add hardware to macs.
also, 99.999% of the games dont run on macs. so a gpu upgrade is worthless, unless you run windows on them.
October 30, 2011 8:32:17 AM

Yes, I ran Windows XP SP3 on the Mac Pro and can install Windows 7 if needed!
a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2011 9:08:56 AM

I read somewhere that 2.1 graphic card cannot be put in 1.1 slot, because of the "compatibility". I may be wrong. Anyways, to be on the safe side, pick the 2.0 GPU, the GTX 460 if im not wrong.
October 30, 2011 10:02:59 AM

Hi, the 8800 GT which Apple recommends to replace the 7300 GT is a PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot.
October 30, 2011 1:51:25 PM

I am at present in Kosovo and I have been at the Mac Franchise and they only support laptops here. So, I do not have any Mac support and is looking at alternatives to upgrade my graphic card. Where ever I come and I mentioned I got a Mac they sent me straight back to the Apple guys. So, I just want to walk into a store, by something which will work and come to install it myself!!!!

All advice/recommendations will be appreciated.

Thanks for the replies up to now!! It is nice to learn from the experience of other in order not to make the same mistakes.