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foulgernz

foulgernz

Member Since 24 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 06 2012 12:37 AM
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In Topic: Ati Xfx 6970 Mountain Lion 10.8.2

28 November 2012 - 05:25 AM

Nothing venture - nothing gain - if it works it works, if it doesn't well I've added to my knowledge base

In Topic: Ati Xfx 6970 Mountain Lion 10.8.2

27 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

Update after a couple of days. I took the relevant files from a new MBP retina display as per TonyX86 and Netkas and I can get both cards (original and 6970 recognised if I safe boot. However if I boot normally I can get to the login screenand after a while get the finder but it beachballs continuously. I'm going to experiment next with the framework files from an iMac 27" i5 which my wife has simply because the processor is a 6970M. I'll report back when I have some results. If anyone wants to communicate - foulger@macservice.co.nz will get me.

In Topic: Ati Xfx 6970 Mountain Lion 10.8.2

24 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

I have a Mac Pro Early 2008 Quad Processor with 12 Gb RAM. I'm trying to get a Radeon/AMD Gigabyte 6970 video card to work on it. I've tried a fresh 10.8.2 installation with latest software updates. If I add the card with my original card in situ to check video etc and boot up into an ML recovery partition, both graphics cards are operational with a display hooked up to each. If I try to boot up from the fresh HD, the Apple logo shows, it goes through the boot sequence and then goes black and re-boots. If left on it will continue to do this until powered down via the on switch. I tried swapping the framework files from a 2012 retina display Mac Pro as suggested by Netkas but that doesn't seem to have fixed the problem. It works with an Apple supplied 5770 but I wanted to get a bit of extra juice going and since I read that 10.8.2 has the drivers for this card, I thought I would give it a go. If anyone would have any helpful suggestions or who has succeeded in getting a similar card working, I would be happy to communicate.
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