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bobthecow

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  1. Selling my 17" MBP, purchased from Apple last summer. Since the day it came it has been enclosed in Invisible Shield (full body) protection, so it has no scratches. Beautiful screen in perfect condition, no dead pixels. Comes with original box, cables, software, manuals, etc. Specs: Apple Model No: MA897LL/A, MacBookPro3,1 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7700) 800 MHz System Bus 2 GB RAM nVidia GeForce 8600M GT 17" Widescreen Glossy Display (1920x1200 Resolution) 160 GB Hard Drive 8X DL "SuperDrive" 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR USB Ports: 3 (2.0) Firewire Ports: 1 (400), 1 (800) Expansion Slots: ExpressCard/34 Battery Type: 68 W/Hr Li-Poly Battery Life: 5.75 Hours Dimensions: 1.0 x 15.4 x 10.4 Avg. Weight: 6.8 lbs. (3.08 kg) Invisible Shield Guaranteed Protection More Information & eBay Auction Link I am not opposed to an off-eBay sale either, so feel free to contact me with an offer. Shoot me a PM if you're interested or want more info.
  2. bobthecow

    8800 GTS/GTX Mac Pro Taskforce

    Now that Apple has released new Mac Pros, with 8800 GTs available as a BTO option, it would make sense that 8800 GTXs should work too. Will 10.5.2 bring the Mac Pro new drivers for the 8800 series?
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    8800 GTS/GTX Mac Pro Taskforce

    Yes, I understand that that is the reason they could use the PC X1900 XT. What about flashing to the Quadro FX 4500, like I said earlier? If that isn't possible, I have a MPB as well as the Mac Pro. Just tell me how I can help... We really need to get this working!
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    8800 GTS/GTX Mac Pro Taskforce

    Ok, my 8800 GTX arrived, and I have been using it in Windows. So, correct me if I am wrong, but people have successfully flashed PC X1900 XTs to be compatible with the Mac Pro, because the ROM they flashed onto the card was a Mac one with the EFI and BIOS. Is it possible to apply the same princliple and flash the 8800 GTX PC Version to say, the Mac Pro Quadro FX 4500 to gain the necessary EFI component? Or could we extract the EFI from the Quadro FX 4500? $100.00, anyone?
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    8800 GTS/GTX Mac Pro Taskforce

    I don't know if this will expedite the process, but I really need to get the 8800 GTX working in Mac OS X on my Mac Pro. So, I am bumping up the reward to $100 USD (ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS) via PayPal, if someone can help me get it working. Thank you.
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    8800 GTS/GTX Mac Pro Taskforce

    Ok thank you. 10.5.1 just came out, and I believe the nVidia kexts have been updated. It doesn't help us much though. Anyone have any ideas?
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    8800 GTS/GTX Mac Pro Taskforce

    So, to summarize, the main obstacle is that the Mac Pro EFI is 32 bit? And the card wants a 64 bit EFI? Also, could we flash the 8800 to the Quadro ROM to allow Mac OS X to boot? Please explain if I am misinterpreting the information. P.S. My 8800 GTX is in the mail and I have a 30 day replacement warranty, so just tell me what I need to do.
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    8800 GTS/GTX Mac Pro Taskforce

    Hey all- I know I'm not the only Mac Pro owner that wants to upgrade from the lowly 7300 GT or outdated X1900 XT. People have successfully gotten the 8800 GTX and 8800 GTS working booting to Windows (only). However, the computer will not even boot into Mac OS X with the 8800 card installed (and a 7300 GT in for example). Since we have the 8800 cards (except for GT) working in Leopard on Hackintoshes, why can't we do it on a real Mac? With the NVinject work done, we should be able to do it. For those who don't know Mac Pro owners will need two (2) of these power cables to supply adequate power to the GPU: http://www.welovemacs.com/9227128.html So to expedite the process I am placing a twenty dollar ($20.00 USD) purse if we can get this to work. The person who makes the breakthrough will get the purse via PayPal. Other people may pledge as well. Let's get this project moving!
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    Updating to 10.4.8 or 10.4.9 from 10.4.5

    I don't mind doing that. Should I just download the combined updates from Apple, and update step-by-step? Because I thought the updates hang @ 50%, or was that just in Software Update?
  10. Hey all, I have my OSx86 installation just the way I want it. I have wireless, sound, display drivers etc. all working. However, I am running in 10.4.5, and I really would like to update to 10.4.8 or 10.4.9. I know that this isn't possible through Software Update (freezes at 50% of Optimization). I also know that there are full ISOs of 10.4.9 out there. I don't want to re-download a full ISO, is there another way to update to 10.4.8 or 10.4.9? Thanks in advance.
  11. Never Used! I purchased this card by mistake because the Apple sales rep said Mac OS X can run in SLI, but it turns out it can't. It will work running in SLI in Windows. Seeing as I only have one monitor, it is no use to me. My loss is your gain. This card has never been used. Bought direct from Apple in my custom Mac Pro, in September. This card is worth $150 retail. Details: The NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT provides excellent all-around performance in creative and productivity applications. It features a 256MB frame buffer and both a single-link DVI port and a dual-link DVI port, making it capable of simultaneously supporting one 23-inch and one 30-inch Apple Cinema Display running at a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels. This is the graphics card that ships with the Apple Mac Pro. * 256 MB GDDR2 SDRAM * PCI Express interface * Built for the Mac Pro * 1 Dual-link DVI port * 1 Single-link DVI port * Occupies one PCIe slot PLEASE NOTE THIS CARD WILL ONLY WORK IN AN APPLE MAC PRO SYSTEM, it will NOT work in PowerMac G5 systems with a PCIe bus. I prefer Paypal. REPLY TO THIS POST, PM ME, OR EMAIL ME AT OBLETZS@OES.EDU WITH A REASONABLE OFFER
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