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Author Topic: XFX Radeon 5870, MacPro 3,1  (Read 6490 times)

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« on: March 10, 2014, 11:34:44 AM »

I have a MacPro 3,1 in which the stock videocard has failed, and I have an XFX Radeon 5870 sitting around unused...

Obviously there's no boot screen, but once Mavericks has booted it appears to work and is detected as a Radeon HD 5000 series. However, it is not without issues...

1, The Mac is unable to sleep or safe sleep with this card installed.
2, The card is detected as a generic 5000 series and not as a 5870.
3, No boot screen so no access to change boot device etc.

All of the above works fine with an nvidia 8800 card from another macpro, so i don't think theres an issue with the machine itself.

I was going to try flashing a new rom, and saw the sticked post referring to this:

"5870 XFX , efi part from imac -"

but this link appears to be dead...

What is my best course of action here? Is flashing the card likely to fix at least some of the above issues, and if so where can i get the appropriate rom image?
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 01:58:13 AM »

find the threads from that time period and post in those

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