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Firmware flash 4.1 > 5.1:  http://netkas.org/?p=781 Intel Xeon 3.33 6 cores: http://www.provantage.com/intel-bx80613w3680~7ITEP374.htm A long 3 mm Hex Key: http://www.amazon.com/Eklind-3mm-long-Cush-grip-T-handle/dp/B000X285AW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365422427&sr=8-1&keywords=hex+key+3+mm Thermal paste:...
I have this one OWC 240 GB, at 530$ (3 years Warranty) : http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other...ting/SSDMX240/ and I am very happy with it.
According to several sources, the OWC SSD are highly recommended. That's why I bought one for my MacPro: 240 GB and it rocks. http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/inter..._SSD_Sandforce
Cinebench scores of the Quadro nVidia are not better than the ATI Radeon 5870, so the latter one is the best bang for the buck.
Yesterday I installed the ATI Radeon 5870 in my MacPro Nehalem 2009. Unlike with the 5770, the pci expansion bay fan isn't noisy, except for a few seconds at startup. Fan speed quicky drops then from 2000 rpm to 800 rpm which is very acceptable. Now I have a silent and speedy card in my Mac. I don't know if the 5770 was a faulty card or this noise issue happens with all the 5770 cards. According to the Apple store, the 5870 is compatible with my MacPro, and the 5770 isn't....
The fans aren't misbehaving now while only the GeForce 120 is in PCie-slot 1. The GT 120 doesn't need a power cable connected to the logic board.
Does this mean that if I upgrade to an ATI radeon 5870, that I will have the same trouble?
It seems that not the ATI fan but the fans from the PCI-expansion bay and the power supply are the culprit. Any ideas? TIA
After more than half an hour, speed is now below 1000 rpm and noise is acceptable now. But every time I restart my computer, it takes a long time before the noise and fan speed is reduced. Is the 5870 also so noisy?
I replaced the stock video card (GeForce GT 120) from my Mac Pro 2009 by the ATI Radeon 5770. While performance is good, this card is unacceptable noisy. Fan speed, measured by iStat Pro, is between 1700-2100 rpm. It is the only PCIe-card in my MacPro. Any suggestions? TIA
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