New Video card not working with 10.6?

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Hi. I just got a New ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB video card which works fine on 10.5.8 but doesn't seem to work on 10.6? I say this because when I switch drives, all I get is the spinning wheel. I stop it after about 2-3 minutes, should I let it try longer?



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    The 4870 that shipped with Macs only ever had 512MiB of memory (so says MacTracker). This probaly means that you have a flashed PC card. You can't depend on that working, and you are now seeing why. You might want to mention important details like that when posting.
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    Originally Posted by Karl Kuehn View Post


    The 4870 that shipped with Macs only ever had 512MiB of memory (so says MacTracker). This probably means that you have a flashed PC card.



    They work natively.



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    You might want to mention important details like that when posting.



    Like the fact that they work natively?



    ncee, if you can get to Lion (meaning you don't have any applications that will conflict with the lack of Rosetta), do. I think it restores proper support for regular cards.



    And Mountain Lion supports the Radeon 69xx and nVidia 6xx families, but as you have a first-gen Mac Pro, that doesn't do you much good…
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    nceencee Posts: 836member
    I would have mentioned anything I thought was important.



    I just purchased this from Mac Pro and it states it's for a Mac, ans that it will run on OS 10.5 and up.



    I wasn't hiding anything.



    - http://www.macproonline.com/Mac-Pro-...-p9316959.html



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    It works fine on 10.6 now that I switched ports. It seems most of the ones on the front aren't working full time.
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    Originally Posted by ncee View Post


    Hi. I just got a New ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB video card which works fine on 10.5.8 but doesn't seem to work on 10.6? I say this because when I switch drives, all I get is the spinning wheel. I stop it after about 2-3 minutes, should I let it try longer?



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    Desktop Mac 2.66 1,1



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    Thanks
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