Mac Pro :: Graphics Card Not Working / Unable To Detect Display

Oct 13, 2009

I just got a new mac pro dual quad core to replace my single dual core for work. Im trying to pull my Nividi Quadro 4500 out of my old machine that i had installed by apple in to my new machine. i get it all hoked in right but when i turn on my new machine it dosnt detect the display. Any suggestions?

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Heres a pic

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Intel GMA X3100:

Chipset Model:GMA X3100
VRAM (Total):144 MB
Vendor:Intel (0x8086)
Device ID:0x2a02
Revision ID:0x0003
Color LCD:
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Display Connector:
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