Mac Pro :: How To Flash PC Video Card For Mac

Nov 7, 2010

I've been reading, researching, etc like crazy on flashing PC video cards for mac. Cindori's Post: The Golden Guide to Flashing Graphic Cards [URL]. This guide is GOLDEN!! And Rew's post: Step by Step: How to flash a PC 4870 1 Gig Video Card for your 2006 Mac Pro (1,1) [URL]. Have been really helpful. Only my ATI Radeon HD 2600XT stock card in my 2008 mac pro, totally fried/died out. So I have zero video card (I'm using a PC laptop now). And the tutorials on how to flash a PC cards requires plugging in both the old card (using it while dumping the ROM) and new card. I was looking into buy a Sapphire 4870 1G and I don't want to pay the $300 and plus already used flashed cards on eBay. The 4870 are cheaper compared to the 5870 at $400 plus. I was wondering if anybody got to flashing the 4870 using just the one video card on a mac pro 2008 (3.1)? I need a good video card to do 3D modeling in Maya and Mudbox. But don't want to pay double the price, or lesser choice for 'apple' approved hardware?


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Oct 21, 2008

Is it possible to flash a PNY/nvidia gforce 6200 256m PCI video card? I have searched google endlessly and have found no information regarding it.

I have a G4 AGP. The video card works well but I would like to set up multiple monitors and I prefer not having to purchase a new video card if possible.

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Sep 4, 2009

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Oct 14, 2007

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Aug 6, 2009

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Mac Pro :: Core Video Can Improve Flash Video Performance?

Feb 12, 2010

My PowerMac plays most small videos (640p) on YouTube just fine, as well it does an OK job at playing slightly larger videos in Quicktime. I would like to not have to worry about Flash any more. With the new 10.1 beta 2 I notice a nice boost in performance, almost tolerable. If I install a graphics card that supports Core Video will it free up the CPU? How can I tell if a card supports Core Video? As well, what cards do you recommend? Is it difficult to flash a graphics card to work with OS X Tiger in a PowerMac G4?

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PowerPC :: Video Card For A G5 - For Video Editing Watching Hulu And Youtube And Netflix

May 25, 2010

Well I got rid of the quicksilvers since they died. Power supplys gave out and took the motherboards, So I sold what was left on EBAY.

My G4 Ethernet was sold to a co-worked and he is quite happy.

And I got this off ebay today:

Dual 1.8GHz PowerPC G5Procs
Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-117D
Samsung HD160JJ/P 160GB SATA HDD (not apple labeled, not original to this system)
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Well I didnt' read the fine print and BAZINGA! I noticed that it comes without a video card.

So For video editing, watching hulu and youtube and netflix What do you guys recommend.

I do have a PCI GEforce at home with 512 megs for PC and I was wondering if I could flash it and if so, does anyone know of a good walkthrough?

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May 8, 2009

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May 13, 2010

trying to watch show on got this message. What the heck?

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Apr 28, 2010

I see here that my Mac Pro (Early 2008) is compatable with:

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NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
ATI Radeon HD 4870

It looks like in many cases there's two versions, and the mac version costs about 10x as much on ebay and in stores. Is that accurate, or is one of these models mac and pc compatable, and therefore the laws of supply and demand work in my favour?

(fyi: I just want the cheapest one, I don't do heavy GPU work)

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Mar 2, 2010

Here's my problem: I'd very much like to download an embedded flash video from this page: (One has to click 'start' for the flash to load.)

But web developers have become wily it seems. No longer do the old methods appear to work. I've tried: Apps for downloading youtube videos, using the Activity window in Safari (only a small SWF file of about 21kb appears in the activity window), numerous Firefox plugins� To no avail.

There are apparently apps for Windows that can manage to download these tricky types of videos, is there anything or any method on the Mac? I've been ripping my hair out trying. I've searched the forum, but none of the suggested methods work.

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Mac Pro :: Flash NVIDIA Card - Boot DOS

Apr 20, 2008

I bought a NVIDIA 8800GTS, since I saw it was possible to flash the card (thread in these forums). So I got the same card and was all excited! Unfortuantely I do not own a PC but I hoped I could flash the card within my MacPro (early 2008). Too bad that the flash utility nvflash.exe has to be run in a DOS environment. After fighting for a while I want to post my findings and maybe somebody know the solution.

Standard Dos BootCD will work on the mac but the USB keyboard won't be recognized :/ After trying the Hiren's Boot cd - I could use the keyboard, but there was no way the Loader could mount a RAM disk - I guess the MacPro handles ram differently than the standard PC. All I wanted to do is to access the NTFS filesystem so I could save my original NVidia ROM. No success I tried the HP USB Flash utility which creates a bootable USB flash drive with DOS on it but the MacPro doesn't recognise the drive as a bootable disk :/ Tried the same with an iPod but no success neither. So all I want is to boot into Dos with my MacPro - have a "writeable" drive so I can save my rom with the nvflash.exe and flash the card with the new and EFI64 rom version (which can be also found within another thread). Any1 an idea ? I think I am at the end of my knowledge... A .dmg that can be used to restore a Bootable DOS FAT32 partition that can be modified via OS X would be the bomb.

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Mac Pro :: Looking For A Specific PC NVidia Card To Flash

May 5, 2009

I was able to try the new NVidia 3D-Shutter-Glasses on a PC, and I liked it.

It is something I dreamed off in my C64-days long time ago ;-)

I think about getting a MacPro and installing a flashed NVidia-Card with the connector for the shutter-remote. I hope to have the card running under OSX as a normal card and, when booting into Vista ( for games only), I then can enjoy the 3D-effect.

Now: is there a new generation Nvidia-card with the 3D-connector that will be flashable for OSX? That would be great news for me. I know the new Quattro-card has this connector also for OSX (?), but this thing is way off limits in terms of pricing.

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Nov 28, 2009

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Jun 20, 2012

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In the meantime, I have no iTunes on my MacBook Air. Dragging out the external drive every time I want my own tunes is annoying.  I don't have the flashdrive space to have my music locally. 

However, I love the flash drive reader on my Macbook Air.  Could I put a copy of my iTunes library on the flash drive, and just pop it in when I want to access iTunes? 

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Apr 26, 2012

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Jun 25, 2012

I have lion 10.7 loaded My computer will not mount with a compact flash card. I have a photography business and this is crucial for me.

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OS X :: Slow Startup Speed Of Mac Pro Due To Flash Card / Reader

Feb 24, 2009

I have a two year old Mac Pro ( 2GB memory and 2GB RAM) which up until now has worked very well, extremely well really. Alas for some inexplicable reason it has decided to takes it's time coming out of the starting gate. It has gone from around 15 seconds to around 5 minutes. So far I have eliminated apps which I have not been using as well as a few startup items that I didn't really need.I have cleaned up my desktop so that there is only one Icon on it.

I have also de-fragged my startup drive.I have used Disk Utility which tells me that the disc is fine, and it seems to be working just fine when it is up and running. I have also unplugged my firewire and USB connections. I have run my cron scripts deleted all rotated log files and repaired disc permissions. Maybe I didn't need to, but heck, who knows, I am no expert. Maybe a reinstall may solve the problem or resetting the Pram may work. I don't really know for sure but I'll try anything just in case.

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Mar 13, 2010

I have the flash mount Sonnet 2 in 1 Card Reader ATM but would like to add some USB ports but the card has to be flash mount.

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Mac Pro :: Flash Video Performance On ATI 4870

Sep 1, 2009

Today I just bought and installed an (Apple) ATI 4870 for my '06 Mac Pro. It's all gone pretty smoothly, however I have noticed that flash video playback from sites such as Youtube and Vimeo are jerky. Have I missed something about installing a 4870 into an older MP? I thought it was basically plug and play - even though it's not officially supported by Apple. Quicktime movies are nice and smooth. This is under Snow Leopard, so I'm not sure if the problem exists under Leopard but I could probably move my last bootable backup drive into an enclosure with firewire and check things out.

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Oct 12, 2009

I remember hearing about a Safari plugin or application that converts Youtube videos into Quicktime MOV files. I'm doing a Powerpoint presentation and there's two online videos that I would like to convert to MOV to imbed in a Keynote presentation.

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Nov 27, 2009

Did a search, nothing, I want to rip a flash video off this website: [URL]. I have NO idea how to do it. I have FF and Safari, I don't care which one I use for this.

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MacBook Pro :: CPU Temp Is Between 65c To 67c Whenever Run Flash Video?

Jan 5, 2010

Whenever I run a flash video, according to my istats program, the CPU temp is between 65c to 67c. Is this normal? I never noticed this high temp on my previous 2.4 umbp. There are other sites that have flash video that makes it go up to 80-85c.

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Apr 3, 2012

We have a 13 inch white macbook (2010).A few weeks ago, the fan started running all the time at tremendous speeds. Here are the things I've tried:SMC reset. This did not help.PRAM reset. This seems to have helped a little. Whereas the fan was on high speed as soon as the computer booted before the PRAM reset, after I did this, it is seems to kick in only after a browser is opened.Update the latest version of 10.6.I've checked the Activity Monitor--nothing seems to be eating up a lot of resources. It's 80 to 90% idle when the fan is revved up.The bottom does not feel hot. I'm not sure how to check the temperature monitors on a mac. I also don't know the mac command to check the CPU temp. (I'm more of a linux guy usually). 

I think this is related--the day we noticed the fan, Hulu videos--not high def, just the middle range, 360 option), started stuttering. This is not a buffering problem, because the buffer is full. But the videos drop a few frames a second, or so it seems. The audio is ok, I think.I've updated Flash, but that did not help either problem.

MacBook (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Air :: Flash Video Won't Play

Apr 8, 2012

Having issues with streaming and Flash media.  When watching Hulu or, adverts will play but then won't buffer the video.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 13" Air i7

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Jun 28, 2012

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Feb 10, 2012

I recently purchased a Mac Book Pro.  I have had a PC for years.  I've discovered that Apple doesn't allow flash player and I have membership in two greeting card websites.  Now that I've already paid a yearly membership in both, I'm out of the money and I can't send cards.

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Dec 17, 2010

a short question to the experts out there. I wanna capture the following kick-ass web-exclusive live performance by Jenny & Johnny on my hard disk:


I want to achieve this in the best quality possible, meaning that the best thing would preserving the quality (which already is very compressed, of course) 100%. The final format would be mp4 to include it to my iTunes library, so the best thing would be a direct convert without an AVI-step or something like that between.

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Sep 25, 2008

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Oct 5, 2008

Just noticed that when I'm lying on the bed with my MBA on my legs, watching so [URL] starts skipping in about 10-15 minutes.

I don't see core shutdowns.....but actually the video/audio is going to desync and starts this normal? Do I have to get a MB/MBP just to watch Hulu and flash videos?

I think this may be related to the temperature, but usually it's not that hot.

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Feb 12, 2009

Sometimes when I'm streaming flash videos (youtube and other sites) the video pauses, even though it has loaded the rest of the video. It usually locks up Firefox for about 20 seconds and then continues playing the rest of the video. What could this be? I am running the latest version of flash as well. Maybe I don't have enough cache allotted to handle it in Firefox?

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Mar 10, 2009

I desperately need to capture some video from the below site: [URL:...] does anyone have any idea how to capture it, not sure if the standard youtube focused ones will do it?

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Aug 12, 2009

I have a Late 2008 Unibody MacBook Pro. I love it, it's great. I upgraded to a 500gb HD and 4GB of RAM.Since I purchased it, Flash videos (Vimeo, YouTube, etc..) are jerkey in both Safari (3.0 and 4.0) and in Firefox (3.0 and 3.5). I've tried updating my Flash player, and just nothing seems to work. The audio plays fine, but the video stutters almost every few seconds. My video settings are on "Best Performance".

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Dec 31, 2009

I'm trying to make an old iMac G5 (17" 1.8ghz non-iSight model) of mine useful again and am giving it to my mother, but after adding another 1gb stick of memory (making it 1.5gb total), putting in a new 7200rpm 500gb HDD and upgrading it to 10.5, I'm experiencing stuttering youtube in Safari and general sluggishness.

Could it be possible that Leopard, although supporting PPC is slowing it down? Maybe, then, downgrading to Tiger again might fix things. Mostly, I'm confused at why it would be struggling to play YouTube clips in Safari (and in the newest build of Webkit, even).

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Jul 19, 2010

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May 8, 2012

I am recieving an error message when I try to copy new files (images, documents) to mac from flash drive/SD card. The message is saying "operation cannot be completed because an item already exists with that name." They are brand new therefore not the same name? I cannot even put them in a brand new folder..

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Nov 8, 2010

Although Sothink Web Video Downloader for Firefox v5.7 downloads most of the time, there are many sites where it does not work. Anyone have any suggestions of other ways to download flash video on a web-page?

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Nov 28, 2010

I used my 13.3/1.86/4GB MBA to watch football today and was pretty surprised with the poor battery results. Would this seem normal?

Took off charger at 11:45AM CST, battery 100%Apps open - Mail, Chrome, Parallels with Win XP running, no XP apps open11:45-12:00pm - Simple browsing, no flash running (I use FlashBlock)12:00pm - I start up one window for NFL Sunday Ticket Online, Flash fullscreen video and one window for my Yahoo Fantasy Sports which also uses Flash. For the bulk of the time the NFL game is on fullscreen video with my Fantasy app running in the background1:15pm - I notice my battery is down to 48% with approx 1 hr 10 min remaining. I check my screen brightness and it is at 100% (not sure why), I reduce brightness to 50%1:15 - I use the computer same as at 12:00pm but now at 50% brightness
2:20 - My computer goes into hibernation (there was a low battery warning about 5-10 mins earlier.

So I essentially got 2 1/2 hours of usage with the bulk being heavy usage with flash. For the bulk of the time the computer was using 50-60% of the processor and the exhaust was about 3400rpm (the fan was audible but not loud). Does this usage time seem normal for what I did? I would have expected at least to get 4-5 hours with a 13.3 using flash. Also I was surprised that the battery life didn't improve at all after dropping screen brightness from 100% to 50%.

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