GTX 285 on a MacPro 2006?

Hi,

I’m hoping to get a GTX 285 running on a MacPro 2006 (Model Identifier MacPro2,1). We need it for CC 1.3 for double precision.

I know the specs say the 285 won’t run on the MP 2006, but why? I figure it’s not because the MP 2006 is PCIe and the newer ones are PCIe2.0 - I thought they were backwards compatiable.

Anyone know if there’s a hack for this? Otherwise, how about using a PC 285 with the bios hack?

As a fallback, what spec do I look for to see what cards will run on a MP 2006. We might be able to do single precision if need be.

Thanks,
Michael

It’s possible with pain and hacks.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php…7778&page=2

Oy! Thanks for the link. Sounds like a last resort.

Oy! Thanks for the link. Sounds like a last resort.