Contribute
Register

A 5,1 High Sierra MacPro That Can't Remember

Joined
Jun 23, 2016
Messages
2
Hello all, I have a 5,1 Mac Pro (Aluminum) that I am trying to install a GTX 1080 into. The processors are 2x E5620 Xeon Quad cores. The system came with an ATI Radeon 5870 (1GB), which I still have. The brand of the GTX 1080 is MSI. SIP is ENABLED.

After selecting "NVIDIA Web Driver" in the NVIDIA Driver manager and rebooting, the system boots with the default graphics driver.

So far, this is what I've done:
1. Purchased a 6 pin female to 8 pin adapter. (Working off the logic that if the 5870 required 75 more watts from the board, it would be enough to power the GTX 1080)
2. Installed the NVIDIA Web Drivers for the OS and restarted. (10.13.4 - 17E202)
3. Installed the CUDA drivers for macOS and restarted. (LATEST - cudadriver_396.64_macos.dmg)
4. Clicked the option to use the NVIDIA Web Drivers.
5. Selected "Not Now" when prompted to restart.
6. Shut down the computer.
7. Remove the Radeon 5870.
8. Install the GTX 1080.
9. Power on.
10. The POST "chime" can be heard.
11. Switch monitor to correct source.

This yields NO VIDEO SIGNAL. I've tried using the 1080's DisplayPort, DVI, and HDMI ports, none of which display anything.

EDIT: I can Screen Share using another Apple Device. I tried to enable the NVIDIA Web Driver through that and reboot, but it still does not use the NVIDIA driver. The screen is still receiving no signal.

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have!
 
Last edited:

P1LGRIM

Moderator
Joined
Mar 2, 2012
Messages
21,613
Motherboard
Lenovo ThinkStation p300 ⌘
CPU
i7-4790K
Graphics
HD 4600
Mac
MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Classic Mac
Power Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
You have come to the wrong place.
This is a site dedicated to installing Apple operating systems onto non-Apple hardware.
Your problem may well be better addressed at one of the many Apple support forums elsewhere.
macvidcards.com may also help.

See also https://forums.macrumors.com/forums/mac-pro.1/
 
Top