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EricWHiss

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Hi All,
I'm not up on any of the hardware and thought I'd ask the group.  I have a Mac Pro 8 core model 3.1  which I am running an older Cinema display (through the cable converter box) and a NEC 2690wuxi2.    I'm experiencing some weird wonky screen scrambles from time to time - usually when I am doing longer photo edit sessions.  Very often with Phocus, and Capture One but sometimes with other apps like lightroom.   I am thinking my graphics card is getting hot and taking a break?   Just thinking to replace my graphics card might take care of this and give a modest gain in performance too?

I see a Nvidia quadro 4000 and a radeon  HD 5770 are compatible with my machine but suspect there are others too?

Anyone have any thoughts or recommendations? 
Thanks,
Eric
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Re: Advice needed on graphics card replacement for Mac Pro 3,1 8 core
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010, 02:08:55 AM »

Eric,
You might be interested in this on-going discussion: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=49592.0;topicseen
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