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Mike Sweet
Replacement for NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 - Early 2009 Mac Pro
on Jan 27, 2014 at 1:11:22 am

Can someone suggest a replacement for the NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 video card that is significantly faster? Thanks


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Rick Lavon
Re: Replacement for NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 - Early 2009 Mac Pro
on Jan 27, 2014 at 3:27:47 pm

Hi Mike-
In the same boat...did you ever find an answer to your question?



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John Pale
Re: Replacement for NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 - Early 2009 Mac Pro
on Jan 27, 2014 at 6:50:16 pm

What software are you using that you need a faster card for?

FCP7 makes little use of the graphics card compared to FCPX , premiere or Resolve.

Depending on which one, the recommendation might be different (FCP x is better with AMD cards, the others are better with Nvidia)


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Rick Lavon
Re: Replacement for NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 - Early 2009 Mac Pro
on Jan 27, 2014 at 6:57:10 pm

I had mentioned After Effects CS6. At the moment its about 60/40 AE work



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Mike Sweet
Re: Replacement for NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 - Early 2009 Mac Pro
on Jan 27, 2014 at 8:48:33 pm

Thanks John. It's for FCP 7. I'm having major problems with video running on the viewer, and when trying to hook up a second display for preview purposes. Unrendered video (QT Prores LT) - which shows green in the video render status bar on the timeline - simply does not run, and stays on still image, whilst audio plays. Likewise when second display added that freezes too. Might this be an indication that the current GPU is failing?

The 2009 Mac Pro has 8GB of RAM.



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Rick Lavon
Re: Replacement for NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 - Early 2009 Mac Pro
on Jan 27, 2014 at 9:38:23 pm

I'm sure you checked, but I'll mention it anyway-
sequence/content mismatch
External viewer not set to correct output

You didn't mention your capture card/output device. Would it possibly be set to the incorrect setting?

When all else fails, run an easy setup, accept all the settings and try bars to see if that plays OK. Then import a clip and see.



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