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No Hardware Acceleration EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1024 GB 10.6.x

nvidia gts 450 10.6 hardware acceleration amd phenom

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MelloAndroid5123

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Hello everyone, I'm here to ask if anyone knows how to get hardware acceleration working on an EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1024 GB. I've tried the tonymacx86 nVIDIA update, an EFI string, and the official nVIDIA CUDA driver. I'm running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.5 but I can upgrade to any version. I'm only on 10.6.5 because of the tonymacx86 update. I'm pretty sure I don't have hardware acceleration because I can't change my screen resolution, and certain animations like clicking the Application folder are slugish. I have an AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.2 GHz, and 8 Gigabytes of RAM. I'm really hoping this can be fixed as it's the only thing not working :wallbash: Thanks in advance :thumbsup_anim:

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For my knowledge :
1. Cuda drivers cant help OpenGL/CI/QE - they are only for CUDA Apps needed
2. Fermi gpus, you have , cant work with 10.6 . I think you will need at least 10.7
3. I dont know if AMD CPU pathes (for kernel) are already available for latest 10.7.4

So i would start first to check if AMD cpu can handle 10.7.x, then install 10.7 on on extra / extrnal HD/USB Stick (8GB+) for testing.
Normally lastest chameleon (latest 3 months) with graphicsenabler=yes helps gpu for full OpenGL/Ci support.
Only OpenCL (not really used todays) need some path for fermi.

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Oh, thank you :D I heard something about a beta legacy kernel so I'll try that out. I think this card is just highly unsupported sadly :/ Thank you for helping me get things straight :)





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