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Is GeForce 8400GS a good card for ML?


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Hello.I am looking for a graphics card to use in ML with QECI support. After some searching, I cam across this card http://www.amazon.co...L/dp/B006M1MW1Q but I'm not sure if this will work for my needs. My proc only supports HD 2000 graphics so that obviously won't work. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Anyone?

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It does work however I would spend a little more money and buy the ATI 5770.

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Why would you buy this card over the one I mentioned? Just trying to see if it is worth it to buy the more expensive card. I only need basic graphics support with QE/CI. I'm not gonna play any games on it, more like just iMovie and iBooks Author.

It does work however I would spend a little more money and buy the ATI 5770.

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Something a bit more powerful. HDMI audio works much easier. Supports more then 2 screens (if needed). Will last you a long time were as the 8400GS is very old and there is no longer support for the Gen before that so I would think that support for that gen may be drooped in the next OS X. Just a thought.

Sometime going cheap will cost you more money later then doing it right the first time.

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Yes it works for me out of the box. Had to modify the kext in lion though.

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Something a bit more powerful. HDMI audio works much easier. Supports more then 2 screens (if needed). Will last you a long time were as the 8400GS is very old and there is no longer support for the Gen before that so I would think that support for that gen may be drooped in the next OS X. Just a thought.

Sometime going cheap will cost you more money later then doing it right the first time.


Could you recommend a card that is $50 or less that will be supported for a while?

Yes it works for me out of the box. Had to modify the kext in lion though.


What kext did you have to modify?

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Yes it works for me out of the box. Had to modify the kext in lion though.


Really? OOB? OOB means NO KEXT EDIT!

Could you recommend a card that is $50 or less that will be supported for a while?


Nvidia GT 620

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130791

$30 after MIR

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Really? OOB? OOB means NO KEXT EDIT!


Really? OOB? OOB means NO KEXT EDIT!



Nvidia GT 620

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130791

$30 after MIR


Awesome. Thank you very much. Will this work with my 1366x768 VGA monitor if I use a DVI adapter?



Nvidia GT 620

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130791

$30 after MIR


Awesome. Thank you very much.

Awesome. Thank you very much.

Will this work with my 1366x768 monitor if I use an adapter?

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Awesome. Thank you very much.


Will this work with my 1366x768 monitor if I use an adapter?


Yes, 800x600 is the lowest it supports so you should be fine. Enjoy. Also with the proper DSDT edit HDMI audio should work without any kext modification as well.

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Yes, 800x600 is the lowest it supports so you should be fine. Enjoy. Also with the proper DSDT edit HDMI audio should work without any kext modification as well.


I assume this will work OOB with full QE/CI, correct?

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Yes, I always recommend using the Nvidia Retail drivers instead of the native ones.

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Really? OOB? OOB means NO KEXT ED


Sorry I mean I need to add device id to nval50 in lion, but no need to do that in 10.8.

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So it works OOB in ML for you with full QE/CI?

Sorry I mean I need to add device id to nval50 in lion, but no need to do that in 10.8.


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Really? OOB? OOB means NO KEXT EDIT!



Nvidia GT 620

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130791

$30 after MIR


Rampage,

I didn't see this card on the HCL for 10.8.2. Is there anything else I have to do to get it working? Also, if I get this card, and a PCI-Express adapter for it, will it work OOB? What about in Windows 7?

http://www.ebay.com/...=item51a2672914

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Mot sure look around on Ebay for one from a Mac.

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I will be sure to do that. I thought they were all the same? Is it OK that the graphics card isnt on the HCL?

Mot sure look around on Ebay for one from a Mac.


Sorry, forgot to quote

Mot sure look around on Ebay for one from a Mac.


All the Atheros and Broadcomm chips should work, correct?

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I will be sure to do that. I thought they were all the same? Is it OK that the graphics card isnt on the HCL?



Sorry, forgot to quote



All the Atheros and Broadcomm chips should work, correct?


No. There is ones with a device ID of 27xx or xx27 that do not work. The 23xx or xx23 is the ones that work. I can't remember the order off the top of my head for the device ID's.

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No. There is ones with a device ID of 27xx or xx27 that do not work. The 23xx or xx23 is the ones that work. I can't remember the order off the top of my head for the device ID's.


Is there a way to tell the device ID before I buy it?





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