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nvidia geforce 8500 hdmi dvi vga not working mountian lion graphics card

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bj_dyr

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hi there,
i am new to the forum but have been lurking for a while... i have a nvidia geforce 8500 gt (512mb) graphics card that i cannot seem to get working fully with mountain lion. ideally i would like to run two monitors, one from the vga port and one from the dvi port using a dvi-hdmi adapter. if i run a dvi cable directly to the monitor it works flawlessly (full resolution with qe/ci enabled) but i get nothing if i use the dvi-hdmi adapter and nothing from the vga port.
note: it does work from the vga port and dvi-hdmi adapter when booting, but the screen goes black and i get 'no input' as soon as osx starts.
graphicsenabler is set to yes
no other graphics kexts have been installed
it was a clean install of mountain lion
my dsdt is attached

system specs are as follows:
motherboard: ga-p35-ds3l
processor: intel q6600 core2 quad 2.4ghz
memory: 4gb ddr2 sdram
graphics card: nvidia geforce 8500 gt (512mb)
80gb ide hdd (osx 10.8)

any help would be greatly appreciated :-)

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As far as i remember, back in the days XD,when i had an 8800 gt the only way to make all output ports works was to use efi strings and graphic enabler, dunno if it works the same...

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so i have tried using efi strings and set graphicsenabler=yes but to no avail. i have also tried nvenabler.kext and official nvida drivers for mac as well but cant seem to get it working. i read somewhere that mountain lion does not support the 8500gt but it just seems strange that it works through the dvi port?





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