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I'm running an Inspiron 8600 with Geforce Fx Go5200 card and the patched Jas 10.4.8AMD/SSE3/SSE2 DVD.

After reading your instructions carefully, I was finally able to get full QE/CI with the Titan.kext (running without the AGPART.kext). However, the XBench results for this are disappointingly low -- something like 19 to 20 total on the video section with numbers less than 10 on the squares and circles tests.

I'm interested in trying to get NATIT.KEXT to work to see if the XBench score is any better -- but I've been totally unsuccessful. I've tried the Natit_edited.kext file, the Natit 1.0 installer, and the latest version on the Natit website. Per your instructions, I have only the NVDAResman, NVDANV30HAL, and Geforce kexts in the Extensions folder along with either Titan or Natit. I've also tried experimenting with various versions of AGPGart.kext in there, and it doesn't stop the black screen boots. The best I've been able to get (with the Natit_edited.kext) is half a blue screen before it eventually goes black. The desktop won't come up in safe mode, either.

I've been careful about cleaning out the unused Kexts, resetting the permissions and deleting the Extensions.mkext and the other cache file, booting with the -v -f options and running Disk Utility to repair permissions after changing the configuration. But I can only get a successful QE/CI boot with Titan, not with Natit.

Could this have anything to do with the card having only 32MB of VRAM? (Some diagnostics report it as having 64MB and some with 32MB.)

One other question: the OSX86Project.org WIKI lists the id of the Geforce go5200 card as 0321, but System Profiler on my system always shows it as 0324. I've tried using both numbers in the NVDAResman, NVDANVHAL30 and GEFORCE kexts, but the results are the same -- Titan boots, Natit doesn't.

Has anyone found a version of AGPGart.kext that works with either Titan or Natit for this card. I'm also wondering whether I might get better XBENCH results with Titan if I could boot with a compatible version of AGPGart.


(The XBench results are much better with the MacVidia 1.08 driver and Jas 10.4.6.)

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Ok i got my system all working:

Sapphire x1900xtx
asus p5wdh
E6600
OSX 10.4.8 JAS v!p i believe

-I did a clean install
-downloaded Natit edited
-putted it into the system/library/extension folder
-started up the disk util and did permission stuff
-reboot and got the error:

System extension cannot be used", "The system extension "/System/Library/Extensions/Natit.kext" was installed improperly and cannot be used. Please try reinstalling it, or contact the product's vendor for an update"

After this i did:
-go to system/library/extension
-Remove Extensions.kextcache and Extensions.mkext
-Go into the terminal, browse to /System/Library/Extensions and type:
sudo chown -R root:wheel Natit.kext

-reboot.

I'm using dual screen extended.

Hope this will help some ppl

@neo:
The auto installer gave me 1 screen with with haze and stuff and the second screen just blue. So that one didn't work for me.

Edited by jcreations, 25 January 2007 - 07:48 PM.


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ATI releases new x1000.kext (2-2007)...

Are they more useable? Maybe nicer than the current kext?


Rgds.

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THIS IS MY EXPERIENCE IN GETTING AGP GEFORCEFX SERIES FULLY WORKING WITH QE/CI IN 10.4.8, 8.8.1 KERNEL.

First of all, I'd like to point out that I take absolutely no credit for the following tutorial, all material was copied from this and some other forums and my "discoveries" may be attributed to common sense... I'd like to appologize to those who aren't getting their due citations, but I'm just plain lazzy :hysterical:, if you find this post you may claim your thread for recognition...

I have come to notice that many people are still experiencing problems like "black screen" or "no QE/CI", particularly with agp and nvidia geforceFX series, and a lot of tutorials with magical sequences that should make it all work, working for some and not for others...

So here's what I found out after looking into it a bit, this should work with all:

0- First of all, you must be running a 10.4.8 system on 8.8.1 kernel for it to work, and Semthex Beta 9 DOES WORK...

1- NVDA display randomly fails in every install I've made on every machine, including those with QE/CI enabled... The reason only people without QE/CI report it is because only they notice it :) So that is not a problem...

2- The problem lies in the .kexts, they MUST ALL HAVE THE SAME VERSION NUMBER IN ORDER FOR THEM TO WORK, dates don't matter...

These include:

- ALL Geforce kexts (there are 6 of them), ALL NVDA kexts (there are 5 of them) and AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext must be version "1.4.40.4 (8.6.0f1)"

- IOGRAPHICSFAMILY.kext and IONDRVsupport.kext must be version "1.4.4" (sugestive, right?)

- IOPCIFAMILY.kext doesn't have much to do with loading the driver, but it would be best to have version "2.1" for AGP sake...

- You can check the version by right clicking on the kext and choosing "get info", the 4th down from top to bottom... it is displayed right above the collour tabs...

- You can find most of these kexts in the official intel 10.4.8 update, open it with pacifist and expand it to your desktop (there are tutorials on this page who teaches how to do this...), you might also try downloading them from other sources :star_smile: :)

3- Do not delete any unnecessary kexts before 1st boot, some drivers need to ping all plugins to discover they don't work, I don't know if this is the case, but...

4- You need to correctly modify NVDAResman.kext, Geforce.kext and NVDAVxxHAL.kext with your DEVICE ID, like so, othrwise it will hang:

<key>IOPCIMatch</key>
<string>0x032210de&0xffffffff</string>

being 0x0322 my DEV ID and 10de my Vendor ID (Nvidia), put yours over where mine is, DO NOT DELETE THE REST
you can find yours in the upper left apple, about this mac, more info, display...

YOU MUST EDIT NVDAResman.kext, Geforce.kext and NVDAVxxHAL.kext, being xx your arquitecture (20, 30, 40...) exactly this same way...

Do this by right clicking the .kext, clicking "show package contents" and find info.plist

typing in Terminal:

sudo -nano -w , and drag the info.plist to the terminal and press "enter" in terminal, this should open it for edditing (after you put your password in...)
After finnished, press "ctrl-o", "enter" and "ctr-x"

DO NOT EDIT THE OTHER KEXTS

7- Drag your Titan/Natit to "System/library/extensions" folder

6- Install and correct permissions:

Go to Terminal and copy this:

sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/NVDARESMAN.KEXT
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/NVDARESMAN.KEXT
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/NVDANV30Hal.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/NVDANV30Hal.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/Titan.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/Titan.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IOGraphicsFamily.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IOGraphicsFamily.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IOPCIFamily.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IOPCIFamily.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IONDRVSupport.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IONDRVSupport.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/AppleSMBIOS.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/AppleSMBIOS.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce2MXGLDriver.bundle
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce2MXGLDriver.bundle
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce3GLDriver.bundle
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce3GLDriver.bundle
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceFXGLDriver.bundle
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceFXGLDriver.bundle
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceGA.plugin
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceGA.plugin
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceVADriver.bundle
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceVADriver.bundle
sudo rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
sudo rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache
diskutil repairpermissions /

This takes a bit, after this reboot and all should be good... if not, replace existing opengl.framework in "System/Library/Frameworks" with that of 10.4.8 oficial update (it should already be so, though...), about 13,4mb... repair permissions and reboot again.

It could also be because of appleSMBIOS.kext, you'll then need to find paulicat's version on the net somewhere (don't know how it boot without it, but you never know...)
------------------------------------------------------------------
Now for AGP users there is a bit more:

After 1st reboot, you can tray to make your performance better by getting AGPGART.kext...
It works if you motherboard is compatible, mainly AMD64 for now...
Just download it, drag it to the same extensions folder and type in terminal. giving your password when asked:

sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/Agpgart.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/agpgart.kext
sudo rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
sudo rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache
diskutil repairpermissions /

And reboot, you should have agp detected... If not, try a different version.

Latest for now is 2.2... it works better for a few intel motherboards, but lost a bit of AMD64 compatability (so I've been told...)
If your AMD64 and it doesn't work, try version 2.1... Any earlier version requires older IOPCIFAMILY.kext versions, and you may loose QE/CI (no offense in trying...)

After that you can try to enable QE2D and Disable Beamsync (good for LCD, tearing in CRT), look for Quartzsimple in search bar (yess, search bar goood...)

That's all I have, got it working 100% in every computer i tried with this, hope it works for all...

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Here is what I did:

1. Formatted to have a fresh install.
2. Install 7800gt
3. Install Natit Uni
4. Freak out becuase I have a blue screen (apple background) but no mouse or anything else.
5. Format again
6. Install Natit Uni
7. Freak out again because I have the same exact blue background and no mouse...
8. Move the mouse to the right and see it show up on the screen....
9. Realize I have my DVI connector plugged into the second monitor port on my graphics card
10. Move DVI cable to correct port.
11. Praise all those involved in the Natit project!
12. Install Warcraft 3 and Expansion
13. Play DOTA


Hope this helps ya. :)

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10.4.8 JAS Image, GeForce 7600 GS
First I should do is to disable USB latency in BIOS, without doing it install was too slow. After install I was able to boot in Safe mode only, it was caused by my Graphics card, so I had to edit my /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce.kext/Contents/Info.plist string with
<key>IOPCIMatch</key>
<string>some text</string>
right like this
<key>IOPCIMatch</key>
<string>0x039210de</string>
0392 is my devise ID and 10de is vendetor ID. For your graphics card it can be found "System information" utility.
So it works fine in native mode now, just like a real mac :)

Edited by JasT, 27 February 2007 - 08:03 PM.


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my super simple xfx 7600GT and 7600GS install method.

**And here is my promised installer: just unzip, install, restart and wait.** Click Here to Download Verison 1


Thanks Diabolik...this worked just fine for me (Gigabyte 7600GT), no mucking around with editing kexts etc. etc....tnx a lot!

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Some people are probably wondering HOW to edit the .plist files, theres a lot of "edit the plist" but not a lot of "you edit the plist by..." so I'll make the lives easier for the people who cant figure it out without having to use terminal.

- Navigate to your extentions folder (system>library>extentions)

- Find the .kext files you need to edit (they were previously mentioned above), right click or ctrl+click them and choose "Show package contents."

- This will open a new window, find the .plist file and copy it to the desktop and leave the window open.

- Open the .plist file on the desktop, choose textedit as the program to open it.

- In text edit find the text that looks like:
<key>IOPCIMatch</key>
<string>0x****10de;a bunch of other numbers and letters</string>

- Replace the *'s (they will be numbers in the plist) with your graphics ID (find this by going "about this mac> more info> graphics/displays"). My gf6800 ID was 0041, so my string looked like 0x004110de

- Delete the rest of the {censored} after the 10de up to the closed string tag and save

- Replace the plist on the desktop with the plist in the original .kext that you openned, you will have to authorize with your pw.

Edited by idividebyzero, 01 March 2007 - 10:31 PM.


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I'm sorry... Only a question: instructions for Geforce (in my case 7600GS...) are about 256mb version, 512mb version or both of them?
Thanks

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most instructions are for 256mb cards.

for a 512mb card you need to install the NVidiaEFI.kext made for 512mb cards in addition to any other kext.
that can be found in _np's toolbox over at macvidia.com (more info and instructions can be found there also)

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Thanks DiaboliK!

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I have everything working CI and QE. I did a search but I still have no idea what "Mirror" means.

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THIS IS MY EXPERIENCE IN GETTING AGP GEFORCEFX SERIES FULLY WORKING WITH QE/CI IN 10.4.8, 8.8.1 KERNEL.

First of all, I'd like to point out that I take absolutely no credit for the following tutorial, all material was copied from this and some other forums and my "discoveries" may be attributed to common sense... I'd like to appologize to those who aren't getting their due citations, but I'm just plain lazzy :), if you find this post you may claim your thread for recognition...

I have come to notice that many people are still experiencing problems like "black screen" or "no QE/CI", particularly with agp and nvidia geforceFX series, and a lot of tutorials with magical sequences that should make it all work, working for some and not for others...

So here's what I found out after looking into it a bit, this should work with all:

0- First of all, you must be running a 10.4.8 system on 8.8.1 kernel for it to work, and Semthex Beta 9 DOES WORK...

1- NVDA display randomly fails in every install I've made on every machine, including those with QE/CI enabled... The reason only people without QE/CI report it is because only they notice it :) So that is not a problem...

2- The problem lies in the .kexts, they MUST ALL HAVE THE SAME VERSION NUMBER IN ORDER FOR THEM TO WORK, dates don't matter...

These include:

- ALL Geforce kexts (there are 6 of them), ALL NVDA kexts (there are 5 of them) and AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext must be version "1.4.40.4 (8.6.0f1)"

- IOGRAPHICSFAMILY.kext and IONDRVsupport.kext must be version "1.4.4" (sugestive, right?)

- IOPCIFAMILY.kext doesn't have much to do with loading the driver, but it would be best to have version "2.1" for AGP sake...

- You can check the version by right clicking on the kext and choosing "get info", the 4th down from top to bottom... it is displayed right above the collour tabs...

- You can find most of these kexts in the official intel 10.4.8 update, open it with pacifist and expand it to your desktop (there are tutorials on this page who teaches how to do this...), you might also try downloading them from other sources :whistle: :)

3- Do not delete any unnecessary kexts before 1st boot, some drivers need to ping all plugins to discover they don't work, I don't know if this is the case, but...

4- You need to correctly modify NVDAResman.kext, Geforce.kext and NVDAVxxHAL.kext with your DEVICE ID, like so, othrwise it will hang:

<key>IOPCIMatch</key>
<string>0x032210de&0xffffffff</string>

being 0x0322 my DEV ID and 10de my Vendor ID (Nvidia), put yours over where mine is, DO NOT DELETE THE REST
you can find yours in the upper left apple, about this mac, more info, display...

YOU MUST EDIT NVDAResman.kext, Geforce.kext and NVDAVxxHAL.kext, being xx your arquitecture (20, 30, 40...) exactly this same way...

Do this by right clicking the .kext, clicking "show package contents" and find info.plist

typing in Terminal:

sudo -nano -w , and drag the info.plist to the terminal and press "enter" in terminal, this should open it for edditing (after you put your password in...)
After finnished, press "ctrl-o", "enter" and "ctr-x"

DO NOT EDIT THE OTHER KEXTS

7- Drag your Titan/Natit to "System/library/extensions" folder

6- Install and correct permissions:

Go to Terminal and copy this:

sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/NVDARESMAN.KEXT
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/NVDARESMAN.KEXT
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/NVDANV30Hal.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/NVDANV30Hal.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/Titan.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/Titan.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IOGraphicsFamily.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IOGraphicsFamily.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IOPCIFamily.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IOPCIFamily.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IONDRVSupport.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IONDRVSupport.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/AppleSMBIOS.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/AppleSMBIOS.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce2MXGLDriver.bundle
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce2MXGLDriver.bundle
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce3GLDriver.bundle
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce3GLDriver.bundle
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceFXGLDriver.bundle
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceFXGLDriver.bundle
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceGA.plugin
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceGA.plugin
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceVADriver.bundle
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceVADriver.bundle
sudo rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
sudo rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache
diskutil repairpermissions /

This takes a bit, after this reboot and all should be good... if not, replace existing opengl.framework in "System/Library/Frameworks" with that of 10.4.8 oficial update (it should already be so, though...), about 13,4mb... repair permissions and reboot again.

It could also be because of appleSMBIOS.kext, you'll then need to find paulicat's version on the net somewhere (don't know how it boot without it, but you never know...)
------------------------------------------------------------------
Now for AGP users there is a bit more:

After 1st reboot, you can tray to make your performance better by getting AGPGART.kext...
It works if you motherboard is compatible, mainly AMD64 for now...
Just download it, drag it to the same extensions folder and type in terminal. giving your password when asked:

sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/Agpgart.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/agpgart.kext
sudo rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
sudo rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache
diskutil repairpermissions /

And reboot, you should have agp detected... If not, try a different version.

Latest for now is 2.2... it works better for a few intel motherboards, but lost a bit of AMD64 compatability (so I've been told...)
If your AMD64 and it doesn't work, try version 2.1... Any earlier version requires older IOPCIFAMILY.kext versions, and you may loose QE/CI (no offense in trying...)

After that you can try to enable QE2D and Disable Beamsync (good for LCD, tearing in CRT), look for Quartzsimple in search bar (yess, search bar goood...)

That's all I have, got it working 100% in every computer i tried with this, hope it works for all...

Mac OS X as only installed OS!
HEHEHEHE



A bit confused here...have a 7600GS EVGA, will get the id, fine.

But others posted they ran the Nativ Black Apple 1.0 package and where up and running after two boots, at least that is what two in this thread have said. Had they also done what you have said to do here?

I would like dual display, but one thing at a time, want to get the 256 mb GPU working for Final Cut and maybe some games.

Thanks!

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Hello, I've already installed OSX 10.4.8 in my pc, it runs perfect but I can't change the screen resolution, 1024x768 is the maximum and the only one, how can I fix it. Thankyou all.

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Hello, I've already installed OSX 10.4.8 in my pc, it runs perfect but I can't change the screen resolution, 1024x768 is the maximum and the only one, how can I fix it. Thankyou all.



I think you will need to read through some of the threads, for starters though, posting your computer specs and graphic card is a start. LOL

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So I installed the Natis ver 1 installer for my Fx 5500 agp. System boots to black screen.
How can I edit out the nvidia kext files when I can't see?
Thanks

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QE/CI working with Winfast A360, Nvidia FX 5700 512MB, deviceID 0342


This machine:

mobo: MSI 6398E rev1
cpu: 2.4GHZ celeron, socket 478
gfx: Winfast A360, FX5700 512MB. ID 0342
net: onboard did not work, plugged a realtek compatible pci
sound: onboard AC97, working out of the box

iso: JaS 10.4.8 AMD Intel SSE2 SSE3.Defiant diskutil fix.iso

I installed during the initial installation the intel stuff, the boot menue fix and the nvidia (nv40) drivers.

Then I went through the description of post #2.

1. remove AGPGart.kext, NVDAV10HAL.kext, NVDAV20HAL.kext, NVDAV40HAL.kext
2. place your deviceID in NVDAResman.kext, Geforce.kext and NVDAV30HAL.kext
->I just changed the string where it was neccassary, e.g.
<key>IOPCIMatch</key>
<string>0x032210de&0xffffffff..........</string>

to

<string>0x034210de&0xffffffff..........</string>

and left ANYTHING else like it was.

3. repair permissions
4. reboot

The use of AGPGart.kext resulted in a blank black screen with mousepointer.
Performance is 100% usable for a living room PC, p2p, video, itunes, pictures... everything fine now.

@ seclusion
trigger F8 during boot and type"-s" for boot option, welcome to shell

Thanks and credits to all involved !

Micha

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Well after weeks of testing, ok. one week, but it was almost 8 days a week, 25 hours a day kind of thing... :(

I took Diabolics advice and got the card he used, a XFX Geforce 7300 GT, Dual DVI and used DVU.VGA adapters on both.

The Graphic card was purchased HERE!!!!!!! Thanks God andDiabolic! :-)

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Dual Screens in action:

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I also sold the 7600 GS so made most of my money back, the blessing also was that the new card is a LARGE heat sink, no fan, and while it may not be as strong as the 7600, it
a) Should be equal to at least powerbook pro macs (which by the way you can do a lot of REALTIME EDITING in FCP without RENDERING and

b)since it has no fan is perfect for audio use. In XP, I am sure it can overclock. Besides, this is the closest card to what ships in the MAC PRO and down the road I can always get the higher end ATI Card that APPLE offers...

I used Natit 1.0 and Natit Dual V0 02 which I am attaching. Why? Well, there are so many files all over the place, why not put them in a spot where you know it will work for a certain card. PS. If someone else ends up buying a card their, PM me, as I would like to know if it helped you too.

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Installation / Configuration Instructions:
HP Pavilion zd7000 (nvidia fx5700) devid: 0x0347



OS Installed using JaS 10.4.8 AMD Intel Patched.
(Printer, Font, and Translations are personal choices)
  • Chose Patch option according to processor (Intel)
  • Chose Natit NV40 (Nvidia)
After installation progress through account creation. In this case, desktop was 1680x1050x32 without CI/QE enabled.
Proceed to open a terminal to perform the following changes:

(in terminal)

sudo -s <press enter>
Type password <press enter>

at this point, create a backup dir for kexts as a precaution
Example: mkdir /Users/youraccount/nvbackup

Now, copy the following kexts to your backup -
cp /System/Library/Extensions/AGPGart.kext /Users/youraccount/nvbackup
cp /System/Library/Extensions/NVDA* /Users/youraccount/nvbackup
this will copy all of your related kexts to the nvbackup directory. Before you proceed, check the directory to ensure
that they are backed up. I know most of you wont, but I have to mention it. :(

Once you have backed up your files, it is time to remove several kexts and edit some others.

Using the information in system profiler, verify the devid of your video card. In this case 0x0347

NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5700:

Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5700
Type: Display
Bus: PCI
VRAM (Total): 128 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0347
Revision ID: 0x00a1
Displays:
Display:
Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Supported
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Display:
Status: No display connected


Notice that CI and QE are enabled in this sample - post fix.

back in terminal again:

cd /System/Library/Extensions/
rm -R AGPGart.kext
rm -R NVDANV10Hal.kext
rm -R NVDANV20Hal.kext
rm -R NVDANV40Hal.kext

Now we will edit the remaining needed files. It helps if you know vi for this. I know other options exist, just a suggestion.
In each of the files, you will replace the devid with your devid.

Example:

<key>IOPCIMatch</key>
<string>0x032210de&0xffffffff..........</string>

(each command is simply the command to start the edit process. You must edit and save the file after each change)
vi /System/Library/Extensions/Geforce.kext/Contents/Info.plist
vi /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAResman.kext/Contents/Info.plist
vi /System/Library/Extensions/NVDANV30Hal.kext/Contents/Info.plist

Once you have completed the above steps, you need to repair permissions and reboot the system.

diskutil repairpermissions /
reboot


Good Luck!!

I hope this helps out - BTW Post any issues and I'll try to help out.

Thanks to everyone that has posted valuable files, tutorials, and assistance to the community. There are too many to name.

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Thanks to Spanakorizo's guide I finally got QE and CI working on my system. With my AGP Evga 7600GS.
It helped when I deleted AGPGart.kext also. 1st time I rebooted after that, my screen was really narrow, next time my screen was upside down haha. but I got into system preferences | displays | and clicked on 'detect display' i believe and it corrected the upside down problem. so now i can run virute desktop with effects :thumbsup_anim:. still have to test movies and going to install WoW. Thanks again guys. good work. nice walk throughs for nubs like me. :hysterical:

JaS 10.4.8
Intel P4 2.53
1G DDR
MSI 845E-Max
EVGA 7600GS





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