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Has anyone tried the ASUS EN7600GS SILENT/HTD/256M video card?
How does it work?

See here for info
http://www.asus.com/...amp;modelmenu=1

I did not find anything in the wiki

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Works like a charm, out of the box (see my sig). Make sure you select Titan (Natit?) driver package during install (JaS 10.4.8). The only thing you have to make sure is that your case have enough ventilation, because you might run into problems during those hot summer days.

There is a well-known issue with nvidia cards though, sometimes at startup they fail to initialize the display, so you may have to reboot one or two times to make it work. I guess there is a workaround for this, if you place your specific device id according to the following code (thanks to Rammjet):

cd /System/Library
sudo rm -rf Extensions.mkext Extensions.kextcache
(-- give password)
cd Extensions

sudo nano GeForce.kext/Contents/Info.plist
(-- edit the entire string <string>0x000010de&0x0000ffff ... </string> 
	down to <string>0xNNNN10de</string>   where NNNN is your device id)
(-- press Control-O to save)
(-- press <Enter> to accept file name)
(-- press Control-X to exit)

(-- repeat "sudo nano" commands above for NVDAResman.kext)
(-- repeat "sudo nano" commands above for NVDANVxxHal.kext  where xx is value of your particular kext from table above)

sudo chown -Rf root:wheel GeForce* NVDA* Titan* Natit*
sudo chmod -Rf 755 GeForce* NVDA* Titan* Natit*
diskutil repairPermissions /

And here is the table to identify your board (7600 is NV40 by the way):

older cards  NVDANV10Hal.kext	   (see note)
4xxx cards   NVDANV20Hal.kext	   (see note)
5xxx cards   NVDANV30Hal.kext	   
6xxx cards   NVDANV40Hal.kext
7xxx cards   NVDANV40Hal.kext

The device id for the 7600GS is 0392.

Edit: few typos corrected.

Edit2: it's there on the wiki btw, but it's not explicitly saying ASUS:

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how about dual monitor output with this card? dvi port works but im not sure about the vga port as i dont have a second monitor yet to test it on. anyone know?
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Works like a charm, out of the box (see my sig). Make sure you select Titan (Natit?) driver package during install (JaS 10.4.8). The only thing you have to make sure is that your case have enough ventilation, because you might run into problems during those hot summer days.

There is a well-known issue with nvidia cards though, sometimes at startup they fail to initialize the display, so you may have to reboot one or two times to make it work. I guess there is a workaround for this, if you place your specific device id according to the following code (thanks to Rammjet):

cd /System/Library
sudo rm -rf Extensions.mkext Extensions.kextcache
(-- give password)
cd Extensions

sudo nano GeForce.kext/Contents/Info.plist
(-- edit the entire string <string>0x000010de&0x0000ffff ... </string> 
	down to <string>0xNNNN10de</string>   where NNNN is your device id)
(-- press Control-O to save)
(-- press <Enter> to accept file name)
(-- press Control-X to exit)

(-- repeat "sudo nano" commands above for NVDAResman.kext)
(-- repeat "sudo nano" commands above for NVDANVxxHal.kext  where xx is value of your particular kext from table above)

sudo chown -Rf root:wheel GeForce* NVDA* Titan* Natit*
sudo chmod -Rf 755 GeForce* NVDA* Titan* Natit*
diskutil repairPermissions /

And here is the table to identify your board (7600 is NV40 by the way):

older cards  NVDANV10Hal.kext	   (see note)
4xxx cards   NVDANV20Hal.kext	   (see note)
5xxx cards   NVDANV30Hal.kext	   
6xxx cards   NVDANV40Hal.kext
7xxx cards   NVDANV40Hal.kext

The device id for the 7600GS is 0392.

Edit: few typos corrected.

Edit2: it's there on the wiki btw, but it's not explicitly saying ASUS:


Didn't work for me... it keeps not initializing display at times. Is it unfixible?

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I've tried once again - nope, 5 times to restart and it works, then again, 4-5 restarts and ok... but sometimes it starts well. Used Natit.Dual.v02.kext.installer.pkg.

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Ive got the 512mb version. I manged to get the 512mb to work by doing a bios flash (indicated on macvidia.com).

I have it working fine with one display using natit 0.2. the only problem is, when i boot with two displays, the main one is just black and the secong shows the extended desktop where i cant do anything!

guess im just stuck with one for now.

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Woo Hoo! I just tried Natit Dual 0.01 and it worked! I also put the device id 0392 in the geforce kext and nvidiahal40 kext.

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Works fine on the Analogue D-Sub connector. Forget DVI, you will get a black screen 7 out of 10 reboots.

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Hi there!
Did anyone of you manage to get the ASUS EN7600GS with 512MB to work? The only possibility I found was by flashing the ROM like described here http://www.macvidia....mp;topic=1082.0
But this seems a little bit scary to me...





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