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I was reading about how to get a GeForce 7300GT to work on Leopard. I was looking very confusing. So, I decided to scrap the directions and just try plugging it in.

Well, my computer automatically detected it, and Mac OS 10.5 detected it right away, and everything is working. Core Image, Quartz Extreme, and Rotation. I haven't tried Dual Screens because I don't have two monitors, but I will eventually.

Anyways, it is the GeForce 7300 GT 256MB 128-bit (Chaintech Brand) [Device ID: 0x0393]. I got it from NewEgg.com and after Mail-In Rebate, it was only about $40 including shipping! What a deal. The MIR expires Nov. 11th I think. Here is the link:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814145130

Hope this works for everybody. It's great getting hardware to work out of the box. By the way, I installed Leopard using the BrazilMac patch from the original DVD.

Has anyone else had this great success!?

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No for me.

Black screen, the mac boot
but black screen just after the gray Apple

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it works but no QuartzExtreme, Dualscreen wih Titan ! Do you tell me you didn't install any driver ?! Or was it in your patch already ? What about the CPu you use ? Intel I guess ? I'm on AMD

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Leadtek 7300GT AGP works with QE/CI but shows up as a PCI card, not sure if this has any performance issues, i asked around about AGP showing as PCI but noone knows :glare: Computer Compaq EVO D310m (Intel)

No for me.Black screen, the mac bootbut black screen just after the gray Apple

Try deleting AGPart.kext, that did the job for me!

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if u want 7300GT with QE/CI, check my sig. the kext should work

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Asus GeForce 7300GT fanless works perfecty on 10.4.10 and 10.5, with QE, CI and rotation.
Just plugged it into my P5LD2-V, coz the damn GMA gives some artifacts on leo, and dropped
NVinject.kext into /System/Lybrary/Extensions. That's it!

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No for me.

Black screen, the mac boot
but black screen just after the gray Apple


I get a black screen too, just like you.
I have a XFX 7600 GS. There is no way to make it work with QE/CI support... :wacko:
Anyone please?
Thank you!

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See my post!

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See my post!


OK. I'll delete AGPart.kext... But it's so easy to be true. :unsure: I'll let you know if it works for me... :)

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http://forum.insanel...o...c=69855&hl=

Follow that carefully. It will fully work.

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http://forum.insanel...o...c=69855&hl=

Follow that carefully. It will fully work.

Already tried it too. Unfortunately it didn't work either... :)
I think the problem has to do with my monitor detection. According to /var/log/windowserver.log file, when I boot with original leo kexts the monitor resolution is detected flawlessly (however I don't get QE/CI). Nevertheless, with modified kexts, the resolution is no longer detected (resolution is shown as "-1x-1" in windowserver.log).
By the way, I have found EDID errors on linux, but both linux and tiger ignore the lack of EDID information from the monitor and force a reasonable resolution (1024x768). But leo apparently needs such data and due to the lack of it, leo just doesn't know what to do and then the screen goes black (not suitable for the monitor). Just guessing...

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Leadtek 7300GT AGP works with QE/CI but shows up as a PCI card, not sure if this has any performance issues, i asked around about AGP showing as PCI but noone knows :P Computer Compaq EVO D310m (Intel)Try deleting AGPart.kext, that did the job for me!

OK. I'll delete AGPart.kext... But it's so easy to be true. ;) I'll let you know if it works for me... :)


Zapata,
Just to update you... There's no AGPart.kext on my leo install.
Was it a typo?
Thank you!

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Sorry my bad, i was thinking about v10.4 :(

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Sorry my bad, i was thinking about v10.4 -_-


OK. No problem.
Anyway, I have finally solved my issue. The problem was my monitor, as I have suspected before. After replacing it with another one, I got leo's desktop with full qe/ci support! Great!
It looks like leo doesn't like old/crappy hardware... :)

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if u want 7300GT with QE/CI, check my sig. the kext should work

good morning!!! i'm from italy, and i'm registered from two weeks in the italian sub forum. what a perfect forum!!!
and now...ehm...excuse if i revive this old post, but i've buy a geforce 7300 gt 512 mb pcie last week, and...simply don't work with leo 10.5.2.

your patch is also for pci-e 512mb version? it need to repair permission (chown chmod, diskutil...)?
and, what about modifying bios for 512 mb pcie cards wrote in nvinjects site?

and of course...excuse me for this ugly ugly english!!!

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I would also like to know if anyone else did get the GT working? I've got the 256mb 7300GT w/ no CI/QE. Device id of 0x0393

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Not to kick an old post when it's down... but

I have a GeForce 7300 GT installed in my system and all seems to work well -- except mirroring displays. 2 displays works just fine (extended desktop). But when I mirror the display to my LCD tv, the second display (the LCD TV) goes all black -- except for the cursor.

Anyone else have this problem, or a fix for it?

TIA,


NOTE: Recent system profiler report can be found Here.
LJS

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if u want 7300GT with QE/CI, check my sig. the kext should work


Hello. I have the 512MB XFX 7300GT. I need help getting it to work. I tried installing <leonvidia> kexts from the signature, but I don't think it worked; I got the black screen.

Any ideas for getting this card to work???

Thanks!
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Here is my story with nVidia 7300 GT (Asus) on 10.5.8 Leopard (upgrade from 10.5.2kalyway) First I tried EFI Strings, with UInstaller, EFIStudio and osx86tools. All of them gave me a BLACK SCREEN. Then.. NVInject, NVEnabler, NVKush..Titan,Natit. I think i tried all the possibilities. Nothing worked. No QE no ressolutions, Mac froze, panic, or BlackScreen. Every time my system crashed i had to enter save mode and remove the kexts or enter SingleUser mode and remove NVDAResman.kext.. I learned about all that, and some terminal commands.. from this site. And Google. Because I didn't know s--t. So thank you! After a few days I finnaly succeeded to crash my system once for all.. ;) So I reinstalled the OS - kalyway 10.5.2, i selected NVInject 256mb and.. fully working with QE/CI and resolutions. So I installed the iDeneb Combo Update 10.5.8 again. And after restart, no QE/CI. And I tried NVInject.. black screen again. I didn't give up. Found this> iAtkos v7. 10.5.7. I installed it and selected nVinject (cause i knew that it worked for me once) and..fully working again! This version is good for me. I won't update! I needed at least 10.5.7.
Sry for my eventually bad english, and thank you! This is my first post but i learned everything from here, you helped me -indirectly. Now I switched from Win to Mac.. I love it. I would buy a Mac if I had the money. hope i will..someday.

Here are my specs:
Motherboard: Asrock 939A785GMH/128M (AtiRadeon HD 4200 - no hope)
CPU AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ Toledo sk 939 - i also used an older Athlon64 3200+
Memory 4x 512DDR400 (2gb)
Video ASUS nVidia Geforce7300 GT 256mb
Realtek8168D/8111....





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