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does Quadro FX 4500 512mb work with QE/CI ? Can I just install a driver for this or does it require a flash of the card's ROM?I know they sell the macs with this card in them but mac version. How much different is the mac 4500 card than the pc?

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Like most 512 mb cards you have to fix the rom and flash it. Once done though you will be fine.

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OK cool. So then once this is working, should Final Cut or cs3 type apps work perfectly?And I assume the card still works fine on the Windows side after being flashed right?

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Yes that should work OK. If you are unsure of how to mod your rom, then email it to me and I will fix it for you. Instructions on saving and re-flashing are at my website here

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Hi,

 

I recently replaced a 7300GT with a Quadro 4500 in my Kalywal 10.5.2 to 10.5.4 install, and now my Quartz Extreme is not working either. I can't seem to find the EFI string for the card. NVinject works, but with Quartz Extreme Disabled, and NVkush just starts with a black screen. I had zero issues with the 7300GT

 

Is there a site that shows a step by step guide to get the Quadro to work? I am interested in finding more about this bios to fix the issue.

 

Thank you, and help would be appreciated.

 

Take care.

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If you send me your bios, I can fix it for you, but you will have to flash the fixed bios back onto the card. Instructions on saving and re-flashing are here

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Thanks for the quick reply, I'll have a bios to send you sometime next week, I don't have bootable USB stick on me right now.

 

I have no problems flashing. I was able to put a mac 8800GT firmware on a PC 8800GT without any issues and use it on a real Mac Pro.

 

Just one more question, does the new firmware use the built in KEXT files in the MacOS, or do i still need to install natit or NVinject, or NVKush?

 

thanks again.

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No, the new rom just fixes some sloppiness of many card makers that left part of the rom incorrect, as it is not really accessed by windows but needs to be accurate in OSX. You will still need to use GFX strings or nvinject.

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Hi,

 

Thanks again for doing this. I uploaded two roms. Both original ones for Quadro 5500, and Quadro 4500. Hopefully they are in proper form. I thought they'd be in the same size.

 

I really just need it for the 4500 right now, but may try to dualboot with the computer that has the 5500 in it.

 

take care, and thanks again.

quadro_original_roms.zip

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aquamac--

 

I have a Qaudro FX 570M in my Lenovo T61P and I'm wondering if you know if the ROM of this card was left a bit sloppy as well and if it could be modified to make it work with Hackintosh as well as with Windoze and Linux.

 

If so, do you happen to know what would need to be changed in the ROM? I'm a bit familiar with ROM modifying and burning chips, but not for on-board video cards. I'm presuming that the ROM has a checksum (maybe a two's compliment in the first two bytes?) or something along those lines.

 

Any ideas at all?

 

Mike

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Aqua-mac, while on this topic...my 7900gs flashed to FX3500 worked great in 10.4.X ... but now in 10.5.2...10.5.4 I don't get QE/CI? Don't know why...I've tried NVkush and a bunch of different NVinjects.

 

Is there one that would make it work?

 

Tx.

 

/mdg.

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Thanks for Rom, I'll get back soon, and tell you how it works out.

 

take care.

 

Hi, I am wondering how the flashed FX 4500 goes. I have a fx 4500 too and want to do the same thing as what you have done and wondering the result?

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Sorry, I was away for a week...

 

I worked on the computer yesterday, and the hackintosh is perfectly working now with the quadro using NVkush drivers.

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meixiao420,

 

Send me your rom.

 

sorry aqua-mac, I will received my card next Wednesday, I will save the rom first then compare with redmodel's rom. If it is the same, i will use the one u fixed for redmodel. If it is not the same, i will attach my rom here.

 

Sorry, I was away for a week...

 

I worked on the computer yesterday, and the hackintosh is perfectly working now with the quadro using NVkush drivers.

 

So after you flashed the rom, it works with the NVkush drivers? I am hoping my card will work too after fix the rom.

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aqua-mac, will your method work for the 5500 just as it would for the 4500? With full support for the 1gb and QE?

 

I'm not sure which card to get, and if one is more compatible with OSx86 than the other then that will help me make my decision.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Hello Guy's

 

New to the forum.

 

I'm looking for Mac Rom for fx 4500 Card.

 

I've tried the mac elite vision but on go. Would appreciate if some one would post original 4500 mac rom

 

Thanks for the help.

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Hi Aqua-Mac.

 

Thanks again for the 4500 bios, I was wondering if you mind doing the same thing with the quadro 5500 bios. I'm about to install MacOS on the computer running with that card.

 

 

take care

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