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NVIDIA RELEASES 19.5.8f03 for 285 but should also bring performance from 10.6.3 back to 10.6.4

Works also on lower cards like 8800GT.

 

http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce-macos...f03-driver.html

 

From German post:

http://www.fscklog.com/2010/06/sammelsuriu...en-htc-etc.html

 

Nvdia driver installer don't work whit geforce 9800 gt:

 

Unsupported system this computer will not support GeForce or Quadro Mac OS.x edition cards.

 

My VGA is correctly recognized in system profile in PCI device is fully working

 

Solution?

Other install solution?

 

tnx

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solved... i'm a stupid man, the installer work only if u have mac pro 3.1 or 4.1

 

I have change my sytem type in smbios.plist and installer work fine.

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solved... i'm a stupid man, the installer work only if u have mac pro 3.1 or 4.1

 

I have change my sytem type in smbios.plist and installer work fine.

 

 

 

Ive change my smbios.plist to 4.1, then 3.1 but always the same Result : Unsupported system this computer will not support GeForce or Quadro Mac OS.x edition cards. ???????

 

Ideas ????

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Besides pacifist, there are two ways to modify the installer to work without checking if you have a 285 (the drivers are universal). I used the second way to install on my GTS 250.

 

 

#1

To remove platform dependency from the package:

1. Install XCode if you haven't yet(from Mac OS X Install disc).

2. Run /Developer/Applications/Utilities/PackageMaker.app

3. Drag the package with drivers on the package maker dock icon.

4. Remove the system check procedure from requirements:(see attachment img)

5. Build&Run

 

This works on Mac OS Install dvd's in a similar way as well(if you have a non-retail restore dvd). The package name would be OSInstall.mpkg in /System/Installation/Packages/ on the dvd.

 

#2

19.5.8f03 can be installed on any system if you edit setup checking algorithm. Simply locate "distribution.dist" inside driver package, then delete part of program with "unsupported_title" and "unsupported_message" strings, save and install.

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Working for my 7300 GS

 

extracted with Pacifist , copied to my S/E/E on test partition.

 

Bootet into test partition - No QE/CI first time

Run pfix

rebootet and yeah - works just fine

 

 

Have Vanilla SL 10.6.4

 

regards

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Where do i find smbios.plist ? :s i can't find mine :S

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extract with Pacifist , so you dont need to change smbios.plist.

 

just copy the kexts to S/E/E and run pfix ( clear cache / set permission) and reboot

 

regards

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NVIDIA Driver Installer 19.5.8f03 with hardware check removed:

 

e006k3.jpg

 

http://filebeam.com/ffd7a1f0b80638f13c28a5a3236b7a81

was going to upload this for people a while ago but spaced it.

 

Alternatively you can (and what I did originally) view contents of the original package and install each package (theres 3 of them) individually since the hardware check is only on the parent installer but you will need to repair permissions after.

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Be carefull !

My 8800GTX lost (before working) GPU powermanagement. GPU now runs always at max speed.

Went back to 10.6.4 orig. and AGPM works again.

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Be carefull !

My 8800GTX lost (before working) GPU powermanagement. GPU now runs always at max speed.

Went back to 10.6.4 orig. and AGPM works again.

 

 

how would one test if powermanagement is not working (system in my sig)? im also using the current version.

 

Thanks for the reply B)

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Working for my 7300 GS

 

extracted with Pacifist , copied to my S/E/E on test partition.

 

Bootet into test partition - No QE/CI first time

Run pfix

rebootet and yeah - works just fine

 

 

Have Vanilla SL 10.6.4

 

regards

 

Do you run 64 bit kernel with these drivers? Have you previously had KP in 64 bit mode using earlier drivers?

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Do you run 64 bit kernel with these drivers? Have you previously had KP in 64 bit mode using earlier drivers?
Yeah, I'd like to know too. I want my 64-bit kernel back :)

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how would one test if powermanagement is not working (system in my sig)? im also using the current version.

 

Thanks for the reply :)

 

You can use NVCLOCK info tool (together with an .kext for kernel mem access)

run as superuser sudo nvclock -i and you get the GPU/SHADER/VRAM Mht in which the card is running (at time you run nvclock).

http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1246

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You can use NVCLOCK info tool (together with an .kext for kernel mem access)

run as superuser sudo nvclock -i and you get the GPU/SHADER/VRAM Mht in which the card is running (at time you run nvclock).

http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1246

 

Thank You for the response.

 

this is what i got on my GTS 250, how would i know if it's running full?

 

-- General info --
Card:		 Unknown Nvidia card
Architecture:	 G92 A2
PCI id:	 0x615
GPU clock:	 702.000 MHz
Bustype:	 PCI-Express

-- Shader info --
Clock: 1728.000 MHz
Stream units: 128 (11111111b)
ROP units: 16 (1111b)
-- Memory info --
Amount:	 512 MB
Type:		 256 bit DDR3
Clock:		 999.000 MHz

-- PCI-Express info --
Current Rate:	 16X
Maximum rate:	 16X

-- Sensor info --
Sensor: GPU Internal Sensor
GPU temperature: -376C

-- VideoBios information --
Version: 62.92.84.00.06
Signon message: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 VGA BIOS 
Performance level 0: gpu 300MHz/shader 600MHz/memory 100MHz/0.95V/100%
Performance level 1: gpu 700MHz/shader 1728MHz/memory 1000MHz/1.05V/100%
VID mask: 3
Voltage level 0: 0.95V, VID: 0
Voltage level 1: 1.00V, VID: 2
Voltage level 2: 1.05V, VID: 3

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Alternatively you can (and what I did originally) view contents of the original package and install each package (theres 3 of them) individually since the hardware check is only on the parent installer but you will need to repair permissions after.

 

Yea that's how I installed them, hoping for an HDMI fix, but it did nothing

but kill Adobe Flash on Firefox and Chrome, stuff like YouTube would just

show a black screen, oddly Safari still played them, I restored the old KEXTs

from a backup, and Adobe Flash worked again

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Nvclock output:

You see that it runs at high(700) MHz, not in 2D / idle mode 300 MHz gpu).

 

interesting.

 

i used the old kext but my output is still the same :D spec on my sig and using MacMini3,1 as smbios (installed the new kext using pacifist).. do you run a special kext or something for your machine to have a GPU powermanagement?

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Ok. Than you never added gpu powermanagement for your Mac Type ID (MacMini3.1). Same for me iMac5,1 , i use, hasnt any AGPM active.

MacMini didnt have in real such an gpu so, AGPM is not active :star_smile: Thats OK for Apple Machines.

To getting AGPM working , better visit other thread, too offtpic that driver thread.

In short: You need 2 injectors (like AHCIPort) which are prepared for your gpu dev-id and Mac Type ID and put them into the /Extra/Extensions + .mkext.

One config is much more easy , only one key (iMac5,1) > yours, And one gpu deviceID(0191) > yours.

The other . plist is much bigger and has lots of iMac5,1 entries to change to yours ! Dont miss one to edit, otherwise no effect.

Attached both , change my used iMac5,1 into yours (all occurences !) and gpu deviceid 0191 (only once) into yours

Bildschirmfoto_2010_06_30_um_18.52.39.jpg

Bildschirmfoto_2010_06_30_um_18.53.42.jpg

LegacyAGPM.kext.zip

Legacy_ACPI_SMC_PP.kext.zip

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As requested i uploaded the orig. 10.6.4 F0 Version.

http://rapidshare.com/files/404203744/NVIDIA_10_6_4_V_F0.zip (22 MB)

BUt you can also use pacifist + the orig. Apple Update (sure , much more MB) - i would prefere this orig. DL if fast internet available !

 

Thank you mitch_de!

 

By the way, after restoring the vanilla kexts, I have the same problem... the card is always at maximum performance (gtx260) and so the fans. Somebody told me since 10.6.4 the power management is gone.

 

I'm gonna reinstall snow on another spare hard disk and upload to .6.3, to see what happens. Bye

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Hey all, I am looking to replace my trustworthy XFX 7600GT XXX with a faster Palit GT240 512MB card, xforce has kindly uploaded a driver package for us to try. Has anybody tried the drivers and or card out? If so, what are your experiences and could you get it working with an HDMI to HDMI connection?

 

Any and all replies are welcome, cheers, Plucka ;)

 

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=...p;os=tech-specs Link to see card specs, looks pretty cool :P

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