I am running a graphics workstation with the specs in my signature. With the MacPro3,1 system definition, AppleTyMCEDriver.kext loads fine and my ECC RAM works (which is the main point of having a Mac Pro). Now comes Sierra and it only accepts the MacPro5,1 or MacPro6,1 profiles, which I get a kernel panic with.
So here I have a couple of specific questions:
1. What exactly is the cause of kernel panics when using the new profiles with ECC RAM? I read somewhere that AppleSMCPDRC.kext does not support (or just does not list) the Xeon E3 RamController (pci8086,108). Is that the problem? Could a hack be to simply add the controller string?
2. Apple's decision to waive support for older Mac Pros in future MacOSes brings us to the conclusion that someone has to find a way for running hacks with MacPro6,1 in a stable manner. I would like to investigate in this direction but need some initial help, because I don't understand the mechanism how exactly the chosen system definition kicks in and governs the loading of kexts or other stuff. So could someone post a clear workflow of what happens and in which order for each system profile, or better yet, which file this "roadmap" resides in?
Thanks in advance
I have a 2009 Mac Pro, 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon, 32 GB Ram with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 with 4 GB of built in RAM. I do a lot of photography and quite a bit of 3D modeling from the photos I take. The stock Nvidia GT 120 GPU is woefully underpowered for my projects and I purchased the Nvidia GTX 960 to give my older Mac Pro the oomph it needed.
I started hanging around here to learn how to utilize the Nvidia GPU since it was a PC card and not a Mac version. I've figured out how to install CUDA and use the Nvidia graphics driver app in lieu of OS X default driver.
My problem is that I'm having trouble wrapping my addled mind around how to use the Nvidia Web Driver app I downloaded from here so I wouldn't have to swap my GPUs every time I update the OS.
I'm dying to try the public beta for Sierra, but I can't figure out how to get the app to work? It's not immediately apparent to me what steps I take after I open it, or if it is even meant to be used with an actual Mac instead of a Hackintosh?
Please take pity on a befuddled guy and point me to where I can get help figuring this out?
Input with any experience regarding this would be really appreciated guys!
I've already posted this topic on "Mac forum" but had no response whatsoever.
So, I have bought Sapphire HD6850 for my Mac. I gotta make few music videos in FCPX and treat myself from time to tim with Arkham City and Borderland 2. I didn't plan on flashing bios with mac EFI but after seeing few "bugs" with GPU as is, maybe that is the way to go.
That's where i need your input, is this related to being PC card or not?
- Card being recognized as HD6xxx is EFI problem, and thats one thing i know for sure.
Yosemite is loading: AMD6000Controller, AMDFramebuffer and AMDRadeonX3000 kexts.
Next, few benchmarks are working OK, but i don't know if the results are as they should be?
But GFXBench and CompuBench are not working at all.
In CompuBench i can mark benchmarks i want to run, but it just goes through load process, as you can see in this video.
Also, i had twice the experience of bad pixelation in OS X and red, yellow and green dots on black screens in all videos (Youtube, FCPX, VLC...). The clock, icons on dock, all was suffering from strange graphics artifacts. It goes back to normal after reboot, and doesn't occur if i prevent OS X from going to sleep. then its all good. But if i keep it on with few sleep/wake cycles it happens. As far as i can tell.
So my question, again, is - Does this occurs because my GPU has PC BIOS and will it change with flashing, or is this problem with this particular model of the card?
Thank you all, in advance, for participating!
P.S. Here is the link to the original topic, if i forgot to mention anything.
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