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Looking for a native GFX card

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I recently built a Customac form the Buyers guide and am having GFX card issues.
I have tried both the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 02G-P4-2966-KR 2GB SSC GAMING w/ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent Cooling Graphics Card and the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 950 DirectX 12 GV-N950XTREME-2GD 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 ATX Video Card without any luck.

I was able to get my old Geforce GT 640 working without any issues but am thinking of getting a newer faster card or possibly a second card to use in my system.

What would the users of this forum suggest as far as OOB native cards go?

thank you
 

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The two cards you previously tried should have worked. Did you install the Nvidia web drivers when you had them in?
 
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pastrychef

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slim.jim pretty much went through all the possible fixes I would try... The only thing I didn't see mentioned was whether you have "nv_disable=1" flags set anywhere. It should not be enabled. Nvidia injection should also not be enabled. The only thing that should be enabled is "nvda_drv=1".

The difference between the GTX 960/950 and your current GT 640 is that the GT 640 is a Kepler based card that has native support in OS X's built-in drivers. "nv_disable=1" disables the OS X built-in drivers. "nvda_drv=1" enables the Nvidia web drivers.

If you want to use the OS X built-in drivers, look for a Kepler based video card.
 

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Did you have the GPU installed in the top PCIe x16 slot that is closest to the CPU. The UEFI/BIOS setting for Initial display output would also need to be set for PCIe 1 slot.

Either of these cards should have worked. If you want to go for an older card that works in OS X and is about the same power as a GTX950/960 then look at ebay/craigslist for GTX 660, GTX 670, GTX 760 or GTX 770 from nvidia.

You can look at the older buyers guides from the following thread:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/b...versions-of-os-x-using-older-chipsets.141225/

Equivalent cards listed by Technology level (approx performance), not all cards listed are OS X compatible. Check first before parting with cash:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/b...-2016-hierarchy-chart-by-toms-hardware.81325/

The Graphics section is also handy for other graphics information and reference material:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/forums/graphics.13/
 
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