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Native Support for NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660 Graphics Cards in 10.8.3

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Add Diablo II on a 660 TI to the list. A few minutes in and the computer locks. Works perfectly on my Mac Pro Tower and 2012 Mac pro 15 laptop.
 
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Article: Native Support for NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660 Graphics Cards in 10.8.3

Just upgraded to 650Ti from 560Ti. Super easy, worked 1st time OoB, and running great after 24 hours, with 2 DVI monitors. Here's what I did:


  1. Repair permissions, reboot.
  2. Clone hard drive using SuperDuper.
  3. Remove 560Ti hacks from /Extra folder:
    1. Delete /Extra/10de_1200.rom file (ROM file hack from old 560Ti)
    2. Edit org.chameleon.Boot.plist : delete lines UseNvidiaROM and VBIOS; change GraphicsEnabler to "No" (note: I got permission errors, so used nano in the terminal, e.g. "sudo nano /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist")
  4. Shut down, remove 560Ti, add 650Ti, Boot into OS, et voila! :thumbup: (If you haven't already, set the BIOS appropriately for your card: Init Display, internal graphics.)
  5. Post 560Ti on Ebay.

I already had the 10.8.x OpenCL Patch for NVidia, and didn't remove it. I had previously removed CUDA drivers using this guide: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/...w-do-i-uninstall-cuda-3-1-developer-drivers-/

Then I went over to the Windows side and installed the drivers from the included DVD. Believe it or not, it took longer to set up the new card in Windows than it did on the Mac OS side!
 
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Article: Native Support for NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660 Graphics Cards in 10.8.3

I have this greenish noise in various areas of the screen. i have tried a bunch of stuff over hours and days. I'm at a wall and need some advice.

Here's where i am at so far:

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4p i7 4core 2.8 Bios update "F13"
Bios is set to run PCI. It also has option for PCIE 16x1, PCIE16x2; i don't know if that bios setting is impacting the card performance.
PNY Nvidia GTX 660 2GB

OSX 10.8.3 (upgraded to 10.8.3 while running nvidia 8800 GTX, before purchase of GTX 660) Install went well but quality is terrible, see attached images.
Multibeast with "DSDT-GA-EX58-UD4P-F13.aml"
NVinject=No

LuxMark Tests:
LuxMark v2.1beta2 Mode: OpenCL GPUs
Devices: (no cpu)
GeForce GTX 660 (GPU, 5, 1032MHz)
Scene name: scenes/sala/render.cfg LuxMark Result: 465
Scene name: scenes/room/render.cfg LuxMark Result: 233

Any thoughts?

Thanks a million in advance for reading and replying!
 

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Article: Native Support for NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660 Graphics Cards in 10.8.3

I have this greenish noise in various areas of the screen. i have tried a bunch of stuff over hours and days. I'm at a wall and need some advice.

Here's where i am at so far:

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4p i7 4core 2.8 Bios update "F13"
Bios is set to run PCI. It also has option for PCIE 16x1, PCIE16x2; i don't know if that bios setting is impacting the card performance.
PNY Nvidia GTX 660 2GB

Hi. I would imagine that the BIOS setting could impact card performance. If the settings didn't matter, there wouldn't need to be a choice. Since your card is PCIExpress, I would think that your BIOS should be set to one of the PCIe choices. I would put the card in a PCIe 16 slot and set the BIOS for one of the PCIE settings. (PCIE 16x1 for one card or PCIE16x2 if using two?)
Just my semi-educated guess.
(I'm planning to get an EVGA GTX 660 later today. I'm presently using a GTS 450 and I have the SBBOD problems very frequently. Hopefully, they will disappear with the 660.)
David
 
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Article: Native Support for NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660 Graphics Cards in 10.8.3

Mostly successful with an EVGA GTX 650 Ti Boost SC. For some reason I'm seeing a PCIe Lane Width of x8 even though is's the only card in an x16 slot on my GA-Z77X-UD5H. The CUDA control panel shows "5.0.45" for the CUDA driver and a greyed out "8.10.44 304.10.65f03" for the GPU driver which I assume is the native Apple version.

Is there anything I should be loading or any BIOS [F14] config I may be missing? Also, any way to show a friendlier name than "NVIDIA GK 106?"

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Article: Native Support for NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660 Graphics Cards in 10.8.3

I, like you kigger, had good luck with my GTX 660 Ti 3GB video card. I downloaded and formatted my flash drive with OSX 10.8.3 The reason for this was the update method would not work. I had my system running with the Intel 4000 hooked up. ran multi beast with the Graphics Enabler=no Shut down. Booted into Bios and disabled on board graphics. Installed the 660Ti disconnected from the onboard graphics to the 660ti dvi port.Rebooted and all went great.

This is how my video card is listed.

Chipset Model: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 3072 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x1183
Revision ID: 0x00a2
ROM Revision: preset 1.0.0 :)
 
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Article: Native Support for NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660 Graphics Cards in 10.8.3

I have a GT650 Ti already working perfectly in my 10.8.2 Ivy Bridge system after some efforts (part reading this forum, part luck :) ), can I choose "update" from the App Store prompt and have 10.8.3 installed or everything will be probably screwed up this way and I need to fresh install?

Hi guys,
I have an i7 3770K, Gigabyte Z77M-D3H and i bought today a GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB from Palit. Before buying it i read that it will work with 10.8.3...but it doesn't. I try'd all you methods and nothing...grey screen after booting/loading.
I also have a GT 430 that works fine but i want to update it with that gtx 650 ti boost.
So how did you done it?
Thanks.
 
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After looking around for the quietest 6xx card, I found out that the 660 version (non ti) was the quietest, so I bought this one.

Replaced the 560ti with an Nvidea Geforce GTX 660. I had to update to 10.8.3 first before installing the card. Replaced the card, then booted using the 10.8.3 backup Drive then did a fresh install of 10.8.3 on my SSD.

Installed OK, got stuck at spinning lines, thats normal I think cause multibeast is no installed Doesn't matter if I used the 550, 560 or 660, it always gets stuck there and no matter which system, from 10.7.1 to 10.8.3. Anyways I reseted and booted into backup drive, installed Multibeast to my SSD, then restarted, got stuck at grey screen because I forgot Graphic Enabler No, back to backup, used multibeast to set Graphic Enabler to No, then back to Booting of the SSD, now everything was perfect, also installec Cuda. Tried one game before bed time, Oblivion ran perfect on highest setting.

Now if only I could get wake to function properly (Black screen upon wake).

P.S. Card is nice and quiet compared to my loud 560ti.
660 stress temperature reached 79C
560ti reached 100C, which is the boiling point of water
 
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