New Nvidia drivers fix glitchy Fermi cards in Mountain Lion

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  1. thelostswede

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    Sep 18, 2012 at 4:45 PM #1
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    nvidia_logo.png Last week Nvidia released its first "Mac Pro" graphics card drivers for OS X 10.8.1. We've confirmed that these new drivers fix all of the issues with Nvidia GeForce GT 430, GTS 450, GTX 550Ti, GT 620, GT 630 Graphics Cards. If you have one of these cards, you will benefit from the new drivers. Nvidia also released an updated CUDA driver that added official support for the GK104 GPU, which is one of the many Kepler SKUs from Nvidia.

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    Thanks to forum user vczilla, there is also a working OpenCL patch for the 304.00.00f20 drivers from Nvidia, as OpenCL support needs to be patched into the new drivers. This will patch the GeForceGLDriver.bundle and re-enable OpenCL support. Simply open Terminal and run the Perl script below. If you're unsure about terminal commands, wait a bit- we're adding all of this to the next version of MultiBeast. Let us know in the comments how these experimental drivers work for you.

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    [COLOR=#000000]sudo perl -pi -e '$c+=s/\x8b\x81\x1c\x0c\x00\x00\xeb\x06\x8b\x81\x20\x0c\x00\x00/\xb8\x02\x00\x00\x00\x90\xeb\x06\xb8\x00\x00\x00\x00\x90/; END { printf "%s: %d substitution%s made.\n",($c==1 ? "Success" : "Error"),$c,(!$c || $c>1 ? "s" : ""); $?=($c!=1); }' /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceGLDriver.bundle/Contents/MacOS/libclh.dylib[/COLOR]
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    Nvidia Quadro & GeForce Mac OS X Driver Release 304.00.00f20
    Nvidia CUDA 5.0 for Mac

    Related:
    Nvidia GeForce GT 430, GTS 450, GTX 550Ti, GT 620, GT 630 Graphics Cards Issues in Mountain Lion
    Nvidia 550Ti Sleep / Wake / Freeze Thread

    Updated Nvidia CUDA 5.0 for Mac Released
     
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  2. tamorgen

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    Sep 18, 2012 at 4:58 PM #2
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    Is this needed/advised for any of the other 5xx cards? I have a GTX 570 card in mine
     
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    Sep 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM #3
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    Tamorgen- good question- no- this is only for the cards that have sleep/wake glitch as specified in the post. You can install them- as they're pretty much universal, but you will most likely not have any performance benefit, and there may be upgrade difficulties later on. You're best served holding off on them unless you need them.
     
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    Sep 18, 2012 at 5:05 PM #4
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    Does this improve or fix anything with the 660ti and final cut x?
     
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    Sep 18, 2012 at 5:16 PM #5
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    thanks guys!
     
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    Sep 18, 2012 at 5:40 PM #6
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    When I try and run the installer, I get this error.

    Unsupported System
    "This computer will not support GeForce or Quadro Mac OS X edition cards."

    What exactly would be causing this and is there anything I can do to fix it?
     
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    Sep 18, 2012 at 5:52 PM #7
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    doesn't work for me. Asus GT430. i've got white screen after apple logo. i had to NVIDIARecovery (thanks qb84) from single user mode to boot in my mac. any help?

    p.s. i try to boot with npci=0x3000/2000 pcirootuid=0/1 -x -v. my actual boot flags are npci=0x3000 -v

    help?
     
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    Sep 18, 2012 at 6:12 PM #8
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    Article: New Nvidia drivers fix glitchy Fermi cards in Mountain Lion

    Your system definition must be MacPro3,1, 4,1 or 5,1 to install this driver
     
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    Sep 18, 2012 at 6:22 PM #9
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    Article: New Nvidia drivers fix glitchy Fermi cards in Mountain Lion

    hi tony can u clarify " there may be upgrade difficulties later on" iam using GTX 560 (non TI)
     
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    Sep 18, 2012 at 6:25 PM #10
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    Article: New Nvidia drivers fix glitchy Fermi cards in Mountain Lion

    Change system definition to Mac Pro and everything works
     

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