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Nvidia Drivers for Mojave 10.14 Not Available, no WorkAround works well

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I don't know why you're having "slowness". I really like Mojave, it runs great for me.
I have noticed that on my old systems (Clarkedale / Arrandale / Lynnfield and older), Mojave can appear to be slower than High Sierra. I restored the responsiveness of my old systems by doing the following in Mojave:
  • System Preferences > Spotlight > Search Results: Uncheck all options
  • System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy: Add all Volumes
  • System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce motion"
  • System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce transparency"
Note that the first two actions disable Spotlight, so if you want to sacrifice performance by keeping Spotlight, don't do the first two actions.
 
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Hello all, I am facing some troubles with my mackintosh Mojave 10.14.6. Last night I updated Mojave to a new incremental version. I think the one I had was 10.14.4. I lost all support of my dual gtx 970's that were working fine with a workaround and also lost the sound. I have tried a ton of things and nothing successfully. I really needed the dual gtx's 970 working to have dual monitor and the ability to change resolution.. Is there anyone who can help?
Tanks!
 
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Hello all, I am facing some troubles with my mackintosh Mojave 10.14.6. Last night I updated Mojave to a new incremental version. I think the one I had was 10.14.4. I lost all support of my dual gtx 970's that were working fine with a workaround and also lost the sound. I have tried a ton of things and nothing successfully. I really needed the dual gtx's 970 working to have dual monitor and the ability to change resolution.. Is there anyone who can help?
Tanks!
I have found that I sometimes need to run "sudo kextcache -i /" (in a terminal window) after applying Mojave patches.
 
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I've been stalling for months because I'm not a very technical Hackintosher (even following excellent tonymacx86 build instructions is sometimes challenging). But I have a Sapphire Pulse RX 580 in hand. And so I am thinking about finally biting the bullet and leaving my old well-loved NVIDIA card behind. I've been waiting in the hope that Mojave may by now support the Sapphire cards without hacks/workarounds, falsifying serial or model numbers, etc.

So... sitting at 10.13.6, very stable, very happy except I'm starting to get left behind as OSX moves inexorably onward. And the NVIDIA card seems pretty clearly a dead end.

Is it now safe to...
0) use disk cloner to ensure recovery path
1) do the Mojave upgrade via App Store (with NVIDIA card in place)
2) after upgrade, immediately shut down, pull the NVIDIA card, pop the AMD card in
3) reboot?

Or is it still way, way uglier than that? Am I likely to get bricked by the upgrade, lose my primary screen, be unable to do an orderly shutdown, etc? I use my Hackie every single day for business and production work (not just fun&games), so I can't afford to break it :)

BTW I have no wifi, so no need of wifi kexts which I often hear mentioned. And sorry, I know I've been posting now and then for months (literally) trying to figure out how and when to do this, and every time I was intimidated by the complexity of the process and chickened out. Been dithering and dithering... and I'm sure Stork, at least, is tired of me by now. But some of this thread is encouraging me to think I might get enough video out of the NVIDIA with current rev of Mojave at least to be able to do a shutdown so I can drop in a new GPU. Do-able, or shoot-self-in-foot?
 
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Can I ask for help? Sorry if it is a noob question but it start to build a new hackintosh with gtx 1080 and trying to find out what is better for me - high sierra or mojave.
Because in mojave guide directly written, that there is no drivers for 10xx nvidia card.
Is it fixed and I should try mojave install, or it is better to choose highs sierra instead?
 
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Can I ask for help? Sorry if it is a noob question but it start to build a new hackintosh with gtx 1080 and trying to find out what is better for me - high sierra or mojave.
Because in mojave guide directly written, that there is no drivers for 10xx nvidia card.
Is it fixed and I should try mojave install, or it is better to choose highs sierra instead?
Please do the search. You will see everybody said that all nvidia except for very few old nvidia cards will not work in Mojave/Catalina. If you want to keep 10xx card then stay with High Sierra and don't upgrade. It's been nearly 2 years and no nvidia driver for Mojave and certainly not Catalina.
 
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Why don’t you just swap the cards, see if it works and then upgrade?
I guess because I'm really scared of breaking something. I can't afford to disable the production machine right now, it would be a disaster.

But it looks like there's no way forward without some risk of breaking something, so... on reflection, probably better to build the new Hackie (got all the parts, just waiting for a few of evenings with no interruptions so I can focus on it) starting with Mojave, transfer all my files to it, start using it for production, then upgrade the older box at leisure.
 
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