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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.9.2 (331.01.01f01)

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NVIDIA has released their alternate graphics drivers for OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. These are separate from the drivers Apple ships as standard, and should be considered experimental. If you've installed the drivers before you can update from System Preferences.

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NVIDIA Web Driver 331.01.01f01
http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/73628/
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How to Install the Web Drivers:
In order to flag the alternate drivers on a CustoMac using Chimera bootloader, you must install the package and also add the flag manually to the chameleon.org.Boot.plist.

1. Open Finder
2. Navigate to /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist
3. Open in TextEdit
4. Add nvda_drv=1 to Kernel Flags as shown:

Example Usage:

Code:
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>nvda_drv=1</string>

5. Save and reboot

You should be on the new NVIDIA drivers. :)

Related:
NVIDIA Updates Web Drivers for 10.8.5 (313.02.03f01)
NVIDIA Updates Web Drivers for 10.8.4 (313.01.02f01)
NVIDIA Releases Mountain Lion 10.8.3 Graphics Drivers

Please note that these drivers should be considered experimental. If you aren't having any issues, do not install- the native OS X drivers work great for most people.
 
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This driver apparently puts the string in org.chameleon.boot.plist upon selection of the web driver.
As when i went into the boot.plist it was already in there.

PHP:
<string>nvda_drv=1</string>
 
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This driver apparently puts the string in org.chameleon.boot.plist upon selection of the web driver.
As when i went into the boot.plist it was already in there.

PHP:
<string>nvda_drv=1</string>

Hmm- not sure- I looked at the script, and it only mentions NVRAM- what version of Chameleon are you using?
 
In the Nvidia website they put this as the supported cards:

GeForce 600 Series:​
GeForce GTX 680​

GeForce 200 Series:​
GeForce GTX 285​

GeForce 100 Series:​
GeForce GT 120​

GeForce 8 Series:​
GeForce 8800 GT​

Quadro Series:​
Quadro K5000 for Mac, Quadro K5000, Quadro 4000 for Mac​

Quadro FX Series:​
Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX 5600​

What about the 700 series?
 
In the Nvidia website they put this are the supported cards:
GeForce 600 Series:
GeForce GTX 680
GeForce 200 Series:
GeForce GTX 285
GeForce 100 Series:
GeForce GT 120
GeForce 8 Series:
GeForce 8800 GT
Quadro Series:
Quadro K5000 for Mac, Quadro K5000, Quadro 4000 for Mac
Quadro FX Series:
Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX 5600




What about the 700 series?

Yes, these are the cards that have the "for Mac" designation. The drivers are designed to better support expansion cards for Mac Pro (pre-trashcan).

They won't be listing off the shelf cards, but you can see by the listing which card families are supported.
 
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