10.9.4 update, any 10.9.2-like problems with non-apple video cards

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  1. ZombiePhysicist macrumors 6502

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    So 10.9.2 weirdly killed support for lots of non-apple video cards, magically fixed by 10.9.3.

    Can anyone that install 10.9.4 on a Mac Pro with non apple cards confirm it works and doesn't suffer the 10.9.2 weirdness?

    Thanks!
     
  2. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    I usually test using target disk mode from my laptop. Easiest way to tell without having to roll back your install. Will test when I get home and post results on my XFX 7870
     
  3. tomvos macrumors 6502

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    At least my flashed EVGA Geforce 680 GTX with 2GB VRAM—I guess it’s save to assume that this card is identical to the Mac Edition—works like before the update. Of course the nVidia control panel informs me about the missing nVidia driver for 10.9.4. But in the past this was only a matter of a few days until nVidia delivered their own web-driver.

    CUDA-z is working. Though I don’t know if any more demanding CUDA enabled apps—like Adobe AE—might need a correct combo of nVidia display driver and compute driver to work correctly.

    So far, so good.
     
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    Still having a sleep issue with my PC GTX 660 2GB SC caused by 10.9.2, not fixed by 10.9.3 or 10.9.4...
     
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  6. ZombiePhysicist thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks all, just installed the combo update. Seems to work a-ok. Happy upgrading!
     
  7. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    What card are you running? 680?
     
  8. uller6, Jun 30, 2014
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    Works

    I've got a Mac Pro 3,1 with an unflashed Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1024 MB and everything works great with 10.9.4.

    Edit: wrong video card
     
  9. ZombiePhysicist thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Running two VisionTek Products 7750 Eyefinity 6 2GB DDR5 PCI Express cards (has 6 minidisplayports).

    http://www.amazon.com/VisionTek-Pro...F8&qid=1404180696&sr=8-2&keywords=eyefinity+6

    Card is finally rock solid as of 10.9.3. Runs up to 6 4k screens per card. Card is low power draw, it requires *NO* additional power plugs, runs on PCI slot juice alone. You could slap 4 of these in an old Mac pro and drive up to 24 4k screens.

    It's around the performance of a 5770 (slightly worse), just taking far less juice, and driving far more screens.
     
  10. SadChief macrumors regular

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    New nVidia video driver available for 10.9.4 (334.01.02f02).
    Waiting for new CUDA Driver Version (6.0.46 needs updating).
     
  11. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    New driver still doesn't fix sleep issue. Might just have to try a fresh install and see if it's something with my system. Odd.
     
  12. flowrider, Jul 1, 2014
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    Apparently Nvidia doesn't think so. From their Web Site:

    Lou

    SadChief was correct. New Cuda Driver 6.0.51 here:

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-cuda-6.0.51-driver.html

    Lou
     
  13. w33z3r macrumors member

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    New driver still doesn't fix the following issues:

    1. When attempting to use the first DVI slot the computer will startup normally but when the spinning wheel finishes and user is transitioned to the finder the screen turns black
    2. When using the second DVI slot because the first doesn't work because of the above issue the system shows 2 displays present. User can slightly remedy this problem by selecting "mirrored mode" from displays.
     
  14. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Everything is running great on my 5,1 with 7870 :)
     
  15. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    Also running great with my XFX 7870!
     
  16. EvilMonk macrumors regular

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    How are we supposed to replicate this issue? I have a 680 in my 12 cores 2010 and tried replacing my 2 ACD 27" with my 2 DVI driven 27" Samsung LED displays from my 2009 6 cores Mac Pro and I can't get it to happen... Same thing with my 2009 Mac Pro using its GTX 570...
     
  17. GraniteTheWolf macrumors 6502

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    No problems here with my 2012 and a non-apple GTX 570.
     
  18. w33z3r macrumors member

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    Sorry forgot to point out I'm using a 4GB GTX 680 which seems to be the problem as MVC pointed out here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1740043
     
  19. EvilMonk macrumors regular

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    Ahhh, I was about to install OS X from scratch on a USB flash drive to see if its because I tweaked nVidia drivers to install on any Mac computers that I couldnt recreate the error... Even tried it on my MBP retina with the retina display and a 27" LED display and a 27" thunderbolt display :p you have a flashed 4Gb GTX 680 or just a PC that isn't flashed? Thanks.
     
  20. w33z3r macrumors member

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    Yeah I flashed my 4GB GTX 680 using the instructions here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1603260

    It had been fine for the passed year until these last couple updates from apple
     
  21. kulla, Jul 2, 2014
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    My second screen is black, just like with 10.9.3, both on Apple and Nvidia drivers. I have flashed GTX 680 card. On 10.9.3 I had to revert to 10.9.2 kext to get it working.
     
  22. snarfquest macrumors regular

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    Running great for me.

    Macvidcards - Radeon HD 7970 3GB
     
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    Gtx680 4 GB cards and Gt640 cards still have same issues. NVIDIA has been made aware of issue. Maybe in 10.95?
     
  25. w33z3r macrumors member

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    Or in the later 10.11 Redwood release.... lol
     

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