2008 Mac Pro 3,1 NVIDIA drivers for 10.11.6 (15G1011)?

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  1. GermanCorbs macrumors newbie

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    Earlier this year, I had an early-2008 Mac Pro 3,1 (8-core) Running Mac OS 10.11.6. I was able to get a GeForce GT 710 gpu working with the NVIDIA drivers. I sold that computer, and bought a MBPr. I loved the Mac Pro too much, so I bought another Early-2008 3,1. However, I can’t find the drivers for the 15G1011 version of Mac OS 10.11.6. There are drivers for 15G1004 and a 15G1611. Does anyone know if I need to run a particular update, or what? I’m confused. Thanks in advanced!
     
  2. flowrider, Oct 8, 2017
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  3. Ragh macrumors newbie

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    I've just updated a fresh installation on my Mac Pro 3,1 from Yosemite to El Capitan, and the build is 15G1011. I also can't possibly find nor install any Nvidia drivers matching this version. I don't know what to do at this point. Just when did Apple release this build?
     
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    Hi, I imagine you're lonnnng gone now... But if ANYONE can please help me get my newly purchased GT 710 running on my Mac Pro 3,1 (Build I5G1510), I will be eternally gratful. Its driving me mad. So much conflicting advice. I'm really struggling to get the Nvidia Web Driver to work...
     
  6. flowrider, Apr 11, 2018
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    Rather than just using the corresponding driver for El Cap. If it were me, I would update to the latest build of that OS, and then use the latest Nvidia Web Driver. The latest Security Updates to El Cap are here:

    https://support.apple.com/downloads/El%20Capitian%20Security%20Updates%2C%2010.11.6

    The last one corresponding to build no. 15G20015 is here:

    https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1961?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

    Corresponding Web Driver is here:

    http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/133512/en-us


    Lou
     
  7. Brizlimac macrumors newbie

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    Hi, Bsbeamer. Yup, it seems even with that driver you shared the link for it still doesn't work..???
    --- Post Merged, Apr 12, 2018 ---
    Hi Lou, thank s
     

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  8. flowrider macrumors 603

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    Update to Build #15G20015 with the link I provided above. You WILL want the security updates it brings.

    Lou
     
  9. jimmy2lup macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am a complete newbie to this so I am unsure if I am posting this in the correct place but here goes; I have a Mac Pro 3,1 (early 2008) that has 2 hard drives, 1 hard drive running Windows 10 and 1 hard drive running El Capitan 10.11.6. I had a nvidia geforce 8800 gt that no longer worked so when I went to purchase a new GPU I was told that the nvidia geforce gt 710 would work with my computer. How do I go about booting onto my hard drive running El Capitan? I only am able to boot to my hard drive with Windows.
    Side note: I never used boot camp to boot even back when I had the 8800 gt, I'd always press the option key after I would power on my mac pro to decide what hard drive to boot from. I guess what I am asking is how can i get that screen to appear instead of booting straight into Windows now that I have the gt 710 installed? Thank you.
     
  10. tsialex macrumors 601

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    That screen is the BootPicker/BootSelector and only works with GPUs that have pre-boot configuration support like the Apple OEM GPUs or 3rd party GPUs flashed with a Mac EFI.

    AFAIK, GT710 can't be flashed.
     

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