780 GTX Boot problems in 2009->2010 MP with nVidia Web Drivers

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  1. gsloan macrumors member

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    Has anyone else tried the latest nVidia Web Drivers with a MVC GeForce 780GTX? I'm perfectly fine with the Apple-supplied drivers, but the nVidia web drivers leave me at an Apple Screen at boot with a mouse cursor. If I hard shut down the system, it will come back up just fine with the nVidia drivers, but reboots result in the white screen.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
  2. J-MI macrumors member

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    I have 780GTX EVGA MVC. Works fine with Nvidia web driver or OSX driver under OSX 10.8.5 and MacPro 5.1
     
  3. gsloan thread starter macrumors member

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    Running 10.8.5 here as well...but just can't get past the initial boot with grey apple...again, second time after power cycling it works - It's also an eVGA card. No clue what's going on.
     
  4. sunnyj macrumors 6502

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    i just ordered the gtx 780 from MacVidCards and i hope i don't have this issue!
     
  5. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    Try verbose mode when rebooting and see on what it hangs. PRAM reset won't hurt too.
     
  6. MacVidCards Suspended

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    I will investigate. We have a thread at Netkas about Titans having issue with Web driver, has bypassed 780s so far. A PRAM reset puts you back on OSX drivers and fixes it. All tested versions of 10.9 have had 0 (ZERO) issues with either card. This includes the GM.

    Will be in the lab in 2 hours or so and see if I can recreate. We can do what sheep666 suggested and see what is hanging, I have a feeling NVIDIA guys read this board occasionally and would probably fix if they know what issue is.

    Using identical cards, with identical roms on nearly identical 3,1s I have the issue with Titan but Netkas' boots right to desktop every time. So it is some small thing that doesn't affect everyone.

    Quick fix is PRAM reset.
     
  7. J-MI macrumors member

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    Is it possible that problem affects only EFI patched 3.1 or 4.1 to 5.1 MacPro.
    It will be interesting to know if somebody has similar problem with a "stock" 5.1 EFI ? On mine, no problem.
    I hope you will find a way to help him because your GTX780 or Titan modded cards are a fantastic upgrade for the Mac Pro.
     
  8. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Read this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1651341&highlight=web

    The Nvidia Web Drivers worked find for me in 10.8.5 and 10.8.5 Supplemental with the GTX780.

    Lou
     
  9. MacVidCards Suspended

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    I have been unable to recreate issue on a 3,1. But there are 4 or 5 different GTX780 roms I have had to write and I only had 2 cards to try here.

    Will try tonight on 4,1/5,1.

    The issue seems kind of random, but there must be a unifying thread.
     
  10. gsloan thread starter macrumors member

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    This has been consistently failing for me on current and previous web drivers. I have not attempted Mavericks yet. However, I'm hoping that I won't be locked into Apple drivers post-Mavericks if this is a nVidia Web Driver interaction with my card.
     
  11. jmacfichet macrumors newbie

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    how to install geforce gtx 780 in mac pro 2010 ?

    Hello, I've bought a geforce gtx 780 and I try to install in a mac pro 2010. I removed the old radeon 5770 and put the geforce gtx 780. Nothing appears on the screen. When I open the mac pro, the geforce seems working. However, do I need more power ?
    Is there a way or a method to do it properly ?

    Many thanks for the help in advance
     
  12. JM-Prod macrumors regular

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    I just got this issue with a GTX580 3GB, just a grey screen with the new web-drivers for OS X 10.9.2 - PRAM-reset brings everything back to normal, frustrating...
     
  13. JM-Prod macrumors regular

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    ...anyone else having issues with the new web-drivers? They won't let my machine start up at all, never had this issue before...
     
  14. Airjarhead macrumors newbie

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    I'm having this issue now with a GTX 560 Ti. It has always worked fine, but last night I did a fresh install of Mavericks, and now I can't get the web driver to work.
    Everyone seemed pretty determined to fix this when it was first discussed, then the thread went cold. Anyone find a fix?
     
  15. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^The Nvidia Web Drivers have been upgraded several times since the March post, and the new drivers seemed to alleviate the issues with the Rev "B" chip. Since you have a GTX 560, that issue isn't relevant to you. Are you sure your using the latest Mavericks OS (10.9.4) and Web Driver available here:

    http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/76505/en-us

    Also the Cuda drive is now at version 6.0.54.

    Lou
     
  16. Airjarhead macrumors newbie

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    Yessir. Newest driver, and newest CUDA version. Will only work with OSX default. If I try setting to Nvidia Web driver, I get a gray screen on reboot.
     
  17. Airjarhead macrumors newbie

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    I'm not giving up on this. Would love to hear if there is a fix.
    As I said above, I have a non-flashed 560ti in a Mac Pro 4,1. I have now tried 4 different versions of web drivers. All the same result. White(grey) screen on boot. On reboot (reset PRAM), I get back to the desktop screen, but it is using OSX drivers.
    Anyone?

    Thanks
     

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