Frequently Asked Questions About NVIDIA PC (non-EFI) Graphics Cards

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  1. fiatlux macrumors regular

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    Strange, I too updated my MP4,1-5,1 to High Sierra and then installed the nVidia web driver which recognised my stock GTX960 without any problem. Before installing the web driver I was running with my old GT120 and had a couple of crashes that seemed to be related to Apple stock driver. Maybe the GT120 is no longer properly supported?
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I won't be surprised. GT120 only exist on 4,1, and 4,1 is not officially supported. Just like one of the Wifi card is not supported anymore.
     
  3. carpsafari Suspended

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    I did the firmware upgrade with a GT120, so not correct, it is supported.
     
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    For firmware update you need EFI gpu, nothing else.
    Support for the GPU is in the operating system. I've done all latest firmware updates with flashed R9 280X.
     
  5. FilthyMuppetInnuendo macrumors newbie

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    To update this point, SIP HAS TO BE TURNED OFF before you try a firmware update, otherwise once it runs (and fails), you’re 100% screwed and can’t ever do it again. This because you can’t get it working if you turn off SIP after a failed update, and you also can’t reinstall an OS from before SIP to bypass it. I’ll either have to go back to Sierra (if THAT’S even possible) to use my GTX 980, or I’ll have to just sell the card because it’s now worthless to me.
     
  6. William Payne macrumors 6502a

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    But what causes the failed update? does anyone know.
     
  7. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Don't really know what the heck this means, but Cuda Driver 8.0.90 works in High Sierra Unknown.jpeg

    Lou
     
  8. William Payne macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe they found a way to make the driver read the existing cuda driver?? maybe?
     
  9. FilthyMuppetInnuendo macrumors newbie

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    SIP, well, protects the integrity of your system. When it senses an abnormal firmware update, it refuses to apply it. But changes are still made to your system by the utility before SIP kicks in, so when the utility is run with SIP off, it sees that those changes have already been made and it aborts, thinking that it’s already installed. A wipe back to 10.10 or earlier (which seems to be impossible, from Sierra or High Sierra, as I’ve now tested it) is required to bypass SIP and get the firmware update to run correctly.
     
  10. Theophany macrumors 6502a

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    Like an idiot, I did today's update and my system booted back into Windows for some reason and I'm having a real nightmare trying to get back into MacOS. Does anybody know if today's updated has knackered nVidia's driver support?
     
  11. flowrider, Oct 7, 2017
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  12. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Thanks again Lou for sharing your knowledge, making the tweak easier for others!

    Get well soon!

    Cheers
     
  13. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^Thank you for the kind thoughts. However, I certainly can not take credit for this. MVC discovered the fix and posted it on his blog, not me. I merely re-posted it here to spread the word. And again, IMHO, MVC is a valuable asset to the Macintosh community whose absence from this forum is sorely missed.

    Lou
     
  14. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    I meant sharing whatever you know/read and sharing that to our MR community. So I credit you for that!

    Cheers
     
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    Still no Nvidia driver for os SIERRA after the security update, that's a really long time.
     
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  18. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    IIRC Lou is already on macOS HS!

    Cheers
     
  19. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I think Nvidia usually only provide new driver for the latest OS, isn't it? Now they moved to HS, which may means they won't release any new driver for Sierra anymore.
     
  20. pierrox macrumors regular

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    Not sure about that. 10.11.6 got an incremental update a couple of months ago which changed its build number. Nvidia provided the new driver the following day.
    Having said that, I don't see the security update you're talking about - I'm on 10.12.6 myself.
     
  21. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Aha now I see! It's the security update for the ancient Public Beta for macOS Sierra...

    Not sure the Nvidia web driver update is still available for that?

    Cheers
     
  22. carpsafari Suspended

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    Says the one who runs Mavericks! :cool:

    WOW, you're a real good mimic. :rolleyes:
     
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    10.10.5 :D

    Why join the Navy if I can be a Parrot! :D

    Cheers / Proost! :cool:
     
  24. flowrider macrumors 601

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    No they don't, they supply drivers for the latest OS releases. But, if you look, the security update listed above is a Beta. Nvidia doesn't supply drivers for beta releases.

    Lou
     
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