How do I install Nvidia web driver in 10.10.5 (14F1706)

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  1. leon771 macrumors regular

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    I have recently purchased a Zotac GTX680 and a mate is flashing it for me.
    In order to prepare my 4,1 Mac Pro for its new graphics card, I have gone to the Nvidia website and downloaded their driver and CUDA packages for 10.10.5

    The only problem is that we've had security updates from Apple since Nvidia released their web driver and so my version of 10.10.5 (14F1706) doesn't match the version number that the web driver is expecting.
    The web driver that I'm trying to install is 346.03.05f01

    Is there a way to somehow get the driver to bypass this check and just install?

    I'm on 10.10.5 due to incompatibility of certain software that I use with 10.11.

    Thank-you
     
  2. MacVidCards Suspended

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    If you go to our site we have them linked by OS build number.
     
  3. leon771 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's the problem. I went to your site as well and the driver that it links to is an earlier build of 10.10.5 Nvidia released driver 3 days before Apple released Security Update 002, which of course changed the OSX build number and thus the driver won't install.
    On your site the driver link is 10.10.5 (14F1605)
    The current build of 10.10.5 is 14F1706, and about to change again as I have a beta security update that OSX is wanting me to install, but I haven't yet.

    I have the most up to date driver that I can get from Nvidia. I can't actually find any way to contact them to let them know my issue either.

    Thanks MVC.
     
  4. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    The first post of THIS thread has links to the Nvidia drivers with the associated OS X version.
     
  5. MacVidCards Suspended

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    We list a means to bypass this check in our blog.

    Aside from which, the 680 doesn't live or die by these Nvidia Web Drivers like the Maxwell cards do.

    You can just use the OS default one until Nvidia releases the newer one.

    When it is released, this will likely be the link.
     
  6. leon771 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, but that is still the old driver which is the problem. The 10.10.5 build has increased, but Nvidia haven't updated their web driver to follow suit.

    I'll just use built in Apple until a new version comes out, which as there has already been just over a month since Apple updated 10.10.5 and Nvidia haven't released a new driver, I think they're focused on 10.11 and not 10.10.
     
  7. leon771 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Finally got through to Nvidia support. They will "look into the issue" and then get back to me. Hopefully this actually happens.
     
  8. leon771 thread starter macrumors regular

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    New driver released to coincide with security update that was released yesterday.
     

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