Nvidia GT 120 running Mojave

racer

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So I was swapping disks and gpus around on my cMPs, when at some stage I booted one up and checked the info screen, and there it was, Nvidia GT 120 running Mojave!

This system previously had an RX 560 when Mojave was installed, but now was booting into Mojave (with the boot screen of course due to the GT 120) and displaying Mojave (a bit on the slow side).

So you can't install Mojave with the GT 120 but you can run it if it was previously installed with a compatible gpu?

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tsialex

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If your unsupported GPU has Mac EFI, like the original GT120 from 2009 MPs, Mojave can show the screen, but unaccelerated.

It's useful for diagnostics but it's so slow that you rapidly want to get back to your Metal supported GPU.
 
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Darlie

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Jan 31, 2019
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Here is the question, will using a GT 120 in the slot above my RX 580 slow anything down ?
 

Darlie

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Is it possible to install the Nvidia drivers in Mojave? I know they are downloadable for High Sierra. Has anyone ever tried this ?
 

tsialex

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Is it possible to install the Nvidia drivers in Mojave? I know they are downloadable for High Sierra. Has anyone ever tried this ?
It’s not possible, Nvidia drivers are tied to specific macOS minor releases.
 

h9826790

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Is it possible to install the Nvidia drivers in Mojave? I know they are downloadable for High Sierra. Has anyone ever tried this ?
Someone patched Mojave, patched the web driver, disabled SIP and Gatekeeper, modified some kext, utilised few parts from purge-wrangler script, purge-nvda script, and some kext for Hackintosh...

End up can achieve this (the 1050Ti work as eGPU on an 2013 MacBook Pro).
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So, it is not practically impossible to install and make web driver work in Mojave (including CUDA). However, definitely not a thing that normal users can do. Anyway, AFAIK, this only been achieved about 24 hours ago, and Open GL still not working properly yes.
 

thornslack

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Nov 16, 2013
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Cool. I was curious about this. People used to mod the web driver a lot back in the day to install on the nvidia equipped MBPs or to bypass the security updates. This sounds more convoluted though =/
 

Cronenberg

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Nov 8, 2017
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If your unsupported GPU has Mac EFI, like the original GT120 from 2009 MPs, Mojave can show the screen, but unaccelerated.

It's useful for diagnostics but it's so slow that you rapidly want to get back to your Metal supported GPU.
Tsialex, is it possible to use GT 120 and RX 580 parallel in MacPro5,1 (mid 2010)?
 

Dayofthunder84

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Nov 2, 2019
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Hello, I install Catalina on my mac pro 4,1>5,1 with dosdude1 method. But I forget to remove GT120 with my RX580.. It works with gt120 but rx580 have black screen.. How can I resolve it?
 
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