Nvidia GT 120 running Mojave

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  1. racer macrumors newbie

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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?

    GT120Mojave.jpg
     
  2. tsialex macrumors 601

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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.
     
  3. racer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes exactly, very useful for troubleshooting but not usable as a day to day GPU on Mojave.
     
  4. Darlie macrumors newbie

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    Here is the question, will using a GT 120 in the slot above my RX 580 slow anything down ?
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    It may cause driver crash.
     
  6. Darlie macrumors newbie

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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 ?
     
  7. tsialex macrumors 601

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    It’s not possible, Nvidia drivers are tied to specific macOS minor releases.
     
  8. Darlie macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I tried it , it seized on the startup so, it is not possible.
     
  9. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    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).
    image.png image.png

    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.
     
  10. thornslack macrumors 6502

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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 =/
     
  11. jbarley macrumors 68040

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  12. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    In Mojave???
     
  13. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    tsialex macrumors 601

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    Ok, but we are talking MP4,1>5,1 or MP5,1 with standard installs, not a dosdude hacked install into a MP3,1.
     
  15. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    Are you saying the script won't work on a supported macpro?
     
  16. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    It works, but patched driver does not. No acceleration for GPUs not supported by macOS built-in drivers.

    Screenshot 2019-02-02 at 12.08.07.png
     
  17. Cronenberg macrumors newbie

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    Tsialex, is it possible to use GT 120 and RX 580 parallel in MacPro5,1 (mid 2010)?
     
  18. tsialex macrumors 601

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    No, all sort of problems, Apple don't support mixing AMD and NVIDIA GPUs.
     

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