Nvidia GTX 660 Drivers for Yosemite?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by buttermaker, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. buttermaker macrumors newbie

    buttermaker

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    My GTX 660 seems to be working fine in Yosemite, but is there a more up to date driver that I should be using from Nvidia?

    I saw THIS, but it only seems to be for the GTX 680.

    I have a Mac Pro 3,1 (Early 2009)

    Also... did anyone ever figure out how to keep the card from sending the monitor into perma-sleep when the computer goes to sleep?
     
  2. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    That is in fact the newest Web Driver. You should try that and see if it fixes your issues. In my experience, sleep issues are card specific. I personally have owned 3 GTX 660s in the past year. The first one slept fine. Second did not, third did. You might want to check that Mac model - the 3,1 is an Early 2008. I was relegated to just shutting down and starting up again and the end of each day. With an SSD it's not that bad.
     
  3. buttermaker thread starter macrumors newbie

    buttermaker

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    Thanks for the reply...

    Yes... I meant 4,1. Sorry.

    So, you are saying that the 343.01 (the one in my link) is OK to use with the GTX 660?

    Is it generally a bad idea to just shut off auto-sleep?
     
  4. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the web drivers are fine to use with your 660. I am currently using them with mine. If you're not having issues, I wouldn't bother, however. The web drivers do not improve performance by much. As far as disabling sleep, that's a personal question for yourself. Does the card send one monitor into sleep mode when just the screens sleep, or is it full computer sleep that breaks your monitor? Disabling computer sleep isn't the end of the world. However, it will use much more power than when in sleep, which is why I would typically shut my machine down back when it was having sleep issues. The only thing you can really do is experiment and find what is best for your needs.
     
  5. buttermaker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The monitor only hangs when the Computer goes to sleep.

    I look for solutions from time to time, hoping that sooner or later, someone will come up with a solution, but so far no luck.

    I'll update the driver and see if that has any effect whatsoever and will report back.

    Thanks.
     

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