Nvidia web driver freeze macOS Sierra

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mugwump, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. mugwump macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2004
    I shouldn't expect that nVidia can write drivers to work well in an aging mac running the newest macOS, but I had to remove my 750ti last night after repeated freezes and kernel panics.

    I need to move to an AMD card. I've read all the threads, is the final conclusion that the rx480 is working solid with Sierra, or is the rx470 the recommended route?

    Mac Pro 2009 flashed to 5,1. The usage is mainly in the mac realm: video rendering type of things with a 4k screen. Not much gaming.
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    I'm on a hackintosh and have no problems with the Nvidia web drivers and Sierra.
  3. Synchro3 macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2014
    Is it an ASUS GTX 750 Ti? These are known for issues with OS X.

    EVGA GTX 750 Ti is preferable.
  4. Asgorath macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2012
    Same here, I'm on a GeForce TITAN X and have had no problems with 10.12 so far.

    mugwump, what application are you using? FCPX? Can you post your kernel panic logs? Do they say something like "read error panic"?
  5. mugwump thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2004
    Meh, it was just general system panics then with deadness also upon restart. Popped in the old ancient card and problems are non-existent.

    It's an EVGA 750ti. I read on here a while back of others having issues and going with other nVidia cards, but the later El Capitan driver versions were quite good and without issues.
  6. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    All good in Sierra on a Mac Pro 3,1 with unflashed GTX970
  7. raymanster macrumors 6502


    Feb 13, 2008
    I have an eVGA 750ti on a flashed 4,1 (5,1) and upgrading to the latest nVidia driver on MacOS Sierra works fine for the past few days.
  8. bsbeamer macrumors 68020

    Sep 19, 2012
    Did you perform an uninstall of NVIDIA Web Drivers, then fresh install of the Sierra NVIDIA Web Drivers after system OS upgrade/update? Or was it just an update?

    Do you have any other PCIe cards installed?
  9. mugwump thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2004
    Hmmm, I wonder if the fact that I am booting from a PCI ssd is causing the issue. I should move the system drive off the Velocity Apricorn pci card to troubleshoot.
  10. tomvos macrumors 6502


    Jul 7, 2005
    In the Nexus.
    EVGA 680 GTX — rock solid since I got the 680 GTX a few years ago.

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