SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 problems in mac pro 1.1

128kmacintosh

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Original poster
May 20, 2014
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After reading a bunch of cool things about this card , I went out to spend some money to buy one ($450). installed the card and it seemed to be very glitchy. screen flickers and such. I installed the drivers from the website to no avail.
I wrote customer support and got no help from them. other than
'Requirement for this card is Mac Pro 2009 or later build, your 2007 is not suitable to run this card.'
thanks for that I guess…
so how am I going to make this card work on my mac pro with 10.7.5 installed
 

crjackson2134

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Mar 6, 2013
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10.8.3+ has native drivers. Could you make a test installation and see if that alleviates some of the problems?

Nevermind, I just noticed you're on a 1,1

You should contact MR user MacVidCards and seek his advice.
 
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128kmacintosh

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Original poster
May 20, 2014
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it's actually a 2.1 , but it doesn't really matter.

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here is the error code if that helps anyone

Interval Since Last Panic Report: 7521444 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 3
Anonymous UUID: 9F27C30A-2CD6-4626-BB9A-4F93F78FB9F3

Tue Feb 24 08:46:22 2015
panic(cpu 6 caller 0x2ceabf): Kernel trap at 0x00200005, type 14=page fault, registers:
CR0: 0x80010033, CR2: 0xc2c2c20f, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000660
EAX: 0xc2c2c20f, EBX: 0x9d973870, ECX: 0x00000006, EDX: 0x0000000f
CR2: 0xc2c2c20f, EBP: 0x9d973858, ESI: 0x01000000, EDI: 0x2803b01c
EFL: 0x00010002, EIP: 0x00200005, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010
Error code: 0x00000002

Backtrace (CPU 6), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x9d973688 : 0x2203de (0x6b08cc 0x9d9736a8 0x229fb0 0x0)
0x9d9736b8 : 0x2ceabf (0x6bd9e0 0x200005 0xe 0x6bd989)
0x9d973768 : 0x2e5564 (0x9d973790 0x9d973778 0x9d973788 0x2441b3)
0x9d973788 : 0x200005 (0xe 0x48 0x10 0x25ad0010)
0x9d973858 : 0x9eb90365 (0x26a69808 0x9d973870 0x2803b01c 0x9ed121d0)
0x9d973888 : 0x9eb8b5e2 (0x2803b008 0x2803b01c 0x20800 0x0)
0x9d9738d8 : 0x9eb79860 (0x2803b008 0x26a69008 0x9d973918 0x9eb50926)
0x9d9738e8 : 0x9eb50926 (0x26a69234 0x26a69008 0x20 0x1f)
0x9d973918 : 0x9eb415aa (0x26a69008 0x9d973ac0 0xb0 0x9d973ac0)
0x9d973938 : 0x9eb41610 (0x26a69008 0x9d973ac0 0x104 0x60a468)
0x9d973958 : 0x9eb3a762 (0x9d973ac0 0x9eabbfde 0x1c 0x26a7f080)
0x9d973978 : 0x9eabc81b (0x9d973ac0 0x9d973aa0 0x8 0x1000001)
0x9d973c98 : 0x9eac4ca7 (0x26a7f080 0x85c7a000 0x26a1d580 0x22629a)
0x9d973d08 : 0x9ea9e190 (0x85c7a000 0x0 0x9d973d20 0x0)
0x9d973d28 : 0xf04d94 (0x85c7a000 0x0 0x27753000 0x2)
0x9d973d58 : 0xf04eab (0x27753000 0x2 0x0 0x27753000)
0x9d973d78 : 0xf11bac (0x27753000 0xf13d04 0x0 0x0)
0x9d973dc8 : 0x9dcf093b (0x27753000 0x5 0x9d973e08 0x27753000)
0x9d973df8 : 0xf0f882 (0x27753000 0x0 0x5 0x27753000)
0x9d973e18 : 0x64aca7 (0x27753000 0x266cb530 0x266cb530 0x0)
0x9d973e48 : 0x681efe (0x27753000 0x266cb530 0x266cb530 0x0)
0x9d973e88 : 0x2ac4a6 (0x27753000 0x266cb530 0x0 0x0)
0x9d973ed8 : 0x222db6 (0x26489568 0x26e74d84 0x1 0x9d973f34)
0x9d973f08 : 0x214063 (0x26489500 0xffe00000 0x1 0x2)
0x9d973f48 : 0x21b25b (0x26489500 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x9d973f98 : 0x2b7bb7 (0x26917fd4 0x7fff 0x26918004 0x8)
0x9d973fc8 : 0x2e60c7 (0x26917fd0 0x0 0x10 0x26585a90)
Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.4)[EE3F8FBE-3457-4F0E-A3A3-B9B1A44DCF6B]@0xef9000->0xf2cfff
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7)[8087C029-833E-4B62-A8C3-2B074B4C55F7]@0xade000
com.apple.ATIRadeonX4000(7.3.2)[B6AB6D81-51FD-467B-BDB0-BB3FE400A5EE]@0x9ea9b000->0x9ee88fff
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7)[8087C029-833E-4B62-A8C3-2B074B4C55F7]@0xade000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.4)[393829BA-614C-4ED7-B4AD-CE577A41C683]@0xf2d000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.4)[EE3F8FBE-3457-4F0E-A3A3-B9B1A44DCF6B]@0xef9000
com.apple.kext.ATIFramebuffer(7.3.2)[03535208-B144-400E-947A-F5B93C4AFFE6]@0x9dcef000->0x9dd06fff
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.4)[5EC48FA0-6225-414F-ABAB-A898F91B7E15]@0xe9a000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7)[8087C029-833E-4B62-A8C3-2B074B4C55F7]@0xade000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.4)[EE3F8FBE-3457-4F0E-A3A3-B9B1A44DCF6B]@0xef9000
dependency: com.apple.kext.ATISupport(7.3.2)[BAF2EC82-CF14-4F02-BEE2-366F71387774]@0x164a000

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer

Mac OS version:
11G63

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.2: Thu Aug 23 16:26:45 PDT 2012; root:xnu-1699.32.7~1/RELEASE_I386
Kernel UUID: 859B45FB-14BB-35ED-B823-08393C63E13B
System model name: MacPro2,1 (Mac-F4208DC8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 31395962467
last loaded kext at 29664917519: com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDKeyboard 160.7 (addr 0x1a36000, size 16384)
loaded kexts:
com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 3.5.9
com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl 1.0.33
com.apple.kext.ATIFramebuffer 7.3.2
com.apple.ATIRadeonX4000 7.3.2
com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.59
com.apple.driver.AppleTyMCEDriver 1.0.2d2
com.apple.filesystems.autofs 3.0
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver 2.2.5a5
com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 2.2.5a5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBDisplays 323.3
com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet 1.0.0d1
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 4.0.8f17
com.apple.driver.AppleMCEDriver 1.1.9
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0
com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver 1.2.3
com.apple.driver.ApplePolicyControl 3.1.33
com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin 5.0.0d8
com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.6.0
com.apple.driver.CSRUSBBluetoothHCIController 4.0.8f17
com.apple.driver.CSRHIDTransitionDriver 4.0.8f17
com.apple.driver.PioneerSuperDrive 3.0.6
com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient 3.2.1
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter 404
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless 1.0.0d1
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib 1.0.0d1
com.apple.BootCache 33
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 2.1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI 4.9.0
com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 2.3.1
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA 2.5.1
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43224 501.36.15
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub 5.1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleIntel8254XEthernet 2.1.3b1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI 5.1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM 1.6.1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI 5.1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons 1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleRTC 1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleHPET 1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS 1.9
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC 1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC 1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient 195.0.0
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 3.2.30
com.apple.security.quarantine 1.4
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet 8
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 195.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDKeyboard 160.7
com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard 160.7
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController 1.0.10d0
com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDMouse 175.9
com.apple.driver.AppleHIDMouse 175.9
com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver 4.0.8f17
com.apple.kext.ATI7000Controller 7.3.2
com.apple.kext.ATISupport 7.3.2
com.apple.kext.triggers 1.0
com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib 2.2.5a5
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver 5.0.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSurface 80.0.2
com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily 10.0.5
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController 2.2.5a5
com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily 2.2.5a5
com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily 1.8.6fc18
com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib 1.3
com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl 3.1.33
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 2.3.4
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily 2.3.4
com.apple.driver.AppleSMC 3.1.3d10
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginLegacy 5.0.0d8
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI 1.0.10d0
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily 5.1.1d6
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP 2.2.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController 4.0.8f17
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily 4.0.8f17
com.apple.driver.AppleFileSystemDriver 13
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite 5.0.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice 3.2.1
com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily 1.7
com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily 1.7.1
com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily 1.7.1
com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport 3.0.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily 3.2.1
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily 4.4.8
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily 2.0.8
com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily 2.5.1
com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family 420.3
com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 2.1
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient 5.0.0
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily 5.1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime 1.6.1
com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily 1.7.1
com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily 1.1
com.apple.security.sandbox 177.11
com.apple.kext.AppleMatch 1.0.0d1
com.apple.driver.DiskImages 331.7
com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily 1.7.2
com.apple.driver.AppleKeyStore 28.18
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform 1.5
com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily 2.7
com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily 1.4
Model: MacPro2,1, BootROM MP21.007F.B06, 8 processors, Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 3 GHz, 32 GB, SMC 1.7f10
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7950, AMD Radeon HD 7950, PCIe, 3072 MB
Memory Module: DIMM Riser A/DIMM 1, 4 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x48594D503135314637324350344E332D5935
Memory Module: DIMM Riser A/DIMM 2, 4 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x48594D503135314637324350344E332D5935
Memory Module: DIMM Riser B/DIMM 1, 4 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x48594D503135314637324350344E332D5935
Memory Module: DIMM Riser B/DIMM 2, 4 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x48594D503135314637324350344E332D5935
Memory Module: DIMM Riser A/DIMM 3, 4 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x0191, 0x202020204441544152414D20363535323820
Memory Module: DIMM Riser A/DIMM 4, 4 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x0191, 0x202020204441544152414D20363535323820
Memory Module: DIMM Riser B/DIMM 3, 4 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x48594D503135314637324350344E332D5935
Memory Module: DIMM Riser B/DIMM 4, 4 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x48594D503135314637324350344E332D5935
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8C), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.131.36.15)
Bluetooth: Version 4.0.8f17, 2 service, 18 devices, 0 incoming serial ports
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en2
PCI Card: AMD Radeon HD 7950, sppci_displaycontroller, Slot-1
PCI Card: AMD Radeon HD 7950, ATY,HamachiParent, Slot-1
Serial ATA Device: Hitachi HDE721010SLA330, 1 TB
Serial ATA Device: ST1000DM003-1ER162, 1 TB
Parallel ATA Device: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D
USB Device: hub_device, apple_vendor_id, 0x911c, 0xfd500000 / 2
USB Device: Apple Cinema HD Display, apple_vendor_id, 0x921c, 0xfd520000 / 3
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8206, 0x5d200000 / 2
FireWire Device: built-in_hub, 800mbit_speed
FireWire Device: unknown_device, unknown_speed
 

128kmacintosh

macrumors member
Original poster
May 20, 2014
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USA
I feel that the company has sold these cards in a very deceitful manner.
If the mac pro 1.1 and 2.1 are not supported , why do they include driver for them that do not work.
I believe they knew it would cause issues , but just don't care about the consequences.

I would like to get together with other people who bought this card and now found out it doesn't even work. PM me.
 

MacVidCards

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Nov 17, 2008
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I wrote a post when they came out.

Lovwely boot screens on a 1,1, but the Saphire drivers for 10.7.5 have broken 32 bit support.

You MAY be able to use the boot.fi trick to get it to run a 64bit kernel, but nobody I know has tried.

Easiest to do a 10.8 or 10.9 or 10.10 install where the card will work just fine.
 

128kmacintosh

macrumors member
Original poster
May 20, 2014
43
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USA
I think Apple is behind the messed up driver.
After I installed Yosemite it would work. But it's so annoying.