Snow Leopard & GeForce 256?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jade44V, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. jade44V macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2005
    Quick question, I have the new GeForce 256 graphics card installed with no problems. The other night I ran the software update (before Snow Leopard arrived) and upon restart I got a kernel panic and the machine kept telling me to restart over and over. I swapped the GeForce with the stock graphics card and everything went back to normal.

    I just installed Snow Leopard. Does anyone have any idea if the GeForce 256 driver is compatible with Snow Leopard? I don't want to bother swapping them out again just to find the answer, I was hoping maybe someone here might know.

    I checked online to find an updated driver but can't find one.

  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I don't think it's possible to have a GeForce 256 on an Intel Mac.

    What's the stock card?
  3. jade44V thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2005
    My bad- sorry, it's a GTX 285.
  4. ovrlrd macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    Check EVGA

    Are you sure you updated to the latest drivers provided by EVGA? They updated them more recently to prevent a major issue when upgrading to Snow Leopard. That issue could very well be the one you described.

    Released: 06/12/2009

    New in Release 2F16:
    - Improved COD4 performance, especially with AA enabled when latest patch is applied.
    - Fixed a compatibility bug with a future update of OSX.

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