Snow Leopard & GeForce 256?

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

  1. jade44V macrumors newbie

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    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

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

    ovrlrd

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    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.

    ftp://ftp.evga.com/Driver/MAC285_2F16.dmg

    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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