Upgrading to High Sierra from El Capitan with Flashed NVidia Card

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by kittonian, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. kittonian macrumors member

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    I've got an upgraded 2010 Mac Pro (12-core 3.46Ghz Westmere with 1333mhz RAM) with a flashed NVidia GTX 780 (6GB) attached to an LG Ultrawide display, and 250GB of flash storage attached to a PCIe Marvell RAID card as the boot drive. There are SATA drives filling up the rest of the slots.

    Originally it was running Yosemite without any issues. Then I upgraded to El Capitan and found that whenever there is a security update, and I need to install the latest NVidia driver, I now have to boot into safe mode, install the driver, and then it will reboot just fine (otherwise it hangs forever on boot).

    I would like to finally move up to High Sierra and have confirmed that all my apps are Sierra compatible. However, I was wondering if anyone has direct experience installing High Sierra on a machine with a flashed NVidia card (or has any knowledge of issues related to a machine using any of the hardware I have).

    Thanks!
     
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  3. jbarley, Sep 30, 2017
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    I've run High Sierra with a flashed card using the latest Nivida drive found here, (bottom of the list).
    When using an Nvidia webdriver you'll always have to update it after any updates to the operating system.
    BTW, the safest route is to wait until Nvidia updates the driver and install it before applying any operating system updates.
    Nvidia is pretty good at updating their drivers within a day or two after Apple drops an update.
     
  4. kittonian thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you jbarley. Though I'm well aware of how driver updates with NVidia cards work, I appreciate the reply letting me know that there are no issues with High Sierra and a flashed card.
     

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