Working 9800 GTX Kexts

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ColinEC, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. ColinEC macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    I was browsing the "Graphics Card" section over at InsanelyMac to see if there were any new community-graphics card drviers, and I found a new thread that I thought was really cool:

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=98666

    This guy managed to get the GeForce 9800 GTX to work under Leopard.

    I don't know if a GeForce 9800 GTX will even boot under a mac pro (or if it's even possible to install a 9800 into a Mac Pro), but it is a nice step into trying to get the 9XXX-series working :D
     
  2. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    The 9800GTX uses the same GPU core as the 8800 I believe, so it should be possible to get it working in a Mac Pro.
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Eh... but that's brilliant! :eek:

    Waiting for more to do so.... and, I'll probably be doing that... :cool:
     
  4. knome macrumors 6502

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    So it only works under osx86? Damn... I installed a 9800 in my mac pro and it works under boot camp. It shows up in osx as a VGA compliant device.
     
  5. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    Thats for a hackintosh, do the kexts for hacks work on real macs? If so then I dont know why people are buying (and waiting for) the overpriced mac 8800gt when they can just use a PC card with nvinject/natit/titan. Almost every PC card out there works with osx86.
     
  6. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Indeed but real Macs need cards with an EFI rom. That's the problem.

    However you can find PC Geforce 8800 GT with a 1mbit rom that can fit both BIOS and EFI.
     
  7. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    If you are skilled in surface mount soldering techniques, you can probably take any one of a variety of G92-based video cards, swap out the EEPROM chip with a higher capacity pin compatible model - then flash in the BIOS and EFI for a dual OS compatible card...
     

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