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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 09, 2009
    Using Windows Video Card
    Hi - I'd like to convert from windows to mac but I have a small snag: I have to use an Nvdia FX1400 video card (I need dual DVI outs and a small connector for a 3D IR transmitter).

    As far as I can tell, the nvidia has no mac drivers, and although I read a post about a way to surrepticiously install it (I didn't understand it, something about kexts), I'd like to know if I could just use the nvidia when I run bootcamp and use the graphics card that comes with it when using it booted as a mac.

    Thanks for your help!


  2. #2

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    Seems to be a Dell exclusive line an d thus no joy for your Mac sorry. It does need to be Mac compatible even when using Bootcamp.

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    Member Since
    Aug 09, 2009
    What do you think of this posting on (it's above my head)


    Solution for installing PNY Quadro FX 1400 /128mb for Leopard 10.5.2

    Install Apple Graphics Update 1.0 (not strongly needed but may be improve OpenGL speed)

    Download lastest version of Natit

    Move�- Geforce, Natit, NVdanv40Hal & NVDAResman kexts from System/Library/Extensions to any location like /1

    In Geforce, Natit, NVdanv40Hal & NVDAResman kexts you will find�file�info.plist.�Under�section <key>IOPCIMatch</key> you see string�like�0xXXXXXXXX&amp;0x0000ffff
    You will need add '00ce10de' (without the quotes) in the strings in Geforce, Natit, NVdanv40Hal & NVDAResman kexts.�It�will�be�like�0x00ce10de&amp;0x0000ffff
    Copy kexts from /1 to /System/Library/Extensions
    Register all this kexts ( in Terminal paste
    cd /System/Library/Extensions
    chmod -R 755 Kextname.kext
    chown -R root:wheel Kextname.kext )
    After - delete Extensions.mkext

    After restart�all�will�be�works�include�QE�and�СI


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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    What do you think of this posting on (it's above my head) chris is a hacker's forum. Most of the "fixes" and activities that go on there are in violation of the Apple EULA. As for the "hack" on that particular nVidia card, if you have no idea of what he's talking about, leave well enough alone. As harry pointed out, the card is Dell proprietary and will not work.


  5. #5

    Member Since
    Aug 09, 2009
    Thanks very much. I guess I'll have to look around to see if there's a card that is mac native that can do the same thing (it has to have 2 DVI and a 3 pin DIN connector).


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