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GTX470 Supported in 10.6?

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Hi all,

Been a active reader on insanelymac for a while already and had a fully working leopard installation before.

A few weeks ago my GTX295 nvidia card from XFX got delivered and I wanted to give Snow Leopard a try. It seems that the GTX295 needs alot more modifications then only installing/replacing some kexts and I don't want to do this every time there comes a new update of osx.

All my other hardware is 100% supported with DSDT patching / kext replacement only my GTX295 will not work in 10.6.6 so my question is will the GTX 470 work without alot of modifications? Because then I'll buy the GTX470 and sell my GTX295. So if the GTX470 is supported can someone explain me how to install this or will it work out of the box with GraphicEnabler=Yes @ Chameleon bootloader?

Thanks all!

- Khoneini

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Hm, They are talking about the "Original" Nvidia drivers @ 10.6.6, where can I get these? Because when I look for my model @ the nivdia website there is no snow leopard support for this card at all.

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no.... they're talking about "{censored} nvidia drivers" thats the first link i gave you for the drivers. "{censored}" he is a guy who has "created" softwares to boot and install from retail disk and other stuff.... "created".

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Ok so I only have to follow that guide in order to get my GTX470 working?

Because I heard in other threads people talking about a NVIDIA Driver and a CUDA driver?

Thanks in advance!

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Ok, My videocard got delivered today! I installed it in my PC and in Windows 7 it is fully working. Now I try to install this videocard in MacOSX 10.6.6 with the original Nvidia quadro drivers but because I don't have a quadro card it refuses me to install them. So I tried {censored} x86 nvidia updated drivers but it still doesn't recognize my GTX470 videocard... any workarounds?

Edit:

Tried to boot with PCIRootUID=1 still no luck..

My com.apple.boot.plist:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Default Partition</key>
<string>hd(0,2)</string>
<key>GenerateCStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GeneratePStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>arch=x86_64</string>
<key>PCIRootUID</key>
<string>1</string>
<key>Quiet Boot</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Rescan</key>
<string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>

Edit 2:

When I boot from the iB{censored} boot CD my videocard is working... WTF am I doing wrong and is there a way that I can view the com.apple.Boot.plist from the iB{censored} CD?

Edit 3:

Did create a new com.apple.boot.plist and now everything is working fine! I was a little bit afraid that I bought a new videocard for just nothing but when I try this with my old GTX295 videocard I do get the right resolution and it does recognize my GTX295 but my pc freezes after a couple of minutes on 10.6.6 so I'm happy that I bought my GTX470 in the end.

My com.apple.boot.plist(generated with MB{censored}):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string> PCIRootUID=1</string>
<key>Legacy Logo</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>1</string>
</dict>
</plist>

Edited by Khoneini

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