Hackintosh NVIDIA Web Driver Tutorial
- Thursday, June 16, 2016
- By Grant Fitzsimmons
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NVIDIA Web Driver Tutorial for Maxwell GPUs
For Yosemite, El Capitan, and Sierra
Compatible with the GTX 750 Ti, 950, 960, 970, 980, 980 Ti, and the Titan X
UPDATE #1: Support for macOS Sierra 10.12 Developer Preview was added within the tutorial. Clover Configurator is not currently compatible so editing the config.plist manually is recommended.
PUBLISHED: Originally published on 3/2/16 at 3:57 PM
Booting the Hackintosh:
|Clover screenshots from Macbreaker|
You may be having trouble getting your PC to boot with a Maxwell GPU. Go to the settings icon and in the Boot Args space. Press Enter to select the section, press the spacebar, and then type:
nv_disable=1 (This disables the NVIDIA GPU and graphics acceleration)
The PC should be ready to go and then you can install the driver.
Installing the Driver:
Click on the version of OS X/macOS you have:
Yosemite - El Capitan - Sierra
|Run the NVIDIA Web Driver package and go through the setup process. Then reboot.|
|After the reboot, go back to System Preferences, and go to NVIDIA Driver Manager. Then click NVIDIA Web Driver. Reboot the PC and go back to the Clover bootmenu.|
Boot with NVIDIA Web Drivers Enabled
Once again, go to the settings icon in Clover and in the Boot Args space. Press Enter to select the section, press the spacebar, and then type:
nvda_drv=1 (This enables the NVIDIA GPU and graphics acceleration)
Now press Esc, and select your boot drive.
Recommended Steps (Requires Clover Configurator)
Preform these steps if you don't want to type "nvda_drv=1" every time you boot.
|Open Clover Configurator and click Mount EFI in the sidebar. From there, on the finder bar, go to File and then Open.|
|Click EFI in the devices column, then navigate to your config.plist|
|Click Boot in the sidebar, then go to the Arguments space. Check the box with nvda_drv=1 next to it. Now go to the Finder bar, press File, Save, and enter your password.|
Reboot, and you should be ready to roll.