Hackintosh NVIDIA Web Driver Tutorial

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016
  • By Grant Fitzsimmons
  • 20 Comments

NVIDIA Web Driver Tutorial for Maxwell GPUs

For Yosemite, El Capitan, and Sierra

Status: Working

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

Clover screenshots from Macbreaker
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.

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20 comments

  1. I have problem with nVidia 9800 GT. When set nVidia driver for default, after restart return to OS X default drivers. I have nvda_drv=1 on Clover. Can help me?

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    2. To clarify, delete nv_disable=1 and replace it with nvda_drv=1.

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    3. "nv_disable=1" is disabled in Clover. I dont have that boot flag enabled.

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    4. "nvda_drv=1" is enabled, but dont working

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    5. http://prntscr.com/be3wyx this is mine boot flags

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    6. Try the bootflags -x and -v. And reply your result.

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    7. cannot open nVidia Driver manager. Just say me to reinstall. When reinstall need to boot with this flag or what?

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    8. Enable this flag>GraphicsEnabler=Yes

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  3. Is it working with GT640? I can't get GT640 working after following your guide.

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    1. This is compatible with the GTX 750 Ti, 950, 960, 970, 980, 980 Ti, and the Titan X only.

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    2. Try this link. #10 in the forum seems to have a solution for you!

      http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/301812-you-shut-down-your-computer-you-restarted-your-computer-because-of-a-problem/#entry2074327

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  4. Hi, thanks for the clear, well laid out tutorial. However, I get 'no signal' when I attempt to boot with 'nvda_drv=1'. I have tried both VGA and HDMI, and my card is MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti. Any suggestions? Thanks

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    1. http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/solving-nvidia-driver-install-loading-problems.161256/

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  5. Same here. Sierra 16A319.
    No signal after 'nvda_drv=1'.
    I am using MSI Geforce 970

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    1. Found some tutorial here

      http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/solving-nvidia-driver-install-loading-problems.161256/

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  6. Hi I need help does it work with sierra 10.12.1 in a GTX 750 Ti

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  7. Your guide got my GIGABYTE GV-N75TOC-2GL to work with El Capitan! Thanks :)

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