I've got 3 9800GTX+ cards but I can't get all 3 to be fully used in OSX. :(
I've seen Aqua-mac has triple 280 cards working and I was just wondering how to get triple 9800GTX+ cards functioning in OSX?
I can get dual cards working fine but not triple. :( Also, I get nothing showing in the PCI Cards section of System Profiler but I've noticed that Aqua' does. Any ideas on this? I'm running an Asus P6X58D with a fully working DSDT (except possibly GFX recognition via PCI Slots?).
If you can point me in the right direction I'd be most appreciative. :)
I have just got back from a week away on business. I have to do this on a regular basis, so if your questions do not always get answered immediately, be patient.
You can get information showing in the PCI section of system profiler but this has to be done via DSDT fix. The 3 cards I have working on the Asus is partly due to a bios fix by the King who sometimes frequents these forums - that and obviously the correct strings for 3 cards. The strings I used for the 3 cards have extra information in them to the usual ones that were needed to get QE and CI working. For some reason OSX seems to crash out on 3 cards. Before the bios DSDT fix, I used to lose the first 2 cards when the third card was plugged in, what happens to you?
With two cards I can get them both working fine in Mac. They both show up with CI/QE and function just fine but adding a third card (with relevant string additions for all three cards) causes a hard reboot just before the apple boot screen. I run all 3 cards in Tri-SLi on Windows and they function fine (it's not a power issue or anything is what I mean).
Do you have any links or literature on the DSDT fixes I need to apply to get the cards recognised correctly in 'System Profiler/PCI Cards' ?
What extra information did you add to the strings for the cards and what bios fix (I assume you mean for your mobo) did The_King apply?
Attached is my input list for triple cards on my Asus P6T7. Note the extra items for each card. The last item is a PCIe to Mini PCIe controller with an Airport card. You would have to speak to the King about the fixes he applied to the DSDT within the motherboard bios for this board.
Thank you for the plist. I'll give it a look over and see what I can do. I've been trying to modify some of the DSDT guides by TonyMac but so far I've fallen foul of the third card (but with the DSDT mods I can actually get the bootscreen, I just get a waiting for root device instead of a hard reboot. Clearly my mods broke one of the native devices...oops. Nearly there...lol
I'll keep playing for a day or so but in the mean time, if you could post a copy of your DSDT I'd be most appreciative.
I am not using any DSDT as the bios mod from "the king" changes the DSDT within the bios itself which negates the use of any DSDT. I need only fake SMC and openhaltrestart kexts + a rocket raid kext in my Extra folder. I include my IOReg if that is any help.