a few days ago I began to set up my Hackintosh and finally got it working with NVInjector 0.2.2 (don't know if there is any newer version, whole Hackintosh story is quite confusing to me - so many forums, dead links, obsolet information...).
Unfortunately OpenGL isn't working at all in this configuration, and I don't think Quartz Extreme is working, though I have acceptable UI performance (measured with XBench).
I spent many hours in trying to get it fully working but didn't get more than that. Now I read about re-flashing the card to a fully working Quadro FX 5500 and tried to find information about how I can do it myself. But all I found were some ROMs for 7950 GT cards. No ROM for my Leadtek 7950 GT (0x10de 0295), no information about how to modify the ROM manually.
Can I simply take the PNY ROM for 7950 GT? Or could you provide me with information about how to modify the ROM or even a modified ROM? I attached my ROM file to this post.
Hi JDS and welcome. I think you need to get the card working in OSX first before you start flashing otherwise you cannot work out if the mods are OK. Can you tell me if this is a 512 mb card or 256 mb.
When you launch a new dashboard widget do you get the ripple effect? If not your card is not working properly. It's pretty important to get this working before you start flashing. Other ways to tell are does DVD player work and does Chess work with all the bells and whistles?
jds, Hi there and welcome to the forums. I had a eVGA 7950GT (256MB) running in my hack for many years with little problem but they were notoriously difficult to get running (I actually had to find a specific version of 10.4.9 to make it work way back in the day) but with GFX strings it went without a hitch. I've since moved on to an eVGA 8800GT Superclocked but I still have the string for the 7950. If someone far more gifted than I could mod it for 512MB of RAM I would be happy to send it to you. Let me know
Aqua, do you think my string would work to get him running. I would think it wouldn't recognize all the RAM but it might be a good stepping stone. I'm too far out of the loop I guess
would be nice if you can upload your GFX string for me Is GFX string = EFI string? Then I would be able to modify it to address my PCIe-slot correctly. Memory size also can be edited via PList I think.
I consider buying a 8800 Nvidia, but the 7950 GT would be enough for me if I can get QE / CI working.