Has anyone experience with Quadro FX4500 and iDeneb 1.6?
I flashed the card using Aquamac's ROM, and NVinject 021/512mb doesn't seem to recognize the card properly. Chipset model is general Nvidia and QE is not supported. Core Image is hardware oddly. Other than that the card ID is correct and OS is displayed with proper resolution.
When installing retail Mac OS 10.5.4, OS also did not recognize the video card. I'm wondering - is there something wrong with the ROM, or is it the driver?
I'm using Final Cut and AJA Kona2 and there seems to be something not right - when playing video out, FCP reports dropped frames, etc.
My system: Intel S5000XVN, Areca 1230 RAID (works under OS X), 8Gb ram, 650W PSU. Quadro FX4500 (plus SDI card).
PS. What I really would like to do is to get my Quadro FX5500 to work in Mac OS instead of 4500, but it needs updated ROM. And 1GB is another issue with NVinject, correct?
I flashed your Quadro 4500fx rom fix to my fx4500 downloaded from insanelymac and it worked great under Leopard, I used NVinject to get the system to see the card and all functionality was enabled. I've since installed snow Leopard, and once again I now have just a 512mb frame buffer again
Have you found a way to remedy this in SL as I understand that NVinject doesn't work in Snow Leopard.
One thig that interests me is that on your website, you have your new Hackintosh running with 3x 280gtx cards; did you have to mod the roms on these as well, or did they drop straight in?
Hi AquaMac, I understand you are the genius who can fix Nvidia ROMs. I've experimented with OSX 86 on my Supermicro X7DAL-E based computer, and have it all running very well, except for my graphics board. I have a PNY Quadro FX 4500 with 512mb, and I would really appreciate your help in tweaking the ROM. I've uploaded its ROM here: www.keme.net/~dig05/tmp/FX4500.zip Hope you can help. Many thanks.
Hi AquaMac, You are indeed a genius! I now have a fully working PNY Quadro Fx 4500 512mb card in my 10.6.4 build - thanks to your rom patch (card works fine in windows as well).
For reference: before you sent me the fixed rom, I had been getting a flickering blue screen hang on boot (10.6.4 with chameleon 2 rc4 with graphics enabler on). I could boot in safe mode fine. I removed all geforce kexts, turned off graphics enabler and normal boot worked, (but with no dual display support, no hardware acceleration, and only 1024 x 786 available.) With your fixed rom, I restored the apple kexts, turned on graphics enabler, and all works - dual screen, all resolutions, & hardware acceleration.
i'm just before giving up! I hope you can help me somehow!
I have a PNY Quadro FX 4500 with 2 DVI Ports!
- two different ROMs - GFXutil and editing boot.plist (getting button of death) - GraphicsEnabler On and Off (without plist edit) (ON = getting blue flickering screen, OFF = boots in 1024x786) - nvenabler (button of death) - ATY_init (blue flickering screen)
When i boot into safe mode, the card and resolution is recognized.
I'm using iBoot as installation method with 10.6.4. My bootloader is Pc-EFI 10.6 by netkas based on Chameleon. The original Chameleon 2.0 RC4 doesn't work at all (bootloader opens up, but when hitting enter, the system just doesn't boot/nothing happens)
I'm working since one week only for the GFX card. I can't count my reinstallations!
Motherboard: Asus Z8PE-D18 with two Quad Core XEON CPU's!
Just in case, my rom is somehow different from the others posted on this forum, i attached it.