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help plz Quadro FX1400 Mavericks 10.9.4


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Quadro FX 1400:

  Chipset Model:    Quadro FX 1400
  Type:    GPU
  Bus:    PCIe
  PCIe Lane Width:    x16
  VRAM (Total):    128 MB
  Vendor:    NVIDIA (0x10de)
  Device ID:    0x00ce
  Revision ID:    0x00a2
  Displays:
Display:
  Resolution:    1280 x 1024
  Pixel Depth:    32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
  Main Display:    Yes
  Mirror:    Off
  Online:    Yes
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That old entry-level Quadro FX1400 card is unsupported under any recent OS X versions. It's based on NV41 GPU, i.e. same chip as good old GeForce 6 Series (like GeForce 6800 card). Never got mine to work in Snow Leopard; got neither QE, nor CI… Still, that was before I found out about my default PCI root set to 4. So you could try to patch the kexts mentioned in the following post and ensure you boot with the correct PCI root value, but don't have much hope...

https://osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/2061-dell-precision-470-670-workstation-snow-leopardlionmountain-lionmavericks/&do=findComment&comment=15851

 

Whilst the card could possibly work in SL (http://www.infinitemac.com/discussion/4385/list-of-nvidia-gpus-supported-in-snow-leopard-10-6-1/p1), I think Lion dropped support and you can definitely forget about it beyond (ML, Mav, etc.) since these OS X versions no longer include NV40 support. As such, with Mavericks, you will have to replace it with a known supported (nVidia) card and there are plenty!

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