Tuesday, 2 October 2012

New Nvidia driver for OSX 10.8.2

Nvidia have released a new driver for Mountain Lion 10.8.2 but the release notes still talk about 10.8.1 :-)

You can download it here

New in Release 304.00.05f02:
  • Contains performance improvements and bug fixes for a wide range of applications.
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS for Driver Release 304.00.05f02
  • Model identifier should be MacPro3,1 (2008), MacPro4,1 (2009), MacPro5,1 (2010) or later
  • Mac OS X vv10.8.1
To download and install the drivers, follow the steps below:
STEP 1: Make sure your Mac OS X software version is v10.8.1. It is important that you check this first before you install the 304.00.05f02 Driver. Click on the Apple icon (upper left corner of the screen) and select About This Mac.
STEP 2: In the About This Mac window, click on the Software Update button
STEP 3: Continue to install software updates until your system OS is reported to be v10.8.1
STEP 4: Review the NVIDIA Software License. Check terms and conditions checkbox to allow driver download.

You will need to accept this license prior to downloading any files.

STEP 5: Download the Driver File

Download - Retail_304.00.05f02.dmg

STEP 6: Install After downloading the disk image, it should automatically mount and launch the installer. If it does not, double-click on the disk image and again on the driver package within. It will guide you through the installation process. Click Continue after you read the License Agreement and then click Agree
STEP 7: Click Install on the Standard Installer screen. You will be required to enter an Administrator password to continue
STEP 8: Click Continue Installation on the Warning screen:The Warning screen lets you know that you will need to restart your system once the installation process is complete.
STEP 9: Click Restart on the Installation Completed Successfully screen.

I have installed this and the new CUDA driver on my Mac Pro running an EVGA GTX 660ti and it has fixed a problem with CUDA acceleration in Adobe Premiere Pro 6.02.

Everything is working fine again :-)

1 comment:

  1. hi..Im student from Informatics engineering, this article is very informative, thanks for sharing :)