|Nvidia Card Support in G4 Firmware Update?|
First Posted: 4/9/2001
Last Updated: 2/19/2002 for OS X 10.1.3 update report
OS X 10.1.3 Update Note: A reader that had been running a non-flashed retail (PC) GeForce2MX AGP card fine with OS 10.1.2 reported problems after installing the OS X 10.1.3 update:
After installing 10.1.3 and rebooting my GeForce 2 MX 400 [The PNY
verto] stopped working. After the happy mac goes away the screen just
The card worked great with out flashing it or anything in every other
version of 10. I would try flashing it but I can't get the flash app to
work in os 9 and I can't get the pc to recognize it, it is as if it was
already semi-flashed by os X or something.
I have the original ati rage 128 pro in here now...
400mhz agp G4
(Original article text follows)
Two readers have written in the last week to note the 4.1.8 firmware update for G4s included rom support for GeForce2MX cards, saying they no longer needed to flash a PC card with the Mac firmware.
(latest report first)
You no longer need to flash GeForce2MX AGP PC cards. If you upgrade your G4 firmware to 4.1.8 it will load it's own copy of the GeForce2MX ROM.
No more flashing!
I noted this on your forum
The first report of this from last week:
sorry for my worst english.
Last week i bought an Elsa Gladiac 2MX for my G4 500.
When i tryed it on my computer, it didn't work.
I had to flash it with a PC to work.
Today i bought exactly the same card (same serial, same 3.11.00.18.33 firmware) to make some tests.
I put it on my mac... and the card is working without flash !!!!
I assume that the new firmware 4.1.8 allow now to boot with 2Mx PC firmware.
It will be very good if the Geforce 3 can make the same thing.
(late the same day he wrote)
Mike i found it.
There is the 3.11.00.15.03 2Mx firmware in the 4.1.8 firmware
see the screenshot
As noted here previously, there were also some strange reports on the PC GeForce2MX flashing page noted some PC GeForce2MX cards may work if the G4/AGP system has the 4.1.8 firmware update. (* Note - See the update below that one in red, where a reader in the forums noted a new Creative Blaster MX DDR didn't work; he was to try the Creative Annihilator MX DDR and report back).
To see the latest reports from those trying to use PC GeForce2MX cards in Macs, there are forum threads (on AGP and PCI models) in the Video cards discussion forums here. There's also a topic there called Why is flashing the PC GeForce such a big topic these days?.
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