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Nvidia OS X Geforce/Quadro Drivers Update for OS X 10.9.4
Nvidia's posted a 334.01.02 driver update for OS X 10.9.4 (build 13E28).
"New in Release New in Release 334.01.02f02
(See below for OS X CUDA update.)
  • Graphics driver updated for Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 (13E28)
  • Contains performance improvements and bug fixes for a wide range of applications.
  • Includes NVIDIA Driver Manager preference pane. (always included)

This driver update is for Mac Pro 5,1 (2010), Mac Pro 4,1 (2009) & Mac Pro 3,1 (2008) only.

(The Supported models tab has this list of cards/GPUs:)
GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce 8800 GT, Quadro K5000 for Mac, Quadro K5000, Quadro 4000 for Mac, Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX 5600.
(The Additional Info tab has instructions on install and download link for WebDriver-334.01.02f02.pkg.)

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS for Driver Release 334.01.02f02
- Model identifier should be MacPro3,1 (2008), MacPro4,1 (2009), MacPro5,1 (2010) or later
- Mac OS X v10.9.4 (13E28)"

If you installed a previous Nvidia driver, the control panel should show this update available.

Nvidia CUDA v6.0.51 Update for OS X:
As I posted this (9AM July 3rd) the Nvidia driver page listed the previous CUDA 6.0.46 update, but here is the later CUDA 6.0.51 for OS X:

"New OS X Release 6.0.51
CUDA driver 6.0.51 is required for CUDA support on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Please see supported products tab.
An alternative method to download the latest CUDA driver is within Mac OS environment. Access the latest driver through System Preferences > Other > CUDA. Click 'Install CUDA Update'.

Supported Products:
Supports all NVIDIA products available on Mac HW."

The "Additional Information" tab has more installation info and direct D/L of cudadriver-6.0.51-macos.dmg. (I don't have an Nvidia card installed in a Mavericks Mac to test these.)
For anyone that had to revert to OS X 10.9.2 (or .3), the Video topics page has links to previous Nvidia updates.
(Update: On Aug. 21st, 2014 Nvidia posted CUDA 6.5.14 for OS X)

Simple DIY Apple Slotted SuperDrive Lens Cleaning (YMMV):
More feedback on Cleaning a Slotted Superdrive that has disc read problems using a wipe over a credit card. (YMMV and lens cleaning won't help if the drive has a hardware/laser failure.) Of course have power off and I assume these were only damp (not dripping wet). Also avoid any with lotion on them that could leave a residue on the lens. And maybe a use a dry (lint-free) one afterwards.
   I've never tried using 'wipes' personally, but have used the 'dry' cleaning discs with brushes on some drives. Didn't help with one desktop drive that required disassembly and manual lens cleaning with a Q-tip/cleaning solution.
  


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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Wednesday July 2nd, 2014 News
  • Manually Enabling SSD TRIM in OS X 10.9.4
  • No Audio CD or DVD Player Problems w/USB Superdrive & 10.9.4 (Mini/HDMI)
  • Review of 2014 MacBook Air 13-inch
  • Op-Ed: How can OS X Mavericks STILL be this bad?
  • VMware Fusion 6.0.4/Fusion 6.0.4 Pro Release Notes
  • iMovie for OS X v10.0.4
  • Pacifist v3.2.13
  • New/Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - Logic Pro X 10.0.7 or later: Processing Threads setting and Core Usage
    - Target Display Mode: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    - How to Use AirPlay to wirelessly stream content
    - How to Authorize your Mac or PC using iTunes
    - How to Deauthorize your Mac or PC using iTunes
    - How to Back up and restore your iOS device with iCloud or iTunes
    - Volume Purchase Program: Requesting free iLife and iWork apps for Mac
    - Apple Deployment Programs: Web Browser Support
    - Apple deployment programs and 2-step verification

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