NVIDIAs alternate drivers for OS X usually break after a minor system update. You can fix this most of the time by modifying the following file:
Change the NVDIARequiredOS to your current system version which can be found in the app System Information. The version number should look something like this:
Write it into the file and save it (sudo access is needed).
You should now rebuild your kext cache:
sudo kextcache -system-prelinked-kernel
sudo kextcache -system-caches
Reboot. Select the NVIDIA web drivers in your system settings and reboot once more. Done.
So today I have installed OS X 10.10.4 on my computer that I did not buy from Apple, which essentially means that I have built myself a Hackintosh. Here is what I learnt during that process.
Update October 15: Updating to 10.10.5 was no problem at all through the Mac Appstore.
- Buy hardware that TonyMacx86 advises you to buy.
- Read the complete guide on how to install it on that page too.
- If you plan on installing multiple operating systems, get a separate hard drive for each. You are going to save yourself so much time.
- Unplug your card reader if you encounter any issues during the installation.
- At some time during the installation you will probably need bootflags. Here is what helped me install OS X with my GTX 960 G1 Gaming:
nv_disable=1 GraphicsEnabler=No maxmem=4096
- If you have a GTX graphics card, see if you can install the Web Drivers provided by Nvidia.
- Do not screw around and select Mac Pro 6,1 in Multibeast. You will not get any benefits and your Nvidia Web Drivers will stop working. Use the nv_disable=1 bootflag if that has happened to you.
After quite some time and furiously purchasing another SSD since I couldn’t get OS X to install on my partitioned Windows SSD, here is what I achieved:
Complete list of working parts:
- Intel Core i5 4690K (LGA 1150, 3.50GHz, Unlocked)
- ASUS MAXIMUS VII RANGER (LGA 1150, Z97, ATX)
- HyperX Fury Black (2x, 8GB, DDR3-1866, DIMM 240)
- Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming (GM206, 2GB)
- Corsair Builder Series CX600 V3 (600W)
- TP-LINK TL-WDN4800, Wireless N Dualband (PCI-E x1, 450Mbit/s)
- Cooler Master Silencio 550 Matt (Midi Tower, Black)
- be quiet! Dark Rock 3 (16cm)
- AOC u3477Pqu (34”, 300cd/m², 3440 x 1440 Pixel, Black)
- Samsung 850 EVO Basic (250GB, 2.5″)
- HyperX Fury (120GB, 2.5”)