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Chris Tomberlin
ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 5, 2011 at 8:06:59 pm

Ok, so I hear from Blackmagic that tons of people are using the Quadro 4000 successfully with Resolve. I find this curious since I can't get my machine to run for more than 5 minutes with that card installed. I've read all the nonsense about Apple and 10.6.7 and the "fix" from Nvidia. I've installed everything in the proper order, even going so far as rebuilding my entire system from the ground up with a clean OS install and combo update to 10.6.7 (with an ATI card installed), then installing the latest Nvidia drivers, then putting in the Quadro and booting again. Let the kernel panics ensue.

So, if there's ANYONE out there that has made this work successfully I'd love to know the secret. Maybe I have a bad card, but since Nvidia tech support doesn't seem to exist I'm not sure how to find out other than this plea to my fellow cows. Can anyone help a brother out? I've been fighting with this for a week and half now.

Thanks
Chris Tomberlin
Outpost Pictures

Mac 12-core
48 GB Ram
OSX 10.6.7
Quadro 256.01.00f03v7 Driver
Cuda driver that comes with Resolve


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Margus Voll
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 5, 2011 at 8:56:26 pm

what is your secondary gpu ?

Does this happen when you have only 4000?

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Chris Tomberlin
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 6, 2011 at 12:39:07 am

This happens when I have only the 4000 installed. I have an ATI 5770 but thought that I would try to get the 4000 working before throwing another card in the mix.

Chris Tomberlin
Editor/Compositor/Owner
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Joseph Owens
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 6, 2011 at 3:33:27 pm

[Chris Tomberlin] "This happens when I have only the 4000 installed. I have an ATI 5770 but thought that I would try to get the 4000 working before throwing another card in the mix."

Are you answering your own question? I was under the impression that Resolve configuration required a GUI card plus a GPU for image processing and that trying to run the app with only one card was not recommended. This would be part of the limitations that apply to MacBooks, and once OpenCL is added in the next version, iMacs.

jPo

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Chris Tomberlin
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 6, 2011 at 3:50:23 pm

It is my understanding that the 2 graphics card recommendation is for performance, not for stability or functionality. I've had some success this morning with just the one card after getting a driver combination that seems more stable. I'll try the two card setup later today and report.

Thanks

Chris Tomberlin
Editor/Compositor/Owner
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Josh Petok
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 5, 2011 at 9:04:56 pm

I'm sucessfully using a quadro 4000 in an 8 core nahalem. Im on 10.6.5 and resolve 7.1. I'm not sure what the oldest os is that you can run on that machine. I think you might have better luck with 10.6.5. That was before the quadro 4000 broke.

Josh Petok
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Chris Tomberlin
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 6, 2011 at 12:41:20 am

I think I can boot that machine with 10.6.5. I've tried 10.6.6 and 10.6.7 with the updated Nvidia drivers. Ain't happnin.

Chris Tomberlin
Editor/Compositor/Owner
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Toby Risk
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 6, 2011 at 1:54:51 am

Hi
I have a 2008 3.1 2x2.8Ghz quad core mac pro running Resolve 7.1 with a FX4000 with no problems.
Here's my config
ATI 2600HD Slot 1 ( i know it's not spec but it works just fine for the GUI) feeding 1 monitor for the GUI.
PNY Quadro FX4000 for Mac Slot 2 (i know this is a dumb question but you have checked the power cable for the Quadro is plugged in correctly right?)
Highpoint Rocketraid 3522 Slot 3
BMD HD Extreme 3 in Slot 4.
If it works for five minutes only and then goes down, it could be a power or heat issue.

Good luck

Toby

Colourist | Editor | Post-Production Consultant -- 23 years at the post-production coalface, and still loving it.


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Peter Chamberlain
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 6, 2011 at 2:00:15 am

You do have a Quadro 4000 for Mac, yes?


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Chris Tomberlin
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 6, 2011 at 2:14:35 am

Yeah, if only it were that silly of a mistake! It is definitely branded for mac. Starting to think this is a bad card.

Chris Tomberlin
Editor/Compositor/Owner
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Chris Tomberlin
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 6, 2011 at 2:33:00 am

I'd like to ask you some other questions if you have the time. Did you ever try just the Quadro 4000 by itself, or has it always been just the GPU card?

If you have a minute, would you email me at "chris_at_outpostpictures.tv" ?

Thanks

Chris Tomberlin
Editor/Compositor/Owner
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Stuart Blake Jones
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 6, 2011 at 7:21:07 am

I'm currently using two Quadro 4000 cards on my system and it's working fine. What card are you using for driving the GUI? You should try using the ATI card for the GUI and not plug anything into the Quadro 4000 so as to use it for GPU processing.


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Dan Moran
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:16:20 am

Hi Chris,

I'll look into this for you and drop you a mail!

Thanks,

Dan

Dan Moran
Application Specialist
Blackmagic Design EMEA


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Andrew Shtern
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 7, 2011 at 10:03:10 am

MacPro early 2008 8-core 2.8GHz
Slot 1 - NVIDIA Quadro 4000
Slot 2 - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Slot 3 - Blackmagic Decklink HD Extreme 3D
Slot 4 - Areca ARC-1222 RAID Card
Mac OS X 10.6.7
Blackmagic Drivers 7.9.2
CUDA Driver 3.2.17
GPU Driver 1.3.4.0 (256.01.00f03)

Works like charm!

Maybe you should try not to mix NVIDIA and ATI cards, but use another NVIDIA card for GUI (maybe you have spare to try with it)?
Also try the usual troubleshooting steps, like removing all other cards, all but two memory modules etc.

Andrew Shtern
Editor/Colorist
The Coffeepost @Kiev, UA


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Jens Herold
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 10, 2011 at 7:02:11 am

Hi Chris,
is this fixed now?
You have to have at least two graphiccards in your system.

One for the GUI, this could be an ATI Radeon HD 5770 for Mac OR a NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac if you want to go with a NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac as a GPU. This is the card to connect with the Monitor.
AND a second card as a GPU in your case NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Make sure, that there is NO Monitor connected to any port of this card! Ist just theGPU for image processing not for displaying anything.

we sold many of these systems to our customers and they are all making money with them…

Maybe http://www.blackmagic-design.com/media/1034879/davinciresolvemacconfigguide... could help you also.

Please let me know

P.S. you cannot use the ATI Radeon HD 5770 for Mac as a GUI card and a NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 for Mac as a GPU, because they are both 2 slots width and you'll run out of space in the Mac Pro

Jens
creative tools
Hamburg, Germany
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Kris Anderson
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 11, 2011 at 10:53:34 pm

I'm having some trouble too...

Here's my set up.

Mac 2 x 3GHz Quad Core - MacPro3,1

Motherboard PCI config

Slot 1: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Slot 2: Cubix PCIe interface
Slot 3: Avid DX Card
Slot 4: HBA Adapter card (ATTO) for external RAID array.

All working fine.

Cubix 4 Expander config:

Slot 1: Nvidia Quadro 4000
Slot 2: Nvidia Quadro 4000
Slot 3: Empty - pending arrival of Red Rocket Card
Slot 4: BM Decklink Extreme HD.

CUDA drivers are latest version but Resolve does not see the 2 x Quadro cards... only the 8800GT. It warns me each time I launch that I need GPU processing as well and recommends a couple of cards for the job.

BM are looking at it but I 'll ask here too.

Any ideas?


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Rohit Gupta
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 12, 2011 at 2:17:39 am

Have you installed latest NVIDIA driver for OSX 10.6.7?


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Kris Anderson
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 12, 2011 at 4:01:27 am

Yes, updated via the CUDA panel in system prefs. No newer version available.


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Sascha Haber
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 12, 2011 at 1:37:47 pm

http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-macosx-256.01.00f03v7-driver.html
This one too ?

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Chris Tomberlin
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 12, 2011 at 3:01:38 pm

DO NOT update to the latest v4 CUDA driver via the contol panel in system prefs. Stay at the last v3 CUDA driver. I made this mistake and it was one of the things causing me trouble.

Chris Tomberlin
Editor/Compositor/Owner
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Kris Anderson
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 12, 2011 at 9:46:50 pm

Sascha, yes, got that one.

Chris, thanks for the heads up. Is there a way to roll it back to the other version?

The odd thing is, the mac knows there are two extra display cards when I do a system profile. It doesn't know they're quadro's but it knows there are two extra cards there. Resolve sees nothing though.


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Sascha Haber
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 14, 2011 at 6:19:14 am

Desperate times need desperate measures.
Do a complete reinstall of your Mac.
Test the card in another system.
Buy a new card online.
Cry a little.
But it really sounds like there is something messed up.
The config is pretty standard and sounds fully supported.
But still...good luck !

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RAID0 8TB eSata 6TB
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Kris Anderson
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Jun 17, 2011 at 6:30:55 am

Problem solved.

Despite requesting 2 x MAC Quadro 4000's I was in fact supplied with PC versions. I bought a MAC card today to test it out.... sure enough.... all working fine.

So, I have 2 x brand new Quadro 4000's for PC going for sale if anyone wants them... $1,200aud for both. Email me at musikwerks (at) mac (dot) com.


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Cris Baltazar
Re: ANYONE successfully using Quadro 4000 in a mac?? Please tell me the secret!
on Aug 16, 2011 at 1:10:28 am

hi may i know the steps and drivers you installed? Will it work for MacOSx 10.6.8? Thanks.


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