How to properly Install Nvidia Drivers on High Sierra 10.13

Installing Nvidia Web Drivers on High Sierra can be a nightmare for those using Nvidia graphics cards by being greeted by a black screen on boot or automatic restarting. This guide will show you the steps I go through everytime I do a fresh install of macOS High Sierra with an Nvidia Graphics Card.

The black screen problem is an issue that first appeared on High Sierra build (17A405) and is caused by the drivers not installing correctly because of the SIP setting and the instant reboot issue is caused by not having NVRAM detection.

To solve this the Nvidia drivers need to be installed with SIP enabled and the EFI partition needs to be configured in a way that is High Sierra/Nvidia compliant.

Nvidia Black Screen Hackintosh – Regaining Access

If you are locked out of your hackintosh after installing Nvidia Drivers you need to first regain access. If you already have access you can move on to the install steps below.

To regain access we need to prevent the Nvidia drivers from starting up on boot to do that enter your recovery partiton:

  1. Boot Recovery Partition In the Clover Boot Menu
  2. Open Terminal
  3. Replace disk_name what you named your hackintosh boot drive as you type the following into Terminal:
    1. rm -R /Volumes/disk_name/Library/Extensions/NVDAStartupWeb.kext
    2. touch /Volumes/disk_name/Library/Extensions/
    3. reboot

Installing Nvidia Drivers on 10.13 High Sierra Hackintosh

These steps should get your Nvidia GPU working in High Sierra 10.13 if not leave a comment.

1. Set config.plist for Nvidia

Mount your EFI partition using Clover Configurator to begin the changes necessary changes to enable Nvidia cards in High Sierra. Here we just need to verify the proper checkboxes are set.

  1. Open Config.Plist using Clover Configurator
  2. In Clover Select Boot under SECTIONS
  3. Uncheck nv_disable=1
  4. Select Graphics under SECTIONS
  5. Uncheck Inject Intel
  6. Select System Parameters under SECTIONS
  7. Check Inject NvidiaWeb
  8. Save config.plist
  9. Exit Clover Configurator

2. Enable SIP

If an attempt is made to install the web drivers in High Sierra 10.13 without SIP enabled a warning will popup that the drivers may not install correctly. To prevent that warning from showing and ensuring the web drivers are installed properly we need to enable SIP temporarily.

  1. Open config.plist in Clover Configurator
  2. Navigate RT Variables > CsrActivateConfig
  3. Change CsrActivateConfig to 0x00
  4. Restart Hackintosh

3. NVRAM Detection (Optional)

Clover recently included built in NVRAM detection in the form of OsxAptioFix3Drv-64.efi. If you are using OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi or OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi you will need to use a file called EmuVariableUefi-64.efi to get your graphics card accelerated. You can check which one you are using by navigating to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/Drivers64UEFI/ of your mounted EFI partition.

To add EmuVariableUefi-64.efi:

  1. Open Clover Configurator
  2. Mount your EFI Partition
  3. Open config.plist using Clover Configurator
  4. Click Install Drivers on left column of Clover Configurator
  5. Click EmuVariableUefi in bottom left box.
  6. Verify EmuVariableUefi-64.efi exists in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/Drivers64UEFI/

4. GPU Kexts

To get proper support for High Sierra it’s recommended you use the version 1.2+ of Lilu.kext and NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext to your EFI folder EFI/Clover/kexts/Other

If using High Sierra 10.13.3-10.13.4 you should use a version of NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext with a fix for the lag issue that can happen as a result of faulty/incompatible drivers that Nvidia has released.

5. Install the Drivers

In order to install the proper version of the Web Drivers you need to know what version of High Sierra 10.13.x you are using and the (Build Number)

If you are not sure which build of 10.13.X you are using then open About this Mac and click on the text “Version: 10.13” to reveal the number.

See: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201260

Nvidia Web Drivers:

Below is a link with a list of available Nvidia Web Drivers for High Sierra.

Note: High Sierra 10.13.3 the Web Drivers are currently causing all sorts of issues. For an alternative solution to install working drivers see: https://hackintosher.com/forums/thread/nvidia-web-drivers-make-older-version-work-in-high-sierra.21/

For a full list of available High Sierra Nvidia drivers see: Nvidia-Driver-Images

6. BIOS Setting

It’s important to set your dedicated graphics card is set as the primary GPU setting in BIOS. Leaving it on auto with an Nvidia graphics card can cause graphical issues on some motherboards.

  1. Graphics: PEG/PCIe Slot 1
  2. Initial Display Output : PCIe 1 Slot

Other BIOS settings..

If using HDMI as your output Compatibility Support Module (CSM) may need to be disabled BIOS to prevent a black screen on boot, especially with a 4 display.

7. Re-disable SIP

At this point when you boot into macOS there should be graphical support and no rebooting. If you enabled SIP in config.plist you need to disable it again. Open config.plist in Clover Configurator and change CsrActivateConfig to 0x67

8. Proper ig-platform-id

Coffee & Kaby Lake:

If you are using a Coffee Lake or Kaby Lake processor and using High Sierra or Sierra 10.12.4 you should change the ig-platform-id to prevent crashing when using programs like FCPX.

  1. Open config.plist in Clover Configurator
  2. Click Graphics on the left-side Column
  3. Type 0x59120003 for the ig-platform-id box
  4. Save config.plist
  5. Restart

 

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SeriusNtentions
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SeriusNtentions

Hello, thanks! This is my first Hackintosh Build and this guide avoided a lot of headaches! I used the Nvidia Web Updater from insanely Mac to get my driver.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

That didn’t work. I started with a failed nvidia install and was able to get it to boot again, thanks to your terminal guide. However after I tried it a second time with the new kexts, the outcome was still the same (screen goes to standby). I even changed CsrActivateConfig to 0x67 again after installation and before reboot. Any suggestions?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Did you consider that the problem may be caused by some bios settings? Since I applied your Bios settings from the MSI post ( I’m using a MSI B250 Krait Gaming) I’m not able to boot into linux anymore either. I tried it with 3 different distributions. The problem is the same, screens go to standby. This didn’t happen before. However I’m still not able to boot from a linux boot installer even after restoring motherboard default settings.

Igor
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Igor

What is the reason to disable SIP again?
It seems that my system works properly with enabled SIP.

Sebastian
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Sebastian

Didn‘t work completely! I still have the „screen goes black“ thing but I was able access it with screen sharing. It looks that the Web Driver is up and running. However i don‘t get anything on my connected screen. I noticed, that it doesn‘t recognize my Monitor, it just shows an 23“ Built-In Display(should be a Dell 25“).

Peter
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Peter

Does not work here. I followed the instructions above (Bios and Config.plist) As soon as i enable InjectNividia, i got a blackscreen. if i disable it including webdrivers , all Graphic-Injections and set AllowConfiguration, i get 50 trys for GFX and so on… I was able to install macosx by disabling all this graphic-stuff, but cant get my Graphiccard to work propely. (GTX 1050 TI G1 Gaming 4G, I7-7700 3.6Ghz/8MB, Asus Prime Z270-K) Somehow i have to start from scratch again. Is it better to start install with the Onboard Intel -Graphics and then move to Nvidia? Or Use Nvidia from start without Webdrivers and no injections? The only way i could install OSX was disable all Graphic-injections and enabled allowconfiguration. )

Anonymous
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Anonymous

which build did you use? 17A405?

interferenc
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interferenc

Hey Hackintosher,

I really appreciate you compiling the information in easy, understandable steps.

Keep up the good work!

Ben
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Ben

Again, you’re a lifesaver. Where can I donate? Send me a Bitcoin address…

vasilica
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vasilica

Tanks .The best in Hackintosh.great tutorial.

Chris
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Chris

Thanks for this write up. I performed the step as described above. I performed a fresh install of High Sierra 10.13 onto Kaby Lake/200 Series board with a GTX 1060 card and was striking out. This fixed it! However, my boot time is very long, about 5 minutes. I progress about 70% and then things just progressively slow to a stall. I finally load into a black screen. Any ideas?

Shawn Murphy
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Shawn Murphy

Hi I followed this guide and I have perfect connection on DVI, but DP/HDMI is not working (black screen.) I am on 10.13.1 and have updated Lilu and Nvidia Fixup…also ran AGDPFix to see if that would work. No dice. Using the default Skylake config.plist with 17,1 definition. and 6700K Processor.

Shawn Murphy
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Shawn Murphy

BTW, everything was functioning just fine on 10.13.0

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thank you! What made the difference for me was using your skylake config.plist after adding the kexts to the Other folder and making sure EmuVariableUefi-64.efi was in its folder.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hello– ran through this whole procedure and zero effect. Still have crude VGA style graphics…..suggestions ?

Bismarck
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Bismarck

I had a similar problem, I use HDMI cable instead of VGA (with DVI port) and it worked. I can’t get VGI to work, but at least in HDMI works fine!

Mark
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Mark

I followed the guide and it seems like everything was working properly however, when I tried playing fortnite the FPS was very low. I am using a MSI 1050 ti which ran fortnite at medium settings great on my Windows pc.

Hearth
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Hearth

First of all, thanks a ton for your guides, Hackintosher. They’re amazing.

That being said, I’m having issues on 10.13.1 with a EVGA 980Ti. I’ve followed the guide to a tee, and but when I reboot, I get a spinner on a black screen that eventually freezes.

Any ideas?

Clayton
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Clayton

In Step 4 could you clarify exactly which folder to place the files in?

Serge
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Serge

This worked in so far as I was able to install the drivers and the Mac booted normally. However, even though web drivers are enabled, I’m not getting any acceleration. Still tons of tearing and such. Any ideas?

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Zsolt Sándor

is it possible to put an other wifi/bluetooth card in one of the m.2 slots

Anonymous
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Anonymous

where do i put the kext files?

dngraphisme
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dngraphisme

Hello,

Amazing post, thanks again Hackintosher.

I installed on this machine>

Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5
Kabylake i5-7600K
Balystic 8×2 DDR4 2666mhz
Gygabyte GTX 1060 3GDDR5

Everything works I miss more than install the GTX. I’m afraid of having a crash if I can not, because apparently it’s special for everyone.

Can I boot at that moment on my macos key if I plant my SSD with macos on it to come reconfigure on the desktop?

Thanks again for your tutorials because thanks to you I managed to install everything 🙂

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Danny McGowan

I am still having problems with my 10.13.1 install. I have copied your EFI and followed the other settings you have provided. I am able to install 10.13.1 on a newly formatted APFS drive. After I finished the install and set up my account I installed the WebDriver-378.10.10.10.20.107 and after the reboot, I get a black screen with
IOConsoleUsers: time (0) 0->0, Lin 0,llk 1,
IOConsoleUsers: qIOScreenLockState 3, hs 0, bs 0 now 0 sn 0x0
and it freezes there,

I do a reboot to try the recovery you advised after a black screen after reboot and I get this a boot then a blank screen with this reflashing every 10 seconds.
Date time Imac.com.apple.XPC launched[1] (com.,apple.windowsserver)
: Service only ran for 0 seconds. Pushing respawn out by 10 seconds.
I never get to the recovery screen.

Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2047 MB
Intel Core i5-4690K Processor 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 BX80646I54690K
WebDriver-378.10.10.10.20.107

lorenz
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lorenz

Hi there,

I tried to follow your steps, but after making all the changes i got sucked at the apple logo while boot up.

MB: Asus z170 pro gaming
processor: i7 7700k
graphic card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Edition

would be super nice if you got any hints for me

lorenz
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lorenz

Hi there,

I tried to follow your steps, but after making all the changes i got sucked at the apple logo while boot up.

Basically it has to do with disabling SIP, everytime I do that, I can’t boot anymore :/

MB: Asus z170 pro gaming
processor: i7 7700k
graphic card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Edition

would be super nice if you got any hints for me

lorenz
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lorenz

okay already fixed that, it seems that clover configurator, messed up the config file
tried it again but this time I just disabled csr by hand and was able to restart

but still I am not able to get my card recognized by the system :/

SSR
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SSR

SUCCESS!! I’m fairly new to Hackintoshing with Clover. It took me a couple of tries to get it right.

The only thing that gave me trouble was step “4. GPU Kexts”. I followed all the steps, but being a n00b, I had copied Lilu.kext and NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext into my EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other.

Those actually need to go in /Library/Extensions on your main drive (or maybe /System/Library/Extensions?). Anyway, it worked for me when I put those kexts in the /L/E.

TK
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TK

If you don’t mind, do you mind sharing your config.plist? I have not been able to get my 1050ti to boot up after trying all all kind of stuff.

TK
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TK

I need some Help getting 1050ti working on 10.13.2 (same issue in 13.1 too before i updated)

The issue: Black screen when trying to boot with the 1050ti.

I can still boot with Nvidia drivers disabled

I have tried everything in this guide. Installed updated Nvidia Web drivers (17C88) , Updated Lilu Kext (in system/extensions folder with NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext). Tried SIP enabled and disabled. Disabled Intel Graphics in Bios. Install RC script. Tried various SMBIOS.

Specs: Gigabyte Z270X_UD3, i7-7700, 16gb, 1050ti

Any help would be appreciated.
This black screen issue has been haunting my dreams for 2 nights now.

TK
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TK

So turns out, it’s just that 2 of the 3 HDMI ports on the 1050ti don’t work with macOS. Your options are to use the first HDMI on the edge, Display Port and DVI-D. Everything works now with 13.2.

Cheers.

DfKimera
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DfKimera

Hey guys!
After several days of head-scratching and a lot of fresh installs, I figured out something I missed: if you install using Tonymacx86 tools and later upgrade your Clover to the latest version, you’ll have to copy FakeSMC.kext to your bootloader. I just copied mine from /Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext to /Volumes/EFI/CLOVER/kext/others after mounting the EFI partition with Clover Configurator.

Not doing this was getting me stuck on a “AppleACPICPU busy timeout” error, which gave me the illusion that macOS was trying to boot up the NvidiaWeb drivers and failing.

Another thing I noticed: make sure to re-disable SIP (CsrActivateConfig to 0x67); the Nvidia web drivers will NOT get loaded if SIP is enabled. Might be a good idea to do a full restart after installing the drivers BEFORE disabling SIP again and asking the Nvidia preference pane to switch to Web drivers.

Hope this helps someone stuck like I was 😀

mac user 123
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mac user 123

thanks bro this work for macOS high Sierra 10.13.2 with Nvidia gtx 970

Laurent
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Laurent

Hi and thanks for all the tuts here.
So far I can’t install my GTX970 on a freshly installed High Sierra. Whatever I do I’m still crashing ,id boot with the infamous glScreenLock of the death.

Mobo is an MSI Z270 Gaming M5,
Webdriver is 10.10.10.25.102
Clover updated to 4318
Vram simulation checked and functional.
Proc is a 67 skylake and the system is detected as imac 17,1

The tuto and Plist came from that site with the proper modification for the MSI board.

Sound,network are functional.

I tried all the magic tricks on differents forums without sucess and i’m running out of ideas tbh.

Any suggestions will be nice!

Thanks a lot.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I’m running HS 10.13.2.. clover boot.. from an SSD with an Dell i5 12gb ram.. Nvidia 650 ti boost.. I basically made this hackintosh to run FCPX. VMware doesn’t support accelerated graphics with macOS as the guest.

The whole system runs perfectly fine UNTIL I add an add-in to a video in FCPX such as a title or effect, then I get big square-like pixels all over the screen and preview window.. I’ve installed and uninstalled everything I can think of.. This is with the FCPX Trial software from apple.. anyone have any idea what could be wrong?

Anthony
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Anthony

from the first instruction to restart I cant get back into OS. Everytime i try boot from hackintosh it just takes me straight back to the clover menu… please help!!
🙁

Jay Jay
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Jay Jay

Hello. I have now installed driver for gtx 1060 on high sierra 10.13.1 (17B48) and everything works fine. But I do not have the option to change the resolution, hanging in 1080P and there are no options for changing the resolution in display system preferences. Are there any others who experience this? and maybe know a solution.

bbnof
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bbnof

same

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I can not get my GTX 960 to work on High Sierra 10.13.2 clean install.
I give it up with 10.13 it is just that hard never had more problems then with HS it its a hell…
My other system with AMD RX580 is working well (only won’t update to 10.13.2 keeps staying on 10.13.1 don’t know why.

But my machine with GTX960 is a terrible thing… 🙁 with SIerra no problem but to get the graphics work i tried all thing written here above…. with SIP enabled en disabled, with Lilu.kext (latest) and without, checked all the settings in config.plist and installed EmuVariableUEFI but still no luck….
Don’t know what is going wrong i have a black screen but the machine works because i see it on Apple Remote Desktop… please help

Arend
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Arend

Sorry forgot to fill my thing under here so please reply on this so i will be noticed

Arend
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Arend

Problem solved… unstalling and installing again worked for a strange reason….

Jake
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Jake

Help! Everything works on my computer except the graphics. I followed the steps precisely and when I boot up it loads all the way but when it gets to the end it the computer restarts.

Guest
Salvatore

Hi, I’m building a new hackintosh machine with the purpose of having a quite good and reliable High Sierra for work with a Windows partition for gaming… not too much game for the time a have, but however good with latest game.
The specs I choose are:
GA-H270M-DS3H
i5 7400
Crucial Mx300 SSD 256Gb + a HDD WD 2Tb
Crucial Ram 8Gb
and I’m in doubt on Video card:
Sapphire RX560 2Gb (I read now more compatible for Mac)
KFA2 GTX1050 2Gb (maybe more powerful than RX but related to Nvidea Web Driver that I read could have sometime problematic)
Definitely what is your suggestion on video cards?
Thanks

Fabian
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Fabian

Hey.
It works but I have a problem with my Nvidia Graphics Memory. I have only 256mb on my GTX1080?
Thanks in advance for help!

Guest
Pascal

Hi,
First of all, I would like to thank Hackintosher for all the Guides and Instructions! I was able to build my first ever Hackintosh and it was super easy thanks to the very clear instructions!

Here are my specs:

Intel Core i7 8700K
Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7
Samsung 960 Pro M.2 512GB
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000, DIMM 288, 64 GB (4 x 16)
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC 11G

I was able to install High Sierra 10.13.2 with my GTX 1080 TI installed from the beginning (no use of iGPU).

However, I ran into some troubles when installing the Nvidia Web Drivers. I followed this guide step by step and although the web driver was installed successfully, there was no acceleration. I had still the crappy 1280 x 720 resolution and in “About this Mac” my card wasn’t displayed correctly.

I then read the comment from user SSR who mentioned, to copy Lilu.kext and NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext into /Library/Extensions on the main harddrive. I tried it and it worked! The card is now fully recognized.

So a question for Hackintosher: Is this the correct way to make it work and if so, maybe it would be a good idea to mention this in your guide at step 4 .

Thanks!

Jimmy Gary
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Jimmy Gary

Oh hail user ssr that said move those Kexts to /Library/Extensions on ur main Mac OS drive clearly u don’t want the lilu.kext and the nvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext in the EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other

The OP needs to correct step4: gpu kexts location

Sergey
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Sergey

Oh yes, praise @ssr and you guys who tested it and pointed out that it works! Copying Lilu.kext and WhateverGreen.kext (former NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext) to /Library/Extensions made my Hackintosh working after an evening spent in enabling/disabling SIP, installing and reinstalling NVIDIA drivers and scratching my head in searching for what could go wrong as I’ve already got working Hackintosh one day before!

Setup:
High Sierra 10.13.6
GeForce GTX 1060 from Gigabyte

@Hackintosher would you mind emphasizing that those kexts must go into /Library/Extensions eventually as it looks like they are not copied there sometimes?

Also, I am pretty sure that on my first attempt I got working NVIDIA drivers with SIP disabled (0x67) as it did not work with enabled SIP (0x00). Could it get fixed in the latest web driver version probably? This step may need to be reevaluated.

One more thing. In the current version of Clover it is possible to open Options -> Graphics Injector in Clover menu and uncheck Use NVIDIA Web there. It enables getting control over your Hackintosh without removing the NVDAStartupWeb.kext. I think I could not follow that recommendation, to be honest, as I either did not find the recovery option in Clover menu or could not boot from it (I don’t remember now), but this setting saved me from complete reinstall in my attempts to get NVIDIA card working.

Of course, thanks for your guides @Hackintosher!

Roman
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Roman

Hi, thanks for the tutorial, I did everything step by step, after the reboot the driver is installed but not activated, its on default graphics driver. I if activate it again it reboots but the same thing happens. Any ideas?

Guest
Pascal

Hi Roman. I had the same issue. Please see my post just about yours or search for user SSR. He explains how to solve that problem. I hope this helps! Good luck!

Roman
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Roman

Thanks! it worked by putting them in system/library/extensions, but then i installed my Realtek 1150 audio drivers and its messed up again, have to figure out what happened.

David Terros
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David Terros

Thanks your guide is freaking awesome…. At first I thought this a long and tedious process but it worked out. Appently the lilu.kext and nvidiafix kext files were version 1 and sip wasn’t enabled which cause the issue. After installing the drivers you have restart and redisable sip and then restart again with nvda=1(something like that just enable that in clover boot options) and then it’s done. I have reinstalled the os 4times because the terminal method didn’t work for me as I didn’t have recovery hd(it didn’t work in short) and in the fifth time I followed this one step by step and it worked. Thanks.

Tim
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Tim

Thanks for posting this. I’m a hackintosh noob and started with an HP 8300 as its a recommended/simple pc to convert to a hackintosh. Had everything working fine on 10.13.3 using the integrated graphics. Chose a GT 1030 2G per guide on tonymac and used your walkthrough. Everything appears to be working (haven’t done any testing) but now my network card shows “cable unplugged”. Any thoughts on what might be causing this?

Tim
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Tim

Reinstalled the nic driver using multibeast and everything seems ok now.

Ross
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Ross

My computer won’t boot after Step #2

It gets stuck at a black screen with a loading bar 1/2 way and the loading icon frozen. What do I do!

Chris
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Chris

Does NOT work following all instructions exactly for the 405 build. Come on, guys. Really? For all the effort put into Hackintosh you clearly didn’t test this.

driverguy
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driverguy

Why do you disable the critical onboard UHD630 ?!?!

This will destroy computation speed of OpenCL benchmarks like LuxMark. LuxMark will locate and use the i7 8700K CPUs OpenCL via UHD630, and on my computer , I get a LOT of extra speed added to my MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC and its NVidia 1080 TI. In fact, the onboard increases the benchmark speed of LuxMark over 11.4% faster.

You want LuxMark to run SLOWER on high end Hackintoshes?

My solution is elegant and SIMPLE. I use the onboard video for boot and bios manipulation, and monitors on Nvidia show black, and after boot is over, the drivers cleanly load for NVidia and hassle free i have a spare monitor on the UHD630 onboard, alonside the other monitors. You can option drag the titlebar and drop in Display on “System Preferences” on mac to set preferred system monitor to the NVIdia 1080 TI.

a 1080 TI has only 28 compute units and 1316 Mhz
a UHD630 on a i7 8700k has 24 compute units and 1200 Mhz

luxball on UHD630 with no NVidia gets 2609 on my machine.
With both gpus active, not disabled like your guide dictates, the OpenCL benchmark LuxMark 3.1 yields 25378, thats 2626 faster than the normal result of 22752 of the Nvidia 1080 TI.

11.4% faster if you do not disable onboard GPU UHD630.

The whole point of buying the new 12 core CPUS from intel is to enjoy the speedboost in OpenCL power.

Even if i disconnect the 4K monitor completely off the UHD630 ports, the mac will autoboot eventually to the nvidia.

Too many guides (all of them) suggest disabling the UHD630 on a MSI and there is NO REASON TO at all, except to slow down your mac in benchmarks that use OpenCL and more and more products use OpenCL every month.

Note to others, you CAN have glitch-free UHD630 alongside NVidia 1080 TI on a MSI z370 using a i7… if you eliminate a lot of the hacks that assume you want to see clover on the other monitors attached to your Nvidia at mid boot time, and just go “clean”.

Please figure out your issues and bugs preventing you from using the onboard GPU because I had no hassles by avoiding most of the voodoo steps these various posted MSI guides show on my MSI overclocked to 4.5Ghz (a person can get 5.3GHz stable if delidded and cherry picked from siliconlottery dot com)

thanks. Thanks for awesome web site.

Marcus
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Marcus

Once I enabled SIP and rebooted, I am unable to click on anything, even in recovery mode. Please advise a solution to this

driverguy
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driverguy

my own note : try 0x03 for csr-active-config, not 0x00? SIP has various settings, other than the two shown in most guides, and 0x03 is a setting that enables some of SIP that can be used. I think SIP has 4 or 5 components in total, I do not know what 0x03 offers other than for certain allowing UNSIGNED kexts to load, but there is a terminal command to list status of of the 4 or 5 SIP components. I can’t program on my Mac without SIP mostly off anyway because DTRACE, a critical tool for debugging entry-points into libraries and kernel calls, does not work in modern macs with all of SIP enabled even from root. As for letting unsigned kexts to load… you probably want that for some of the more exotic hackintosh kexts. Others here will have far better answers. Also the words “click on anything” are vague. Did you try different USB 2.0 properly mapped ports? Especially ports in the back like a usb 2.0 port? Can you type? Is the machine crashed? For example a Mac Pro laptop early 2008 in Mavericks OS X a minute after boot will freeze and not appear to respond to mice and keyboard if WIFI is not enabled on the laptop as an active antennae. Its a race to get it enabled, once ever enabled, the machine works again forever until accidentally forgetting and disabling wifi before shutdown, or in many deliberate regression tests. (I tested myself). According to logs, the machine was actually merely crashed, but screen looked normal, and therefore “could not type or click”. So is your menu clock updating if you wait long enough? You need to give more info regarding “unable to click on anything”

Benny
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Benny

I change the setting in bios after doing all the other stuff to get my evga 1050i working. monitor plugs into hdmi on graphics card and i get an image, but when i get to clover and try booting into osx, the load screen starts but then a spinning wheel pops up – basically it won’t boot into osx when the graphics card is in…even if bios is set to internal graphics, if the card is in the slot, osx won’t boot.

Ciro
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Ciro

Me funcionó perfecto con mi GTX 780 !!! ;D ! Muchas gracias por toda la ayuda!

ghost
Guest
ghost

I did every thing as mentioned here, but still after reboot my screen just goes blank and monitor says no display. any help is appreciated

ghost
Guest
ghost

okay editing my last comment…. this worked for me… copied both lilu and nvdiagraphicsfixup kexts from efi/clover/kext/others to volumes/Library/extensions…. i booted this by disabling use nvidia web in clover options.. i re enabled the sip by entering 0x67 and restarted the pc with enabling use nvidia web in clover options… but not my sound and network is not working… :p

Zezi
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Zezi

Hello. Can someone send me NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext? Because in the link i only got .xcodeproj, and i have no idea how to convert xcodeproj to kext. Please help me
deejayzezi@me.com

chumba bumba
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chumba bumba

Thanks for the tutorial! However this didn’t work for me at.

I’ve been busy for 4 night installing High Sierra 10.13.1. for the zillionth time. The reason why I do not use 10.13.4 is: I already have one hack with nvidia fully working which is on 10.13.1. so in the end I cloned that HDD added EFI and mounted that HDD onto another hakintosh.

So, the problem I have is with enabling nvidia drivers. NVIDIA web driver is properly installed and seen in the upper corner but when selected and after reboot nothing happens. The screen is still flickering and system recognizes graphics display 7 mb. Not to mention that I read and tried EVERYTHING! From lilu, nvidiafix, emu64driver etc. Nothing works.

This is my specification:

Gigabyte GA-H270-Gaming 3
Corsair RM Series ATX/EPS Fully Modular 80 PLUS
Core i7-7700K
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT Single DDR4
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 G1 Gaming 2GB GDDR5 3xHDMI

I know that GPU is working and it’s compatible cause I used it on another hackintosh that’s running properly. I compared clover, bios from that machine and set the other (same config) but it won’t work.

However, I managed to enable nvidia drivers when I switched GPU’s but since I didn’t have WIFE, kextbeast messed up the entire setup after extracting some kexts into sys/lib/ext. Stupidly, I did not write down what I did when I fixed the problem. I know that I freshly installed High Sierra and that I did post installation with multibeast according to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0rl1NpWgIw

Later on I repeated the same process (as much as I could remember) but I failed over and over again.
I am able to install and run high sierra but GPU won’t work.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

THANKS!

Huỳnh Quang Toàn
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Huỳnh Quang Toàn

Nice post !
This post saved me

den
Guest
den

Don’t know why It’s worked but worked so thank you for your help

patricia2626
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patricia2626

i dont have this Graphics: PEG/PCIe Slot 1
Initial Display Output : PCIe 1 Slot

i have in the graphics configuration
auto/iGPU/PCIE
iGPU multi monitor disable/enabled

PEG-ASPM disable/auto/ASPM LOs/ASPML1/ASPMLOsL1

Anonymous
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Anonymous

OMFG!! I wish I found your site a week ago….. I’ve been banging my head trying to get my GTX1017 to work. Your explanation on the process is amazing! Thank you!! My next order at Amazon will be through your affiliate link 😉

ccphuc
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ccphuc

My VGA MSI GTX 750 Ti HDMI port flickering

DVI + VGA port out fine

help me thank

Jake S
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Jake S

Worked like a charm. Thank you for these amazing guides!!

Jim
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Jim

This guide worked great, after a bit of fiddling!! Thanks for your guides, much better than the others around, you actually explain whats going on.

daniel
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daniel

Hi,

My OS seems to boot normally with Nvidia web drivers, however the Nvidia icon gives the option to choose between nvidia web driver or osx default graphics driver. When I choose the nvidia option it asks me to restart. I do that but then nothing happens.

Any ideas?

Thx!
Daniel

Mohamed
Guest
Mohamed

Thank you very much man i was strugling with my 1050 i did what you said exactly and it worked thank you alot man

Guest
Boog

Worked for me, no need for SIP wrangling. Thanks

mobo – ga-z97-hd3
graphics – GTX 970

DriverBoy
Guest
DriverBoy

I have an Nvidia Geforce GT440. I’m looking for kexts and ways to get this work on High Sierra for weeks but still now nothing could help me… If anyone has this card and a solution please tell me 🙁

Cotopaxi
Guest
Cotopaxi

Hey guys. I had a struggle trying to get past the black screen/no signal after installing the nvidia webdrivers. I finally got it working by just re-plugging the HDMI cable in when the screen goes black after loading the OS. Hope this helps.

david
Guest
david

not working for me.
I have
version 10.13.2
3,2ghz intel core i5
memory 16gb
graphic msi gefore gtx 1080

felipe pesantez
Guest
felipe pesantez

everything worked, but I’ve lost all my USB ports, I can’t log in, mouse, keyboard doesn’t respond, does anyone knows any solution to this? thanks

hitechcobra
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hitechcobra

Help! After Step 2 Endless boot mode. My setup was running fine using Intel onboard graphics, but I wanted to get the EVGA GT-740 working, it was black. Followed your instructions up to step 2, plugged-in to graphics card, restarted, monitor working YES! But then it hung on endless boot mode.

What to do? It won’t boot from recovery mode either. I am able to view Clover boot loader but don’t know what to do at this point.

My set up;
GA – Z77 – DS3H motherboard
I7 2600 K
EVGA GT–740
High Sierra 10.13.6

hitechcobra
Guest
hitechcobra

Any ideas? Still stuck

hitechcobra
Guest
hitechcobra

These instructions totally jacked my perfectly running hackintosh! It will not boot I have worked all day on it. You can see from this thread how hard I have worked to get back my system after using these instructions :
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/endless-boot-loop-gt-740-graphics.257739/
But no matter what I try it will not boot, how can I get back undo these instructions in Clover boot?! It will not boot beyond clover boot loader

Matt
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Matt

Thanks a lot! This hell is over 🙂

JimmyJam
Guest
JimmyJam

Oh Sh^%^$TTT!! My GPU is finally operating properly! Thanks heaps ! I legit high-fived the screen to send you good mojo!

fender13
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fender13

hi, thx for great information and tutorial about Hackintosh. i do have a question..since this is my 1st time, i have trouble to setup my nvidia (MSI GTX 1060 gaming-x 6GB). everytime i install web driver for High Sierra 10.13.6, my PC Rebooting 10 to 1 minutes after login..i did try this steps but only shows 256mb detected. i used 2 monitor..is there any suggestion? i really appriciate it..TY

Machintosher
Guest
Machintosher

Worked perfect. Now I can use my 3 monitors with my Nvidia GTX770 card and MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Thank you so much.

Guest
Jim

This guide was perfect, as are most of the guides I’ve used on this website. GPU/ drivers are installed and working well and I no longer have to hot plug my dual monitors, which was a major annoyance with the iGPU.

Quick question: when using the integrated graphics, my boot time on the Apple loading screen was very short (probably around 5 seconds, definitely less than 15 seconds). Since I installed the GPU and the drivers, the Apple loading screen is usually up for over a minute. Is this common or does it point to something being wrong with the setup?

In case this is necessary, my build is:

Mobo: Asus Prime Z370A LGA1151
CPU: Intel i7 8700K (6 cores)
32GB RAM DDR4
1TB SSD
PSU: 650W
GPU (newly installed): Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030
OS: High Sierra (13.6)

Adam
Guest
Adam

Hi, I followed all of your steps but ran into an issue.
After getting everything installed and configured but I ran into a black screen boot loop. I attempted to use your method of removing the NVDIA drivers from the clover boot terminal but I could find the file (I probably entered the wrong path). So I didn’t get it removed properly and after a reboot I can’t even enter my BIOS. I’m getting a couple numbers in the corner, when I hit DEL I get “entering setup…” but then it hangs and I can’t see anything.

Frustrating and I really don’t know where to go from here if I can’t even enter the BIOS. I definitely can’t get to the clover boot loader. Any ideas? Reset BIOS manually?
Thanks,
Adam

HackintoshHeadBanger
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HackintoshHeadBanger

You are the greatest, I did a fresh install, had everything installed and latest CUDA and web drivers, but all I needed to do was update the EFI, via CloverConfigurator, you explained everything in a clear logical way, I have been searching for answer for 2 days. Thanks so much

Cyril
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Cyril

Thanks