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Mac OSX SnowLeopard 10.6.8
CUDA Application Support:
New in Release 256.02.25f01:
Release Notes Archive:
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS for Quadro 4000 for Mac
To download and install the drivers, follow the steps below:
STEP 1: Make sure your Mac OS X software version is 10.6.8. It is important that you check this first before you install the Quadro 4000 for Mac graphics board. Click on the Apple icon (upper left corner of the screen) and select About This Mac.
STEP 2: In the About This Mac window, click on the Software Update button
STEP 3: Continue to install software updates until your system OS is reported to be 10.6.8
STEP 4: Review the NVIDIA Software License. Check terms and conditions checkbox to allow driver download.
STEP 7: Click Install on the Standard Installer screen. You will be required to enter an Administrator password to continue
STEP 8: Click Continue Installation on the Warning screen:The Warning screen lets you know that you will need to restart your system once the installation process is complete.
STEP 9: Click Restart on the Installation Completed Successfully screen.
To uninstall this driver and restore your original Mac OS X v10.6.8 driver, follow the steps below:
STEP 1: During the installation process, a backup archive of your current drivers will be created. If for any reason you need to uninstall the 256.02.25f01 driver, the “NVIDIA Driver Restore.mpkg” is located in /Library/Application Support/NVIDIA.
STEP 2: After locating the NVIDIA Driver Restore.mpkg archive, double-click on the package. You will be guided through the driver restoration process. Click Continue after you read the Welcome screen.
STEP 3: Click Install on the Standard Installer screen. You will be required to enter an Administrator password to continue.
STEP 4: Click Continue Installation on the Warning screen: The Warning screen lets you know that you will need to restart your system once the installation process is complete.
STEP 5: Click Restart on the Installation Completed Successfully screen.
ALTERNATE METHOD – If for any reason you are unable to boot your system to the desktop and wish to restore your original Mac OS X v10.6.8 driver, you can also do so from “Single-User” mode:
STEP 1: Restart your Macintosh computer and hold down the “Command” (apple) key and the “s” key to boot into “Single User” mode.
STEP 2: When the system finishes loading to a command prompt, type the command “NVIDIARecovery” (no quotation marks), and hit the “Return” key.
STEP 3: The 256.02.25f01 driver will be uninstalled and your original Mac OS X v10.6.8 driver will be restored. The computer will then reboot automatically.
GeForce 300M series:
GT 330M, GT 320M
GeForce 200 series:
GTX 285 for Mac
GeForce 100 series:
GeForce 9M series:
GeForce 8 series:
GeForce 8M series:
8800M GTS, 8800M GS
4000 for Mac
Quadro FX series:
FX 5600, FX 4800 for Mac