I’ve contacted the NVidia support about my problem and they sent me here so I hope that you guys can help me out getting CUDA to work on my Mac Pro. Here is my message to the support:
I have a Mac Pro 4.1, equipped as follows:
- Quad-Core Intel Xeon @ 2.93 GHz
- 8GB RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 (drivers: GPU: 184.108.40.206 (256.02.25f01), CUDA: 5.0.61)
- Mac OS 10.6.8 Snow Leopard
I recently purchased a video editing plugin that got me into the idea of using CUDA to speed up the process of rendering. My problem is, that I can’t get CUDA to work.
I tried the latest driver (that I have currently installed), an older one that was suggested for Snow Leopard, as well as installing the CUDA Toolkit in addition (as suggested here: https://projects.blender.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=32752&group_id=9&atid=498) but unfortunately none of the tried methods worked.
I monitor the CUDA status trying my editing software as well as CUDA-Z which both tell me that there is no CUDA device installed in my computer. The CUDA button in the system preferences shows me both, the installed GPU and CUDA driver.
Any thoughts on how I can get the setup to work? I know the GT 120 is not the best bet performance wise but it should work, shouldn’t it?
Thanks a lot, any help is appreciated!