This is my system:
OS= Kalyway 10.5.1 (Vanilla chosen at installation) + 10.5.2 Update using Software Update
Features= EFI V8, GUID, ToH kernel (to enable Shut Down and Sleep).
CPU= E6550 2.33GHz @ 2.975GHz (425MHz x 7)
MB= GA-P35C-DS3R Rev. 2.0
RAM= 4x1GB Kingston 800MHz @ 850MHz (1:1 FSB->RAM ratio)
VGA= 8400GS PCI-E 256MB with EFI string
This is what Apple System Profiler shows:
nVidia GeForce 8400 GS: Chipset Model: nVidia GeForce 8400 GS Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 256 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0422 Revision ID: 0x00a1 ROM Revision: nVidia GeForce 8400 GS OpenGL Engine [EFI] Displays: Display Connector: Status: No display connected SyncMaster: Resolution: 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Hardware Accelerated Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Supported Rotation: Supported
I have also removed the NVinjext kext I had and rebuilt the kext caches.
But what is the advantage here over NVinject?
My graphics performance isn't as smooth as a real Mac's. I thought the EFI string would solve that, but it didn't. Any ideas why? For instance, when I open a folder and close it before the animation effect completes I get a messed up "folder opening" and "folder closing" at-the-same-time animation. On my Intel Mac Mini at work (running 10.5.2), when I do this the "folder opening" animation stops in the middle and changes to "folder closing" without any mess. Just try too - this is interesting:
Highligh a folder.
Hold down the Apple key and rest one finger on the "Down" arrow and another on the "W" key.
Keep the Apple key pressed at all times.
Now hit the "Down" arrow key, but before the animation effect completes (somewhere in the middle, doesn't matter where, as long as it's before the effect has completed and the folder's contents is displayed) hit the "W" key. This will make the folder close before it has completely opened.
On a real Mac the whole animation is completely smooth. I.E., the moment I press the "W" key after I opend the folder the animation transitions smoothly from "open" to "close". On my Hackintosh however I get a messed up animation of "folder open" and "folder close" at the same time.
Now my Mac Mini has a mere Intel GMA950 on board. The 8400GS on my Hackintosh is stronger, so it's not a "performance" problem or limitation.
Also, "Spaces" doesn't perform as smoothly on my Hack as it does on a real Mac.
Another thing - when I choose to close many folders in one go (Apple+Option+W) the graphics are not smooth at all. Not so on a real Mac too.
Does anyone know why this happens?
Also, does using an EFI string protect me from display problems which may occur from a system update?
Thanks very much!