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This could come in handy in the near future, since I'm planning on installing Dual GTS 250's in SLI.

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I am new to building computers as well as hackintosh's. I have been researching parts and put together a list for my first build. I am sure similar builds have been done and I was hoping I could get some tips for mine. Links to older posts on builds with the same parts would be greatly appreciated.

My Plan is to install SL and run parallels so I can use mac and pc software side by side

These are the parts:
Antec Sonata Elite ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASRock X58 Extreme 3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

XFX GS250XZDFU GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive x2

ASUS VH202T-P Glossy black 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

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I am new to building computers as well as hackintosh's. I have been researching parts and put together a list for my first build. I am sure similar builds have been done and I was hoping I could get some tips for mine. Links to older posts on builds with the same parts would be greatly appreciated.

My Plan is to install SL and run parallels so I can use mac and pc software side by side

These are the parts:
Antec Sonata Elite ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASRock X58 Extreme 3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

XFX GS250XZDFU GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive x2

ASUS VH202T-P Glossy black 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM


Your graphics card looks fine. I would advise you to use a Gigabyte motherboard, as they are pretty much hassle-free when it comes to OSX.

OSX is pretty agnostic to the rest of the stuff. It should work without a hitch. Good luck with your build!

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I'm hoping that I'll have luck with the information on this thread using this card (which should arrive tomorrow and I'll get busy this weekend):


XFX Core Edition GS250XZSL4 GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
I will try methods other than kexts first, as has been suggested above.

I've spent heavy here on a new system, so I'm really crossing my fingers!

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I'm hoping that I'll have luck with the information on this thread using this card (which should arrive tomorrow and I'll get busy this weekend):


XFX Core Edition GS250XZSL4 GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
I will try methods other than kexts first, as has been suggested above.

I've spent heavy here on a new system, so I'm really crossing my fingers!


I am using a
"XFX GS250XYDFC GeForce GTS 250 512 MB DDR3 PCI-E 2.0 Video Card"
and it works near perfect with "GraphicsEnabler", the only thing not working
is Mirroring.

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Ian, thanks for the post. My Gts 250 1gb dd3 works.
But i can't use the second monitor (VGA). Detect screen didn't work.

I can select only one resolution 1680x1050.
The 3d are working? i don't now

What can i do?

Sorry my english, i am from argentina.

regards
Hernan

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What IanT said: Chameleon's built in enabler.

I've got 10.6.4 running the 250GTS 1GB without problems and without kexts or anything.

If you've been messing around with different methods, you're best bet is to reinstall everything. And do NOT install anything special as far as drivers for video. The standard OS X Kexts work: just enable graphics through Chameleon.

If you manually set your resolution, you're basically hiding the fact the OS can't use the card natively which is why you're stuck at one resolution.

Resintall, use Chameleon, and follow the instructions for enabling graphics. You don't need anything extra.

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I've been working hard for the past 5 days to install OSX for my friend's new rig. I searched high and low, and tried many methods to no avail, until now.

He has the MSI Geforce GTS 250 1gb. The only way I could get it to fully work, is if I use the EFI string stated on the 1st page of this thread, and also put the NVenabler 64 kext into Extras/Extensions/ folder. For some reason this combo makes all resolutions and QI/CE work.

If anyone else is having issues, try this combo. Thanks guys for your help here.

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I've got the MSI GTS 250 1G, but I've also got problems in 10.6.4.

QE/CI works—meaning, there are ripples in Dashboard, things render in 3D games and so on. However, every game I run only gets about 15FPS on low settings in SCII and Halflife II (at 1680x1050).

I've tried NVEnabler, aquamac's nvcap guide, tonymac's DSDT guide, and I'm out of ideas. Right now, I'm just using GraphicsEnabler to get by. I even installed that goofy Snow Leopard graphics update.

I know that this card is capable of much more, so I've been trying to figure out what the problem is. Any suggestions?

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One of the most frustrating parts of my Snow Leopard install is fixed!!! Thanks for the referral to Aquamac's post...that was what did the trick. I also updated both of the plists in System Configuration and Extras. That seems to have helped. Both monitors are recognized correctly, at proper resolution, with all the features. I love this site!!! :P :D :D

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One of the most frustrating parts of my Snow Leopard install is fixed!!! Thanks for the referral to Aquamac's post...that was what did the trick. I also updated both of the plists in System Configuration and Extras. That seems to have helped. Both monitors are recognized correctly, at proper resolution, with all the features. I love this site!!! :D :D :D


Do you have dvi to hdmi? and if yes is it working or you getting black screen?

Thanks

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I've installed an MSI GTS 250 Twinfrozr 1G and can not seem to get more than 1 resolution (sometimes 1024x768 and other times 1280x1024) to work using any method. I've edited DSDT according to TMX86 with GraphicsEnabler=Yes to no avail. Used NvEnabler 64 and that KPs if it's in either S/L/E or E/E. Used EFI injection via Aquamac's instructions and the GFX tool supplied and no luck. I've used 10.6.1 Resman and Hal files and that's a no go. I'm running 10.6.4 and really need to get this going. Spent 2 weeks solid trying everything I can find. I need dual monitor support. Any help, recommendations, things I haven't tried, etc... would be gold right now. Thanks!

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Hello all! Help, please
I installed iATKOS 10.6.4. It seems everything works fine, but does not change the screen resolution. It's 800x600 and higher does not work. Videocard in the system information is not determined. I have that just did not do I read a lot of forums, installed the kext, edited a strings in com.apple.Boot.plist, turned on GraphicEnabler, finally I tried to edit the DSDT in DSDT SE - nothing works! What should I do? Help me, please

Configuration:
Motherboard: ASUS P5Q SE PLUS
Processor: Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 512mb
iATKOS 10.6.4

P.S. Sorry for my English ;)

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Is there a way to enable Nvidia GTS 250 with 1GB DDR3 in SL?


I could not get Aquamac's method to work - I could not create my own GFX string, so I experimented with others on this forum and found one that worked. However, it did not allow me to change resolutions. That didn't matter so much because I specified the highest resolution in com.apple.boot.plist.

After further research, I implemented NVEnabler64.kext. This allowed me to change resolutions and displayed more info in System Profiler. Everything seems to be working...although I haven't tested HD.

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I am using a
"XFX GS250XYDFC GeForce GTS 250 512 MB DDR3 PCI-E 2.0 Video Card"
and it works near perfect with "GraphicsEnabler", the only thing not working
is Mirroring.


GraphicsEnabler=Yes will not get my card to come up properly - I only get 1024x768.
Any ideas on how to get the rest of the resolutions?
I have tried the kexts for the 250 which has 1024mb and 512 - I have the same card as you do only from MSI.
I have attached the file I used.
What did you do to get your resolution up?

I have mine enabled via DSDT. Here is the code:

Device (PCI0)
{
Name (_HID, EisaId ("PNP0A03"))
Name (_ADR, Zero)
Name (_UID, One)
Name (_BBN, Zero)
Device (P0P1)
{
Name (_ADR, 0x00010000)
Device (GFX)
{
Name (_ADR, Zero)
Name (_SUN, One)
Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
{
Store (Package (0x16)
{
"@0,compatible",
Buffer (0x0B)
{
"NVDA,NVMac"
},

"@0,device_type",
Buffer (0x08)
{
"display"
},

"@0,name",
Buffer (0x0F)
{
"NVDA,Display-A"
},

"@1,compatible",
Buffer (0x0B)
{
"NVDA,NVMac"
},

"@1,device_type",
Buffer (0x08)
{
"display"
},

"@1,name",
Buffer (0x0F)
{
"NVDA,Display-B"
},

"NVCAP",
Buffer (0x18)
{
/* 0000 */ 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x00,
/* 0008 */ 0x0C, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x07,
/* 0010 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00
},

"VRAM,totalsize",
Buffer (0x04)
{
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x40
},

"device_type",
Buffer (0x0C)
{
"NVDA,Parent"
},

"model",
Buffer (0x17)
{
"NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250"
},

"rom-revision",
Buffer (0x06)
{
"3386a"
}
}, Local0)
DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
Return (Local0)
}
}

Method (_PRW, 0, NotSerialized)
{
Return (GPRW)
Noop
Noop
}
}



How do I use this code? How would I modify it to read a 512mb card?
I have tried NVInject, that did not work - I am attaching the files I used.
I am stuck at 1024x768. I am wanting to get my second monitor working as well as the video card at full resolution.
Any help would be appreciated.

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i have the Asus Nvidia GeForce 250 GTS 512Mb and is standard recognized by OSX 10.7.2

- mobo Asus P5e de luxe





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