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U just manage to change the cosmetics of System Profiler. Thats not how real macs report the name of the processor. I really dont know whats wrong. My hack doesnt report the processor name either but it works :/

Thanks again. I'm going to try posting this in another forum and see what happens.

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The Office 2008 installer and the older version of the updater require Rosetta. Office itself is Intel.

When messing around with bootloaders in the past if I remember correctly I had an issue when the bootloader was hosed and my already installed CPU (VT-x) wasn't detected. Have you tried installing Chameleon on the SL partition and making that partition active?

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The Office 2008 installer and the older version of the updater require Rosetta. Office itself is Intel.

When messing around with bootloaders in the past if I remember correctly I had an issue when the bootloader was hosed and my already installed CPU (VT-x) wasn't detected. Have you tried installing Chameleon on the SL partition and making that partition active?

Thanks but Office isn't really the issue. The easiest way to check is to try and install Silverlight. I get the 'Can't install on a PowerPC' message - simliar with Parallels and Fusion. All software can be installed with the well-documented workaround but it's the principle here. Something isn't right!
As I have said before, my 10.5.8 install (from the same boot partition) works perfectly and doesn't have this issue at all.

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Screenshot from my 10.5.8 vanilla install. Core 2 Duo E8500 @ stock freqs, all CPU features except CPUID Limit enabled in the BIOS, model identifier is iMac9,1. Using Chameleon 2.0 RC3.
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CPU-x and CPU-i shows everything correctly.
System Profiler shows neither "CPU features" nor "Processor Name", and the "Processor" pref pane from Xcode shows no CPU at all!

I have the same problem with the Silverlight installer thinking it's a PPC, and Adobe.com offering the PPC version of Shockwave.

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Well here is my screenshot from my 10.6.1 vanilla install also no, CPU Features (real macs dont display them anyway) no processor, name. CPU-x reports correct name. CHUD Processor Pref Pane Reports correct cpu family of Mac Pro 2,1. and so im happy :P

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PS. Hey Beerkex'd can you post a link to cpu-i? Ive been looking for it but cant find it.

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I have the same problem with the Silverlight installer thinking it's a PPC, and Adobe.com offering the PPC version of Shockwave.

Thanks for joining in. As we discussed earlier, I think the key to this is why does my 10.5.8 behave perfectly - Silverlight et al - install OK, but my retail Snow with the same boot partition doesn't.

Beto2K7: Did you look at my post on the Geekbenck thread? Essentially the question was 'how are you getting 7000 and 10800 for the same Q6600 @ 3 GHz as mine with approx. 4800 and 7500 for integer and floating point?

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Well here is my screenshot from my 10.6.1 vanilla install also no, CPU Features (real macs dont display them anyway) no processor, name. CPU-x reports correct name. CHUD Processor Pref Pane Reports correct cpu family of Mac Pro 2,1. and so im happy :)

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PS. Hey Beerkex'd can you post a link to cpu-i? Ive been looking for it but cant find it.


CPU-i - Russian site you need to register to download.

http://www.applelife...F-snow-leopard/

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Thanks for the link. Unfortunately CPUi.kext made my system incredibly unstable and about 5 degrees hotter so i removed it.

@imacken IDK why I get higher scores than you. These are the kexts i have in my extra folder.


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I have the same problem with my Q6700. CPU-x and sysctl both report the correct cpu, however my About This Mac and System Profiler do not. I also have the same problem with Silverlight. I hope there is a way to get this fixed. So far it hasn't really affected me too much but I had everything working perfectly in Leo and would like the same in Snow.

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seems to be all the new quad 45nm processors that i have this problem.

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im also having the same problem on my Q6600, About Mac says 3.47Ghz (real 3.4Ghz) and Unknown CPU.

Silverlight will not install, same PPC error thing.

...And its 65nm

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silverlight can give error in installation even in real macs (google it)
don't trust it
run for example geekbench and u'll see that intel processor is reported (without any hack etc)
as for other software installation me installed a lot (logic,cs4,finalcut studio,iLife09 etc etc)

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Am i the only one not having this issue??? mmm weird... Everyone post how are you booting your SL install, (kexts, bootloader, etc)

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Am i the only one not having this issue??? mmm weird... Everyone post how are you booting your SL install, (kexts, bootloader, etc)

Ok, I boot my SL and Leo installs from a Chameleon RC3 partition. (Leo doesn't have this problem, BTW.)
Kexts and structure shown below. Only other is VoodoooHDA in S/L/E.
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This is an annoying problem. I am having it as well. I have the LifeHacker board, the GA-ep45-ud3p running a e8400. I used the lifehacker guide with the pkg installer. I just tried the fakesmc.kext form netkas, but I still get no processor name info in
system_profiler SPHardwareDataType -xml

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i have q6660 show me unknown CPU !

howto fix ?

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I'm starting to think that this might be fixed in DSDT. I just wish I knew enough about it to debug.

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Did anybody get to fix this problem?

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Yeah it is quite confusing. I'm really hoping to make some sense of this issue. I don't see why system profiler doesn't just get the id information from the processor? How does the system profiler get this information?

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i am too looking for a fix





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