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Plugging out the power of your HD5850 doesnt help because my computer starts to beep like mad.

Here is how I solved it: My Gigabyte GA-P55 UD3 gives me the possbility to change the main PCI-E Slot (PEG1, PEG2 or AutoPCI)

In the first slot I have my HD5850 (in PCI-E 16x)
In the second slot I have an old XT1900.

In OSX the XT1900 has to be enabled with EFI String and in apple.bootlist the GraphicEnabler is set to NO. (don't forget to repair the permissions)
This makes the HD5850 to switch in a much lower fan speed.

In W7 you have to disable the XT1900 card in System and reinstall eventually the drivers.

Right now when I choose to change from W7 to OSX I startup the PC in the BIOS and choose PEG2 and second Harddisk (my OSX DISC) and F10 Save and Reboot

When I change from OSX to W7. I change in BIOS to PEG1 an first HD (W7) and reboot.

Actually XT1900 works with QE/CI but not Dualscreen

Thats it.

But hopefully sometime we get suppport for HD5850

ok, so when you say "much lower fan speed", how much lower???
I mean, is it still audible?? anoying? not for working??

still, I'm really happy to see this alternative coming to life

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ok, so when you say "much lower fan speed", how much lower???
I mean, is it still audible?? anoying? not for working??

still, I'm really happy to see this alternative coming to life


Well the hd5850 is still audible, i suppose that it is at minimum required speed to cool down the card when in "stand-by" mode while computer is on, because the system is a bit louder than with the HD5850 taken out, but it is far a way from being a jet engine. My old G5 I still have at home with an ATI 9800 (i think) is louder. Anyway, if HD5xxx is not supported soon I will eventually go for a passive OSX card, because the X1900 is really loud.

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Well the hd5850 is still audible, i suppose that it is at minimum required speed to cool down the card when in "stand-by" mode while computer is on, because the system is a bit louder than with the HD5850 taken out, but it is far a way from being a jet engine. My old G5 I still have at home with an ATI 9800 (i think) is louder. Anyway, if HD5xxx is not supported soon I will eventually go for a passive OSX card, because the X1900 is really loud.


Hi man!!! I've Ati HD 5670 1GB, can I found kext for this card or not?? if I haven't any text for graphic card i'll work slowly?? sorry for my bad english!!!

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Heyyo,

@zlatan87cb: Yes. Without a proper Kext for your videocard it will not work for hardware acceleration. So stuff like 720P and 1080P movies will have problems running, especially fast forward or jumping parts.. only old 2D games will work, and even then not a guarantee (so Steam for Mac won't work at the moment).. just stuff like that.. and you will probably be stuck at a bad screen resolution like the rest of us at 1024x768 even with "Graphics Mode"= stuff in chameleon. :rolleyes:

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Heyyo,

@zlatan87cb: Yes. Without a proper Kext for your videocard it will not work for hardware acceleration. So stuff like 720P and 1080P movies will have problems running, especially fast forward or jumping parts.. only old 2D games will work, and even then not a guarantee (so Steam for Mac won't work at the moment).. just stuff like that.. and you will probably be stuck at a bad screen resolution like the rest of us at 1024x768 even with "Graphics Mode"= stuff in chameleon. :)


ok thanks man, i'm searching for buy a video card very performance and with full compatibility with snow leopard, which card can I choose?? I prefer ati video card because many people says that ati is the best...

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ati is the best of the current generation
but no card in the current generation (neither ati or nv) have apple support right now

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Heyyo,

Yeah I doubt you can get an nvidia 400 series vidcard to go in mac yet cause it's so new but you can easily get a 200 series going:

http://netkas.org/?p=105

So a GTX260 in Mac OS would be pimp.. it's what I'm running in my tower. I'm contemplating buying another hdd and keep it out of my raid array so I could run hackintosh on my tower flawlessly as I wait another few months for hackintosh to work on my lappy ok.

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ok thanks a lot, but video card must be nvidia?? because i've seen on ebay Twintech GeForce GT 240 1GB GDDR3 at 80 euro...its good??

I've found this card on pixmania, i prefer ati 4850 1GB but i don't say if its fully compatible with snow leopard, what are better for you??

http://www.pixmania....512-mb-gdd.html

http://www.pixmania....1-gb-gddr2.html

http://www.pixmania....512-mb-gdd.html

http://www.pixmania....1-gb-gddr3.html

http://www.pixmania....1-gb-gddr5.html

http://www.pixmania....1-gb-gddr3.html

http://www.pixmania....1-gb-gddr3.html

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errr, GT 240 is an NVidia card

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Heyyo,

On the OSx86 wiki it shows it works:
http://wiki.osx86pro....php/HCL_10.6.2

Just search for the word 240 and it shows you a dude getting it fine with "graphics enabler=yes" and another with two versions of nvenabler.kext.

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my father have give me his ati hd 4850, but after that i've inserted it system go in kernel panic with this kexts:

com.apple.atiradeonx2000
com.apple.iopcifamily
com.apple.iondrvsupport
com.apple.iographicsfamily

I've read many methods to make functionally this cards but unsuccesfully...can you help me please?? have you perfect and precise guide?? thanks a lot!!!

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please, do a forum search, or start a new thread
this is getting way out of topic

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Back on topic (and first post here)

I can confim that my ATI 5870 does not work on my hackintosh. I read earlier in the post that you can get at least 1024x768 res if you set the graphics enabled to 'No' . I changed this setting and i still am having the same problem. Am I doing something wrong?

To be more specific, I load up and get to the Chameleon boot menu, I choose to boot mac os x and the screen goes blank, and the graphics card's fan fires up to 100% (very loud infact).

I have an old x1900gt that does work so I will be investigating the post at the link below to sort out a temporary dual graphics card solution.

http://www.insanelym...howtopic=139016

Slightly off topic: Can I get my x1900gt to jump up to my monitors native resolution at 1900 ?

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If anyone does get this card working please post. I have been thinking of upgrading my video card and now I am having second thoughts.

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If anyone does get this card working please post. I have been thinking of upgrading my video card and now I am having second thoughts.


I managed to get the 5870 working. I just realised, if i have my ##### CD inserted (that runs chameleon) it doesnt work.

However, i am only gettin 1024x768 resolution. I read here that you can mod the rom to achieve native resolution http://www.insanelym...p...11294&st=20 but i have no idea how to do it.

Also I researched into an EDID override hack will report back.

If anybody can help me get to native resolution on this card I would be very grateful.

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is most likely that you didn't actually got the 5870 working, and what you are getting is plain vesa mode
to say that it is working, you should at least be able to access full resolution, and even better if you get QE/CI

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Heyyo,

10.6.4 officially came out, doesn't break anything that 10.6.3 didn't.. and yes, didn't add anything new to us folks with ati everest/redwood videocards (no ati 5000 series anything).

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is most likely that you didn't actually got the 5870 working, and what you are getting is plain vesa mode
to say that it is working, you should at least be able to access full resolution, and even better if you get QE/CI


You can always just mod the BIOS and get native res that way, that's how I got my HD5870 to 1920x1200. The guide's somewhere in the tutorial section.

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JJJohan, link, please!!

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I managed to get the 5870 working. I just realised, if i have my ##### CD inserted (that runs chameleon) it doesnt work.


i have an HD5830 but I have the same problem (black screen, blinking monitor light after chameleon)
how did u manage to get screen back up again?
I already removed ##### and placed SL disc in there as per the instructions.





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