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WTB: ASRock P4Dual-915GL


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Looking for one of these since I have a Socket 478 processor already. Or if someone has another suggestion for a OS X compatable 478 motherboard feel free to post.....

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I am also trying to get my hands on one of these mobo's for my OSx86 PC. Have two compatible processors, just cant find the mobo in stock anywhere online.

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I've found a few places to get them from. Check the links below...

http://www.pcgd.co.u...&productid=3515

http://www.pcgiant.c...ga-p-18689.html

http://www.akcom.net...tname=Computers

http://www.zoomcompu...products_id=121

http://www.computers...ils.php/142/394

I've tried to add one to the basket on each site and all of them happily did it, so I assume they all have stock. As for how good each supplier is, I have no idea. I got mine from lootsale.co.uk who now don't list the product on their site. The board arrived about a week and a half of ordering it and they never replied to my emails requesting what was happening with my order.

Another thing to bear in mind is that I've not managed to get the video working correctly on this board. I've tried Goatsecx 10.4.6 image and also one titled MaC.OsX.10.4.5.Universal.Install.DVD(INTEL_AMD_SSE3_SSE2).iso. Both happily install, but after the first reboot (to setup final settings) the video does some rather odd things. Firstly I get a blue or corrupt looking blue screen with perfectly fine cursor. Then I get some odd pink very corrupt looking screen. Finally it all clears to a corrupt grey screen with white box. The mouse cursor is always displayed correctly.

Another thing to look out for is processor compatiblity. I tried 1.8GHz P4 (Northwood) and the machine does not boot (it's not listed on Asrock's cpu list). I banged in a 3.0GHz P4 (Northwood) and it then booted fine.

CPU compatiblity list can be found here -> http://www.asrock.co...el=P4Dual-915GL

I'm off to post my findings and see if someone can help me with my screwed up video :)

Hope this helps someone...
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Hope this helps,
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Just a quick update...

Found this thread -> http://forum.osx86pr...showtopic=19399

Some guy got it working by following what they said there. So I'll give that a try later and let you know how I get on with my dodgy video probs.

Cheers,
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Ok, here's what I did.

Install Goatsecx 10.4.6.

Then on the reboot go into the bios and then

Advanced

Chipset Configuration

Onboard VGA Selection - Enabled
Aperture Size Select - 256MB
DVMT Mode Select - Fixed Mode
DVMT/FIXED Memory - 64MB

Save and on reboot MacOS is running sweetly. :) :) :)

This has to be changed as the defaults are all wrong ;)

Cheers,
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