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MSI X58 pro-e lion 10.7.2 DSDT ATI 4870 hotswap eSATA

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Hello All! New year and after sobering up ;) i decided to redo my very unstable lion installation. I could boot only in verbose mode and i had to try it sometimes up to five times before successes because of panics and freezes.

Since 10.6 i do install retail but have always used some hack (mostly #####) to do the after installation. Not always clean...

I have installed Lion on my clean HDD and updated to 10.7.2 with system update (no problem). The clean install was done with the regae DVD maker (Thank you RAGAE!!!) and now i have a choice: Either i use ##### 4.2.1 (which I've kinda done for the network since I'm writing this) and ##### choice or i patch my own DSDT...

Now I'm still booting with the regaeDVD and lion is working but without IDE (which i still use), eSATA, sound and with the generic ATI driver for 4800 cards (##### offers to inject the right model number but is it only for looks or will the openGL performance change?). Of course there is no sleep (which i really do not need) and no speed-step. Shutdown and restart is functional.

My plan is to do it right but i really don't know which part i should patch in the DSDT and what functionality i should get with some kext's. Which sollution i should use for 10.7.2 and my MoBo i.e. sound can be done with ALC8xxHDA but there is (I've read) a problem with online system updates or use VoodooHDA and have some quality issues (irritating noise in my speakers)

I also like to use the full power of my RAM chips. They are only using 1069MHz but they could do 1600. And i think i can "overclock" then in smbios.plist and not in the actual BIOS. Am I missing something here?

So I've used my ubuntu liveCD and extracted the DSDT (attachment) and also saved the logs

My question is, are there some smart people who can show me directions for patching my DSDT and give me some hints for the kext's i should have?

My workstation isn't new (OCT 2010) the specs are as follows:

CPU i7 920 no OC BOXED
RAM OCZ Reaper 7-7-7-24 DDR3-1600 6Gb
MoBo MSI X58 pro-e
IDE/SATA - Jmicron 363
SND - Realtec ALC889
LAN - Realtec 8111
Firewire - Jmicron 381
VGA ATI 4870 1Gb

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After seeing some tutorials and with the help of some nice ppl i came to the following sollution:

I extracted my DSDT with ubuntu live DVD and then patched it with olarilla patch for my mobo and the ALC889 patch in DSDT Edit. Then i opened the patched file in DSDT SE and used the fix collumn to eliminate the warnings. Now it is warning and error free. Not sure if i should use the VoodooHDA now...

Before i use this DSDT i have some questions:

should i add the lines before scope(_pr):

External (PDC7)
External (PDC6)
External (PDC5)
External (PDC4)
External (PDC3)
External (PDC2)
External (PDC1)
External (CFGD)
External (PDC0)
External (NCPU)

Is there any danger of puting this DSDT to work or am I able to reboot somehow to the system without taking this into account (-x will do?)

Thanks for any Help

Here are both DSDTs: the original extracted in ubuntu and the edited one.


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