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The Transition from Old to New Hardware


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dannymichel

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So I have had this ML install running smoothly with the hardware in my signature, but it was time for some upgrades, so i purchased:
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H
Ram: Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K

My question is, what do I do with my OS X install?
Do I install just download or make a new DSDT based on that motherboard and whatever kexts I find in threads from people with the same board, run myfix, turn the computer off, then install the new hardware?

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Pretty much! Smbios change too. Usually biggest issues will be with CPU power management. ACPI and SATA controller. So as long as those have been addressed according to new hardware requirements you should be OK. May need -x -f to boot first time. (-f for sure). Don't try to make 100% perfect system on first reboot, just try to make sure it will be bootable and wait until after new hardware is running to optimize and apply other fixes like audio. Still, a backup before doing anything is recommended, and clean install is always an option if you have issues





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