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How do I change that Herve? Which app can i use to edit the dsdt?

If you actually use a patched DSDT.aml file, you can edit it using an editor tool such as DSDTEditor or convert the compiled .aml to source .dsl that can be edited through any text editor such as TextEdit.

 

If you don't use any patched DSDT file, you can extract it from BIOS through tools such as DSDT editor or Chameleon Wizard.



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I've got sound working with my voodoo kext, no need to experiment with ALC262 kext. I'll probably try after I clone the hard drive.  One issue I'm running into guys, is I'm trying to install an SSD on the Z400 but Can't seem to find a proper way to have it fully secured. Any ideas?


Looks very tempting man. Which app is that? You have the hexacore cpu huh? I have the W350 clocks at 3.01ghz. I was thinking about getting a 6 core cpu as well but they're a little too pricey for me.

 

I have an Intel SSD 160Gb as primary drive on my Z400, using an adapter 2,5" to 3,5" bracket, you can find it on eBay.

The app I'm using to monitor my hardware is iStatMenus

My cpu is a Xeon X5670, payed 80 British Pounds (used) on the UK eBay. This one clocks @2,93 an goes up to 3,33Ghz in turbo mode, for the price I payed I couldn't expect more.....it works like a champ.

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Oh yeah, that's right. I completely forgot about iStat Menus.  For now, I have my 128gb Sandisk SSD velcroed to the back of my other 3.5" hard drive until I get a converter for it.



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Oh yeah, that's right. I completely forgot about iStat Menus.  For now, I have my 128gb Sandisk SSD velcroed to the back of my other 3.5" hard drive until I get a converter for it.

 

Just let it lay there they usually have no exposed parts so it will do no harm, you save on the increased temperatures that way.



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Worth a try I have read of people using non-ecc in a mac pro so it is possible probable worst case non-booting system until you put the ecc back..

I now have 14gb DDR3 Non ECC Rams on my system. I have one stick of 4GB and the rest are 2GB modules.  Tell me this, I have a stick of 4GB server ram but it won't take that. I always thought that ECC Rams are necessarily server rams and vice versa. Please shed some light. 


If you actually use a patched DSDT.aml file, you can edit it using an editor tool such as DSDTEditor or convert the compiled .aml to source .dsl that can be edited through any text editor such as TextEdit.

 

If you don't use any patched DSDT file, you can extract it from BIOS through tools such as DSDT editor or Chameleon Wizard.

Thanks Herve, you're very helpful.


Eversince I upgraded to an SSD, my Mavericks now boot up within 5 seconds from apple logo to login screen. I've never seen that before in my whole experience with Hackintoshes. And I've had a whole lot.. Trust me.


I have an Intel SSD 160Gb as primary drive on my Z400, using an adapter 2,5" to 3,5" bracket, you can find it on eBay.

The app I'm using to monitor my hardware is iStatMenus

My cpu is a Xeon X5670, payed 80 British Pounds (used) on the UK eBay. This one clocks @2,93 an goes up to 3,33Ghz in turbo mode, for the price I payed I couldn't expect more.....it works like a champ.

Yeah, I see a couple on Ebay for around $100-150. I'll probalby consider once I get to put my machine to use a whole lot. I'm just really happy I get a stable machine outta this workstation.  I plan on installing windows 10 when it's available, migrating from windows 7. 



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I now have 14gb DDR3 Non ECC Rams on my system. I have one stick of 4GB and the rest are 2GB modules.  Tell me this, I have a stick of 4GB server ram but it won't take that. I always thought that ECC Rams are necessarily server rams and vice versa. Please shed some light. 

 

Ram and its support is a strange thing sometimes, it depends on how the BIOS is set to support it. With server ram you have off the top of my head the ecc with it comes the plain type, the registered and the buffered plus registered with probably more I don't know about. Then you have the single rank, dual and not sure if they have thrown in a quad for good measure to add to the confusion. Now you cannot mix any of those types together they all have to match to work together. You need to be damn careful when buying it and stick to the manufactures supported list as that is what they guarantee to have supported in the BIOS for them different types.  For these machines the part numbers to look are 500203-061 for 4gb modules and 500202-061 for 2gb the 4s look like they are going for around 15-20 a stick never really tracked the 2s but I would think less. I would check the support documents on the HP site to be sure for your machine though.



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Good input MacUser man, I'll look into them.







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