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Hi, ProTools 8 HD1 PCIe on ASUS P5B Core2Duo 2,76MHz , nVidia GeForce 7600 GS, 6GiG RAM,
Vanilla OSX 10.5.5.
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Hi all
does anyone of you has tried with a PT HD Accell PCI-X version ?

do you have PCI or PCI-X version ?

do you think i have any chance to get it working on a hackintosh ? i would like to save big $$ avoiding the crossgrade to pcie

thanks for any advice

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Hi all
does anyone of you has tried with a PT HD Accell PCI-X version ?

do you have PCI or PCI-X version ?

do you think i have any chance to get it working on a hackintosh ? i would like to save big $$ avoiding the crossgrade to pcie

thanks for any advice


I'm trying to run PCI-X cards on my GA-EP45C-UD3R board without any success in OS X 10.6. Vista SP1 works fine, but I can't get it to run under OS X.

It wouldn't be such a big deal to run PT under Windows, but I would lose a TON of Mac only plug-ins that would cost quite a bit of money to replace.

Anyone have any advice on getting the PCI cards recognized? Anyone have any success in 10.6? I know the card is getting power, as my 196 changes to green when the PC is powered on. It's just that OS X is not seeing the card.

Help please!

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I'm trying to run PCI-X cards on my GA-EP45C-UD3R board without any success in OS X 10.6. Vista SP1 works fine, but I can't get it to run under OS X.

It wouldn't be such a big deal to run PT under Windows, but I would lose a TON of Mac only plug-ins that would cost quite a bit of money to replace.

Anyone have any advice on getting the PCI cards recognized? Anyone have any success in 10.6? I know the card is getting power, as my 196 changes to green when the PC is powered on. It's just that OS X is not seeing the card.

Help please!


GA-EP45C-UD3R does not have any PCI-x slots so i presume you have PT HD PCI not PCI-x.

By the way have you tried in Leopard and maybe with both pro-tools 7 and 8?
Also hackintosh install should be done with Vanilla kernel to maximize compatibility
Anyone with a working PCI-X hackintosh configuration ?!?

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GA-EP45C-UD3R does not have any PCI-x slots so i presume you have PT HD PCI not PCI-x.

By the way have you tried in Leopard and maybe with both pro-tools 7 and 8?
Also hackintosh install should be done with Vanilla kernel to maximize compatibility
Anyone with a working PCI-X hackintosh configuration ?!?



The PCI-X cards work fine in PCI slots. Although, I have an HD3 Accel system, and the board will only hold 2 of the cards (there is a heatsink in the way at the end of one of the PCI slots).

I'm using a vanilla kernel.

I have tried PT 7, but only under Snow Leopard. No dice.

I did eventually get Snow Leopard and Pro Tools 8.0.3pr running, but it's pretty sketchy. I'm not sure if it's PT or my install; too many variables at this point. I'll have to wait for the official Snow Leopard release of Pro Tools to do more testing.

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GA-EP45C-UD3R does not have any PCI-x slots so i presume you have PT HD PCI not PCI-x.

By the way have you tried in Leopard and maybe with both pro-tools 7 and 8?
Also hackintosh install should be done with Vanilla kernel to maximize compatibility
Anyone with a working PCI-X hackintosh configuration ?!?



Hi there which version of protools are you using? This is very important since nothing before Pro Tools HD 8.0.3pr is compatible with Snow Leopard. Also are you running in 64 bit mode or 32 bit?

Regarding PCI-X vs PCI, PCI-X is backwards compatible with PCI, so if your cards work in regular PCI slots, then they should also work in PCI-X slots.

Are you getting DAE errors or something, or just "protools hardware can not be located"?

The PCI-X cards work fine in PCI slots. Although, I have an HD3 Accel system, and the board will only hold 2 of the cards (there is a heatsink in the way at the end of one of the PCI slots).

I'm using a vanilla kernel.

I have tried PT 7, but only under Snow Leopard. No dice.

I did eventually get Snow Leopard and Pro Tools 8.0.3pr running, but it's pretty sketchy. I'm not sure if it's PT or my install; too many variables at this point. I'll have to wait for the official Snow Leopard release of Pro Tools to do more testing.



I'm curious, what do you mean by sketchy? Low performance, kernel panics, or DAE errors? If I were you, I would definitely stick with Leopard for protools right now. Even official mac users are having all kind of problems with SL and 8.0.3pr.

Just looked at the date on this post, so maybe you managed to solve the issue.


Let me know

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Hi, i'm new here and I want to make a hackintosh system to run my hd2 accel system. Since I do sounddesign for films, I was wondering if the option "play video through firewire" works. It won't work on a windows machine, but does work on a mac.
Thanks Hein

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Hi All, another one here for HD3 PCI Accel (but can downgrade to HD2 PCI Accel if needed)

I am literally about to buy all the kit now and was thinking of going with the same spec that Noizyboy used.

Just want to be sure on everything before committing. Is there any 3 PCI slot i7 boards that have been tried yet?

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Is there any more news on this matter? I´m running 10.5.8 and have 2 PCI and 1 PCI.e slot available in my computer. It should be possible to mix PCI core and PCIe accel cards, why not?

I had both PCI and PCIe UAD cards running without problems.

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By the way, there is no PCI-X HD cards. It is either PCI or PCIe. Digidesign never released any PCI-X.

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My system is:
1) GA-EP45-UD3R with 3 PCI slots
2) Mac OS X 10.6.4 (64-bit kernel)
3) HD Core PCI card
4) HD Accel PCI card
5) Pro Tools HD 8.0.4 (32-bit of course)

Pro Tools HD itself is 32-bit application, but Pro Tools 8.0.3 or later provides 64-bit driver in DigiDal.kext and DigiIO.kext, so we can use Pro Tools 32-bit application on 64-bit kernel of Mac OS X 10.6. It's been pretty stable so far.

I'd like to upgrade it to Core i7 based system with some PCIe cards, but it would be several months later.





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