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Time to get all the info needed to get this motherboard working (almost) 100% gathered in one place, SATA port 3&4 is the only thing not working.

Im not gonna cover gfx-card installation here, since it is just like any other PCI-E mobo, search for drivers for your gfx-card.


Motherboard info:
Chipsett: Intel ICH9 (DevID 2923, 4 port SATA) & G33
Gfx: Intel GMA3100 (only VESA)
IDE: JM368 works native in Leo, or with driver in Tiger from here thanks to SkyZ
SATA port 1&2: set AHCI mode in BIOS
SATA port 3&4: not working in OSx86 yet
Audio: Realtek 883
Firewire: works fine
USB: works fine
Network: Marvell Yukon 88E8056


Audio:
Install Taruga's ALC882 Sound Fix v0.4b and then:
Patch it with this codec dump Attached File  alc883_ICH9.txt   9.08KB   2043 downloads
Add 0x293e8086 DevID to:
ALCInject.kext/Contents/Info.plist
AppleHDA.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleHDAController.kext/Contents/Info.plist

Network:
Modify entries in:
IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleYukon.kext/Contents/Info.plist
Change:
<key>Yukon-88E8053</key> to <key>Yukon-88E8056</key>
<string>0x436211AB</string> to <string>0x436411AB</string>
<string>Yukon Gigabit Adapter 88E8053</string> to <string>Yukon Gigabit Adapter 88E8056</string>

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nice one! been looking for a good matx board to upgrade my hackintosh with. now i have an excuse to get quad core! :D

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You might know that this board suffers from a great V-core drop issue of about 0.1 volts.
So if you set a Vcore of 1.6 in bios it only gives you about 1.5 real volts.
Anyway there is a solution to the problem, you can simply pencil over the resistor shown in the picture.
Use a 2B or softer lead and make sure you don't get near the other resistors.
Now 1.6v should get you 1.6 real volts and maybe help you get that extra speed from your cpu.

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Notice this mod is not the same as the P5K ATX boards as they have 6 vertical resistors as to 5 this board has.

I'll provide you with the Vcore and Vdimm mod next.

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For those of you who want the pre-patched kexts for Audio and Network I've attatched them for you. Put them in you Extensions folder

Attached File  P5KVM.zip   1.04MB   1259 downloads

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I'm running a P5K-VM with an E-4400 C2D , and would like the vdimm and vcore mod...I can get to 2862 Mhz using 350 FSB x 8 ratio, Kingston DDR2-667 VP 2x1G at 2.0v running 5:6 at 5-5-5-9 I will do the pencil mod, as it will prevent the vcore drop from cooking the Vcdrop resistor, and causing it from going even higher in value, and let the processor ( which is closely monitored by the system ) do the job of shedding the heat. If you're going to OC 24/7 , it might even be better to add an actual resistor in parallel...

I'm hoping the pencil mod will get the mouse response back to normal...or close even....

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hi, i just bought this board after seeing your sucess. i installed vista, and installed acronis boot selector, then i install the mac os, when it's in the installation menu, i cant seem to find any avalible partition to install it on?

i formatted my harddrive to be
C:\ NTFS - vista
D:\ FAT32 - for mac os x
G:\ NTFS - for random things

this is a sata drive, any sugguestions? thanx in advance =)

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betachild: if you have SATA mode set to echanced(default) OSX only see SATA devices connected to SATA port 1&2

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delish, thanx for the advice, it was because i connected to the 3rd SATA port, i just finished installing the systems.

now just another quick question, i tried to setup the dual boot w/ the bcdedit, i used the following commands

bcdedit /copy {current} /d Mac OS X
bcdedit /enum active
bcdedit /set {ID OF THE OSX ENTRY SHOWN} PATH \chain0

i copied the chain0 file to C:\ already,

when i tried to boot it, the Mac OS X appears, but when i hit enter and try to go in, it just blanks for a few sec and returns to the boot selector.

i also tried the easybcd v1.7 application, no luck with it either. is there a way to boot w/ the vista boot selector?

thank you

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When you chose Mac OS X, press F8 VERY quickly and Select your OSX partition in Darwin bootloader

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cyclonefr, thanx it worked. but the problem seems to be that everytime i have to press F8, is there a way to make it remember which harddrive to boot from?

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Hello, Slightly off topic but I am looking to get an Asus P5K MB and wanted to know if anyone has had any problems dual booting OSX86 and Windows when SATA AHCI is Enabled in the Bios? Do all OSX86 installs _require_ SATA AHCI to be enabled? Or is that only for certain motherboards?
The reason i ask is i have a Gigabyte ga-p965-ds3 MB and when try to install Win XP/Vista using SATA AHCI, i get the BSoD or the installer tells me my HDD does not meet the correct requirements.

Thanks in advance

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Just thought I would say THANK YOU!!!

Helped me out so much

Just one thing, with the onboard VGA, is it possible to increase the screen res up from 1024 x 768 to something more reasonable like 1280 x 1024?

Because the only screen res I see when I try and change it is 1024 x 768.

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Thanks for the info I've got the same board with an e6420 running 500fsb x7. My crucial balistix tracer is running at 2.1v and it's supposed to be at 2.2v I've been looking all over for a vdimm mod and you said you had one in your other thread so please please share it with us :)

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I'm not quite sure about the vdimm mod.
I thought I had it figured out but now I'm not sure since the "chip" doesn't have the same name as the one on the ATX P5K's i.e. (APW7120 MJ18Z) as (APW7120 MJ41Y) on the P5K-VM.
This chip is located between the floppy and ATX connector.

The vcore mod works though and will post it later today, but it doesn't help with OC my Q6600 anyway.
Anyway, Asus has released a new board the P5E-VM DO and I couldn't resist not to order it.
It's basically the same as the P5K-VM but it has more overclocking options.
From the manual:
Attached File  p5e.png   42.62KB   17 downloads

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I would very much like to know how the new board works for you in the future as I am looking at creating another hackintosh but have been out of it for about 6 months now. I plan on purchasing a Q6600 soon also. Do you think either board set up will work with the a possible 10.5 hack in the future? Also what is some decent OCing RAM for this model? Also what series of install discs did you use? Thank you.

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Is there a cheap wireless PCI card that will work because I believe I am sold?

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Hi there, is anyone manage to get the onboard SATA port 3 & 4 (JMircon JMB368) working (tried AppleAHCIPort/AppleVIAATA plist editing already)? I very much need to add another HDD to my desktop hacintosh, please help (I can use the Silicon Image 3132 PCI-E SATA controller to add HDD, but it's way slower and affect the sleep function...).

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I'd also like to know if there is any way of going beyond 1024x768 with on board video here...??

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Just to let you know about the new P5E-VM DO....
I thought it would be a monster but I was so wrong. maybe I got a faulty MB..

First the vdroop is huge on this board, 1.7v in bios gives real 1.48v...
I tried to fix the vdroop but only managed to get 1.6v, pencil mod.

Second the board starts as fast as the PSU is turned on, powerbutton has no effect.
So when I tried to shut it down it just restarted over and over again.
Had to resort to the powerswitch at the back of the PSU to shut it down.

As far as OC:ing the best I got was 3.15 GHz on my G0 Q6600 which is {censored} and
not near the 4 GHz I get on my P5K-VM.

Maybe it's a faulty board and maybe a new bios release will sort things out.
But now I'm back on my old board and this new one will be sent back to the store...

Anyway the onboard NIC Intel 82566DM doesn't work with OSX but everything else is
like the 6 sata ports in AHCI mode and onboard sound, firewire etc.

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Alright, I just picked up this board and installed it last night, and everything seems to be working good.. except for the fact that I still can't boot my 10.4.10 disc.
I am using the P5K-VM in AHCI mode, and put my Plextor PX-755SA (SATA DVD-RW) in SATA 2, and my Maxtor 160GB HDD in SATA 1.
When I try to boot from the DVD drive, it literally ignores the disc as bootable media.
When I drop it out of AHCI mode and back into IDE, it boots up until the point that it says it's waiting for the root device.
Anyone have any idea what I might be missing here?

Edit:
Alright, I have the disc booting in AHCI mode, with the same configuration.
The PX-755SA doesn't seem to work in AHCI mode without a firmware upgrade, which I performed.
However, the disc will still not boot fully, and gets stuck with a 'still waiting for root device' error.
Any clues?

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Not all OSx86 disks are created equal :) your 10.4.10 disk might use a driver that this board dislikes, or it lacks one it requires.





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