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Wow,
I have not been here in at least a year.
Makes me want to jump back in now and see if any of my older systems can be upgraded to Snow Leopard easily.

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buying a mac pro is cheaper but building it yourself would actually give you better components in my opinion.

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Makes me want to jump back in now and see if any of my older systems can be upgraded to Snow Leopard easily.


seems to be no big problem. have done the snow leo installation just a year before, and the day before yesterday I updated my rig on 10.6.5. I had to install a new sleepenabler.kext, delete NullCPUManagement.kext and update my sound drivers via the new ##### release.

so far, everything is working fine. if you need further details, feel free to ask.


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Some good configuration:

dual cpu

Asus motherboard model: Z8PE-D12 2 x Intel Xeon CPUs (x5660 or x5670 Westmere versions)
i found it here:
http://www.macgenesi...the-store-soon/

see thread too:
http://www.insanelym...amp;hl=Z8PE-D12


one cpu

SAMPLE i7-950 SYSTEM SPECS:

Media Drive: DVD & CD Burner/Reader (slot load optional, BR Reader/Writer Optional - $120)
Desktop Tower: CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced - Special Cooling features and massive expandability, fan & light control
Processor: Intel i7-950 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad Core (12.24GHz Total, overclocked safely to 16GHz) (Optional liquid cooling system)
Hard Drive: Seagate or Western Digital - 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 3.5" Internal 64MB Cache
Video: nVidia GeForce GT240 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0x16 HDCP Ready w/ SLI / Dual DVI (or DVI,VGA,HDMI) Triple monitor output at HD 1080i/p resolution
Power: CoolerMaster 700W / SLI and Crossfire engaged / Intel i7 Specific
Memory: 6GB G.SKILL Trident (3x2GB) DDR3 2000 (PC16000) (expandable to 24GB on 6 memory slots)
Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 Revision 2
Network: 1Gb Ethernet x 2 and Apple Airport Wireless WiFi
OS: Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.4 Licensed and Genuine (purchased for each system from Apple)
Other: Apple Wired Keyboard and Wireless Magic Mouse

i found it here:
http://www.macgenesi...nstruction-kit/
see also:
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=185097

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After reading this topic and the excellent tutorials at tonymacx86 and lifehacker I got Lion working on my dual socket 771 system.

Specs:
SuperMicro X7DAL-E
2x Intel Xeon E5405 (quadcore 2,0 GHz)
12GB FB-DIMM 667MHz
NVidia Quadro 600 1GB
500GB Seagate harddisk (SATA 2)
Dell U2711 monitor
DVD

Snow Leopard from the Apple store, and Lion from the app store. There was no need to use 4GB mem at install. Just let my 12 GB in it.

Thanks for the info

Edit 8 feb 2012: Reinstalled everything on a Crucial M4 64 gb SATA-600(firmware 0309). Works.

Edit 24 feb 2012: Put the Seagate 500gb disk, with the Lion install, in a HP XW4600 workstation and just checked what would happen. System booted, took a while to start (driver detection?) and suddenly Lion appeared. Didn't check much further, but it looked like it worked.





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