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In Topic: VMWare or VirtualBox - Which one has better audio/video performance?

24 May 2012 - 11:09 AM

Hi PookyMacMan (cool nick btw)

Thanks a lot for your help and patience with my noob questions :)

Yes I meant LION, not Mountain Lion (sorry). I reckon I will get the 10.8 when the RTM is out.

I reckon by combining what both you and Donk and you said below, VMware seems to be the "keeper". I installed Mac OS X 10.7 using a "template" VMware that was already configured to boot. It seems to work fine and I didn't have to do any further modifications with regards to booting.

However I am pretty sure that future system updates might "break" this predefined boot loader configuration and I might need to patch the VM up for it to keep working. In fact I tried an update the other day and my Mac OX VM hanged on the grey apple logo after reboot. Thank heavens I took a snapshot so I reverted the mess.

Now, when you said that you use ####### on any system, did you intend to say that you would NOT use it? Where could I get the bootloader and re-apply it in case I need before/after a system update?

Also, how is the audio working for you guys under a VMware? I got some audio driver I found whilst crawling through Google but I am not sure I got the latest or the best one out there. Any pointers? :)

Thanks for all the help!


In Topic: OS X Mountain Lion Install Guide for Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus

23 May 2012 - 09:27 PM

In the 3d model, you can get the nVidia graphics card to actually work for 3d graphics (I don't know if stereoscopic 3d works though). In the non-3d model, you'd be confined to using the Intel HD graphics card.

Wow. Thanks for letting me know Deggial. I appreciate your help. I am off to update my BIOS to the latest version then :D

I think I keep my "modest" Mac OS X VM for stuff I want to do without getting out of Windows 7 (gamesalad, Xcode) and install Mac OS X direct on the hardware for stuff like Logic Pro (heh, providing that it works!)

In Topic: OS X Mountain Lion Install Guide for Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus

09 May 2012 - 06:44 PM

Hi P.,

since you have the model with the 3d screen you're going to have better luck than the rest of us with the non-3d model. But this thread is pretty much limited to the non-3d version, so you may want to look at http://tonymacx86.co...pic.php?t=23185 instead.

Hi! What do you mean when you say I would have "better luck than the rest of [us] with the non-3d model"? Does it mean that the 3d model works better, or that the non-3d model works better? Can I choose to use between the 3d or the non-3d version? I don't think I would get 3d support on the hackintosh, would it?

Concerning wifi, you will probably have to buy a separate external wi-fi adapter. As I noted in my previous post, the

Belkin N300 USB wireless card worked great for me, but if you browse the forums (as well as tonymac's forums) you'll find other products as well.

What a shame! :( Well I am mostly interested in using Mac OS for stuff like Garageband, Gamesalad, etc. I don't think that wifi is the end of the world (pretty bad though)...

As far as the BIOS is concerned, in my non-3d model everything worked fine with A12, but I have updated to A17 without an issue.

Would I need a different DTSD file if I upgrade the bios?

thanks for the help!


In Topic: OS X Mountain Lion Install Guide for Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus

08 May 2012 - 11:59 PM

hi there,

This is my first post ever (so please, be gentle ;) )

I have the exact same DELL Laptop model. At the moment I use Mac OS Lion under VMware, but of course the video performance isn't great. So I am thinking of doing a hackintosh install.

Here is my laptop configuration:
  • video - I got the 3D video with my GeForce 555M (the promotion was really good over xmas), but I rarely use it; just for some gaming. I've been reading the posts here and it seems that the 3D video can be a problem, right? But even if we don't use it with 3D?
  • wifi - I got the Advanced N 6230 wifi/BT adapter with my laptop. Is this the one people are having issues with? What is the latest on the wifi?
I would be happy to join in this project to help each other out. What is the BIOS revision recommended for the hackintosh? I'm looking to try this over the weekend :)

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