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sturzo

Member Since 18 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 16 2014 07:30 AM
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#1927573 Using Dual Xeons from a Mac Pro to build a Hackintosh

Posted by sturzo on 25 June 2013 - 06:02 AM

Let me say that I have built many dual cpu socket 'Hack' Pro's and, for the money, Supermicro has never steered me in the wrong direction. I am typing this on one of my main HackPros which has two 5645 hex-core Xeons running on a Supermicro X8DAL mobo and I couldn't be happier. The performance for the price range (or bang for your buck) is unparalleled when it comes to these boards and somehow they seem to just agree with the Mac OS - at least with the socket 771 and 1366 mobos, i can't speak beyond that.  On the topic of overclocking - try to avoid it with any dual Xeon rig for the very reason that the chips and mobos in this category are designed to run as stably and with as much power as possible - or in other words, they are not designed to be used in the everyday gaming rig. There are TONS of new boards with the LGA2011 sockets that allow the fastest i7 CPU's to crank to well beyond their means with as many as 8 cores per die that do not have to communicate with anoth...

#1807906 Chameleon Wizard - Utility for Chameleon.

Posted by sturzo on 23 March 2012 - 02:08 AM

For whatever reason, I cannot boot my octo-core hack pro using any Lion-compatible bootloader options, including this one - every time i try it gives me just a split second of the apple logo and immediately reboots. Any suggestions? i've tried everything, even replacing the motherboard. specs: Mobo: Asus Z8NA - D6 CPUs: 2 x Intel Xeon 5530 RAM: 24 Gb Hynix DDR3 1333 Sys Disk: Corsair Force GT 120gb SSD Several other internal and iSCSI disks If anyone has any suggestions i would be forever in your debt! BTW: I use the chameleon wizard on my other HackPro - its an amazing tool Thank you in advance
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