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In Topic: Support Group for Confused Owners of the GA-X58A-UD3R **rev 2.0**

20 June 2010 - 05:08 AM

Ignore for now -- Work in Progress (testing out)....


Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB (896-P3-1257-AR Superclocked Edition)
Corsair Dominator 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel

Install Guide:

Install OSX using ##### 2.0 Method.
Install 10.6.4 Combo Update and reboot and use ##### to boot again.
Run ##### 2.0

##### 2.0:
UserDSDT option

Selected following to install:
UserDSDT (make sure DSDT.aml is on desktop)
System Utilities->Rebuild Caches

Advanced Options->Kexts:


Chameleon-> Chameleon 2.0RC4
Themes->Standard Chameleon
OSX Software-> Kext Helper b7

Modify com.apple.Boot.plist add following entry (so that CPU specific changes in DSDT work):
Modify com.apple.Boot.plist and remove ethernet strings (attached DSDT.aml takes care of ethernet?--testing)

Modify smbios.plist and change machine type (Identifies the machines better):
Install the three kexts (found in attached zip in this post) using Kext Helper b7 (found in applications):
fakesmc.kext (modified)

Install Realtek NIC driver (RTGNICv.2.0.4.pkg -- located in attachment) testing


GeekBench 9111

Not Working:

In Topic: Support Group for Confused Owners of the GA-X58A-UD3R **rev 2.0**

07 June 2010 - 01:35 AM

Hi everyone,

I am really liking ##### 2.0+##### 2.0 install Method. Basically looks something like this:


Mac OSX Retail DVD (dmg2iso will convert dmg image to ISO that you can burn using Windows -- not sure if chamelon will boot a restored HDD version maybe need to try)
##### 2.0 (burn ISO to CD)

Download following files and put on a USB Stick:
10.6.3 Combo Update
Realtek (Ethernet) Driver - At bottom at OSX/Other section. NOTE: Apparently these drivers dont support X64??? - Anyone know why?
##### 2.0

Obtain a good DSDT.aml
- this is work in progress.

To Install it looks like this (off top of my head):
1. Burn ##### 2.0 ISO to DVD and boot from it.
2. Stick OSX DVD into machine and press F5 (it will refresh the menu options) and select OSX Install DVD.
3. Install OSX (GUID partition type etc, disk utility, etc.)
4. Boot using ##### and boot the installed copy.
5. Install 10.6.3 Combo update. Reboot and use ##### to boot again.
6. Install ##### 2.0 select proper options (can anyone give insight on this? it looks like it will have everything would need). Note that ##### will look for "DSDT.aml" on the desktop. It will also install Chamelon etc. Reboot (dont use ##### to boot anymore)....
7. I believe that is all (once again this off top of my head).

The problem points:

1. Sleep doesnt work? (Can be fixed through proper/working DSDT.aml?)
2. No ethernet via X64? (No idea how to fix that one)
3. ???

Perhaps someone can post a set of links to the various DSDT.aml avaibable for this board with info on what kind of results they get with each?



P.S) Was able to successfully install OSX using the ##### method (didnt get to installing ##### but the ##### works well! Kudos TonyMac)

In Topic: Support Group for Confused Owners of the GA-X58A-UD3R **rev 2.0**

05 June 2010 - 07:46 AM

Another EX58A-UD3R Rev 2.0 Build here. Running i7 930, EVGA Nvidia GTX 260 core 216, 6GB RAM etc. Looking to attempt this sucker today/in the morning (working on getting install media). I think we need to systematically establish what is doing what (kexts, DSDT, etc.), Put together a working package, and then make improvements from there. From what I have seen Kakewalk is pretty dead and perhaps we should try another method (I am looking at #####/#####).

One thing I think we all can agree is that we need to create one solid DSDT for this board. I believe the only variations we should have would be processor (DSDT for 920, DSDT for 930) unless someone else sees a reason for other variations.

Personally i think I will start with establishing what does what exactly (kexts, installer, etc.). Never fully grasped kexts however i think if we can identify what each one does we can get rid of bloat and make it lean and vanilla as possible. Easier said than done i know.

Good thread.


In Topic: Snow failed install

24 May 2010 - 09:27 PM

Really bad title and description. No idea what hardware, install method, etc etc.

Test your RAM and HDD. Test your installation media.

The error you are receiving is likely due to the installer checking the package integrity/hash/mD5/CRC and failing.


In Topic: i7-930 / GA-EX58-UD5 / NVIDIA -- Kakewalk, BIOS, & DSDT Fixes

24 May 2010 - 07:19 PM

Read through the 4 pages of posts.

For anyone having weird lockups please run a hard drive diagnostics (anywhere from 1-2 hours) and run a memtest+86 overnight (or two). Lets assume a hard drive was having issues it could through out random errors and cause the machine to behave sporadically. Same thing with failing RAM.

Once you rule out that your hard drive and RAM are good it is easier to locate a root(er) problem.

Interesting thread none the less for just some interesting issues. I am kinda starting to hate the 135 pages of posts for certain threads (waaaaaaaaay to much to dig through - maybe switch to wiki or something). Good info through them but many times the issues are resolved in a update or are one off cases.

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