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oilyflutesalad

Member Since 05 Sep 2008
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In Topic: About this Mac

17 October 2009 - 08:56 AM

Working fine for me too, thanks! OSx86 Tools screwed it up, and by doing it manually I probably wouldn't have got the symbols in, so having a quick installer makes it so much easier xD

Besides, for some reason, System Profiler can't get the hardware info anymore (for the first screen) so couldn't see what it would normally be... Not quite sure what exactly caused it, but that's another topic and not something I'm overly worried about anyways.

It would be nice if ATM showed "DDR2 SDRAM" instead of just "RAM", but that's just me being picky, and another thing I'm not too worried about :D

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In Topic: The NVIDIA 9500GT Thread

16 April 2009 - 03:37 AM

I was going to get a Gigabyte one to match my motherboard, but they were out of stock at the time and I'm impatient :P
So yeah, this is what I got instead: ASUS 9500GT

Was sent yesterday, so should have it tomorrow though it's not due to arrive until Tuesday, and I could even get it later today! Free delivery too :D

For some reason, this is showing 100 posts per page, so once I've worked out how to change it back to the default I'll go and look for that kext you mentioned... And how do you "turn on" QE/CI? With GMA950 it was either enabled or not... Unless the 1GB kext comes with some app?

Edit: Forgot to ask, I read in some earlier posts about people with heat problems... Has this affected you? If it's likely to roast my brand spankin new video card before I have chance to use it then I think I'll stick with GMA950 lol

Second edit: Never mind about the QE/CI thing, just found the OSx86 tool ;)

In Topic: The NVIDIA 9500GT Thread

14 April 2009 - 10:20 AM

I'm just about to order a 1GB DDR2 9500GT, so I might test this when it arrives and post back my results. I'm buying it purely for games on my Windoze install, because I already have QE/CI, all resolutions, rotation etc. on my GMA950 (Motherboard Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L, installed iATKOS 5i with defaults plus OHR, then Software Update to 10.5.6, using graphics patch from this post (v4)). If I can't get the NVIDIA card working on OSX then I'll make do with GMA950 :P

In Topic: Final solution (FIX) for GMA950 Desktop edition - NEW 28 DEC 08

20 January 2009 - 07:21 PM

But it remains a major problem :
i'm stuck on a blue screen, with no cursor, at the end of boot.
:(
The only way to have the display recognized and working fine is to unplug/replug the VGA cable (there is only VGA output on my mobo...)

i think i have made a mistake somewhere... :wacko:

Any help will be appreciated to fix this problem !


I remember reading something a few pages back that was similar to what you mention. If your cable isn't fixed to the monitor (i.e. it has a plug on both ends) then try a new VGA cable and see if that does the trick. Also, does your VGA plug have the missing pin? One difference someone mentioned between a working and non-working cable was a pin missing in the plug, so perhaps there is a pattern?

In Topic: Final solution (FIX) for GMA950 Desktop edition - NEW 28 DEC 08

20 January 2009 - 02:57 PM

The GA-945GCM-S2L is identical to my board. It'll work perfectly with V4 and V3 (but you should use V4). Also, congrats on your new build - this new board is one of the most compatible and trouble free boards for OS X. I'm running fully vanilla. I only had to add OHR, SMBIOSEFI, AppleHDA (by OcciJano) and the DSDT.aml
System is fully updatable and fully functional.
I don't know about your ASRock thou. I think you're gonna need to make your own DSDT.aml or use some of the pre-patched ones people made for ASRock in previous posts.


That's a relief... I was going to get a graphics card anyway so I could use Aperture, but it's nice to know I'll have an easy ride setting everything up and can use it before I can afford a video card :D
New motherboard and sexy case (Akasa Zen White) arrived an hour ago, just a pity I have to wait until next Friday before I can afford to order the CPU and RAM lol. I'll be getting the Duel-core E2200 2.2GHz processor, and according to the HCL it is recognised as such. Haven't researched RAM yet, but does anyone have tips on any brands or models that are known to cause problems?

As for my ASRock, Installed kalyway this morning but when it decides to boot (always had a problem before where it would freeze up mid-boot) I can't get past the setup screen where it asks if you want to transfer stuff from another Mac. I click next and the background sound will carry on but nothing else happens, and if I click about enough I'm presented with the spinning beach ball of doom. Any ideas? I never had this problem before, the computer's hardware is the same, and I'm using the exact same options during setup... The disk check during setup seemed okay too, so I can't figure what's going on.

So yeah, test results for the P4i65G are a bit out-of-scope at the moment, but I'll shrink my SATA hard drive later to make space for a new HFS partition. I seem to remember last time (for reasons unknown to me) Mac didn't seem to like my IDE drives.
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