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jbolted

Member Since 26 Feb 2009
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In Topic: Question about upgrading video card on a gigabyte board

22 December 2012 - 12:21 AM

Rampage Dev... Yes a very good suggestion Thank you for that, same price range but a much better gpu. MY only concern was with the PCIexpress numbering. Like my board says PCI express 1, most cards say PCI express 2, 2.1, or 3 now. I just want to make sure it will fit in my PCI slot and work. Does anyone know the resoning behind the differrent numbering of the PCI slots on the motherboards? Is it a speed isuue that it allows, or a fitting isssue, or are they all backwards compatable? I'm not at all concerned about the card taking up two spaces. The only need I have right now is for the video card anyway and the GA-EP45-UD3P as you probably already know has plenty of expansion room. I love the board my hackintosh has been running problem free for 2 years now using snow leo. I've been pulling my hair out of my head what ever is left of it trying to get ML on it though. really just for the software security updates and the java updates, or I would be fine staying with snow leo, which runs perfect. Plus I'm starting to see other apps coming out that will only run on lion of ML...

In Topic: Can't purchase ML from store, says computer is incompatible

11 December 2012 - 12:34 AM

nyolc8, OK Thanks I'll give that a try!

One other question which may sound dumb, but I'm not used to writing code...in the smbios reading from top to bottom which should be written first the <key> , or the ,<string>
I do apologize for my idiocy in writing code but this may be my problem, in my smbios the <key> is first under that the <string>, naturally closed up by /</key>, </string

Update, I tried your suggestion and this is what my about this mac, more info looks like now. And I'm thinking that maybe because it isn't reading 'core 2 Duo' and reading 'intel Xeon' could be the problem..is there a key to replace for naming the CPU?....still can't purchase, after restarts of coarse.

Here is the latest screenshot:
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This is my actual smbios.plist:
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In Topic: Can't purchase ML from store, says computer is incompatible

09 December 2012 - 06:43 PM

p.H, Thank you for your help. I tried that I just changed the one number from 3 to 5 in the smbios.plist and got a KP. I am guessing that it is telling my board to run a differrent CPU or board itself. But luckily I had my SL cloned. So I restarted and hit the arrow key to boot into the cloned drive. Then copied over the old smbios.plist. then was able to restart back into my regular setup.

I'm at a point where I don't know what else to try. I tried rewriting the smbios from other peoples samples, and just replacing my serial number...KP's. Is my hardware really a waste of time to even run ML? I don't get it people are running ML on friggin EP35 boards. All I want to do is pay for the damn OS. I dont want to run an seeded one. I'm guessing if I go to an ***** store, and buy a preconfigured thumb drive, it would probably do the same thing to me...For some reason not many people want to touch this subject with a ten foot pole either, so help is very scarce.

In Topic: Can't purchase ML from store, says computer is incompatible

09 December 2012 - 01:06 AM

I tried that and a few others, heres a screen shot of more info from "about this MAc":

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I've been at this for two days now, with zero luck. My hardware is in my signature is there anything wrong with it I heard of people running ML on EP35 mobo's.
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