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#1890031 ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51 Ultrabook - fixes, mods, tweaks, etc

Posted by spuke on 18 February 2013 - 08:58 AM

Maybe thinking of going back to Windows, and then running a VM for Mac OS. http://www.sysprobs....3#comment-27590 Thoughts? Most of my work related stuff is PC related, and I guess the next computer I buy will be a MacBook, so I can wait to run OS X as my daily driver. Just tired of not having USB 3.0, consistent sleep, etc. I've used this blog (link) to get Mountain Lion working nicely with VMWare, so far this seems to run noticeably faster than a native install (you can find my benchmarks on previous pages of native vs vmware) with the only downside that the graphics driver is only average, animations aren't that fluid, but other than that it runs really smooth. And if you have an Apple Magic Mouse and/or Wireless Keyboard you connect them directly via bluetooth in the VMWare. I aswell would love to run ML natively on my UX32VD, but right now for me the VMWare install still seems the better option due to performance (CPU only works at maximum 50% of its capacity it...
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#1884549 ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51 Ultrabook - fixes, mods, tweaks, etc

Posted by spuke on 29 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Newbee Question. Can I install OS X 10.8.2 directly on my PC [I have a UX 31A Zenbook Prime] Since the install instructions are for 10.8. When you boot up 10.8 in safe mode (-x flag) for the first time you need to first install the 10.8.2 combo update (which can be found on the Apple website for example) before you do anything else and reboot the system. Check the guide on the previous page. One thing missing for THE perfect hackbook: No fan noise. - There is a tool for windows stopping the fan most time. (It's not perfect since the fan spins up occasionally.) This tool just overwrites a parameter of the EC very often. http://www.computerb...d.php?t=1070494 -Maybe this is the way to go: http://forum.noteboo...32a-ux32vd.html (I haven't tried it yet on Linux) By the way: It seems to be really save to stop the fan most time. In normal use the CPU stays under 65C without any fan (BIOS/ACPI spins up the fan from around 58C). Our CPU is specified up to 100C. So this would be...
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