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Power consumption too high on AMD machine

10 July 2012 - 02:47 PM

Hi there!

I'm running OS X 10.5.8 Leopard (Server) on my AMD PC :

AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000 (2x3.0GHz)
4GB Corsair XMS2 RAM
Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT (256MB)
--some-unimportant-stuff-- ...

I'm using the Qoopz 9.8.0 Kernel and the machine itself runs just fine. Sleep, VMware, Sound, and so on are working fine. Never encountered a kernel panic or program crashes. I kept everything as vanilla as possible. Leopard is more stable than Snow Leopard. Even with patching and so on.

My problem actually is, that the power consumption is too high.
It consumes about 120W total in idle. Snow Leopard's consumption is about 93W total, same as Linux and Windows. I disabled AMD Cool'n'quiet.

Any ideas how to fix this?

Thanks in advance! :-)

Lion install on AMD -> stuck at BSD Root: ..

08 June 2012 - 08:55 PM

Hi there! :)

I'm trying to install OS X Lion 10.7.0 on my AMD machine. Specs :

CPU : AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000
Motherboard : MSI K9A2-CF
GPU : Nvidia Geforce 8600GT
RAM : 2x 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2

What i did :
Used ##########' ####### application to create a bootable Lion partition.
Installed latest Chimera (Tony's chameleon branch) to it.
Added my Extra folder which includes a MacPro3,1 smbios file, the org.chameleon.boot.plist + boot theme.
Added AppleATIATA.kext , fakesmc from ######, and a patched kernel for AMD machines (Bronzovka's V6)
Turned off KernelCache-thing : chflags uchg /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/ (com.apple.xpchelper.cache doesn't exist yet)

The issue :
When i boot with "-v -f" it boots but it's stuck at "BSD root: disk 1.. *disk identifier goes here*"
Screenshot : http://flic.kr/p/bVkWJz :(

Can't get past that thing, even with other kernels and fancy boot options like -x , -s, arch=i386, -legacy (ends up in kernel panic -> launchd couldn't be loaded), busratio=16, .. I tried other versions of AppleATIATA too and i removed the AppleTYMCE.kext .
I can still type letters on the keyboard, which indicated that the system isn't "dead". :rolleyes:

The hackintosh is fully working on vanilla 10.5.8. No issues at all. Snow Leopard is a pita when it's updated to 10.6.8, Finder crashes, stability issues, .. So i switched back to 10.5 which works like a charm. B) But I'd really like to run Lion Server because of it's IPv6 capabilities.

Any advice?

Thanks in advance

assoricks :)

Acer Revo R3600 - USB Sleep + Network adapter issue

21 October 2011 - 02:06 PM

Hello! :-)

I'm using Lion on a Packard Bell iMax Mini (same as Acer Revo R3600).
(Intel Atom N230 (1.6 GHz), 2GB Ram, Nvidia ION Chipset)
SATA controller is set to AHCI.
I installed Snow Leopard using ##### Legacy and then updated it to 10.6.8.
I put Chalmira (bootloader from tonymacx86), fakesmc, nullpowercpumanagement and evoreboot on it. (#####) (NO DSDT)
Then downloaded a new patched atom-kernel .
Boots with arch=x86_64 npci=0x2000 (Fix for PCI_CONFIGURATION_BEGIN)
Then I used xMove to create a lion installer. I installed lion to another partition.
Then i applied the 10.7.2 combo update, installed a new patched kernel , sleepenabler for 10.7.1 and the CMOS Checksum fix .

Everything works : QE/CI, network, usb, sleep, etc.
I'm using GraphicsEnabler=yes.
(But the whole system is sloooow cause' of the atom cpu and the 2gb ram. Will upgrade the ram.)
But there is one issue : the hack is loosing the connections to USB-Drives (DVD-Drive, USB-stick, etc.) after waking him up from sleep. USB-Mouse, keyboard and sound card (Creative Xmod) wake up without an issue.
I can even wake it up by moving the mouse or pressing a key.
I experienced the same issue on Snow Leopard.

My final question : How to fix that?

Systemlog + specs are included (exported the informations of the System Information.app).

assoricks :)

EDIT : I'm dual booting with Arch Linux and I can't use my network adapter there when i'm rebooting from os x.
I have to pull the power-cable out and boot it again to make it work. Is there a solution for it?

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