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In Topic: [Solved] ACL889 and HDMI Video Card

27 February 2011 - 08:11 PM

This worked for me too (mostly) on an HD 5770 and ALC888 audio. Just got the 5770 and it's doing great, but it knocked out my ALC888 from any sound option except for front audio / headphones. Found this post, and used the driver and instructions from cue8chalk's post above, and it is working right again...

Except when I put the system through sleep / wake once or twice, and my rear-green audio disappeared from System Prefs. I noticed there was no sound, so I checked there first and it was gone again, but the Line Out-Black option was there, so I picked it and switched the jack to get sound back.

Any ideas why my audio jacks would be disappearing or changing around?
Also thanks for the good work - any sound from the onboard rear jacks is better than HDMI audio for me.

In Topic: The Fermi "Freeze" Discussion (Possible solutions?)

27 February 2011 - 08:05 PM

Possible fix for these cards, if the problem is related to HDMI Audio in the card causing the KP/freeze:


If you are using VoodooHDA, it is very likely picking up HDMI Audio from your GTX460. If you could at all get by without using HDMI audio and use the onboard sound instead, try blocking the HDMI audio from loading in VoodooHDA with the linked method above.
Note that I cannot confirm for sure that HDMI audio is causing the freeze issue, but from reading the boards many people seem to think it is.
Also I didn't get a 460 so I can't test myself to help out (ended up getting an HD 5770, not as good but more compatible).

The VoodooHDA-HDMI audio skip thing is basically done by using the special driver posted to the above link, which is recompiled to include a device-skip key in the Info.plist - you use lspci or System Info to find the vendor/device ID of the HDMI AUDIO component of your card, then put the IDs into the skip part of the Info.plist .... read the linked post above thoroughly for the details.

In Topic: The Fermi "Freeze" Discussion (Possible solutions?)

19 February 2011 - 05:57 PM

It's good that people are finding workarounds to that issue, but I would not recommend using the iTunes visualizer.
Have you ever checked Activity Monitor while the visualizer is running? It uses up a lot of CPU power, far more than it uses your video card. I actually use the visualizer (sometimes) as a CPU stress-test to verify overclocking stability - iTunes Classic visualizer, FPS limiter off, low quality off.
With all the limitations off, the visualizer can get my dual-core CPU up to 80 or 90% of max continuously. With the FPS cap on, it certainly uses less but it's still significant.
Other readers are posting that this could be caused by an HD Audio component of the HDMI... maybe try disabling VoodooHDA or any other audio drivers as a test for that?
I would like to test this myself, but I don't actually own a 460 yet - waiting for Crysis 2 :)

In Topic: Apple G5 Front Panel Connector Layout

22 November 2010 - 03:23 PM

-Neo's method worked fine for me on a board with no built-in firewire, except that I had to connect my "FW Ground" on the front panel to my LED ground on the motherboard to get my LED to light up on the G5 case front. The power button worked both ways, either connected to the Power Button ground or the LED ground, but the light only came on when LED ground was used.
This is on a GA-EP43-UD3L mobo.


Found a dude selling G5 front panel cables for 8 bucks on eBay!


Having one of these should make it real easy to wire up all the connections, since it gives you wires directly out from the front panel with no modding necessary, except for splicing the wires from the cable to your mobo headers' wires.

In Topic: How to make your own G5 front panel cable (work in progress)

22 November 2010 - 03:15 PM

Check it out y'all, G5 Front Panel cables are on eBay right now for 8 bucks / free ship!


I don't know about all that jazz with taking out the wires, but my approach will be just chop the end off and splice the wires to the proper PC headers. 1 cable, branching out to multiple areas in the case from the front panel.

I was going to try DiaboliK's method, and I even sawed a small IDE connector in half to do that, but the premise of soldering 18 wires onto those connectors in such a tiny space put me off to procrastinate until it never happened yet. But a proper plug from the original cable will do it, I'm sure.
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