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About pleasedeleteme

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  1. Can you detail exactly what steps CruiSAr noted that allowed you to get the 64 bit kernel, alongside sleep and resume? Thank you
  2. Try unmounting your Windows 7 drive within OS X and then selecting it within Parallels. No, I have not been able to get sleep to function. While display sleep works properly, in my specific scenario, I do not desire sleep as I use my computer as a streaming media server and thus should always be left on. There has been those who have achieved sleep working properly, but I do not know if its specific to this motherboard or my choice of components that prevents sleep. There also seems to be favoritism toward ATI cards, so keep that in mind when choosing your video card.
  3. It wasn't a smooth process; before you update, make certain you remove "SleepEnabler.kext" (if you have it). If it's in place, the system will kernel panic upon boot into 10.6.2. I also had to update my audio drivers. I've attached what I'm using presently. Otherwise it was smooth sailing. The most difficult part was gaining access to the OS X drive when I was locked out due to the KP on boot (I used MacDrive on the Windows 7 partition -- which thus far has only existed as an emergency lifeline). The attached file is for ALC889a audio within the 10.6.2 environment. ALC889a.zip
  4. I'm glad to see you've got yourself a decent machine How has Final Cut treated you in this transition?
  5. See attached screenshot And yes, I have managed to slightly overclock this machine with stock cooling without KPs during encoding / final cut work / etc.
  6. I have confirmed that the onboard Firewire 400 port works correctly with my Firewire-based Canon camcorder.
  7. My model is dual DVI as well. I achieve HDMI by using a DVI->HDMI cable. My DSDT.aml file is attached. I upgraded my bios to the latest version available on the gigabyte website. I did not have a problem launching Chameleon without the DSDT file. If you are having difficulty, try the following: Boot using your chameleon-enabled USB stick (with the OS X install files). When Chameleon boots, hit any key so that the boot menu appears. Select your OS X boot partition. When within OS X, launch your X58 mobo patcher script and create your DSDT file. On your next boot, it will be present and have been run on the actual hardware. DSDT.aml.zip
  8. I *believe* during installation I used the "QE_CI_Exotic_cards_10.6.1.pkg" or the "7_radeon_hd_48x0_drivers.pkg." Unfortunately I didn't document my installation process (which I thankfully only had to go through one time). Presently, the only graphic driver I am using is "EVOenabler.kext" I chose the ATI card due to it seeming to be the preferred card in these forums and the fact that Apple is using variants of this card in their own builds. I also wanted a card with the capability of doing heavy lifting, and thought this would be a good card at its price point. The first night assembling this machine and going through the install process was an all-nighter; by the next morning everything was working fantastically. I hope you purchased the add-on ethernet card, because my initial system instability was the result of using onboard LAN. PS: One way to easily destroy your installation is by touching the /extra directory that is created on your HD root. Ignore it and pretend its not there; it contains the entire automated override procedure for getting into your OS X environment on a PC.
  9. As a long term Apple user (played Wizardy on the Apple II) and as an owner of many Macs through the ages (such as the IIci, PowerMac 6100, iBook, iMac G5 and more recently the iMac Core2Duo) I have an expectation that the OS X environment should perform exactly as my previous Apple hardware. Having used this build (noted in the top post) for nearly a month now, I wanted to share my impressions: Turning the system on reminds me this is a custom-built machine. The BIOS post and memory count is there. The mac-like experience starts with the chameleon screen pops up (and I use a theme to appear just as the disk chooser would appear on a real mac). Once in the OS X environment, it feels exactly like a real mac. My Aperture, Photoshop, iMovie and iPhoto use has been identical to actual hardware. The two AppleTVs appear in iTunes; I can stream to my AirTunes speakers; I can see and print to Bonjour Printers. Networking works correctly with my Hack Mac and the Macbook Air. I can control the screen. I can share folders. The Dell monitor is the weakest link; it is a cheap TN display with poor brightness. I plan to eventually replace this with a large NEC monitor using an IPS panel. The OS X environment cannot change the brightness level of this screen using the built-in F-keys as on a real mac. The system has not crashed. It has survived heavy multitasking and power-user use. If you keep the mindset that this is a Mac and not a PC, you will be extremely successful with this build. If you try to constantly swap out parts like you would in a PC environment, naturally havoc would (likely) reign in the OS X partition. I'm loving it.
  10. Thank you very much for this guide. Without it, I would have not been able to construct my new machine and have been forced to buy a less powerful iMac in its place To assist those reading this guide like I did, I put together a quick "how did I do it?" post here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=194264 I hope this helps anyone attempting to build a Mac Pro caliber machine using this awesome motherboard.