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  1. Hi everyone, I should start by letting you know I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]/[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] a year or so ago to build my rig and it worked pretty well, but I never could get my i5-2500k to go faster than 3.4. I tried all the bios settings that were recommended both by mac and pc forums, but either it would work at 3.4, or go 1/2 speed (i.e. no turbo boost). Recently, I tried changing the system profile from MacPro3,1 to MacMini5,1 and now my speed is at x37 (3.7). Still, nothing I can do lets me exceed that. And, since I did that change, my windows 7 machine in Parallels, which had a "windows experience index" of 6.8, only hits 5 or so, with the bottleneck being the RAM (which appears to be running at 1600, which it should). Finally, I have an occasional speaker "pop" that resembles the sound of unplugging or plugging in speakers. It seems to be random and happens less than once a day as far as I can tell. It did not happen with the old system profile, I believe, but not sure. Thanks a lot for any assistance! Z77-DS3H / i5-2500k / 4x GSkill DDR-3-1600 PC3-12800 2GBX2 (F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ)
  2. Hi, I have a iogear usb bluetooth module connected to my Gigabyte DS3H/I5-2500K based system, and it generally works great, even allowing me to wake from sleep, with no drivers needed. However, I've done something twice so far, not sure what, that mucks up the connection to my trackpad and magic mouse in a weird way. It appears to be connected, but the cursor movement is very erratic and unpredictable. If I lift the mouse at all while moving it, the cursor jumps half way across the screen. The trackpad is also jumpy and iffy, disconnecting and reconnecting on its own and rapidly, and tapping stops working -- only real clicks. Finally, clicking on the bluetooth menu in the menu bar takes about 5 seconds to appear every time. No idea what causes this to happen, but last night it occurred when I started Parallels and the windows machine thought a bluetooth device had been connected and took it over. Even after I disabled bluetooth devices in the windows machine, and shut it down, the devices wouldn't work properly on the Mac side, and restarting did not help. The solution, both times that this happened, was to simply unplug the bluetooth dongle and plug it back into different USB port. Hope this helps someone who is experiencing strange bluetooth behavior!
  3. Hi, I have been unable to boot into my Hackintosh. First, I had a boot loop at Darwin (brief flash of apple logo before rebooting), but I could get in using a stick with Chimera on it. Then, I noticed when I tried with the hard drive I got the boot0 error, so I followed the guide online involving moving a file to the boot volume. Nothing worked. I wonder if there is a way to just reload the bootloader, overwriting some of the old stuff, but preserving the data. I originally used Tony but not sure if that was best choice...i could reload it with unib. but i'm afraid it will overwrite everything and my data will be lost. thanks a lot..
  4. Hi all, I am sort of stuck. I've built a great hackintosh that I love, and it's been working trouble-free for a month or so now. Tonight, I decided to try connecting an older IDE drive to a Rosewill RAID card that I was using for its two extra SATA ports. The system (during bios) tried detecting the first drive I tried but it couldn't after quite some time trying, but the second drive was detected immediately, then the boot sequence began. But it rebooted immediately when the apple logo/gray screen appeared (it flashed briefly as it rebooted). In verbose mode, the last lines to appear before the reboot are: Starting Darwin x86_64 Boot Args: boot-w.....(took a screen shot and it's blurry): Now, I can't get the system to boot even after removing the SATA RAID card. I tried -F and -x boot flags. I have a Gigabyte DS3H with an i5-2500K. I have tried moving some kexts out of the startup folder and back in, no luck. Now, I am unable to boot from my usb stick (I get an apple with a "no smoking" type circle through it) Thanks a lot
  5. Thanks. That looks kind of complicated. I don't know if I would know which choices to make during the installation!
  6. Well, I will definitely try that if it fails to boot after I turn it off. Is it easy to change bootloaders? Is the bootloader responsible for loading all of the things up to the kernel? I always thought the bootloader's role ended as soon as I selected "Mountain Lion" from its menu.
  7. No, I haven't tried that. I will research it. Is it supposed to be better than Chameleon, or is just an alternative that you think might work?
  8. Hi, I tried updating the bios but I'm already at F9. There wasn't a newer one that wasn't a beta last time I checked. I tried both graphics (onboard and off) However, listen to this. I took out the drive, plugged it into my macbook using a usb tool to try to get some stuff off it, including the downloaded mountain lion install so I could make a new ##### stick, then put it back. Lo and behold, it started this time. Something about having it connected to the macbook perhaps? No idea what is going on. I'm afraid to turn it off! I am sure this is not related to my hardware configuration or motherboard, because it was working so well before. It happened at the same time as I tried putting in a SATA/RAID card with an IDE drive, as funny as that sounds. I'll try to keep you all updated as I proceed.
  9. Yes, I have tried using all the boot flags I know of, plus without any of course. With no flags, or in safe mode, the system begins booting, but as soon as the gray apple logo screen comes on, it immediately reboots (i.e. a quick flash of the apple screen then a black screen due to the reboot). This is a new problem for me -- the system was working and booting fine until this happened, and I can't figure out what I did to do this, other than test out a SATA card and old hard drive. Otherwise, no hardware was changed. I also tried removing all the components from the motherboard, and resetting the BIOS. I've tried onboard and nvidia graphics, and removed all but one stick of RAM. etc etc. It's super frustrating...thanks for any help. Specs: System Hackintosh "Mac Pro 3,1" CPU i5-2500K Graphics GeForce GTS 250 1024 MB Other Hardware Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77-DS3H Ram: 4 x 4GB Corsair 1600MHz WiFi: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Geekbench Score 8782