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  1. QE/CI Exotic Patch for Mavericks

    Hi, I see this patch is for the HD4870X2. I it really NOT for the HD4870? I have the HD4870.
  2. Installed 10.9.2 as a new install on a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P using a Chameleon-based installer and no DSDT. Everything works fine. The Sapphire AMD 4870 512MB has worked perfectly from the start (on one monitor) with QE/CI but had no dual monitor support. Using DVI to HDMI adapters to feed the two 1920x1200 HDMI displays. To try to get monitor #2 to work, I installed "QE/CI Exotic Patch for Mavericks 10.9.2" by Sascha_77 from this forum. Am able to see boot up text on both monitors during boot. I can use the "Gather Monitors" from OS X System Preferences to "arrange", but monitor 2 never lights up (other that during the boot process). I'm using the main x16 slot and PEG setting in the BIOS. I haven't seen definitive success with dual displays as a result of any googling. Graphics/Displays system info screen capture is attached. Any ideas? Thanks! 4870.tiff
  3. Help needed to get dual 4870 cards working

    Hey Riotz, I'm assuming you leave the CrossFire bridge in place between the two 4870's when you are running it in OS X. Is that correct? I'm going to give this a shot because I want to use both 4870 cards for gaming in Windows and running OS X (without pulling the 2nd card out). I'll be trying this install with Lion, so it will be a little different situation. Did you try running the initial install with both cards present, or did you add the 2nd card post-install?
  4. ati 4870 with 10.6.4

    Hey guys, It has been a long time since I've done anything to my 10.6.4 Snow Leopard setup and I've forgotten a lot of the locations and commands for critical items, etc. I'm switching over to a 4870 from the 9400GT that has served me well since I built this rig a while back. Can you guys remind me which folder these ATIextra files go in. Is it /System/Library/Extensions? There's no EVOenabler.kext or LegacyATI4800Controller.kext in there at this point. Thanks!
  5. Hd4850 and 10.6.2

    Hey punc, For your clean install, before updating to 10.6.2, what ATI related kexts did you place in /E/E and /S/L/E? I'm still struggling to get an initial Snow Leopard install completed with the retail DVD, existing Leopard install, and the 4850.
  6. Mac os x Leopard 10.5.1 kalway on ibm thinkpad t42

    I did the same as adamaves and replaced my T42's wireless card with a mini-pci wireless card with the BCM 4306 chipset. Just like his results, when I reinstalled kalyway 10.5.1, wifi works out of the box. Great signal strength and WPA2 support. The only problem is that it seems to lose its connnection to the network after sitting idle a while even when it is near the access point and and has 100% signal strength. Simply clicking on the connection icon at the top of the screen reconnects it.
  7. Mac os x Leopard 10.5.1 kalway on ibm thinkpad t42

    adamaves, The basic terminal commands that are presented in the link below may help you: OS X Terminal Commands
  8. Mac os x Leopard 10.5.1 kalway on ibm thinkpad t42

    My wired ethernet connection on my T42 running Kalyway 10.5.1 works fine. I am writing this post from it. My ThinkPad is a type Type 2378-R4U. The wireless adapter is an "Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG". Are there any Thinkpad T42 users out there that have gotten their Intel Wireless PRO/2200BG wireless working? The following folks seem to have T42's with Intel 2200BG Mini PCI Wireless: Kwaaku - T42 Type 2373 (doesn't seem to have wireless working). The following folks have T42's with working wireless but they all seem to have the "ThinkPad 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter" rather than the "Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG". doh.t T42 Model 2373 Callesen T42 Model 2373 gordonmatt T42 (model unknown) For wireless, since I have the 2200BG on my T42, it seems I will need to use the iwiDarwin approach (http://code.google.com/p/iwidarwin/ ) rather than being able to simply make the changes to the IO80211Family.kext using the pci168c,1014 edit as those T42 users who don't have the 2200BG are able to do per Post #31. I have installed the google code iwi 2200 kext for 10.5.1 (SVN latest) but it gives the following error upon arriving at the desktop: "System extensions cannot be used. The system extension "/System/Library/Extensions/iwi2200.kext" was installed improperly and cannot be used. Please try reinstalling it, or contact the product's vendor for an update." iwi2200.kext_extension_error_message.tiff Reinstalling doesn't help. When I watch OS X load in verbose mode, I see the wired ethernet adapter load but the wireless adapter never loads. (I don't have a cable connected to the wired ethernet adapter when I try this). Also, I cannot start the iwi Network Selector (nsGUI) from applications even though it installs fine. The device info for the Intel 2200BG wireless card from Windows XP is as follows (for what it's worth): Driver Instance ID PCI\\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&SUBSYS_27118086&REV_05\\4&39A85202&0&10F0\ Hardware IDs PCI\\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&SUBSYS_27118086&REV_05\ PCI\\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&SUBSYS_27118086\ PCI\\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&CC_028000\ PCI\\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&CC_0280\ Compatible IDs PCI\\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&REV_05\ PCI\\VEN_8086&DEV_4220\ PCI\\VEN_8086&CC_028000\ PCI\\VEN_8086&CC_0280\ PCI\\VEN_8086\ PCI\\CC_028000\ PCI\\CC_0280\ Matching Device ID pci\\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27118086\ Thanks!
  9. 10.4.8 won't recognize PCI NIC

    It all works perfectly again now. I used the 10.4.3 IONetworkingFamily kext zip from http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...mp;#entry309098 I copied it over the 10.4.8 kext in /System/Library/Extensions folder and did the following: sudo -s chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions kextcache -k /System/Library/Extensions did a repair permissions ... and rebooted. BTW, my NIC is a 3Com 3C905C-TX. Good luck!
  10. 10.4.8 won't recognize PCI NIC

    I found in the Hardware forum that copying the old 10.4.3 IONetworkingFamily.kext over my new 10.4.8 kext generally fixes this. I'll try that.
  11. 10.4.8 won't recognize PCI NIC

    I've sucessfully installed 10.4.8 without a hitch on my MSI 915G Combo FR with GMA 900. However, in 10.4.8, when I go to do the LAN setup, OS X is not seeing my 3Com PCI NIC like it always has in all earlier versions of OS X (since the original moo days). The install was done as a fresh install on a new hard drive. It was not done as an update to an earlier version. I used the JaS 10.4.8 AMD Intel SSE2 SSE3 iso. The NIC does not appear in System Profiler or the network setup. Any ideas? I haven't done any post-install adjustments/tweaks other than "repairing permissions" in Disk Utility immediately after installation. This board has an integrated NIC but I've never used it and have always kept it disabled in the BIOS because it doesn't work. CPU is 3GHZ SSE2/SSE3 Prescott. Thanks!!
  12. USB over current notice

    I've always received the same message on my MSI 915G Combo FR from back in the old 10.4.1 days. It is still doing it in 10.4.8. I hope someone posts a solution.
  13. intel915/GMA900 best overclockers (and sound in works)

    Found this just now on Hardware Secrets. Don't know if this just applies to 915P and 915X motherboards, or also to 915G chipset motherboards. At any rate, it seems the MSI 915G Combo FR overcomes the limitation based on the O/C you showed in the example. ================= Quote ======= On Intel i915P and i925X chipsets, Intel created a protection against overclocking, making socket 775 Pentium 4 processors overclocking extremely difficult. That protection limits the overclocking to up to 10% of the standard front side bus clock. This happens because the buses (PCI Express, SATA and the link between the chipset’s north and south bridges) use the same clock generator and, hence, their frequencies vary according to the clock used. It causes problems to SATA and PCI Express devices, since there is no way of locking their frequencies. SATA devices, for example, have problems in working at frequencies higher than 110 MHz, and nVidia video cards tolerate the maximum of 120 MHz on PCI Express bus. The protection against overclocking monitors the link between the chipset’s north and south bridges. Every time that link’s frequency goes beyond 10% of the standard clock, the board turns itself off or simply doesn’t turn on. A way of overcoming this blockade is by increasing the chipset voltage, which allows gains of 10 to 15 MHz.
  14. intel915/GMA900 best overclockers (and sound in works)

    Just to round out your list with a 915 board that's not on it, I got the ASROCK P4Dual915GL which is a 478 socket instead of a 775 because I had a spare Prescott 2.4GHZ socket 478 with SSE3 that does 3.4GHZ stable. unfortunately, on the ASRock board I can't O/C a single MHZ beyond 2.4GHZ to this point. Sound works fine. Will need to check to see if sound input works when I get home. Regarding the video, I run 85Hz refresh rate at 1280x1024. Higher resolutions are available. I'm not a socket 775 expert to this point so if there's a "best value" high performance 775 stepping, please let me know. I'll likely follow your approach and go with a good overclocking 915 board after RMAing this P4Dual board.
  15. Intel D915gavl vs Asus P5GD1-VM

    wlr3, Can you do 1280x1024x32 at 85Hz refresh rate? 60Hz is killing me.