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    10.5.2 Is Finally Released!

    Can we get confimation on the size of this update because the update i have is about 348MB...I believe you can automatically update if you have EFI installed. Can anyone confirm? Im doing this a real mac
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    kalyway Leopard 10.5.1 Released

    SANTA IS BEING WAY TOO KIND THIS YEAR!...If only we could get a couple more elves to help out and spread the holiday cheer....
  3. Wait there has to be P4 support as cpu-z tell me that it uses sse3 instructions. I'm doing the vanilla kernel install today on my P4 3.6ghz HT so I'll let you guys know. I'm doing this on a Jas 10.4.8 install and seeing if I could upgrade all the way up to 10.4.11 using original apple updates. If anyone else has this specific processor then you'll get your answer hopefully by the end of today. Later.
  4. I am a N00B...I've done a couple of installs and played around but thats all the experience I have. With that said. With this new development what does this exactly mean for hardware? For instance the nvidia 8800. From my understanding the nvidia 8800 drivers from gotoh, aqua-mac & etc (sorry if i forgot anyone) are possible because they replace efi values with regular pc values for proper communication. If we can get a full efi system does it not still necessitate us to use hardware that use EFI in their stock form? Maybe Im confused. I look forward to hearing more about this new age in osx86 especially because I'll finally build my own hackintosh outside of installing it on the computers at work. Congrats to Netkas!
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    I'm planning to purchase the Asus Maximus Formula for myself and of course apply Mac OS X Leopard to it. I don't really want to shell out that much cash for DDR3 at the high latencies right now. But other then the sound card which I am assuming of course will not work (Correct me if im wrong, This is based on other asus mobos with non-functioning sound) what other problems could I expect. I mean I already found a USB solution to the sound issue. I'm hearing that there will most likely be an issue with the gigabit lan. What do you guys think?
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    iStat Pro Monitor for OSX86?

    Hey. Well today on lifehacker they posted up a menu bar show and tell of different menu bars and such. http://lifehacker.com/photogallery/Menu-Bar-Show-and-Tell/ Well I stumbled upon a little menu monitor called istat pro monitor. http://lifehacker.com/photogallery/Menu-Ba...nd-Tell/2778074 http://lifehacker.com/photogallery/Menu-Ba...nd-Tell/2777850 Free download from islayer. Since my osx86 box aint complete yet I just wanted to know if anyone has successfully used this. Would be great to monitor the heat of the cpu after a good overclock. Not sure if it supports getting the temp from all 4 cores though.
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    New Hackintosh Setup w/ Overclocking

    Hey. Well here is the thing. I would love the latest and greatest but obviously there are some things that I am going to have compromise on. Here is the things that I would love to have. Let me know what you think and if this is way too out of the range of a osx86. It has to surpass a Mac Pro now and the one coming up soon. I want a new mobo that uses 1333 Mhz FSB natively. Why? Look at number 2 I want to use the latest 45nm chips which is coming out shortly. November 12th from reports I've Read. Quad Core of course as some people have been saying...most likely the 45nm Quad Extreme. DDR2 at 8GB or DDR3 at 2GB Atleast (I know that DDR3 is brand new and not many people are jumping on it yet but wouldn't getting DDR3 board make it futureproof which I definitely want) Watercooling Is Definitely on the list already. We are talking about a 3 x 120mm Radiator for the memory, gpu, northbridge. Also a CoolIT Systems Freezone Elite CPU Cooler. Coming Soon but should be great for overclocking a hot Quad with a little bit of tweaking on the fan. Lower the noise. 40DB is craziness. Definitely getting a Geforce 8800 GTX. I'm just seeing how the development is going Changed My Mind on the Case. I'm getting myself a Lian Li PC V-1000B Waiting for Leopard I mean these are the things I want. Crazy? I know but he'll I do want the latest and greatest and definitely I want to outperform the Mac Pro in all aspects. Suggestions? Nice to hear some good suggestions. I have definitely changed my mind on somethings because of it.
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    New Hackintosh Setup w/ Overclocking

    Alright then if you could with a $3000 budget...what would you get then? Considering that I want the latest and greatest stuff...ddr3 seems like the new thing and so that may be something to move over to. The X38 motherboard hasnt come out yet but im hoping when it does supposedly this month I can make my decision
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    New Hackintosh Setup w/ Overclocking

    When do the p38 mobos come out. I mean I looked at ASUS just now and their Asus Striker Extreme already supports 1333Mhz FSB but if I get that then I'll have to get a DDR2 1333Mhz correct? Or am I being an . The other problem is this. If I get the Stricker Extreme LGA 775 will I be able to get the compatibility level when it comes to adding Mac OS X to it? I mean the XBX2 have the best compatibilty with no issues using JaS and the AppleHDA patcher. Seems very simple to me.
  10. Hello, Well I've been an avid Mac fan for many years. I've had my fairshare of macs from the powerbook to the macbook and now waiting for the macbook pro with penryn. Only problem is that I gave my laptop away and now desire to create one of the best Hackintoshes around. I work in my university's IT department and have been studying overclocking and am still confused. I just want to show my set-up and see what you (the experts) think. I'm willing to spend around $2,500 of extra cash saved over the last couple of months to buy a new computer to instead build my own hackintosh to destroy the Mac Pro hence the $2,500 price on the project New Hackintosh Setup: Motherboard: Intel BOXD975XBX2KR LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6850 - Retail DDR2 RAM: Patriot eXtreme Performance 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC24G6400ELK - Retail GPU: Foxconn FV-N79SM2D2-OC GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail HDD: Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM PSU: HIPER HPU-4B580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W Power Supply - Retail Cooling: CoolIT SYSTEMS EL-1000 Eliminator Thermoelectric CPU Cooler - Retail GIGABYTE GH-UDUP21-VC Ball VGA Cooler - Retail Thermaltake TMG SL1 A2414 80mm Blue LED Dual PCI Slot Fan - Retail Now I want to OC the CPU to a good and stable 4.00ghz and I hope its possible with the CoolIT System with a 120mm Fan Mod. But I don't complete understand the concept of overclocking memory yet and I'm more unsure of it because not alot of people have oc'd 2gb DDR2 RAM. Let me know what you think of this setup. I choose the parts base on their compatibility and good reports people have given them. I have yet to see someone with 2gb DDR2 RAM sticks tho. I want to be able to upgrade to 8gb for video and audio editing down the line. Take a look at this setup and let me hear some suggestions on OC the CPU & Memory. I hope to have a system thats reliable but can match with the Mac Pro. O yea a 25.5" monitor is included in this setup which tops this whole setup at the $2,500 price point equal to a Mac Pro. Lastly this will all go to a Mac Pro Enclosure. I love computers and the challege of building it should be fun for me. Thank You for any help in advance.