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  1. I know this may not help you, but I gave up trying to run it without VT. I shuffled my CPUs around the house from different machines & have been good since.
  2. Good points... My VMFS is indeed partitioned, but partition alignment may not be an issue as all my other guests perform fine. XP, Solaris, Linux. Didn't think about the actual VMDK being misaligned. Didn't even think that was possible. I'm going to restructure my setup anyway & will probably give vmfs its own drive.
  3. Well this is just nuts... So I have 6 (non-raid) physical disks linked to my Linux VM on the same ESX host. I mounted an NFS share from my linux physical drive to ESX, copied my .vmdk there, and my performance increased 8-10 fold. Whatever. I'll leave it that way for now I guess. Until I get another drive to try out anyway.
  4. So have 10.6.4 retail inside ESX installed. All good except for the disk performance... I get a pitiful 10-12MB/s read/writes. Hell, I get better performance over AFP in Xbench on that server. I know it's not the physical I/O limitation, because I get 60-90MB/s in another VM in the same datastore. Giving the OSX guest raw disk access to another physical drive yields a whopping 20MB/s. Using LSI Logic Parallel (only one that works) VMWare tools installed Any thoughts? #!/usr/bin/vmware .encoding = "UTF-8" config.version = "8" virtualHW.version = "7" pciBridge0.present = "TRUE" pciBridge4.present = "TRUE" pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort" pciBridge4.functions = "8" pciBridge5.present = "TRUE" pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort" pciBridge5.functions = "8" pciBridge6.present = "TRUE" pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort" pciBridge6.functions = "8" pciBridge7.present = "TRUE" pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort" pciBridge7.functions = "8" vmci0.present = "TRUE" nvram = "10.6 Server.nvram" virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted" powerType.powerOff = "hard" powerType.powerOn = "hard" powerType.suspend = "hard" powerType.reset = "hard" displayName = "10.6 Server" extendedConfigFile = "10.6 Server.vmxf" numvcpus = "1" scsi0.present = "TRUE" scsi0.sharedBus = "none" scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic" memsize = "2048" scsi0:0.present = "TRUE" scsi0:0.fileName = "10.6 Server-000002.vmdk" scsi0:0.deviceType = "scsi-hardDisk" ide1:0.present = "TRUE" ide1:0.clientDevice = "FALSE" ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image" ide1:0.startConnected = "FALSE" ethernet0.present = "TRUE" ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000" ethernet0.networkName = "Secondary" ethernet0.addressType = "generated" guestOS = "darwin10-64" uuid.location = "56 4d e7 c6 9b ca ed 6d-29 d9 f8 42 56 c7 b7 77" uuid.bios = "56 4d e7 c6 9b ca ed 6d-29 d9 f8 42 56 c7 b7 77" vc.uuid = "52 a0 85 f2 60 c6 8f f7-b6 72 c2 be 32 70 84 4d" ide1:0.fileName = "/vmfs/volumes/4acb38f9-5dbfdf31-009e-001cc02b7509/Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Server.iso" ehci.present = "TRUE" ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:c7:b7:77" vmci0.id = "-1149321459" replay.supported = "FALSE" sched.swap.derivedName = "/vmfs/volumes/4acb38f9-5dbfdf31-009e-001cc02b7509/10.6 Server/10.6 Server-92aa76cc.vswp" replay.filename = "" scsi0:0.redo = "" pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17" pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21" pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22" pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23" pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24" scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16" ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "33" ehci.pciSlotNumber = "34" vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "35" vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "3932160" ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0" hostCPUID.0 = "0000000a756e65476c65746e49656e69" hostCPUID.1 = "000006fb000208000000e3fdbfebfbff" hostCPUID.80000001 = "00000000000000000000000120100800" guestCPUID.0 = "0000000a756e65476c65746e49656e69" guestCPUID.1 = "000006fb00010800800022090febfbff" guestCPUID.80000001 = "00000000000000000000000120100800" userCPUID.0 = "0000000a756e65476c65746e49656e69" userCPUID.1 = "000006fb000208000000e3fdbfebfbff" userCPUID.80000001 = "00000000000000000000000120100800" evcCompatibilityMode = "FALSE" svga.vramSize = "3932160" cleanShutdown = "FALSE" tools.remindInstall = "TRUE" ich7m.present = "TRUE" keyboard.vusb.enable = "TRUE" mouse.vusb.enable = "TRUE" monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware" monitor.virtual_mmu = "software" usb:1.present = "TRUE" usb:2.present = "TRUE" usb:1.deviceType = "hub" usb:2.deviceType = "mouse" tools.syncTime = "FALSE" vmci0.unrestricted = "TRUE" sched.cpu.units = "mhz" sched.cpu.shares = "normal" sched.scsi0:0.shares = "normal" sched.scsi0:0.throughputCap = "off" scsi0.sasWWID = "50 05 05 66 9b ca ed 60" sched.scsi0:1.shares = "normal" sched.scsi0:1.throughputCap = "off" scsi0:1.present = "FALSE" floppy0.present = "FALSE" usb.present = "FALSE" smc.present = "FALSE"
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    Apple Infrared Board w/cable

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    Drivers for Nvidia Geforce 9400 GT - Success

    Yep. 24Hz This is on my media center than runs Plex, and all my media is Blu-Ray rips. Blu-Ray is 24fps (23.9-something-or-other to be exact), so in outputting 24Hz to my HD screen, it eliminates 3:2 pulldown which creates stutter in panning and fast scenes when outputting a 60Hz signal. This is all beyond the scope of this topic, but for more info see: http://www.projectorpeople.com/resources/pulldown.asp
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    Drivers for Nvidia Geforce 9400 GT - Success

    The EFI string method works pretty god on my XFX 9400GT for the most part. The problem I have is if I switch inputs on my TV, then go back to my Mac input, I end up with a blue screen. I can RDP to it, rotate the screen and the image shows up, switch it back to standard rottion, and it's back to blue. Also the max resolution I get is 1920x1080(interlaced). Also, any way to force 24Hz refresh rate? Edit: SwitchResX Control Panel will let me add custom refresh rates to the display prefs, and it actually works, but I still get the blue screen problem on switching inputs. Edit Again: Actually SwitchResX got rid of both of my problems.
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    ATI Radeon HD pkg installers 10.5.x & 10.6

    Anyone have any idea of how to force a 24Hz (23.9) refresh rate? cscreen from back in the day doesn't work. I run Plex on my Mac with a 3650 for the sole purpose of playing Blu-ray rips, and 3:2 pulldown is a {censored}.
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    ATI Radeon HD pkg installers 10.5.x & 10.6

    It's all good. I gave up waiting for 3450 driver and just went out & bought a 1GB VisionTek 3650 & used Exile's drivers. 100% functional @ 1920x1080 via DVI->HDMI cable. I'm a Plex-BluRay-rip-playing happy elf now. It shouldn't be too hard to get audio going over HDMI since it's just a Realtek chipset, but I'll leave that up to the audio guys.
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    GMA X3500 Working with QE/CI/OpenGL/Rotation

    Thanks! I get no HDMI output on my P5E-VM HDMI, but other than that it seems to be all good all the way up to 1920x1080. Really wish I could get HDMI though. My TV gives a lot more picture adjustments for HDMI inputs. BTW: The files you mentioned that were from 10.5.4 are actually from 10.5.3. They were not updated in the 10.5.4 update. Just throwing it out there.
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    COD 4 to mac

    Aspyr's site now says Sept 15th.
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    Official Unofficial Cider Game thread

    Games with splash screens; Cider displays those splash screens, which is an image file in the Cider application package. It is not the game's EXE that is displaying the splash screen. I think that is where the difference lies.
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    mac, xbox and ps3

    http://www.xbox360emu.com/ Pretty much same story for the PS3.
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    Official Unofficial Cider Game thread

    Are games with splash screens still a no-go? Vegas 2 has a splash screen before the game loads, which may rule out the possibility of it working.
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    Official Unofficial Cider Game thread

    I have, but I think the little splash screen screws it up & Cider crashes. Then again I didn't put TOO much effort into it.