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  1. (My Title should have read "AppleHDA.kext only works from Vanilla extensions folder but not EFI") Running vanilla 10.5.6 with Chameleon 2.0 rc1 EFI. I downloaded this AppleHDA.kext* that works great but only if I place it under vanilla extensions folder but does not work from the EFI partition. Any insight would be appreciated Already tried: I use OSX86Tools and have tried manual installation too. I have rebooted with -f -v I do have other kexts working from the EFI partition. I have tried adding OSBundleRequired, Root to the info.plist Also tried adding OSBundleRequired to all the plugins inside of AppleHDA.kext Vanilla 10.5.6 Gigabyte EX58-UD3R * This AppleHDA.kext only works (not EFI) when used along with two kexts I got from iAtkos 5i ( AppleAC97audio.kext and AppleAzaliaAudio.kext)
  2. OS X install on GA-EX58-UD3R

    I don't know if that makes sense.... Do you mean you installed the AHCI from iatkos then changed the bios back to IDE? Because that's what it's sounding like even though I know that's not what you mean.
  3. OS X install on GA-EX58-UD3R

    Does anyone know what he means? ich10? I'm also getting a system halt at "System Model Name:"
  4. I have avoided asking this question here and been looking for a fix but I cannot find one. My memory shows up as 1600MHz in the bios but not on OS X. I would like to see the full potential of my new system of course. Is there a fix? CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model: TR3X6G1600C9 Please check my signature for my complete system specs
  5. I'm building this same system. It would be great if you could point me to some posts that will help me out. Thank you for posting your success!
  6. I'm just about ready to buy this system. I have checked that all these parts are compatible for OS X 10.5.5. I just need to make sure of course so here I am asking you guys for any feedback you might have. I'm mainly interested to hear if this particular video card will work. It comes with HDMI output which I think would be nice to have even if it turns out to only work under Windows. I'm not a gamer but I do HD video editing and graphic design. I will also be backing up our Blu-Ray library to AVCHD DVDs. I want my system to feel snappy. Please take a look and let me know if I should make any corrections. Video Card GIGABYTE GV-N95TOC-512I GeForce 9500 GT OC 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready newegg Mother Board GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel newegg Processor Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 newegg Memory CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600 newegg Optical Drive (Blu-Ray reader) LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray DVD-ROM SATA Model DH-4O1S-66 - OEM newegg Wireless Adapter ENCORE ENLWI-N PCI 2.3 Wireless Adapter - Retail newegg Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM newegg Computer Case Antec Sonata Designer 500 Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower 500W Power Supply newegg Display Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail newegg $1,200 total (including display)
  7. Can we still order one of your adapters? How?
  8. Great list Nick! thank you! Now I just have to find a quiet power supply and smaller quiet case. Thank you for your list THEHAWKs. Why did you choose the EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard? It's currently $299 and was just wondering why this one?
  9. I've seen some great recommendations but all are for $600ish systems. I want something more powerful. Something closer to the newest MacPros or as close as $1,200 to $1,600 would get me. Are there any motherboard/CPU combos that are more powerful that will work for OSX86 system? Also I want to get good RAM. I'm not a gamer but I do HD video editing.
  10. Thank you guys. I was able to install Vista OEM on my iMac (BootCamp) without problems. I can reboot and start OS X or Vista without problems. I did find an annoying message at the prompt when I would choose to boot into Vista. I fixed this by downloading EasyBCD and re-building the MBR with it. (Not system fix or system rebuild or something called like that) The message I was getting was: "Warning: Unrecognized partition table for drive 80" So for that message use EasyBCD
  11. I'm seeing a lot of talk about the new hacked version of Vista (bypasses activation) called "Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate x86 Integrated August 2007 OEM". I'd like to install this on my white Intel iMac 24" using BootCamp and would like to know if it's safe. Will it update the iMac's bios? Will I still be able to run OS X like before?
  12. jappo but dude you'd be getting a dell!! your dell is more like the 20" iMac iMac 20" has faster graphics card but a smaller hard drive than yours. Dell will charge you only $200 less but if you're a student buying the iMac it'll be about the same price as your Dell. People who are here appreciate macs and I think for the same price or $100 or $200 more such as this specific comparison, people will choose Apple hands down.
  13. Saintjude, thank you so much for giving a great low down on all my questions. They really helped. I have another concern about the iMac: iMac 24" native screen resolution is 1920x1200. When you lower the resolution everything doesn't look as good, text is blurry, nothing is as crisp. I know this is normal for all LCD displays and not an issue with regular CRT monitors. My question is if I play a game at a lower resolution and not able to play a game at 1920x1200 will this make the quality also look blurry and not crisp? Also what about just watching DVD movies?
  14. Thank you aberracus. That Samsung LCD is the one I'll be getting if I decide to go with the MacPro. Good to hear you like it a lot I think I will get 2GB of RAM if I go with iMac 24". I just want to make sure I'm making the right choice because the RAM I can always upgrade later but there is no going back with the processor. I went to one of my local Apple stores (we have two) and ran Xbench tests on both an iMac 24" and a MacPro. iMac 24": Xbench 101.45 http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc2=190370 MacPro: Xbench 151.43 http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc2=186253 I was surprised, I'd figured the iMac would go 150 and MacPro 200 since I know the previous MacPros do 160. (These tests weren't with freshly rebooted systems)