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  1. DSDT Auto-Patcher

    Ok good news, full graphics acceleration now, sleep actually works, and the computer run about 10 degrees cooler than it did previously. According to the intel link you provided, the tjmax limit for a q6600 chip is actually 90. I modified the intelcpumonitor info.plist as suggested in post 1 to reflect that. Temp monitoring wouldn't work with istatpro/menus with the smbios you provided however, so i backed it up and deleted it from the extra folder. Chameleon has always recognized my hacky as a macpro 3,1 and it seems istat pro and istat menus both check temps based on the mac type. Since doing so i can now get temps on my 4 cores, my gpu, and the voltage. Still no fan speeds though. The project OSX site is lacking a bit on the documentation side of things. I was not sure which plugins to include for my mobo. So far, I put ACPIMonitor.kext, FakeSMC.kext, IntelCPUMonitor.kext, IntelThermal.kext, and NVClockX.kext into S/L/E. What other fakesmc plugin do i need to use to get fan rpm and voltage? The only real downside so far, is that every now and again, it seems the cdrom drive makes a really loud noise like it is trying to spin up and read a cd. It lasts for half a second. I can tell it's the cdrom because the cdrom drive will light up and it is super loud. This has to be a result of a dsdt modification I think. MalD0n, have you ever experienced something similar? How can I stop it? It happens frequently enough that I have noticed it pop up on my recordings, and that is bad. As always, you're a genius! I appreciate the help!
  2. DSDT Auto-Patcher

    Ok, to try and eliminate more variables, I removed my overclock settings from the bios and set everything to AUTO and enabled speedstepping and C1e (enables cpu enhanced halt state, whatever that means). Doing so allowed me to boot into the vanilla installation. So it seems that the extra folder and bootloader hate overclocking. bummer. not terrible though, at least i can boot into it. on to the second issue, i noticed that in display settings, i could only select 1024x768. I thought this was because i didn't have the graphics enabler key in com.apple.boot.plist, like i do in my current config. <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> When I added the above, i got the error invalid bios and it would not continue to boot. weird. it looks like we got further though which is great. Any ideas? Is there modifications in the dsdt that you gave me for the gpu?
  3. DSDT Auto-Patcher

    Once again, I'm very appreciative of all your time, but i am running into the same issue. I created a new guid partition on a seperate hd and installed snow leopard retail (completely vanilla). Without doing anything else, i copied over the provided extra folder and unzipped it to /. Then i ran your chameleon installer and installed it to the new installation drive. Having performed those steps, i reboot and hit F8 to select boot drive, I selected the new installation of OSX from above. Chameleon Runs and I can see that the dsdt is read and various tables are patched, but as soon as the kernel loads, the pc restarts. What other information can I give you that would be more helpful? Has anyone else with an asus p5k deluxe wifi/ap experienced similar issues? Again, thanks for all your time. I'm really grateful.
  4. Hola InsanelyMac peoples In light of a lot of amazing new GPU's being released, what is the most powerful ati card that one can use with a hackintosh? For my purposes, gaming, video editing, and graphic design (not in that order per say), I'm looking for a powerful card that has full acceleration and no random issues that would make it a terrible purchase, like restarts or something. So there is the AMD Radeon HD 6970 I guess is the top of the line. Any problems with this gpu? Easy Install? will i be able to use all the ports/extended display and mirroring/etc etc
  5. Hola InsanelyMac peoples In light of a lot of amazing new GPU's being released, what is the most powerful nvidia card that one can use with a hackintosh? For my purposes, gaming, video editing, and graphic design (not in that order per say), I'm looking for a powerful card that has full acceleration and no random issues that would make it a terrible purchase, like restarts or something. So there is the GeForce GTX 580 I guess is the top of the line. Any problems with this gpu?
  6. DSDT Auto-Patcher

    you are the best for getting back to me so fast, thank you. Should i run kext utility prior to restrarting with the new extra folder?
  7. DSDT Auto-Patcher

    Hola MaLd0n, it did not work. As soon as the kernel starts, the pc restarts immediately. I tried booting into safe mode, and single user mode but both situations result in the same constant restart. Just in case I am including the dsdt.aml that i extracted from my system using dsdtse, and a new sendme.zip just in case. dsdt.aml.zip send_me.zip thanks again for your time.
  8. DSDT Auto-Patcher

    Hello MaLd0n, i have tried with little success getting my mobo to work with a modded dsdt. I found a post that really gave me some hope here (post 1100 in this thread), but still i am quite confused. I have included the send me.zip below. Currently when i try to sleep, the display immediately shuts off but the computer remains awake. OSX 10.6.6 totally updated Com.apple.boot.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Boot Graphics</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Default Partition</key> <string>hd(0,2)</string> <key>EHCIacquire</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>idlehalt=0</string> <key>Quiet Boot</key> <string>No</string> <key>Theme</key> <string>Default</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> <key>UHCIreset</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>USBBusFix</key> <string>yes</string> </dict> Extra/Extensions: AHCIPortInjector.kext Disabler.kext ElliottForceLegacyRTC.kext EvOreboot.kext fakesmc.kext LegacyIOAHCIBlockStorage.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext PlatformUUID.kext SleepEnabler.kext Asus P5k deluxe wifi Ap q6600 2.4ghz core 2 quad cpu (mildly overclocked to 3.2, FSB 800 x 9) 4x2gb sticks of ddr2 1066ghz ram (timed at 5-5-5-12) using bios 1005 power management bios screen, s3 enabled cpu config bios screen execute disabled bit is enabled everything else disabled onboard devices firewire enabled hd audio enabled marvell yukon ethernet (used only because some software uses en0 to generate auth id specific to my mac) realtek disabled serial port disabled here is my send me.zip send_me.zip IN my ideal scenario, i would like to have as much native as possible, with full sleep/restart/shutdown. currently i have null cpu powermanagement as well. I use my hackintosh for an audio recording rig. When i was a windows kid, it was recomended to disable speedstep to ensure consistent processor power to the apps. In mac it may be different though. Is there a possibility of losing performace by using native power management? Can you enable native power management without using speedstep? I was told from a reputable source that speedstep makes overclocks unstable. I use water cooling in my rig and normally run my chip at 3.6ghz. temps of 40 degrees on idle and 60 on max load. problem was caused a few kinks in protools so i went to a much milder overclock. If i can use native power management without speedstep to be able to represent my temps more accurately, that would be awesome. can you point me to how to properly patch either voodoohda or applehda for my mobo's codec as well? I don't even know how to determine what that is as i keep reading conflicting posts. i have a pny geforce 9800gt ee (since it is an "energy efficient" non-reference video card, it is actually capable of less than a normal 9800gt card as it is intentionally underclocked and runs on less power (the card has no secondary power connector, just gets power from pcie slot) as a result i think i am getting artifacts in certain apps when using graphics enabler and chameleon rc5 because it is recognized as a normal 9800gt. I have the actual rom bios of my card, at least i think (it was given to me from another user). would it be better to load my cards bios using chameleon, or instead add specific dsdt edits suited for my video card? If so, how do i figure out how to edit dsdt for my card? If you can point me to some information i would be very grateful. 10de_0614.rom.zip Try as I might, my right sided brain has a lot of trouble with dsdt editing. EVerytime i have tried, i have managed to panic my dang system. You being so generous with your time, i had hoped you might help me too. :-) Your amigo Mac and CHeese god bless you! :-) i know this is a lot. I'm sorry, i didn't want to miss anything. also, i have no idea how to set up slices version of fakesmc with the plugins and what not. i would after all is said and done also be able to monitor fan speed, gpu temp, etc etc. but first things first (unless you know how and want to be my best friend and show me :-)
  9. PNY 9800GT 1024mb EE driver info

    sorry to hear that man, i've been away from the forum for a while. I'm still at 10.6.4 and everything is working perfectly with my 9800gt. it's not as beefy of a video card as I like so I'll probably upgrade in a bit. i have an ati radeon 3870 x2 sitting in a box because of its incompatibility with osx.
  10. yes i'm interested to see your results. i think much earlier in the thread someone had similar success using the 10.6.1 frameworks, but ultimately it didn't work with the 9800 for some reason. fingers crossed. in theory it should work, people only started having this problem with 10.6.3 or 4 i think. replacing the frameworks is essentially downgrading the drivers to the versions with no issues. as far as I'm concerned though, the app store doesn't warrant the headache. i' happy at 10.6.4 with full 9800 functionality.
  11. dude, don't panic. first things first, you can easily access time machine to do a restore from your osx install dvd/usb or what have you. Boot from it, and under utilities you will see time machine. Second, you probably don't need to do all that. Do you use sleepenabler.kext? if so, this is a common error when upgrading to 10.6.5. There are different versions of sleep enabler for 10.6.x, 10.6.4, and 10.6.5. If you are using sleepenabler, you can get the updated one here: rals2007's post with updated sleepenabler.kext for 10.6.5 and older replacing the old sleep enabler in your /extra folder then fixing permissions should take care of the KP for you and hopefully avoid a long restore process. Good luck.
  12. lol. sounds like something i would do. Glad you figured it out.
  13. You might try a thread dedicated to gts 250. I can't help you.
  14. Hola amigo. I unfortunately have no good news to report on that front. For people who have an audio processor in their video card (read: not the 9800gt), they have been able to get audio over hdmi. Here is what i know so far about the issue: Only until recently has apple enabled audio over hdmi in products like the new mac mini v2. This means its possible, but my guess is it must be a limitation with the audio driver that we, as 9800 gt owners, are using. In my case, I have a p5k deluxe running bios 1005 with onboard hd audio enabled in the bios and on the osx side via voodoohda.kext version 2.2. VoodooHDA, without any modifications, gets the green eighth inch line out port working on the back of my mobo, so i can route audio to my plasma tv via a really long eighth inch audio cable. (luckily my panasonic lets me select any audio input available on the tv regardless of the video input being used). The video signal is carried via hdmi from my secondary dvi port on my 9800 card (port furthest from mobo, not that it matters really). Anyway, this is my workaround for not having audio over hdmi. From what I've read, very smart frikkin people like KING and SLICE have continued to work on the voodooHDA project and discovered a way to map the audio ports properly (they refer to it as the pin config). Via this pin config, I believe people have been able to get 5.1 audio by having all the ports detected properly. I'm not sure though, I still have a lot of reading to get through on their thread, found here at projectOSX. Aside from the driver being configured properly, you would also need to have a audio connector from your mobo's internal spdif out to the spdif in of the 9800gt. Info on what this connector looks like and how to make your own connector cable can be found here: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/441176-gui...sound-over.html I have this cable and digital audio over hdmi works in windows 7, but again its gotta be a driver limitation in osx. Whether the answer is a specialized audio dsdt fix that can enable the internal spdif out, or instead configuring the voodoohda driver more precisely I don't know. I'm still researching. I don't know if there is a pin config that includes the internal spdif connector. If there was, I am damn sure it would solve the problem. If slice or king are reading this, please drop me a line. :-) there is a "get dump" utility that comes with voodooHDA, that I have yet to try. Getting around to it, still reading up. Honestly, I've made a lot of strides understanding the inner working of osx but i still have such a long way to go. It's difficult finding a balance between using my hackintosh in a functional way for actual work, and tweaking my hackintosh thereby dedicating weeks into solving these problems (and by solving I mean researching countless forums and threads, praying i come across some mod or hack that someone far more technical than I has found/created/decided to share with the rest of us daft schleps). Being the nerd I am, I tend to go with the latter, but I get myself into trouble by not getting my other work done. At this point, my hackintosh does everything i need it to do, it's just these last few tweaks that I can't seem to just let go of... like the mobo temp (i have decided to forego powermanagement altogether, I need every ounce of processor power for the audio/video work i do, and instead am looking into water cooling to keep my temps down. I've managed to enable native apple power management via the new rev of chameleon but found that the performance became lacking bigtime with little real temp benefit. Aside from that, the audio over hdmi is my last hurdle) OK, that's the end of my sob story. lol. that's all i know so far. Good luck, and don't forget to share if you find it before i do. :-D you need to be more specific with the "fully supported" in 10.6.5 comment can you indicate which of the following you can successfully do with your setup? - mirroring - dual displays non mirrored - all resolutions fully accelerated - hot swappable - hdmi out (via dvi to hdmi adapter as the 9800gt ee only has two dvi ports) Can you tell me what exactly your setup is? Be sure to include manufacturer and device id's of your card and how you went about enabling this functionality in 10.6.5 whether Kexts, bootloader string, efi injection or what. From everything i have read and tried myself, THE ONLY way to get hdmi out on the 9800gt with mirroring/dual display/and hot swapping is using the bigfish mac 8800 rom following the steps i described in my earlier post. That rom functionality is broken with 10.6.5. I know this from personal experience and it's been confirmed by several people in this same thread. If you have found a way you GOTTA tell me. :-) seriously though, if you did that's awesome, but my gut says you don't have all the functionality I mentioned. screenshots would rule. :-)
  15. scroll up a few posts to Post #366 and you'll see the step by step i threw together. Basically, if you are running 10.6.4 you will be able to get your 9800gt working with both dvi ports (mirroring, dual display, HDMI (via a dvi to hdmi adapter), and hot plugging (i.e.: connecting/disconnecting displays as often as you like and having osx detect them properly with no freezing or ghost screens) without knowing more about your setup, i can't offer any advice. I suggest you read through the thread and familiarize yourself with some of the terms and basic actions (like adding removing kexts via kext utility). If you have a specific problem running through the steps, please post specific details such as steps taken, exact errors received, screen shots or jpg's of the any specific errors, and most importantly kexts used/distro?/your hardware/device ids for your setup, etc etc. Being quite noobish myself (trying to fix that on the daily), I learned the hard way that every system, no matter how similar, can have vastly different results if there is even the slightest variation in any of the specifics i mentioned in the last sentence. the only way the forum can help is if 1) you educate yourself as much as possible regarding the basic stuff (genius bar in the forums), 2) take the time to read through the thread, and 3) be as specific as possible with your issue.