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  1. I had forgotten to paste the link to your thread up there
  2. good to hear, can you tell me what procedures you followed to getting working on an nforce board?
  3. Unfortunately, after installing and booting up successfully, it does tend to crash when downloading large files off the internet or copying large files to and from both internal drives and usb drives. I have not found a way to correct this, and as far as i'm concerned, the thing to blame for these problems is the AppleNForceATA.kext. Hopefully they will make an updated version of it that will be able to support this board better, but for now, this is all i was able to get.

    the place its getting stuck is when it tries to read the Extensions.mkext located on the dvd. This is where all the temporary drivers are loaded to make the dvd run. If you find which driver its having trouble with, i can give u help on how to replace it, and it should boot to the menu after that
  5. Nforce 790i Motherboard

    I recently went through the process of getting my board to work, and i have been sucesful in getting it to work except for random freezes while copying large files. I made a guide to help out other who are struggling. Hope it helps, Here is my guide
  6. Here are instructions on how to successfully install Leopard 10.5.7 on an Asus Striker II Extreme motherboard. You will be able to make sound, internet and 4+ gb of ram to run by following this guide. *Update* These instructions WILL get you to make your Striker II Extreme work, however, it will not be very stable. This is mostly due, to my belief, because of the NForceATA.kext. Before beginning, please note that it is not my intention to promote or encourage the installation of OSX86. If you do intend to experiment with it, please do buy a license and hardware from Apple. This is being written purely for demonstration purposes. Also, if anything is unclear, feel free to pm me so that I will clear things up to the best of my ability. First, set your bios according to the chart listed on here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...mp;#entry899331, I have also attached the chart to this page for ease. Now, use iATKOS v7 for the installation, when it begins to count down, press F8 and boot with "-v maxmem=2048 cpus=1". If it happens that it does not reach the installation screen and stops midway while loading "AppleNForceATA" and such, this is expected. To correct this, the Extensions.mkext file located in the /System/Library folder of the iATKOS DVD will have to be modified. When modifying this file, you will need to replace the AppleNForceATA.kext which is included in the zip file attached to this page. The way to modify the Extensions.mkext is by doing the following (instructions derived from http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/f145/1264.htm): With that done, you can burn your modified copy of the image and boot off of it still using "-v maxmem=2048 cpus=1". While you are working with the AppleNForce.kext file, burn it and the nforcelan, onto a cd, putting it on a thumb drive didn't seem to work for me. You will be needing this later. FYI: I used an SATA HDD and CD Drive for this project. Enter the Disk Utility, format the partition you want to install OSX on and make sure its partition map scheme is GUID Partition Table. This can be accomplished by clicking on options in the partition tab of the Disk Utility. Next, select only the settings checked in the attached image (Take note that several drivers will be added after the main installation takes place). You will find, that after the installation is completed, you will most likely not be able to boot into your installation, nothing to worry about. Let the computer restart and re-boot into the iATKOS DVD. From there, open the terminal and type the following: sudo -s enter password cp -R /Volumes/"the name of the cd or partition you have your AppleNForceATA.kext on" /Volumes/"name of the partition you're installing osx on"/System/Library/Extensions/ rm -R /Volumes/"name of the partition you're installing osx on"/System/Library/Extensions.mkext Give it 10 seconds or so to recreate the new Extensions.mkext (it will happen on its own) reboot Congratulations , at this point, you should be getting the Apple music and registration screen. After filling it out, you will need to fix your internet driver because currently, there is no Ethernet port recognized by the system. This is easily fixed by running the nforcelan installer included in the zip file. For the graphics, I used OSX86 Tools to create the graphics driver, which ended up working perfectly. You should now have a completed installation on your Striker II Extreme. Good Luck! I did not spend time proof reading this or making the English perfect, so try to go around any grammatical mistakes that may have slipped through. If I forgot to cite any of the sources I used, my apologies, please notify me and i will correct it. Update: It seems that when moving large files, the system randomly freezes. If anybody has any idea as to what is causing this, please do post! folder.zip
  7. Nforce 790i Motherboard

    good question
  8. I tried installing leopard in quite a few different ways. The most recent of which is by using the boot cd made by http://leopardsoup.pbworks.com/ and using my authentic OSX dvd. I'm able to get it installed and even able to start up leopard on it, however, after installing either the 10.5.6 or the 10.5.7 combo updates, the system is hanging up at the white apple screen. When i boot in verbos mode, the last thing it says is ArcMSR:setPowerState time out after xxx seconds Still Waiting for root device. Anybody have any advice? I know that the instructions at http://leopardsoup.pbworks.com/ were made for the GA-EP45-UD3P but mine is the same board except it uses ddr3 instead of ddr2, i don't think that this could be the culprit. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks! Also, on the previous line, it says "HCIController configurepm power parent ready after 1 tries".
  9. AppleHDA Solution - Work in progress

    Can somebody help me, Im dropping the txt dump file on the icon in my dock and nothing is happening. What am I doing wrong? Thanks
  10. nVidia 9800 GTX+ (Plus)

    thanks everyone
  11. nVidia 9800 GTX+ (Plus)

  12. nVidia 9800 GTX+ (Plus)

  13. nVidia 9800 GTX+ (Plus)

    Can you tell me where to find the osx86 tools and the efi strings. Thanks a lot