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About MrKaizer

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  1. ...is what? ^^ Yeah, the MB and RAM is pricey, especially here in Norway after the Norwegian Krone (NOK) plunged against Euro and USD... Think the setup cost about USD3300 (with cabinet, mouse, keyboard etc.) Do anyone have opinions of how far I should be able to clock the 920 on boxed cooler? I am considering to go with the Noctua-something for LGA1366 later on, but it would be interesting to know what to expect. Status update on receiving HW: - CPU is ready to pick up at the postal office - Monitor and MB: Still in transit, MB possible ready to pick up tomorrow - The rest: Not sent yet, will call tomorrow to find out what´s happening.
  2. Well, regarding the 4870: This pc is not intended for OSX, and therefore I won´t buy an other graphics card. The fact that ATi´s drivers already is incorporating OpenCL-support should be promising enough... While I find OSX to be a good alternative to Windows Vista on mobile platforms (I own both iPhone and Powerbook G4 12-inch), I am not sure on the desktop platform. I find the features I like with OSX to be too buggy for serious work. Example: Exposé/Spaces combined with Microsoft Office 2004/2008, Macromedia Fireworks 8 and so on. I need to be able to do my work without having to wrestle with my computer to have it to stay in the workspace I´m using OR spending multiple hours trying to fix errors Apple should have fixed a long time ago. Using the same amount of money on a card that performs worse in games now, and will perform worse in OpenCL later on (4870 has 1,2TFLOPS computing power...), just isn´t an option for a student like me. I´d like to have full OSX support, but then again: Only if it doesn´t come with too big sacrifices, and if I can´t cope with Vista/Win7 in the event the 4870 never gets drivers, I´ll just head out and pick up a HD2600PRO for $25... However, I really like much of the stuff OSX brings to the table, just so we are clear. I wouldn´t be spending time on Insanelymac if not, would I? Anyway: This is not the discussion now, we want to find out whether or not EX58/i7 runs OSX properly, don´t we?
  3. Ordered this yesterday: Core i7 920 Gigabyte EX58-UD5 12GB DDR3 1333MHz (6*2GB) 1TB Samsung F1 Sapphire Radeon 4870 512MB (still not supported?) LG W3000H 30-inch LCD I am going to run Vista 64-bit on it for now, but I could try installing OSX for kicks, QE/CI is only limited by the graphics card, right? Well guys, if someone is up to guide me, I'll try when I get my new rig assembled.
  4. I know the 4870 won´t work properly as of yet, but I still want it. It beats the 9800GTX performance-wise, and if I need it, I can "borrow" another 4870 from the pc i built for my mom and run Crossfire for Windows-based games. My build is going to run a completely legal version of Windows Vista Business 64-bit as primary OS until OSX is supported by the 4870 anyway. Sooner or later ATi is going to release their mac-cards/drivers. I will just buy some cheap-ass 2600pro for running OSX if the 4870 turns out to be completely incompatible over time. I am patient. Still, I appreciate the input. Appreciate the heads-up on the WiFi-card, although the DWA-542 isn´t available here in Norway. The problem with WiFi-choice is compatibility with both OSX and Vista-64. Afaik the Asus WL-138g V2 offers compatibility with both.
  5. Hi! I'm in the market for a new desktop pc, and I figured I might as well build an OSX-compatible one when I'm at it. I'm going to use the PC for school-related work, probably some Photoshop, watching videos, a (tiny) bit of programming, and gaming (mostly GTA:IV I guess). I have in mind that I don't want to upgrade it all the time, so some components might be over-kill for now. Primarily, I want some opinions on OSX-compatibility. Feedback on other stuff is also appreciated (especially if something is utter {censored}). The 4870 isn't compatible afaik, but I'm patient for a driver release of some kind. If not, I'll just buy a 2600pro for cheap. Anyway, here's the current build list: ASUS Wireless PCI Card 11b/g Retail (WL-138g V2) - How is this compatibility-wise? Anyone using it? 2x CORSAIR TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 4096MB CL5, Kit w/two matched CM2X2048-6400 (TWIN2X4096-6400C5 G) GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS4 INTEL Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83Ghz 12MB FSB 1333 (BX80569Q9550A) -I plan to run the Q9550 OC'ed to 3,4Ghz, so the FSB and DDR2-clocks are in sync. Is this attainable with boxed cooler? LOGITECH ILLUMINATED KEYBOARD SAMSUNG CS/ DVD+/ -RW 20x16x48 Bulk White (SH-S203D/BEWE?PCC) - This or whatever S-ATA DVD-RW-drive is cheapest when I buy SAMSUNG F1 1TB 3.5" SATA2 7200RPM 32MB (HD103UJ) ANTEC Sonata III Miditower, w/500W PSU SAPPHIRE Radeon HD4870 512M GDDR5 PCI-E LOGITECH RX1000 laser mouse, USB Thanks in advance, MrKaizer Norway
  6. With"-v -f", i got this (the last thing it printed before stalling): Mac Framework succesfully initialized using 5292 buffer headers and 4096 cluster IO buffer headers IOAPIC: Version 0x20 vectors 0:23 ACPI: System State [s0 S3 S4 S5] (S3) With "-s" I got this: IOPCCardBridge: Start failed panic (cpu 0 caller 0x00192754): "pmap_flush_tlbs()timeout: ""cpu 1 failing to respond to interrupts, pmap=0x538180 cpus_to_signal=2"@/Volumes/disk1s2/leo_xmu/xmu-1228/osfmk/i386/pmap.c:4569 Debugger called: <panic> Backtrace, Format - Frame: Return address (4 potential args on stack) (....)(Lots of values) Backtrace continues... BSD Process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task Mac OS Version: Not yet set Kernel version: Darwin Kernel Version 9.1.0: Sat Nov 17 02:56:34 SCT 2007; Made by ToH: xnu-1228.0.2~1/BUILD/obj/RELEASE_i386 --- Does this mean anything to you? I can't get anything out of this, except for the fact that it isn't working, and I don't know why. Thanks anyway..
  7. Core 2 Duo T7200 Ati X1600 Mobile 256MB S-Ata hard drive (80GB, 5400rpm Fujitsu-something) Intel 945PM Express-chipset DVD+/-RW-drive 1GB DDR2 Defiacnenl: I am sorry for the n00biness of my post, but thanks for the constructive reply anyway. I'll try your tip out to see if I can get it to work.
  8. Hi! I am trying to install this Kalyway release on my Hp NC8430 laptop, without success. No matter what I enter on the bootload-part (after F8), I cant get past the grey Apple-logo screen. And if (happened two/three times) I get past is, the installation crashes the moment I choose language (chose English, and the mouse pointer turns into the rainbow-fan thing). I tried waiting a few hours, to see if it would get any further, but no luck. If I choose vanilla kernel, I can't get any response from neither my touchpad or my joystick (in the middle of the keyboard) when I reach the language choice screen. Does anyone have a clue what I'm doing wrong here?