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  1. I tried this, and it does indeed boot up using legacy clover. However, even after copying my MLB/ROM/etc, it am unable to activate iMessage. Is there an extra step by chance with legacy? Thanks for the help so far!
  2. I'm assuming I would lose iMessage if using legacy Clover? I currently have it working via the real Mac MLB/ROM method.
  3. Hey guys! I have a Gigabyte X99-UD4, Core i7-5820k, and 16GB of Crucial DDR4. I have gotten clover post-installation working when using a single GPU, but no such luck when using two GPU's. My two GPU's are a Gigabyte R9-290X, and an EVGA GTX 760. Each card will work just fine when they are the only ones plugged in to the system. When tying to boot with both cards in, and with the AptioFixDrv-64 option, I get the following error: However, when using the AptioFix2Drv-64 file instead of the original, it gets a bit farther, but still unable to boot: I'd also like to add that I can boot fine with both GPU's installed when using Chameleon. Both cards can drive displays and appear in the Graphics/Displays portion of the System Information menu. Clearly, it's a Clover issue, not with OS X handling multiple (different) GPU's. Any ideas? Thanks, and happy new year everyone!
  4. Awesome, thanks for that; never would have thought to look there! With that said I can't seem to get into the installer. If I boot -v, it typically freezes after a lot of nonsense about bluetooth and ethernet. After sitting there for about 45 seconds, the system suddenly panics, with what looks to be something to do with HPET. I tried ForceHPET=Yes, but that didn't seem to do anything. I've also tried with various combinations of -v, -x, npci=0x3000, ForceHPET=Yes, and even GraphicsEnabler. It seems that the bootloader doesn't like my systems (one being socket 1366 on X58, the other being socket 1155 on Z77) This is using the method above, which involves replacing the 'boot' file on the root of the installer after installing Chameleon.
  5. I'm going to try opening up the ESD and restoring the Base system to a flash drive. But I noticed that the ESD no longer contains a mach_kernel. Not sure how to work around this.
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    Mufasa (Dual 6-Core Xeon Hackintosh)

    Thanks for the kind words, guys! :wink2:
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    Mac Pro (Early 2013) - Asus Rampage Gene 2

    VERY nice build! Everything from the desk, to the displays, to the tower itself blends VERY well together. You definitely have my vote
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    Mufasa (Dual 6-Core Xeon Hackintosh)

    Thanks for the vote! Yes, the GTX 690 worked right out of the box! Keep in mind that you need GE=No, and it's also worth mentioning that OS X won't take full advantage of this card, as it has dual GPU's, which OS X doesn't support. Thanks for the great information guys, I'll look into this! Thanks for the votes, as well
  9. Hey guys, I'd like to share my Mufasa build with everyone! While this isn't the most powerful SR-2 build out there, I think a lot of people would enjoy seeing the machine, regardless! This machine consists of: • 2 x 6-core Xeon x5650 processors • EVGA SR-2 Motherboard • 48GB G.Skill Ripjaw memory • 1 x GTX 690 GPU • Thermaltake Grand 1200W power supply • Corsair Force GT 120Gb SSD • WD 1TB Red HDD • Ethernet PCI card • FireWire 400/800 PCI card • 2 x Thermaltake Frio CPU coolers • Lian-Li PC-A76X Case (Not the exact case, but closest match since Amazon stopped carrying the case I used) Now, here are some pictures: The parts have arrived! This is always the most exciting part of building a new system! The SR-2 really is a beautiful board. The PCI slots offer tons of expansion, there's a good number of SATA ports, etc. I only wish there was a higher memory limit (48GB is the max), and the rear I/O could have used a few more options, such as FireWire. The color scheme looks really nice, as well. I built this system live via my website, so of course, there were a whole bunch of live fails I ended up needing to change the backplate that came on the SR-2 to allow the Frio coolers to fit. Aside from that, the case simply didn't have all that great of cable management. I decided not to go with liquid cooling, as these air coolers were very highly rated, as well as budget constraints (this was a pricey build as it was). Liquid cooling may make its way to this build in the future, though. I decided to go with a GTX 690 for this build. Although OS X doesn't take full advantage of this dual GPU card, there was going to be some work done on the Windows side of things, which would be able to utilize the GPU more than OS X. With that said, the card would still be able to perform quite well within OS X, plus I got a pretty sweet deal off eBay for a next to brand-new card. After some hard work out of the case, the system seems to be performing great! The machine posts just fine, OS X can be installed, etc. The Frio coolers blend right in with the black and red color scheme of the board, and even offer a nice white accent with the actual fan. I also felt that blue memory would be a nice accent to an otherwise black and red machine. Once I got the blue memory in there, there were times I liked it, and other times I didn't. More on the memory in a bit. Well, remember that memory I was just talking about? After putting the machine in the case and tidying up the wires, I boot the machine on, boot into OS X, and what do you know; only 32GB of memory is being recognized. I booted into Windows, and the same thing was happening. This isn't good. Time to do some diagnostics. After booting it up a few times out of the case, it seemed to boot just fine every single time. This led me to believe that it had something to do with the case. After removing all un-necessary motherboard mounts, the system now boots up just fine! **If you get anything from this post, it's this sentence; always, always remove un-needed motherboard mounts.** After removing the mounts, the system then booted up great within the case! :wink2: I also decided to go with different memory, which is where the aforementioned G.Skill Ripjaw memory comes into place. This is pretty close to the completed built, but some tests were still being run: Once all of the kinks were out of the way, I was left with a pretty awesome looking & performing hackintosh! I always loved the look of the Windows CPU meter gadget when under a full load, but with all of these threads, it's better than seeing a real rainbow! I have some additional videos on my YouTube channel regarding this machine if you want to see some more of Mufasa! I have videos of a tour of the hardware, as well as the benchmarks right below: • • Thanks for reading, and be sure to let me know if you have any questions!
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    G5 to ATX Front I/O Cables

    Hey guys! I received my cable, and everything seems to work except my headphone jack. I don't think this is a fault of either the front I/O circuit board or the cable. I've heard of a few other people having the same problem. I'm using a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard and a DSDT with my installation of 10.7.3. Does anyone know how to get the headphone jack working with this motherboard? Is this something that I could achieve through software? Maybe a different audio kext? My motherboard has an ALC889 audio chipset. Thanks guys!
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    G5 to ATX Front I/O Cables

    Awesome! I can't wait to get it! Thanks for your work!
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    G5 to ATX Front I/O Cables

    Just sent a PM for a cable!
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    Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 6850 help!

    I'm having a pretty common problem with this card. I'm running Lion, but I can't seem to get dual displays AND have OS X recognize this card at the same time. If I try to run apps like Geekbench or DVD player, the apps crash. Right now, I'm not using a DSDT, but I was until I uninstalled it. I want to be able to boot with GraphicsEnabler=Yes so that OS X will recognize this card, as well as be able to use multiple displays Here's the ports on my card: I want to run two monitors, either both DVI or one DVI and one HDMI (I don't have a DP cable). Please help! What do I need to do in order for this card to work with GE=Yes and have dual displays?
  14. I have a different issue with installing the Lion GM. I made a bootable USB drive, and booted from it using Chameleon. I select the partition I made for it, and it gets close to being done, and I get the infamous install failed screen. Since I get this with Snow Leopard, I didn't think twice before clicking the restart button. Once I did that, I got to the chameleon bootloader, and I can't select the Lion partition. There isn't even one there to select. So I boot into SL and have a look in the Lion drive. It looks like it didn't even finish installing. There was only 2 folders, both with weird names. I've gotten DP4 running, so I'm confident that I'm doing the steps right. I just don't know what the issue would be. What do you guys think? Thanks! BTW: Specs: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Motherboard, Core i7-930 CPU, 12GB DDR3 Ram, NVidia 9800 GTX+ Graphics
  15. Ok, so I got Lion installed. However, the OS runs VERY slow. I got my graphics card (9800 GTX+) and sound working, however ethernet and Wi-Fi don't want to work, both of which worked in SL. Also, My bluetooth is really acting up. I have a Targus bluetooth dongle with my Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, and Apple Keyboard. The bluetooth adapter works and sees the devices, however I always get errors when trying to pair them. I also can't seem to set Lion as my primary partition. I have Snow Leopard on one partition (my primary), and Lion on my secondary partition. I would like to have the Lion drive set as my primary since it can boot Lion. However, I can;t figure out how to set my Lion partition as my primary. I have a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R and a Core i7 930. Any help on how to resolve these issues would be greatly appreciated!