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About rsilves

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  1. Hi. I work at a video post-production facility, as a colorist and digital image tech. I own a hackintosh with a P5W DH Deluxe and a Q6600 processor, which still runs quite well but is getting old. When I initially bought this computer I was in a rush because my eMac had died and I needed to go on with a project. I was very lucky to have chosen that mobo, as I still find support for it in the forums and it works well. I want to build a new hackintosh with the best components to replace this one, but this time I am taking the time to investigate which components should I get, hoping I get ones that last with support as much as my P5W. Basically we use 2008 Mac Pros (Xeon) and one 2009 i7 Hackintosh which is in a really bad state (clearly the guy who built it didn't take the necessary time). I want to get something better than those. I'm thinking on a Sandy Bridge processor, which mobos are running OK with that? Anything special I should take into account? Are i7 Sandy Bridge better than Nehalem ones? I need at least 4 PCI-E slots, 2 for graphics card, one for video card and one for a RED Rocket card. I have a GTX480 and plan on getting another one so I get a dual-480 setup. Does anyone know if a 580+480 setup would work? Or should I stay with dual 480? Thanks in advance! Rodrigo!
  2. I did use the kext and the script and it doesn't work, I don't have audio in my system prefs audio panel. When I installed the Unibot I unchecked the ALC882 options, should I try with that? Thanks, Rodrigo.
  3. 10.6.8 + GTX480 + GT220

    Hi. I'm trying to get my system to work right with 10.6.8 P5W DH Deluxe + Q6600 + 8GB RAM EVGA GTX480 1.5GB EVGA GT220 1GB I am able to run both cards on 10.6.5 with an EFI string I created following these instructions and some from here. CUDA and OpenCL work. 10.6.8 boots with both cards separately with no problem. When I plug both (I needed to add AppleACPIPlatform.kext + IOPCIFamily.kext from 10.6.7, both downloaded from here to avoid the PCI config begin bug) and use the string, something weird happens: System recognizes both but only the one in the lower PCIe slot outputs image. And when I run Davinci Resolve 8 (the software I need to run with 2 CUDA GPUs and 10.6.8) system starts to freeze (mouse lag, etc) until I get a KP related to IOPCIFamily, NVDAResman and some other video-related kexts. (Will post it soon) Now I noticed the IOPCIFamily.kext I downloaded from that site is version 2.6 and there's another one I tried earlier that is 2.6.5. Will try that and tell you. [EDIT] 2.6.5 causes PCI configuration begin. This is the first time I create an EFI string and I think the problems might be related to that (although it works OK with 10.6.5....). This is my in.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>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x3,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key> <dict> <key>@0,AAPL,boot-display</key> <string></string> <key>@0,can-hot-plug</key> <string></string> <key>@0,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,NVMac</string> <key>@0,device_type</key> <string>display</string> <key>@0,name</key> <string>NVDA,Display-A</string> <key>@1,can-hot-plug</key> <string></string> <key>@1,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,NVMac</string> <key>@1,device_type</key> <string>display</string> <key>@1,name</key> <string>NVDA,Display-B</string> <key>AAPL,aux-power-connected</key> <string>0x00000001</string> <key>AAPL,backlight-control</key> <string>0x00000000</string> <key>AAPL,gart-width</key> <integer>64</integer> <key>AAPL00,blackscreen-preferences</key> <string>0x00000000</string> <key>AAPL01,blackscreen-preferences</key> <string>0x00000000</string> <key>IONVRAMProperty</key> <true/> <key>NVCAP</key> <data> BAAAAAAAAwAcAAAAAAAACgAAAAA= </data> <key>NVDA,Features</key> <string>0x108006ff</string> <key>NVPM</key> <data> AQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA== </data> <key>VRAM,totalsize</key> <string>0x40000000</string> <key>device_type</key> <string>NVDA,GeForce</string> <key>model</key> <string>1. NVIDIA GeForce GT 220</string> <key>rm_board_number</key> <data> AAAAAA== </data> <key>rm_multiboard_capable</key> <data> AQAAAA== </data> <key>rom-revision</key> <string></string> <key>subsystem-id</key> <string>0x00001080</string> </dict> <key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key> <dict> <key>@0,can-hot-plug</key> <string></string> <key>@0,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,NVMac</string> <key>@0,device_type</key> <string>display</string> <key>@0,name</key> <string>NVDA,Display-A</string> <key>@1,can-hot-plug</key> <string></string> <key>@1,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,NVMac</string> <key>@1,device_type</key> <string>display</string> <key>@1,name</key> <string>NVDA,Display-B</string> <key>AAPL,aux-power-connected</key> <string>0x00000001</string> <key>AAPL,gart-width</key> <integer>64</integer> <key>AAPL,backlight-control</key> <string>0x00000000</string> <key>AAPL00,blackscreen-preferences</key> <string>0x00000000</string> <key>AAPL01,blackscreen-preferences</key> <string>0x00000000</string> <key>NVCAP</key> <data>BAAAAAAAAwAcAAAAAAAACgAAAAA=</data> <key>NVPM</key> <data>AQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA==</data> <key>NVDA,Features</key> <string>0x108006ff</string> <key>IONVRAMProperty</key> <false/> <key>VRAM,totalsize</key> <string>0x60000000</string> <key>device_type</key> <string>NVDA,GeForce</string> <key>model</key> <string>2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480</string> <key>rm_board_number</key> <data>AQAAAA==</data> <key>rm_multiboard_capable</key> <data>AQAAAA==</data> <key>rom-revision</key> <string>0x34333433</string> <key>subsystem-id</key> <string>0x00001080</string> </dict> </dict> </plist> Meanwhile, any other recommendations or notices will be appreciated. Thanks, Rodrigo. Just in case, I don't care a lot about the performance (8x PCIe, GT220 "is {censored}", etc. I need it to work).
  4. Guys, I updated to 10.6.8 fine, no audio yet but I'm using my DeckLink's audio out. I was OK with a EVGA GTX480 1.5GB but now I need dual GPU for a software I'm running. I'm looking for advice on how to run dual GPU. What's the best way? I got an EVGA GT220 1GB and it works nice on 10.6.8 too, but I need to make both work. Thanks, Rodrigo.
  5. Hi. I just installed 10.6.8 (from 10.6.5 and a previous BootCD from 314TeR) so I also lost the audio. How did you install the [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] AppleHDA? I just did it and audio didn't come back, did you select anything else apart from AppleHDA Rollback? I also tried with the back mic option from UniBoot 4 DP1 and it didn't work. Any other recommendation? Thanks! Rodrigo.
  6. fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    Any news about the amount of working CUDA Cores? I have the GTX 480 and get only 240 CUDA Cores with Flam4CUDA. Thanks, Rodrigo.
  7. fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    (480 here) Rotation menu doesn't even appear in the Displays preferences. I have 2 monitors, so can't test a third one. 2 DVI ports running OK. Rodrigo.
  8. fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    Had a working 10.6.4 + 480 (with the known issues), Swapped to 4870, installed 10.6.5 (everything ok). Tried to install the official drivers, but when I reach the "Destination select" step, it shows a warning sign and says "You cannot install NVIDIA Drivers in this location. The NVIDIA Drivers installer does not allow this software to be installed here.". So I opened the package with Pacifist and installed it manually. Swapped to 480. 1024x768 only, no QE/CI,... Any idea? Thanks, Rodrigo Silvestri. EDIT: (Any previous file that I should delete or any step that I should "undo"? Like use the standard Chameleon bootloader instead of the one posted in this thread?) ///////////////// SOLVED. Needed to copy the kexts manually. The Install button from Pacifist didn't actually install anything.
  9. fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    Any way of enabling CUDA cores / OpenCL?
  10. EVGA GTX 480 here. CUDA not working yet. I installed mine using this method: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=214219 XBench results are similar/slower to my 4870 (scoring 230 and 170), GLView results are much better (~960fps). Any comments? I think we'll have to wait for the official Fermi drivers to be released. Rodrigo.
  11. Hi. I have a P5W DH Deluxe running with 10.6.0, with Chameleon EFI. I bought an Apple Magic Mouse, so I need at least 10.6.2 to make it work OK. Considering that I will get involved in these Hackintosh forums again (I always forget more than 50% of what I learn after every update), I'd prefer to install the latest update (10.6.4). (I'll probably make a clean install and then update) Do you know if this is possible? Or should I just try with 10.6.3 or 2? Which are the basic kexts needed for my motherboard? I have an ATI HD4870 GPU, and need FireWire, eSATa and USB ports working. Thank you, Rodrigo
  12. Hi. I am having a weird problem here. Last year I set up two Hackintosh computer for friends, and as I liked the ease to install OSX on those components, I used the same setup for 2 more computers, but in the newest ones I installed Snow Leopard. Let's name them Computer 1 and 2 with 10.5 (.8 I think) and 3 and 4 with 10.6.3. A month before, 4's owner called me saying that the Internet guy (yes, the man who went to her house to install the DSL connection) formatted the PC and installed Windows :S As I kept a backup partition on 3 and 4, I simply took the drive from 3 and copied it to 4 (I used SuperDuper, and I remember that then I had to reinstall the bootloader) and it worked fine. Setup: P5QC with patched BIOS. Q6600 or similar (not exactly sure). 4GB of RAM. WD3200AAJS hard drives. Problem: Now I wanted to update computer 1 to SL, so I took 3's drive and tried to do the same, but didn't have success. I copied the BIOS settings, and did the same procedure with SuperDuper and then reinstalling the bootloader, then copying the boot file. First it hang on the "vmnet:" part, then I managed to uninstall VMware and I noticed that was not the problem, because then it hang on ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugIn (which was right before vmnet), so I kept doing the next drive copies without removing VMware. It simply doesn't want to go further from that step. - Drive 3 boots on computer 1. - Drive 3's bootloader can boot drive 1 (I choose to boot from drive 3, then in the bootloader choose the partition from drive 1, it works). So I suppose the problem something between the bootloader and drive 1. But, as I said before, they are identical drives. One manufactured in May and the other in August. I tried erasing the drive and then making the partitions, and even making a copy without partitions, no success. (I partition it to then backup using SuperDuper). Any ideas? I mean, this thing of copying worked a month ago! Which could be the problem? Thanks, Rodrigo Silvestri
  13. Snow Leopard on Asus P5Q

    I have the same eSATA controller in my P5Q-E. Does anyone know of a driver that makes it work? Thanks, Rodrigo.
  14. Yes I did. Every BIOS setting is set as said in the PDF (Appendix A). Any idea? Thanks, Rodrigo.
  15. Hi. I am having some trouble to install SL on a P5Q-E I used: Guide: [ASUS P5Q-E Guide by IanT - 11152009-2.pdf] Boot CD: [132Mars-011010-WOS.iso] Bootloader and Support folder: [132MARS-20091008.iso] BIOS: [2102-BIOS-Asus_P5Q_for_MAC_OS_X___all_OS__incl._by_Juzzi..ROM] Then I upgraded to 10.6.2 and then to 10.6.4. Everything seemed to work OK, so I installed all the software I needed. Then I started getting the IOAPIC error, which I thought I had got rid of. [IOAPIC: Version 0x20 Vectors 64:87] I read somewhere that I could fix it using cpus=1 or 2, it worked once but doesn't anymore. It's a weird problem, you solve it and then it appears again, and sometimes you solve it with one indication and sometimes with another. The one that seems to work is booting the retail DVD, (after it boots, then you just restart and everything is working fine). I would really appreciate any help, as I borrowed DVDs to install all the software and I already gave them back, so a complete reinstall would need a lot of work. I searched the forums but cannot find an specific answer which works. I think I didn't have this problem when I was in 10.6.2. Any way to go back to it? Thank you, Rodrigo P5Q-E, 4GB DDR2, 8600GT 1GB, 2x 500GB HDD.