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  1. Mushishi

    Good point. Forget that unlike Windows, Apple tends to kill off older hardware support faster than their PC counterparts.
  2. Mushishi

    Anything that Apple had on their Macs should work with little or no hacking. Any of the following cards should work without any issues.
  3. HIS 4890 Fan Noise

    The issue I have is that my video cards don't have proper fan controls. Both cards are running with 100% fan speed and the second card isn't even seen by the system. They both were seen BEFORE I installed the NetKas patch, but not after. I do have dual display working out of both DVI ports. I know that CF does not work in OS X and the OS will just display to four potential monitors. I have two HIS 4890s in CF mode in the following setup: I have Windows 7 x64 Ultimate running off the SSDs and dual boot works just fine. This is what OS X sees for my graphics: Graphics/Displays: ATI Radeon HD 4890: Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 4890 Type: GPU Bus: PCIe Slot: Slot-1 PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 1024 MB Vendor: ATI (0x1002) Device ID: 0x9460 Revision ID: 0x0000 ROM Revision: 113-B7710C-176 EFI Driver Version: 01.00.318 Displays: SAMSUNG: Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Mirror: Off Online: Yes Rotation: Supported Television: Yes BenQ 241W: Resolution: 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Rotation: Supported I have tried to edit the com.apple.Boot.plist to include a BIOS file (both a generic one and one pulled from the video card itself using GPU-Z in Windows. I have tried using the GraphicsEnabler=Yes switch and that seems to kill the fan noise, but it KPs with the following: Debugger called: <panic> Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address 0xffffff80ff0fb9c0 : 0xffffff8000204ae6 0xffffff80ff0fbac0 : 0xffffff80002ccf74 0xffffff80ff0fbc10 : 0xffffff80002dee8a 0xffffff80ff0fbc20 : 0xffffff7f80d4b35e 0xffffff80ff0fbd50 : 0xffffff7f80d4cb5f 0xffffff80ff0fbdf0 : 0xffffff800052410a 0xffffff80ff0fbe40 : 0xffffff8000524815 0xffffff80ff0fbee0 : 0xffffff8000524b83 0xffffff80ff0fbf40 : 0xffffff8000524d6e 0xffffff80ff0fbfa0 : 0xffffff80002c4597 Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies) com.apple.ATIRadeonX2000 (6.0.6)@0xffffff7f80d24000->0xffffff7f80e9afff dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.6)@0xffffff7f80604000 dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.0)@0xffffff7f80d04000 dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.0@0xffffff7f808c6000 This is my com.apple.Boot.plist config file. <?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>rv790.bin</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn=yes</key> <string>y</string> <key>GUI</key> <string>y</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>y</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-v</string> <string>dsdt=dsdt.aml -pci1</string> <string>dsdt=dsdt.aml -pci2</string> <key>Theme</key> <string>Default</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>2</string> </dict> </plist> If there is anything else missing, please let me know and I'll try to answer it. I am at a total lost on how to get this working.
  4. Native PCI QE/CI?

    Almost anything that Newegg offers should work as long as the chipset is on the list of supported devices. Others that have GLSL support should work too with a little hacking of the drivers.
  5. Mushishi

    The x1600 was officially offered as a video card option on 1st and 2nd gen iMacs (with Intel CPUs) and MacBook Pros; hence why they just work. The 3650 was never offered as an optioned card on any Mac, hence why it doesn't work out of the box. Same reason why a 4870 should offer better support than a 4890.
  6. Success with 4890 solution in 10.6.2!

    Have you tried moving the video card to a different PCI-E slot? Does your board work on a vanilla install?
  7. Success with 4890 solution in 10.6.2!

    How does your com.apple.Boot.plist look? Also, what ktext do you have loaded for the card and did you install the QE_CI_Exotic patch 10.6.2 via an update from the 10.6.1 or was it a clean install for 10.6.2? I had no issues when I was working from a clean install of 10.6.2. What brand of 4890 are you using anyway; that might make a difference (it shouldn't though).
  8. ATI 4890 Snow Leopard 10.6.1 10.6.2 Information Thread

    Using a HIS 4890 OC, I got dual monitor output (works on startup) and QI/QE; however, I can't seem to get the second card to detect nor can I get the fans to run slower than 100%. Specs: Intel Core i7 920 Gigabyte EX58-UD4P 12GB DDR3-1600 2x 160GB Hitachi SATA 2x HIS 4890 OC OS X 10.6.2 I did the following to get it to work with dual monitor: 1. Clean Install of 10.6.1 (using this guide). 2. Updated to 10.6.2 (no restart). 3. Changed com.apple.Boot.plist and ktext files with updated 10.6.2 versions. 4. Rebooted and installed NetKas' QE/CI exotic 10.6.2 patcher (no restart). 5. Updated com.apple.Boot.plist with the following strings added: .6. ??? 7. Profit.
  9. Success with 4890 solution in 10.6.2!

    This works wonders for me. The only issue I have now is that both my GPU fans are running at 100% and I can't get OS X to detect the second 4890 I have. Four monitor support would be nice to have as well as running CF in Windows. Any ideas on how to get the fans to STFU? Also, I am unsure if QI/QE is enabled because when I look in the System Profiler under Graphics/Display, it does not state that QI and QE are disabled/enabled.
  10. adaptec 1420SA raid card?

    If Adaptec doesn't have drivers for it, chances are slim to nil that the card will be supported. I have an Adaptec 31205 and that isn't supported either. The drivers are not as simple as porting over the drivers from BSD/Linux.
  11. Edit: Using this guide, I was able to get Snow Leopard Installed on my USB hard drive. I did find out that the Adaptec 31205 controller card is NOT supported in Snow Leopard and that there are currently no drivers available for download. It's not a simple recompile of the BSD drivers as well since Darwin uses a different kernel level drivers than standard BSD. I downloaded the ISO and tried to boot to CD but that's where my issues begin. My specs are as followed: Intel Core i7 920 + Gigabyte EX58-UD4P + 12GB DDR3-1600 + 2x ATi Radeon 4890 1GB (I know CF doesn't work in OS X) + Adaptec 31205 PCI-E x8 RAID + 4x Fujitsu MAY2036RC 36.7GB SAS in RAID5. I have retail images of both Leopard and Snow Leopard. The issue is this: 1. If I select Snow Leopard on the External HD, it reboots the machine. 2. If I select Leopard, it loads but then kernal panics and displays a Gray Screen of Death. The installers are on an 80GB external USB hard drive and each are on a seperate partiton. Does this affect the bootloader in anyway since both install partitions are detected via the Kakewalk CD. I believe that both are gold, retail images (i.e. 10.x.0). Is there a way to apply the combo/Intel updates to get them to the latest versions? (i.e. 10.5.7 & 10.6.2 respectively). I do have access to a Mac running Snow Leopard and a Windows partition as well. Also, as long as the machine boots into the installer, I can worry about the controller card not being supported later as I have access to other hard drives that I can boot from the onboard controller.
  12. XP and OSX Dual Boot Problems

    Did you install grub or any other boot loader and use the chain0 string?