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About neocui

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  1. Asus P5N7A-VM

    You have to reinstall windows using the F6 + floppy method. Or... You don't actually have to put your BIOS in AHCI mode. All that does is changes the PCI ID and type the SATA chip will report to the OS. If you put it into IDE mode, the chip still responds to AHCI commands! (This is how I dual booted XP + Linux back in the very early days) But you need to make sure that the AHCI driver will recognize the chip still. For that you need to edit the Info.plist in AppleAHCIPort. Find the section for MCP79AHCI, change the the PCI ID. For AHCI is 0ab8, for RAID is 0abc, not sure what regular SATA mode is, you can check in windows.
  2. Asus P5N7A-VM

    Hey Frodo, ever since I implemented your new DSDT and audio stuff, sleep stopped working. Did I miss something? Also, do I still need SMBIOSEnabler? Or is that extra now?
  3. Asus P5N7A-VM

    Good work Frodo! I got rid of NVkush and the PMDisabler and it works. Except the audio. Waiting anxiously to hear from you tomorrow!
  4. Asus P5N7A-VM

    run memtest. Also plug in an external PCI-E adapter, go into bios, turn off the integrated adaptor to release the framebuffer so you have access to all 4G. Then run memtest to test all of it.
  5. Asus P5N7A-VM

    I've played with 3 different asus boards in the past couple of years. From my experience, it's not ASUS, it's just that intel chipsets (I guess the MCP79 is similar) really can't take CAS4 ram. From my experience, you have to go into bios, crank up the voltage manually to 2.1V+, then it might be stable. If you don't, then SPP (it let's the RAM sticks to self identify to the bios) will report 1.8V, and the bios will use this voltage, then giving you problems. Most CAS4 also use EPP, something nvidia came up with. It's also branded as "SLI-ready memory." So they are detected correctly and work best on nForce SLI chipsets.
  6. signal64, any luck getting AppleHDA fully working on the P5N7A yet?
  7. Asus P5N7A-VM

    I'm running 1920x1200 over DVI, and Cyberlink Adviser in Vista tells me that it is HDCP compliant. So I have no idea what ASUS is smoking by saying 1600x1200. Now the question is, whether the DVI port is actually dual link. Because according to the nvidia chipset specs, it should be dual link. The DisplayPort is "video only" (analog only would defeat the purpose of having one). This is the limitation of the chipset, so it applies to Macbook(Pro)s as well. That's why on the new 24" LED Cinema display there is a builtin USB sound card to handle the speakers and microphone. One would think sound should be carried over DP instead... This is also why I'm thinking about giving up trying to patch AppleHDA.kext, and just buy a Cinema Display instead, and just use the USB sound device . But then again, I can't seem to find anything to convert Apple's mini DP to regular DP, so maybe not.
  8. Asus P5N7A-VM

    The onboard DVI isn't dual link? That blows. Because the on board DisplayPort isn't convertible to DVI as far as I know.
  9. Asus P5N7A-VM

    Hmm, has anyone tested the DisplayPort on the ASUS? If that works maybe then I don't have to worry about getting a full audio solution going.. I can just get an LED Cinema Display which does audio over USB
  10. Signal64, I was wrong and you are right. It has nothing to do with DSDT modifications. It's indeed the BIOS option. Legacy USB support needs to be OFF. Surprisingly, USB keyboard still works in BIOS screen.
  11. Asus P5N7A-VM

    Nope. no errors. Works perfectly. Also, it seems that device rename in dsdt.dsl isn't completely for cosmetic purposes, it's necessary for USB. On ASUS P5N7A-VM: USB0 -> OHC1 USB1 -> EHC1 US15 -> OHC2 US12 -> EHC2 I had to the above to get all USB ports working. Otherwise, the system only recognizes the USB keyboard and mouse, and only in their original ports. What about other devices? What's LPC? Also, I don't have AZAD section to rename to HDEF.. Can you post your AZAD section, and let me see which section it corresponds in my dsdt.dsl
  12. 2ch sound works for me with AppleAzaliaAudio.kext. If you want something quick for audio, you can try this. In Info.plist, change Realtek codec from 0x..880 to 0x..888 (or whatever your codec is) In Plugins/AzaliaAudioController.kext/Info.plist, change ICH6's PCI ID to 0x0ac010de (look it up on your board), change the name too to "MCP7A HD Audio" if you want. Then manually do kextload AppleAzaliaAudio.kext
  13. Asus P5N7A-VM

    I managed to changed the PCI IDs in AppleAzaliaAudio.kext and AppleAzaliaController.kext, it loads fine if I manually do kextload, but it's not automatically loaded. I only get analog 2 channel. Good enough for now. I'm sure someone here has a fully functional patched AppleHDA.kext for the ALC888 on the ASUS P5N7A-VM. If so, share with us, please?
  14. Ok I got it booting. Turned out that the DSDT_Patcher only remove CPU Alias lines for CPU 1,3, and left 2,4 there... Manually edited, compiled and now it boots. But I have no sound. And video doesn't support QE. What should I do from this point?
  15. Can someone post their DSDT.aml for P5N7A-VM? I have a Q6600. I tried patching mine, but it sill gets stuck at "MAC Framework using xxxxx buffers" and I can't seem to be able to get past this point.