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  1. My MSI Cubi i5 shows 6mb. Im wondering what can we do also. Other than that it installs el cap without a fuss.
  2. Update Some guy on tonymacx86 helped me with my video studdering issue. Now my HP x86 install is almost perfect. For some reason I cant get the trackpad to work even though it did with voodootrackpad for one of my tests. But my latest install where I went from 10.6.3 to 10.6.6 using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and then rolled back the usb and did the usb3 and then the fix the guy told me about, Im sitting on a perfect laptop. Its fast and powerful, just the way macs should be.
  3. AnVAL (ACPI Loader)

    I have the Nvidia Quadro FX 2800M in my HP Elitebook. The Elitebook is not a great hackintosh laptop but just for fun I put a junk 60 gig drive in there and installed. I get the video card to recognize and I get native resolution and great colors and all but its super slow performance. I did it before this post, so I am not using anval. I just thought that the video card wasnt good for fast graphics, but more like rendering work. The slow graphics only come into play when opening anything such as quicktime, itunes or frontrow apps. Can anybody suggest something that would help?
  4. I have a similiar issue, but for me the normal USB-ports work but not the USB 3.0. I cant get the USB 3.0 to work at all. If you have the same laptop, how does your video perform? Ive noticed that the video card is super studdery when using programs like front row or quicktime.
  5. AnVAL (ACPI Loader)

    I have the Nvidia Quadro FX 2800M chip on my HP Elitebook Laptop. On one installation on a 60 gig harddrive, the video card shows up with the correct name in the system info, and the display is ok with the correct naitive resolution.. but video performance is lousy.. Front row seems to studder and when I exit out, my mouse freezes and goes and freezes for aboutr 15 seconds. When I open quicktime the same thing happens with any video. This is after using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 2.6 both installed with retail OSX 10.6.3 just this month. So I see this post but I dont understand what is available to help me in the post.
  6. Here are the specs of my latest laptop. Its a work laptop. I didnt let that stop me. Intel® Core™ i7-620M Processor (2.66 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache) NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M graphics with 1 GB dedicated GDDR3 video memory 17.0" diagonal LED-backlit WXGA+ anti-glare SATA II (7200 rpm) 250 GB The install was pretty easy actually. I did read a few post on here about a very similar laptop, the 8540W. But there was only one guide that I went by plus a few pointers from the other post. I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] + [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and my retail 10.6.3 DVD. The only gotchas were that I didnt have trackpad while installing, so I had to learn from one of the posts about how to navigate with just the keyboard. Interestingly enough, once I navigated to screen sharing section, I just clicked the ticker and used vnc from another laptop and installed that way. So I got everything working, Bluetooth and video worked out the box. used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to get wired lan working and some other things I cant remember. Not working, Wireless, but thats easy as I have an older hac with a compatible mini card Ill swap in. When done Ill have a dual booting win7 + 10.6.5 install.
  7. I lost my USB drives again. Interesting. The backup I used before still works when I but to it over USB. But restoring the same image to my internal harddrive still has the none working USB issue. Weird. Everything was working when I saved the image.
  8. I just got one of these laptops with core i7 processor, 4 gigs of ram. Ive successfully done a dell 14z with 10.6.4, and a dell 1520 with 10.5.6. Im going to try this new laptop first on an external esata probably. Its a nice workstation style laptop,.
  9. The Dell Studio 14z makes a great Hackintosh. Graphics supported out the box. Get the 1600x900 monitor and search for 14z on this forum for the thread of owners. I have it and I put a apple sticker over the dell logo because even in dual boot mode, I used apple OS 90 percent of the time on it.
  10. Im on Chameleon RC3 I had to do a restore of my system from a few months back. I keep a external 500 gig drive with multiple partitions and I do backups using the restore in the disk utility. It worked fine this time and I got my stuff working again, and kept all my new docs and programs too. I reinstalled all the updates except for face time and my verizon wireless app so far no problem.
  11. Im with gygabyte666 I asked a question because I thought my post were being deleted. And I got a bunch of cool replies that were normal moderator type answers and then one guy with the over the top added comment of "we dont owe anybody answers". True or not, I didnt need to hear that for my accidental question that I was wondering about.
  12. ok ok, foot inserted in mouth. I guess they were just falling off the screen. Or I didnt know what the light grey folder icon meant. I thought that meant deleted. OK my bad. good job. Thanks for the non flame when a flame was justified.
  13. I cant believe that the moderators would just delete posts by users and not send a followup message about why it was deleted. I posted 2 messages the last few days. One today about an issue I am having with USB drives, and another about the new facetime app for mac. Both were deleted. No reason given. Nobody contacted me., nothing. Im not a new user. I been on here a while, and its not like Im flaming on here or anything. Just posting stuff about my systems and asking questions. I mean this is a site about building hackintoshs. Thats the only thing I been posting about. And when I go to look for a moderator to ask, how do I find one to ask? its listed nowhere.
  14. Help! My USB Thumb drives and USB Hard drives stopped working. The last update I did to my system was adding an internal bluetooth device. That was detected automatically by my system. Then I added the bluetooth magic trackpad and keyboard. The trackpad needed a trackpad update. That was about 2 weeks ago. I only started noticing the non harddrive issue this last week. I havent tried in a while so I dont know when it happened. I have an e-sata harddrive that works only when connected with e-sata cable. It works both ways on my other systems, so I can connect with only usb but on this system it doesnt work that way now either. Just e-sata. I also lost the ability to connect to WPA2 Enterprise wireless connections. Everything else is solid. 32 bit
  15. Thats a tough one. Is it the bios setting? you can change it so the keys do normal function keys at first and then do upper functions with the function key pressed. Default is the upper functions. Mines always worked for screen brightness, sound, etc. Check your bios settings if you havent tried that.