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About MarcusAurelius

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  1. Since it's socket 478, the fastest option is probably an overclocked dothan Pentium-M CPU on an Asus CT-479 adapter. The problem is that dothans don't have SSE3. I don't know what the performancew penalty of SSE3 emulation is in OS X.
  2. My OSx86 machine lag after I install Natit!

    try setting fboffset to 0 in natit's info.plist
  3. Installed OSX on my Vaio UX180P but...

    Do you have AppleIntelFramebuffer.kext (I think that's the name) loaded? If you don't have it, it's in one of the JaS GMA support packages, use pacifist to install that one kext. You need it for resolution switching. If you can switch resolutions in System Preferences, but it won't detect the correct one you can try SwitchResX to specify a custom one.
  4. According to Device Manager its hardware id is 168c, 1c. Meaning it should work out of the box in OS X. I'd like to know what results mac pro users have gotten with it. At $25 it's the cheapest PCI-E wifi card available. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16833347001
  5. WLAN PCI Card support

    Sorry, I didn't realise this, but your DWL-G520+ has a TI ACX100 chipset. My DWL-G520 is Atheros. You're out of luck. Luckily Wireless cards are one of the less expensive parts of a computer.
  6. WLAN PCI Card support

    You have to edit /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AirPortAtheros5424.kext/Contents/Info.plist. Change pci168c,1c to pci168c,13 in the IONameMatch field. Then in terminal type. sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions
  7. Just got my Core 2 Duo E4300

    The volume control doesn't work with the onboard audio, it also doesn't allow a sampling rate other than 48KHz. With the PCI card, I have a volume control, as well as an option for 44.1KHz. I still can't run at 2.7GHz on that board, even with a modest voltage increase to 1.4v. Luckily, the CPU came with a motherboard (Fry's bundle deal), an ECS P4M800PRO-M. I don't know how well VIA chipsets work with OSX86, but this board has RLC882 audio, so maybe I'll give it a try. Update: I'm running MPrime on the 775i65G and it's stable at 2.7GHz. VIA chipsets I hear are a pain in the ass with OSX86.
  8. Just got my Core 2 Duo E4300

    I'm running it at 2.7GHz with the new heatsink. It seems stable, but I'm running MPrime on it to be sure. If it crashes, I'll pinmod the cpu for a higher voltage. I'd think that the CPU itself is capable of well over 3GHz I don't have windows installed natively. The only benchmark I did in windows was sandra, which gave me a result slightly higher than their reference 2.13GHz core 2 solo, suggesting minimal overhead from virtualization.
  9. Last sunday, I picked up an OEM Allendale E4300 from Fry's. I overclocked it to 2.7GHz, since 300MHz is the maximum FSB my AsRock 775i65g will allow. It was a little bit unstable at that speed, causing kernel panics in parallels and xbench in rosetta, but had no problem with memtest86+, so I bought a copper Cooler Master heatsink to replace the one I was using (stock Intel cooler from a celeron), and it's now it's taking everything I can throw at it. I also bought the cheapest NVIDIA agp card Fry's had, because the DVI didn't work on my X1600. Just so you know, the lack of VT is not a problem for paralells, it still runs incredibly fast. Windows in parallels on this OC'ed E4300 box feels significantly faster than native on my celeron. The 775i65g is a great motherboard for the price. I paid $45 for it. It's the only Core 2 compatible motherboard on the American market with an intel chipset, overclocking features (albeit limited), DDR and AGP support. Anandtech's benchmarks have shown performance is competitive with p965 and 975x chipsets. The only problems are that there is no VCore adjustment, and FSB speed is limited to 300MHz. Trying to overclock an E6xxx CPU on this board would not get you very far. I bought the board in august, expecting to put an Allendale in it in January.
  10. Intel Wireless driver

    from terminal: sudo -s chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions touch /System/Library/Extensions
  11. I hope they have a kentsfield based mac pro for those who don't want/need 8 cores.
  12. I can't find the LAD975XBX2LKR version anywhere.
  13. http://www.semthex.com
  14. New York Times Sucks

    That's David Pogue. He's really more of a music/theater guy than a computer guy. He's a die hard Mac fan too. His books on Mac applications and OS X are pretty good, but it's a shame anyone lets this guy write books about Windows. He's a good writer--The Times cares more about that than they do about technical knowledge. It really shows--All articles I've read in the circuits section give me the impression that these guys have no idea as to what they're talking about. I remember an article about the first PC's with 1GHz Processors. They mentioned one of them had a video card with 32MB of DDR memory and that 32MB of DDR is equivalent to 64MB of regular memory. Though in all fairness to Pogue, he wasn't the author of that article.
  15. any mac decrypters

    What about HandBrake?