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Josh D

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  1. A Simple Guide to the 4830/4850/4870/4870x2/4890

    I boot up and run fine with the new Natit.kext, but don't wake from sleep. It may be an issue with my rig, as I just got it booting OS X for the first time last week. My mobo is the Asus P5KPL-CM and graphics card is Sapphire 4870 1GB with the black non-reference cooler. Thanks for for all the effort you guys put into making these cards work.
  2. I saw 37FPS on my Sapphire 1GB 4870.
  3. GeForce 200 series support

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&...t&p=1000295 Here is what I did, this thread got off on a tangent a bit, but the method in the above link works for me and my GTX260@1680x1050 (no QE/CI).
  4. What about the new ATI HD4850 ?

    I'm sorry for starting an argument... I just posted some information that I thought could help people. I never claimed it would work on a ATI 4xxx, I was simply responding to an untrue statement that was made very boldy. I'm eagerly awaiting support myself for my 4670 in my second PC (haven't tried anything with that card yet). Regardless of whether my post helps get a 4850 working in OS X, I believe it is still useful information, perhaps I should've posted in a seperate thread. Cheers, Josh (PS, the NVIDIA GTX2XX series has no drivers similar to the ATI 4XXX series, I have installed no drivers are modifications besides what I posted previously in this thread. I also have 4670 card that I am awaiting proper drivers for.)
  5. What about the new ATI HD4850 ?

    I believe I see a message when booting stating I'm running VESA 3.0 with my GTX260.
  6. What about the new ATI HD4850 ?

    I'll post a screenshot when I get home. Here are a couple screens proving my resolution, I don't get why this is such an argument. If I was going to lie about something it wouldn't be this, I have nothing to gain, I didn't figure out the method, I simply found an old forum post and modified some configuration file in my system a couple months ago to force this resolution. I don't do anything during booting, I just added a line or to of info to file. I can't remember the method but I'll try and dig it up. Here's how I did it: 1. Go to the file: Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist 2. Make a backup of that file and place a copy on your desktop 3. Mine started life like this: 4. Edited it to look like this: 5. Place this edited version back in the original folder and reboot, it worked for me and has kept working ever since BTW, it took me about 30 seconds on Google to find this method dating back to 2006 using terms like "forcing resolution os x 1680" I don't know if this will work with ATI card or not and there seems to be some variance on whether to use the @ symbol or a "x" before you specify the color depth, apparently it depends on the VESA driver used or something.
  7. What about the new ATI HD4850 ?

    This statement is simply wrong, I know because I have been doing it. I have been running my NVIDIA GTX260 for several months now at 1680x1050 60hz. I modified some file in the system directory to include this resolution.
  8. Nvidia 200 series

    I'm using Kalyway 10.5.4 with the modbin kernal. No graphics drivers, just VESA 3.0 mode. I believe I did a safe boot with something like the following: "Graphics Mode"="1650x1280x32@60" I'll have to tonight at home to know for sure. I modified some plist file to make it permanent. I'll have to dig that up too I forget the details. I searched these forums a bunch for VESA 3 resolution type stuff.
  9. Nvidia 200 series

    you can boot in vesa mode. I use the gtx260 (can't run aperture though :-( )
  10. What about the new ATI HD4850 ?

    I am running my nvidia GTX260 in VESA mode at 1680x1050 at my LCD's native resolution no problem. I had to go into a file and manually specify it though. There are different ways of forcing it depending on which VESA type is supported (2 or 3). It sucks that I can't run Aperture with my GTX260, it forces me to do my photo stuff on my MacBook with it's intel graphics.
  11. Drivers for NVIDIA GTX 260/280

    What's the ETA on snow leopard? (or can I try and find a preview copy?)
  12. Drivers for NVIDIA GTX 260/280

    I have a Gigabyte p35 based vanilla Hackintosh with the nvidia GTX260 (palit). I'd love to get some drivers, currently running in vesa 3.0 @ 1680x1050 in millions without any QE or CI. I miss my ati hd2600xt because I can only run Aperture on my Macbook until some drivers come out. I'll be kicking myself for not getting the 4870 if ATI drivers come out first.
  13. What's the best method for swapping kernals? My Kalyway 10.5.2 has a bunch of options when installing, but how do I switch after the install? Which Kernal do you recommend for a overclocked P35-DS3R board, running 10.5.2?
  14. I have the Sapphire 2600 xt ddr3. I've followed the above steps (skipped step 4. because I have the 2600 "xt" not the "pro". VGA works fine, but DVI does not work. I also get a blue screen for about 2 minutes on startup. Eventually I get a bit a graphics tearing and I see my desktop. In my system profiler my card shows up fine and appears to have full support including resolution switching, QE and CI, just no DVI. Thanks to everyone who puts effort into this site.