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  1. emotional friend

    Is AMD Snow Leopard impossible?

    Thanks for the advice. I think I'll stick with intel everything for this build. Emotional Friend
  2. emotional friend

    Is AMD Snow Leopard impossible?

    If I run into difficulties getting the onboard audio and lan working, are there USB audio and PCI lan drop-ins that will work? Oh, and I was thinking of going with an nVidia card to take advantage of GPU computing. Is that a mistake with an AMD CPU / mobo combo under OSX86? Thanks for any and all advice. Emotional Friend
  3. I have the opportunity to build a new system from scratch, and want to take advantage of the price / performance opportunity of the Phenom II x6 AMD processor. Everything in the Hackintosh forums leans towards Intel for simplicity. I've previously built a q9600 quad-core intel Hackintosh that I've used for the past few years. I'm about to start up at a new job and they're letting me build my own system from scratch. Was thinking of going in the direction of a: Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 (details) Is AMD just going to be a complete nightmare? Any advice will be appreciated. emotional friend
  4. emotional friend

    My resolution is messed up! and can I update my osx?

    I'm not going to do the legwork to figure out what video chipset that Vaio has. You'll need to figure that out and then search the forum to figure out what kext editing is required to get proper video on your laptop. When you go to system profiler, do you see that it says Quartz Extreme Supported: Yes? Or does it say No? Emotional Friend
  5. Aurthur, You've posted this issue in the genius bar and here. It's kinda bad form to cross-post like that. I'll give you a couple things you need to examine. When the system is booting and you get to the prompt where you can provide boot options, type '-v' to get verbose boot details. Then, when the text stops scrolling, look at the last error message you see there and paste that into this posting. Also, you've got two hard drives attached. For the purpose of getting this thing running, I'd recommend that you simplify and remove your windows drive from the computer. Just have the blank drive you want to initialize and install Mac OS X onto. emotional friend
  6. emotional friend

    Kalyway 10.5.2 Boot problem

    I don't know anything about the Acronis Disk Director and Hackintosh. If possible, I'd simplify by not using that. Although these folks are talking about a different Mac OS X release, you might want to sift through this thread (found with a google search of your error message): http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=10609 emotional friend
  7. emotional friend

    installing iLife09 from original DVD

    This isn't an issue installing Leopard, so it might not be the best forum to post this issue in. You might get better recommendations in the post-installation forum. iLife 09 requires 10.5.6 and a particular processor range (something more than G3). The installer checks for both. In system profiler, does your OS show to be 10.5.6? What does your processor info show? emotional friend
  8. emotional friend

    What to do before installing?

    I don't have experience with Boot123 or iPC, but I can tell you it is helpful to create a separate partition for the OS to be installed on. Then you can use Time Machine to do backups of your OS. If you mess things up after you get it running, you can boot off your install disk and use Time Machine to rewind the system to a point before your mis-step. The trick is, your System Software must be installed on its own partition for Time Machine to back it up. Emotional Friend
  9. emotional friend

    system restore on os x?

    One smart thing you can do before you even install Mac OS X is to create a seperate partition for the OS. Then you can set up time machine to make snapshot backups of your system software. If you ever mess anything up, you can boot off your install disk and rewind the OS using Time Machine to a version just prior to your mis-step. Emotional Friend
  10. emotional friend

    Internet Conection trouble?

    You're doing a good job trying to use ethernet right away instead of wifi. I recommend you research your issue in the LAN driver forum: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showforum=152 If you search by your Dell model name / number and "ethernet" you'll likely find posts that match your issue. Perhaps recommendations on kexts you need to install. Since you didn't provide your laptop model info, I can't really recommend anything. Emotional Friend
  11. emotional friend

    vga works but hdmi gives black screen on laptop and tv

    It's a known issue with the 8600 chipset, I believe. I've encountered it with my desktop system, and it looks like you've got it with your laptop version of that video card. Check this thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...amp;hl=8600+VGA Pay attention to the part where the guy says he tried a newer LCD display and that worked. It could be the size / resolution of your external monitor. In any event, I recommend you research this issue within the graphic hardware forum. Just doing a search for '8600m VGA' brings up a LOT of relevant posts to your issue. Good luck, Emotional Friend
  12. emotional friend

    Is it safe to sell a hackintosh on eBay?

    If you provide a store-bought copy of a Mac OS X disc along with the computer, it would give you a better legal footing, I'd think. But I'm not a lawyer. Emotional Friend
  13. emotional friend

    Abit IP35 Pro Sound Success 10.5.3

    Upgraded to 10.5.7 on accident via the apple combo update. Had to jump through some hoops to get system restarted. Found the sound wasn't recognized under 10.5.7 on my Abit IP35 PRO, so I went through the steps I described above to get the sound working again. No big whoop. HDA Patcher and same text works under 10.5.7 Emotional Friend
  14. emotional friend

    accidentally software updated... now panics on boot

    Thanks for the advice, guys! I booted from iDeneb install disk, got into terminal, and deleted the "AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext"... I couldn't find the IntelEnhancedSpeedStep.kext file. Just for good measure, I also moved the script file in the directory titled "install at startup". Reviewing the contents of the script titled '1', most stuff looked like it was USB related. So thanks to your suggestion, I've got my machine starting again. And the system profiler says it's at 5.7.7. But now the Processor is listed as 4 GHZ Unknown. I think it used to say something else before. Additionally, if I click on "hardware" in system profiler, I see this message: "There was an error while gathering this information." But when I click on stuff like Graphics, Volumes, USB, Firewire, etc. it displays correct info for that stuff. Don't know what else is hosed up here thanks to my accidental upgrade. Was interested in using Time Machine to back my System folder to its state before the accidental upgrade, but it's on the same volume as all my other stuff. Is there a way to restore the System folder without it losing everything else on that volume? Appreciatively, Emotional Friend
  15. emotional friend

    accidentally software updated... now panics on boot

    Thanks so much for the suggetsions. I'll try them when I get home this afternoon. Appreciatively, Emotional Friend