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  1. One of the great things about this board is that no operating system is required to update the BIOS. I simply dropped the latest BIOS found in post #1 onto a USB stick and upgraded using Q-BIOS I think. (I'm at work so I'm going on memory here.) I saw about the same score you did originally, but once I booted into 64bit mode my score jumped. My system: GA-EX58-UD5 i7 920 12Gb 1666 memory GTS 250 with 512M Everything is stock. No overclocking (yet).
  2. I can confirm as I had this exact problem with both the preboot cd AND a script-built USB thumb drive. In both cases the machine froze with error code s0 on the MB. I think this was a keyboard initialization error code. I got around the problem by running the script on my hackintosh laptop against an old laptop drive I had put into a usb enclosure. Once I had snowleopard fully installed I popped the drive from it's enclosure and attached it to the rear SATA cable. Then I simply booted into that drive and reran the scripts against the internal drive. Success! Geekbench is showing a score of just under 10,000 so I'm pleased. Now if I could just get windows to cooperate and dual boot successfully... Thanks DD for all you've done. I know that script must have taken an awful long time to write. Have a beer on me!
  3. Missing Sync - cant install, wont run

    I finally got Missing Sync to install and run successfully today. :-) Previously I was receiving the "can't run on this machine" error. The first thing I had to do was completely remove all traces of PocketMacPro from my system. According to the MarkSpace forums the two programs are incompatible. Search their forum for help in removing PocketMacPro. I also replaced the AppleSMBIOS.kext with one found here. I don't know if it helped, but I haven't seen any issues running it on my 10.4.10 system. Lastly I replaced the IONetworkingFamily.kext with a 10.4.6 version. My Dell e1505 has a wireless connection that works out-of-the-box so I never bothered with the ethernet connection. Missing Sync evidently checks for a valid ethernet card as part of the install, even if you don't use it. Once I got the software installed my next headache started - The application would start up for about a second and then shut down. I guess something in my existing setup was preventing the verification checks to run. The fix for this was to create another account called test and give it admin rights. I then logged onto this account and started the application. It took me thru the registration process and configuration steps. I then logged back onto my primary account and successfully started Missing Sync. Hope this helps get you on the right track.
  4. Missing Sync 3.01 Won't let me register

    You are not alone with this problem - I have the exact same issue. I even reinstalled the older 2.5 version, but that simply fails to sync with my Dell Axim 50v running WM5. The software gets pushed to the axim and I see the connection "dots", but the software and the axim never talk to each other. Interestingly the version 2.5 did run prior to me upgrading to 10.4.8. Mike
  5. SUCCESS!!! Now I'd just like to know what exactly fixed my problem. In a nutshell, all I did was go into the BIOS setup and turned off the wireless card and rebooted. The OS correctly noted that no wireless card was present. The AirPort icon near the clock was gone, and the System Profiler said no AirPort card was present. Next I went back into the BIOS setup and turned the wireless card back on and rebooted. This time everything started normally and when I clicked on the AirPort icon I noticed a slew of detected networks the card had detected. Then I simply entered my network information and off I went. I hope this helps someone else. Mike
  6. The plist files were both set up correctly already. I extracted files from the 10.4.5 version using Pacifist but that make no difference. I do now have an error message when the system boots though. Off to google this one: Nov 29 22:15:03 Macintosh /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Resources/airport: Error: WirelessCreateScanResults() = 88001003 Mike
  7. Thanks Rammjet, I'll try that when I get home tonight. Just out of curiosity, shouldn't it be in there? I gleaned this from another post about the wireless card: DW 1390 REV A01 MAC: 0016CE27D550 Broadcom BCM4311KFBG (on the IC) BCM94311MCG (Written on the PCB) I'll let you know what I find out.
  8. I have and interesting problem with a Dell e1505 and the standard TrueMobile 1390 wireless card. My last configuration evolved from the original Maxxus 10.4.3 DVD and ended at the JaS 10.4.8 Combo Update. Everything worked as expected until I decided to install the SoundblasterUSB stuff and things started going south fast. Every attempt at backing out or reverting to previous versions of the OS failed because the installer detected that there was a newer version of the module and it wasn't going to replace it. In frustration I decided to wipe the harddrive and reinstall the OS from scratch, starting at 10.4.5 and progressing up to 10.4.8, this time using the Apple 10.4.8 Intel Update, the Mifki kernel and files (AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext, AppleSMBios.kext and IOATAFamily.kext) from the "[HOWTO] - Update Mac OS X 10.4.7 to Mac OS X 10.4.8 with Mifki kernel on a Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505 (GMA950)" instructions. Finally I updated to the latest Semthex kernel using the Prasys script. Each install was flawless except when I initially booted the new OS my attempt at configuring the AirPort Wireless network failed. My 1390 card was detected, but after entering the SSID, encryption type and password it appeared the system was trying to talk to the router, but the connection failed and a button was displayed to retry. If I retried, the system froze up solid. If I canceled and reentered the data, the system froze up solid. There are no entries in either the system.log or the console.log that jump out at me. I'm looking for any suggestions on things to try. Any at all. Thanks, Mike
  9. Did you use the JaS 10.4.8 combo update? If so then try this: Here's a link that describes the problem I had, and the correct fix. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=30606
  10. JaS.10.4.8.Intel.SSE3 Reports - laptop ONLY

    DMK, Unfortunately i am only running one CPU. Here's a link that describes the problem I had, and the correct fix. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=30606 I'll go out on a limb and predict the Sigmatel 9200 problem will be resolved in about a week. How do I know that? That should be about the time my USB soundcard shows up in the mail.
  11. JaS.10.4.8.Intel.SSE3 Reports - laptop ONLY

    Dell E1505 Installed the 10.4.8 update - Had to restore the backup R2D2.kext and reload the GMA stuff because of a black screen condition. Everything works except the usual suspects, no sound and no sleep. Mike
  12. Has anyone gotten the sound to work whith this machine yet? After ghosting my original HDD I used the no name 10.4.5 downloaded from the binary news servers to compleatly make my machine a Mac - No dual-booting. The install went very smoothly since I had the foresight to disable the second core first. The wireless card was detected and the video is good enough for what I use it for. (I didn't get an upgraded screen.) Thanks Mike