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  1. ATI Radeon 7950 drivers for OSX Lion?

    *bangshead* dammit, I was afraid you were going to say that.
  2. Hey guys, I've got a Lion install that's working perfectly, and I just recently purchased a 7950 card, I'd really like drivers to get this sucker up and running, but my search efforts have come up dry - if I've missed something please let me know. I've been trying to get a dual-boot with Win 7 or 8 working, but for some reason have run into disk driver issues with the install. :/ If anyone could lend a bit of a hand with this I'd be extremely stoked. Gracias!
  3. Trying a fresh install on an older machine

    Haven't had a single crash, couldn't be bothered to troubleshoot the audio or sleep. Currently sorting out router/modem port issues for web hosting, this machine is proving itself still relevant after almost 4 years of service.
  4. Trying a fresh install on an older machine

    Well, I went for it and just picked the first MoBo on the list - EP45-UD3LR. System is stable and functional. Sleep does not work, but never has with this board on Mac OS. Audio is recognized correctly in the system info app, but not available in system preferences, so no sound. WIll continue working on this a bit, but with this machine, sound is actually not terribly important. Its use is as a server and QMaster node. So sleep is also unimportant. Overall, I view this as an unmitigated success thus far. More updates as they bear.
  5. I'm going to attempt to install Lion on my old GA-EX38-DS4 machine with a C2Q 9300 OC'd to 3.33GHz, and I'd like to do it via Kakewalk. Currently I only have Ubuntu installed on the machine, and would like the two to live alongside each other on a partitioned drive. I have downloaded Lion on my Mac from the App store, and am about to make a USB boot drive with Kakewalk - which Motherboard on the list should I select, since mine is not officially supported? I'm not seeing any x38 boards on there, but there's gotta be something close enough to make work. Suggestions? I've posted the list below. (I'm not above some trial and error, I was just hoping for some intelligent hypotheses rather than what would be random guessing on my part) Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR Gigabyte EP45T-UD3LR Gigabyte EP45-UD3R Gigabyte EP43-UD3L Gigabyte EP45-DS3R Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Gigabyte EX58-UD4 Gigabyte EX58-UD5 Gigabyte EX58-UD3R Gigabyte EX58-UD4P Gigabyte X58A-UD7 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Gigabyte EP45-UD3L Gigabyte EP45-DS3L Gigabyte G41M-ES2L Gigabyte P55M-UD2 Gigabyte P55-USB3 Gigabyte H55-USB3 Gigabyte H55M-S2V Gigabyte H57M-USB3 Gigabyte P67A-UD4 Gigabyte P67A-UD7 Gigabyte X58A-UD9 Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Gigabyte Z68MX-UD2H-B3 Gigabyte H67M-D2-B3 MSI P55M-GD45
  6. Need some advice

    I think it will. I once booted from an SD card. If I can modify the partition of a USB drive so it'll boot to the installer, shouldn't I be able to run the installer on my iMac and modify the partition scheme with chameleon or the like and install the proper drivers then just stick that drive into my hackintosh? or are there drivers included on the disk that'll work with the hack that will auto-detect and install?
  7. Need some advice

    Hey all, I've got a GA-EX38-DS4 with a C2Q in the configuration listed in my sig. Currently its running Windows 7 only, and I'm writing this on my iMac. I need top get the other computer running Snow Leopard so I can collaborate with a friend of mine on a development project (he doesn't have a Mac), but the stopping block I keep coming to is that I can't run the boot CD since I only have an IDE optical drive, and I'm cash-poor at the moment, so buying another is a bad option for me. Like I said, I DO have another (genuine) Mac, and I've also got external drive cases, etc, so what I was hoping to do was install something on a drive on this machine, then plop that into the other one. I'd like to keep it as vanilla as possible, which I don't think should be terribly difficult given what I've got in the box. Any recommendations and advice would be incredibly welcome! -K
  8. Need help with a connundrum.

    Well, I went for it. A brand-new 27" iMac core i7 on its way to me soon!
  9. So, I've had my hack for more than a year and a half now, and it's been a pretty solid computer - mostly. I've recently had trouble installing Snow Leopard, and am stuck at 10.5.5. I'm also not getting my drive sizes to be accurately recognized anymore (1TB drive only recognizing 698GB). Other than that, I've gotten everything working except sleep and shutdown, and the beast fairly well screams... Except that it's just been bested by the new core i7 iMac geekbenching 9638. That's more than a thousand better than mine, when it's OC'd to 3.33gHz. Anyhow, this obviously represents a major step up in the iMac world, and logistically speaking, I'm certain a new iMac could meet all my computing needs (mainly editing and color correction), even with only FW800 as a high-speed I/O. I've also been stuck with a 22" Sceptre display, which doesn't hold a candle to the 27" iMac's incredible monitor. I want to buy one, but I'm having trouble justifying spending the money, but at the same time, I'm pretty much done tweaking with my hack - it was fun, and I did it when I had less money, because I managed to sell my g5 for enough to build a good hackintosh. Obviously, it doesn't work the other way around! Here's the question though - do I spend more money and more time on my machine to get Snow Leopard up and running right (probably about 300 bux for a new power supply, more RAM, and a SATA optical drive, and probably a weekend or two), or take advantage of the Friday Sale to get myself a real Mac again? Hackintosh Pros: Lots of internal/external storage options - including eSATA. Cheaper than buying a new machine. Kinda fun. Upgradeable. Hackintosh Cons: Needs upgrading - a better PSU and some other components, to begin with. No FW800. Needs work. Kindof a pain. Not so fast anymore. Big. iMac Pros: FAST. FW800 - usably fast external IO solution. Guaranteed to work, and for years to come with AppleCare. INCREDIBLE display. Small form factor - no tower. iMac Cons: Expensive. no eSATA no expandability What am I leaving out? What would you guys do? TIA -K
  10. Hey guys. I'm using a Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS4 with the ICH9R chipset, I have it set to run in AHCI, native, etc. ...but for some reason OSX and Windows 7 seem to see my 1 TB HD as a 698.64, same with my 750 gig. ...wtf? am I missing something? What did I do wrong? I flashed my BIOS to the latest version, a beta, then back to the NEXT most recent version that is NOT a beta. problem persists. any ideas? Thanks in advance as always. -K
  11. Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS4 suggestions?

    Thanks for the tip... I've tried both guides now, and am STUCK. I can't seem to get Chameleon to install to the USB drive, and I haven't been able to get EITHER boot CD to work for me in order to boot off of the install DVD. Anybody have any tips for me? This is really making me scratch my head.
  12. I tried this, and sadly, the SnowLeopard DVD would not recognize after booting from the CD. Any insight as to why? Edit: I've got a hunch why - it's not a SATA DVD drive?
  13. I'm going to try this guide here, tonight I think, but I'm posting first to see if anyone has any other suggestions for me to try first, ie a guide that'd be better for my board, but so far, I think this one seems the closest, unless maybe an x58 guide would be better...? DEFINITELY open to suggestions. -K
  14. [How To] Fix 10.5.5 Update Problems

    Tried this, works perfectly. Setup in my sig. One thing not working right: SMBIOS, says I have a 4ghz proc and 4 GB of 800mhz RAM (to be expected. am replacing with previous kext)
  15. yeah, I'm having issues getting a time machine backup restored as well. Mine finished the restore when I booted from the installer cd, but then my computer wouldn't boot- it's like Darwin was no longer THERE. I guess I'll have to reinstall and do the transfer method you did, bit that doesn't really sound like much of a solution either. Oh! One time my computer DID boot up, I had put the installer cd in and instead of booting off of that, it booted off my hd... But then when it was running, my drive was LOCKED and I couldn't authenticate anything... And I couldn't get it to reboot again after that. Also, my drives are now showing up in reverse order in the installer and in disk utility... Weird. For the OP, it sounds like you're having kernel panics related to using an IDE optical drive, if that's the case, have you tried booting with the maxmem=2048 tag? I need to do that to not have the install DVD crash on me.
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