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About lowrizzle

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  1. My posts in the big thread are mostly centered around getting DVI+vga to work. It's supported for sure, but I still can't get the right combination to work. With the patched bios, only one will work at a time, plugging the other in kills both displays. I tried changing the nvcap via hex editor but it didnt work. With the correct NVcap set as an EFI flag, QE isn't supported on the board. I have 10 of these things running without QE just so I can dual monitor them. They also all have 2gb of ram sitting in a drawer for each one. I shoulda researched first, honestly this board isn't the "all in one" solution right now.
  2. Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    You're missing the JMicronATA.kext most likely, or whichever kext you need for PATA support. The symbol you're seeing is saying "hey I can't mount any drives cuz I don't have drivers"
  3. Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    You guys need to lurk more. The >4gb solution listed is NOT for boards using onboard video, it is only working for boards with an additional vid card. If you read through all the posts (at least the last 10 pages of posts) you'll see the solution for >4gb lies in the bios. I've got everything working except a proper nvcap in the bios (or in a dsdt.aml on the drive minus the bios, even) so I don't have two monitors and QE at the same time.
  4. Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    Use OSX86Tools to enable quartz gl and quartz extreme, the 9400 can more than handle 1080p.
  5. Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    turn on Quartz GL and Quartz Extreme, my french is pretty crappy but it looks like it's supported but not turned on?
  6. Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    None, it's entirely unnecessary. You shouldn't have an EFI string with video in it unless you added it yourself. Theoretically you should have fully working video. What does it say in About This Mac?
  7. Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    It sounds to me like you have video setup with an EFI string thats either not working with koalala's bios if that's what you're using, or you don't have a nvkush or appropriate video kext loaded.
  8. Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    No. It's in the bios, but it's not an option or anything you can change. If you've read the last few pages it should be apparent what needs to be done, just re-read please. We're pretty much hoping for the last few bits of the puzzle still.
  9. Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    I hear it too, it pops right before making sound if it hasn't made any for a while. I tried adding BAAAAAAAAQACAAAAAAAABwAAAAA= to your bios by hex editing the old string out, but I'm guessing that isn't the correct way to do it since it didn't work. I also tried your bios tool but was a bit confused while working with it. Is there any way you could cook a bios with this NVcap? So far the only way I've been able to boot with both displays (DVI+vga) is with this as an EFI string nvcap. Using it with your bios doesn't work, and using it in an nvkush kext Info.plist doesn't work either.
  10. Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    I understand, I just think it's a bit misguided. It might save you some watts in the long run, but it doesn't account for the manufacture, disposal, shipping, etc of the second GPU and everything associated with it. Also, you misquoted me and I would appreciate it if you either removed it or replaced it with the full quote. Your post makes it seem that I call climate change silly. I think your approach is silly. It's like buying foreign grown organic apples. Sure, it's organic, but it's an ecological nightmare creating and shipping them. Either way, I hope it works out for you. I'll just agree to disagree at this point.
  11. Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    Cite your sources on 19w versus 120w. One is at base draw and one is under load. Basically you're assuming that the climate will shift back to normal if you save a few watts while the system isn't under load (you do realize the the 9800's draw isn't significantly higher than the 9400 when neither are under load) That's silly. Climate change....c'mon, the manufacture of the second video card just negated any environmental benefit you think you would get. Not to mention the separate shipping, packaging, etc that went into both GPUs. Sorry, I think you're just being silly
  12. Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    As far as I know, there isn't any way to do this with this mainboard...but, what's the point? To save a couple of watts when you're not gaming? I'd just throw whatever gpu in it you'd normally use and call it good. Any environmental savings involved are negated by virtue of the manufacture of TWO graphics boards in this situation. Will the watts-to-cents make sense when you consider you've purchased two gpus? I can see doing this with a notebook, but what's the point in a desktop?
  13. Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    no, you can't toggle between the two graphics boards, you use one or the other. this feature doesn't work on anything that I know of.
  14. Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    BAAAAAAAAQACAAAAAAAABwAAAAA= courtesy of chrilled, but it only worked if I pass it as an EFI string, its not working for me any other way.
  15. Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    I got DVI + vga working by passing the proper NVCAP as an EFI string rather than by placing it in the nvidia wrapper's Info.plist All is working now. Can someone extrapolate on Diabolik's assertation that the 2gb ram thing can be fixed via bios settings?