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  1. Hmmm, so it would appear this means virtualization isn't going to be an alternative way to get Snow Leopard running on Ivy Bridge. Bummer.
  2. Snow Leopard on Gigabyte Mobos

    Right, installed from scratch, no migration of anything, works fine. Apologies for the bother, at least was a learning experience... Thanks for your help!
  3. Snow Leopard on Gigabyte Mobos

    Attached dsdt.aml. This was done with the HDEF Gigabyte dsdt patcher set for 889a sound. I had earlier used the regular DSDT autopatcher 0.6 I believe, which didn't affect the KP that I'm getting. dsdt.aml.zip
  4. Snow Leopard on Gigabyte Mobos

    Still not working... New KP reads: "Cpu 2 has no HPET assigned to it"... otherwise the same as the last kernel panic. HPET has always been enabled, 32 bit and 64 bit don't seem to have an effect. Does ForceHPET option do anything? Can a file permission disagreement cause dsdt.aml not to be read? I may need to reinstall SL and try to get things running first before I transfer any account information. I have a feeling that there may be a complication since I ran migration assistant before I actually got things set up smoothly.
  5. Snow Leopard on Gigabyte Mobos

    There are so many pages of posts I've been searching through I'm pretty well lost. I've had a long term Leopard installation running on an EP45-UD3P Gigabyte board for about 3 years now. This week I swapped my Windows install to a new hard drive. Unfortunately, while I was giving Chameleon 2rc5 a try for the first time (had been on an old version), something fouled up the Leopard install. So, installed Snow Leopard. Followed the tutorial. I now get Kernel Panics when booting up the new SL install that read: panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffff... ): "No HPETs available...CPU(s) configured incorrectly\n"@/SourceCache/AppleIntelCPUPowerMnagement/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement-142.6/pmThread.c:157 Debugger called: <panic> ...and so on. Any idea what's causing this? I can't find any example BIOS settings for the EP45-UD3P. All I have are my old Leopard settings which I'm not sure are correct. The LifeHacker BIOS screenshots are gone as far as I can tell. Do I need NullPowerManagement.kext? I extracted DSDT after the initial boot into SL after the installation. Thanks for your time.
  6. AppleHDA Solution - Work in progress

    Hi all, I've been digging around for hours now and it appears that there is no proper HDAEnabler for the ALC889a, that allows the system to use 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound. On another forum it was mentioned that most of the 889a mods are based on an 885 codec dump, rather than an 889a. Does anyone know where to get the correct kext's so that 5.1 and 7.1 audio aren't grayed out in audio midi setup?
  7. TimeMachine fails backup

    Quick question on ethernet strings...if I'm already using a graphics string, would I need to add the ethernet string to a new device properties section, or append the hex code to that of the graphics string? Haven't been able to find a clear answer on that one. I'd rather go with the ethernet string method than modding IONetworking since I've already got my Realtek onboard ethernet working smoothly as en0.
  8. 9800 GTX working in OSX86

    Anybody notice this after installing 10.5.5: According to OpenGL Extensions Viewer, my renderer has changed from NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS Engine to NVIDIA GeForce Pre-Release Unknown OpenGL Engine. Available OGL 3.0 functions increased from 3 to 12 of 21, and the OGL 2.1 now gives me a mandelbrot image on the cube instead of lines. As a quick check, OpenMark went from 29000 or so to 37000 or so following the update. Using the BFG 9800 GTX+ OC.
  9. 9800 GTX working in OSX86

    Thought I'd add that I've also got a BFG 9800 GTX+ OC up and running, used the gfx strings no problem and the Boot-132 method to get 10.5.4 running and it's working well. According to OpenGL Extensions Viewer, I'm running an nVidia 8600 GTS. Is this normal? Or should the computer be thinking I'm on an 8800 GT? The reason I ask is the card seems to be much quicker on the Windows side...especially running heavy 3D apps like X-Plane. System Profiler lists the 9800 GTX+ that I typed in when I did gfx strings.
  10. OSX86 on Intel P45 chipset?

    Is there a good chance of the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4P working as well? It still has the ALC889A sound which seems to work well for Leopard. I'd rather opt P45 than the X38/X48 since Crossfire isn't critical.
  11. Hi, I'm looking at building a system that'll primarily be for PC gaming, but I'd like to get OSX86 up and running if possible. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions towards what mobo I should go for? I'm under the impression the ALC889A sound works better under Leopard with the Gigabyte board. However, Newegg is out of stock on the EX38-DS4 and the local Fry's stores don't have the board. I can't find any information on the GA-X48-DS4 boards under Leopard... does anyone know how compatible this one is? As a backup I'm considering the Asus P5E that's currently the same price as the GA-X48, and 25 more than the GA-EX38. Any advice you may have would be much appreciated!