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About joefitz

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  1. Got wifi working well without any permanent changes for <$10. Buy one of the atheros minipcie boards that work. the antenna connector is too big for the wires in the case. On the replacement board, get a tiny flathead screwdriver, and completely pry off the outer circle of metal from each of the antenna connectors. You'll be left with the little thing in the middle that receives the pin. If you screw up and totally trash your replacement wifi card, you're only out $10 and still have an unmodified laptop, and can try again for another $10 Now, install that replacement wifi board. you should be able to attach the tiny antenna wires to the headers now, although they won't stay tightly. Tape it well, and i got a small piece of foam that i taped over it to ensure it's extra squeezed into place once i put the case back on. This has been working fine for me for several weeks, wifi signal is as good as any other devices i've used. Also, since i have the board with bluetooth and don't need it or want to deal with driver issues, i covered the usb d+ and d- pins on the replacement card with cellophane tape before installing it.
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    Intel HD Graphics / i7 2600

    Thanks everyone on this thread for all the info. I finally managed to get (nearly) everything working on my system. For those in the same boat, i'll give a rundown of all the essential pieces. update: attached my working DSDT. Remove the .pdf extension. Hardware: i7-2600k Gigabyte H67N-USB3-B3 (mini itx) and the rest doesn't really matter... Short version of the Process: install 10.6 then 10.6.8 combo update (i did the osinstall.mpkg method with the drive attached via usb to my working hackintosh) Further modify the tonymac DSDT Use [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] to install additional bootloaders/drivers Modify smbios.plist Boot and see/hear the welcome video DSDT mods: 10.6.8 UID/ADR fix to avoid [PCI Configuration Begin] change all instances of IGD0 to IGPU remove entire IGD1 section (what is it for, even?) add 0x0126 deviceid to IGPU's DSM (could have been done by adding 0x0122 to the info.plists too?) [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] settings: userdsdt system utilities voodoohda (my preference) IOACHIBlockStorageInjector Realtek drivers (preference) 64-bit boot.plist macpro 8,1 boot.plist mods: added the AAPL,os-info device-properties. Could have done this in DSDT, but i'm hoping the new mac mini or macbook air values work better with my connectors what works: After doing all of the above from my working hackintosh on a drive connected by USB, i popped it in the system and it booted right up, played the welcome video at native resolution with sound. shutdown/restart/sleep all work fine. According to kill-a-watt and an old power supply, the system is <40w idle, <9w sleep, and ~115W load (all 8 threads doing a handbrake transcode - half the power and 33% faster than my old i7-860+GF 220). There's a bios setting to limit CPU wattage, default of 95. Setting it to 65 didn't seem to have any impact (no surprise, but would have been nice if it worked) plug/unplugging any display triggers detect displays - but still only one detected. Problems i ran into: I need to use ALL of the above fixes for things to work. I tried taking each one out, one at a time, and they're ALL needed on this system. hooking up the wrong connector results in either display corruption, no output, or kernel panic on plug/unplug Problems remaining: Hibernate works, but i lose usb Board has USB3 that works with the modified LaCie drivers, but there's some sort of conflict and i have to remove IOSerialFamily.kext to boot. I have no USB3 devices or serial modems, so i don't really care either way. Board has 3 outputs- VGA, HDMI left (under VGA) and HDMI right. Only HDMI left works as an output, and only works if system is booted with left HDMI + one other connected. Thank you for the dual VGA/DVI inputs on my monitor sys info shows the first display device is not connected, and the second one in use. My guess is a different AAPL,os-info and/or SMBIOS, or lion and connector info edits would fix this and allow dual display. DSDT_H67N_USB3_B3_HD3000_v1.0.aml.pdf