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  1. Thanks husaber! Someone from another forum sent me a link to a modded TSCSync file which make everything come together. I am currently running Yosemite with all 4 cores working properly. And sleep works perfectly as well!!! Take care!
  2. UPDATE: Just for kicks and giggles, I grabbed the Ati Radeon HD 4350 from my home theater pc and installed it. With npci=0x2000 it booted right into mavericks, however there appears to be no built in support for this card so I'm at 1024x768. There are tutorials on how to get it to work, but seeing as this card belongs to another system, I'm not going to go to the effort. Another odd issue I'm having is that if I want the system to run stable, I still have to use cpus=1, which is very frustrating. HELP! PLEASE!
  3. I know I'm coming in rather late to this discussion, but I'm hoping you guys are still listening to this thread because I need some help! I just recently bought a Gigabyte GA-G41M Combo Rev 1.4 motherboard. I put my C2D E6750 in and she POSTed right away. I tested the board thoroughly with Windows 7 and 8.1, without any issues what so ever. I even tried the Win10 preview and all was good, BUT, the reason I bought this board was to turn it into a Quad core Xeon hackintosh. This is where my issues lie and where I need some help/advice. Below is a link to the motherboards info web page and the current specs of my system..... http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3505#ov Gigabyte GA-G41M Combo Rev 1.4 mobo Intel Xeon E5450 3.0GHz Quad core CPU (80 watt E0 stepping) (I did the socket 771 to 775 mod) 4GB Patriot 1066MHz DDR2 Memory Testing with an: Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS 640MB and a 8400gs 256MB and an evga GTX 260 430 W Corsair PSU WD 400GB H/D Operating Systems Tested: Win 7 x64 / 8.1 x64 / 10x64 / Mac OS X 10.9.2 / 10.9.5 (OS X was tested using the xxx-beast method as well as My-Hack. I had issues with myhack so I stuck with xxx-beast) My old hackintosh used all of the above components except the mobo and xeon and it worked very well, except my old mobo apparently does not fully support the Xeon. It caused some odd behavior like temp readings were falsley off the chart. And from what I've been told, there is no way to add the newer microcodes to the intel BIOS (intel DG31PR) I added the newest microcodes to the gigabyte motherboards BIOS. everything worked perfectly and the Xeon was recognized. This is what I see on the screen after POST. ***************************************************************************** Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG Copyright © 1984-2010, Award Software, Inc. G41M-Combo F4 Main Processor : Intel ® Xeon ® CPU E5450 @ 3.00GHz (333x9) CPUID : 001067A Patch ID : 0A0B Memory Test : 4029MB OK + 66M Shared ***************************************************************************** When I have the Xeon CPU installed, I either get a full screen of artifacts when using the nvidia cards or the screen blanks out and the computer freezes. The built in video shows up fine, all be it at a resolution of 1024 x 768 only. When I have the Core 2 Duo installed, there are no artifacts and all video cards run properly with QE/CI (grapahics acceleration) at the monitors native res of 1680x1050. Can anyone think of a reason why this would happen with the Xeon installed? (Note: the same thing happened when I had the Xeon installed in the DG31PR motherboard) This is what I did to get OS X installed..... In my BIOS i had to set the internal video (intel x4500) to always ebabled and first device to onboard video. I had to boot from the USB using -v -x cpus=1 installed Mavericks 10.9.5 rebooted using the same boot flags as above Mavericks booted properly, so I created a dsdt using MaciASL and a patch from olarila and used xxxxx-beast to install drivers with user-dsdt mode. shutdown the PC and installed the 8400GS video card and tried to boot from just it by shutting off the internal video. If I boot with no bootflags, the video blanks out. If I add GraphicsEnablr=Yes, I get a very quick memory error on boot and the PC freezes up completely. If I use npci=0x2000 or 0x3000, the computer will boot, but when the video is finally initialized, nothing can be seen but colourful bits and blocks of white/black/green/blue and red. Artifacts everywhere! I was able to get clear video from the nvidia cards, but to do it I had to have both internal and external video enabled at the same time and boot with flags -v npci=0x2000. I would boot from the internal and as soon as mavericks was fully booted, the nvidia card would activate. The issue here though is that the desktop shows up in a small square box centered in the middle of the monitor. When I try to change resolutions, it flickers but the size of the desktop refuses to fill the entire screen. Also, I am unable to get a stable OS without using cpus=1, which totally defeats the purpose of having a xeon quad core cpu! The only time this setup has worked without much of any issue what so ever, was when I had my C2D cpu installed. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!
  4. Viking8

    10.5.3 Update Guide

    I guess the short answer is that it does work, just with differing issues attached to each persons PC's because of having different hardware. I'm still so new at this that I really don't have any help I can give, sorry. With the issues I am having, I don't know the first thing I would need to do fix them, so I am going to format/reinstall and try to do an update from 10.5.2 to 10.5.4 and see if things work better, and when more promising info comes out on updating to 10.5.5, I'll revisit it then. I was just curious if anyone has an easy way of booting with a specific kernel without having to type it's name each and every boot? Thanks!
  5. Viking8

    10.5.3 Update Guide

    The guide appears to have worked for my system, but there are some oddities that have appeared afterward. First I'll let you know what my hardware is and then what the issues are. Intel Pentium 4 3.0Ghz CPU (It's either a 530 or 531) Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2C Motherboard 4 GB Corsair Value Select DDR2-667 2 80 GB Samsung hard drives. (1 for system the other for Timemachine) Nvidia 7200 GS 128MB Video Card So the update went off without a hitch, but after completing the final boot, I went into "About this Mac" and OS X think I now have a 4 Ghz unknown CPU. For some odd unexplained reason I can't actually enter timemachine anymore. It opens a window with my desktop contents and then it sits there like its frozen until I hit the X in the top left corner of the window. It appears to still do backups though, so I'm not sure what's going on. I am curious though if I would be able to get some detailed help from you guys about another issue that has persisted from the very beginning. NOTE: I am a noob when it comes to OS X, but not Linux, and I know that these 2 OSes have there similarities, so I shouldn't be completely lost with your guidance. When I installed OS X, from the Kalyway 10.5.2 disc, I just had it load every kernel available becasue I wasn't sure which one would work properly. Now that I know the sleep and speedstep kernels work, how do I have OS X boot from one of them automagically without having to type it EVERY time? Thanks guys for all the help you have already supplied and all the help to come!