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onemanwaking

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  1. Fantastic - thanks for the help, slashack (and the quick reply)! Wish me luck!
  2. Greetings slashack and everyone, I'm pretty sure I'm suffering from the same IDE driver problem and get the 'grey curtain of death' whenever I use more than about 3 GB of RAM. I get these panics daily, as I'm trying to use most of Adobe CS3 on a regular basis as well as browsers and iTunes. As a band-aid solution, I've removed one of the sticks of RAM and am running 2GB without any problems, although it's noticeably slower with some applications. System setup: Gigabyte EP45-DS3L ICH10 Intel Core Duo Quad 6700 4GB Dual channel RAM 2 SATA HDs for MacOS and Time Machine, 1 IDE HD with Windows XP Parallels set up to access XP on IDE drive AHCI Mode active in BIOS Kalyway 10.5.2 I ran the terminal command to create the "dump.txt" file, as you suggested, and did a find for "viaata", "nforce" and "jmicron". "Jmicron" was the only one that kept showing up, so I'm assuming that's the kext I need to change, right? My concern is that I am in the middle of a number of important projects and can't afford to be performing a system tweak if there is a risk I'll screw up my system. I've downloaded the JMicronATA.kext v0.6 from GoogleCode. What is the easiest way to install this? Is it easy enough to revert the system back to its previous state if it doesn't work? If so, how? Also, are there any changes I need to make to my BIOS? Or would it be safer just to pick up an IDE to SATA converter? Any and all advice is appreciated - and thanks slashack for your outstanding contribution to the OSX86 project!
  3. Kernel Panics when using more than 3GB of RAM

    Thanks, Envying, I've been reading that thread and it seems like it's addressing the exact problem I'm having. I'll join up with that thread to ask my questions. Much appreciated!
  4. Hey everyone, I believe that I am suffering from the SATA/IDE driver problem that causes kernel panics (grey curtain of death) whenever I use more than about 3 GB of RAM. I get these panics daily, as I'm trying to use most of Adobe CS3 on a regular basis as well as browsers and iTunes. As a band-aid solution, I've removed one of the sticks of RAM and am running 2GB without any problems, although it's noticeably slower with some applications. System setup: Gigabyte EP45-DS3L ICH10 Intel Core Duo Quad 6700 4GB Dual channel RAM 2 SATA HDs for MacOS and Time Machine, 1 IDE HD with Windows XP Parallels set up to access XP on IDE drive AHCI Mode active in BIOS Kalyway 10.5.2 I've read on these boards that there are some available kexts that may or may not fix this issue. Something about the IDE controller mucking things up whenever it is being accessed with lots of RAM running. I have also considered simply buying an IDE to SATA converter, so that all internal drives will be run from SATA ports. My concern is that I am in the middle of a number of important projects and can't afford to be performing risky system tweaking. Based on my setup, what would be the best course of action to remedy the situation? Is there much risk in replacing some of the kernel extensions? Is it easy enough to revert the system back to what it was by just putting the original kext files back where they were? Any and all help is appreciated, thanks!
  5. Thanks exman, I'll look into those. I'm aware that the motherboard is probably the single most important element to the whole setup, so I want to make sure I get it right the first time! And noraa, I understand the legalities regarding the EULA. It is, according to Apple, illegal to run the Apple OS on anything other than genuine Apple hardware. Now, will they follow up on every single instance of this? Who knows? As a designer, I've accumulated a number of Macs that are still (barely) useful for graphics. As far as Apple is concerned, I use a real Mac for my work and this project is just me screwing around with different OS's on a homebrew games machine, nothing more OK, here is my updated wishlist with exman's recommended mobo and ram: http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWis...tNumber=8665011 So, does everything else look OK? Is the video card overkill? What about dual monitor setup - is this possible? If there aren't any serious objections, I may just pull the trigger! Thanks again for any and all advice!
  6. Hey there, I'd like to try and build my own Hackintosh to use primarily as an Adobe workstation. I'm a graphic designer that relies on Creative Suite 3 for my bread and butter business. I'd also like to be able to run two virtual OS's within OSX, namely, Windows XP (for Quickbooks) and Ubuntu Hardy Heron. I've used Macs for years, but have little experience cracking open a computer case. Here is a wishlist I've put together on Newegg.ca: http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWis...tNumber=8665011 I've tried to keep things Intel wherever possible. For the rest of the system, I tried to go with good/popular names and not default to the absolute cheapest model for anything. I don't need the most blazing system, but I want to make sure I can go a couple of years before really needing to upgrade anything. I really have no preference on OS, Tiger or Leopard would suit me fine either way. Oh, and dual monitors would be a great bonus, if they can be configured! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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