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About robo456

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  1. That did it... Meat you are awesome.. thanks so much!! This inspired me to try again on my I7 with the 4870! --rob
  2. Well, mine actually turns OFF when I put it to sleep... If I hit the keyboard or mouse to "wake it up", the computer boots (POST->apple logo-> SL). So, at least on my stage of the game, coming out of sleep = booting the computer fresh. --rob
  3. I still couldn't get my 4870 to play nice with my EX58-UD5 board, so I tried again with a different setup (EP45-UD3L/GTS8800) and it plays nice. Thanks!! I didn't try sleep before updating to 10.6.2, but I did notice that sleep is not working right for me after the combo update is installed. If I go up to the little Apple icon and select sleep... it actually shuts the machine off! Anyone run into that problem? I have to go back thru my notes I took with my EP45-DSR3 board about building my own DSDT, not sure if that'll help. Thanks for any ideas!! --rob
  4. I'm unfortunately running into this issue too. Tried it several times both off the USB/floppy. Pretty sure I didn't miss anything in the bios (had this machine working with 10.5 a few months back before I switched back to windows) I also tried the EX58 package from the UD5 guide in the tutorials forum (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=185097) and had similar results. Everything else seems to work fine out of the box! Thanks for the great work... and I'd appreciate any ideas about the lan! Thanks! --rob
  5. Hey guys... coming back after a few months of enjoying 3 seperate hackintoshes... (dell inspiron 1525, a EP45-DS3R, and a EX58-UD5) One thing that I was curious about... All my machines have sleeping and what I think power management working. However, is there a definitive way to tell if the power/speed stepping is actually working? I always turned my machines off in the past, but I was thinking about keeping one on at home to run some "media server" type stuff, but don't really want to if the machine is going to be running at 100% CPU throttle all of the time and risk burning something out. This was going to be on the EX58 machine, if it makes a difference. I basically used the guide in this thread to set it up. Thanks!! --rob
  6. [Guide] Using DSDT with the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

    I did originally, but didn't after I rebuilt the system again. I'll try it again on Monday and re-edit the post and see what happens. Thanks! --rob
  7. [Guide] Using DSDT with the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

    Thanks, blackosx! After reading over a bunch of threads and googling a bit, there were a few lines that needed to be removed when I built the file in 10.5.8. Interestingly, after I got 10.6 running, I built it again, and didn't need to do any editing! Strange stuff. Anyway, still can't seem to get the video card working yet thru DSDT (works fine thru EFI string), but really want to try to get as close to vanilla as possible. **EDIT** Here's a copy of my DSDT.dsl file i just de-compiled. It looks as tho the entries for the 8600GT 256mb (PCI0) is in there, it just refuses to read it no matter what. Can anyone see if I'm missing something? Thanks! --rob DSDT.dsl.txt
  8. [Guide] Using DSDT with the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

    Hi guys.. I'm trying to generate a DSDT for my EP45-DS3R, very similar to the DS3L in the guide. Problem is when I use the ACPI Patcher (0.2 beta 5) and select all the appropriate stuff (using IOExplorer and the latest F10 bios), I get: [ACPI] ROM is extracted to acpi.xtr Intel ACPI Component Architecture AML Disassembler version 20081204 [Dec 4 2008] Copyright (C) 2000 - 2008 Intel Corporation Supports ACPI Specification Revision 3.0a Intel ACPI Component Architecture ASL Optimizing Compiler version 20081204 [Dec 4 2008] Copyright (C) 2000 - 2008 Intel Corporation Supports ACPI Specification Revision 3.0a dsdt.dsl 4305: Return (0x01) Warning 1099 - Statement is unreachable ^ dsdt.dsl 4438: If (LEqual (Arg2, 0x03)) Warning 1099 - Statement is unreachable ^ ASL Input: dsdt.dsl - 6152 lines, 205624 bytes, 2588 keywords AML Output: dsdt.aml - 19954 bytes, 692 named objects, 1896 executable opcodes Compilation complete. 0 Errors, 2 Warnings, 0 Remarks, 733 Optimizations Adding ACPITBL.BIN 36.5% when I try to patch the bios. Any ideas? Thanks much! **EDIT** Same thing happens with the beta 4 software version too. --rob
  9. Still haven't gotten mine to work remy, (I haven't tried this tutorial yet) but I did come across this post from mtotho (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=83689) Since it appears to be only a cosmetic issue, I wouldn't think there's anything wrong with going ahead with this... any others concur? ==PASTE== Tweaking the Look and Feel of Your Hackintosh --Changing System Profiler/About This Mac Values-- First things first, Install this new kext (Don't worry, it shouldn't be able to break installs) Attached File AppleSMBIOS.kext.zip ( 48.54K ) Number of downloads: 1177 -Restart -System Profiler should be reporting correct info in Hardware Overview. To Fix "About this mac" 1.) Go to /System/Library/CoreServices (manually, not in terminal) 2.) Find the file "loginwindow", Right click-->Show package contents. 3.) Then browse to /Contents/Resources/English.lproj 4.) Copy the file "AboutThisMac" to the desktop. 5.) Open with Text Editor 6.) Find the line "ABOUT_BOX_MULTIPLE_PROCESSORS_FIELD_FORMAT" (line without the / at the begining 7.) Edit the Value of "%@" after the equal sign to say whatever you want it to say in about this mac for processor. For example CODE "ABOUT_BOX_MULTIPLE_PROCESSORS_FIELD_FORMAT" = "2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad, Q6600"; 8.) Do the same for the line "ABOUT_BOX_SINGLE_PROCESSOR_FIELD_FORMAT" = "2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad, Q6600"; (don't know if it makes a difference doing it for this one as well. 9.) Next, we can edit what we want it to say for Memory: Find the line "ABOUT_BOX_MEMORY_FIELD_FORMAT" =. It is near the bottom of the page. 10.) Change the Value after the equal sign to whatever you want. For Example CODE "ABOUT_BOX_MEMORY_FIELD_FORMAT" = "4GB Corsair DDR2 800MHz"; 11.) Now save the file on your desktop. 12.) Right click on it-->Get info. Make sure the extensions is .strings and not .txt 13.) Delete the original "AboutThisMac" file by dragging it into the trash can.. you will need to authenticate. 14.) Drag the new "AboutThisMac" from the desktop in its place in the "English.lproj" folder. 15.) No need to restart, reopen About This Mac and see your changes. ==END PASTE== On a side note, I'm wondering if this all has to do with using the same AppleSMIBIOS/UUID.kexts included with the 3.6 package? It must be pulling the numbers from there, not the actual system, because I ran sysctl and it came up with 3.1666666 ghz (which I'm assuming is the 3.2ghz that is displayed in the hardware profile?) Hackintosh:~ rob$ sysctl -a hw | grep cpu hw.ncpu: 2 hw.activecpu: 2 hw.cpufrequency_max: 3166000000 hw.cpufrequency_min: 3166000000 hw.cpufrequency: 3166000000 hw.cpufamily: 2028621756 hw.cpu64bit_capable: 1 hw.cpusubtype: 4 hw.cputype: 7 hw.logicalcpu_max: 2 hw.logicalcpu: 2 hw.physicalcpu_max: 2 hw.physicalcpu: 2 hw.ncpu = 2 hw.cpufrequency = 3166000000 hw.availcpu = 2 Hackintosh:~ rob$ Good luck! --rob
  10. I chose the cham 2.0rc1 from the script. Looks like it's time to load this puppy up and enjoy it... Thanks so much DD and everyone for all the research and info!! --rob
  11. From my other post on the previous page, I started over from scratch: 1) Installed sata drive in my original working EP45-DS3R 2) formatted/partitioned it with GUID 3) mounted retail 10.5.6 and combo 10.5.7 images 4) ran run-patch_installer.command script 4a) option 2, 3, 4 4b) installed combo update 4c) option 5, 6 5) exit, shutdown, remove drive and replaced into target machine (EX58) 6) boot up, go thru the initial user setup and get to the desktop 7) re-ran the run-patch_installer.command script 7a) option 7, 9, 10 8) exited out, reboot... I left EVERYTHING stock and reran all the benchmarks, here's what happened this time: xbench 1.3 test (no HD) - 314.20 xbench 1.3 test (with HD) - 224.04 geekbench 2.1 test - 8585 cinebench r10 CPU1 - 3500 CB-CPU CPUX - 14733 CB-CPU multiprocessor speedup - 4.21 x open gl - 6606 CB-GFX Better, but still looks like there's room for tweaking without OC'ing. Thanks for any ideas! --rob
  12. That's what I figured too looking at a few peeps sig's. I'm at the stage where "I know enough to be dangerous" eheh, but not enough to really know what I'm doing so far. I'm learning as I flop thru this stuff and from what I've read from other posters. What's odd, is nothing really looks "out of place" as far as the hardware profile (besides the speed issue referenced in my original post), nothing shows "unknown" or "unconfigured" or "disabled". I'm not really sure where else to check, or to see which files are causing problems. --rob
  13. Before I start, I'd just want to thank everyone that has worked on the EX58 project!! I originally tried making a boot-132 cd with all the proper kexts and everything, but for some reason, my EX58-UD5 just would not boot it. I tried the CD that i used for my EP45-DS3R with similar results. After a day and about 10 CD "coasters" of messing with that, I figured i'd use the "2 drive method" (which might be where my issue may be coming from) I have a working vanilla install on a GA-EP45-DS3R that i dropped in a fresh hard drive. I formatted it with disk utility as GUID and used FUT1L1TY's quick guide to roll thru the install. I took the drive out and dropped it in my EX58-UD5 (F7 bios) and it booted right up. Everything worked right out of the box except for the "About my Mac". I'm assuming since I ran the DSDT app on my old machine, it was picking up that info. I tried running thru the last part of the mobo-patcher script on the new but that didn't seem to do anything. I popped in OSXTools and was able to "reset" the CPU info, but that shows 3.2 Ghz Intel i7 920 now. It got the chip right, but the processor speed is 2.67 ghz (completely stock, no OC)... In the 'hardware' portion of about my mac it shows: Model Name: MacPro4,1 Model Identifier: MacPro4,1 Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 4 L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 8 MB Memory: 6 GB Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz Boot ROM Version: MP31.00C1.B00 Also, I forgot where I read it, should I change the MacPro4,1 to 3,1? I thought I recalled seeing that some software update or something only ran on that specific model type. If anyone could point out how to modify the speed, that'd be great. I ran a few benchmarks on both my EP45-DS3R (Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17 GHz, 4GB 667 DDR2, 8600GT 256mb) and the new EX58-UD5 (i7 920 2.67 GHz, 6GB 1600 DDR3, 4870 1gb) and was pretty suprised at the results. EP45-DS3R System xbench 1.3 test (no HD) - 277.38 xbench 1.3 test (with HD) - 215.97 geekbench 2.1 test - 4405 cinebench r10 CPU1 - 3644 CB-CPU CPUX - 6946 CB-CPU multiprocessor speedup - 1.91 x open gl - 7056 CB-GFX EX58-UD5 System xbench 1.3 test (no HD) - 202.64 xbench 1.3 test (with HD) - 101.82 geekbench 2.1 test - 5150 cinebench r10 CPU1 - 698 CB-CPU CPUX - 9443 CB-CPU multiprocessor speedup - 13.53 x open gl - 1594 CB-GFX I would have assumed (especially for the money!) that the UD5 would have blown my other older system away. Boo. What's really odd regarding the video scores is that using the default kexts that I downloaded from the first page (latest release as of today 5/20), the 4870 shows it's running properly in the hardware profile (QE/CI all enabled running at 1024x768x32) Any ideas on this one?? Thanks!! --rob
  14. 10.5.7 Released

    No good for me on a vanilla install on a GA-EP45-DS3R with EFI/Cham 2.0RC1. I installed update from Software Update and rebooted... got the black screen "You need to reboot your computer blah blah". I rebooted with -v -f and I can get in... First I removed AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext from S/L/E. Removed AppleAHCIPort.kext and IOAHCIBlockStorage.kext in my EFI /Extra folder and replaced those with LegacyIOAHCIBlockStorage.kext downloaded from this thread. Re-ran the Make-Boot-EFI-Now.sh script to have the kexts and mkext.cache files updated. Rebooted, same thing... crashola. Strange thing is, if I reboot with -v -f, I still can get in (but no sound and get the orange disk icon) The other thing I noticed is my machine under the profiler is listed as "iMac8,1". I thought there were problems if it was labeled as MacPro4,1 for the one new kext file in 10.5.7 (forget the name, it's referenced in this thread) I'd appreciate any thoughts! Thanks! **EDIT** Here's a list of what extensions are in my EFI partition: ACPIPS2Nub.kext AppleACPIButtons.kext AppleACPIEC.kext AppleACPILPC.kext AppleACPIPCI.kext AppleACPIPlatform.kext AppleACPIPowerSource.kext AppleACPIThermal.kext AppleAPIC.kext AppleDecrypt.kext AppleGenericPCATA.kext AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext ApplePCIConfigurator.kext ApplePS2Controller.kext ApplePS2Keyboard.kext ApplePS2Mouse.kext ApplePS2Trackpad.kext AppleSMBIOS.kext AppleVIAATA.kext Disabler.kext HDAEnabler.kext IOAHCIFamily.kext IOAHCISerialATAPI.kext IOATABlockStorage.kext IOATAFamily.kext IOATAPIProtocolTransport.kext IOHDAudioFamily.kext IONetworkingFamily.kext JMicronATA.kext LegacyHDAController.kext LegacyHDAPlatformDriver.kext LegacyIOAHCIBlockStorage.kext Natit.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext RealtekR1000.kext SMBIOSEnabler.kext SMBIOSResolver.kext SiliconImage3132.kext dsmos.kext --rob
  15. Hey guys... I've been reading thru multiple posts and really haven't found the same situation I am in. Basically, I have a fully (well 99.9%) vanilla install of 10.5.6 on my Gigabyte EP45-DS3R and nvidia 8600GT (256mb). I installed the Chameleon 2.0rc1 and it boots flawlessly. I dropped in my old XP drive so I'd be able to "dual boot" since I don't fully trust the OSX install with all my documents and important stuff (yet). Everything works fine if I select the boot 'hard drive' from going thru the boot menu when I'm booting up the machine (F12 key on my mobo) No matter what I seem to do, when I boot with the osx drive, chameleon refuses to see the xp drive, only the osx. What I was wondering is if I can manually add the XP drive to my chameleon boot menu? (osx is disk0, xp is disk1) I was reading thru the dual boot guides, and I could re-format my XP drive and start anew with the GPT partition, but it'd be great if somehow I can keep it two completely separate entities... or I can still choose my boot device when the PC is starting up... Thanks for any info... --rob