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Toad S

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  1. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard on GA-H57M-USB3

    Sense Birdman didn't respond yet to your question. I will. CPU=1 is just until you get you going until you update past system 10.6.2 then it will support i3,i5 and i7 natively. I'm still running my GA-H57M-USB system almost 24/7 for the past 3 months with no issues.
  2. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard on GA-H57M-USB3

    DSDT for GA-H57M-USB3 using MaLdOn's autopatcher! I am using his patcher and it works great. All I added to it was ALC889 audio. Now everything works with vanilla system. Extensions in extra include: ALC8xxHDA.Kext, FakeSMC.Kext, JMicron36xATA.Kext and JMicron36xeSATA.Kext. MaLdOn's Auto DSDT patcher
  3. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard on GA-H57M-USB3

    I'm Glad it worked out for you. This is proving to be a great board! ape aperson's original thread.
  4. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard on GA-H57M-USB3

    I would guess yes, with some trial and err. I don't know of a edited DSDT file that would work with that motherboard, but using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]'s - [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] method should work. Your Audio is ALC889 (compatible) Network is RTL8111 (compatible) Intel chipset H57 (Compatible) Pick a compatible Graphics card and you would be close. Good Luck
  5. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard on GA-H57M-USB3

    Thanks Birdman, Your guide for the GA-H57M-USB3 gave me the confidence to get this board for christmas and do my 3rd hackintosh. I did a mix of your information and the info from tonyMacx86. To save some time I tried his approach to first use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and go straight to retail OSX 10.6.0 install disk. I followed with the combo update and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] (using tonymac's DSDT and User DSDT method). With this motherboard none of this would have worked if I didn't use your advice to use "CPU=1 BUSRATIO=20" THE INSTALLER WOULD NOT RUN WITH OUT IT. Thank You Very much! This has worked out great. Most stable build that I've put together. Everything is working including sleep! Follow this Guide : http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/ibo...ac-os-x-on.html and don't forget to add after [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and OSX Retail Install - the strings: "cpu=1 busratio=20 -v" Here's my setup. [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]: (Check means put a check mark in the box) Check - UserDSDT Install (get in tonymacx86.com DSDT database. Ga-H57m-usb3 (F9 Bios) Check - User utilities (rebuild cashes and permissions) Kexts and Enablers: Check - Audio Realtek ALC8xx - ALC8xxHDA and AppleHDA Rollback Check - Disk JMicron36x (AKA GSATA) - ATA and SATA (ESATA optional) Check - Graphics (pick what matches you graphics card) Check - Miscellaneous - fakesMC and USB 3.0 - NEC/Renesas Check - Network - RealtekR100SL DO NOT CHECK A BOOT LOADER (It is al ready selected under User DSDT Install) Customization: Check - Boot options - 64 bit apple boot screen. Check - System Definitions (Pick the one you like) Check - Themes - (Pick the one you like) Check - OSX86 Software. That's IT! for a very stable Vanilla Kernel install. Total of 6 NON Apple Kext's in the Extra folder. Enjoy Update: My sleep stopped working and I found out it was the NVEnabler_64.kext. I removed it and just use the boot-loader graphic's enabled. No graphics selected. (Boot options - 64 bit apple boot screen enables my graphics) Also I was having low geek Bench scores. I turns out that having bios setting in auto is bad. (Except for cpu voltage and ram timings.) Removed auto's and score jump up from 3500 to about 7800. Update 1/17/2011 Updated system to 10.6.6 with no issues. Sleep was inconsistent. Some of it was hardware - It doesn't like my old MAC keyboard and the GIGABYTE SATA PORTS PUT THE MOTHERBOARD IN LIMBO WHEN ENTERING SLEEP. I just use the Intel Sata ports for now. (something to work on.) Software issues include AppleLPC.kext not loading. This is part of the cpu speed stepping, and has been know to cause sleep issues. After spending hours reading I learned how to patch the DSDT file I received from TonyMacx86 so it would load the AppleLPC.Kext. You can tell right away if its working because you can go to the energy saver preferences and now you have the option to startup automatically after power failure. If it helps anyone I'll attach it here. DSDT_GA_H57M_USB3_F9_LPCB.aml.zip After renaming to DSDT.aml and installing in extra folder use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to repair permissions and remake the caches. Then reboot. Otherwise sleep will cause a kernal panic. hope this was helpful. Update 2/11/2011 I've been reading and trying different things to get this OSX system working 100% I changed out my old mac keyboard for a new Logitech and that solved usb issues with that keyboard. I tried every usb dsdt patch I could read about, but the 4 standard USB ports on the back of the motherboard still give me trouble going to sleep with anything plugged into them. I added 4 new usb ports that plug into the motherboard and attach to a PCI slot cover. Those with the ones on the front work just fine with full functioning sleep. My DVD drive is not allowing auto sleep to work, so I added the RIP3 script and that fixed that. Rip3 Script Last I wanted my speedstepping working. It took me a lot longer finding a monitor program that would work, than to fix it. Monitoring with FakeSMC The biggest problems are some times the simplest. I had speedstep working great at stock CPU speed's (i5 760 - 2.8ghz), but overclocking caused the speedstep voltage to just stay at maximum. After reading and trying to add speedstep to my dsdt (Not needed) I found out that all I had to do is change my bios CPU core voltage control from auto to normal. also change the next one i believe called voltage change to normal. My best performance with geekbench came when I used chameleon to GeneratePstates = yes in com.apple.Boot.plist. Geekbench (x86) score-8602 and Geekbench (x64) score-10204 with overclock of 3.613ghz (i5 760). BCLK was 172 and memory was 10x = 1702. CPU multiplier was 21. Temp at idle is 34c with non stock cooler. I set fan control in bios on voltage control not auto or PWM. This runs at lower RPM's for quiet operation. Stock cooler is only good for stock speeds. I will attach the latest DSDT for this motherboard if you don't want to make your own with the MaLdOn AutoPatcher. GA_H57M_USB3_F9_ALC889_MaLdOn.aml.zip (don't forget to rename to DSDT.aml before using.) DSDT doesn't set video card type or CPU SpeedStepping. Use Chameleon 2.0 RC5 r669 or newer for that.
  6. D-Link Shareport for Mac

    I was testing Mac Shareport with the latest DIR655 Router firmware (1.32NA beta) and Shareport Utility 1.10 beta. With that said I installed the Shareport Utility 1.10 using the 10_4 PKG and nothing else. Then rebooted the computer. I had no problem mounting or unmounted my OT4 harddrive. I set it up with two partitions. One HFS+ and the other was FAT32 and then I tried NTFS. Shareport works with any of these. Mounting and unmounted is not a problem any more with the latest router firmware. I did have firmware 1.30 and tried Shareport Utility 1.01 and 1.10 with no luck. The key seems to be the new beta firmware 1.32NA beta. NOW THE BAD NEWS...... I used 4.5GB file to test copying transfer rates. Test (1) transfer from OT4 harddrive to desktop PC (windowsXP sp3 TBase100 LAN) speeds were 20min for a file that size. Good USB2 speeds. Test (2) transfer from OT4 harddrive to desktop Mac (OSx 10.5.7 wireless N) I tried five times and failed five times. I would be going a long fine then file transfer would just stop. At that point your in trouble. You can't quit Shareport or the copying in progress. Your frozen. The finder won't relaunch, you just get the spinning beach ball of death. I waited for hours to see if the transfer would start moving again, no luck. The only thing you can do is hold the power button down for a HARD SHUT DOWN. Start your MAC again AND RESTART THE ROUTER to get Shareport to work again. If you have a PC and a PC partition on the drive. (PC won't mount HFS+ unless you have Macdrive7) You can make Shareport work again by mounting and unmounted the drive twice on the PC. (First time doesn't work) This seems to work as good as restarting the router. Test (3) changed computers to MacBook laptop (OSX 10.5.6 Wireless N) Same problem, copy so far anywhere from 200 megs to 2 gigs then your dead. TEST (4) same Macbook this time wired to TBase1000 LAN. same problem. CONCLUTIONS.... Shareport for the PC works great. Shareport for the Mac has come a long way in the last couple of months, but still not stable enough to be usable. UPDATE: GOOD NEWS!!!!! I was looking to find an updated sxuptp.kext from Silex Technology to see if that would help. I downloaded the SX Virtual Link Utility for USB device connection for Mac OSX Ver. 3.1.0 The cosetup installer works perfectly. The SX Virtual Link application sees my DLINK DIR655 USB harddrive. I mounted the drive and started copying some files from my Mac desktop and my Macbook. I have had no transfer errors. The same file that took 20 minutes on a wired LAN on my PC took a 35 minutes on my wireless N Mac. This is working good! Heres the link to the download. Silex Technology Downloads
  7. Yes it is working 100%
  8. I have the same motherboard and it works great! I haven't found anything that doesn't work right with the right Kexts and patches. I found this other guys OSX install guide for the GA-G31M-ES2L. Its very good. OSX 10.5.6 Vanilla Install Guide for GA-G31M-ES2L My install is a little different as I haven't found a need yet to patch my DSDT. I'm using Voodoo Power instead, for power management. I used software update to go from 10.5.6 to 10.5.7. The only kexts I had to reinstall was for audio. All my other modifided kexts and patches are in EXTRA folder, except audio that I haven't been able to get it to work from there. I would highly recommend this MB is is very compatible. Toad S
  9. ATI ATA Controller (PATA/SATA)

    Thank You, This driver works great with my SB400 chipset. My sata drives worked fine before with the appleviaata driver. It's the two dvd drives on the pata bus that woudn't always be recognised. My sata is device id 0x43791002 and the pata drives 0x43761002. What was interesting is on the IPC OSx86 Leopard 10.5.6 beta DVD the Appleviaata driver also had the device ID of 0x43721002 which is my IXP SB400 SMBus Controller. This stopped the IOKitWaitQuiet timeout and my boot time changed from 65 seconds to only 20 seconds. This was very exciting at first, but no way to get my dvd drives to work. This also stopped me from booting off of the IPC OSx86 install dvd. I was hopeing that this new ATI ATA controller driver would let me have my cake and eat it too. I had the best driver for my chipset but still had the IOKitWaitQuiet timeout and 65 second boot time. Then I found this InsanelyMac Link in this forum section. Used the second download link of the patched IOATAFamily.kext. This kext shortens the search it takes when looking for ATA devices. Now with this driver and the patched IOATAFamily.kext driver my ATA hardware works great. Thank You, Chun-Nan for ATI SBxx ATA SATA/PATA Driver and ar4er for (IOATAFamily.kext patch)
  10. My computer would crash every time I ran vmware-fusion. I'm running iKATOS V5.1i (Leopard 10.5.5) This is the solution I found: In reading about Voodo Mach Kernel Rev. 1.0 this is what their user documentation says. "VMware (OS X) does not run when running on Voodoo kernel. VMware requires the running kernel to be named /mach_kernel. This is a known bug in VMware. Either install your Voodoo kernel as /mach_kernel (not recommended), or remove /mach_kernel and create a symbolink link in its place (alias) which points to Voodoo kernel (/mach_kernel.voodoo). If you used the automatic installer, this has been done for you. If you installed the kernel manually, refer to the Installing the Kernel section for more details." I installed the Voodoo Rev. 1.0 (Dec. 6th 2008) Auto Install, Vmware-Fusion is now working with no system crashes or problems. To get Voodo Kernel just google it.