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About mysticwhiskey

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  1. MSI Platinum P45

    My Snow Leopard HDD died this morning, so after reinstalling SL on a brand new HDD I thought it'd be a good time to try updating to 10.6.4 since I had nothing to lose. I followed the same steps as are detailed in my guide, the only difference was that I installed the 10.6.4 update instead of the 10.6.2 update via Software Update. After downloading and installing the 10.6.4 update (but before rebooting!), I used the '10.6.2 KExts' in the MacLoader package (minus SleepEnabler.kext), applied the files to the EFI partition and rebooted. Everything works fine. I do not use SleepEnabler.kext, since I have always had trouble with my system and sleep - it's always on anyway so I don't use this kext and disable the sleep options in the energy settings.
  2. MSI Platinum P45

    I updated my install guide to have more details and be more noob-friendly. The link is in my first post in this topic.
  3. MSI Platinum P45

    You may be right about the P45 Platinum not needing a modified DSDT, but I used one anyway just to be sure. Haven't tried it without, maybe one day I'll try a re-install just to see if it makes a difference.
  4. MSI Platinum P45

    I answered your question on hackintosh.org, but thought I'd post my reply here too as it might help others with this motherboard. Yes it is Snow Leopard compatible (posting now from my Snow Leopard 10.6.2 install on MSI P45 Platinum, Q9400 CPU, GeForce 9800 GT). Update: Have created an updated install guide here (includes all required files and more detailed steps than the original guide, does not include Snow Leopard DVD, you'll have to buy that): Installing Snow Leopard on the MSI P45 Platinum - Revised Guide.zip A few more details on osx86 wiki: HCL 10.6.0 - OSx86 Upgrading to 10.6.2 using Software Update was relatively painless, but I had to use netkas' NullCPUPowerManagement.kext for 10.6.2 and disable SleepEnabler.kext (even netkas' new one didn't work for me). I had to disable the sleep option in System Preferences -> Energy Saver. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Edit 20 Feb 2010: I created a new guide to replace the old one. The old guide can still be found here: Snow Leopard For MS-7512 mobo and nVidia video.zip
  5. Buying a new PCI Firewire Card

    Mine uses a VIA VT6302 chip, and is the same as this one. Using it on 10.4.6 with an MAudio Firewire Solo audio interface - no problems at all.
  6. PC mobo in G4 Sawtooth Case

    I think (by far) the important things to look out for are: 1. Most motherboards will interfere (specifically, the placement of the RAM modules) with the optical drive cage when the case is closed - choose carefully! Having a short optical drive can definitely help 2. The back panel will have to be extensively modified to accomodate the ports (serial, usb, video, etc) 3. A PSU mounted in the standard position will most likely cut off a LOT of airflow to the CPU, if not physically interfere with the CPU heatsink/fan Having said that, I've got an Asus P5LD2-VM sitting in a Quicksilver case, using a 1U PSU mounted far inside the case (in a decidedly 'non standard' position). Do some googling, there's a few sites out there that detail the installation.
  7. Micro ATX mobo

    In fact Micro-ATX motherboards DO fit in a standard ATX case- the mounting holes all line up correctly.
  8. Some of you might like to know that an OSX Mono install package is finally available for Intel Macs. It's available from http://www.mono-project.com/Downloads
  9. osx problems

    Howdy, I haven't experienced your problem, but the most important thing is to detail your hardware specs (motherboard, cpu, video card, etc). Searching this site (using Google because the forum search ain't as good) gives some possible leads: http://forum.osx86project.org/lofiversion/...php/t10738.html http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=6548 (The search term I used in Google was site:forum.osx86project.org ichat) Also, I think it it would also be better for people to reply to this thread (rather than just using IM), that way anyone else who has the same problem can benefit from the discourse. Cheers, Ryan
  10. Behringer FCA202 on Intel Macs

    Just in case anyone is interested, Behringer has just got back to me and they confirmed that the FCA202 works for Intel Macs, and uses the built-in Core Audio driver functionality (no additional drivers required)
  11. Behringer FCA202 on Intel Macs

    Thanks, that's the answer I wanted to hear! Ryan
  12. Behringer FCA202 on Intel Macs

    Howdy, Does anyone have any experience with getting the Behringer FCA202 firewire audio interface to work for Intel Macs? Apparently it's supported by the built-in firewire audio drivers in PowerPC Macs, so I'm hoping (guessing?) it will work for Intel too without the need for additional drivers. I have emailed Behringer support, but have had no reply as yet. Please let me know if you've had any success (or failure) with this hardware! EDIT: I am running OSX 10.4.6 Thanks, Ryan
  13. Am I making the right choice?

    I think they're concerned about standard PCI slot support, *not* PCI-E graphics cards.
  14. Still waiting for root device. help

    Elwis, What's your motherboard make & model? It looks like the IDE chipset might be the problem - a search on the forum for the phrase "ioatacontroller blocking bus" reveals a few links that may (or may not) help: Forum Search Using Google
  15. My PC -> G3 case mod =D

    OK your site's back up now, and I realise you'll have no trouble fitting an internal drive since you've already got the internal drive cage fitted! Nice job, very clean.