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  1. Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

    I have a 2.4Ghz Core2Duo MacBook Pro with the nVidia 8600M, so I am glad I waited for the hardware refrash otherwise I would be stuck with the ATI x1600 and no OpenCL support. I am still sorta peeved that the ONLY card that supports QuickTime H.264 hardware acceleration is the nVidia 9400M. I know that the 8600M can do hardware acceleration because I have it working in Windows 7 (Boot Camp) with the latest nVidia mobile drivers off their site. And I found it odd that the 9600M isn't even supported, or the higher end nVidia Cards on the iMacs (GTS 120 or something like that, I think.) Still, even if you didn't get OpenCL or 64-bit support, apps should still run faster and will have a smaller footprint because of dropping PPC support and rewriting parts of the apps to utilize some of the new technologies MacOS has gained over the years. $29 is worth it for all the Intel Mac owners out there, new and old.
  2. Bump. If no one has a solution, I am ditching Mac OS in favor of Windows 7.
  3. The Hackint0sh, twice revisited

    So the last post I made was 2+ years ago. I had tried to get back into the scene, but didn't really have the hardware or some spare money to do it with. I don't know how long it will last this time, but I am back trying new methods on my cousin's computer. He is the one with the 775i945gz motherboard. we went pure Vanilla Retail this time, courtesy of grub-dfe/boot-132. We installed an EFI Loader using EFIStudio 1.1. Now we are working on the Graphics (worked until 10.5.6 update) and the audio (stupid ICH7 issues) and then we are golden. The purpose? iPhone SDK and iMovie 09. Hopefully someone will reply with some help/answers in the forum.
  4. I installed Mac OS Leopard Retail 10.5.0. I installed an EFI bootloader via EFIStudio 1.1. I put nvInject on the EFI Extension folder and on reboot, I had resolutions, Quartz, and Core Image. I added AppleSMBIOS from a forum post on here in the same folder and it worked fine. I didn't try audio at this point. I updated to Leopard 10.5.6 via Apple software update as well as all other updates available as of March 14, 2009. On reboot, I still had resolutions, but I lost Quartz and Core Image acceleration. I tried Titan, Natit, nvKush, and Leopard Graphics Update 1.0 (found on same site as nvKush) with no change, so I went back to nvInject. The Device IDs (pulled from System Profiler) are: Chipset Model: GeForce 7600 GS Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x4 VRAM (Total): 256 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0392 Revision ID: 0x00a1 ROM Revision: NVinject 0.2.1 This is when I decided to tackle audio. I tried using the HDA patcher tool with a Linux codec dump and it gave me outputs, but no sound. I deleted AppleHDA and downloaded AppleAzaliaAudio.kext and put it in my Extension folder. I edited it with my device IDs and audio hub id which are as follows: 0x27d88086 - Intel ICH7 HD Audio Hub 0x10ec0888 - Realtek ACL888 Audio No matter which version or copy of AppleAzaliaAudio I use, I get no outputs in Preferences or on the Audio/MIDI tool. I don't care about input, but I just would like sound. I used OSx86 tool to dump PCI/DEVIDs and attached the resulting file in case it helps. My motherboard is a 775i945gz. lspci.txt
  5. How to get your Nvidia card working in Leopard!

    I hate to dig up old topics, but I was using nvInject (Extensions folder on EFI partition) and my 7600GS worked great in Retail Vanilla Leopard 10.5.0 booting via EFI (found in EFIStudio 1.1) and when I upgraded to Leopard 10.5.6 I lost Quartz and Core Image support. I know they worked before, but they disappeared. Is there any way to get them back? System Profiler info below: GeForce 7600 GS: Chipset Model: GeForce 7600 GS Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x4 VRAM (Total): 256 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0392 Revision ID: 0x00a1 ROM Revision: NVinject 0.2.1 Displays: X221W: Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Software Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Not Supported Display Connector: Status: No display connected
  6. I have an AsRock 775i945gz Motherboard with a Core 2 Duo 2.2Ghz Processor (E4500), 2GB DDR2 memory, a 250GB SATA Hard Drive and a IDE DVD Burner. I have been trying to boot the retail Leopard disk on it using boot-132 with no luck. I tried the original image, added the dsmos.kext and reburned it, both of those just rebooted my machine after switching resolution (last line on screen was dsmos.kext: Starting... which could only be read through a video recorded of the boot since it flashed so quick). I tried a pack of images for boot-132 (included Basic, Generic, Alternate, and several others as well as Parted Magic) and none of them worked. I really want to be able to boot this native because it is a pain to have to download a 4GB+ image (Kalyway, Leo4All, iAKTOS, etc) on my slow connection (256kbit) when I have a retail DVD sitting in front of me. I tried to get the modified Boot-132 but the link was no longer working. I also tried the JMicron patch to use my USB drive and it's link was broken as well. Seems like there are a lot of broken links dealing with boot-132...
  7. Ok, I know I am double posting, but I have an Xbench score! The results? Kalyway Leopard 10.5.1 - Xbench 114.6 Not too bad for a cheap machine. It seems to be pretty snappy too.
  8. Mostly an idea due to lack or resources or funds but here goes. I was reading up on some forums where people were trying to hack Pismo and G4s into the Clamshell iBooks to "upgrade them" but had little success because of size issues. Now that we have an entire generation of Netbooks or SubNotebooks, would it be possible to get one of those and put its guts inside a Clamshell? I also know there are nanoITX board son the market that are very small and might work with some tweaking and modding (aka new heatsinks, rewiring of ports). I was curious if this could be done to create a Macintosh or Hackintosh experience with full support. Reason behind this is my sister loves Orange and I recently turned her on to Apple, and I thought this might make a cool gift to get an up to date iBook Clamshell Tangerine since they are so different. Heres hoping!
  9. The parts listed have been ordered and will be here friday. The customer is a friend and they gave me permission to play with it, so I'll give Leopard a shot and see what I come up with. Which of the bebuilt DVDs for Leo should I get? iaktos? Kalyway? Leo4All? Keep the hardware in mind.
  10. New Hackintosh

    I think the hardware is very comparable to my MacBook Pro (2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo, 2GB Memory, 200GB Hard Drive, 8600M GT 256MB Graphics, 8x SuperDrive) and it runs Leopard quick as a whip. As long as your hardware is supported via kexts, which they should be with minimal hacking or using nvInject or whatever for the graphics card, it should run just as well if not better then my laptop. I haven't checked for sure, but I would say most nVidia cards from the FX 5200 though the 8800 with 512MB or less memory should work in some way or another. ATI cards seem to be a bit more tricky. The real trick is to not get too new or too old because there is no driver support.
  11. New Hackintosh

    The last PC i built was with the V-500 instead of the V-400 but it was pretty much silent. The nosiest thing in the whole case was the stock Intel CPU fan, even the eVGA 8800GT Graphics cards weren't too loud after extended play. And sorry about the PCI Express x16 vs 2.0 thing, though some 2.0 cards will work in a 16x (aka 1.0) slot. That's what I did on a diff PC using another motherboard with a 1x slot and it worked fine.
  12. New Hackintosh

    Pulling some parts from my "Cheap Hackintosh" post, GIGABYTE GA-945GCM-S2C Intel 945GC Core 2 Quad Motherboard - $49.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128076 COOLER MASTER RC-340C-KKN1-GP Steel/Plastic Mini Case - $39.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...RC-340C-KKN1-GP Coolmax V-400 400W ATX V2.01 Power Supply - $24.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...5&Tpk=V-400 And for a graphics card recommendation: XFX PVT88PUHF4 GeForce 8800 GT 256MB Graphics Card - $129.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814150278 That motherboard supposedly needs AppleAzaliaAudio.kext patch and then the board is right as rain out of the box. Don't know about the Graphics Card, but there are success reports of 8800GT cards on the Wiki and they seem to give the best bang for buck and Final Cut Pro will use the graphics power to make rendering faster.
  13. Yeah, all my prices are in USD and yours is ~$294USD and the biggest diff is I used onboard video and you bought a 7200gs. Not a bad PC for the price. And I have heard the E2180 has massive o/c ability to compare to the Core 2 Extreme Processors when using a decent Zalman cooler. I am hoping ot order this beast next week or so, and I will have some time to play with it so I will install Leo4All or Kalyway on it and see how easy/hard it is.
  14. I was pricing parts for a friend's family to build the cheapest decent PC I could and decided to run the parts through the HCL and it seemed to be pretty compatible with minimal kext patching, so I thought I would share the list. I haven't ordered anything yet, so if you have a suggestion, let me know. It has to be less than $300 with shipping because that's all I was given. GIGABYTE GA-945GCM-S2C Intel 945GC Core 2 Quad Motherboard (10007792) - $48.00 INTEL Pentium Dual-Core 1.8GHz FSB800MHz 1M LGA775 Processor (10005514) - $68.90 Kingston KVR667D2N5/1G 1GB DDR2-667 Memory (85023-2) - $25.90 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815AS 160GB SATA Hard Drive (117007) - $44.99 SAMSUNG SH-S202J/BEBN 20X IDE DVD Burner (10008351) - $24.99 Coolmax V-400 400W ATX V2.01 Power Supply (360921) - $19.99 COOLER MASTER RC-340C-KKN1-GP Steel/Plastic Mini Case (10007540) - $34.99 TOTAL: $267.76 + ~$25 shipping All parts from ZipZoomFly (parts numbers in parentheses). Prices are as of Thursday, May 29, 2008. EDIT: Thanks for moving me to the right section, I somehow missed this one and thought "Hardware" was the closest thing.
  15. Apple TV Take II Update Live

    Testing reveled the Apple TV interface is in 1080p and photos are in 1080p, but it can't decode HD content bigger than 720p. It upscales content to 1080p. It's built in upscaler seems to do as good and sometimes better of a job than a TV's build in upscaler (from 720p to 1080p.) There is an awesome thread over at MacRumors that I am following for all the changes. I am still looking for a YouTube upload of the new intro video though....