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  1. Ahhh, should have thought to check that first, sorry. Thanks!
  2. Great, thanks for the help. Is there a reason all these GB builds use ATI instead of nVidia video cards? It's been a while since I've done a build, and nVidia was always the way to go back then. I have a 9800GTX+ I had planned to use, but are the ATI's better for updates at all? Thanks!
  3. You are my hero. Thanks! After looking at that post, I'm wondering if the GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 would work as well. It seems some have it working, some don't, but few people are specific, and it's a Z68 board that's cheaper than the GIGABYTE GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3. There are a number of comments in the post about this, but no reply as of yet. Thanks again, B.
  4. Hi all, I've been reading through a ton of posts in the Buying Thoughts forum about the best hardware for OSX86 as I haven't done a build since a Q6600 a long time ago. While I'm finding a lot of great information, I'm not finding much specific to 10.7. I'd like to do a Sandybridge build, most likely with an i5-2500K, 8GB RAM, and a "decent" video card that will run OpenGL acceleration for Photoshop CS5. Does anyone have any specific hardware recommendations when it comes to Mobo and Video card and 10.7 compatibility? Largest priority is ease of update, so the less patches required, the better. Thanks! B.
  5. I'm also getting KP's when using Firefox. I can load the machine up rending in After Effects, or use Photoshop all day, but I use Firefox for 10 minutes and it panics. Not always, but randomly. Can you explain what you mean by this? Is it working for you?
  6. Hey guys, I've built up a ton of OSX machines using NVidia cards that work great. However, I have one machine with a Sapphire HD3870 card that's driving me nuts with a weird delay issue. So, if I open up Photoshop CS4, and then open the color picker by click on one of the color boxes in the tools pallet, everything appears fine. If I click and drag the mouse around in the colored area, it reacts very slowly. On my nvidia machines, the color changes instantly as I drag the mouse around. On the ATI machine, it doesn't change until I stop moving the mouse. I've also noticed slow downs on other dialogs. I also notice on the NVidia machines, CPU doesn't change when the palet is open, but on the ATI machine, one of the cores is at about 15% usage. OpenGL in CS4 settings have no effect on the issue. Qe/CI are working. Stats on the ATI Machine: iDeneb 10.5.5 (Updated to 10.5.6, problem persists) Voodoo 9.6.0 kernel Photoshop CS4 11.0 (updated to 11.0.1, problem persists) lastExile's ATI driver package from: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=107526 Intel Q8300 Gigabyte GA-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128358EP45-UD3P Sapphire HD 3750 512MB 8GB RAM
  7. This post will walk you through it: http://aquamac.proboards.com/index.cgi?boa...=509&page=1
  8. Be sure at the Darwin prompt you're hitting F8 and typing busmode=20 in the kernel parameters or this will happen. You can then add this to com.apple.boot.plist as defined in the instructions. This generally happens if you're having to use the DVD to boot. If the DVD is still in, be sure to add rd=disk1s1 or whatever your disk is to the kernel paramaters on boot, or you'll actually be trying to mount the DVD in rw mode instead of the installed drive when you get to the terminal. Try booting with -f to force the kexts to rebuild. If that doesn't work, use the DVD to boot into terminal mode. Just hit F8, and boot with: busratio=20 rd=disk1s1 -v -s Of course, use your OSX partition instead of disk1s1. After booting, copy over ALL of the kexts from DD's zip file in the first post that are for your hardware. If you skip one, you may get that message. For instance, if you skip JMicron, the ACPI one will throw that error. I beleive they were all color coded red, other than things like Natit that were specific for his video card. After that, be sure your permissions are set properly, and reboot without the DVD, using: busratio=20 -v -f Also, be sure you're using the System.kext that goes with your kernel. That could cause this as well.
  9. Yea, definitely update to F8a. I had no sleep issues when using the stock speeds, only once I overclocked (3.6ghz). After updating to F8a, it didn't matter what I had the CPU clocked at, it always worked. Here is where I got the F8a BIOS from: http://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboard...os-updates.html
  10. Yea, not sure what I was thinking there In any event, I have NO idea what I did, but I got it working with all cores. Now the only issue I have is the fast clock. From reading through this thread it doesn't seem like anyone has fully identified what's causing that yet. Cool, I will keep this in mind when I switch back over to retail. Btw, sleep works perfect in vanilla and voodoo using the F8a BIOS on the UD4P. I can come back 3 hours later with either and resume no problem.
  11. Well I tried using those kexts, and tried with the 9.6.3 kernel, and no luck, still just showing one CPU. I'll give what you did a shot based on this guide and quit messing with iPC. I do have a separate laptop I could use to run the script on, but since I have the iPC booting, couldn't I just use it and not have to worry about deleting the DSDT? Btw, this is going to sound stupid, but what specifically is involved in deleting the DSDT? I used the GUI patcher before. Thanks a ton, btw.
  12. Interesting, Im using the Voodoo kernel, and it sleeps great. Though, I was not able to sleep in Windows 7, until I found a beta BIOS version F8a which I have installed now, that solved my sleep issues there. You might want to give that a shot. If you can't find it online, let me know and I'll attach it. Anyways, I just went back and looked at the first post, and realized there is a zip file there called X58_Mobo_Installer.zip, which is very different from my GA-EX58-UD5_Kexts.zip file. I have no idea where I got that from. I'll try the kexts that are there first. Also, this is the iPC install, so I've got Chameleon 1.0.12 installed. Do I need to upgrade that to support the DSDT patching? Maybe I should just quit playing with the iPC install and just use it to run dd's script and start the retail install. Unfortunatly I only have one drive to use. Thanks again.
  13. Nope, it's clean. Kernel parameters in there are "busratio=20 -v". Did you install all the kext's included in the first post? And are you not running a voodoo kernel? I also found that if I used Voodo 9.6.0 and all the kext's in the first post, it wouldn't get past the ACPI during boot. Any help, or details of the specific kext's you used would be fantastic. As a note, I do see these in my dmesg output: ---- Darwin Kernel Version 9.6.0: Wed Feb 18 15:39:36 CET 2009; AnV XNU Kernel Release 1.3 :xnu-1228.9.59/BUILD/obj/RELEASE_I386 standard timeslicing quantum is 10000 us vm_page_bootstrap: 1487580 free pages and 85284 wired pages mig_table_max_displ = 79 warning: skipping personalities in blacklisted kext com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=0 LocalApicId=0 Enabled AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=1 LocalApicId=2 Enabled AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=2 LocalApicId=4 Enabled AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=3 LocalApicId=6 Enabled AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=4 LocalApicId=1 Enabled AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=5 LocalApicId=3 Enabled AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=6 LocalApicId=5 Enabled AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=7 LocalApicId=7 Enabled --- [TSC] delta: 9, skipping synchronization. (CPU1) [TSC] delta: 37, skipping synchronization. (CPU2) [TSC] delta: 2, skipping synchronization. (CPU3) [TSC] delta: 34, skipping synchronization. (CPU4) [TSC] delta: -17, skipping synchronization. (CPU5) [TSC] delta: 36, skipping synchronization. (CPU6) [TSC] delta: 17, skipping synchronization. (CPU7) IOAPIC: Version 0x20 Vectors 64:87 ACPI: System State [s0 S3 S4 S5] (S3) mbinit: doneextension org.tgwbd.driver.LegacyAppleAHCIPort is not loadable Can't determine dependencies for org.tgwbd.driver.LegacyAppleAHCIPort. --- Thanks!
  14. Hey everyone, I'm using a UD4P, and am following the guide from mid-thread about using iPC 10.5.6 to get the initial install up and running before using the retail method. For grins and giggles, I updated the Voodoo kernel and some of the kext's based on this post in the iPC install, but for some reason it's only showing 1 processor in the Activity Monitor. Any idea why this would be happening? Would like to ensure I know how to fix this before updating to retail install. Thanks!
  15. Actually.. just realized my existing Q6600 Mobo is a crossfire mobo. I also see SLI and Crossfire aren't supported in OSX86 now. Can CS4 is osx86 still utilize the processing power of the multiple cards for rendering in After Effects without SLI/Crossfire?