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About jboehm

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  1. SMC Monitor

    Is there a decoder for what CST Info means? It would be really useful if we had a CState residency reporter like the Linux turbostat. sample turbostat output CPU GHz TSC %c0 %c1 %c3 %c6 %pc3 %pc6 %pc7 avg 1.64 3.30 1.77 11.44 0.67 86.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 1.64 3.30 16.40 61.73 3.92 17.95 0.00 0.00 0.00 1 1.62 3.30 0.13 0.22 0.04 99.61 0.00 0.00 0.00 2 1.61 3.30 0.07 0.12 0.04 99.77 0.00 0.00 0.00 3 1.62 3.30 0.03 0.27 0.01 99.68 0.00 0.00 0.00 4 1.62 3.30 0.05 0.07 0.00 99.88 0.00 0.00 0.00 5 1.64 3.30 0.03 0.10 0.00 99.86 0.00 0.00 0.00 6 1.66 3.30 4.23 73.90 3.92 17.95 0.00 0.00 0.00 7 1.63 3.30 0.04 0.31 0.04 99.61 0.00 0.00 0.00 8 1.60 3.30 0.05 0.14 0.04 99.77 0.00 0.00 0.00 From this you can see that most of the treads are in C6. C6 is the lowest power mode. Package CState appear to be disabled. The second column shows the running frequency.
  2. AnVAL (ACPI Loader)

    Is this thread now deprecated by Chameleon 2 RC5 rev. 5XX and up ? http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...p;#entry1543024
  3. Hi, Anybody seen this problem before? I have an LG SATA DVD Writer. Is a year or 2 old. I is recognized under Snow Leopard and function perfectly when idle. Burns a disk just fine. Even works for reading disk as long as I don't let it sit idle with a disk mounted. However if I insert a disk and let it site idle for a length of time the drive becomes completely unresponsive and I have to shutdown and boot back up to do anything with it. I suspect the drive is somehow incompatible but was wondering if this is a common issue. This is the second build this has occurred on (same drive). Any ideas? Jon
  4. AnVAL (ACPI Loader)

    Thank valv. You have a great project here! Is there a place were all of the *.plist arguments are documented? I'm not sure what all of available arguments are and the names I've run across are not completely self explanatory to fresh eyes (example oemDSDT: does this mean extract from the real hardware or use a generic DSDT?) At some point (the project might not be stable enough yet) it might save a great deal of time to document all of the args, what they do, what architectures are supported, default behavior, and clearly state if this is cosmetic or if it adjusts hardware behavior. I know the user can get some documentation by using '?' at the boot loader. Is there a more convenient place to get this in the OS, were I can sit and study it? Thanks again for the hard work ... truly impressive!!
  5. AnVAL (ACPI Loader)

    For Intel Core (i) Processor bclk x Cpu Mulitplier = CPU Freq bclk x Memory Mulitplier = Memory Freq bclk x QPI Mulitpler = QPI Freq QPI (QuickPath Interconnect) is not equivalent to FSB. They do some of the same things. bclk (base clock) is the fundamental knob that increases or decreases all of the above. The CPU, Memory, and QPI multipliers are also adjustable on unlocked parts.
  6. AnVAL (ACPI Loader)

    Valv, How does the busratio flag work? It is cosmetic, so the OS shows the correct frequency or is there real frequency changes? How does busratio work on Nehalem family processors (core i*) where there is no FSB? Thanks, Jon
  7. AnVAL (ACPI Loader)

    Attached was taken using beta3c Thanks, Jon
  8. AnVAL (ACPI Loader)

    @Valv ABSOLUTELY Wonderful!!!! Thanks so much!! I'm using beta3c on a GA-EX58-UD5 with a Core i7-980x. Before beta3c I had problems with the OS time clock running fast and About This Mac reporting incorrect Processor speeds. These problems existed with AsereBLN-1.1.9, RC5Pre12, and your 6/4 build. Part of the problem has been that the 980x was just Apple 'supported' with the new kernel in 10.6.4. In my current functional set up, I went with a very minimal /Extra folder. I build all of the *.aml file I could get my hands on thru Ubuntu and threw them in /Extra. The DSDT I build via d00d's method -- http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=196771 With beta3c everything appears to be very useable. I need to go exploring all of the options with boot.plist and smbios.plist. SMBIOSdefaults=Yes is the only AnVAL specific flag I'm using so far and I'm not sure I understand that. It just sounded important. Interesting things I've seen. Processor in "About this Mac" says Unknown. But machdep.cpu.brand_string is correct. I still assume this is the current level of support for this new proc in 10.6.4 and don't know that there is anything your boot loader can do about it. More a curiosity than an issue. System Profiler/Hardware/Bus Speed: 667Mhz. I assume this is bclk. My bclk is 166Mhz, up from the Core i7 default of 133Mhz. Whatever your doing, it works. My clock works and the computer knows my correct processor speed even if it displays the bclk incorrectly. BIG Thanks Again!! If you need any diagnostic dumps from me please ask. Jon
  9. Answering my own question. It installs /legacy_kernel and does not touch /mach_kernel. It edits apple plist in /Extras to tell chameleon bootloader to use the new /legacy_kernel. I haven't tried it yet but think that it would be easy to switch back by just changing apple plist to use mach_kernel.
  10. Which RC5 are you using? Can you post a link? I'm using AnVAL's build dated 06-04-2010. I believe this is the most current RC5pre build. (found here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...mp;mode=linear) AnVal's RC5 seem to understand the 980x memory controller. Most of the other RC5pre builds have complained about an unidentified memory controller. When you post your DSDT just zip up your entire /Extras folder and post that. Then I can see your apple plist, smbio file and which Extensions your using.
  11. Hi, First time trying legacy kernel. Does installer package replace the mach_kernel on the root level of the drive or does it place legacy_kernel_10.6.4 on that level and I would need to edit my apple plist in my /Extra folder to point to the new legacy kernel? Does it only replace one file (mach_kernel) or are there others? I would like to be able to have both kernel installed side by side and either change names or change the apple plist to point to the one I'm interested in using on the next reboot.
  12. I don't see any files attached to your post. I'm using a GA-EX58-UD5. Are you overclocking at all? If I don't overclock at all my OS Time seems to track fine. My problem is that the OS isn't seeing the overclocking changes I'm making in the BIOS and therefor a second is not 1 second long. Please post your DSDT ... thanks
  13. What is ElliotRTC.kext and were did you get it? I have the problem were the OS time is running WAY to fast. Will this fix that?
  14. Hmm, my time clock in the OS is running shockingly fast. Maybe by up to 30% FAST! Has anyone come across a situation similar to this? I'm overclocking bclk but About this Mac says the stock clock rate and "Unknown" for the processor name... I'm thinking this is all related.
  15. The i7-980x is now supported natively in the 10.6.4 kernel. force64 and busratio=25 are no longer needed with 10.6.4 Only issue I've seen so far is About this Mac doesn't recognize the Processor even after adding <key>SMcputype</key> <string>1793</string> I've attached my DSDT that was created via d00b's method on page 1 DSDT.aml and dsdt.dsl for i7 980x, derived from GA-EX58-UD5 ver 1.0 and BIOS F12, with S3 sleep, fixes (doesn't include 18 and 19) and audio option B->(post 548): DSDT_GA-EX58-UD5_F12_S3_980x.zip Jon DSDT_GA_EX58_UD5_F12_S3_980x.zip