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Roger Moorelock

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  1. 10.6.2 Released!

    So far, so good on my Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L w/7300GT after going into Windows 7 and simply dragging & dropping the updated SleepEnabler.kext via MacDrive. The only issue I'm seeing is the 64-bit kernel isn't working right....crashes after 10 or so seconds after getting in the GUI. Not a big problem I guess, as my Hawking USB wifi wasn't working in 64-bit mode anyway.
  2. Zaap, I just wanted to stop by and thank you for verifying this info for me - I built the above system, using iPC OSx86 Universal 10.5.6, and it works beautifully (other than a power-down issue, which I am looking to solve now). I can't believe how nice everything runs!
  3. Well, I'm about to build a new system too, and have been researching this information for that very reason. The more expensive boards have newer chipsets, the ability to run more than 4Gb of ram, and extra connectors, but as far as I can tell, this board is a good deal for a basic motherboard, and should work just fine (I asked the same question here). Perhaps other members on the board here could comment?
  4. In case this might be of use to anyone here: Seeing that both of these boards are listed on the HCL, that they both appear to work well with OS X, and that both are priced roughly the same, I found myself curious as to which was better. In case it might be of use to anyone else here, this is what I found: Audio: The audio on the GA-EG31M-S2 (rev 1.0 & 2.0): Realtek ALC888. The audio on the GA-31M-ES2L: Realtek ALC883. The ALC888 has support for a digital microphone interface, while the ALC883 doesn't. This has been pointed out in a number of places, but the next part hasn't: GA-EG31M-S2: Realtek ALC888 - High-performance DACs with 97dB SNR (A-Weighting), ADCs with 90dB SNR (A- Weighting) GA-31M-ES2L: Realtek ALC883 - High-performance DACs with 95dB SNR (A-Weighting), ADCs with 85dB SNR (A-Weighting) While you should take these specs with a grain of salt, all things being equal, you will get slightly better audio quality with the GA-EG31M-S2 (should you get it all working, that is). Energy Savings: GA-EG31M-S2 (rev. 2.0) Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced (same with rev 1.0) GA-G31M-ES2L - Easy Energy Saver GA-EG31M-S2 (rev 1.0) - Virtual Dual BIOS. GA-EG31M-S2, GA-EG31M (rev 2.0) - Dual BIOS GA-G31M-ES2L- Dual BIOS Layout: The Floppy drive connector is in a better board location on the GA-EG31M-S2. One more quick addition to this post: I've received information from Gigabyte that the GA-31M-ES2L is actually the newer of the two motherboards.
  5. Hi, and thanks for the input! You know, I was wondering that very same thing, since I had read about it being an issue on some systems. This looks like it should do the trick nicely: Lite-On 20X DVD Burner Actually, this made me think of something else - I suppose I should expect problems with this old ps/2 keyboard, shouldn't I? - Time to pick up a USB keyboard.
  6. So, after reading a good deal in recent weeks, I have hopefully gathered enough information to assemble a workable clean & basic Hackintosh. I would very much appreciate if any system builders here could help verify whether the following items should work well or not (as far as I can tell - unless I have missed something - it looks good to go, according to the HCL 10.5.2, various posts, etc.): *GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - $52.99 (I had considered purchasing a EP45-DS3L, but the install looks to be a lot more detailed and potentially troublesome, and I'm unsure if the gains are worth it all). *Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - $119.99 *Transcend 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - $33.99 I'm still a bit unsure of which video card to go with (any suggestions are welcome), but the following looks to be pretty good for the money, and appears to be listed on the HCL as well: *XFX PVT84JYAJG GeForce 8600 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card -$69.99, not currently in stock Beyond this, I am trying to keep the total cost down by re-using a number of items I already own: my USB Mac-compatible Line 6 TonePort GX for audio, an old PATA DVD-burner (an IDE NEC ND-3540A), MS Intellimouse 3.0, Logitech Access Keyboard, ATX case w/400-watt PS, and my trusty old Hitachi SuperScan 812 21-inch CRT). Anyway, thanks for any verification/advice/help you can offer - This website is priceless!