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    SATA Dvd drive spins up randomly?

    Ok, so the DVD shipping drive modification I tried or w/e did not work. My DVD drive is still recognized as a HP DVD Writer 1260d, and it still spins up randomly.
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    SATA Dvd drive spins up randomly?

    Alright, I'm trying that DVD drive modification that should make the drive appear as an Apple one. I'll report back with my findings.
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    Apple Shipping drive DVD fix (for PATA/SATA)

    Sorry to be an extreme noob with this, but what info.plist do I need to edit? And I was referred to this thread because my DVD was spinning up without a disc in it every so often... will this fix that problem? EDIT I am dumb lol. I edited the info.plist inside the kext, and I replaced the default values as stated by Andy with the values from my dvd drive (HP DVD Writer 1260d). I rebooted, and I still have the "generic drive" in the about this mac. So, I don't think it worked for me. I'm running Snow Leopard with the latest updates.
  4. Hey guys. I recently installed Snow Leopard on my desktop (ASUS P5QL-Pro motherboard, Q6600 CPU, nVidia 9800GT gpu). Everything works great, except every now and then (like 10 minutes apart), my DVD drive will start to spin up and make noises as if I just inserted a disk... Is there any way I can fix that? This is the guide I used to install OS X: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...aded&start= Also, this is somewhat unrelated, but I am running a dualboot with Windows 7. Right now I have the Windows 7 bootloader coming up first, and then I can pick from either Windows 7 or OS X. Picking OS X will take me to Chameleon, which lets me boot OS X. This is an easy task usually, but the thing is I used the modified OSInstall.mpkg when I installed OS X so that I could install it on a MBR disk... so there is no EFI partition. What I would like to do is have Chameleon come up first, and be able to boot OS X or Windows 7 (Chameleon is fancier than the Windows bootloader). Thanks
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    Snow Leopard Retail

    There aren't really any Snow Leopard distros, so you can pretty much ONLY retail install, at least that's how I see things right now.
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    Upgrading my hackintosh

    Socket 1366 i7's will only help you if you plan on using a Crossfire or SLI GPU setup. If you're not, save yourself some money and go 1156.
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    83° C on Quad Q9400 HackPro

    With the CPU running at 83c, you're already going to damage it. Don't run your computer unless you can get that fixed. The max safe operating temperature for Core 2 Quads is about 71c... And that's pushing it.
  8. Hey guys. My DVD burner doesn't work at all in OS X (can't burn DVD's, CD's, etc.), but I still keep it in because I have Windows on my machine. Plus, removing it would be a hassle. Is there anyway to disable it completely (OS X can't detect it) through removing certain kext's or something? I'm on a retail install of 10.6.3. Thanks!
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    Multiboot got very messed up

    I thought you said you were able to boot Windows using Chameleon?
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    Multiboot got very messed up

    Did your OS X install depend on Chameleon? If so, that's probably why you got the kernel panic (missing kext's or w/e). I'd suggesting booting Windows 7 using Chameleon. Once in your Windows, download a program called "EasyBCD". There are options in there that *should* be able to fix your problems, since it lets you recreate boot sectors and such. Once you are able to boot into Windows without any problems, go into EasyBCD, and then Add/Remove entries. Click the tab labeled Mac, then add an entry as the type "Generic OSx86 PC" or w/e that's called. Now, you should be able to boot into OS X through the Windows bootloader.
  11. To everyone who reads this: I figured out a way to get this to work (in other words, no help is needed here anymore). What you need to do (if you originally had your dualboot setup like mine) is this: 0. Do NOT remove the old OS X partition... you NEED to keep it for this work. 1. Boot up the Windows 7 Install DVD 2. Delete the 200MB EFI partition. 3. Format your old Windows 7 partition, and then reinstall Windows 7 there. 4. Boot up into Windows 7 after the install is done. 5. Open up EasyBCD. 6. Click Add/Remove Entries, then click the Mac tab. 7. Click Type, and set it to Generic x86 PC, then click Add Entry. 8. EasyBCD will make the changes, and then you need to reboot. When you reboot, OS X will be added to the Windows 7 bootloader. From here, boot OS X. You will be brought to the Chameleon bootloader. Now just boot OS X from there. Also, if you boot into Windows, you will see that your activation loader is still working. I really can't believe the fix was this easy
  12. Hello First, I must say that I have gotten a successful dual boot working between Windows 7 (64-bit) and OS X Snow Leopard (retail vanilla, uses Chameleon to boot). I achieved this by installing OS X, installing Chameleon 2.0 RC4, installing Windows 7, and then adding an entry for OS X to the Windows bootloader using EasyBCD, all in that order. What would happen is that my computer would turn on, go to the Windows bootloader. From here, I could choose Windows 7 OR Mac OS X. If I chose Windows 7, my computer would boot Windows 7. If I chose Mac OS X, it would take me to the Chameleon bootloader, and from there I could choose to boot Mac OS X OR Windows 7. This type of booting was fine for me, and it all worked. The only problem was that I could not use a Windows 7 activation loader to activate my copy of Windows 7. Now, before everyone goes and accuses me of being a pirate, I am not. I BOUGHT a copy of Windows 7, but since I am constantly upgrading my computer, it is too much of a hassle to have to call Microsoft everytime I upgrade my computer parts (homebuilt PC) to transfer licenses. Using an activation loader is much easier. So, I have been reading up on the whole dualboot thing, and I have discovered that there is a way to set up my hard drive in a GPT/MBR hybrid. Before, I think my hard drive was setup as PURE GPT. I am only suggesting that because I checked in Disk Utility (OS X) and when I highlighted my hard drive, it said Partition table: GUID. From my assumptions, I am taking a guess that if my hard drive were in a GPT/MBR hybrid, then a Windows 7 activation loader would work? Because basically it just puts a new loader in in place of the old Windows 7 bootloader. This also leads me to another thing: I had a 200MB EFI partition as the first partition in my hard drive, and ANY change I made to the Windows 7 bootloader through EasyBCD would not affect the bootloader. So my guess is the EFI partition was controlling my whole booting sequence. So basically, what I would like to do is setup a dualboot with Windows 7 and Mac OS X (Snow Leopard), but still be able to use a Windows 7 activation loader. Keep in mind that I need to use Chameleon to boot Snow Leopard, because I have to put some kext's into the "Extra" folder that Chameleon creates. If anyone is wondering, this is the guide I used to install Snow Leopard: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=205045 Thank you SO much in advance for any help that can be offered to me. -Mike
  13. I have this same problem. Everything works perfectly except for sleep... which never worked for me. While it's not a BIG deal, I would like it to work if possible. Right now, the screen will turn off (which is good), but the computer keeps running, and the only way to get it back awake (or off), is to hold down the Power button or press the Reset button. My system: Mac OS X 10.6 (haven't installed the combo update yet) Asus P5QL Pro (902 BIOS from juzzi) Core 2 Quad Q6600 nVidia 9800GT 2x2GB DDR2 RAM
  14. Yeah, they look to be good. Only thing I would suggest would be to go for a more reputable brand-name power supply. Something like Antec, Corsair, Sparkle, FSP, or SeaSonic would be my first pick. A power supply is NOT something you want to skimp on, especially since if it fails, it can potentially take out your whole system with it.
  15. I'm running my Q6600 at 3.4GHz right now on an Asus P5QL Pro right now. So far, I've had absolutely no complaints. Pretty good motherboard, and it overclocks nicely (if that's your thing). Cost isn't too bad either. Right now I have a fully working iDeneb 10.5.6 on it, but I'm going to be installing Vanilla on it either later tonight or early tomorrow morning.