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  1. xp3nd4bl3

    10.5.7 if SLEEP dont work...do this:

    Didn't fix mine but I wasn't able to get sleep to work in 10.5.6 either. Board is Asus Maximus Formula.
  2. Do you have sleep working on yours in 10.5.6?
  3. xp3nd4bl3

    Radeon 3850/3870 thread

    Hi guys, I've been out of the community for a while, but it looks like my new gaming machine is pretty compatible. My only concern is that I'm running two 3870x2's. Do these methods for 3870's also work with 3870x2's? I'd love to be running Leopard on my main computer when I'm not gaming (VisualHUB doens't exactly 'scream' on my new 20" iMac). Thanks
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    Status on 680i boards?

    SATA won't work. Period. I had the best luck with Tubgirl 10.4.8 and upgraded with the 10.4.10 upgrade. After the upgrade I had to copy my old kexts and mach_kernel back. PATA won't work right initially and you'll be stuck at 128GB max and really slow performance. I had some mixed results with modifying the AppleNForceATA.kext with the devid of the PATA controller. Got the PATA disk running really fast but after a reboot it wouldn't load the kext anymore. I got pissed and bought an Intel Bad Axe 2. Then after a while I got bored of OSX86 and went back to my 680i with Vista so I could play SLI DX10 games.
  5. Hi, I'm running uphuk 10.4.9 1.4i upgraded to 10.4.10. My CPU is overclocked to 1333 MHz bus. About this Mac shows the CPU as "4 GHz unknown" and the memory as "4 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM". Memory should read in at 1000 MHz because it's overclocked with the FSB. The profiler says my bus speed is 1.07 GHz and not 1.33 GHz. I tried the FSB=333 switch with no luck. Is this because I have the wrong AppleSMBIOS.kext file? Thanks for the help.
  6. Hey Will, I just used the AppleHDA Patcher 1.16 with STAC9274D_83847621.txt. I've got speaker out, S/PDIF out and Mic in.
  7. xp3nd4bl3

    Audio on Bad Axe 2

    What he said.
  8. I haven't had ANY luck posting in this forum but I figure I'll give it one more shot. I started with my quad core CPU running on an nForce 680i motherboard. I loved the 680i, it was blazing fast, rock solid and overclocked like a champ. The board sucked for OSX though; couldn't get the disk controllers working. I ditched the nForce and bought an intel 975xbx2kr. Everything works really well with OS X but this board sucks with my memory. Every time I try to set my memory timings and voltage, the BIOS doesn't save it and it goes back to being way too loose timings and under-volted. I figured my RAM, Crucual Ballistix, would work on any board. Anyway. I've decided I either need to try and RMA this motherboard because it's bad and try another Bad Axe 2, or send it back and replace it with an Asus P5W DH Deluxe. How does the P5W compare for ease of installation for OSX and hardware compatibility? One of the things I loved about the 975xbx2 was that I only needed a graphics driver and audio driver from the forums to get it to work, everything else was peachy. Thanks in advance for the input.
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    Wont recognize my SATA hard disk

    Search, man! I'm not aware of anybody's installer that will recognize your 680i SATA disks. To make matters worse, if you did have an installer that had the nForce SATA driver, AppleNForceATA kext, the 680i SATA controller isn't supported yet. Reads kind of work, writes don't and they'll screw up your disk. I couldn't even get PATA to work how I wanted it to on my 680i. I ended up ditching the motherboard for something more supported.
  10. Hi guys, I recently got rid of my 680i motherboard and replaced it with a more compatible Intel Bad Axe 2 975XBX2. I'm amazed at how well everything works, and the box is ridiculously fast. My only problem is that OSX sees 1.07 Ghz bus no matter what. The default FSB is 266 which yields a 1067Mhz bus, so the 1.07 Ghz would be correct in that case. The problem is, I'm overclocked to 1333 Mhz. OS X recognized this overclock just fine on my 680i motherboard, but for some reason I can't get OS X to see the right FSB. I tried booting with the switch fsb=333 but it didn't seem to do anything. Am I doing something wrong? Does it really matter that the OS doesn't see the right bus speed? The machine is still crazy-fast. Another question I have is, why does my "About this Mac" show my CPU as a "3GHz Unknown" now? On my last motherboard it said 3 GHz Intel Core2 Quad.
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    nForce guys, help me out!

    Well I didn't get much help, but if anybody digs this up in the search wondering the same thing, here's what I found out. My lockup problems were with the PATA driver. The 680i PATA is the same as the 650i the AMD nForce 5xx PATA controllers. Unfortunately by putting in the devid into either AppleVIAATA.kext or AppleNForceATA.kext, the system becomes unstable. Disk performance is great but you'll crash eventually. I verified this by removing the kext and using whatever generic kext runs. It's slow, but stable. Sorry. I switched motherboards.
  12. I've got almost everything working great on my Hackintosh, running Tub 10.4.8 upgraded to 10.4.10, but I can't get disk performance how I want it. With a modified AppleVIAATA.kext my disk performance is awesome, but the box crashes frequently. Without the kext the system is stable but disk performance is awful. Rather than screw around with kexts I'd rather just buy a PCI or PCI-e x1 SATA controller that is know to work with all the versions/flavors/distrox of osx86. Is there such a card? Make me a recommandation. Thanks!
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    nForce guys, help me out!

    Forgot to mention; also installed Parallels 3.0. Somebody help me out.
  14. I'm trying to find a good multithreaded video converter that'll do iPhone .mp4 real easily for me. I love VisualHub on OSX but I need something for Windows right now. What's the best app?
  15. I have what appears to be a perfectly running hackintosh here. Everything seems to run extremely well, my Xbench score is 249. The problem is, after about 30-60 minutes of running the damn thing hangs up. Completely. Can't move the mouse. I seem to remember having similiar problems on my nForce4 setup with OSX ages ago. Here's what I have: EVGA nForce 680i Motherboard Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU 4GB RAM nVidia 7900GT Some Realtek Ethernet card Here's what I've done: *Installed Tub 10.4.8 w/ Titan on a PATA drive -Discovered my onboard Ethernet wasn't working and I couldn't find a functional driver so I threw in an old NIC that I knew to work, Ethernet works great. -Installed AzaliaAudio pkg, sound works awesome. -PATA drive was running really slow so I put my DEVID into AppleVIAATA and disk perf increased significantly. *Installed 10.4.10 update for AMD that I got from TPB. -System wouldn't startup. Booted into single user mode and replaced my 10.4.8 Extensions (sans dsmos) and mach_kernel. -System starts up again, says 10.4.10, feels super-snappy. -Installed iLife '08, VMware Fusion, etc. no problems I can't figure out why the box crashes at seemingly random times. I can encode media with VisualHub and tax all 4 CPU cores and everything runs great, then it crashes when I'm doing nothing. Don't get it. I tried disabling potentially unsupported CPU features like SpeedStep, Nx (or xD, whatever intel calls it), etc. No luck. Throw me some ideas.