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  1. Retail Snow Leopard on GA-G31M-ES2L

    This is probably the easiest, most noob-friendly guide you're going to find for the ES2L. Good luck.
  2. Help Installing Snow Leopard on GA-G31M-ES2L

    I just completed an install on this board using the infinitemac guide (full system specs in sig). I was able to get onboard audio to work using VoodooHDA 0.2.2 kext. I just installed it using Kext Helper and it worked fine. Although, after installing you still need to make sure you've set the audio correctly under 'Sound' in System Preferences.
  3. Processor Upgrade Question

    I'm currently running 10.6.1 (vanilla install) on my GA-G31M-ES2L hack. Right now I'm using the Pentium 2.8 GHz Dual Core, but I'm thinking up upgrading to the Core 2 Quad Q9550..I'm just wondering if this will cause any problems with my current install? Will have have to rebuild the DSDT after upgrading? Typically should updating the processor require any additional system changes or will everything just work OOB?
  4. I'm currently using the on-board sound on my motherboard, but I'm thinking about possibly upgrading to a better sound card. I'm preferably looking for something that would be natively compatible with OS X without any hacks or patches. That said, I've been considering a USB sound card, but I was wondering if anybody knew if they are any good, and would they be better than the current on-board sound on my motherboard? This particular card looked interesting and claims to be compatible with Mac OS, so I would think it should work fine, but would this produce better sound than the built in on-board sound? 7.1 USB Sound Card Here are a couple of other USB sound cards that I'm looking at: Syba 7.1 Channel USB Sound Card SIIG USB Soundwave 7.1 Channel I'm also open to any suggestions on quality USB sound cards or whether or not it's even worth it.
  5. I just finished doing a complete restore from Time Machine, I then booted back into OS X and reinstalled Chameleon RC2, but for whatever reason OS X is running really slow. Everything from boot up, to loading apps seems to lag slightly since I've restored the backup. I'm not sure what's wrong...any ideas? My system was running fine before the restore (however I messed up something, I couldn't undo which is why I restored. I only restored to a backup point that was taken this morning while everything was running smoothly).
  6. Has anyone here been successful with an upgrade install? I have a currently working OS X 10.5.8 vanilla install and would like to install Snow Leopard overtop of my current installation. All the guides I've seen have been primarily focused on creating a new partition for SL. Would it be possible to just use the upgrade option in SL from within Leopard (like you might do on an actual Mac), allow it to install overtop of Leopard, and then reinstall the bootloader? Wouldn't all of the kexts I have installed be preserved and continue to work? or will I need all new kexts, etc? Full system specs are in my sig. Thanks.
  7. I'm currently running a retail vanilla installation of OS X 10.5.8 on my GA-G31M-ES2L hackintosh. I just got the Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD and would like to know what is necessary to complete this upgrade. Can I just run the upgrade from within Leopard and then reinstall Chameleon or will I have to update all my kexts, etc? My full system specs are in my sig. Any info or links to a good guide to do this is definitely appreciated. Thanks
  8. GA-G31M-ES2L + DDR2 1066

    Ok, that confirms what I was thinking...so there is no way to do this without OC'ing the entire system?
  9. I am currently using this motherboard and am using 4GB DDR2 800, but according to the Gigabyte website here, it supports up to DDR2 1066 with overclocking. I know it's a popular motherboard around here so I'm wondering if anybody has tried putting DDR2 1066 in this board and if you were able to get it to work properly. If anybody has done this, how do you get it to work? As far as I can see in the BIOS you can't directly set the speed of the RAM, you can only select one of a few multipliers based on the FSB.
  10. I recently just put together an awesome Intel-based build that works flawlessly (thanks to your recommendations!). I'm running OS X 10.5.8 (retail/vanilla install) smoothly and without a single problem...full system specs are in my sig. Now I'm wondering about running an AMD build. The newest AMD's seem to perform well and are competitively priced compared to Intel's processor line. Theoretically I'd be looking at something like AMD's Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition or something comparable. So my question is, how adequately can AMD's run OS X? I've never used an OSX86 build such as iPC, iATKOS, etc...which I know I'd have to use a modified kernel to run OS X on an AMD. Are these modified kernel's stable (if so, which is the best release/kernel to use)? Will an AMD hackintosh run as smoothly as an Intel (retail install) build or is it steps behind in quality and performance? Is it a hassle to set up compared to an Intel setup, or about the same? Also, for an AMD build is the motherboard brand/model important like it is for Intel builds? If so, which are the best for OSX86 builds? Thanks!
  11. Ok, I just updated from 10.5.7 to 10.5.8 using the iDeneb Delta Upgrade Kit and it works perfectly. I ran the update, and my system booted up as usual afterwards. However, I was wondering, am I supposed to use the iDeneb Update Tool to install "Original Kext 10.5.8," "ACPI Kext," "SMBIOS Extensions," or any of the other patches included? I originally did a vanilla install from the retail DVD 10.5.6 using the Weaksauce guide. My hardware is listed in my sig. Everything seems to be working fine at the moment, but I wanted to be sure if I am supposed to install the patches from the Update Tool or not. Thanks
  12. I just recently put together my new (and first ) hackintosh and now I'm looking at possibly overclocking it a bit. I'm interested on doing this on air with the stock heatsink. My CPU is the Pentium Dual Core 2.8GHz. I was wondering what would be considered a "safe" OC based on my system specs (listed in full in my signature) using the stock CPU fan. Just to note, my Case is Sunbeamtech's Freezing Storm, which has 3 x 120mm fans. According to Temperature Monitor my CPU is constantly around 44 degrees C at stock speeds while running OS X and around 39 degrees C in Vista according to CoreTemp. Anyways, based on that, what would you guys recommend for OC'ing...and do you guys have any recommendations on the BIOS settings to OC it? Also, on my motherboard, in the BIOS Gigabyte has a built in setting to "automatically" overclock it...it has options such as Standard, Turbo and Extreme. Should I try any of those settings?
  13. Memory underclocked in OSX?

    Well assuming it's running properly in Vista would there be something in OSX that slows it down?
  14. Memory underclocked in OSX?

    Ok, so I've had my system up and running for a week now, and everything is stable. However, for some reason in the About this Mac or System Information, it says my RAM is 4Ghz 667MHz DDR2, when it is in fact 800MHz (PC2-6400). Does this mean that OSX is underclocking the RAM? or is About this Mac just reading this information incorrectly? In the BIOS and in Vista x64 my RAM is detected properly as 4ghz 800mhz, so I don't believe there is any problem with the RAM itself. Here are my system specs: OS: Mac OS X 10.5.7 and Windows Vista x64 Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L CPU: Intel Pentium E6300 Wolfdale 2.8GHz Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-NX72G512E2 GeForce 7200GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card RAM: OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 PC2 6400 SDRAM Hard Drive: 2 x Seagate ST3250310AS Barracuda 250gb SATA 7200rpm Any ideas??
  15. OSX Weaksauce ES2L Installation

    Ok, thanks! I finally got the audio working...I had to reinstall the drivers but it worked fine after that. One thing I've noticed though, is that Shutdown doesn't work properly. If I tell OSX to shutdown, the operating system will close out properly, but then the system just sits there and the power needs to be manually turned off. Is there any fix for this? @Mac_dude, were you able to get Time Machine to work? I installed the Time Machine fix that came with Unistaller, and was planning on using it but I haven't tried yet. Does that fix work?