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Brett Whinnen

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  1. Clover General discussion

    This is of interest to me as well as I have a similar board, GA-P55A-UD3, rev1.0, but I am already at the latest BIOS rev So your fix won't make a difference. The screen just ends with a "7" followed by the flashing under-bar cursor. This is with a MBR Fat32 USB, a GPT HFS HDD (clone of my primary ML HDD). The only thing I've not tried thus far is resetting the BIOS back to factory defaults and giving that a go. I do run overclocked on the i7 920. I'd like to move over to Clover for more than just the current iMessage fixes, it seems to be more well rounded and I have always admired the work the authors have done. Thanks!
  2. Pre-made Custom G5 Rear I/O Ports + Cables

    From memory no, it is much easier to remove them and then use your own. The thread on them is also not the PC standard so unless you have the OE screws you'll need to locate some. I had an old HP case that was about 5 - 6 years old that had a meeting with a jigsaw and the motherboard tray removed I haven't checked it against the OE spot though to see how it will fit (i.e. putting the cards at the right height for the rear slots).
  3. Pre-made Custom G5 Rear I/O Ports + Cables

    Ah bollox I forgot to post this yesterday, got too busy with work There is between 18 - 20mm from the back of the case to the IO ports on the mATX board when mounted in the stock position. So not a great deal of room, but doable.
  4. Pre-made Custom G5 Rear I/O Ports + Cables

    There isn't much room at the back unfortunately when the board is mounted in the correct spot. I was using a mATX board for mockups at one stage as I have a spare one here. I didn't measure it though. Will see what I can workout for you as far as measurements go the next time I have the case open. I wanted the HDD's in the OE spot which is why I mounted the board where I did, if I had an mATX board for this build I probably would have mounted it closer to the rear. The GFX card is a Gigabyte HD5770, commonly referred to as the bat mobile It runs at about 53ºC normally and gets up around the 57ºC mark when doing anything GFX intensive. I do need to look at mounting another 120mm fan at the front to blow across the top section of the case. The CPU Cooler is a H60, great little unit, I just added the second 120mm fan in a push/pull arrangement. Currently the i7 870 is reportedly running at 3.2GHz under OS X, but is running in turbo mode and should be around 3.4GHz (22 x 156MHz). I've not bothered pushing further as I am still running all stock voltages at the moment.
  5. Pre-made Custom G5 Rear I/O Ports + Cables

    Mine is a work in progress as I get time, as I use it everyday The problem with the original SATA cables are they are too short, the G5 motherboard had the SATA connectors at the top of the board, near the HDD cage. I need to get longer cables and I will then run them in the same manner and neaten it up. The power cables, well I was too lazy to begin with, I sorted them out this morning, they are now active and the only thing I needed was a 4-wire molex to SATA power adapter for the BD-ROM. I also took the power supply out of its housing this morning, I will be changing the original bottom tray to fit down there in the next week or so (depending on work) so that all the cables and power supply are covered up. Then I can tidy up all the cables until the new rear IO board. The GFX card is supported by cable ties at the moment, I have a loop at the top in the HDD fan cage locking screw and then it supports the weight of the card. Oh and the HDD cage fan is wired in to 5V as well keeps the HDD's nice and cool. So far general work load temps are ~34ºC for the CPU, 29ºC for the HDD's, 53ºC for the HD 5770. Cheers.
  6. Pre-made Custom G5 Rear I/O Ports + Cables

    This is what I've done so far: I am going to streamline the bottom of the case a bit and move the power supply into it's own box to improve airflow and cover it up as well and then I can sort out all the power cables for SATA power, fans etc. Brett
  7. Pre-made Custom G5 Rear I/O Ports + Cables

    That's not a problem I can work around it, I have spare 3.5mm jacks here that I can use easily enough. I'll pledge for one definitely, let me know the cost and when you want payment, I understand cost depends on how many people go for it of course Cheers. Brett
  8. Pre-made Custom G5 Rear I/O Ports + Cables

    I'd be very interested as well, only need a single ethernet as well, I would love for an additional two 3.5mm stereo jacks where the airport and bluetooth holes are though as I run 5.1 sound and require a total of 3 x 3.5mm outs and having 1 x 3.5mm in would be handy. Not asking much am I Keep me posted and I can pay as well, although it wouldn't be for a couple of weeks.
  9. Pre-made Custom G5 Rear I/O Ports + Cables

    I too know this is archived, shame as you did so much great work on it, did anyone pick this up at all? I'd really like to go this route as I just can't face cutting the rear of the case Cheers, Brett
  10. It's been a little while since I lat posted, my XPS has been running well without any issues on 10.7.1, but I finally decided to replace it with something a little more portable, so purchased a MacBook Air 11". Thus the XPS is going to be retired from any activities with me, it will become a HTPC for the family room to replace an ageing Celeron D based machine So I thought I'd take the opportunity to thank those that have helped out, those that continue to work towards the perfect MBP replacement and give encouragement to those that are yet to try this path. It is a great way to learn the ins and outs of both OS X and your equipment. I will be keeping a full copy of both working 10.6.8 and 10.7.1 partitions though So thanks again, I will probably pop by every now and then. Brett
  11. Just tried it again... Cleared the caches out this time. Rebooted to a KP on the broadcomm airport card, rebooted with -v and all seems to be working. I'll keep an eye on it, will experiment to see what the difference is Thanks again! Brett Ok back on my DSDT, the only changes from the original was the _ADR change to _UID in Device (PCI0) and also reverting back to a single RTC. Will continue to work on it and see what else determines the issues with sleep I would like to sit on as many 'un-modified' kexts as possible. Brett Well it seems that the key is AppleACPIPlatform.kext is the key in this case. This gets changed and suddenly Sleep reboots on the second attempt. Time to do some in depth DSDT research between the 1520 DSDT and the M1530 one...
  12. Interestingly enough, still no sleep for me I even went as far as using your DSDT versus my modified (and cosmetic) one with the appropriate changes. First sleep is still fine, second will either not register or reboot immediately. Everything else works as it should though. No difference with hibernatemode set to 0 or 3... Same with using your AppleACPIPlatform.kext versus the original Lion one. The only thing I've not tried is the AppleRTC modification that assists in the corruption of CMOS on Gigabyte boards... I do use a MBP5,1 based serial number though. Even with a MB5,1 based model identifier etc in smbios.plist. Starting to drive me nuts
  13. VoodooPS2 optimized for Snow Leopard, Leopard and Tiger

    I haven't done any work on the DSDT since then, I cleaned up a few things like re-labelling but that was it. Been far too busy with work and not really spent any time on the XPS Other than having a new MB/heatsink/HDD/keyboard again
  14. VoodooPS2 optimized for Snow Leopard, Leopard and Tiger

    I've recompiled VoodooPS for the M1530 with the `/~ key fix as described by ThirdSmile. Worked perfectly, just had to make a change in the code from clock_get_uptime(&now); to clock_get_uptime((uint64_t *)&now); for the latest Xcode 3.2.5 as it wouldn't compile for the file VoodooPS2Keyboard.cpp. This has been compiled as x86_64 by the way. Cheers, Brett VoodooPS2Controller.kext.zip
  15. VoodooPS2 optimized for Snow Leopard, Leopard and Tiger

    ThirdSmile, I assume you recompiled it completely after those changes and rebuilt the kext? Yes I am still around, have been flat out with work (new job) and moved back to a dual boot for my XPS so have been spending time in both OSes. I have not touched C-States for a while, need to catch up on what progress has been made elsewhere and see if we can incorporate it into our DSDT. Cheers Brett