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About leesureone

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  1. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    I decided to sell mine. Just posted it on Ebay US. Search: Z77MX-QUO-AOS
  2. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Curious why it wouldn't work on port 1 as well. On most boards it wouldn't matter.
  3. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    With this board using either available bios thunderbolt acts the same as it does on any hack, the device needs to be plugged in at boot up to be recognized. Hot plug does not work for me. I have a couple of external thunderbolt drives I can chain, I had one attached at boot up and then once at the desktop I plugged in the other. I could see the drive lights flashing but the system eventually dropped both and neither were accessible. Restarting the system took care of it. Not a deal breaker for me but better thunderbolt functionality would be a plus.
  4. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Love to hear other opinions but I think you are spot on
  5. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Yes, welcome to Quo computers! The six functioning displays is more a function of the video card than the board. All I have to do now is buy three more monitors (not).
  6. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Yep, it could have had something to do with the various drives and operating systems I was running that freaked the bios out. Its tough to try and establish what exactly the board in that state didn't like Lanceomni. Good posts and I am following what you find out and how happy you are with how it works out. Unrelated but in my system I pulled the Patriot Pyro SE 240 GB drive out and replaced it with a Samsung 840 Pro 256 Gb and the system is much happier, might just be a firmware issue with that particular drive. It had windows installed on it but it made a difference. Keeping the system configuration as simple as possible with a couple of hard drives max, one for boot and one for storage, would probably enhance stability of the flashed boot loader but I want to be able throw at it everything at it. I can with with the stock bios pretty much...I can with three three other motherboards I have using a boot loader. With the alternate bios it's not as stable, not as configurable, not update proof.... in comparison to almost every other set up I can put together there is still plenty of room for improvement. Good start but I don't think it stands up to the hype at the moment.
  7. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    I has some issues with the Hermitcrab H3A.1307271205 bios as well, not as significant at what you are working through and I wish you luck. I had the same unexplained KPs and really unacceptable behavior within the bios settings itself. The bios is bleeding edge and I am not belittling the efforts that went into creating it, I couldn't even begin to start work on something like it, but I am a lot happier with this motherboard using the original bios and a boot loader. Software updates are not usually that big a deal. Without a dependable bios and no clear way to modify settings like power management or whatever I am not seeing this board as that "special". If Hermitcrab's efforts are still ongoing then future bios versions could be more compelling.
  8. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    There is a whole bunch of information about how to patch AppleHDA right here on this website and it works with this board. Check the Hardware/ Audio Forum http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/284004-script-to-patch-applehda-binary-for-osx107108/
  9. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    I spent a bunch of hours with the Z77MX-QUO-AOS motherboard this weekend using the Hermitcrab Z77MXQUOAOS.H3A.739M bios and in a multiple operating system environment there seem to be issues. I have Windows 7, Windows 8 as well as OSX 10.8.4 installed on seperate hardrives set up as stand alone drives during the initial installation. With all three drives attached the bios tends to lose track of one of more hard drives, the most common problem I had was waking the computer from sleep in OSX, rebooting and then toggling F12 during reboot to try and select one of the windows drives. his also happened when using Windows and then trying to find the OSX drive on reboot using F12. Sometimes the drive showed in the boot menu, sometimes not. Booting into setup hard drives would be mssing that were still connected. The drive would be missing from the hard drive priority menu and options boot menu drop down list until shutting the machine down completely and then restarting. Occasionally needing to repeat the shut down process more than once to get teh drive to show back up. A liitle flakey...flashed back to the original bios and went back to chameleon in a fresh OSX install and everything is more or less fine, no missing hard drives same configuration. The one other issue I am having with either version of the bios is with the two Sata 6gbs connectors. I have three SSDs, one is and OWC Mercury 3GB Sata, one is a Vertex 3 from OCZ and the other is a Patriot Pyro LE, these are all left over from various other configurations and play together no problem on other Z77 and H77 boards. On the Z77MX-QUO-AOS I can't share the Sata 6GB with two SSDs, one in connector 0 and one in 1. The drive in connector 1 does not get recognized, the drive in connector 0 is fine....I can attach the second SSD to one of the four SATA 3GB connectors and there are no issues...seems like a bios issue. Any suggestions as to why it would be an issue would be appreciated.
  10. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    And that is the version that flashes, H3A.739. Anyone who has followed the link and downloaded the modified bios has seen the comments below and it's part of understanding the next step. I left my 650Ti card in at first and it complicated the flashing process for me, once I removed the card and used the HD4000 graphics built into the CPU things went great. At some point I'm going to want to tackle using an external video card again but for the time being its good and 100% functioning. I used a flash drive with ML 10.8.3 and once it was done it rebooted and I was good except for on board audio, there are a couple of fixes for that out out there including in this thread. Welcome to The HermitCrab Labs We like to present you our first Ozmosis (OZ) release! BIOS Z77MXQUOAOS.H3A.723M.zip ZIP: MD5: 42920fd6bb7f4b9fef07cf4020b2faea SHA-1: 98f7333ba639754e498ae19cdd523eec948c37cd BIOS: MD5: 0075a1008cef8f2dbac913a27ebdc061 SHA-1: c81c777ac121e4061f1b8322a0106a04d7589ad2 Click on the link above, download OZ and unzip to any Fat32 USB flash drive. Restart with USB flash drive and tap 'End' Key on reboot. Flash new BIOS After system verifies flashing, computer will reboot twice. Enjoy. INSTRUCTIONS OZ Boot Manager GUI Tap HOME key Use mouse to select OS to boot into. You may also use F12 to access BIOS Boot Manager and select your favorite OS. Simply tap F12 on boot up. Verbose: When in Boot Selection Alt + V (fixing bug please just tap V once) and then make your choice. Install from DVD Insert 10.6.3 DVD Restart Computer Tap F12 Select Mac OSX Install DVD Graphics Cards Install your compatible [OS specific] GFX After flashing Init Display and Integrated Graphics will be set to AUTO To use Graphics Card set Init Display : IGPU, Integrated Graphics : Enabled Restart Computer
  11. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Like some other members I was getting impatient with the process and wanting my motherboard. I set up an appointment and visited Quo Computers in Alhambra, CA so I could pick mine up instead of waiting for it to be shipped. It is not an impressive location by any means, no signage or anything, more of an underground vibe (check google maps street view) suitable for the product being sold. It all worked out....I have my board and will install and flash the bios this weekend and can post again then.
  12. Initial update caused video corruption with my ATI 4850 card (as predicted) but reinstalling netkas's ATI4800Controller.kext and then replacing the ATIFramebuffer.kext and ATIsupport.kext from 10.6.2 resolved it. I swear the display looks better but it's probably just my imagination. I also had to reinstall the 10.6.2 AppleHDA.kext to get sound back on my GA-P55A-UD4P but everything else is good (except for orange hard drive icons, also as predicted).