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  1. Hi there, I recently built a new Hackintosh (specs below) and installed Lion 10.7.2 using Kakewalk. Everything is running perfectly fine. X58A-UD3R rev. 2 Zotac GT 430 1GB Intel i7-950 3.07 GHz 24 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 The only weird thing is the random freezes I encounter. It's like the image is freezing, but the computer seems to continue working for a bit longer. iTunes, for example, would still play until the end of the current song, and then stop (or start repeating 3-4 seconds of the start of the next song). The only option then is to switch the computer off The logs don't show anything special as far as I can tell... Crash for the logs below was at 16:02. Any ideas? Cheers!
  2. The NVIDIA 9500GT Thread

    Are you sure these are related to the fact that you are running a Hackintosh? I updated to 10.6 on my Macbook Pro and had some weird issues, for example it switched to 'Single App Mode' and sometimes shadows of windows are not displayed correctly. (I don't use dashboard, so I didn't notice anything here) I suppose that when you customize your Mac and then do an upgrade to SL some minor things may appear. But maybe I am wrong and someone else can help you out. BTW, does your card work flawlessly? I am thinking of installing 10.5 and then updating to get my card (same as yours) working on my Hackintosh, as it doesn't work really for the moment.
  3. The NVIDIA 9500GT Thread

    Arrrg this really is bugging me. I still can't get my card (eVGA 9500GT 1GB Dual-DVI) to work properly. It shows up with 32MB VRAM in System Profiler, and QE/CI don't work. I am using latest Chameleon (2.0-RC3) with PC EFI 10.5 on SL. I tried everything here, have fiddled around with everything, re-installed SL multiple times now. Please, please, if someone has any idea or even got the same card to work, please tell me how.
  4. The NVIDIA 9500GT Thread

    That results in a Kernel Panic while the OS is loading (apple logo + spinner). Tried with GraphicsEnabler, without, with custom string, without. Reverted bac to my original boot file, now same old problem...
  5. The NVIDIA 9500GT Thread

    Huh, that's weird... Well, thanks, I'll follow this up tomorrow (gotta catch some sleep sometimes )
  6. The NVIDIA 9500GT Thread

    First, thank you for attaching that file. Are you sure about that path? The folder "systemconfiguration" doesn't exist, also I have a com.apple.boot.plist at /Extra (in the root). I tried replacing that file, but it results in no signal at all when it should display the chameleon boot screen. Btw, updated to 10.6.1 by now.
  7. Basically, before looking into how to make a OSX86 system multiboot, I had already installed Snow Leopard. So after a quick research here's how to set up multiboot the really easy way. INFO: Should work for both 10.5 and 10.6, but only tested on 10.6 WARNING: This Guide only applies to Windows Vista and/or Windows 7 as second OS! If you have not done so already, install OSX - it doesn't matter how, just use one of the guides. Don't worry about partitions right now. . After having set up your system, you might have noticed that it won't be possible to use Boot Camp for multiboot. But that's not a problem. Open up the Disk Utility. Here, select your hard drive (on which leopard is running) in the list of drives on the left. . Go to the tab partitioning, add a partition and adjust the size. Make it FAT 32 and apply your changes. . Reboot your system and install Windows Vista or Windows 7 on the newly created partition. Be careful not to accidentally overwrite/delete the Mac OS partition. Note that you will need to re-format the FAT 32 partition to NTFS using the Windows installer. . After having set up Windows, you'll notice that you can't boot into mac anymore. Don't worry, that's absolutely normal. Download and install EasyBCD. . Start it. Select Add/Remove Entries in the left menu. Select the Mac tab, select Generic x86 PC as Type and enter a name (f.e. Mac OS X or Snow Leopard). Hit Add Entry (bottom right) and click Save (top right). That's it! You're done! After starting you PC you'll have the Vista / Win 7 boot manager popping up and asking you which OS to start. Select and confirm with enter.
  8. The NVIDIA 9500GT Thread

    I still can't get my card to work. I am now back at my previous setting: card recognized via the method of the first thread, but only showing up with 32MB. Tried leociotti's approach (post #183), but didn't work for me either. I saw someone on this forum having the exact same card as me: working - so there must be a way to do this.
  9. The NVIDIA 9500GT Thread

    I did not get my own card to work properly (as you can see). But if your hackintosh is running and working so far, download "OSx86 Tools", with which you can edit the boot.plist, add EFI strings etc. Might work for you, for me it didn't so far. The detailed description is on the first post of this thread.
  10. The NVIDIA 9500GT Thread

    Okay, got the EFI part, but what is a "vanilla SL kext"? Kexts only for Snow? Also, will the 10.6.1 update remove the kexts which are causing my card not to output an image anymore?
  11. The NVIDIA 9500GT Thread

    I am trying for days (I am not exagerating, honestly) now to get my EVGA 9500GT - 1GB - Dual DVI working, but no luck. I am running Snow Leopard. The only thing I achieved this far is getting my card recognized, but it only shows up with 32MB(!), not 1GB. Also, QE/CI could not be enabled via OSx86 Tools. I first tried as the guide stated, got the ROM off my card, got the NVCAP string etc. but it never changed anything. I also tried various ktext´s attached in this thread, but not one did help. Now I am facing some problem with wrong driver (or whatever), and only have a black screen instead (actualy, no signal at all) of a login screen... So before I try to restore everything, could someone please tell me how to get the card working properly on 10.6? Thanks a ton, rafleo