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About Kobukson

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  1. 9800GTX+ Video Issues

    So, as I've been running games and videos on my computer, I've noticed screen tearing and video artifacts. Originally, I thought the screen tearing was limited to WoW, but I've noticed it happening in Mplayer OS X Extended as well as other games like Team Fortress 2. Any suggestions on what might be causing the issue and how I could chase this? Asking a friend he told me that I either need to upgrade the video card, add a cooler, or get a new monitor (very helpful friend, as you can tell >_>) Here are my specs: OS: Mac OS X 10.6.4 CPU: 2.83 GHz Intel Quad Q6550 RAM: 8 GB Video Card: NVidia 9800GTX+ 512MB (though it appears in System Profiler as a 9800GTK+ for whatever reason) Monitors: HP 2009M monitor & cheap Dell monitor Originally installed using the method detailed at lifehacker.com for their easy Snow Leopard Hackintosh
  2. Anyone else have any luck?
  3. Hey Guys, So I've seen a few articles on running older versions of Parallels with the Windows partition on your Hackintosh, but it seems to be outdated. So, has anyone been able to get Parallels 5 to work with their Windows 7 partition on their Hackintosh successfully? I keep getting the following error when my VM tries booting: boot0: GPT boot0: testing boot0: testing boot0: error I'm betting is due to Chameleon being the bootloader, but I can't seem to find a fix to get this to work. If anyone has any advice or tips, please let me know ^^
  4. If anyone has gotten Parallels 5 to work with their physical Windows install on a Hackintosh, please enlighten us ^^ Trying to mess with it myself right now and it seems to be picking the correct partition in the config file, but during the setup when I try to start the VM, it ends up erroring.
  5. lifehacker guide

    I've had issues T_T I'm trying to do it on a Lenovo T400, but the Apple appears and then I get the Mac "Shut Down" Screen due to an issue. I think it might be something in my BIOS, but I can't figure out what (Phoenix BIOS - pretty dumbed down so I can't really tweak anything advanced like the guide did). Any help would be great (or direct me to a T400 resource...)
  6. So, I've been trying to install Snow Leopard onto a ThinkPad T400 (specs listed at the end of post) using this guide (http://lifehacker.com/5351485/how-to-build-a-hackintosh-with-snow-leopard-start-to-finish), but I run into an issue upon running the OS X installer. The PC loads up the to the Apple on the installer, but then brings up the grayed out "System has encountered an error; reboot" in multiple languages after a while of spinning on the Apple screen. On the BIOS page, I have been able to find an option to change to (which was already set, so I didn't have to change it), but it seems pretty sparse. I'm trying to install OS X onto an external drive so I can use it with this laptop and boot it up from the external (I've already set the BIOS for booting up by USB first). Any advice on what I should do? Specs: Processor Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26GHz 1066MHz 3MBL2) 25W System graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with vPro RAM 2 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory (1 DIMM)