Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About mikeutter

  • Rank
    InsanelyMac Protégé

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  1. I uninstalled it after three days (no sleep was the 'dealbreaker' for me, pls see below). Oh, and I couldn't get custom DSDT working...I think. :-) As I had 4 P-States show up in Lion but 10 P-States in my DSDT v.24 thanks to BlackCH. As far as I remember: Sound (with voodoohda) Airport (sometimes had problems remembering the last successful connection, but worked OK, I have Bcom 4312) Keyboard and trackpad (Only got these working if I booted into 32-bit kernel) USB - no problems Sleep - not working, actually sleeping was working, waking up from sleep was not :-) I have a Merom-turned-Penryn 6720s, About this Mac showed "Unknown Processor", but ioreg showed PenrynProfile was loaded. I delayed "beta testing" Lion for a couple of months. At that point, we'll have the GM and someone will find a way to make it work with Chameleon ;-)
  2. Please clarify "as soon as I plugged..." Can you at least boot into OS X for a while? See the desktop picture? I'd try several things if I were you: 1. Boot into BIOS, disable one of the cores. See if it helps to at least boot into OS X to do some troubleshooting. 2. Boot in Single User Mode, Repair disk permissions. 3. Boot in Single User mode, repair kext caches. Make sure the Extra/Extensions are loaded, most especially AppleACPIThermal.kext. TJmax value for T8300 is 105 C. For an over-temp signal the CPU must be lower than that, around 85-90 C? The masters here might know it better than I do. What happens when you stress-test it under Windows XP? How high can you reach in temperature? Good luck.
  3. Sorry this post will be more "noise" than it is "signal", but I just smiled when I read your comment, my Macedonian friend. I could't agree more. The knowledge I gained through this thread and the courage even lead me to install Lion on my 6720s. I thought if something went bad, I always have the wonderful Snow Leo installation files and the help from our 6720s thread :-) So once again, thank you all helpful friends and greetz from Istanbul.
  4. The same reason you are reading these forums: Being a geek.
  5. mikeutter

    10.7 "Slow Lion"

    Worked for me as well! Thanks! How did you learn this?
  6. Here you go. I hope it works for you (now my USB mouse or any USB port is not working, lol) VoodooPS2Controller.kext.zip
  7. I didn't understand what you meant by Nub2..kext but I solved the problem by voodoops2 and booting into 32-bit kernel via arch=i386 on [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. Thank you very much for your reply. As for the slowness, once I disable the built-in wireless, Lion becomes tolerable. But I lose network connectivity hehe. Seeing I don't miss a lot, I am back to Snow Leopard :-)
  8. Yes, my 6720s keyboard and trackpad are not working as well. I put the voodoops2 kext in S/L/E and also on [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] usb disk. It is incredibly slow (suspecting wi-fi as said on this thread) but boots and asks for a keyboard to connect :-( Have you had any luck in getting your built-in keyboard/trackpad working? (Machine is hp Compaq 6720s laptop, running Snow Leopard beautifully thanks to juanerson and BlackCH and some other friends here)
  9. Hello all A little story for those who want to upgrade the processor in their 6720s laptops, about Parallels Desktop, and fan speeds. Seeing BlackCH's brave move of swapping his Merom T7250 to a Penryn T8300 on his 6720s, and reading about his much cooler 6720s operation, I wanted to do something similar. I found a used T8300 at the other side of the city, and bought and installed it with the help of a technician yesterday. Total cost: around 25 Euros. Those of you who want to upgrade their processors, you will see in 6720s Maintenance guide, CPUs are interchangeable, all are socket P and ZIF (meaning you take out the old cpu, put the new cpu, and re-assemble the whole laptop). The laptop is a pain to disassemble and there are lots of screws. Make sure you note which goes to where. You will also be shocked how much dirt is around the fan area (esp. if you are smoker like me). Note that those with Celerons might need to upgrade their system boards as well. The following CPUs can be swapped with each other without system board change (taken from hp 6720s Maintenance and Service Guide): ● T9300 2.50-GHz processor (6-MB L2 cache, 800-MHz FSB) ● T8300 2.40-GHz processor (3-MB L2 cache, 800-MHz FSB) (this is what I have now) ● T8100 2.10-GHz processor (3-MB L2 cache, 800-MHz FSB) ● T7800 2.60-GHz processor (4-MB L2 cache, 800-MHz FSB) ● T7700 2.40-GHz processor (4-MB L2 cache, 800-MHz FSB) ● T7500 2.20-GHz processor (4-MB L2 cache, 800-MHz FSB) ● T7300 2.00-GHz processor (4-MB L2 cache, 800-MHz FSB) ● T7250 2.00-GHz processor (2-MB L2 cache, 800-MHz FSB) ● T7100 1.80-GHz processor (2-MB L2 cache, 800-MHz FSB) ● T5550 1.83-GHz processor (2-MB L2 cache, 800-MHz FSB) ● T5470 1.60-GHz processor (2-MB L2 cache, 800-MHz FSB) (this is what I had two days ago) ● T5450 1.66-GHz processor (2-MB L2 cache, 667-MHz FSB) ● T5270 1.40-GHz processor (2-MB L2 cache, 800-MHz FSB) And I suspect T9500 2.6 Processor (6-MB L2 cache, 800-MHz FSB) can be included in this list although hp does not list it. Note that T9XXX are harder to find and are more expensive than T8XXX. Thanks to the hard work of juanerson, the processor states are read directly from the internal DSDT tables built into the laptop's firmware. My 6720s is like brand new now :-) It is faster and runs a lot cooler. Geekbench score jumped from 2379 to 3335! I can't hear the fan anymore. (This is the result of using Penryn architecture). And I can use Parallels now as T8300 has VT-x (virtualization) whereas T5470 does not. Although I cannot be sure if VT-x is being actually used by Parallels, this is what I am investigating right now on various forums. UPDATE: After upgrading the CPU, the BIOS has Enable Virtualization setting. Set this to YES, cold reboot, and Parallels will have full virtualization support. Check it by the Console log, Parallels hypervisor inited (cpus=2 hvt=VTX hvt status=Enabled etc..) After a short exhange with BlackCH, he suggested I write something on the forum about further customizing the Processor States for even quiter and less power-hungry operation. He kindly sent me the part of his DSDT but I couldn't figure out how to integrate it to juanerson's DSDT (remember, juanerson's DSDT lets the CPU take care of itself, reading values from the firmware). So BlackCH, can you please post the PSS customization, or better yet, your own DSDT.aml? :-) Thanks! I once again thank all contributors, most especially BlackCH and juanerson, for giving us a smooth Mac OS X experience on an otherwise generic business notebook. UPDATE 14.02.2011: BlackCH DSDT has fan speeds as such (at Name C397 on DSDT) Name (C397, Package (0x06) { 0x64, /*from 81C will go to 100% F.S.*/ 0x50, /*goes to 80% F.S. from 71C, and until it reaches 80C*/ 0x41, /*goes to 65% F.S. from 61C, and until it reaches 70C*/ 0x32, /*initial Fan Speed until it reaches 60C, where 32 is hexadecimal = 50% of Fan Speed*/ 0x20, Zero } I have changed like this for quiter operation and even after stressing the machine, all's fine (YMMV): Name (C397, Package (0x06) { 0x64, 0x50, 0x2D, 0x23, Zero, Zero } @smilenkovski : Thank You :-)
  10. Sorry to break in to thread, but seeing the talk about ICC profiles, I could not resist. Default calibration is horrible. So after a few trials, I made a nice ICC profile for my 6720s (which has a Samsung LCD). This also got rid of the purplish tint in menu items (some of you will know what I am talking about). So I want to share it with the thread community. Can be put in (user or root)/Library/ColorSync/Profiles Please tell how it looks on your HP. Best regards. http://rapidshare.com/files/423838733/Supe...5082010.icc.zip or SuperCal_Calibrated_05082010.icc.zip
  11. Hello, before the Masters of the thread offer their valuable help, I would check my BIOS and see that AHCI is active, in other words I'd make sure my hard drive is in Serial-ATA mode.
  12. Thanks for the edit, but I always get a unexpected '}' somewhere. I will eat my keyboard now. :-)
  13. Thank You, BlackCH Thank You, juanerson Off topic: congratulations might be in order for your World Cup :-) Back to topic: Before I tried juanerson's last post, I have been playing with what BlackCH wrote on his last post. So far, native SpeedStep is working, I see 800, 1200, 1400 and 1600 MHz, temp is around 53-54. Yess!!! @BlackCH: As you also mentioned, the original dsl/AML from the 'BlackCH 10.6 package' fixes the CPU at 1200 MHz, 1.00 V as it does not have the P-states. When the operating system does not know how to handle the CPU with SpeedStep, it just fixes to 1.2 GHz @ 1.00 Volts (saw this under Windows and Linux on my 6720s) @juanerson: Our T5470 can do IDA I think, it can also do Dynamic Front Side Bus Switching, which is halving the FSB to 100 MHz, shutting down one core. Question: Is there a way to fix it to 800 MHz @ .90 V for battery ONLY? Thank you both.
  14. Hello All First off, THANK YOU BlackCH, and juanerson. Your hardwork and trials and errors made it super easy for people like me to install OS X on HP 6720s family. My computer is a 6720s, T5470 C2Duo, 1.6 GHz. Intel X3100, 2a02. Intel 3945abg wireless (writing these so people will know how many different flavours there are for a 6720s :-) Intel 3945 sucked, so I switched it with a Broadcom 4311 I bought from a parts store, which just worked (passed BIOS blacklist, and AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext just worked) Followed the instructions completely, now I have a fully working 10.6.4 installation! Some observations: 1. sysctl -a gives me the following: hw.busfrequency: 708000000 hw.busfrequency_min: 708000000 hw.busfrequency_max: 708000000 hw.cpufrequency: 1596000000 hw.cpufrequency_min: 1596000000 hw.cpufrequency_max: 1596000000 Does that mean computer is locked at 1.6 GHz? 2. I used customized values for DSDT fan speed, BlackCH's and istanbulblogger's values. I don't have complaints now that I have a good trade-off between fan noise (which we all hate) and hotness. However, I did not do any 'P-state injections'. My idle Temp is around 55-60, which also changes as Istanbul can be humid and hot! Combining these two: How can I know if the CPU is running at 800 MHz when idle, and boosting both cores to 1.6 GHz when under stress? In other words, how do I know if native SpeedStep is working correctly? How about P-states injection, how to do it, with which values? Thanks and best to all. jte.
  15. mikeutter

    iATKOS and OSx86 (FAQ)

    One observation about the HCL posted in osx86 project wiki. Intel x3100 integrated graphics is "not working". MacBooks come with this, so how come? Can someone confirm/deny a laptop with GM965 chipset plus X3100 graphics will work with iATKOS without any external kext? Bu yazdigimi anliyorsan...uphuck ve osx86.turk ekibi: cok tesekkurler. Bir hayal gercek oldu, plain vanilla PC uzerinde dunyanin en guzel kullanici isletim sistemi. Supersiniz!