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  1. Hi Maleorderbride, Are you saying that the dsdt has the voltage of the memory "hardcoded"? My memory uses 1.65v... and my system for some reason is not very stable. Sometimes I can run it for days without any problem, and sometimes it crashed every 30 minutes. I know that my computer is not stable when the memory voltage is set to 1.5v. I've run memtest86+ with the memory at 1.5v and it reported some errors, but it didn't report any when the memory uses 1.64v. I've been suspecting that the memory is the culprit of the KPs, but I haven't been able to prove it. But if that information is in the DSDT and set to 1.5v it would explain a lot Cheers, a.
  2. Does OSX fiddle with memory voltage?

    @Marcus, yes I tested it with memtest+. If the voltage is at 1.5, there are some errors (about 5 errors per run). If the voltage is set to 1.64, there are no errors (I run this for 12 hours without errors). I don't think the OS should change the voltage of the memory, but I know it does it for the CPU, so I was wondering if in fact, it can lower the the voltage. Another option might be that the memory timing is in the DSTD.... I don't know, I'm blaming the memory, but it could be something different.
  3. Hi Everyone! I've been running OSX for a few months already, on a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R-Rev 2, with an Intel i7 950 and 6GB of Corsair (TR3X6G1600C9). This memory works with v1.65 and the default in the mobo is v1.5. When the memory runs at v1.5 it fails sporadically (tested with memtest+), so I've changed the voltage in the bios to be 1.64, which runs without errors in memtest. The problem I have is that (I think) OSX changes the voltage or the memory (or might be CPU), making the system unstable. I think this is the cause, because sometimes OSX crashes completely, even after rebooting there are some odd blinking pixels in the screen while the computer is rebooting. To fix this, I have to go to the bios, reset to the defaults and set the voltages again. Once I do that, everything works like a charm again. So, I was wondering if OSX does something funny with the memory voltage (or CPU) and if it can be disabled. At the moment, I've all the C states enabled in the bios except C5/C6/C7. And I'm using Chameleon to generate the "EFI" C and P states. I wanted to ask this question on this topic Support Group for Confused Owners of the GA-X58A-UD3R **rev 2.0**, but for some reason I can only post in this forum, although I've posted in that topic before. Thanks a lot!
  4. Thanks a lot maleorderbride!! I'll give that a try
  5. Hi Everyone, After some fighting I found out that my KP were caused by the DSDT I was using (the one provided by nullspot). I strongly suggest to use that DSDT as it has all the patches by d00d, but patch the CPU segment if you do not have a core i7 920 as nullspot has. I have a 950 and patched the CPU segment from the one in d00d's thread. I also started using the drivers suggested here (Realtec_8111D_3264.zip) and now the build is rock solid. It's been running for a few days and I haven't got a KP since I changed these settings. I still have a question, has anyone been able to sort out the problem with the front audio panel? I've read a few threads about GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2 and ALC889a, but I haven't been able to find a solution for this. This is my main problem , as I usually use it to avoid annoying my wife with my music or movies . Thanks a lot to everyone! Augusto
  6. If you get the GA-X58A-UD3R check which revision you get. For what I've heard on the forum, rev 1 is more stable with osx. I own a rev 2 boards and I get a KP every now and then. I also had to customize the DSDT, as it's processor dependant. Good luck building it!
  7. Hi thrawn, I don't have an nvidia card, so I won't be able to help you a lot, but try to boot using (or adding) -v to the bootloader flags. After this, when you get the message saying "press the button to...", you should also see a message on the screen, describing the error. With some luck, that will tell you which kext caused the error. Cheers, a.
  8. If I understood your question properly, it's a GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2, and I was able to make the audio work (no idea if 5.1 or normal line out). Unfortunately, the system is not stable. I get KP every now and then. Very oddly, the KP happened a few times on NTPD, which is the time daemon. Does anyone know how to shut it down? I tried using launchctl stop com.apple.ntp (or similar, see below), but launchd launched a new instance immediately. The other suspect is the network driver from Realtek (v 2.0.5). Oddly enough, the mac I'm using at the moment is not running ntp at all (that's why I don't know the service name), so I'm sure it can be disabled, but I haven't been able to find how . Any suggestions? I'm also using nullspot DSDT, and I had the same problem with a DSDT for this MOBO that I got from tonymac. -EDIT It looks like I didn't search properly enough. If anyone is curious: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/disabling-unn...c-osx-services/
  9. After lots of tries (about 15) I was able to make SL work with this motherboard with an ATI 4850. Installing SL worked like a charm, the problem was obviously the card. So I decided write this small guide for anyone who's has a similar kit and doesn't want to spend £80 in a decent nvidia card. First of all: THANKS To all of you, who give tons of information so we can install this great os. In special, to everyone who contributed to this thread and MaLd0n who contributed to the thread to install the 4850 in SL in this thread. You'll need A mac / mackintosh / vm image running SL. An image of SL 10.6.0 or 10.6.3 (I used a 10.6.3 image) An external HD - I tried used a fast usb key drive, but it took hours to copy the files) A copy of kakewalk 2.2 (get it from http://puru.se/) A copy the 10.6.5 H562 combo update (this is the beta version of SL 10.6.5 - which works WAY better with the ATI 4850) Realtek network drivers v 2.0.5 - download Lizard - a chameleon gui - download Kext Utility - download Steps Open the cakewalk dmg, and follow the instructions in Guide.pdf to prepare the boot disk. When installing kakewalk to the external HD, select the MOBO X58A-UD7, don't select the UD3R. Install osx passing a -x to the bootloader, otherwise you'll get a KP or a scrambled screen. The computer will restart booting from the internal HD, again, pass -x to the bootloader Install the 10.6.5 combo update -> restart -> pass -x Install Realtek network drivers -> restart -> pass -xIf a this point, your network is not working, specifically, the lights on the jack are dear, shutdown the computer, unplug it from the mains, and press the power + reset button (this is to discharge any residual power on the MOBO). Restart the computer, and the network should be back to life. [*]Now follow this mini guide from MaLd0n to configure the card. [*]Reboot, this time with no extra flags, and you'll be running OS X 10.6.5 at full screen and 64bits . After all this, I haven't run kakewalkboot so I might have some drivers missing and as far as I know sleep and audio are not working. I don't care about sleep, but I do about the audio, which I hope to fix following some of the suggestions on this thread. Thanks a lot again, Augusto
  10. Radeon 4850HD issues w/ 10.6.4

    You can get the latest 10.6.5 (H562) combo update from the bay of pirates. I'm going to try that version in a few minutes. Up to now running a HIS HD4850 on 10.6.3 or 10.6.4 has been impossible for me . I was able to make it work with no fuzz using 10.6.0 with kakewalk 2.2... but I want the latest patch! @MaLd0n Muito obrigado!!! --- EDIT Sweet!!! It's working in full 64 bits . Thanks a lot MaLd0n!! I created a small guide of how to make this work with an ATI 4850 here, in case someone is curious.
  11. [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on Asus EeePC 1000HE

    Thanks for the guide! I'll try to install SL this weekend on my 1000he.