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  1. Vanilla or not?

    one thing i know is that any Core 2 model can use vanilla kernel. Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Extreme any AMD or Intel CPU made before the Core 2 series would need a patched kernel I'm not sure about Core i series (i3, i5 or i7), I haven't worked with them yet myself
  2. i downloaded disk warrior 4 (found hotfile or rapidshare links) and it worked great for me. i was able to recover 100% of my files from a drive that had a corrupt partition table whatever you do, DO NOT try to write or save files to the damaged drive, you could overwrite files you were trying to save or rescue
  3. seems that file may have become corrupted. you can delete it as last resort, that file 98% time is not needed boot up installer, go to terminal rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleTyMCEDriver.kext or might need to specify drive first rm -rf Volume/(name of partition)/System/Library/Extensions/AppleTyMCEDriver.kext
  4. in iPC 10.5.6 and other installers, be sure you check the nForce driver when select chipset. when you boot with -v it should list msgs during boot, and when it stops and freezes, you can usually look at the last 4-5 lines of msg code to find what OSX booting is having problems with the only way i ever had success installing on nforce chipset was to get the kernel and chipset right during install. what kernel options do you have to choose from? what chipset options do you have? in bios, also make sure HPET and XD (execute disable) are enabled
  5. motherboard switch

    what install method did you do? vanilla? grub? iPC? and what kexts do you have added aside from vanilla kexts that comes native on OSX install, IE in /Extra folder?
  6. Dual Graphics Cards Snow Leopard

    when you have one 8400GS 512 card installed, do you get it recognized with proper driver support using EFI graphics strings? basically as i understand it, any card you can get working WITHOUT injectors like natit, and use EFI graphics strings instead, you can get working with dual cards you just have to get the PCI root info for each card installed 1 at time. each card installed in seperate slot will give you different hex strings, and using aquamac guide, you pretty much combine those strings as 1 long string, enabling dual cards to work if you cant get your card to work with EFI graphics strings, you can't use the aquamac dual card guide. i tested dual 9600 GT 512 (which show up in OSX as 8800 GT), and yes 4 screens work, all mirrored or all spanned desktop across 4 screens. pretty neat
  7. Dual Graphics Cards Snow Leopard

    DP USER - if your using aquamac's dual cards guide, i assume you did the output hex on leopard? as the guide states output on snowleopard gives wrong info also, for gigabyte boards you need set your bios to boot from PEG2 which i believe is in advanced bios features (usually towards bottom) i had either card working 1 at a time with the combined hex/efi string, but kept getting kernel panic when i booted with both plugged in until the change to boot-PEG2 then everything worked dont forget to remove any natit kexts or other injectors
  8. Dual Video Card Help

    dual nVidia cards work fine so long as you can get each working separately (1 at a time) with efi string. dont forget to remove any natit or other injectors and you need pc efi v8 or higher or chameleon 2 installed (i believe, dont quote me) i have two 9600 GT (OC) 512MB (BFG) in a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P and following aquamac's dual cards guide it works flawlessly! at the moment i have 3 monitors hooked up spanning desktops with a 4th DVI port just waiting to be plugged in
  9. USB 3.0 OSX Support By Caldigit

    an OSX driver for a device or peripheral like this, often really comes down to the chipset or controller. For example the RealtekR1000 LAN driver works for several LAN chipsets Realtek makes. The wireless driver for my AIRLINK101 usb dongle, has the same chipset as several other USB wireless dongles on the market, and the same driver works for all products, because the chipset is the same Since Caldigit product and driver is working with the NEC chip that almost all other USB 3 products have, I can't imagine that it WOULD NOT work with other motherboards or PCI express cards. I bought a USB 3.0 card from meritline 2 weeks back for $14 free ship, and as soon as I get my hands on that caldigit driver I will test it in my several Giga EP45 10.5 hackintosh's I was curious if they are hesitating posting it, due to it being copied by other manufacturers who want to say their USB 3 product is now compatible with MAC...? Hopefully if they dont post it, someone who buys their PCIe card will share it with the world soon
  10. Realtek RTL8191SU Supported?

    REALTEK8191SU or REALTEK8192SUL the AIRLINK 101 - AWLL6075 mini wireless dongle has this chipset REALTEK8191SU, $15 ($10 free ship on sale every month to email subscribers) at meritline it works great in 10.5 Leopard or 10.6 snow leopard you can use their installer for MAC, and if you have ANY wireless dongle that uses this chipset, just choose customize in the installer, and check only the kext file to install only the driver http://rapidshare.com/files/421648188/AIRL..._RTL8192SUL.zip http://www.airlink101.com/support/index.ph...iles&id=163
  11. get a 9800 GT - 1GB RAM for $110 or $70 used on ebay. or 9800 GTX but either is cheaper than that 4870 and 9800 in OSX are some of the most compatible cards out there
  12. installing kext files is not very complex and is part of the basics of hackintosh 101. i can relate to being frustrated with oversimplified 'fluff' but familiarity with kexts and how to edit or install them properly is crucial to any hackintosh build
  13. Good external sound card for mac?

    M-Audio fast track ultra, 6 balanced line in, 6 out (not counting SPDIF), USB, 2 headphones, phantom power and works great in hackintosh $350 ish M-Audio Profire, 8 balanced in, 8 unbalance in, 16 out , Firewire (needs FW port on Texas Instrument chipset like gigabyte motherboard), 2 headphones, phantom power, works great in hackintosh! $530 ish
  14. use a firewire bus thats on TI (texas instrument) chipset can buy PCI firewire card or motherboard (gigabyte) that uses TI chipsets for their firewire and shouldnt have any issues with this audio interface red light issue usually related to VIA chipset which some are recognized fine by OSX and work but when you need perfect performance with firewire you need TI
  15. Realtek RTL8188SU

    i have the airlink driver with the airlink 101 (RTL8188SU) and works great in 10.5. i've heard you can use this airlink driver for any USB wireless that has the same chipset on airlink website, it says this driver supports 10.4 - 10.5 - 10.6 http://rapidshare.com/files/415480962/AIRL...rivers.zip.html (try this one first, just the driver) http://rapidshare.com/files/415480921/AWLL...tility.zip.html (try this 2nd, drive+airlink utility but not sure utility will work if its not exact airlink model) neither above work, try this generic realtek driver for RTL8188SU http://www.mediafire.com/?ylyykmmtzdm