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Mr. Spoon

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  1. EVGA x58 SLI

    Yeah, my system is working just fine now. I believe our boards should be similar enough to get OSX installed on your PC via the method I tried. You could also try tonymac's method as well; it DID work for the most part for me when I tried, but there were some problems I had while using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] without making a DSDT. They have updated quite a bit since then, so those problems may have been alleviated too. Aside from Changing everything to AHCI mode, I can't think of much to change in your BIOS. Enabling 64 bit HPET, speedstepping, and changing your C-state to C1E would help if your board will support vanilla speedstepping.
  2. Vanilla Speedstep on EVGA X58 SLI

    Hey guys, I just wanted to chime in and mention that your instructions to enable vanilla Speedstepping did not work for me either. My settings were already exactly like those posted in the first post to begin with, I have the e75864 bios (which is newer than the one mentioned) and my DSDT already has the mentioned DSDT edit for the HPET section. Removing NullCPUPowerManagement.kext from /Extra still gives me kernel panics.
  3. EVGA x58 SLI

    Nope, AppleTyMCEDriver.kext is still there. I only have the kexts added that I mentioned earlier, and sadly the nullcpu one is one of them. The last time I did an ACPI dump I couldn't get a good dump of my SSDT tables. That or it looks completely different from any posts I've seen about them that I used as reference. I'll check eVGA's site soon and see if there's a newer BIOS revision for me though, and see if I can try again and get a good dump to try and get native power management working.
  4. EVGA x58 SLI

    There's two ways to get those drives showing as internally. One is to get a JMicron kext and plop it in E/E, and the other is to do some edits to the JMicron channel section of your DSDT. I haven't really had time to muck around in the DSDT lately, but I intend to go that route.
  5. EVGA x58 SLI

    Aserebln's booter is chameleon, just modified. You can install it by itself.
  6. EVGA x58 SLI

    Hey tyler, Here's what I did. I used a guide found HERE as the basis for getting mine working. 1. Install my Snow Leopard 10.6.0 DVD via [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] (supported). 2. Downloaded a package made for the GA-EX58-UD5 from HERE. 3. In the hackinstaller's folder, I went to Kexts_10.6/_Audio/_repository/EVGA_X58_ALC889 and copied that LegacyHDA.kext to my System/Library/Extensions folder. (I've also attached it here) 4. I installed Aserebln's booter 1.1.9 that I found from HERE. I used this instead of the official Chameleon release so I could quickly test and revert to different DSDTs by setting a flag in the com.apple.boot.plist 5. Ran the 10.6.4 combo update, did not reboot. 6. I installed the following kexts: E/E fakesmc NullCPUPowerManagement S/L/E RealtekR1000SL (I cannot remember if I put the 10.6.2 AppleHDA rollback kext in S/L/E or not) 7. I edited my DSDT that I had extracted when I was having problems before, with a few things. Most of the edits I used were from a zip I found here on tonymacx86's blog. What I changed is below. 8. Changed my com.apple.boot.plist and smbios.plist (attached) 9. Ran the kext utility program and rebooted. DSDT section: I haven't worked on adding in stuff for cosmetic JMicron edits, so my disks appear as orange external ones. I plan to eventually, but something that's purely cosmetic isn't that high of a priority. I also went the route of using an EFI string in my com.apple.boot.plist as opposed to adding a section in my DSDT, but I do plan to add it in to my DSDT later and remove the EFI string. Here are the edits I did to my DSDT. DTGP Hack - Above _WAK: Method (DTGP, 5, NotSerialized) { If (LEqual (Arg0, Buffer (0x10) { /* 0000 */ 0xC6, 0xB7, 0xB5, 0xA0, 0x18, 0x13, 0x1C, 0x44, /* 0008 */ 0xB0, 0xC9, 0xFE, 0x69, 0x5E, 0xAF, 0x94, 0x9B })) { If (LEqual (Arg1, One)) { If (LEqual (Arg2, Zero)) { Store (Buffer (One) { 0x03 }, Arg4) Return (One) } If (LEqual (Arg2, One)) { Return (One) } } } Store (Buffer (One) { 0x00 }, Arg4) Return (Zero) } Fixing _WAK warning when compiling - In _WAK before last }: Return (Package (0x02) { Zero, Zero }) ALC 889 Hack - replace whole AZAL section with: Device (HDEF) { Name (_ADR, 0x001B0000) Method (_PRW, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (Package (0x02) { 0x0D, 0x05 }) } Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x0A) { "built-in", Buffer (One) { 0x00 }, "codec-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x89, 0x08, 0xEC, 0x10 }, "layout-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x79, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00 }, "device-type", Buffer (0x0F) { "Realtek ALC889" }, "PinConfigurations", Buffer (Zero) {} }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } } PIC,TMR,RTC fix - Comment out the IRQNoFlags sections in each like this: Device (PIC) { Name (_HID, EisaId ("PNP0000")) Name (_CRS, ResourceTemplate () { IO (Decode16, 0x0020, // Range Minimum 0x0020, // Range Maximum 0x01, // Alignment 0x02, // Length ) IO (Decode16, 0x00A0, // Range Minimum 0x00A0, // Range Maximum 0x01, // Alignment 0x02, // Length ) /* Fix for PIC IRQNoFlags () {2}*/ }) } That should be everything I did. I have 5.1 sound via aggregate right now thanks to that kext and the dsdt edit. plists.zip LegacyHDA.kext.zip dsdt.aml.zip
  7. I haven't tried in Parallels 5 - since I don't have it - but I know that gamma/brightness settings work fine in Steam games and native Mac games. My set up is almost exactly like yours, provided your sig is still up to date. I just have an eVGA board instead of an Asus one, and a GTX 280 instead of a GTX 285. Are you still having the problem?
  8. Thanks for the tip on getting audio working. Did you patch your DSDT as well or just copy the ready-made one from Jae-V's folder? Also, I noticed in the Kexts_10.6/_Audio/_repository folder, there is a "EVGA_X58_ALC889" folder. The note inside mentions a slight edit to the dsdt and that using the LegacyHDA.kext in that folder will allow one to use the stock AppleHDA.kext. Did you try to use the LegacyHDA.kext from this folder with the noted DSDT patch?
  9. EVGA x58 SLI

    Hey astroboyid, The native 10.6.4 kernel works for my processor, no need for me to install any patched kernels. I'm not sure that installing another kernel would solve my problem, as it seems clearly related to the power management settings in the DSDT. Using a non-DSDT solution with more kexts installed to E/E and S/L/E gets me in Snow Leopard, but without sound. Thanks for the suggestion though, good to know it works for you.
  10. EVGA x58 SLI

    Okay, here's an update on what I have tried, but I am still having to boot with the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] cd. I am still having issues with AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement. Here is a screenshot of the kernel panic screen without the Null kext: http://skitch.com/spoonypirate/de217/no-nullcpupwm And here's a screen of the kernel panic with the Null kext: http://skitch.com/spoonypirate/de216/with-nullcpupwm After I placed the null kext in, the only way for me to boot back into Snow Leopard was to load the installation disc, start terminal, and remove the Null kext and rebuild/repair. If it will help, here is a copy of my original dsdt.dsl and a copy of the dsdt.aml I am using currently. Archive.zip
  11. EVGA x58 SLI

    Edit: I have my system working perfectly now. I only have LegacyHDA.kext and RealtekR1000SL.kext in S/L/E, and I'm working on getting my E/E down to fakesmc.kext. I have full QE/CI, 5.1 sound, and no performance or boot issues anymore. Original post: Everything worked perfectly during the installation and subsequent reboot in to 10.6.3. Then I tried to update to 10.6.4 and I got kernel panics regarding AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement. I booted back into OSX with the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD and did the same options but added the Non-DSDT Systems\NullCPUPowerManagement kext, let [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] repair everything and rebooted. No kp's this time, but the progress wheel freezes. Not know what to do from here, I reinstalled Snow Leopard after backing up my user directory so I could easily re-import it. This time around, however, I started receiving the same issues after the 10.6.3 update, and not the 10.6.4. I'm still fairly new to the whole osx86 thing, and this is my first time trying to install OSX on my PC, but I would like to have as little to do with hacked kexts as possible. I understand things like AppleHDA rollback are necessary, but when I have the option of NVENabler.kext or adding a patch to my DSDT, it's DSDT all the way. At any rate, could anyone help me figure out why I'm freezing up on boot now? It would be much appreciated. Any other info about my PC is in my signature, thanks. As it stands, I have to boot with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to get into Snow Leopard, and I don't want to have to do that since it was working yesterday until I ran the 10.6.4 update.