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About chukieboy

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  1. Great price on a nice hackintosh!
  2. A couple of answers from my experience, I am by no means an expert... I have always found good results by disconnecting the windows drive, going through all of the steps to install OS X on the OS X drive, and then once the OS X drive is all set up with the bootloader etc, I power down and reconnect the windows drive (with OS X drive in primary SATA position). Then when the machines boots and reaches the bootloader you should see it as an option along with your OS X drive. I am actually starting a build right now using the same board you are using, I plan on following these instructions: http://www.alanin4d.com/snow_leopard_on_evga_x58/ Hopefully that helps you and good luck!
  3. Don't waste your time / money on building an LGA775 system at this point. Go for the i7!
  4. "StealthMac" G5 case mod

    awesome! great job!
  5. Upgrading my Hackintosh

  6. Hey guys, So basically I'd like to start upgrading my current hackintosh setup over the next couple of months but I'm completely torn between putting more money into my existing LGA775 system and ditching the board,cpu,ram and stepping up to an LGA1366 setup. My current specs are: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Intel E7600 Wolfdale 3.06 2 x 2GB G.Skill DDR2 BFG 7900GT 512MB Antec 750W PSU (overkill but i got it to cover future improvements) Currently air cooled with a Thermaltake SpinQ but hoping to water cool it sometime this year. I was entertaining the idea of swapping out the E7600 for a Q9550 and adding another 2x2GB of ram but the more I shop around the more I'm wondering if its a better idea to get away from the older tech LGA775 and put the money into some more modern components. The big issue that is making me a little weary of LGA1366 is OS X compatibility. I bought my board specifically because of the strong support the community was giving it at the time. I used Stell's lifehacker installer and am very spoiled with the ease of install and subsequent ease of use I've enjoyed. What are your opinions? I guess I know its more logical to buy new tech but I'm just hesitant to go off wandering when I have such a stable setup. Thanks in advance for your input!
  7. Post your Geekbench score

    Platform: Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) Compiler: GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484) Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Build 10A432) Model: Hackintosh Motherboard: Apple Inc. Mac-F227BEC8 x.x Processor: Intel® Core2 Duo CPU E7600 @ 3.06GHz Processor ID: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 Logical Processors: 2 Physical Processors: 1 Processor Frequency: 3.10 GHz L1 Instruction Cache: 32.0 KB L1 Data Cache: 32.0 KB L2 Cache: 3.00 MB L3 Cache: 0.00 B Bus Frequency: 1.06 GHz Memory: 4.00 GB Memory Type: 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM SIMD: 1 BIOS: Apple Inc. MP31.88Z.00C1.B00.0802091544 Processor Model: Intel® Core2 Duo CPU E7600 @ 3.06GHz Processor Cores: 2 Integer (Score: 4407) Floating Point (Score: 6663) Memory (Score: 3305) Stream (Score: 2619) Geekbench Score 64-bit: 4797 Probably switching to a core 2 quad soon, should be fun to compare...
  8. The Sims 3 on Hackintosh

    It ran OK on my hackintosh (specs in sig) but would randomly crash*. I tried to solve it but gave up pretty quick and just threw an extra drive in the tower and now I reboot into windows 7 to play it, no problems, super smooth! Not ideal but everything else runs so well in Snow Leopard I hate to start making changes and upset the balance...
  9. Dell OptiPlex 755 anyone?

    Interesting posts about using the EP45-UD3P Installer, I actually built a system a few months ago around an EP45-UD3P board which works really well with that installer but I didn't think to use that for the 755. I run the IT for my family's company and needed another workstation the other day. I was about to start ordering another Mac mini when I remembered the 755 sitting on the shelf in the back of my office. I pulled it down and used an 8GB USB drive with a retail Snow Leopard DVD image on it and installed the myHack Installer with it. Install went beautifully and then it updated via Software Update to 10.6.3 without a hitch. On board NIC works with aforementioned kext, running an NVIDIA 8400GS 256MB card with NVInject, on board sound still not working after trying 2 different kexts :\ however this machine really doesn't need sound for its role. Anyhow I'm really happy with my latest hackintosh, let me know if anyone would like more detail and keep up the great work guys!
  10. I read through the thread, lots of information! Sadly I think I may be in over my head
  11. Thanks for your help peach. Forgive my ignorance but I'm not sure which plist i need to be looking at. I downloaded plist edit pro, I've got the card running in the PEG2 slot but this how it is recognized: Display: Type: GPU Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x8 VRAM (Total): 32 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x06e4 Revision ID: 0x00a1 Displays: Display: Resolution: 1680 x 1050 Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Should I be looking at my com.apple.boot.plist? Sorry I'm just not very experienced with this stuff.
  12. hey guys, quick question... I'm running the ep45-ud3p with a BFG 7900GT 512MB and have had nothing but smooth operating for a few months now. It runs dual DVI displays without a hitch. I'd really like to add a third monitor. I had a brand new Sparkle 8400GS 256MB at the office so I brought it home and dropped it in to the PEG2 spot... It only registers with these properties: Display: Type: GPU Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x8 Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0291 Revision ID: 0x00a1 Displays: Display Connector: The attached display doesn't receive a signal at all. However when I switch it to PEG1 it drives both of my displays (one with DVI the other with VGA) just as if it was the 7900GT driving them. Actually so much like the 7900GT that System Profiler actually shows it as: NVIDIA Graphics Engine: Chipset Model: NVIDIA Graphics Engine Type: GPU Bus: PCIe Slot: PCI PCIe Lane Width: x8 VRAM (Total): 512 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x06e4 Revision ID: 0x00a1 ROM Revision: NVIDIA Graphics Engine DSDT Displays: 2217: Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Rotation: Supported 917W: Resolution: 1440 x 900 @ 60 Hz Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Mirror: Off Online: Yes Rotation: Supported Which I found a little odd... although I did do a lot of aimless tinkering to get the card working 100% when i first finished this build back in december/january so maybe its something I did. Anyhow I have played around with setting the BIOS to PEG2, it causes panic during the apple graphic / spinning rectangles screen. I know both of these cards can work, I just don't know how to get there. I did my install following Stell's Lifehacker guide to the letter and everything works REALLY well. Shutdown, Sleep, ethernet, audio, everything is great, just need to add this third display and its golden. Thank you guys in advance for your help, it is much much appreciated. And please let me know what further info to provide as I'm sure there is a lot I don't know.
  13. ATI FirePro 2460

    Hi Guys, I searched for this and came up with nothing, hope this hasn't already been asked. I saw this article today http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/26/amd-fir...rt-sockets-13w/ and the first thing i thought of was having one in my hackintosh. Any idea if this would be possible? I'm relatively new to the hackintosh world, I used the lifehacker ep45-ud3p installer for mine so I'm definitely not experienced with 'making' things work. I'm not a big gamer but love having multiple monitors (running 2 right now, working on getting the 3rd up and running) so this card would be super ideal for people like me. Thank you in advance for any insight and thanks to everyone on here for all the information, opinions, advice, etc. !
  14. FS: E7600 Hackintosh!

    Hi Guys, I am putting my hackintosh up for sale because a friend of mine is offering me a Mac Pro at a really good price and I'd like to seize the opportunity. I'll probably end up building another hackintosh, this whole experience of building and using this machine has been a lot of fun, mostly thanks to everyone on this board for providing such great information and advice! Here are the specs: CoolerMaster Storm Sniper Case (have both side panels for the case, Plexi window and Mesh) Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Motherboard Intel E7600 Core2Duo clocked at 3.06GHz stock Thermaltake SpinQ CPU Air Cooler 4GB (2 x 2GB) G.Skill PC2-8500 DDR2 RAM BFG GeForce 7900GT 512MB DDR3 PCI-E x16 Card with Dual DVI out (has always run 2 x 22" displays without issue) 3 Westen Digital Blue 7200RPM 500GB Hard Drives (one has been used for OS X, one for iTunes, one for internal Time Machine) 2 LG DVD Burners (SATA) (OEM Bulk) Antec TruePower Blue 750W Power Supply (overkill) Logitech Pro 9000 Web Cam Apple Bluetooth Keyboard Apple Magic Mouse I used the LifeHacker Installer to Install Snow Leopard. The System shuts down and sleeps flawlessly, Apple bluetooth keyboard and Magic Mouse work perfectly, although the Magic Mouse scrolling doesn't work in 10.6.0. I'm sure upgrading to 10.6.3 with the new LifeHacker Installer would be easy, I just haven't felt like going on the adventure yet. The fan speed control dial on the top of the case is not hooked up, I connected 4 out of the 5 fans to the board so they can be throttled by the bios. Only 1 Ethernet port works in OS X which as far as I know is standard when using this board for a hackintosh. For whatever reason OS X shows the processor clocked at 3.1GHz, the bios shows the correct 3.06GHz, the chip has never been over clocked. I can't think of any other pertinent info off the top of my head so ask away if you have any questions. I've been using this, without issue, as my primary home computer since I finished it in January. All in all I have a little bit over $1000 into the computer with all the peripherals and stuff, I'm open to any reasonable offers, just need to offset the cost of the Mac Pro as much as I can. I hate when people don't provide a price but I honestly don't know what to ask for, most of you guys on this board could build a system yourselves so its not like I can make money on the labor lol. I'll entertain any reasonable offer. Thanks!
  15. No new iPhone until next year?

    reminds me of when i first signed up with nextel, the i90 was best phone they had at the time, I asked both telesales and in store reps multiple times if there was anything better on its way, they all said a definitive "no". I bought the i90 and 2 weeks later the i95cl came out with color screen and all lol. they don't want you to wait, they want to sell you a phone asap.