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  1. I used this build for my own hackintosh but had an HDMI monitor and wasn't able to upgrade past 10.6.2. I haven't kept up on the thread but saw this Lifehacker link regarding Lion and thought I'd ask: Has anyone been able to use tonymacx86's method to upgrade to Lion from this Lifehacker build? Are there some intermediate steps that need to be taken as I am still on 10.6.2? (I'm using Stella v3 and saw the Carti Bios mention above and have no idea what that is.) Checking out Lifehacker, it looks like they've used a different build as the basis of their upgrade to Lion. (Happy to read up on all this but can someone suggest a good starting point?) Thanks!
  2. Hello. With regard to the 10.6.5 update, does anyone know if this fixes the HDMI issue? I've not been able to update past 10.6.2 as my monitor has an HDMI input. When I tried the 10.6.3 update I got nothing but a black screen. Thanks!
  3. Hey all, it's been a while (101+ pages... yikes!). Lovin' my Lifehacker Hackintosh using Stella's v3 but am unable to upgrade OSX beyond 10.6.2 as I can't get HDMI video out to work (from my PNY 9800GT w/1024MB to HP w2408h monitor... other details in my sig). Want to use Parallels 6 but it requires OSX 10.6.3 or better. (Want to use the integration with iPad that Parallels 6 offers.) Couple of questions: Going back a few pages I've read about Cartri... would that solve the HDMI issue (and if so, is there a guide available)? Or does anyone know if you can install Parallels 6 on 10.6.2? (Would help to know before I purchase.) Thanks in advance!
  4. Hello CoHPhasor... You helped me out some time ago and now I've run into a new problem, searched and found once again that you seem to be a fountain of expertise. Been running fine with my build on 10.6.2 using DVI to HDMI with my HP w2408h monitor. Before checking here I decided to update to 10.6.4 (fortunately ran CCC first). Sure enough I get a lovely black screen and then nothing. Hooked up a VGA cable and the screen was back but the picture was pretty ugly. Anyway, while it should be easy enough to restore my 10.6.2 version I was wondering if anyone had tried using a DVI - DVI cable with a DVI to male HDMI adapter and if they had had any luck? Thanks!
  5. Try using "internal speakers" instead of "digital out" - had the same problem and that's what worked for me. I used these drivers on ATI and was able to get it to work after several attempts. (Also, DON'T use the Catalyst tuner/PVR software... only Win 7 works!) I'm using MC in Win7 and was able to scan in channels through the (useless) COMCAST set-top-box as well as ClearQAM for HD. The only problem I've had is when I record HD immediately prior or after "cable" (or vice versa). Perhaps the signals cannot overlap one another (which a "dual-tuner" should be able to do!). After your comment, I went back to ATI and noticed they uploaded a new driver a couple of days ago... may give those a go over the weekend. (FYI - I'm using the ATI card in my other PC and haven't yet tried it in the hackintosh.) After reading your reply, I uninstalled and then reinstalled Parallels 5 after removing the PCI NIC and low and behold it's working like a dream. It's a little slow but still pretty amazing considering. I'm running 1 core with 2048MB of RAM - my hackintosh has a total of 4GB. Perhaps I should add more RAM and that would speed things up a bit. Thanks for your help!
  6. Thanks for getting back - I appreciate it. I don't have "an already existing VM" but maybe I'm missing something. When I installed using onboard LAN I was able to install Win 7 fine except I didn't have access to the LAN and therefore couldn't update or basically do anything requiring access to my network or internet. Then I installed the recommended PCI NIC but ironically could never seem to get that to run right (yes, reconfigured BIOS and even did a fresh install of 10.6 with from the flash drive and the V3 installer). I was going to post an inquiry in the "dual-boot and virtualization" forum BUT since I'm a noob who hadn't posted five times I was unable to start a new topic (figures this new rule would be implemented TODAY when I needed to post). As luck would have it, this is now my fifth post so hopefully I'm eligible now!!
  7. I've had my hackintosh up and running for a couple of days now - built using the Lifehacker Guide (components in my signature). Wanted to see if I could get Parallels 5 to run on my machine so downloaded the free trial. Was able to create a Win 7 virtual machine easily but was unable to get network access (and by default no internet access). Error message in Win 7 VM says, "Windows could not find a driver for your network adapter." Some folks - including myself - have onboard LAN working while others needed to use a PCI card. I only played around for about an hour this evening but thought I'd check here to see if anyone has had a similar issue or ideas. (FYI - Amazon has Parallels 5 on sale for $40 after rebate so figured I'd buy if I could get it to work.) Many thanks!
  8. Thanks Ed (and of course your previous posts were helpful as well!). It was connected directly to the Hac and I believe the card reader is 2.0 but don't know for sure... I do know it's the same one I've used on other PC's (XP, Vista and Win 7) and it was never took that long to download. In the future I may upload to my server and then grab them from there. As to the monitor, not going to complain if I have to turn it off and on every once and a while but was just curious if it was unique to my situation (HDMI monitor, 10.6.2, etc.) Thanks! I was going to plug in the TV Wonder card and see what happens but had a concern of messing with something that works. But trial and error is part of the game, right? "Windows Key" - yeah, was playing around today and found that one (noob!). But I've gotten to the point of using the "CTRL" key so often it will take time to learn. Also getting frustrated with the "home," "end" and "F5" keys as well as the extra buttons on my mouse not going back and forward on screens. Again, it's a learning curve and experimentation. CPU temp was of a curiosity (and perhaps to get a baseline to see if something starts to go out of whack). Found and started using iStat. New question: can I use Parallels 5 with my Hac? I downloaded a trial and when I installed Win 7 as a virtual machine, W7 wasn't able to find the driver for my network adaptor... BIOS is set to internal and works on the Hac. Perhaps I should install the PCI card? I was going to search IM but saw your replies and thought I include in my response. (FYI - Would sure make it easier when I want to use different programs on each OS and saw that Amazon has it on sale for $40 after rebate. Decided to try the trial and if it works then I'd buy.) Again, you guys have been a tremendous help. Thanks!
  9. I recently built my own hackintosh with a couple of modifications to the Lifehacker build - notably I used the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R board which has the same specs but instead it only has 1 LAN port vs. the 2 on the UD3P (didn't need 2 LAN's and if I might have to use the PCI NIC why get the the UD3P?). Bottom line, the build went smoothly and I was quite grateful for this forum as a resource - Thanks to every one! Also wanted to report that I am using an 24" HP monitor with HDMI and was able to update to SL 10.6.2 (I'd hate to jynx myself so that sound in the background is me knocking on wood!). My PNY 9800 GT has 2 X DVI and I am using a DVI:HDMI adapter on the lower port. But I do have a few questions: I intend to make this into a multiboot with Win 7 Ultimate and based on the info in the forum I am sure that too will go smoothly (just waiting to get another copy of Win 7). I have an ATI TV Wonder (HD 650PCIe Dual Tuner) card that I want to use with the Win 7 build. Any thoughts as to what will happen or if it will cause a conflict when I use SL? Is there a way to remap keys on my Logitech LX710 keyboard so I can have an "Apple/Command" key - or would I be better off getting the diNovo for Mac keyboard noted in post #952? I took a lot of photos of my build that I will eventually post on my web site. I used a USB compactflash reader to import into iPhoto and it took forever(!) to transfer (perhaps 30 minutes to upload 1.5Gb). Any thoughts? After several minutes of idle time the hackintosh stops sending a video signal to the monitor (I have sleep turned off on the monitor). When I wake it, I get snow on the monitor for a few seconds and then get a clear picture. But on occasion, I've had to turn the monitor off and on to rectify. (Based on the fact that I can run 10.6.2 on my HDMI monitor, I'm not complaining... so take it as an observation!) I'm a noob so please tell me how I can determine my CPU temps - With Win 7 there is a gadget I have on the desktop; is there something like that for SL? Where can I get it? Which leads to my final question, while InsanelyMac is an awesome site, are there other sites you folks could recommend I visit to gain more insight in the world of Apple and hackintosh's? Again, many thanks to all of those who have contributed to this forum (and a special shout out to Stella, Adam/Lifehacker, SBMac and CoHPhasor - sorry I know I left off a couple of other names but after reading 50+ pages my mind is close to capacity!).
  10. I recently built my own hackintosh with a couple of modifications to the Lifehacker build - notably I used the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R board which has the same specs but instead it only has 1 LAN port vs. the 2 on the UD3P (didn't need 2 LAN's and if I might have to use the PCI NIC why get the the UD3P?). Bottom line, the build went smoothly and I was quite grateful for this forum as a resource - Thanks to every one! Also wanted to report that I am using an 24" HP monitor with HDMI and was able to update to SL 10.6.2 (I'd hate to jynx myself so that sound in the background is me knocking on wood!). My PNY 9800 GT has 2 X DVI and I am using a DVI:HDMI adapter on the lower port. But I do have a few questions: I intend to make this into a multiboot with Win 7 Ultimate and based on the info in the forum I am sure that too will go smoothly (just waiting to get another copy of Win 7). I have an ATI TV Wonder (HD 650PCIe Dual Tuner) card that I want to use with the Win 7 build. Any thoughts as to what will happen or if it will cause a conflict when I use SL? Is there a way to remap keys on my Logitech LX710 keyboard so I can have an "Apple/Command" key - or would I be better off getting the diNovo for Mac keyboard noted in post #952? I took a lot of photos of my build that I will eventually post on my web site. I used a USB compactflash reader to import into iPhoto and it took forever(!) to transfer (perhaps 30 minutes to upload 1.5Gb). Any thoughts? After several minutes of idle time the hackintosh stops sending a video signal to the monitor (I have sleep turned off on the monitor). When I wake it, I get snow on the monitor for a few seconds and then get a clear picture. But on occasion, I've had to turn the monitor off and on to rectify. (Based on the fact that I can run 10.6.2 on my HDMI monitor, I'm not complaining... so take it as an observation!) I'm a noob so please tell me how I can determine my CPU temps - With Win 7 there is a gadget I have on the desktop; is there something like that for SL? Where can I get it? Which leads to my final question, while InsanelyMac is an awesome site, are there other sites you folks could recommend I visit to gain more insight in the world of Apple and hackintosh's? Again, many thanks to all of those who have contributed to this forum (and a special shout out to Stella, SBMac and CoHPhasor - sorry I know I left off a couple of other names but after reading 50+ pages my mind is close to capacity!). Edit: Sorry, meant to post this in the "Lifehacker Guide with GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard..." thread! Should I move it or is it fine here?
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