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About nslsa66

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  1. Anyone run Pro Tools on a Hackintosh?

    I finally had it with the stability of running Pro Tools on a PC. Kept my hardware and switched my OS to Snow Leopard - couldn't be happier. System has been perfectly stable 2 weeks running. Install went very smoothly using the empire boot disc. Here's my build: I7 2.66 Processor Gigabyte EX58-UD3R Motherboard Galaxy Nvidia 9500GT (Running 2 displays, and it was a piece of cake...plug and play) 6GB Corsair Dominator Memory WD Blue 320GB System Drive Velociraptor 10,000 RPM Audio Drive Snow Leopard 10.6.2 While Pro Tools 7.4 LE isn't officially supported by Snow Leopard, I was able to run it, but it was a little buggy. DO NOT install the 7.4.2 update if you plan on running 7.4. This update will crash your computer, and you will have to go into safe mode to uninstall the update. I'm now running PT 8.0.3, and it runs like a dream. Initial Benchmark using geek bench, was a hair over 9100. Not bad, considering an out of the box Entry level Mac Pro ($2500+Tax) is right around 8300. I'll keep everyone posted if theres a change in stability of my OS\PT.
  2. UPDATE: Well, I decided to install the 7.4.2 update in hopes that it may resolve my issues. Strangley enough, it completely crashed my OS. Even stranger, I recalled this update crashing my Mac Book Pro (but only after it was too late) So booted into safe mode, uninstalled pro tools, and OS working again. I reloaded Pro Tools (without the evil update) and now Pro Tools is working without any of the issues I mentioned earlier...Only getting the pesky occasional HW Buffer {censored} which I seem to get on every single computer i install PT on (windows or mac)...After being a 10 year user of Pro Tools, it may be time to switch to Logic.
  3. Yeah, that's what I kind of figured. Just didn't want to throw another 150 bucks into this system, only to find I'll never get it working. Thanks for the reply!
  4. Quick question..I have essentially the same setup (EX58-ud3r) with 6gigs of Corsair DDR3 memory...When I click on "About this Mac" It shows my memory only running at 400mhz...Should this be a concern, and if so, any ideas on a remedy? Secondly, it shows my FSB operating at only 533mhz...Once again, normal? If not, and remedy? My 64-bit Geekbench puts me a little over 9000.... Thanks much!
  5. Hi all. Just finished building my first hackintosh using the ex58-ud3r mobo, and running snow leopard 10.6.2....Everything seemed stable, so loaded up Pro Tools. DIGI says PT 7.4 won't work with SL, but I had managed to get it going for about a day. All of a sudden, a few issues have surfaced. Issue 1: I keep getting a "disconnected" error, and my digi 003 controller goes offline (even though I haven't physically severed my FW connection)...Issue 2: CPU overloads (even though I'm monitoring my CPU status in PT, and it isn't even coming close to pegging)....The CPU overload happens rarely, but the disconnection from host is frequent and annoying. So I'm wondering if A)If anyone else has experienced these issues B)If these issues are most likely caused by the fact that PT 7.4 isn't supposed to work on SL, and that upgrading to the latest supported version will solve everything....or C)There's an issue with my firewire interface (I never installed any specific kext's for it, it just worked off the bat) If anyone out there has any answers, questions, comments, concerns, or recommendations, that would be most excellent. Thanks!