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About jmhuff

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  1. I am seeing errors when I boot and my GFX strings are not taking. I get choppy video and the Dual DVI doesn't work. I have been banging my head against a wall for the past week with no progress. I have read several posts but haven't found anything that has worked yet. Has anyone had any luck with the 9600 GSO 512MB card? Should I try flashing it to an 8800 GTS 512MB, will that even work? Any help is appreciated.
  2. Hello, I have tried a few things with no luck. What am I missing? I have a 9600 GSO 512MB card with Snow Leopard 10.6 (Darwin/x86 boot v5.0.132 - Chameleon v2.0-RC4 r684). I used Digital_Dreamer's install guide to install. I used Aquamac's GFX Post to try to get the video card to work. The card is not showing high resolution, the video is sluggish and jumpy, and the dual DVI out isn't working either. - I noticed that when I boot up I get: nVidia Unknown 512MB NV94 [10de:0625] :: PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x3,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) if I put in all 3 of my cards with only 1 configured in the com.apple.boot.plist I get: nVidia Unknown 512MB NV94 [10de:0625] :: PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x3,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) nVidia unknown 4095MB NV1ff [10de:0625] :: PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x7,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) nVidia unknown 4095MB NV1ff [10de:0625] :: PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x9,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) I saw some google hits about upgrading my 9600 flash, but I saw a comment in this post that you don't need to do that, it was in reference to another card so don't know if it applies to the 9600 GSO as well. I am totally stumped. I have reinstalled this box several times within the last 3 days. I have read through several forums and posts but haven't seen this so I must just be doing something wrong. Digital_Dreamer's script steps I took: 2) Install bootloader - Tried both Chameleon 2.0 RC4 & Chameleon 2.0 RC3 3) Set partition as active 4) Run retail DVD install - Installed from a vmware image to physical HD 5) Run kext/kernel - changed Audio & Networking to /System then ran Normal cache build 6) Update boot caches - Normal build ** Booted into Snow Leopard 6.2 installation ** 7) Run DSDT patcher ** Reboot Snow Leopard 6.2 installation ** boot into single user mode with -s buildcache reboot boot with: -v arch=i386 Aquamac steps I took: * I have downloaded the files from the first post * booted into Kalyway 10.5.2 install, choose terminal at install screen * ran ./gfxutil -f display (Kalyway 10.5.2 install) * updated Downloaded 9600GSO file with my pciroot (textedit) * changed VRAM,totalsize AAAAGA== to AAAAIA== (textedit) * made other changes to in.plist * booted Kalyway 10.5.2 install DVD. Once at the install screen, went to terminal and ran ./gfxutil -i xml -o hex ./in.plist ./out.hex (verified it created the same out.hex as iDeneb_10.5.7) * added out.hex key to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist (sudo chown root:admin com.apple.boot.plist) * I have even tried an /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist which Digital_Dreamer posted. He has the same MOBO and a 9600 GSO 512MB. Still no go.. ./gfxutil -f display output: DevicePath = PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x3,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) I changed all the files to a .txt extension so they would display better in the browser. edited in.plist (top.plist) out.hex file (top.hex) /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist file Digital_Dreamer's com.apple.boot.plist file Thanks, Matt
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  4. Should i get a real mac?

    I have also been thinking about getting a new computer. The portability of a laptop sounds great. It would be nice to be able to work any where in my house, and to take my projects with me. I run a multiple monitor system, and I found this link that shows you how to use USB Video cards to get multiple monitors with your laptop. Very cool The price difference between a desktop and laptop is usually speed vs portability. You will get more speed with the desktop and you get the freedom of working anywhere with a laptop.