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AudioArchetype replied to DigitalDJ's topic in OSx86 10.6 (Snow Leopard)Kdawg is a genius! Copied the code from your post into my Extra/DSDT.aml file and edited the ram values and card name values. Rebooted and both my cards were working instantly with QE/CI - I can now use up to four monitors and it's all thanks to you. I looked at a couple of other guides and their solutions were more complicated and did not work. If anyone is trying to get both of their cards going for multiple displays seriously just copy that code into your DSDT - you will not regret it. Kuddos!!
Hello again, I just read an article on editing DSDT files as an alternative to using EFI Strings or other injectors? I'm a little new to this stuff. Here is the guide: http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/01/adv...a-graphics.html Can anyone tell me if this guide is the solution to my problem? It looks like it might work since I use Chameleon. I'm assuming that OpenCL, QE, and CI are already enabled via the 'UD3P Magic' installer because my 9800GTX+ already seems to be displaying everything correctly. I don't want to destroy my computer, please help! Thanks, AudioArchetype
Hello, I really wanted to start a new thread with my issue but this is my first post so I am currently unable to do so. Here is my issue: I am trying to get 4 monitors going at once with my hackintosh. I just started editing video so I need 4 screens: mix + edit + video + plugins. I just purchased a BFG GeForce 7600 GT 256MB GDDR3 PCIe video card to use in addition to my BFG GeForce 9800 GTX+ which is already working fine. I can't seem to get it working. But before I get too ahead of myself, let me list my hardware. ~ Mobo: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P. Chipset: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz Video: BFG 9800 GTX+ 512mb DDR3 PCIe, BFG 7600 GT 256mb DDR3 PCIe Ram: 8GB aData PC6400 800MHz (4X2 GB) HDs: 2x Seagate Barracuda 500gb 7200rpm OSx86 configuration: I used the 'UD3P Magic' method as outlined in Adam Pash's article. [http://lifehacker.com/5360150/install-snow-leopard-on-your-hackintosh-pc-no-hacking-required]. I feel kind of like I cheated by going this route, but I believe it uses Chameleon RC3 (or maybe 2?) and PC EFI. Mac OS X version: I used the UD3P Magic installer to install 10.6.0. I then updated to 10.6.1 and 10.6.2 after reading on Adam Pash's site that these updates would be fine. ~ The process: OK, so here's what I've already gone through. I've read in many places that if you want to use two cards with osX86 you need to put your primary card in PEG2 and set your primary card to PEG2 in the BIOS. As a result, I started by putting my 9800GTX+ in the PEG2 slot and my 7600GT in the PEG1 slot. I booted up my computer (the bios was set to peg2) and tried to run Mac OS. I see the loading screen but then right before the OS is launched the loading wheel freezes and I get the 'you must restart' screen. I also tried setting my primary card to PEG1 in the bios (switching over to the 7600 GT). When I do this I get a similar result - I try to start Mac OS, but this time I actually SEE the background and the dock, etc with the 7600 card but I get the 'you must restart' screen within 5 seconds of the operating system running. I also tried setting the primary graphics port to PCI in the BIOS to see if that would work but it did not. I took apart my computer and reversed the order of the cards - 9800GTX+ in PEG1 and 7600 GT in PEG2. I then booted up my computer again and tried setting my BIOS to PEG2. Once again, Mac OS crashes right when it's about to load the background and the dock, etc. I restart and set my BIOS to PEG1 (the 9800GTX+) and try to restart. This time Mac OS X actually starts! Everything is stable, just like before. I connect a second monitor to my second card (7600 GT in PEG2) and see if I can set the displays correctly. Unfortunately Mac OS is not detecting the display in Display Properties so I can't do anything. This is how my 7600 GT shows up in System Profiler. Display: Type: GPU Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x8 Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0391 Revision ID: 0x00a1 Displays: Display Connector: So obviously MAC OS knows it's there but doesn't want to do anything with it. That is how the Displays show up when I have a monitor connected too, it just says "display connector". ~ So do I just run OSX86 Tools now and install EFI strings for the 7600 GT? I see it in the list... If I install this EFI string it won't overwrite my current 9800GTX drivers will it? I'm just confused because I thought that if you were using two graphics cards with osx86 and wanted 3 or 4 displays you had to have your primary graphics card in PEG2 and set your BIOS to PEG2? The only configuration that has worked for me is putting my 9800GTX+ in PEG1 and setting the BIOS to PEG1. If anyone could help I would really appreciate it! Sorry if this is a little off topic in this thread but I could not post my own. Thanks, AudioArchetype