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Mixed results post patch. Hardware: P4-630 / 915guxl / GMA900 / SATA ICH6 Performed an initial native install via patched DVD. System has been rock stable, but my interest was piqued due to Flash support and the tap/tun drivers. Before the update, my load averages were always near-zero and the system was extremely responsive. After the update, my load averages are hovering at around 1.5 with minimal system activity. There does not seem to be a single culprit for the increased CPU usage, so I suspect that this may be due to the "SSE2" patch, which I do not require. I'm going to attempt to revert to the original files where required, and keep the rest of the updates. Flash functionality is also broken (swf's load but do not show animation). A marked improvement from the old dialog boxes, though! Xbench results follow. General notes: Disk performance unchanged User Interface scored 50% of the pre-patch score. The difference was visible. OpenGL is down 40% CPU result is up to 43 from 17! Overall result 44 (pre) 39 (post) Pre-patch Xbench (10.4.1, only oah750 patch applied) xbench_pre1043txt.txt Post-patch Xbench (above+whatever this included) xbench_post1043txt.txt If any of the patch devs are lurking, feel free to contact me, I may be able to help in some way. At least I got MenuMeters going on my own Perhaps this release could be improved through the implementation of custom installs. Sometimes carpet bombing is not the answer! Thanks for the hard work. -j
Wanted Spotlight really badly for my desktop PC, and love OSX on my PowerBook, so I spent some money. Here are the specs / results of my fully operational install. fused 8/18/05 11:13 PM Hardware: Hardware Overview: Machine Name: Apple Development Platform Machine Model: ADP2,1 CPU Type: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU Number Of CPUs: 1 CPU Speed: 3 GHz L2 Cache (per CPU): 2 MB Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled CPU Features: FPU VME DE PSE TSC MSR PAE MCE CX8 APIC SEP MTRR PGE MCA CMOV PAT PSE36 CLFSH DS ACPI MMX FXSR SSE SSE2 SS HTT TM SSE3 MON DSCPL EST CX16 TPR Memory: 1 GB Bus Speed: 800 MHz Boot ROM Version: EV91510A.86A.0213.2004.0609.1722 (Intel Corp.) Network: Built-in Ethernet: Type: Ethernet Hardware: Ethernet BSD Device Name: en0 Software: System Software Overview: System Version: Mac OS X 10.4.1 (8B1025) Kernel Version: Darwin 8.1.0 Boot Volume: fused Computer Name: fused User Name: xxxx Bluetooth: Apple Bluetooth Software Version: 1.6.1f2 Hardware Settings: fused: Address: 00-0d-88-8e-de-3e Manufacturer: Cambridge Silicon Radio Firmware Version: 1.443 (1.443) Bluetooth Power: On Discoverable: Yes Requires Authentication: No FireWire: FireWire Bus: Maximum Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec Graphics/Displays: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900: Chipset Model: GMA 900 Type: VGA-Compatible Controller Bus: Built-In Vendor: Intel (0x8086) Device ID: 0x2582 Revision ID: 0x0004 Displays: Display: Status: No display connected Display: Resolution: 1024 x 768 @ 85 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Supported Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Supported Memory: J6G1/CHANNEL A DIMM0: Size: 512 MB Type: DDR SDRAM Speed: 533 MHz J6G2/CHANNEL A DIMM1: Size: Empty Type: Empty Speed: Empty J6H1/CHANNEL B DIMM0: Size: 512 MB Type: DDR SDRAM Speed: 533 MHz J6H2/CHANNEL B DIMM1: Size: Empty Type: Empty Speed: Empty PCI Cards: ethernet: Type: Ethernet Controller (3c905C) Bus: PCI Slot: J7B1 Vendor ID: 0x10b7 Device ID: 0x9055 Subsystem Vendor ID: 0x10b7 Subsystem ID: 0x9055 Revision ID: 0x0024 pci1106,3044: Type: IEEE 1394 Open HCI Bus: PCI Slot: J8B1 Vendor ID: 0x1106 Device ID: 0x3044 Subsystem Vendor ID: 0x1106 Subsystem ID: 0x3044 Revision ID: 0x0046 Serial-ATA: spsata_sata_bus: WDC WD1200JD-00GBB0: Capacity: 111.79 GB Model: WDC WD1200JD-00GBB0 Revision: 02.05D02 Serial Number: WD-WMAET1247490 Removable Media: No Detachable Drive: No BSD Name: disk0 Protocol: ata Unit Number: 0 Socket Type: Serial-ATA OS9 Drivers: No S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified Volumes: fused: Capacity: 111.79 GB Available: 105.42 GB Writable: Yes File System: Journaled HFS+ BSD Name: disk0s1 Mount Point: / USB: USB High-Speed Bus: Host Controller Location: Built In USB Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBEHCI PCI Device ID: 0x265c PCI Revision ID: 0x0003 PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086 Bus Number: 0xfd USB Bus: Host Controller Location: Built In USB Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBUHCI PCI Device ID: 0x265b PCI Revision ID: 0x0003 PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086 Bus Number: 0x7d Bluetooth HCI: Version: 4.43 Bus Power (mA): 500 Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec Product ID: 0x0001 Vendor ID: 0x0a12 USB Bus: Host Controller Location: Built In USB Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBUHCI PCI Device ID: 0x2658 PCI Revision ID: 0x0003 PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086 Bus Number: 0x1d USB Bus: Host Controller Location: Built In USB Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBUHCI PCI Device ID: 0x2659 PCI Revision ID: 0x0003 PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086 Bus Number: 0x3d Microsoft IntelliMouse® Explorer: Version: 1.21 Bus Power (mA): 500 Speed: Up to 1.5 Mb/sec Manufacturer: Microsoft Product ID: 0x001e Vendor ID: 0x045e USB Bus: Host Controller Location: Built In USB Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBUHCI PCI Device ID: 0x265a PCI Revision ID: 0x0003 PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086 Bus Number: 0x5d USB Device: Version: 1.00 Bus Power (mA): 500 Speed: Up to 1.5 Mb/sec Product ID: 0x0010 Vendor ID: 0x0b38 Xbench results: (first run, no optimization yet) Results 45.15 System Info Xbench Version 1.2 System Version 10.4.1 (8B1025) Physical RAM 1024 MB Model ADP2,1 Drive Type WDC WD1200JD-00GBB0 CPU Test 17.53 GCD Loop 91.17 4.81 Mops/sec Floating Point Basic 67.31 1.60 Gflop/sec vecLib FFT 5.33 175.70 Mflop/sec Floating Point Library 68.31 11.89 Mops/sec Thread Test 93.42 Computation 82.26 1.67 Mops/sec, 4 threads Lock Contention 108.08 4.65 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads Memory Test 104.53 System 90.01 Allocate 101.75 373.67 Kalloc/sec Fill 80.95 3936.06 MB/sec Copy 89.71 1852.84 MB/sec Stream 124.62 Copy 119.65 2471.24 MB/sec Scale 121.34 2506.87 MB/sec Add 129.55 2759.71 MB/sec Triad 128.55 2750.10 MB/sec Quartz Graphics Test 44.04 Line 44.35 2.95 Klines/sec [50% alpha] Rectangle 37.02 11.05 Krects/sec [50% alpha] Circle 36.55 2.98 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha] Bezier 76.89 1.94 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha] Text 42.38 2.65 Kchars/sec OpenGL Graphics Test 181.52 Spinning Squares 181.52 230.27 frames/sec User Interface Test 33.90 Elements 33.90 155.57 refresh/sec Disk Test 50.02 Sequential 84.34 Uncached Write 103.61 63.61 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 88.89 50.29 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 67.51 19.76 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 85.40 42.92 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 35.55 Uncached Write 12.59 1.33 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 96.65 30.94 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 72.20 0.51 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 112.52 20.88 MB/sec [256K blocks] Can't go above 1024x768 for some reason, but the GMA900 does not have a DVI port so I can't use the HD Cinema display. Haven't really had time to investigate. Installation method: Used Marklar-tiger.iso, mounted on a linux machine loopbackfs, replaced oah750d, and then burned. That's it. Installed straight from the Tiger DVD. All hardware is initialized natively, and it's pretty fast. iTunes and other Rosetta apps run, but occasionally crash. This is probably due to the oah750d crack, and hopefully we can make some progress on this soon. The board is equipped with a TPM chip, enabled, but still wouldn't boot without the Rosetta patch. Probably needs to be initialized with a security key, which is unlikely for us to get anytime soon. Couldn't wait until the real Intel Macs came out, but I'm an Apple sucker so I'll no doubt be the proud owner of one when released.