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  1. Nope, they're enabled in a file he released separately, check the thread!
  2. I'm trying since a while to optimize Mac running on an Asus n56vm, and one of the outstanding problem is that parallel random accesses to the disk lock up the OS! This makes Chrome and some other process-and-disk intensive apps hard to use, and in general makes everything somewhat unresponsive. I've worked around this by disabiling paging, thus removing most disk read/writes... however I would like to fix the underlying problem and make everything faster! The chipset is an Intel HM76, and I don't really know which kexts/settings might be causing the locks... so my first question is - what kexts are involved in disk accesses for this chipset? That is, for SATA, AHCI, etc. I can't be sure about which ones they are :/ Thanks!
  3. Just an update: the russian guy has made speedstep and turbo-boost 100% available! And I've discovered that disabling paging makes everything WAY more fluid and responsive - because disk accesses spin-lock the system. In addition with SS and TB, the experience is no more sluggy at all When both changes are integrated in a new 10.8.3 image, this notebook might as well be one of the better working notebooks out there! The only outstanding problems are the wifi, which might never be supported, and the disk that locks up the apps every time it spins up.
  4. I discovered something more: the disk is actually fast, the hiccups are due to something else... but not using Chrome solves a lot of the slowness, and nearly anything else can be used without problems. Also, it uses the HD4000 via GraphicsEnabler=Yes, but AFAIK using EFI Injection is much better: just enter Chameleon Wizard, uncheck Graphics Enabler, check Device Properties and paste this string: 5e0000000100000001000000520000000100000002010c00d0 41030a000000000101060000027fff04002c00000041004100 50004c002c00690067002d0070006c006100740066006f0072 006d002d006900640000000800000004006601 I have the "feeling" that it is faster now, but I can't be sure. And if you get "Still waiting for root device", start with -f! Does anyone know how to enable SpeedStep? The CPU can only run at 1188 or 2277 Mhz right now and I guess that's another major slowness reason.
  5. hey, I tried the same method and it is definitely the easiest method I've seen to install an OS, probably easier than Windows itself Just write the image to a partition, reboot, enter details, done! There's also an English image now, for the non-russians out there. I would thank that m-dudarev guy but I can't find out how to register to that ukrainian site! So, I confirm that pretty much everything except wifi is working, even problematic stuff like volume control or keyboard backlight. I just had a little hiccup at the first boot where it complained it couldn't install VoodooBattery, VodooHDA and AsusNBWMI, but copying them on the desktop and installing them with Kext Utility worked fine. It even works with USB drives and iPods! (the very reason why I had to reinstall - needed the iPod). The single big problem that remains with this notebook is the disk though: it can become VERY slow, as in '98 slow... I ran some tests and I discovered that the disk is slower and at the same time much heavier on the CPU. -sequential writes/reads (ie. big files) have consistently less than half of the bandwidth than on Windows, although without heavy CPU usage. -random writes/reads can really stop the thing for tens of seconds! The bandwidth is abysmal and if the random pattern continues the disk stops responding and spins the CPU to 100%. Just open 50 tabs in chrome and see. So yeah, it won't still make a good work-horse OS as Windows is going to be heaps faster... at least until this is fixed.
  6. Warning to New HAckintoshers

    Ok so deleting extensions.mkext and sleepenabler.kext is enough? Good!
  7. Warning to New HAckintoshers

    I am also having a "kernel mismatch" panic after the combo update, the stack trace refers that the panic originated from Sleep Enabler kext. I think that i just had to remove that before the update?
  8. Ok, problem solved: i found somewhere a "LegacyAppleYukon2" kext that works perfectly. Thanks anyway!
  9. I know that this topic is not exactly related, but the forum won't allow me to create a new one... So, i updated from 10.6.2 to 10.6.3. Before that everything worked perfectly. At reboot i get a Kernel Panic because "kernel version and CPU IDs don't match", and the Stack Trace points out that the exception happened in SleepEnabler.kext. So, what i can do to remove that (useless in my desktop pc) kext, while i can't boot? I can still access the mac disk from windows. Thanks for any help!
  10. Hi, i have successfully installed Snow Leopard on my PC, and everything is up and running just fine, graphic acceleration included. I was really impressed! I'm using Hazard Leopard 10.6.2, and i have an E6600 on a P5B-E Plus. Unfortunately, the Marvell 88E8056 Ethernet controller won't work, and if i try to install the kext with the same name i get a Kernel Panic at boot. Other kext just don't provide internet access. What can I do? Thanks for any help!