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e lo

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  1. Well, I now have a happily working install of 10.4.8 with the 8.8.1 kernel courtesy of the JaS Intel SSE3 reseed; it works a treat!
  2. As I've mentioned in a couple of other threads, my Dimension 8400 worked fine with the 10.4.7 install (JaS's) with the SSE2 patch, but when I re-installed with the SSE3 patch, I get a kernel panic on startup. When I run the setup disk again, I see that both the SSE2 and SSE3 patches are already installed -- I thought that it might install one over the other; shows what I know. Is there any way to remove the SSE3 patch, maybe from the terminal accessible via the install disk? I'd hate to have to erase my whole OSX partition just to re-install an SSE2 version of OSX. TIA, Evan.
  3. Interesting. I found one other user who posted about their Dimension 8400 running with the SSE2 patch installed, but not the SSE3 patch. Was your 10.4.5 install with the SSE2 or SSE3 patch?
  4. Thanks for the info, but why be an ass about it? I did look at intel's site, and couldn't find the info. For anyone else with a similar question who may read this: After my initial post, I found an article somewhere else telling me that the the P4 Prescotts rev E0 and above have it, but rev D0 and below do not. You can find that info about your processor with CPU-Z, although I still don't think CPU-Z will tell you about NX directly. That's a pretty fine point to put on it, and was not readily available with "two clicks" at the intel website. Jeez.
  5. I know this is a dumb question, but I've gotta ask. How do I know if my P4 (Prescott 530) is NX capable? Should CPU-Z tell me? I can't find any reference to NX on the CPU-Z site, so I'd think it wouldn't. I'm trying to use aberracus's 10.4.8 upgrade guide, so I need to know. Thank!
  6. I had a working install of JaS's version of 10.4.7. I initially installed it with the SSE2 patch, because the installer reported that it saw SSE and SSE2, but not SSE3. This confused me, 'cause I've got a P4 Prescott, and CPU-Z detects the SSE3 instruction set. Some helpful person in my other thread told me that the install runs on a SSE2 kernel, and so is ill-equipped to detect SSE3. Accordingly, after fooling around with other stuff for a while tonight, I decided to try to re-install 10.4.7, this time with the SSE3 patch. No joy. I now get a kernel panic upon starting up, and it looks to be the same thing that I got when I installed a probable bad burn of 10.4.6. With that burn, I'd get EBIOS errors occasionally, but I was finally able to install, only to get a kernel panic later. When I run in verbose mode, I see it load a whole boatload of HFS+ files, etc, and the the screen goes blank momentarily, and comes back with the message: "panic(cpu 0 caller 0x0019C352): Unresolved kernel trap (CPU 0, Type 0=divide error), registers:" and the the following registers, each with what looks like a memory address pointer, in the format XxXXXXXXXX, where it appears "X" is any hex character. The registers listed are CR0, CD2, CD3, CD4, EAX, EBX, ECX, EDX, ESP, EBP, ESI, EDI, EFL, EIP, CS, and DS. Then below this, I get: "Debugger called: <panic> Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)" memory pointer: memory pointer (more of the same) 10 lines of this, then: "Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0x0 Kernel version: Darwin Kernel Version 8.4.1: Tue Jan 3 18:23:53 PCT 2006; root:xnu-792.7.90.obj~1/RELEASE_I386" Whew! that was a long error. Sorry if it's TMI -- I'm a brand newb to OSX, and I don't know what's important and what isn't. The last time I used a mac, it was a Mac II, the year was 1989 or so, and Al Gore hadn't taken the initiative and invented the Internets yet. Anyway, does anybody have any idea what gives? Why would I be getting a kernel panic with the SSE3 patch installed that I didn't get with the SSE2 patch installed? Machine is a Dell Dimension 8400 Pentium 4 Prescott, 3 GHz 1.4 GB Corsair RAM NVidia 6600 GT Onboard NIC disabled SMB 10/100 ethernet adaptor (working prior to re-install) Intel 925 Express MoBo
  7. Cheers. Thanks, guys. I went ahead and installed with a good burn of JaS's 10.4.7 iso. I installed as SSE2 before I saw your responses, and it's working great. Sound, internets etc. If, however, I were to go back and reinstall as SSE3, so you think I would get a noticable performance boost?
  8. Hi, all. I'm a brand newb to the OSX86 scene, so I apologize if this is a dumb question. I've tried installing with JaS's iso of 10.4.6. Unfortunately, the iso must not have burned properly, because when I boot the installer with -v, I see an EBIOS error, which probably accounts for why it takes forever and a day to boot into the installer, if it ever does. However, leaving that aside for the moment (I'm DL a fresh copy of an iso at the moment, and I'll try to reburn "correctly" -- i.e. w/ Alcohol 120% and at 1X instead of w/ Nero at 4X as before), here's my actual question: When I run CPU-Z from Windows, it correctly identifies my P4 (Prescott core) as having SSE2 and SSE3 instruction sets, as it should. However, when I run the 10.4.6 installer with -v, it lists SSE2, but not SSE3, as onboard instruction sets. What gives, do you suppose? Machine: Dell Dimension 8400 P4 Prescott, HT, 3.0 GHz 1.5 gig corsair memory Onboard sound/NIC NVidia 6600GT