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About Cyborg28

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  1. GIGABYTE GA-945GCMX-S2 with Leopard

    I added an eVGA Nvidia 7600 GT w/256 MB DDR3 and NvInject. Worked a treat!
  2. GIGABYTE GA-945GCMX-S2 with Leopard

    Hi, Since I did a bunch of research on this I thought I should share. I have an Asus P5L-VM 1394 Mobo, but this should be the same for all intel 945G motherboards (not for 945GZ or others). 4GB of Ram works with the chipset, my board has 4 slots and I am using 4x1GB but it should be the same if the board supports 2x2GB. About this Mac / System Info/Profiler will show 4GB installed. BUT... and it is a big BUT. 945G is a 32 bit Chipset. You can run all the 64 bit processors and OSs you want but it will never have enough memory address lines to address a 64 bit memory space. So 32 bit chipsets can address up to 4GB of memory, but there is a DMA hole that the computer uses for addressing hardware from just above 3GB to 4GB that gets eaten by all of your hardware interrupts / Direct Memory Addressing. I don't know what the effect of this is on running a 64 bit OS is, but I run Leopard with out problems. What I do know is that my system reports ~3.2 GB ram on POST and that is what I have available when I look in activity monitor. I have seen friends Santa Rosa i965 based Mac Book Pros that have 4GB ram and it shows 4GB avail. in activity monitor. So there you go. Cheers and good luck. For me 3.2 GB is better than 2 GB (works great for paralells), and the extra 2GB were less than $50. I am now running a NV 7600 GT 256 MB graphics card instead of GMA 950 and I have lost about 160MB usable ram as a result. (due to DMA mapping of 256 rather than 80 MB video ram).
  3. Parallels and E4300

    Confirmed. Running Parallels in Leopard on e4300 & e4400. Overclocking more than makes up for drop in performance. I'm running the e4300 @ 2.69 Ghz Have Fun! C
  4. Leopard Perfect Install

    Hey, Yeah no problem. Unfortunately I have no instructions. It has just worked for me on Tiger 10.4.8 and Leo 10.5.0 & 10.5.1. I had resolution change problems with my Radeon 9600, and it turned out it could not communicate properly with the monitor. Forcing resolution changes at startup with F8 on boot & "Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32@75" worked for me to get native, but no changing on the fly. Changing the monitor also fixed the problem. **EDIT: bigvalboa/Nick: Please add system specs including OS version and kernel to your posts/sig. If you are using 10.5.1, I backed up AppleIntelIntegratedFrameBuffer.kext B4 updating to 10.5.1 and put it back afterwards. I don't know if it helped but, that is what I did. Are you connected VGA or DVI, VGA is fine for me, I hear that DVI support is sometimes not as good. Cheers, C.
  5. +1 Bump for USB Audio. Major time / headache saver. $10 on ebay or hole in the wall computer store. What is your time worth?
  6. If you can get the ToH Lopard Patched RC2 DVD you can try the following. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=68641 Just a warning... I had to run from /bin to get sh to run the script. Cheers! Cyborg28
  7. Leopard Perfect Install

    Hi, Thanks for the How to. I have tried everything above and more and still can't get vanilla apple kernel to load. I think it is because my dsmos.kext will not load properly. I am using ToH mach_sleep kernel with PC_evi_v5.1 and ToH patched Leopard DVD, have tried vanilla kernel but all I get is reboot loop. My Motherboard is ASUS P5L-VM 1394 and I am using USB audio and 3com PCI ethernet to avoid fixing on-board. I would like to update to 10.5.1, but I need vanilla kernel working first. EDIT: C2D e4300 @ 2.69 GHz Any thoughts? Thanks, Cyborg28
  8. Which mainboard?

    Just throwing this out there for anyone else who has a P5L VM 1394. The board & CPU worked for me with the front side bus pushed up to 233 MHz from 200 MHz (2.1GHz CPU) with all of the other (memory timing, vcore) settings left at auto. I have onboard sound and NIC disabled, using PCI NIC and onboard video. I am running KVR DDR2 667, stock timings - 5-5-5-11(maybe 12). Using Most recent BIOS as of July 2007. I did the BSEL mod with the Permatex Rear window defogger grid repair kit and an artist size 000 paint brush. Just painted it on directly, no masking. Let it dry ~1 hour. The mod worked fine (electrically) with the first coat. Put the CPU back on the P5L VM 1394, powered on and the computer would not POST. Power HDD and CDROM lights flashing. Held in Power button until the computer powered off, then turned back on. BIOS said Overclocking failed and told me to chose between changing bios settings or returning to defaults and continuing. Tryed changing tons of bios settings, reboot many times with no luck. If I Press [F2] to return to defaults and continue, the system does not POST, but just goes straight to boot. Boots fine. CPUZ says 2.4GHz, 1067 FSB. Speedfan & Sandra say voltages and temperatures are OK. I run OSX86 most of the time so I power off windows, go through the entire failed POST thing and [F2] default continue thing. Start OSX and it works fine too. Has been running great all night. Now I just need to get BIOS control working again so I can overclock further. Any thoughts? >>And second question: is there huge difference between E4300 (w/o VT) and E6300 (with VT)? I can't make a comparison with the E6300, but parallels works great on my 2.4 GHz E4300. No VT issues as far as I can tell. Cyborg28
  9. Hi, I had an i865 chipset (Asus P5PE-VM) P-ATA based machine running very stable OS X 10.4.6 with a Pentium D 925 (3.0GHz). Upgraded to an i945 (Asus P5L-VM 1394) P-ATA based machine with Intel Core 2 Duo e4300 and 10.4.6 will not boot ( and I don't think Darwin is recognizing SSE3 instructions for the C2D). The new machine runs 10.4.8 OK but I still cant get NIC (Netgear FA311) to work. I'm going to check on the PCI support kexts next as IONetworkingFamily.kext from 10.4.6 did not solve the problem. Cyborg ***EDIT*** PCIFamily kext worked wonders. 10.4.8 + ASUS P5L-VM 1394 i945G + e4300 BSEL mod at 2.4~3.0GHz working great (still using USB audio due to laziness)!