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  1. Hey Macmeister, have you had any problems with memory on your system? I am contacting Dell today to have parts replaced on my computer. This is the second time since I started using OSX that I've had this problem. It starts off with random kernel panics, then ultimately I can't boot or even re-install. Last time around they replaced the motherboard, memory and hard drive. It's lasted me a couple of months and now I'm back to having problems again. Dell diagnostics show a WCMATS memory compare error, whatever that means. It seems strange that an OS could cause physical damage to the hardware, but is it possible?
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    10.6.8 on H57 Express Chipsets

    I installed the legacy kernel pkg from page 1 of this guide. Is that the same one? I then entered the lines in the terminal and got no response, positive or negative. I'm not sure what the terminal commands are supposed to do, but I entered them anyway. I rebooted and ran a speed test and had the same results, pitiful upload speeds. The kext I am using is called AppleBCM5701Ethernet.kext, I don't know how to verify version or anything else but that's the file name. Please let me know if there is a different kext I should be using. I will try and put in a different drive and install Windows tomorrow, then if it's still slow I call Dell and gripe. Thanks for the help!
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    10.6.8 on H57 Express Chipsets

    Macmeister, sorry to hear of the problems you're having with your retail install. I can't say I've ever tried forcing to 64 bit, I don't have any reason to. As far as the graphics go, I'm at a loss. I tried pulling up iTunes and turning on visualization and had no problems. Now that I've provided absolutely no help whatsoever, I'm going to as for help myself. I have recently noticed a problem with my network adapter. The downstream traffic is fine at 1.5Mbps, but my upstream speed is non-existent (.03kbps). I have verified that it is this computer only, as other machines on this network are just fine. I know, I should verify that it's not a hardware issue first, but since I'm here I figured I'd ask. Are you having any problems with your network adapter? I'm using the stock onboard NIC with the kext you have provided.
  4. Man, do I feel like a bonehead! The CPUID was the problem, it really helps when you follow the directions. My old computer was a Core 2 Duo and I just assumed that the process would be the same as last time. Thanks for answering so quickly, I'm up and running now.
  5. I've had this working in the past, but recently got a new computer with the i5-2400 Sandy Bridge based processor. Now the VMware can't even boot the installer disc, I get the gray screen with the apple logo and then an error message: I'm not sure that this thread is the correct place for this, but seeing as how it's an issue getting OS X running on VMware I'm starting here. Thanks in advance for any help that can be provided.
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    10.6.8 on H57 Express Chipsets

    I think I may have another issue with my configuration here. My network adapter has almost no upstream throughput. I don't know if I explained that correctly, but using a speed test I get 0.01Mbps upload speeds. That isn't too big of a deal, except if you need to send an email that's any bigger than 1MB. Actually, at that speed even 1Mb is a big deal. Is anyone else having that problem? Macmeister: As far as the DVD goes, I haven't had time to try your solution yet.
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    10.6.8 on H57 Express Chipsets

    I'm running 32 bit. This is going to be my Pro Tools machine, and since Pro-Tools isn't 64 bit I don't see any reason to change that.
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    10.6.8 on H57 Express Chipsets

    I just downloaded some video into iMovie from a Flip HD camera, put together a simple video project and opened it in iDVD. The sound worked on both the theme and the movie content. Is the audio problem you're having within the program, or on the produced DVDs? I'm going to try to burn it to a DVD to make sure that's all working as well. That's what prompted me to try again with the retail disk. Here's what I did: Using your guide, setup my BIOS correctly with AHCI and power management to S3 Downloaded [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] and [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] from tonymacx86. Downloaded SleepEnabler from kexts.com Downloaded the BCM5701 Ethernet kext from your guide (I can't thank you enough for this kext). Downloaded the 10.6.7 combo update from Apple. I put all of the miscellaneous files on a flash drive and burned [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] to a CD. Then proceeded to follow the basic [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] guide. Boot from [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], replace with OS X install disk, push F5, boot into the installer. Partition the disk with disk utility, single partition, GUID. Customize the install to remove additional languages, then begin installation. When prompted to reboot, put [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] back in. Reboot and select the new installation. Run the combo update, but don't reboot. Run [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] selecting: [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]; System Utilities; ALC8xxHDA; ALC887/888b; AppleHDARollback; EvOreboot; NullCPUPowerManagement; and Chameleon Default Theme. Remove the [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] disk and reboot. Not sure if I needed all of the options I selected in [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], but it's working with that configuration. In the steps ahead, I'm not sure if I need to run System Utilities in [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] again but I do it anyway just to be safe. Place the SleepEnabler and AppleBCM5701Ethernet kexts on the desktop and run [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] Rerun [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] and select only System Utilities. Reboot Open com.apple.Boot.plist and add <string>busratio=24</string> Checked for Updates, installed and rebooted. All done, everything rocks. I also have an update for NVIDIA from tonymacx86, but I haven't installed it and I'm not sure if I will. At this point it's all working so I installed iLife '11 from a retail disk and it went without a hitch. Now I'm going to go back through your guide and follow the details that you've added, including your BIOS settings and your Extra folder. One last note: As I was writing this out I burned a disk from iDVD and can confirm that it's working as well.
  9. grik

    10.6.8 on H57 Express Chipsets

    Thanks again for all of your work on this one. I have merged your guide and the [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] process to achieve a fully working install with a retail 10.6.3 disk. Your settings for audio installation and the network driver that I would have never found otherwise have made this the perfect installation. I ran out and picked up a retail copy iLife 11 and everything there appears to be fully working as well. Bluetooth still doesn't work upon wake, but I'm not too concerned about that.
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    10.6.8 on H57 Express Chipsets

    It's working now, though I do have a couple of small issues. Although sleep is working, I lose Bluetooth upon waking. The option to wake from keyboard or mouse is grayed out. When the computer wakes, nothing attached to the Bluetooth works. The DVD drive makes a strange noise every 5 minutes or so. It's almost like it's reading the disk, but there's nothing in the drive. There's still the loud pop on boot up and shut down, but I can learn to live with that one I guess. I did, but it didn't have the Bluetooth in it so I replaced it with the CAB-200 from my Inspiron 530. I found a posting that had instructions on calculating your bus ratio. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=240542 Using that guide I found my bus ratio to be 24. When calculating the processor rate it comes up with 3.192 (3.2GHz). As far as your guide goes, it worked for me. There were a few struggles and I'm sure there were a few things I missed that made me need to start over and do it again. One thing I didn't understand was what the instructions were for after installing the network card. I understand now that some of it is to make a backup of the mach_kernel for recovery purposes, but the rest doesn't make sense to me. If I were to make any suggestion, it would be to explain what is going on in the later parts. Otherwise great guide, thanks for the help.
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    10.6.8 on H57 Express Chipsets

    Thanks for the reply, I've been having a little success and a little failure. I have followed the guide and successfully installed Hazard's 10.6.6i. I have run [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] and have OSX booting up correctly. Then I install BridgeHelper and upon reboot I have a kernel panic. So I start over... Now my questions are: Is BridgeHelper really necessary? My processor is an i5 650 (Clarkdale I believe, not Sandy Bridge). What actual benefits does BridgeHelper provide for this architecture? Why do we want to force the OS to 32bit? Is there a way to take a step backwards when I've caused a kernel panic? Re-installing every time wastes a lot of time. On the hardware side: I intend on adding a secondary hard drive in the future and will definitely upgrade the power supply before doing so. I have noticed that after installing VoodooHDA, the speakers make a loud pop at startup and shutdown. I don't know if this is normal or not. I have an NVIDA GeForce 310 which is supported in Snow Leopard and appears to be fully functional. I'm using DVI output to 1920x1080 and all the fancy effects are working. I have a Teac internal card reader with Bluetooth that I pulled from my Inspiron 530. The Bluetooth is working and I have a magic mouse paired and working with it. I haven't tried the card reader yet, but honestly that is of little concern to me at this point. I haven't gone past the point of Installing BridgeHelper yet. I will most likely try again this evening.
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    10.6.8 on H57 Express Chipsets

    I have been trying to get my Inspiron 580 running from a retail Snow Leopard install for the past three days. I have various amounts of success with [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] and [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]. In the end I'm always left without sound or lan. I have wanted to get this running without using any downloaded distro, but as of today I'm officially fed up with this computer. I will begrudgingly download the Hazard distro and see how it goes. Thanks for your hard work and for putting this guide together. I am looking forward to having a functional 580 Hackintosh by this afternoon. I'll be sure to post my results when I've finished.
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