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  1. bradm

    Help to disable NVIDIA optimus

    possible to get any help with disabling Optimus on my laptop with 950m? MSI GP70 2QF Leopard Pro 486 i7-4720hq Intel HD 4600 Intel HM86 16gb DDR3 Attached is ACPI file from clover extraction. Thanks for any help. acpi.zip
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    Disabling NVIDIA Optimus card on all laptops

    Is there anyway to get some help with disabling my laptop 950m Nvidia on my laptop? MSI GP70 2QF Leopard Pro 486 core i7-4720hq Haswell Intel HD4600 graphics Intel HM86 16gb DDR3 Attached is ACPI file which I was able to extract using F4 at the clover boot up screen. Have Mojave installed but with the Optimus still enabled my battery dies out pretty quick. Hoping to get this fixed so it will at least last longer. Thanks for any help. acpi.zip
  3. Where would I find the pre-made SSDT and any instructions on even how to get started with this? I cannot disable the 950M video in BIOS at all. No ideal how to disable it through ACPI patching. lol. I know lame. I am fine with desktop hackintosh but the laptops are are lot more of a pain to deal with. I have been trying for 2 years back and forth to get this to work with no luck at all. I cannot even get it to boot at all. Well it will to Clover but when I try to go further it just sits at the grey Apple screen with the circle spinning and nothing else. Where can I find some CLEAR and hopefully easier instructions to follow. The "other site" hasn't been much of a help. They keep referring back to this or that tutorial which hasn't help any at all. High Sierra would even be fine with me. I am not too worried about Mojave at the moment but really don't want to be stuck with Mavericks, Yosemite, etc. The higher the version the better. I have limited time to mess with this because of work. End up finding myself spending hours after work making boot disc after boot disc and still not getting anywhere. I am off all next week and was hoping to devote some time to getting this up and running which would be great.
  4. Does anyone have any idea how to install MacOS (prefer any of the latest versions) on an MSI GP70 Leopard Pro-486? i7-4720HQ (Haswell) Intel HM86 chipset 16gb DDR3 GSkills 1TB SATA HDD Intel Graphics 4600 Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M Intel Dual Band Wireless AC-3160 Killer E2200 Ethernet I have been trying, trying and trying to get this to work with no luck. Have seen some "tutorials" but have not managed to get anywhere with them. Hoping someone can please help. Not new to Hackintosh. Have a desktop built just trying to get it on my laptop hopefully Thanks Brad
  5. This is my install guide to installing Mac OSX Mavericks 10.9 onto a Gigabyte GA-375M-D3P Socket 1155 motherboard My components Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4ghz (3.8ghz turbo) Gigabyte GA-375M-D3P BIOS vF6 8 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600mhz Part Number: CML8GX3M2A1600C9 EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked 2GB DDR5 PCI-E Internal Drives: Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB HDD: Windows 7 Seagate ST3500418AS 500 GB HDD: Mavericks 10.9 Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-003CA0 500 GB HDD: Windows 8 Western Digital WD10EZEX-22RKKA0 1TB HDD: Storage External Drives: Toshiba 2TB USB 3.0 External HDD Western Digital My Passport 500 GB USB 3.0 HDD Western Digital MyBook Live 3.0TB Network Attached Storage Steps involved to install: Installed Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Retail DVD (purchased from Apple Store) onto motherboard using these setup instructions step-by-step: http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/10/snow-leopard-ivy-bridge-hackintosh.html I DID HAVE TO USE THE ONBOARD VIDEO HOOKED UP VIA DVI TO A MONITOR TO GO THROUGH THE SNOW LEOPARD SETUP. I WASN’T TOO WORRIED ABOUT THE COMPUTER BEING ABLE TO REBOOT AS LONG AS I WAS ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THE MAVERICKS INSTALLATION FILE BUT IT WAS ABLE TO REBOOT WITH THE USB. Once Snow Leopard was updated to 10.6.8 I downloaded the Mavericks install file (5.29GB) from the Apple App Store and copied to USB to make an installer. This install was done with my GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked 2GB PCI-E video card installed in the PCI-E 3.0 slot on the motherboard and hooked to my 24 in LCD TV via HDMI. 1. Downloaded and created Mavericks 10.9 USB installer. 2. Booted from USB and computer booted straight into the setup. Went to Disk Utility and formatted HDD to Mac OSX (Journaled), GUID Partition. 3. Once formatted installed OSX Mavericks. 4. Once install was completed rebooted with the USB. System booted fine. 5. Booted back into Mavericks. 6. Ethernet works. 7. Sound does not work. 8. Video card shows as GeForce GTX 660 2GB 9. SATA and Marvell Drivers good. 10. USB 3.0 good. 11. Screensaver works. 12. Sleep works. 13. Apple App Store works. 14. Installed ##### with the following options: Quick Start —> ##### Drivers—>RealTek ALCxxx—>Without DSDT—>ALC887/888b Legacy v100302 Bootloaders—>Chimera 2.2.1 (This was checked by default) Customize—>Basic Boot Options (This was checked by default) Customize—>Kernelcache (This was checked by default) 15. Rebooted computer WITHOUT USB. Computer booted into Mavericks fine. 16. Setup keyboard mapping as asked by OS. 17. Check of system shows video card still good as GeForce GTX 660 2GB. 18. Ethernet NOT WORKING. 19. Sound (non-HDMI) working. 20. Run ##### using the following option: Drivers—>Network—>RealTek Lnx2Mac’s Realtek RTL81xx v0.0.90. 21. Rebooted system WITHOUT USB. System booted into Mavericks good. 22. Sound (non-HDMI) - Working. 23. Ethernet - Working. 24. Video card shows as GeForce GTX 660 2GB. I have not tried to get the HDMI sound working through the EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked 2GB. If anyone has a working way to get the HDMI audio working through the video card that would be great so I can run it through my TV I am using as a monitor. Thanks. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- These are all the settings for my motherboard that it is currently set to (most of these are set to what they are by default): M.I.T. Advanced frequency settings - No changes made Advanced memory settings - Profile 1 SYSTEM No changes made. All ATA port information has Hot Plug disabled. This is a default. BIOS FEATURE 1, Set HDD boot order to your preference. I have Windows 8 set as default boot HDD and Mavericks set as secondary boot HDD. 2. Intel virtualization technology - Enabled 3. PCI Rom Priority - EFI Compatible ROM 4. Limit CPUID Maximum - Disabled 5. Execute Disable Bit - Enabled 6. Network Stack - Disabled PERIPHERALS 1. LAN PXE boot option rom - Disabled 2. SATA Controllers - Enabled 3. SATA mode selection - AHCI 4. xHCI Pre-boot driver - Enabled 5. xHCI mode - Enabled - HS Port 1-4 all Enabled - xHCI Streams - Enabled 6. USB 2.0 Controller - Enabled 7. Audio Controller - Enabled 8. Init Display First - Auto 9. Internal Graphics - Auto 10. Internal Graphics Memory Size - 64M (Default) 11. DVMT total memory size - Max 12. Legacy USB Support - Enabled 13. xHCI Hand-off - Enabled 14. EHCI Hand-off - Enabled 15. Port 60/64 emulation - Disabled 16. Trusted Computing --> TPM Support - Disabled 17. Onboard LAN controller - Enabled 18. ASF Configuration - ASF Support - Enabled - ASF Bios Mode - On - ASF Watchdog Timer - Disabled 19. METP Configuration - Disabled 20. Super IO Configuration - Serial Port A - Enabled - Serial Port B - Enabled - Parallel Port - Enabled 21. Intel Smart Connect Technology - Disabled 22. Marvel ATA Controller Configuration - GSATA Controller - AHCI Mode - Sata Port 0 - not present - Sata Port 1 - not present 23. Serial Port Console Redirection - Default POWER MANAGEMENT - AC Back - Always off. (This is a user preference) - Power on by keyboard - Disabled - Resume by Alarm - Disabled - ERP - Disabled - High Precision Event Timer - Enabled - Sort off by power button --> Instant Off - Internal Graphics Standby Mode - Enabled - Internal Graphics Deep Standby Mode - Enabled Screenshot of Unigine Heaven 3D benchmark Settings: API: OpenGL Quality: Ultra Tessellation: Extreme Stereo 3D: Disabled Multi-monitor: Disabled Anti-aliasing: x8 Resolution: 1980x1200 (1080p)
  6. I have not had any luck on this so hoping someone can help me out. Trying to find out to install Mac OSX on this laptop: HP 2000 2a22NR AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD 7310 Graphics 1.40 ghz 4gb RAM 64-bit 500 GB SATA HDD I have had plenty of experience installing MAC OSX on quite a few computers...even a Gateway netbook but this one is stomping me. I would really appreciate any help anyone can give me. Thanks.
  7. Here are the settings from my bios. Looks like I am on firmware 4.1. Never really updated the bios on here since I got the board a couple of years ago.
  8. Well I definitely had a few people help me out on here and I wanted to be helpful back. Hopefully this can help out some of you all that need it. How to install MAC OSX Lion 10.7.2 on MSI G31TM-P21 Create [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] All-In-One Bootable USB Drive using this tutorial: 
http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/10/[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]-install-mac-os-x-lion-using.html My setup: MSI G31TM-P21 motherboard E6550 Core 2 Duo 2.33ghz 4GB 800 MHZ DDR2 RAM MSI VN210 MD512 (GeForce 210 512mb) PCI-E video card (DVI, VGA, HDMI) Onboard sound (N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller) per Systeminfo report Onboard ethernet (RTL8101E/8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet Controller) per Systeminfo report IBM SATA 80GB HDD (Test drive for this setup) Seagate 500 GB SATA HDD Western Digital 500 GB SATA HDD Western Digital 120 GB IDE HDD Western Digital 80 GB IDE HDD FILES NEEDED: [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] All-In-One USB Drive: Can be created following this tutorial: http://tonymacx86.bl...lion-using.html USB Flash Drive with size of 8.0gb or more. [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]: http://www.mediafire...bm1ep8kx1a8e8sw rBoot Snow Leopard and Lion Rescue Boot CD: http://www.mediafire...w876p5242o6ue1w [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 4.2.1 for OSX Lion: http://www.mediafire...84sywwmc0wr4yg0 Realtek RTL 8102 and 8103E-L Ethernet for Lion for MSI G31TM-P21: RTL8102E_8103E.zip: http://www.mediafire...k4497x5neopmm22 VoodooHDA 0.2.56: http://www.mediafire...41p9m2bw39128ch 1. Insert HDD you want to install MAC OSX Lion on. 2. Insert USB created with MAC OSX Lion [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] install. 3. At startup screen if screen doesn't start and goes black choose -s to start in single user mode (I had to do this but no guarantees that you all will have to do this). 4. Once you are in the setup choose Disk Utility and setup hard drive with these options: a. Mac-OS Journaled b. GUID Partition 5. Close Disk Utility once partition has been created. 6. Choose Continue and choose options (if showed…mine did not show any). 7. MAC OSX Lion should now install. 8. Once installation is complete you will need to reboot and choose the USB drive to boot. 9. Once you are at the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] logo choose the MAC OSX Lion partition and hit enter. This should boot up Lion. 10. Go through Lion setup, enter your account information, etc. 11. At this point this is what is working and what isn't. a. Ethernet working b. Sound not working c. Graphics drivers are generic 12. Install [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 4.2.1 for Lion. Choose [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and SYSTEM UTILITIES options only. 13. Restart without USB drive and it goes to grey screen with Apple Logo and halts. Reboot with USB drive also gives grey screen with Apple logo and halts. 14. Boot computer and choose CD Drive and insert the Snow Leopard and Lion Rescue Boot CD. 15. Computer should boot up fine with no issues. At this point this is what is working and what isn't. a. Ethernet is no longer working. b. Sound not working. c. Graphics drivers are generic. 16. Extract the contents of the RTL8102E_8103E.zip. Open Kext Helper B7 and drag the IONetworkingFamily.kext to it, enter password, choose EASY INSTALL. This will install the next for the networking driver. 17. Reboot using the Snow Leopard and Lion Rescue Boot CD. 18. At this point this is what is working and what isn't. a. Ethernet is now working. b. Sound is not working. c. Graphics drivers are generic. 19. Install VoodooHDA 0.2.56. 20. Reboot the system with the Snow Leopard and Lion Rescue Boot CD. 21. At this point this is what is working and what isn't. a. Ethernet is working. b. Sound is now working. c. Graphics drivers are generic. 22. Install the Mac OSX Lion 10.7.2 Client Combo Update (MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.2.dmg) that you can download at this site: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1459 23. Reboot the system without the Snow Leopard and Lion Rescue Boot CD. 24. At this point you should be able to boot into the Mac OSX Lion WITHOUT a boot disc or usb drive and be at Lion 10.7.2. 25. At this point this is what is working and what isn't. a. Ethernet is working. b. Sound is working. c. Graphics drivers for my video card (GeForce 210 512mb) now reads correctly with full Quartz Extreme support. (This is dependent upon your video card). The 10.7.2 Client Combo Update supports better drivers for video cards. If anyone has any further instructions or help with this that can help improve it it would be appreciated. Thanks
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    Install MAC OSX

    install just the kext only from here. This is what i used for the wireless. http://rapidshare.com/#!download|340cg...5_fix.zip|13079 This was downloaded from this link on this original post. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...amp;pid=1592741
  10. bradm

    help please!

    I have this exact same board and exact same processor too. Has anyone been able to come up with a viable solution that can get SL running on this? Retail, iAtkos, Hazard, etc? Thanks
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    Install MAC OSX

    I used the Hazard distro and got it updated to 10.6.5 so far. I am going to have to find a good way to write this out. It gave me so much trouble. Install this, remove that, reboot good without boot cd, would not reboot without boot cd..blah blah. But I got it up and running and dual boot with Windows 7 and with Wireless working on it. Seems to be running fairly good with only 1gb of memory in it.
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    Install MAC OSX

    Hey Markrtoon, Were you able to get iAtkos up to 10.6.5 installed? I was wondering if that one can be upgraded to 10.6.5 and if you did get it there did you manage to get it to boot from HDD instead of having to use the boot disc. If you could let me know if you did manage it and how I would appreciate it. I got the retail done up to 10.6.5 by installing retail 10.6.0 then using the Legacy 10.5.0 for the Atom processor and then upgrading to 10.6.5 combo update. But I can't figure out how to get it to boot from HDD. If you have any suggestions that could help I would appreciate it. Thank you, Brad
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    Install MAC OSX

    Well ok then!! This is what I have been asking you all along on how to do. I want Leopard. Or Snow Leopard running on this Gateway LT2032U netbook that I have also with WiFi, etc. working. What is a sure fire, 100%, step to step, process of doing this? Can you also include what Boot CD was used also? I am tired of fighting this thing and getting it only 95% working. I can live without the Ethernet more than the wireless. The wireless I DEFINITELY want to get working. And this takes forever. I am online and you are not. Or you are online and I am not. Argh! I posted that one comment today while at work WHERE I CANNOT take the time to be messing with this OSX stuff. I think the biggest problem faced with Snow Leopard is using the 10.6.3 version that is not supportive of the Atom processor. That is what I have been using. I am thinking it needs to start at 10.6.1 and go up from there step by step with the patched Atom support files.
  14. bradm

    Install MAC OSX

    I was trying the Hazard distro but can only get up to 10.6.2. Was trying to update to 10.6.3 then 10.6.5 but keep getting this error: Mac OS X update cannot be installed on the disk. An error occurred while executing Javascript for the package. Supposedly the wireless will work in 10.6.5? I won't even know that if I can't even get 10.6.5 installed. As for iAtkos I thought you said the wireless wasnt working in it? And how far can you update iAtkos? Can it even be updated to 10.6.5 to even see if we can get the wireless working or not? What would be the use of iAtkos, Hazard, etc. if we can't even get the wireless working in it? If you could give me the for sure fire settings for iAtkos I would try it out.
  15. Can anyone help on trying to update the Hazard OSX distro from 10.6.2 to 10.6.3 and 10.6.5? Is this possible? I installed the 10.6.1 distro then updated the atom 10.6.2 kernel then did the update and rebooted fine. Did the kernel update for 10.6.3 and tried to install the 10.6.3 update but the partition has a yellow triangle with exclamation saying it cannot be installed. Error says: MACOSX Update cannot be installed on this disk. An error occurred while evaluating Javascript for the package. Can anyone help me with this? Thank you, Brad