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  1. Any suggestions, or should I just upgrade to mountain lion? I would really like to know how to solve this issue as it may be a setting or a bootflag that is needed or adjusted?
  2. Hey guys I have a problem that I have searched around for a solution for and can not seem to resolve it without doing a restore to a from a older HDD (just upgraded to a ssd). Im running 10.6.8 and everything was running great until I decided to check what apple updates were around. There was an update for apple airport and a couple of others that I can not remember what they were but they were nothing major and I was not worried about my hack breaking. The problem happened when the machine rebooted, my internet just would not work, no wireless and no ethernet. The weird thing is that SKYPE and FTP both work just fine so I was doing my homework and it seems to be an DNS issue. This happened once before and I decided to just restore the HDD from my original build(mentioned above). Everything was running great once again so this eliminated the computer hardware and my network, Router and ISP. At this point in time I did not know what happened to my machine as I had installed a couple of things real close together. So my question is can I roll back this update (I have a timemachine) and if not what can check on this machine and change to get this working again. Also, if your internet is working do not upgrade your airport software/drivers from apple (lesson learned).
  3. I would like a full tutorial on how to get OSX fully working on my 4820TG, I have a fully working core i5 OSX Desktop (-SLEEP mode). Does this laptop with OSX have sleep issues? Also how is the battery life with OSX on the 4820TG? Thanks, Wade
  4. I actually purchased a ASUS 4870 Dark Knight, Running it on a GigaByte p55-UDR3 on LEO 10.5.8 Everything is working pretty good I only have issues with the DEEP sleep. Regular sleep with the monitors work just fine, using Two DVI cables, I had 1 DVI and 1 DVI>VGA and only the DVI monitor would turn off while in partial sleep mode.
  5. OsxWade

    An ALC888 success story!

    I'm using the drivers in the Archive.zip that jefferson136 provided. I just spent like 4 hours messing around with the sound on my GA-P55-UD3R an ALC888 running 10.5.8 until I found these drivers. I now have sound! The only problem that I have now is the sound is a little low, I would like them to be a bit louder. I tried going in to the system preferences and adjusting the volume to the max along with the volume on my powered speaker system all the way up with no luck. It is low but it is sound... Has anyone had experiences with manually adjusting the sound volume in other places like manually adjusting the AppleHDA.kext or HDAEnabler.kext Thanks for any help in advance... ------FIXED----- My speaker cable was loose going into my powered speakers... AWESOME... This pack works fine for the GA-p55-UD3R Thanks again
  6. That is awesome news, I just purchased a new 1156 board just awaiting for the remaining components to arrive. I know that several users have had success with this board. Take a look at the the p55 mobo page
  7. Ahh yes it would make sense that I would pay more and receive less when purchasing official apple approved hardware. netkas - thanks for all your help, I find your website and your contribution to the scene awesome. Im sure once I get my new card and finally put everything together I will owe much of the video success to the 10.4.1 update and your site and various tutorials on insanlymac.com. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
  8. I just wanted to let everyone know that if the radeon card that your looking at has two dvi outputs and is a 4870 it should have pretty good support under snowleopard. The card that I decided on was the ASUS EAH4870 1gb Dark Knight , I went with this card because there have been several people on the forums that have this card working with no problems using both DVI outputs. Several People on the simple guide to A Simple Guide to the 4830/4850/4870/4870x2/4890, Working QE/CI, Resolution Change, etc. and the Netkas EFI page have ASUS branded 4870s and 4890s fully functional. The Dark Knight 4870 was also the best deal at the time, came out to 139.99 after the rebate from non other than NewEgg. I can not understand the price difference between the MAC versions of the 4870 and PC versions besides the MAC tax that has been applied?
  9. ********Thanks Everyone I decided to go with a ASUS 4870 Dark Knight 1gb works great See below********* I'm in a weird place with my hack, I have purchased everything except the GPU, getting very confused with all the non conclusive information on some of the forum posts. I do not want to purchase something that is not compatible or partly functional. What I know: That there have been some recent announcements that Apple will be supporting the 4850 and 4870 series graphics cards. (Better Drivers are on the WAY! ) NetKas has also made some recent updates to allow better support for 48xx graphics cards in the latest release of EFI V10.4.1 . 48xx cards with Reference Design seem to work the best with Dual DVI for Dual monitor support that has access to full monitor resolutions. ------------------------- What I ask the forum is lead me and others in the path of enlightenment with our current and future builds using the Radeon 48xx series cards. My main purpose for this card is for Snow Leopard or just Leopard support (I will be working in Photoshop and iMovie) Secondary is to play games on in WIN7 (dual boot) Im looking at the following cards for my build, - ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 Dark Knight 1GB - HIS H487FN1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB - XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB or - POWERCOLOR AX4890 1GBD5 Radeon HD 4890 1GB Im trying to stay in the 150 - 200 dollar range and it simply has to have dual monitor capability and functional sleep. Do you have any of these cards, if so please post your experiences with any of them or if you have a suggestion on a suitable card for my use. Thanks in advance, Wade
  10. I have been looking around for a good motherboard for a i5 750, I plan on over clocking it just a little bit and found a awesome motherboard that will allow me to do this with ease. ASUS P7P55D Deluxe, looks like a awesome motherboard is anyone using this main board in snowleopard or leopard? Also is there a list of approved i5/i7 mainboards that work with snow leopard. If there is not I think that would be a awesome addition to the forum. If you have any suggestions on other i5 core motherboards that have great compatibility with snow leopard that would be great. -wadeo
  11. I was looking for a good notebook to use as well and settled on a vostro they usually have a little better deals. If you need some coupons or need to see what the best deals are at the moment over at consumercowboy they have all the best deals on Lenovo, Dell and HP. Hope this helps you out and saves you some cash.
  12. This is great news I'm glad that we are finally getting the vostro linup to work. I just purchased a Vostro 1700 from consumercowboy and will attempt to use this info to finally have a working version of OSX LEO. If you looking for a cheap vostro to play around with osx i would suggest the vostro 1500 very cheap right now I think 449 with Core2DUO I found this deal at ConsumerCowboy I will report my findings ... thanks again
  13. The battery life is not all that important to me. For this machine is plugged in most of the time. I may use it for 2 hours with out a power source near by. I just browsed through the WIKI on successful installs of LEO and found that the X60 and X61 laptops are functional with leo and sleep working. ****GREAT NEWS**** What makes them different ? The have No sound but that can be worked around with USB mini sound card. Lenovo are pretty good machines,it is what I use currently and have no complaints and the service is great as well. For what ever reason when I was running OSX on that laptop before it killed the battery. Not just used it up but actually killed it would not charge and the machine would not turn on after with the battery attached. IBM/LENOVO took care of it by sending me a new battery no questions asked. But it is really weird that the battery like died has anyone had this same issue? Thanks for the responses so far for they are helpful on my quest to find the perfect laptop for OSX besides purchasing a MacBookPro they are very sweet and worth it but I'm cheap.. lol
  14. Hello All, My name is Wade and I run a website called ConsumerCowboy(http://consumercowboy.com). I'm a fan of the OSX following and have about every distro out there from 10.1.3 on up. One thing is for certain with installing osx86 on laptops. They will not be fully functional weather it is the sound or the sleep mode it will just not work correctly or just plain trouble getting past the SATA drivers. On my site, I give advice on purchasing computers both PC and APPLE... I was thinking why not put Apple OS on Intel based Notebook and write up a walkthru rather a how too guide on getting everything setup and working properly. I figure there is nothing more economical than putting a top notch OS on a machine that costs about half. I have some branding requirements that may throw a loop in the quest to find the perfect hack-in-tosh. I'm looking to hear your opinions on the following brands and what current models that are 100% functional. Dell HP Lenovo This will be my replacement for my 2 year old Lenovo 3000 N100 works ok *no sleep or *sound :-( Thats about it I appreciate any feedback that you can give on the requirements that I have.
  15. Hello All, My name is Wade and I run a website called ConsumerCowboy(http://consumercowboy.com). I'm a fan of the OSX following and have about every distro out there from 10.1.3 on up. One thing is for certain with installing osx86 on laptops. They will not be fully functional weather it is the sound or the sleep mode it will just not work correctly or just plain trouble getting past the SATA drivers. On my site, I give advice on purchasing computers both PC and APPLE... I was thinking why not put Apple OS on Intel based Notebook and write up a walkthru rather a how too guide on getting everything setup and working properly. I figure there is nothing more economical than putting a top notch OS on a machine that costs about half. I have some branding requirements that may throw a loop in the quest to find the perfect hack-in-tosh. I'm looking to hear your opinions on the following brands and what current models that are 100% functional. Dell HP Lenovo This will be my replacement for my 2 year old Lenovo 3000 N100 works ok *no sleep or *sound :-( Thats about it I appreciate any feedback that you can give on the requirements that I have.
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