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    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2

    I have the 9500GT, the following flag worked for me: PCIRootUID=0 EDIT: Running Mountain Lion Retail. I now realise QE CI are not supported with the 9500GT and after around 20 minutes of using the computer (i7, 8GB RAM) everything becomes incredibly laggy and almost unusable. I've ordered a GT520 which is apparently supported with Mountain Lion (and is only £30/$50!)
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    Dell Inspiron 15 - Hackintoshable?

    Does anyone have any information or experience with this laptop?
  3. I'm looking to hackintosh a laptop for college. I've been looking at the Dell Inspiron 15: http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/c...-15-intel-n5050 Is this hackintoshable? I can't find any information on this specific model, but I know that other Dell Inspiron 15" laptops can run Leopard and Snow Leopard. I should have no problem hacking the laptop - I've built an i7 hackintosh and I have a Mini 9, but I just wanted to see if anyone has any info on whether it's possible. The specs are: I'd greatly appreciate any information anyone has. Thanks!
  4. Hi, I've been connecting to my router via ethernet on my hackintosh (specs in signature) since I built it, and since my router is downstairs, the hackintosh is upstairs and there is no way to easily hide the ethernet cable, it's been a safety hazard down the stairs! I decided to go wireless with the system, so I bought a cheap USB Wi-Fi dongle (RaLink RT2070) and I've managed to set it up and it all works with my system. However, I've noticed a significant decrease in speed when using the dongle (from around 8MB/s to just over 1MB/s). Of course I know that ethernet will provide me with a faster connection, but even on my hackintosh laptop and my WiFi PC I'm not experiencing any speed loss at all. Is there anything I can do? The dongle was very cheap (£4.27 / $7) so I'm assuming that's why it's not very good. Can anyone recommend me a new dongle that will work with my system and will offer a better connection speed? Many thanks, Joseph Please note: there is no way I can move the router upstairs and connect via ethernet. I'm looking for a wireless solution only.
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    10.6.7 Update released

    Any word yet on whether it works on the Lifehacker i7 build?
  6. I've managed to fix this. Here is the solution for anyone with the same problem: Load the Windows 7 install DVD and choose repair. It should automatically detect that there is an error with the system, so it repairs it and reboots into your Windows 7 partition. Download EasyBCD (I used version 1.7.2). Go to the Add/Remove button, click the Mac tab at the bottom and choose Generic x86 PC. Keep the name as 'NST Mac OS X' and click save. You can choose which parition you want as the default in the settings tab to the left. Everything works, I have a dual boot OSX and Win7 system!
  7. I've managed to get dual boot working (sort of!) - Chameleon boots into OSX perfectly (I'm using OSX now), but when I try to load the Windows 7 partition from Chameleon, I get a "Windows Boot Manager" screen with this error: Any ideas on how to fix this?
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    boot0 errors

    Thanks, I've managed to get it working (sort of!) - Chameleon now boots into OSX perfectly (I'm using OSX now), but when I try to load the Win7 partition from Chameleon, I get a "Windows Boot Manager" screen with this error: Any ideas?
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    boot0 errors

    Hi, thanks for the help. I managed to get it working, but then the Windows partition would not boot and I could not repair it, so I started the whole OSX reinstallation again. Now, I can't get the bootloader to work. :/ The Chameleon bootloader seems to do the trick though - do you have any specific guide as to how to do the dual boot OS install?
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    boot0 errors

    I'm trying to install a dual boot combination of OSX Snow Leopard retail and Windows 7. I'm doing an install based on this guide: http://www.hcetech.com/2010/12/28/booting-...ustom-built-pc/ I'm using the exact same hardware as the Lifehacker i7 build (using the 1.5TB HDD instead of the SSD). The full details are in my signature. I can install both OSes fine, and they load and run perfectly when using the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD. However, when trying to boot from the HDD (AFTER I have done step 4 on the HCETech guide -- set [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] as bootloader over Win7), I get an error message: I've tried everything I can find on the internet - reinstall giving less than 1TB to OSX, setting OSX as active volume using Terminal and using the EasyBCD bootloader in Windows7. Can anybody help? I'd preferably like to keep it dual booted, but I could use a Windows virtual machine if there is no other way. Thanks for any help.
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    First Boot, No Output - Lifehacker i7 Build

    Hi everyone, good news -- I've managed to get it working! The problem was that I had forgotten to plug a cable into the motherboard. Not sure how I managed to do that, but the good news is that it's fixed. OSX is currently installing and then I'll install Windows 7 for a dual boot machine. Thanks for the help!
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    First Boot, No Output - Lifehacker i7 Build

    Thanks for the suggestion, but the motherboard has no onboard graphics. :/
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    First Boot, No Output - Lifehacker i7 Build

    Any ideas? I have tried using my old ATi Radeon X300 128MB in the new machine (it has a VGA connection) and still no picture. Does this rule out a fault with the graphics card? Could it be a faulty motherboard? Everything seems to be okay on the MB though with LED lights to signal things working.
  14. Today I've finished my i7 Hackintosh build. This is the same as the Lifehacker build with these specs: Intel Core i7 2.8GHz EVGA GeForce 9500GT 1GB ASUS P7P55D-E Motherboard Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB HDD Antec Sonata III Case with 500W PSU Samsung DVD Drive When I boot, the fans are spinning on the PSU, case and video card. Everything appears to be working fine. However, I cannot get any output from the video card. My monitor screen appears as if there is no signal (I have tried two different screens). The graphics card is PCI Express x16 and there does not appear to be any relevant ports for extra power on the card. The card has two DVI-out ports and came with 2 DVI to VGA connectors. I do not have a DVI cable so I am using the connector with a standard VGA cable. Where am I going wrong? Any ideas on how I can get this build to output something?