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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from Hackintosher1 in USB 3.0 card - ASM1042 OS X drivers from Highpoint(Mac)   
    Sure, I built an installer package http://www.mediafire.com/?1d5b9nr066r2oxe
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from Gokul in Mavericks - to be locked down (in the future)?   
    My take on this is that Apple are simply trying to add protection to genuine macs by ensuring that no OS specific kexts are tampered with. They don't care about aftermarket or hackintosh specific kexts that are not installed by the OS because they wont affect genuine macs hence they are in the exclusion list (not Apples problem if they wreak havoc etc).
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from 3.14r2 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    With all due respect that's a bit of a silly comment. There are so many people who have contributed in so many different areas of the hackintosh project that it's almost if not entirely impossible to avoid using other peoples work. It's also not always possible to credit the people who's work you are using because 9 times out of 10 you simply don't know who has contributed and how far back those contributions go.
    Not looking to be flamed so if you don't agree please just ignore


     
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from 3.14r2 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    With all due respect that's a bit of a silly comment. There are so many people who have contributed in so many different areas of the hackintosh project that it's almost if not entirely impossible to avoid using other peoples work. It's also not always possible to credit the people who's work you are using because 9 times out of 10 you simply don't know who has contributed and how far back those contributions go.
    Not looking to be flamed so if you don't agree please just ignore


     
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    ^Andy^ reacted to fantomas in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    to EvgeniX and bs0d
     
    please stop with not constructive conversation to the topic.
     
    If you would like to discuss about a different motherboard and a different method of installation, please just do it so in a different thread.
     
    cordially
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from Gokul in Mavericks - to be locked down (in the future)?   
    My take on this is that Apple are simply trying to add protection to genuine macs by ensuring that no OS specific kexts are tampered with. They don't care about aftermarket or hackintosh specific kexts that are not installed by the OS because they wont affect genuine macs hence they are in the exclusion list (not Apples problem if they wreak havoc etc).
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from joe75 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    So broken by design then - well that's handy!
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from 3.14r2 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Absolutely everything you have said here confirms my confusion over the new mac pro and it's absurd new design. I always wanted a mac pro until they announced the new pedal bin shaped one
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    ^Andy^ reacted to maleorderbride in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    This is one of the misconceptions that I had in mind.  With a socket 2011 motherboard, which has largely been out concurrently with socket 1155 (the motherboard discussed in this thread), you can have up to 6 PCI-e x16 lanes on a 1P build or up to 7 PCI-e lanes on a 2P build.
     
    Even if you do color grading, which is the most PCI-e intensive application one can do, you can do it with 6 PCI-e x16 lanes.  Because you have all of those built into your $360 motherboard you do not need to spend an extra $750 on a TB to PCI-e chassis or TB to X adapters.  Every single PCI-e card you might stick in that TB chassis can go internal.  It saves you time and it saves you money to just use a workstation motherboard.  That is my point.
     
    I do understand that you receive data on TB drives sometimes.  If you need TB purely to transfer files to the network then have a Mac Mini do it.  Hopefully there will be PCI-e TB cards out for hacks eventually, but even if they are not hot swappable it really makes little difference.  TB is not as useful or as efficient of an option as a motherboard with PCI-e lanes available.
     
     
     
    Secondly, you do not need to buy a new computer every year--you just need to buy the correct computer when you buy one (not necessarily the last socket to be released).  socket 2011 and socket 1155 both came out in 2011, granted there was a 6 month spread between them with 1155 being first.  Buying a socket 1155 now, in Q3 2013, after it is EOL is a decidedly questionable decision. 
     
    Especially so, because if you are in a professional industry that needs more than 32GBs RAM, more CPU power than an i7-Quad Core, or lots of PCI-e slots (or might need these in the next 3-4 years) then you are shooting yourself in the foot with this motherboard or even with a Haswell socket 1150.  Those are iMac's in disguise.  
     
    You should have bought a socket 1366 in 2009-mid 2011, then bought a socket 2011 if purchasing in 2011 Q3 until Q4 2014.
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from 3.14r2 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Thunderbolt certainly does have serious tech potential but everything I have read indicates that outside of the apple/intel agreement it's not cost effective for other vendors to implement due to intels licensing costs being way too high. This is based on my own limited reading so I may be wrong and happy to admit to it if that is the case.
     
    The problem I foresee is that the hackintosh world will never get to grips with thunderbolt because it's just not likely to crop up on pc motherboards - it's not really the target market. PC's can be upgraded internally for graphics, usb cards, raid cards etc so that's really not what thunderbolt is aimed at - its aimed at closed systems with external only upgrades such as the new mac pro (which came first chicken or egg?).

    Sorry for going off topic btw
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    ^Andy^ reacted to genzai in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Hmm, might be a bit early for that. in our industry (film and post production) its caught on quite well already. And if the new mac pro doesn't flop that will push it even harder into some markets. Granted it seems likely to stay a pro / high-end interface for the near to mid term but once intel integrates it directly onto the CPU it may still become more ubiquitous. USB 3.0 is great for as an external drive connector. But for attaching SAS RAIDS, 10GbE, and other hardware that used to require PCIe cards TB is quite useful. I think this tech has legs but time will tell. There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about what thunderbolt is for right now. Apple gets it (maybe TOO much) but intel is in a very good position to keep it alive and pushing it along since it makes the chips and chipsets we all use and it has pretty clear plans to make thunderbolt the external PCI bus of the future. Don't forget optical cable versions are coming at some point too.
     
     
    Anyway, tech prophecy- or any prophecy for that matter- is a tough industry i would like to stay out of. But it sure would be great if master hackintoshers could figure out how to make the TB ports work like they do on apple gear!
     
    g\
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from AkimoA in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Been watching this thread for a while and am a bit of a loss - Initially I thought it was a brilliant idea but after reading the feedback on this thread I'm left wondering what the benefits are. It seems it's no easier to get this board up and running than most other hack builds, has a price premium, limited choice of processor and no real benefits that I can see.

    I thought the initial idea was a mobo that made it simple to install osx and was as close to genuine mac hardware as possible but it seems that's not the case from the comments on this thread with most users having to use chameleon and install the same way as most hackintoshers by adding kexts etc.
     
    What am I missing?



     
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from AkimoA in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Been watching this thread for a while and am a bit of a loss - Initially I thought it was a brilliant idea but after reading the feedback on this thread I'm left wondering what the benefits are. It seems it's no easier to get this board up and running than most other hack builds, has a price premium, limited choice of processor and no real benefits that I can see.

    I thought the initial idea was a mobo that made it simple to install osx and was as close to genuine mac hardware as possible but it seems that's not the case from the comments on this thread with most users having to use chameleon and install the same way as most hackintoshers by adding kexts etc.
     
    What am I missing?



     
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from AkimoA in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Been watching this thread for a while and am a bit of a loss - Initially I thought it was a brilliant idea but after reading the feedback on this thread I'm left wondering what the benefits are. It seems it's no easier to get this board up and running than most other hack builds, has a price premium, limited choice of processor and no real benefits that I can see.

    I thought the initial idea was a mobo that made it simple to install osx and was as close to genuine mac hardware as possible but it seems that's not the case from the comments on this thread with most users having to use chameleon and install the same way as most hackintoshers by adding kexts etc.
     
    What am I missing?



     
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from AkimoA in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Been watching this thread for a while and am a bit of a loss - Initially I thought it was a brilliant idea but after reading the feedback on this thread I'm left wondering what the benefits are. It seems it's no easier to get this board up and running than most other hack builds, has a price premium, limited choice of processor and no real benefits that I can see.

    I thought the initial idea was a mobo that made it simple to install osx and was as close to genuine mac hardware as possible but it seems that's not the case from the comments on this thread with most users having to use chameleon and install the same way as most hackintoshers by adding kexts etc.
     
    What am I missing?



     
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from AkimoA in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Been watching this thread for a while and am a bit of a loss - Initially I thought it was a brilliant idea but after reading the feedback on this thread I'm left wondering what the benefits are. It seems it's no easier to get this board up and running than most other hack builds, has a price premium, limited choice of processor and no real benefits that I can see.

    I thought the initial idea was a mobo that made it simple to install osx and was as close to genuine mac hardware as possible but it seems that's not the case from the comments on this thread with most users having to use chameleon and install the same way as most hackintoshers by adding kexts etc.
     
    What am I missing?



     
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from AkimoA in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Been watching this thread for a while and am a bit of a loss - Initially I thought it was a brilliant idea but after reading the feedback on this thread I'm left wondering what the benefits are. It seems it's no easier to get this board up and running than most other hack builds, has a price premium, limited choice of processor and no real benefits that I can see.

    I thought the initial idea was a mobo that made it simple to install osx and was as close to genuine mac hardware as possible but it seems that's not the case from the comments on this thread with most users having to use chameleon and install the same way as most hackintoshers by adding kexts etc.
     
    What am I missing?



     
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    ^Andy^ reacted to leesureone in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    I has some issues with the Hermitcrab H3A.1307271205  bios as well, not as significant at what you are working through and I wish you luck. I had the same unexplained KPs and really unacceptable behavior within the bios settings itself.
     
    The bios is bleeding edge and I am not belittling the efforts that went into creating it, I couldn't even begin to start work on something like it, but I am a lot happier with this motherboard using the original bios and a boot loader. Software updates are not usually that big a deal. Without a dependable bios and no clear way to modify settings like power management or whatever I am not seeing this board as that "special". 
     
    If Hermitcrab's efforts are still ongoing then future bios versions could be more compelling.
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    ^Andy^ reacted to verdant in News! Pandora's Box Beta2 is OUT   
    Hi mnfesq,
     
    IMHO you and TommyDaB1g are missing the point of Pandora's Box due to not fully understanding that the ethos of IM and its hardworking contributers is totally different from that of the T***M** forum "drivers"........IM is about "giving free and learning for free from one to another, while having fun doing so because of freedom of expression with politeness, and invariably acknowledging and using the work of others with permission for the free benefit of all".......
     
    The description of Pandora's Box encapsulates this ethos (see red highlighted text):
     
    Pandora's Box is a new Tool that can be used to create your own installer for Lion 10.7, Mountain Lion 10.8 and newly arrived Mavericks 10.9 from either the retail app or its .dmg image file.
     
    Pandora's Box will hopefully encourage its new users, in the process of creating their own specific installer, to want to learn and understand what Pandora's Box does and how it does it......then be able and wishing to contribute back to IM...... 
     
    Cheers
    verdant
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from TH3L4UGH1NGM4N in USB 3.0 card - ASM1042 OS X drivers from Highpoint(Mac)   
    Mountain Lion friendly version of the kexts available here http://www.mediafire.com/?dxcetph021ft8uy if anybody needs them.
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from TH3L4UGH1NGM4N in USB 3.0 card - ASM1042 OS X drivers from Highpoint(Mac)   
    Mountain Lion friendly version of the kexts available here http://www.mediafire.com/?dxcetph021ft8uy if anybody needs them.
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from TH3L4UGH1NGM4N in USB 3.0 card - ASM1042 OS X drivers from Highpoint(Mac)   
    Mountain Lion friendly version of the kexts available here http://www.mediafire.com/?dxcetph021ft8uy if anybody needs them.
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from sbl03 in The inevitable P8P67 Pro install guide...   
    Turn your speakers on?
     
    Btw if you want sleep working properly flash a modified bios and delete NullCPUPowermanagement.kext. I have modified bios version 2103 for the Revision 3.1 and earlier P8P67 Pro boards. This bios will enable sleep and speedstepping so you do not need to use either speedstepper or nullcpupowermanagement kexts
     
    DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK
     
    P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 bios http://www.mediafire...db4lua28acw438r
     
    P8P67 Pro Rev3.0 and Earlier bios http://www.mediafire...ied5qb0v0hly806
     
    Make sure you flash the correct version for your board - if you are unsure which version you have do NOT flash - If you have a board other than a P8P67 Pro do NOT flash.
     
    Once again for the numpties that may try flashing this to a totally different board or simply dont bother reading the warnings - YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS, IF YOU FLASH THE WRONG FILE TO THE WRONG BOARD IT WILL BE YOUR OWN FAULT.
     
    I may have provided the bios files but I'm not secondary support for Asus so if you come unstuck you may well find yourself on your own.
     
    That said feel free to use the files and good luck
     
    P.S. If you own an AMD 6950 or 6970 you will need this bios to get Mountain Lion working because you need sleep working in order to get to the desktop. With a 6900 series card you have to set graphicsenabler to no (done by default with the packages in this thread) and install ATY_init (again done by dafault in these packages). You then need to remove the device id's from the ATI6000Controller in order to run the installer (you guessed it its already taken care of in these packages) and after install put the ids back in (do I even need to say it?). Once you have finished setup simply delete the NullCPUPowerManagement.kext from System\Library\Extensions *(yeah ok so the packages don't automatically do this bit because if they did you wouldnt be able to use them without the modified bios - see I do think of you guys ), clear the cache and reboot. You will then see a nice high res white screen with a mouse pointer at the point where you would normally see the desktop - fear not just press the power button and send your hack to sleep, wait a few seconds and press it again for a nice 3d accelearted experience. iTunes will crash but most other stuff works.
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from TH3L4UGH1NGM4N in USB 3.0 card - ASM1042 OS X drivers from Highpoint(Mac)   
    Well you didn't get CalDigitHDProDrv.kext from my installer package thats for sure so I'm not going to stick my neck out as i can only vouch for stuff that I have tested
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    ^Andy^ got a reaction from TH3L4UGH1NGM4N in USB 3.0 card - ASM1042 OS X drivers from Highpoint(Mac)   
    Mountain Lion friendly version of the kexts available here http://www.mediafire.com/?dxcetph021ft8uy if anybody needs them.
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