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  1. I wanted to post an addendum to this whole experience. I just spent the last week reinstalling and going over all this again. There's a few tips that I'd like to add to this guide. Tepaks and I have talked a bit about it, so hopefully he agrees. First of all, I'd highly suggest that if you are interested at all in using the modded bios, do it before going through the whole process because changing the bios may (it did for me, I think) cause MANY problems with an established install. If you use the modded bios, Tepaks has also provided a BIOS settings file so that you don't have to futz with the BIOS at all! When changing the kernel boot mode, you'll get an error in chameleon that says to wait 5 seconds, to fix this type or copy & paste in terminal: sudo systemsetup -setkernelbootarchitecture i386 I used NVEnabler 64.kext. I tried NVinject and only experienced sadness and regret. Make sure you use NVEnabler 64.kext if you have an Nvidia card. When editing your NVEnabler 64.kext, if you want both outputs to work on your graphics card, edit your NVCAP with these strings (use only as a guide). HDMI worked with the DVI/DVI option <BAAAAAAAAwAMAAAAAAAABwAAAAA=> - DVI-I / DVI-I <BAAAAAAAAQAGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=> - VGA / DVI-I <BAAAAAAAAwAEAAAAAAAABwAAAAA=> - DVI-I / VGA When you get to the step with the combo update, make sure you run CHAMPLIST and DSDT PATCHER GUI FIRST!!!! You can't run them after the combo update installs, I don't know why. Since we mentioned champlist, the more recent version (Since the guide was written) doesn't have the Restart Fix, DSDT Path, or SMBios Path option. I installed my DSDT Patcher to the root of the drive, and Chameleon appears to detect it automatically. I also don't have any restart problems, oh well! For SMBIOS, go to the SMBIOS tab, select MacPro 3,1 and SAVE AS to /extra. I also saved my Chameleon.plist to /extra. Just point them to the right spot. I left my DSDT in the root directory and I think that Chameleon auto detects it. Either way, im not sure, but it works perfectly. For those of you using Dual Monitors, for some reason, with my 9600GSO 512MB (XFX) (HDMI/DVI) Dual monitors did NOT work in 10.6 even after the proper NVCAP string was injected (though the second monitor was detected) until I combo updated to 10.6.8 and then all of a sudden it worked after editing NVAND50HAL.KEXT and Reinstalling NVEnabler 64.kext. (The same procedure outlined in the guide) I also have successfully installed 10.7.5 using Tepaks' guide, If anyone else is interested, I can also write a guide on how to SUCCESSFULLY TRIPLE boot Win7,OSX Snow Leopard, and OSX Lion. all on the same drive! Special thanks to the following posters! http://www.osx86.net/view/2286-32_or_64_bit_kernel_startup_selector_v1.6.0.html http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/274614-multiple-nvidia-card-installation-how-to-efi-strings/
  2. Tepaks, I want to thank you for helping me with this build. I will confirm that these steps work, 100%. I would suggest (at my own experience) that you run and update champlist BEFORE running combo update. Don't check and apply any settings inchamplist, just open and update it. If you open it later, the combo update does something to video acceleration, and champlist wont display anything if you open it afterward. I would do some research before buying a video card, Tepaks confirms it works it works with an 8400gs, and I can confirm that it works with an xfx 9600GSO 512mb. The problem with this card (and possibly any other actively cooled cards) is that the fan speed is constantly at 100%. The consequences of this is that the fan sounds like a vaccuum cleaner! I am purchasing aftermarket cooling for it, in an effort to reduce the noise. Also, when looking at video cards, look for something WITHOUT an external power requirement. If you're shopping for PSU's, you need a microatx power supply I believe. A Core2 Quad Q6600 is the fastest quad core supported by this machine. If you run across this machine at a reasonable price, get it! It makes a FANTASTIC ihack! Form and function!
  3. ASUS Terminator T3 P5G965. Working DSDT.

    I want to amend my previous post, sleep does not work. I don't understand what I need to do to fix it. The PC will go to "sleep" but the light remains solid, and won't boot back up.
  4. ASUS Terminator T3 P5G965. Working DSDT.

    EDIT : WARNING THIS GUIDE IS OBSOLETE. TEPAKS HAS WRITTEN AN EXCELLENT STEP BY STEP GUIDE THAT FAR SUPRASSES MINE. I'LL LEAVE THIS HERE ONLY FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES IN CASE YOU ARE EXPERIMENTING. THE GUIDE IS LOCATED HERE http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=269865 I want to preface the following post by letting you guys know that I just got into this Hackintosh business about 3 days ago. I was searching for a cheap iMac or old Mac Pro to buy, so I could learn OSX, having been a PC guy all my life. I found out that apparently people think their 5 year old Mac poops gold, so I decided instead to buy a tiny little PC that I didn't even know supported OSX (it was cute and cheap). I discovered that in fact some great members around here (Camilo, and tepaks) had had great success in getting this working flawlessly, but there was no guide. I tried to follow Camilo's directions and got nowhere (would get "can't find legacy_kernel" errors, no matter what). In addition, Camilo recommended to install Chameleon RC5 7xx and I couldn't find any trace of that on the current version of [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]. After about 15 OSX installation failures, I decided to PM both of them. Tepaks replied and he suggested using OSx65 Mod CD instead of nawcom's boot cd. After about 2 hours of a few more troubleshooting procedures and trial and error, here's my "official" step by step guide to getting your P5G965 to run OS 10.6.7 32bit 100% working. I decided on 10.6.7 because I'd read about problems with 10.6.8. If this is not the case, let me know! There is another thing that I'm also not 100% sure about. I am not using on board video, I am using a Geforce 7300LE that required NO additional kexts except what was in [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]. I do not know what other video cards work, and I presume you could amend this installation procedure to accomodate what ever video card you choose to use. Beware, I do not think the onboard video is well supported. Step 1: Flash (update) your bios to Camilo's modded bios. This bios lets you select AHCI in the hard drive settings. It is located Here -> http://www.mediafire.com/?r0l68k1x2ddnn (Select the 100% working folder, and go to 3rd page. It's called "T3-P5G965-AHCI-MOD-v0903.rom") Step 1a: Change all the bios settings to defaults, then change the hard drive mode to AHCI, and put DVD rom as only boot device (We'll change this later) Step 2: Burn a boot CD! I tried whatever nawcom cd is current (as of Sept. 29 2011) as Camilo suggests in the OP, but it does not work anymore! I had success downloading OSx86 Mod CD version 0.3.1 (located here http://blog.nawcom.com/?p=446) Step 3: BUY AN OSX 10.6.0 RETAIL CD. NOT A DISTRO. Step 4: Make sure that your DVD ROM drive is set to Primary in the boot settings! Step 5: Boot with your OSx86 MODCD. When everything's loaded, swap DVD's to your Retail OSX 10.6 DVD. Wait about 10 seconds, Push F5. run OSX install. Step 6: Erase your current partition (provided you don't want to dual boot and you have NOTHING TO LOSE ON YOUR DRIVE. DON'T BLAME ME FOR BEING DUMB! THIS WILL DELETE ALL YOUR DATA) and Recreate it Journaled in HFS+ Step 6a: Alternatively, using some sort of sorcery if you're planning on dual booting just install on a clean partition. Step 7: Customize the installation. I removed additional languages and print drivers, helping reduce the installation time. Step 7a: Move the mouse every once and a while. OSX apparently likes attention. Step 8: When the computer reboots, put your OSx86 ModCd back in. and boot off your new OSX installation. Your computer SHOULD boot without any hitches. Go through the new setup procedure. once you're at the desktop. Download the following: [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] 3.6.0 (DO NOT USE ANY OTHERS, I CANNOT VOUCH FOR ANY OTHER VERSION WORKING. I know for a fact 3.9.0 does not work with this setup) The DSDT posted in the OP of this thread Combo Update 10.6.0 > 10.6.7 (I did 10.6.7 instead of .8 because of problems I'd read about, I don't know if it is fully working now, am not in the mood to check) Step 9: Be careful with the following steps, as it took me a few installations before I got it right. 1. Put DSDT.AML file on your desktop. (the one you downloaded from Camilo) 2. Open [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] (3.6.0!) 3. Run Combo Update DO NOT RESTART 4. Install [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] with the following options (USERDSDT, SYSTEM UTILITIES, APPROPRIATE GRAPHICS KEXT) there may be others that you need, but after trying both the EasyDSDT and going checkmark happy with user dsdt, I went minimalistic. 5. Don't reboot after [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] runs. Move the DSDT that's on your desktop into /extra (redundant step I think). 6. Add the Cstates and Pstates keys and strings from the OP into your apple.boot.plist. 7. Delete NullCpuPowerManagement.kext 8. Reboot 9. HOPEFULLY you are booting into a working OSX environment. 10. Find the above posts, and install the realtek card reader kext. 11. Add USBBusFix string and key to your apple.boot.plist 12. ENJOY OSX! I can test a Sapphire 4650 as well to see if it works, but I'm afraid to mess with anything else right now. Tepaks, and Camilo please give me your input! I also decided to put this here because this is the second thread that comes up on google when searching "P5G965 osx" in google. I think it would better serve future lurkers if it's in this tread as opposed to the database or something.