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  1. Fermi 5XX works with Lion DP4/GM!

    Well this is just an update but if anyone was having any issues with their system lagging during transitions and just not behaving as smoothly as it should (with all the graphics power we most certainly have), I found a driver from NVidia that has addressed all the issues I had with my 560Ti. The link to the version for 10.7.4 is here and there is also a version for 10.7.3 here. Hopefully this will help others as much as it has helped me! I do have a CUDA driver installed on my system as well but I think this one is what really did the trick. Best of luck!
  2. Fermi 5XX works with Lion DP4/GM!

    Thanks! These settings seem to work really well for me. I will post any benchmark results when I have time to run some testing...maybe this weekend. Sorry I didn't reply sooner. Thanks for the link to the CUDA-Z software. Not sure about the temp and sensors working though, maybe someone else on the forum has the answer.
  3. Fermi 5XX works with Lion DP4/GM!

    Ok. Thanks for letting me know. I figured it might have been a limitation that was already there. One other quick question...have you been able to configure your system so that the 560Ti's fan isn't so loud? I know that has to do with the power management but I feel like it can perform without that fan having to come on...it only comes on full speed from total silence whenever the system kinda lags during a transition.
  4. Information on VESA modes in ATI&NVIDIA bios

    Thanks. Only thing I can't figure out is if my 560Ti should be able to support VESA 1680x1050? I don't know how to find out. If I can boot into the OS and after the bootloader screens it is fine then I didn't know what approach I should take. Kind of a noob at hacking the BIOS (my specs are below in my signature if it depends on my motherboard)
  5. Information on VESA modes in ATI&NVIDIA bios

    This is my dilemma as well. Hopefully someone can figure out how to fix this...
  6. Fermi 5XX works with Lion DP4/GM!

    So unrelated to the new update, I wanted to ask for help in fixing a real pet-peeve of mine. When I boot up the bootloader shows up as a I want it to, but whenever I choose my Lion partition, and the boot logo shows up, the resolution is off so that the apple logo is stretched a bit. I have read that it is a part of the kernel so this cannot be cosmetically adjusted. As most people would respond I have already tried to change the (now renamed) "org.chameleon.Boot.plist" file so that it reads "Graphics Mode" as "1680x1050x32" (the native resolution of my monitor). Alas, the boot logo is still a little stretched as well as the spinner. But what's even weirder is that when I shut down and the spinner comes back on, it is the right size and resolution...could there be something not loading at startup that is preventing this from happening? Also, there should be some sort of fade-in into the login screen but in my case the screen starts at the boot logo (wrong resolution), then flashes to a black screen, and then it comes up with the login screen in the correct resolution. Any thoughts would be very much appreciated.
  7. Fermi 5XX works with Lion DP4/GM!

    Pas de problème...anyways, I would say that one way to check about your card is if you go under launchpad (even though it is laggy) hold down the option (alt) key to see if the icons wiggle. If they do, you should have Quartz Extreme (QE) and not sure about Core Image (CI) but another way to test both is if you disable dashboard in its own space (in the preferences for Mission Control) then see if adding another widget gives you ripples. One other thing is does your card seem to lag and then catch up? I have some problems but it seems as though if I leave the computer running for a bit (not trying to open a bunch of intensive things on startup) then they move pretty smoothly. Also, if you have Time Machine setup (or if you can set it up) how does opening that work? For me it can lag and then my card's fan will come on and keep running on high even after the transition finishes. You should also check performance when switching between fullscreen apps and going from windows mode to fullscreen. These tests are all fairly simple to run, but if others suggest it you may need to try to use a benchmark software. Personally I am using my computer for basic things so I am not looking to hit high marks, just so that it is usable with minimal lag (even the MacBook Airs I have tried in the store lag during some of Lion's transitions). Bonne chance! Sorry, don't know what to tell you. I can't get full frames either or support for sleep. Not sure if it has to do with my motherboard but hopefully someone can shed some light on this. By the way, what software are you using in the screenshot? I have CUDA installed but this interface looks like a benchmark or testing software...
  8. Fermi 5XX works with Lion DP4/GM!

    Thanks so much for posting this. I understand where you are coming from and the changes were fairly significant. Mine runs almost perfect (560 Ti just like you), but opening Time Machine still lags the first time for me...could you see if it is the same for you? You said exactly what I did before about the fan making more noise and you're right, it makes less noise with you modifications, but Time Machine must take enough resources to still make that fan come on even at 100% all the time. Let me know what you find. Thanks. Well unfortunately I haven't got it quite right myself. I'm not gaming but even to get the main transitions and programs like Time Machine (that do require a lot of resources to run) are giving me trouble. The only thing I could suggest is messing with the high and low states to see if you can improve efficiency within your system. Since you have different card than I do it may not be so touchy. If you look back on this thread a bit (like page 9 or so) someone else posted info that I read over about critiquing settings for the best power management possible (you should have that kext by the way, everyone type APGM for short, but it will be AppleGraphicsPowerManagement in the System/Extensions/ folder). Best of luck!
  9. Fermi 5XX works with Lion DP4/GM!

    Well ok. So yes you can first install Windows 7 and then Mac OSX. The reason why I did it that way was for a couple of reasons. One, for many technical reasons, the official Boot Camp that you can usually use on Macs is either very difficult or pretty much not possible to run on a Hackintosh (this was after some research...I'm sure someone out there has, but it would involve more work than I wanted to delve into not familiar with UNIX or Terminal). So like I said, I actually used disk utility to partition the drive by booting off of a Snow Leopard disk or bootable Lion drive (you could make a DVD but the steps I followed online were easier to make a flash drive with some patching involved...I couldn't just burn the disc image like most people did or thought they could). Then after making the two partitions (HFS+ and MS-DOS settings...I have a 120GB SSD so I just made more room for OSX than Windows because I wanted that to become my primary system) I then used my Windows 7 install disc to first format the MS-DOS partition to a format that it can install Windows 7 on. Then after that finishes and works I installed Leopard/Lion (either worked for me) and then went through the special process of adding the proper drivers in [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] on the first boot into OSX so that there was a bootloader and other software needed. **I skipped a step but you know, don't forget about installing all the right drivers for your hardware in Windows...some of mine conflicted at first. **Also, after the main kexts are loaded for Mac OSX as well as a bootloader you can then choose a drive or partition to boot from at startup (it is defaulted to a time-out mode so you can have it set to wait for a selection if you don't like that). I had most of my trouble getting the bluetooth on my board working as well as the wifi and audio, but it all works now. Make sure you always rebuild caches and kexts after almost any changes so that you don't get any unwanted kernel panics. Okay, the reason why I did that process was because time after time, if I tried to install Windows after I had OSX and the boot loader working, then the boot loader would be overwritten by Windows boot manager and if the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] disc would work for some reason or for other weird reasons, I was screwed. So I would recommend doing it that way. And after you install OSX, your Windows partition may come up as corrupted on the first use because installing OSX might have conflicted with the boot manager so in most cases, using the install disc's repair options would immediately solve the problem. Definitely have a backup to boot from off of a flash drive like Ubuntu...that saved me so many times when either OS I installed would bug out on startup and I'd have to reconfigure or erase something.
  10. Fermi 5XX works with Lion DP4/GM!

    Ok, really weird but I just had something happen when trying to get back to my desktop from the lock screen. There should be no screen saver that turned on (it happened with that once before) but I went to type in my password and my screen was all just multi-colored grain/snow. I held the power down for like 3 secs and then the lock screen came back up so I didn't have to do a hard restart. Anyone have this issue? I have done the fixes for my graphics card recommended by this site thus far...
  11. Fermi 5XX works with Lion DP4/GM!

    Glad I can help. I am still new to this but after like 5 reimages I have learned from my mistakes. To answer your question, I have been using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] for the installation of the main kexts (for audio, etc) when I first load Mac OSX onto the system as well as for rebuilding my caches and kexts (there is a "System Utilities" checkbox to run)...anyways, I originally would just choose [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] install (because I have no DSDT and didn't really understand what it is) and it made mine a MacPro 3,1 profile from the beginning. At one point when I was running Snow Leopard (I just built this before Lion came out), I could change profiles without a problem, but now if I try to change my system type (with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] or manually in some .plist file) the system will have a fatal kernel panic that I can't even boot into safe mode with. Now, this probably has to do with the motherboard that I have (name is below in my signature) but it has a few compatibility issues compared to the Gigabit ones a lot of other people have been using. All I am really trying to say is that my system is natively seen as a Mac Pro (which is fine cause I think its a cool desktop) so I never even tried the iMac settings. All I warn is that because I am, and maybe you are, using files and programs that other people have written to make it easy, the final result could be an unexpected problem in case there is more to it than just changing a profile type. I think a lot of the kext/driver files relate back to it and if the system identifies itself in a way that those files don't recognize, it's probably why I was getting a kernel panic. Until recently I didn't know that the APGM kext had different section for different profiles so, yes, I just created a new section with MacPro 3,1 (instead of overwriting the MacPro 4,1 section) and then added the vendor id and some other min and max power info (I can attached my Info.plist file but we can always get to that later once you build your computer). I don't really know though if modifying that kext did a whole lot. I see some enhancements but for the most part with my system, if I just let it running for at least a half hour to hour the graphics card seems to handle a lot smoother and I don't hear the fan ramp up and get loud like right after booting up and trying to open up time machine (that is one of the only programs that seems to cause any trouble for me...chess works just fine). *Just a side note, when using this guide trying to fix the different .plist files understand that in Lion they show up as "locked" and you need to either duplicate or unlock (which will duplicate anyway) to edit the file and then overwrite the original with the new one. I don't know why that was different from Snow Leopard but for the most part it is true...just in case you would be confused by that. Oh, one other thing. Are you dual booting? FYI, make sure you add Windows 7 before you add Mac OSX. I had to use disk utility to properly partition my boot drive (using the Snow Leopard disc or Lion bootable USB) and then I had to have the Windows 7 installer reformat that partition so it could install the OS. Then I installed OSX. Ok, sorry that I wrote so much, but I hope that helps.
  12. Fermi 5XX works with Lion DP4/GM!

    Well I can't give you a full answer because I don't know for that card what issues you are having. In my case (560 Ti), I followed the steps and just had to be sure I continued to rebuild my caches and restart after each step. I would avoid trying to change your system type (to iMac 4,1) because I ended up with kernel panics when I tried to change from MacPro 3,1 to MacPro 4,1. In my case I just had to add a new section to the info.plist file inside the APGM.kext and made sure to duplicate everything but name it 3,1 instead of 4,1 at the top of the section and then input the proper device id, etc. for my card. I think someone should have posted those for yours... Hope it helps. I want to give you as much input as possible, because I know how horrible it is when nothing seems to work, but just take it one step at a time. I want to try and understand your situation. At this point can you boot into your OS? If you can, when you say that "nothing works", do you mean that the resolution has not resolved itself (proper for the monitor instead of a fixed number) and/or that just the QE/CI are not working. There may just be a step that you are missing or it could just be me misunderstanding.
  13. Fermi 5XX works with Lion DP4/GM!

    What is the 950 MHZ? If this is what you get when you test, how are you testing your setup and how does that compare with other graphics cards with full support already? Thanks much.
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