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About ulic3190

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  1. Total Noob needs expert help

    Wouldnt a kernel panic crash the machine at boot? I mean as said both OS load fine with slot 3 and slot 1 combo just no display signal when this happens. Sorry if this is incorrect btw I admit to having enough knowledge of hackintosh setups to fill a postage stamp.
  2. Total Noob needs expert help

    Sorry Rominator just wanted to clear up one thing before I try the OpenGl test to make sure it isn't on "Software render"? and the Expansion Slot Utility to give slot 3 a total of 4 lanes. I only did what you said to do and edited the 100HAL.Kext and added the ATY_Init.Kext. I installed no extra drivers and no GLDriverBundle because I was not sure if I needed any. The only card I had in this machine before was the card it shipped with the Geforce 8800GT. So from your reply should I have installed other packages and drivers? I just want to be sure that I have tried all things correctly and the system is running as you are imagining it to be (With regard to drivers and extra installs etc..) Thanks again though Rominator for your continued help with this, obviously would go nowhere without you
  3. Total Noob needs expert help

    HDD drive did not come yet but I could not wait to see if those changes you made to the 100HAL kext made any difference and the answer is no I opened up the machine pulled the 570 out and booted into lion, edited the kext with your changes, shutdown the machine, put the GT120 in slot 3 and the 570 in slot 1. Again the same problem, mac boots fine but no display information is being sent to either card. I tried 120 in slot 4 and 570 in slot 1 I tried 120 in slot 4 and 570 in slot 2 I tried 120 in slot 1 and 570 in slot 2 For each of the above the 120 picked up the display and began to load lion but then the system crashed before lion could load. The only difference is the 120 in slot 3 and the 570 in slot 1 which gives me no display signal at all to either card but both win 7 and lion os load fine. Lion will load with the 120 in all four slots provided its the only card in the machine. So for now I have returned to having the 120 in slot 1 and the 570 in slot 2 and running windows 7. As I can not get lion to load in any card configuration that involves the 570 I can get no mac system information on it and can tell nothing from windows other than the card works perfectly. Has anyone any idea why this is happening, obviously the slot 3 helper and slot 1 main card is the right way to go as the OS for both platforms loads but why is there no display signal from either card in either OS. Again any help is GREATLY appreciated guys. Am down to fingernails from pulling out the hair
  4. Total Noob needs expert help

    Ok Rominator, I am waiting for a HDD to arrive then I will open up the case and try it again. I did notice something though in the hal kext edit you have posted above, in that the pid is for the 580 card not the 570. Is that the one that worked with the 570 on your machine? If that is the case it would explain why my card never initialised as I have entered 1081 the pid for the 570.
  5. Total Noob needs expert help

    Thanks Rominator, Can you also confirm that I did everthing correctly? I mean that the 100HAL is the right string AFAIK, and that I used the correct ATY_Init? Just running windows 7 atm as the current graphics setup means I cant boot the mac.
  6. Total Noob needs expert help

    Ok Update... I tried the g120 in slot 1 and the 570 in slot 2. The result was that I got to the boot screen, but after a few seconds the system crashed. So I powered the machine down and then turned it back on but this time booted into windows. Windows loaded fine, I installed the drivers from the evga setup disk and restarted the machine with the video cable still plugged into the 570. The result was that the whole boot was black and only when the windows 7 blue splash screen appeared did the display fire on. However the card is working fine and I am just going to start some 3d tests. This is still not an agreeable situation though as everytime I want to run my Mac I would have to open the machine and remove the 570. Edit:----------------------------------- Just ran crysis 2 and Witcher 2 ultra settings on each and great performance from the card, so being in slot 2 does not hamper it at all. Temp hit 75% running witcher 2 but thats the highest its been seems solid atm. Please if anyone has any ideas that can help let me know.
  7. Total Noob needs expert help

    I copied the two kext files into another directory and opened them. I also checked and they both have read/write permissions for the system entry. This is from the NVDAGF100HAL.kext <key>IOKitPersonalities</key> <dict> <key>NVidiaRM</key> <dict> <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key> <string>com.apple.nvidia.nvGF100hal</string> <key>IOClass</key> <string>NVDAGF100HAL</string> <key>IOMatchCategory</key> <string>IOService</string> <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> <string> 0x06c010de&0xffe0ffff 0x0dc010de&0xffc0ffff 0x0e2010de&0xffe0ffff 0x0ee010de&0xffe0ffff 0x0f0010de&0xffc0ffff 0x104010de&0xffc0ffff 0x108110de&0xffc0ffff </string> <key>IOProbeScore</key> <integer>60000</integer> <key>IOProviderClass</key> <string>IOPCIDevice</string>[quote][/quote] </dict> </dict> This is the only nvidia entry I could find in the ATY_Init.kext file <key>NVIDIA</key> <dict> <key>@0,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,NVMac</string> <key>@0,device_type</key> <string>display</string> <key>@0,fboffset</key> <integer>131072</integer> <key>@0,name</key> <string>NVDA,Display-A</string> <key>@1,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,NVMac</string> <key>@1,device_type</key> <string>display</string> <key>@1,name</key> <string>NVDA,Display-B</string> <key>@2,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,sensor-parent</string> <key>@2,device_type</key> <string>NVDA,gpu-diode</string> <key>@2,hwctrl-params-version</key> <data>AAAAAg==</data> <key>@2,hwsensor-params-version</key> <data>AAAAAg==</data> <key>@2,name</key> <string>sensor-parent</string> <key>@2,reg</key> <data>AAAAAg==</data> <key>VRAM,totalsize</key> <data>AAAAIA==</data> <key>device_type</key> <string>NVDA,GeForce</string> <key>name</key> <string>NVDA,Parent</string> <key>rom-revision</key> <string>netkas.org</string> <key>AAPL,slot-name</key> <data>U2xvdC0x</data> </dict> As for looking in the system profiler how can I do that if I have no display signal? Is there another way to check the card? I will ofc try anything that you can suggest. One question though when I booted my machine and held down the key to select the windows 7 seperate HDD and loaded that OS should the 570 have worked in that enviorment regardless of the kexts etc... Or is it that the g120 stopped it somehow or that just by going through the boot menu screen of the mac that the card was never initalised? In any case rominator please whatever you can suggest I will do no matter what it is. Thanks for your quick reply. Edit:---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I also never installed any additional drivers as this was never mentioned as it was my understanding that lion shipped with the capability to use the 570gtx ... but do I need to install any? I also have a GeforceGLDriver.bundle that I have not installed because I did not want to put anything extra in that was not mentioned by rominator. So I just edited the kext installed ATY_Init and bought the g120. Also the make of the card is the following in case that makes a difference : EVGA GeForce GTX 570 797MHz 1280MB PCI-E HDMI SuperClocked
  8. Total Noob needs expert help

    Ok my g120 came today. I installed the 64bit ATY_Init.kext for lion posted on feb 2011. I put the pid of the 570 into the proper kext. I checked both were in place correctly. Then I switched of the machine removed the 8800GT, Installed the g120 in slot 3. Installed the 570 in slot 1 attached the power cables. Made sure all cards sitting well. Plugged in but nothing but a blank screen, though I could hear the OS boot through the sound. I then tried to boot into windows by blindly holding the boot key and selecting the windows drive to load then hit enter. Again I could hear the windows OS load completely. Powered off machine checked power cables everything was good. Removed the g120 and 570 and reinstalled the 8800GT and this time I used the new power cable that I had gotten instead of the original to test the power cable and everything worked fine. Then I installed the g120 solo to test that card and it too works fine. This means that my 570 is not kicking off at all not in windows or the mac. Please I need help this is killing me as I have been waiting for ages to get this done and nothing is working. Please help me out Edit:------------------------------------------------------------------------------- More information just in case this is relevant as I want to give the best picture possible to the reader of this post. This is the 64 bit ATY_Init.kext I installed... 64 bit After I made this post I went back and checked and noticed the folowing "32/64-bit aty_init, works for lion, seems to work for snow too, no atombios routines, so only single card systems supported." So I thought maybe that is the reason it was not working as I was using two cards so I removed that and installed this ATY_Init.kext ...New ATY_Init as this was directly under the post where Rominator got the 570GTX working. Still make no difference. Also I opened the case while the machine was on just to verify that the card was receiving power and yes the 570 fan was operating fine. Also another piece of information that may be relevant I am using [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] to install the kexts, I just placed them on the desktop and ran the program, then browsed to the system/library/extensions folder and saw that the files had been dated as just edited so I think everything there is fine but mentioned it in case I may have missed something. Please someone whats wrong is the card doa?
  9. Total Noob needs expert help

    Ok that is really good news! I have ordered a gt120 and the power cables and will post back when I get the card in the machine. Thanks to all for help but would like to point out its not hard to think instaling an unsupported card may be hard when you spend some time looking through the posts on these forums especially for the uninitiated But very very glad to hear its truly as easy as that!! P.S. I love the retro batman pic, did the fan you added to the car make it even faster
  10. Total Noob needs expert help

    Thank you for coming to the rescue again, I was looking for 5 series cards and not for earlier models I thought the old info would be out of date, but I think I have the idea now just have to take the plunge and install the card. Life is not fair sometimes you know... I open the box of my shiny new 570gtx and there are only 4pin molex to 6 pin power connectors. So I had to order 6 pin to 6pin pcie power cables. So I can do nothing now till they arrive. This also got me thinking of something else that I have read while reading the posts and searching the forums, if I have to install a "helper" card into slot 3 (the 8800GT in my case) do I have to supply power to that as well? The motherboard only has 2 6-pin power points and the 570 needs both so where will the helper card get power from? Also according to the mac pro user guide the max should be 300w for all pcie cards together, I know that with a full load the 570 can hit 330w on its own... with the 8800GT as well it might go to high. Anyone here faced this problem? If so please let me know.
  11. Total Noob needs expert help

    Thank you so much for you post and advice, I can understand a lot more from your explanation. I have been googling all day and visited lots of sites and trawled through posts and posts but the problem is that people just say what they did but never HOW they did it. I have seen posts that cut short and never finish, or posts with questions that never get answered but as yet I have not seen an explanation of what to do anywhere. On this board and others rominator has said he has done exactly what I am looking for but I cant find the info I need so that I can follow his steps. Please if anyone knows the process for running the injector with a helper card can they enlighten me. Thanks again for your help 3.14r2
  12. Geforce 500 Series

    Please can you help me, I have the same situation an actual mac pro plus 570gfx... please please please tell me how to get this working, I have not even tried it in the slot yet as I do not want to risk taking a step that I should not. I have installed Lion OS and have and edited NVDAGF100Hal.kext plus GeForceGLDriver.bundle set for this card which I was going to install with [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]. My card is sitting next to me but I cant open it unless I know that I can get it running once again please please please help me out.
  13. Total Noob needs expert help

    This is a request to the experts in the field to please give me some advice. The Goal: To run a geforce 570gfx on my true/real mac pro. Progress so far: I have installed the new Lion OS, updated kexts for the cards pid and opengl math Problem: Total noob to this area, complete interest resides in operating this card in the machine and have no experience messing with the boot sequence of a mac. I have ready numerous posts in many different forums and it seems to boot this card and to "Inject" it I must install Chameleon and enable graphic acceleration. However many posts say never to install chameleon on a true mac system as this will ruin the boot sequence. Hence my dilemma please can someone shine some light on this for me and point me in the right direction, it would honestly be greatly appreciated!