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  1. intel core duo & Snow leopard

    Intel CPUs usually don't need guides, especially those with SSE3, they run the retail kernel just fine (AMD CPUs need a patched kernel, which is why you find guides for them). I have a first-gen Core Duo Macbook with SL installed, the CPU supports it perfectly. Most guides you will find are for motherboards or specific hardware that needs kexts, EFI strings or DSDT table entries (sound or graphics cards usually). Look for a guide for your computer/mobo with the search box at the top of the page, or google it. You're not asking the right questions nor providing enough information to get much more help. I suggest you read more forum postings, even those not relevant to your hardware, just to get a better idea of how this all works.
  2. Press Tab after selecting the disc you want to boot from. I've got an Apple keyboard as well, and I have to press Esc instead of Enter to run it, not sure about other keyboards.
  3. I'm glad you got it working (or deliberately not working in this case). I'm not aware of a DSDT patch to fix it, which would be the optimal solution. Usually when AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement is an issue, it throws kernel panics and fills your console with errors regarding the HPET.
  4. Measuring using TemperatureMonitor.app while writing this: Leopard and Snow Leopard idle at the same temps for me, around 30C (each core is different, but the lowest is 28, highest is 32). I run a C2Q Q9400 @ 3.00Ghz on a EP45-UD3R, so it should be a pretty similar setup to yours. I've got an aftermarket heatsink, which shifts my numbers down from the stock performance, but the OS change didn't affect anything. My kexts: LegacyHDA, SleepEnabler, fakesmc, IOAHCIBlockStorage, NullCPUPowerManagement, OpenHaltRestart and PlatformUUID. Also using DSDT and have updated to the latest BIOS firmware for my hardware. I also boot in 32bit mode. You might grab NullCPUPowerManagement and see if that helps? Even idling at 48C seems high unless you're in a cramped case or computing in the desert. Have you checked your Console and Activity Monitor for anything erroneous?
  5. The artifacts are from the graphics drivers. There shouldn't be a difference (although, artifacts seem completely random to me, I don't know what UI event causes them). System updates generally patch security holes and optimize things, some times they add features. Look through Apple's update descriptions if you think you need or want it. I linked Apple's direct download page a few posts back, you can read the info there. I updated to 10.5.5 because I can, and it gets rid of items in the Software Update menu, but most people update to 10.5.4 because there's no reason not to. It's easy peasy if you follow the instructions. (use kalyway's 10.5.3 updater, then just grab Apple's 10.5.4 delta update)
  6. Yoni Yoni, which Atom chip are you using (single core or dual core)? I notice in your screenshots that your system is detecting your processor as an Atom, while mine is a 1.6 Ghz Unknown. Just curious what's different between our installs.
  7. But you haven't provided a description of the problem anywhere on this forum either, other than "I've hosed my system 4 times trying to upgrade" (that provides no useful information). It sounds like you're either not following the instructions correctly (or interpreting them wrong), or that your installation method prior to 10.5.5 has deviated from the thread's methods, in which case, you need to explain what you did differently to get you to your current state. [additionally, you're using a different motherboard than this thread/guide began with, you can't expect everything to be the same, I know the dual core version uses a different northbridge, and soundcard, you might check for issues with those also]
  8. Here's mine: kextstat | grep "USB" 30 11 0x34058000 0x28000 0x27000 com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily (3.0.8) <7 6 5 4> 31 0 0x34132000 0xe000 0xd000 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI (3.0.7) <30 17 7 6 5 4> 32 0 0x341d6000 0x12000 0x11000 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI (3.0.7) <30 17 7 6 5 4> 36 0 0x34445000 0x2000 0x1000 com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient (3.0.7) <30 6 5 4> 38 0 0x345d8000 0xb000 0xa000 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub (3.0.7) <30 6 5 4> 45 0 0x3488d000 0x2000 0x1000 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub (3.0.7) <30 5 4> 46 0 0x348ea000 0x4000 0x3000 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite (3.0.0) <30 5 4>[i] 47 0 0x349d0000 0xa000 0x9000 com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass (2.0.2) <41 39 30 12>[/i] 48 0 0x34a93000 0x5000 0x4000 com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver (3.0.5) <30 21 6 5 4> 53 0 0x34d9d000 0x7000 0x6000 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController (2.1f17) <52 30 12> 67 0 0x2e1f1000 0x3000 0x2000 com.microsoft.driver.MicrosoftMouseUSB (6.2.2) <66 30 12> My Macbooks didn't have that kext to check against though. Hope that helps.
  9. Yeah, I think it has to do with default install options on the Kalyway disc and the kernel it installs by default. I fixed it, then got too curious to just leave my system sitting at 10.5.2 and did the full upgrade path, the problem never resurfaced. And yeah, I own two Macbooks. This $150 experiment was worth every penny. As long as I have a more powerful machine available for actual work (.net programmer/flash dev/open source enthusiast), this handles all the lightweight stuff just fine. After the success with this, I'll probably try a bigger better setup soon.
  10. You have to follow the guide's instructions or you will hose your system every time. It's really only 1 command line command that ensures the 10.5.5 update doesn't install a certain kext, but it's easier to just link the guide and prevent redundancy and to direct questions/problems to the right thread instead of having them posted here. Currently running 10.5.5 without issue and I've yet to hose my system even once (this board is my one and only hackintosh install). I read earlier in the thread about power usage during idle and sleep on the D945GCLF, and there's only a watt or two difference between just leaving it on and properly sleeping. I wouldn't worry with it, but that's me. The dual-core board with a better northbridge might be worth fixing though. See this thread: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=95789 It fixed it for me. Mine would work if they were plugged in from boot time, but not after the system had turned on.
  11. Don't use the Software Update for system updates. 10.5.4 can be downloaded here http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosx1054update.html It should "just work" if you're running Kalyway 10.5.3 (you'll need to reinstall GMA kexts tho). If you don't have QE/CI, it sounds like you didn't install all of the graphic drivers. Read my posts from the last couple of pages in this thread for the answer to that.
  12. Just to clarify, if you've did the Kalyway 10.5.3 combo update from the Kalyway 10.5.2 disc, you can do the 10.5.4 update directly from Apple without any issue. If you do that with 10.5.5, you'll break your system and you'll get a kernel panic during the upgrade. You have to follow the guide I linked so that Apple's update doesn't hose your install. On my machine, I had to reinstall GMA drivers after each update. Additionally, I ordered a 40mm Scythe fan from Newegg for my northbridge. It's too tall to fit in the brackets the original fan fit in, but some dremel work and a hose clamp or rubber bands will solve my problem. It's not passive, but the Scythe fan is practically silent and pushed more air, i.e. the hard drive I'm using is louder and warmer. At the moment, the only fan output from my system is from my PSU, and everything remains comfortable to the touch even without input vents. I also replaced the thermal grease for both heatsinks with Arctic Silver rather than the standard thermal tape, just for kicks. (p.s. I ordered a ZALMAN ZM - NBF 47 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835118014 and it will NOT fit the northbridge on this board. The mounting brackets it comes with will not fit northeast/southwest hooks, only northwest/southeast ones, like the CPU's brackets. If you were willing to epoxy it down or could fabricate the hook clips, you could use it, as it clears the ram slot and CPU heatsink just fine).
  13. 3l1k: See attached. The zip files contains the kexts and plugin/bundle files I have been using. GMA950_Extensions.zip
  14. I installed 10.5.5 and things are still going smooth (see attached pic). I used the guide at http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=126595 to do the actual update, and then had to reinstall the GMA950 kexts again. QE/CI seem to be working and everything else seems to be fine (booting with -v shows an iphone related item taking long than expected to load, but oh well). I don't think there's much reason to update other than maybe a couple security fixes and to get rid of the Apple Update notifier having items listed, but I had to weekend free and could reinstall from scratch if things really went south. Anyways, reporting success with the update. So far, my method has been 10.5.2 Kalyway Install Disc, Kalyway 10.5.3 Combo Updater, Apple's 10.5.4 Update, Apple's 10.5.5 update linked from the above guide, reinstalling GMA kexts every time.
  15. Sorry for writing novels for post, but I appreciate informative posts and figured I'd offer that back to the thread. I solved this problem. After my 10.5.3 update, I reinstalled the kext's that are in the GMA950 bundle, but forget to replace the the rest of the files (.plugins and .bundle files) that are part of the package. The kexts alone let me use the full screen space, but the rest of the files turn on Quartz Extreme and Core Image. Without those, most of the screensavers won't work, and you can't enter the restore area of Time Machine. After that was done, I noticed a few screen glitches, but nothing to cry about. In the last 8 hours of use, I've seen maybe 1 or 2, and I've been running Flash, Photoshop, VMware, various videos via QT and VLC, Firefox, Adium, Mail and a few screen savers. I also upgraded to 10.5.4 via direct download from Apple.com without a problem, although the restart bug listed in the tutorial is now present. I'm holding off on 10.5.5 for now since I haven't seen a reliable install method that doesn't break QE/CI. Additionally, I played a 960x540 WMV via Flip4Mac in QT and it's not dropping frames, but is pegging the system at about 82% CPU usage for a single core (hyperthreading makes it a little funky, with total CPU usage of both "cores" in my single CPU setup about 60% total). A SD video in WMV format (640x480) was causing the QT process to use about 60% of a core. I tried to play a high bitrate 720p x264 MKV video via VLC and it was dropping about 1/3rd of the frames and maxing out the CPU. SD stuff will be fine, you might get away some low bitrate HD, but thats about it. I'm not complaining though, for a passively cooled 4 watt CPU, that's still pretty impressive I installed VMware Fusion 2.0 and installed Ubuntu 8.04.1. Fusion ran fine, and the virtual machines started fine, but it's extremely laggy at startup, just due to being so underpowered (the OSX host system remained quick and responsive while it ran in the background...thank you hyperthreading). It had an issue with sound not being connected to the VM, which I'm sure stems from the sound card working, but not really being detected correctly by OSX. For reference, I allocated 1 "CPU" and 512Mb of RAM to the VM. Once Ubuntu was installed, it ran fine. Startup of things were a little slow and any CPU intensive task was slow, but its responsive. Attached is a picture of me trying to kill system responsiveness. I'm not an Mac developer, but XCode worked for all I knew how to do (I don't have the iPhone dev kit install, but I'm guessing it would work too). Flash compiles slower on this machine than my actual dev machine, but it works good. Photoshop works well too, but generates the most artifacts for me. One final note, I have a cheap $13 Dynex USB keyboard with media buttons attached, most of the media buttons don't work, but the volume controls do work with the sound and bring up the normal transparent icons on the screen when used.
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