Jump to content

Frank Pacheco

Members
  • Content Count

    30
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Frank Pacheco

  • Rank
    InsanelyMac Protégé

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  1. Frank Pacheco

    NVRAMme.app

    Nice App! Works Great on my (Real) 2008 Mac Pro 3.1
  2. I am purchasing a Mac Pro 3,1 for $100.00, and have been doing some research, from what I read, using the less expensive 667Mhz Ram won't be a noticeable difference over the 800 Mhz. The SSD upgrade will have the greatest performance impact. I am going to get the Apricorn Solo, ( Unless I find something better), i have 5 SSD's 2 SATA III, and 3 SATA II's. I also have a Nvidia GTX 650 Video Card that should work OOB. I plan on using its as an audio workstation using my Personus Audiobox iTwo audio interface. Good luck on your upgrades, I look forward to your future posts, with the upgrade progress. I get my Mac Pro 3,1 on 3/31/2015
  3. Frank Pacheco

    Wifi & BT OOB with Handoff?

    Found an article on Lifehacker that talks about a new tool released as open source called Called “Continuity Activation Tool 2.0” that activates Yosemite OS X 10.10 Continuity, Handoff, Instant Hotspot, Airdrop for Broadcom BCM20702 chip based USB 4.0 Dongles! It talks about older Macs, but this might be a viable solution for the Hackintosh Community. Lifehacker Article: http://lifehacker.co...th-d-1671743511 Download Site: https://github.com/d...Activation-Tool
  4. Frank Pacheco

    Cheap and fully working usb bluetooth adapter

    I see that you are running Yosemite, have you thought of trying the "Handoff and Continiuity Features of OS X 10.10? Found an article on Lifehacker that talks about a new tool released as open source called Called “Continuity Activation Tool 2.0” that activates Yosemite's Continuity, Handoff, Instant Hotspot, Airdrop for Broadcom BCM20702 chip based USB 4.0 Dongles! It talks about older Macs, but this might be a viable solution for the Hackintosh Community. Lifehacker Article: http://lifehacker.co...th-d-1671743511 Download Site: https://github.com/d...Activation-Tool It is free and may work... Just thought it might interest you. Happy Hackintoshing!
  5. Frank Pacheco

    First custom build

    After reading up more on Rampage Dev recommendations, I have to agree with his choices, My system is outdated, and I see now that the x97 platform is the best choice for High End Hackintosh's and defer to his expert recommendations. I still recommend doing some research in the Audio Interface area, I see that a lot of "Home Audio Studio Web Sites" recommend USB Audio Interfaces for multitrack recording, over onboard Audio or Soundblaster type sound cards, because of the quality of the Audio. Enjoy your future Hackintosh Build!
  6. Frank Pacheco

    First custom build

    First of all I am not a musician, but I use Garage band, and Logic, and other multitrack recording software. For sound I use the Lexicon Omega USB audio interface, it has two XLR inputs, and a 1/4 in. instrument input. If you are recording vocals or instruments, getting clean good is crucial, Using an Audio Interface like the M-Audio M-Track Plus or other USB Audio interfaces, is better then buying an audio card. IMHO.... My system has a I5 2500k CPU and runs Logic, Pro-Tools, Garage Band, and Sonar, just fine. So any system that has a better CPU will work great. Just research other hackintosh builds here on insanely mac, searching the forums or the wiki.... and find a system that meets your needs, and is proven to run OS X Mavericks or Yosemite without any major tweaks or special configurations to work.. I recommend Gigabyte Motherboards as they seem to be the most compatible. My GA-Z77-DS3H (rev. 1.1) MB is very stable with Yosemite 10.1. I also recommend using SSD's for the System drive and Mechanical Hard drives for storing of your audio files, they can be quite large. Having at least 8 gig of ram is the minimal for best performance of your multitrack, more is better.
  7. Frank Pacheco

    Should I upgrade to SSD?

    You will definitely notice the difference typical HDD read/write speeds are about 90MB/s vs 250MB/s. Make sure you get the EVO version, the Standard Samsung 840,(non-EVO), write speeds are very slow, <150MB/s I have the Samsung EVO 840 120GB SATA III installed in my desktop with Yosemite 10.10, (Previously Mavericks 10.9.5), works good good out of the box, you should get 200MB/s - 250MB/s read/write speeds on SATA II ports. Note Samsung has released new firmware that fixes some performance issues with this drive. The Toshiba Q Series PRO 128GB is comparable in price with the Samsung EVO 840 120GB SATA both are $89.99 on Newegg. I have both the Toshiba and Samsung drives, and the Toshiba benchmarks are faster for me. For less the $20.00 you can buy a SATA III PCIE controller that works with OS X and more than double your read write Speeds. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124045 Install is easy. plug the drive into a spare SATA port, and use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone old drive to the SSD.
  8. Frank Pacheco

    cpu swap upgrade

    I updated my post
  9. Frank Pacheco

    cpu swap upgrade

    The Pentium g630 uses the same micro architecture as the Sandy Bridge I3, I5, and I7 Series Processor. A simple swap should work without any issues. As for Ivy Bridge, make sure your Motherboard has the latest Bios F4 that includes fixes and support for Ivy bridge.
  10. Frank Pacheco

    Just a little bit advice.....

    The best way to do it, without using Pirated Software like Niresh is to Buy a Snow Leopard DVD: http://www.amazon.com/version-Leopard-computer-processor-required/dp/B001AMHWP8 Install Snow Leopard using Oracle's VBOX in windows. Download Mavericks or Yosemite from the Appstore. Follow this Guide:
  11. Make sure that you installed Clover to your USB Drive in this way: 1. Ensure the EFI partition on your USB Drive is mounted. 2. Create a new folder in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/Kext/ Name it "10.10" 3. Copy the fakesmc.kext file from /SurfacePro 1° Gen FilesPackage V.0.5.1/Drivers/ folder to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/Kext/10.10/ folder 4. Copy the GenericUSBXHCI.kext file from /SurfacePro 1° Gen FilesPackage V.0.5.1/Drivers/Yosemite Only/ folder to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/Kext/10.10/ folder 5. Copy the dsdt.aml and ssdt.aml files from /SurfacePro 1° Gen FilesPackage V.0.5.1/ folder to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/ folder 6. Copy the config.plist file from /SurfacePro 1° Gen FilesPackage V.0.5.1/Dsdt & SSDT/ folder to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/ folder Proceed with Part 2: from post #1
  12. Frank Pacheco

    Maxwell GPU with Clover Yosemite Installer

    Which NVDIA WebDriver Package did you use? The one from downloaded from NVDIA's Support Site, requires your SMBIOS to be configured to Mac Pro 5,1, 4,1 or 3,1: This one has been modified to be compatible with all SMBIOS's.. http://www.hackintoshosx.com/files/file/4268-nvidia-webdrivers-installer-nvda4all-for-yosemite-10100/ I notice the extracted Web Driver pkg contains 9 Standard kext and 4 bundled kexts.
  13. A Virtual Machine, emulates all the hardware, CPU(32bit only), Graphics(VF1GA.SVGA only),Bios, Ethernet, etc.... So that being said, the CPU handles all the load for the hardware emulation, it does not recognize any real hardware, it presents a "Virtual" predefined hardware profile to a Operating System, Windows, Linux, OS X. OS X use's OpenGL for graphics. OS X API's, Extreme and Core Image, (QE/CI) use supported GPUs, including intel's "I" series CPUs to render graphics. Basically running OS X in a Virtual Machines will not utilize QE/CI. Installing OS X to your system will. The Niresh "Distro" will support QE/CI and your Modified Motherboard/CPU , you will need various kernel Extensions,(Kexts) for your Audio (Realtek ALC889A), Graphics card (RadeonHD5750), and Ethernet(Realtek RTL8111B). All those kexts are readily available. However I recommend using a "Vanilla" install, which generally is more stable and specific to your hardware, The CMOS/Bios Reset is a known issue with the AppleRTC.kext. To fix it, open up a Terminal window copy each command below separately, hitting enter each time and enter your password. sudo perl -pi -e 's|\x75\x2e\x0f\xb6|\xeb\x2e\x0f\xb6|' /System/Library/Extensions/AppleRTC.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleRTC sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions
  14. [surface Pro 1] I just emailed Dave Dave Bhattacharjee at dave@touch-base.com and asked for an update: The links he emails expire after a while, so you have to request a new link.....
  15. Frank Pacheco

    3rd party pens with Surface Pro 1

    Not concerned bout dual booting, have done it before, ( I'm also a forum Moderator on a different hackintosh site). I was thinking about starting a thread under the Tablets/Microsoft section as a place for users to post about different accessories for the Surface series, using the posting guidelines you utilize in your SurfacePro 1 & 2 Guide, i.e.... Brackets [surface 1,2,3] etc, which really help when researching. Unless I missed it I don't see a section for that. Any input/advice would be appreciated.
×