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  1. Hey guys, I have a ridiculously convoluted issue. Take a seat. I am trying to use Logic Pro X on a 2012 Mac Mini I have, but I currently have Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.8, and will need to update to Sierra 10.12. However, I realize I need to update to a newer OS such as El Capitan in order to be able to update to Sierra. Except I cannot sign into the App Store. I am greeted with an error message along the lines of "this computer or device cannot be verified." So I did some digging and it seems to be because my Ethernet port and Wifi don't work. I use a USB Wifi adapter to get around this but now it seems like I finally have to fix it for good so I can get into the App Store to get these updates I need. In System Preferences > Network, I do not see Ethernet or Wifi listed. Only my USB Wifi Adapter and Firewire. In System Profiler > Hardware > Ethernet Cards, it says, "This computer does not appear to have any PCI Ethernet cards installed." I'm pulling my hair out over here to get Logic Pro X on this computer, that's all that I really want, and that's all I want this computer to do. If you can help, God bless your soul.
  2. maxpina

    mac mini o hackintosh ?

    Buongiorno ragazzi, un domandone...., poi non so neanche se è la sezione giusta ma giuro che ho girato parecchio e qua mi sembrava la piu giusta, sono indeciso se acquistare un mac mini uso prevalentemente fotoritocco massiccio, con file abbastanza pesanti, avevo deciso di aspettare i nuovi piccoli della mela, ma poi sono usxiti e delusione più assoluta ! Ho valutato anche di cercare qualcosa di usato, ma.. il massimo di ram che si puo upgradare è 16 gb, allora ho scoperto hackintosh, sto leggendo un po di guide e ho visto che bisogna fare un di accrocchi in fase di installazione e dopo, ma nn ho idea della stabilita del sistema rispetto ad un apple vero e proprio, per un uso di postproduzione photo, qualcuno ha esperienza ? Mi può consigliare? Grazie10000 Max
  3. Ciao a tutti ragazzi Ho in progetto di costruire un hackintosh mini solo che volevo sapere se la configurazione che ho scelto è compatibile con mavericks, se qualcosa non va, e se avete dei consigli da darmi sono ben accetti MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-H87N-WIFI rev 2.0 http://it.gigabyte.com/products/page/mb/ga-h87n-wifirev_20/ e già qui mi sorge il primo dubbio, rev 2.0 oppure 1.0? Qualcuno sa dirmi di più? Ecco il link della 1.0: http://it.gigabyte.com/products/page/mb/ga-h87n-wifirev_10/ CPU: INTEL Core i3-4130 Processor (3M Cache, 3.40 GHz) http://ark.intel.com/it/products/77480/Intel-Core-i3-4130-Processor-3M-Cache-3_40-GHz DISSIPATORE: In dotazione con processore RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz 1x8Gb oppure Kingstone HyperX DDR3 1600 MHz 1x 8Gb GPU: Integrata Intel HD Graphics 4400 HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500Gb 2,5" 7200 rpm Case + Power Supply 400W In caso la configurazione non fosse possibile, passo ai vecchi modelli di scheda madre e processore: MB: GIGABYTE GA-H77N-WIFI http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4338#sp CPU: INTEL Core i3 3225 http://ark.intel.com/products/65692 DISSIPATORE: In dotazione con processore RAM: Stessa di sopra GPU: Integrata Intel HD Graphics 4000 HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500Gb 2,5" 7200 rpm Case + Power Supply 400W Grazie a tutti in anticipo Fatemi sapere qualcosa
  4. Hi guys. I bought a Dell Optiplex 7455 USFF late last year in an attempt to set it up as a small mac mini style server, to host all my media files for streaming to the apple tv downstairs. Everything went really well with the install, other than things like the graphics (not so important as it would probably be headless anyway), and also, the sleep/wake ability. Ideally, i'd like to get a basic intel box that has a low power draw, and has enough compatibility to be able to sleep and then wake on demand when access by the apple tv. I have another couple of hackintosh desktops, but have been unsucessful in getting sleep/wake working properly on any of them. Can anyone offer any suggestions for a decent small unit that can do what I need? Would also be great if it was quite quiet, but not a huge deal. Thanks Eds
  5. The why? I am starting a new build since I recently got a problem with my current one. After upgrading to 10.8.5 I can only boot to a blank white login screen and have now tried for a few weeks to solve it without success. A reinstall is needed, so it might be a good time to change things up a little anyway... Also I have started to play games like Battlefield4 on the Windows part of my system, but as that seperate SSD is only 64GB (an old boot drive I had laying around) the space is getting pretty cramped and I need to solve that too. If I need a third reason it will be that the current rig is kinda big and unmovable, loved to carry my Mac Mini (genuine one, before I sold it) from place to place (family, friends and work) so I would love the new one to be small enough to make that happen. The how? So to solve both problems I have thought up the following recipe. I will change the Node 2.1, my primary machine, into the Node 2.1b - a fulltime Windows PC. Windows: I will temporarily downgrade the CPU to a Intel Pentium G2030 to free up my i3 3225 for the other new hack. I will then Install Windows on the full force of my two RAIDed Intel 520 240GB SSDs. GTX660, PSU, case and whatever that system has will be unchanged for now. Enough of the Windows part, here comes the main even, the hack: I need a tiny case with enough PSU power to run everything acceptable, with space for two 2.5" drives and some low noise coolers to keep it cool. No need for seperate graphics as the 3225 is perfectly enough for everyday tasks and I will play games only on the Windows machine in the future. The what? The fun part. Parts list: Chassis: Chieftech IX-01b ITX chassis in super tiny ITX dimensions and mostly in black metal (I hate plastics) PSU: Chiectech IX 90 Watt power brick (yes I triple checked, it should be enough with only 90 Watt) CPU: Intel i3-3225 with Intel HD Graphics 4000 CPU cooler: Akasa AK-CCE-7106HP low profile PWM controlled fan cooler Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75N, because it is perfect! Its ITX, it only has digital video outs (no point in having VGA when OSX does not support it), mini-PCIe port for a WiFi card and fully supported by various boot loaders for OSX. RAM: Corsair low profile 8GB kit (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 black Case cooler: Low noise Fractal Design 50mm R2 cooler SSD+HDDs: Plextor M3 64GB SATA3 + Hitachi 5K750 500GB SATA2 setup in FusionDrive. Cables: Some short black SATA600 cables and all the PSU cables sleeved black, because the case has a lot of holes and I want a uniform look. * WiFi card: Not sure yet, last piece to be added after the system is up and running. Something OSX supported OOB. * WiFi antennas: Already ordered 3 of the original blue Apple antennas as I have great experiences with them from an earlier build. Cheap, small and pretty awesome imo... The when? Parts will start coming in monday and by then there will be pics. Stay tuned for updates. //out
  6. I have had three different Mac Mini computers the past 8 years, lastly a 2011 Mac Mini with the dual core i7 and AMD graphics. Lately it has started to annoy me, mostly because of the summer heat where the fan goes bananas if I try to play a game. Something has to be done, and as I don´t trust the new Mac Mini is much of an improvement, the Mac Pro is too expensive and I already have an awesome screen so an iMac is not an option - I kind of have to build a Hackintosh! Took me about 1 week of research and then about 1 month of assembly (see more in the thread I link to) to get everything to work - except one minor detail, it can´t wake up from sleep (it freezes until I physically push the reset button). Anyway, when I leave m computer it is either because I am not doing anything so it´s off - or I am doing something that takes an endless amount of time and just turns the screen off. Who needs sleep then anyways... Node 2.0 Parts list: MSI Z77-MA-G45 motherboard (easy to hack and love the colour scheme) Intel i3 3225 3.3GHz IvyBridge CPU (low TDP with plenty of power) Cooled by a NoiseBlocker modified Noctua (with two M12-S1 8dB fans) Corsair DDR 1600 CL9 16GB low profile RAM (3225 native supports DDR 1600) ASUS GTX660 TOP 2GB graphics card (nVidia is easiest to get working in OSX) LyCOM PE-107 FireWire 800/400 PCIe card (should be OSX compatible) IOGear GBU521 bluetooth adapter (should work natively in OSX) Silverstone SST-SOB02 Blu-Ray burner (slot in type and perfect match for the case) Two Intel 520 series 240GB SSDs in RAID0 (FAST! and reliable) Two NoiseBlocker M8-S1 (8dB fans to blow in a little fresh air) One NoiseBlocker M12-S1 (8db fan in the top of the case above CPU cooler) Seasonic X400 fanless PSU (plenty powerful and build to last) Lastly, the NoFAN CS-70 case (it´s very unusual and easily could be something Apple had thought up + perfect for true noiseless build without killing your hardware) One more thing... Why Node 2.0? Because most of the parts come from a friends server that is now retired, it was called the Node. Notes: It runs OS X 10.8.4 perfectly, have delayed the startup process with 5 seconds to give me time to punch in any boot parameters if needed, but after the countdown has passed it can boot in about 14 seconds due to it´s SSD RAID0 setup! Took me half of the building time just to get the installation right, but now it runs smooth as butter! I can play any of my games in highest possible resolution and detail, like Call of Duty 4, Grid, Batman Arkham City and so on... Very demanding Mac games! Looks stunning... Best part though, the machine is extremely silent! I am placed about 1.5 meters away and can´t hear when it´s on unless I turn my screen off and the fridge in the kitchen next door is not running... The buzz from my IPS screens backlight (Dell 2209WA) make more noise than the computer! If you take the time and go trough the work log I linked to earlier you will find and immense amount of software hacks to make this the perfect setup, everything from the dock to the menubar, Geektool, log in procedures and About This Mac have been tweaked! Even the placement of some of the default system folders is rerouted to external drives to not tear up the SSDs. Enough talk, go check out the work log if curious. Pictures: All pictures can be found on my Flickr in full resolution PLEASE CAST A VOTE IF YOU LIKE --------------------------------------------- Totally forgot to post benchmarks! Uploaded in full resolutions so everything is clear (if I reduce the size some of the numbers are very hard to read). I did a little testing and here are the results (do remember though that the SSDs are 55% full and a lot of tools like antivirus, geektool and other essentials running, so its the complete working results): GeekBench: As GeekBench only test RAM and CPU it is not a big surprise my result is kind of low. My RAM is only DDR1600 and my CPU a low-end i3. My 8K GeekBench score for my hackintosh is right in the sweet spot where most Mac Pro 3.1´s fit in - but most of them might actually be very close to identical hackintosh systems so not a big surprise... NovaBench: Pretty OK score, specially when you do a little digging and find out its similar to what a genuine Mac Pro 4.1 scored! Both the Pro 3.1 and 4.1 had very powerfull CPUs compared to what I use, but my rig scores better in benchmarks. Neat. CineBench: XBench: Very suprising to see that my XBench score is lower than my old Mac Mini (scored 415)... A big potion of it seems to be due to the fact my RAM are now "only" DDR1600 where my Mac Mini was upgraded with DDR1866 (even that multiple sources say that the Mac Mini of that time could not benefit from the higher speed it looks like it worked here). Disk Speed Test: My two Intel 240GB 520 Series SSDs really shine in RAID0! Even so that it might only be software raid they do put on a good show... I have never used this much space on them before (55% full out of 480GB - two 240GB in RAID0), so maybe that is why the speed seems a little off compared to what I usually got in scores on my Mac Mini (or the fact that the SATA controller is totally different) idk...?! Not the fastest hack out there, I know, but as a replacement for my old Mac Mini it does an absolute superb job, could not be happier! Also has quite a few upgrading possibilities, so it maybe will live on as Node 3.0... (actually already have a whole sleeve of upgrades ready, just need the prices to be right) PLEASE CAST A VOTE IF YOU LIKE
  7. Hey all, A day ago I saw that gamestop will have the steam machine for sale on Black Friday. They will be half off. the i7 will be around $350. http://www.gamestop.com/pc/consoles/alienware-steam-machine-i7-1tb/121863 Do you guys think it is worth buying to turn into a mac mac mini? or should i just build a mac mini from the recommended parts? System Specs Intel Core i7 - 4765T Quad Core nVidia GeForce GTX GPU w/2GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 1TB 7200RPM HDD 2x2 802.11 Wireless Card Steam Controller Please let me know what you guys think. Looks like a deal but not sure.
  8. Ciao a tutti, posseggo un mac mini (late 2012) i7 con un fusion drive di 1Tb. Recentemente, tentando di partizionare il drive, è successo un casino. La capacità dell'HD è scesa da 1.12 Tb a 739Gb. Non essendomi addentrato bene nella logica del Fusion drive mi sono rivolto all'Apple Store per farmi ripristinare il mac alle condizioni di fabbrica. Con non poche difficoltà (la conoscenza di comandi da terminale era indispensabile) sono riusciti a sistemarlo. Ora la disponibilità del mio hd è stata ripristinata. Ho solo un dubbio stupido....sono certo che prima dell'invio in assistenza il mio HD segnalasse 1.12Tb di disponibilità (intendo quella che viene visualizzata sulla scrivania abilitando le informazioni del drive). Ora è passata a 1.11Tb. Naturalmente questa piccola differenza non fà la differenza, ma vorrei capire il perchè si sia lievemente rimpicciolita. Ho pensato che, quando è stato acquistato, non ci fosse la partizione di recupero, perchè ho letto che alcuni mac non l'avevano...ma non ne sono convinto. Ora ovviamente c'è. Vorrei solo addentrarmi un pochino nel problema perchè ho la sensazione che, rigenerando il fusion, abbiano fatto qualcosa che non andava. Grazie a tutti per il supporto e le informazioni che mi fornirete. Francesco
  9. deus-ex-machina

    Mac Mini che socket ha?

    Salve a tutti ho un vecchio mac mini Il modello del mac è questo: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_mini/specs/mac_mini_cd_1.66.html Model: - Mac mini (Early 2006) Misc information Model ID: - Macmini 1,1 Model Nr: - Order Nr.: - (MA206LL/A) Camera: - None Processor CPU speed: - 1.66 GHz CPU Type: - Intel Core Duo (Yonah). Cores: - 1 Bus Speed: - 167 MHz Cache: - 2 MB L2 cache 64-bit: - No Turbo Boost: - No Hard Drive: - 60 GB, 5400 rpm. Ho trovato usata questa cpu volevo sapere se va bene: Secondo voi è compatibile? Che Pocket ha questo mac? E quanta Ram riesco a usare? Sapevo che al massimo gestisce 3 GB quindi pensavo di montare Un banco da 1 GB ed uno da 2 GB. Che Sistema operativo posso installare?