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I wanted to say thanx to the community for all their support. Having difficulty on other PC, (SiS ATA) I decided to risk installing on my main desktop to dual boot with Vista and I've got it working.




Motherboard: MachSpeed MSNV-939

Chipset : nVidia nForce4

Processor : AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 2.0 GHZ

Memory : 3GB DDR 400mhz

Network: nForce4

Graphics : 8400GS XFX 256MB

HDD is an old Seagate 18.6 GB IDE PATA I put in (so I wouldn't have to partition any existing hard drives). I currently use bios to select which drive to boot but will do a more permanent solution later.

DVD is Nec ND-3550A IDE PATA

I also have an LG Blu-ray/HD DVD SATA Drive.


What didn't work at first was graphics, the SATA DVD Drive, and Samba or Windows Network Shared. For the graphics I edited the NVCAP into NVinject and got it to start on DVI. Next I noticed the SATA DVD Drive would not mount so I downloaded and installed the test ApplenForceATA.kext in its thread and reboot and it worked. Then I downloaded ShareFix which installed something to fix Samba or the networks maps or something and I can now browse my WHS and other Windows PCs.


My Xbench Scores :

Results 76.86

System Info

Xbench Version 1.3

System Version 10.5.2 (9C7010)

Physical RAM 3072 MB

Model MacPro3,1

Drive Type ST320013A ST320013A

CPU Test 74.44

GCD Loop 116.95 6.16 Mops/sec

Floating Point Basic 84.26 2.00 Gflop/sec

vecLib FFT 43.25 1.43 Gflop/sec

Floating Point Library 98.05 17.07 Mops/sec

Thread Test 126.11

Computation 95.05 1.93 Mops/sec, 4 threads

Lock Contention 187.31 8.06 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads

Memory Test 65.47

System 73.65

Allocate 171.71 630.56 Kalloc/sec

Fill 71.26 3464.84 MB/sec

Copy 47.90 989.36 MB/sec

Stream 58.92

Copy 58.26 1203.37 MB/sec

Scale 57.61 1190.30 MB/sec

Add 59.89 1275.75 MB/sec

Triad 59.99 1283.38 MB/sec

Quartz Graphics Test 137.36

Line 100.15 6.67 Klines/sec [50% alpha]

Rectangle 146.51 43.74 Krects/sec [50% alpha]

Circle 124.05 10.11 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]

Bezier 116.38 2.94 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]

Text 340.56 21.30 Kchars/sec

OpenGL Graphics Test 95.41

Spinning Squares 95.41 121.03 frames/sec

User Interface Test 162.54

Elements 162.54 746.00 refresh/sec

Disk Test 32.76

Sequential 74.43

Uncached Write 66.03 40.54 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Write 67.14 37.99 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Uncached Read 92.18 26.98 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Read 77.78 39.09 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Random 21.00

Uncached Write 6.66 0.71 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Write 54.53 17.46 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Uncached Read 81.49 0.58 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Read 101.91 18.91 MB/sec [256K blocks]


I know it seems low, but as suggested above I can watch HD DVD and Blu-ray on Windows Vista.

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Hello there, I've got a quick question for you. I'm having problems accessing Windows shares also, on my Server 2k3 and on Vista machines. Where did you get Sharefix from? I've googled it and found one that looks like it is for Windows machines, is this the correct one? If so, I run it on my windows boxes and it fixes the share problems?



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