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Hey guys I currently have my Dell Inspiron Desktop 530 fully working with iAtkos s3v2 and everything is running very smoothly, besides the fact that I am stuck on integrated graphics.

 

I currently have two graphic cards sitting here, a MSI n8400GS 256mb DDR2 (Geforce 8400GT counterpart I believe), and I high end card I used from my windows set-up, a ATI Radeon HD4830. Which graphic card would be the easiest to install with QE/CI, or without? I really just want to be off of this 1024x768 B.S.

 

Ive seen success stories for both, and I have tried everything that I can find for both cards.

 

Specs:

 

 

Processor

  • Type Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 / 2.4 GHz
  • Multi-Core Technology Quad-Core
  • 64-bit Computing Yes
  • Installed Qty 1.0
  • Max Supported Qty 1.0

Mainboard

  • Chipset type Intel G33 Express
  • Data bus speed 1066.0 MHz

Cache Memory

  • Type L2 cache
  • Installed Size 8.0 MB
  • Cache Per Processor 8 MB

Environmental Parameters

  • Operating humidity range 20 - 80%

RAM

  • Installed Size 3.0 GB / 4.0 GB (max)
  • Technology DDR2 SDRAM
  • Memory Speed 800.0 MHz
  • Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
  • Features Dual channel memory architecture
  • Configuration Features 2 x 512 MB + 2 x 1 GB

Graphics Controller

  • Type Integrated
  • Graphics Processor / Vendor Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0
  • Max Allocated RAM Size 224.0 MB

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8400GS.

 

Okay, so I got the 8400GS working on my resolution, the text is a little too sharp and hard to read, any way to fix that?

 

As well QE/CI is not working, does anyone have any suggestions?

 

I edited the nvinject.kext with these codes:

 

@0,compatible
NVDA,NVMac
@0,device_type
display
@0,name
NVDA,Display-A
@1,compatible
NVDA,NVMac
@1,device_type
display
@1,name
NVDA,Display-B
NVCAP

BAAAAAAAAwAMAAAAAAAABwAAAAA=

NVPM

AQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA==

VRAM,totalsize
0x20000000
device_type
NVDA,Parent
model
nVidia GeForce 8400 GS
name
display
rom-revision
nVidia GeForce 8400 GS OpenGL Engine [EFI]

 

This is what it says in profiler:

 

NVIDIA GeForce 8400:

 

Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 8400

Type: GPU

Bus: PCIe

PCIe Lane Width: x16

VRAM (Total): 256 MB

Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)

Device ID: 0x06e2

Revision ID: 0x00a1

ROM Revision: netkas.org

Displays:

Display Connector:

Status: No Display Connected

VX2235wm-3:

Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz

Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

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hi - see my post in Nvidia 7900 GTO - QE / CI? ,

 

my gforce go 7400 works perfect with this option.

 

 

 

cu

 

2fredi

 

I have tried many Kext installations and such, but it seems to be that the EFI string is what got it working as far as it is, do you happen to have any ideas for sticking with the EFI string, yet being able to enable QE/CI?

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Try to install asere as bootloader and remove all injectors like nvinject, nvenabler ecc. put graphics enabler in com.apple.boot.plist with lizard, extract video rom with gpu-z from windows, rename it into 10de_XXXX.rom xxxx, is your id (you see it into the system profiler) and put it into extra.

Remove all efistrings if you used it.

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Try to install asere as bootloader and remove all injectors like nvinject, nvenabler ecc. put graphics enabler in com.apple.boot.plist with lizard, extract video rom with gpu-z from windows, rename it into 10de_XXXX.rom xxxx, is your id (you see it into the system profiler) and put it into extra.

Remove all efistrings if you used it.

 

Am I able to install a new bootloader without having to reinstall my entire system?

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I have the iAtkos 10.6.3 - i think, it is the best image to run osx on non mac-systems.

 

by the way, how often u had install osx to kill your problem - risk a last attempt.

 

u´ll be happy - ;-)

 

2fredi

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I have the iAtkos 10.6.3 - i think, it is the best image to run osx on non mac-systems.

 

by the way, how often u had install osx to kill your problem - risk a last attempt.

 

u´ll be happy - ;-)

 

2fredi

 

I have iAtkos s3v2 that i installed i am running 10.6.4, and everything is fine besides QE/CI, i have seen many people get it working with EFI strings...i guess im stubborn because it took me forever to get where im at now....

 

Try to install asere as bootloader and remove all injectors like nvinject, nvenabler ecc. put graphics enabler in com.apple.boot.plist with lizard, extract video rom with gpu-z from windows, rename it into 10de_XXXX.rom xxxx, is your id (you see it into the system profiler) and put it into extra.

Remove all efistrings if you used it.

 

I have asere as bootloader. I have lizard, yet i cannot find the graphics enabler on there.

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