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I'm Scott. I thought I'd share this with you. I began this project last year installing a distro copy of iATKOS Leopard v10.5.1 release onto a (off the shelf) custom desktop build. After many sleepless nights of boot and reboot, failed installs, searching for drivers that did not work correctly and many other headaches I managed to get the system up and running in a stable manner (with the help of this sight) with the exception of an occasional kernel panic that I could never quite figure out (memory leak I think). I upgraded just recently to Snow Leopard 10.6.3 using iATKOS S3 ver2 release with ease - no hacking, no settings different than the default and best of all no headaches. The system so far is running flawlessly and even the kernel panics have disappeared. I lost none of my previous data nor settings.


What I'm running now:

System Software Overview:

System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.5 (10H574)

Kernel Version: Darwin 10.5.0

Boot Volume: OSX

Boot Mode: Normal

User Name: Scott

Secure Virtual Memory: Not Enabled

64-bit Kernel and Extensions: Yes


Hardware Overview:

Model Name: Mac Pro

Model Identifier: MacPro3,1

Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon (INTEL CORE2 Quad Processor Q8400)

Processor Speed: 2.33 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 4

L2 Cache: 4 MB

Memory: 4 GB = (Kingston HyperX PC6400 800MHz 4GB DDR2 Dual Channel Memory 2x2048MB)

Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L (Google specs)

DVD: LG GH22NS40 22x SuperMulti Dual Layer DVD+RW SATA

Network: Airport = US Robotics WLAN


Chipset Model: GeForce 8400 GS, Galaxy, DDR2, 64BIT

Type: GPU

Bus: PCIe

PCIe Lane Width: x16

VRAM (Total): 512 MB

Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)


This has been a very successful build thus far and I am very pleased with it's performance. My thanks to InsanelyMac and to the contributing members for your efforts.

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