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Hi

 

I am running and AMD 3000+ processor and a MSI K8MM-V motherboard with VIA K8M800-CE chipset with a VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter. I have installed Mac OS-X on my computer but am having the following problems

 

(1)CPU overheating has become a major problem.My fan keeps running real fast .I have already removed the AppleTPMACPI.kext file but still the problem was present. I tried this as suggested in some site

 

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver

Compositor -dict deferredUpdates 0

 

I did this to turn off beamsynch so that performance increases. Firstly I couldnt find the com.apple.windowserver file and secondly on doing as above did not solve the problem. It was also suggested that I set fn=3 in apple.com.Boot.plist file. I did that by adding fn=3 as follows to one of the lines in the apple.com.Boot.plist

 

<string fn=3>mach-kernel</string>

 

Still there was no reduction in the heating problem :D ... any suggestions ?

 

(2)My network card which I mentioned above is a VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter is not detected by OS-X. Do I need to get a driver from some site for this ?

 

Eagerly awaiting suggestions

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sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver

Compositor -dict deferredUpdates 0

 

I did this to turn off beamsynch so that performance increases. Firstly I couldnt find the com.apple.windowserver file and secondly on doing as above did not solve the problem. It was also suggested that I set fn=3 in apple.com.Boot.plist file. I did that by adding fn=3 as follows to one of the lines in the apple.com.Boot.plist

 

<string fn=3>mach-kernel</string>

 

The beamsync change only helps video performance on LCD's and probably won't change your processor usage much.

 

The correct usage of fn=3 is:

 

<key>Kernel Flags</key>

<string>fn=3</string>

 

On a hackintosh, the OS can't see the onboard diagnostics so heat management is via the BIOS. Check your settings there.

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Thanks a lot Rammjet ! Changing the BIOS settings ie turning on the AMD Cool and Quiet feature and increasing the smart fan temperature setting from 40 to 50 degrees celsius solved the problem :D ... ofcourse while using MAC OS-X the CPU temp to 50-53 degrees. Is it ok ?

 

I am still having trouble with my network card though. I got a Viarhine.kext patch externally and loaded it, yet my network isnt working :(

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I downloaded the controller for VIA Rhine Cards from pinxue.net and was trying to install it when I got the following error

 

26net_pinxue_driver_ViaRhine is not compatible with its superclass, 20IOEthernet Controller superclass changed ?

kextload: a link/load error occured for kernel extension ViaRhine.kext/

 

What seems to be the problem ?

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