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Well after a bit of trial and error I figured I would share my progress here to get more people to test it. This is just an installer that grabs your cpu info and outputs it for the "About this Mac" window. Please try it and report back, I have included support for all languages, so hopefully it works for everyone.

 

AboutThisMac

 

AboutThisMac.zip

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Thanks, hopefully others can post similar. I would like to see what other outputs they get, as I was unable to test that many CPU's.

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Thanks, hopefully others can post similar. I would like to see what other outputs they get, as I was unable to test that many CPU's.

 

It Works for me!!...showed my CPU info correctly... :D

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Doesn't work for me. Is it because I've overclocked it, so it doesn't recognise the CPU? Or do I need "Limit CPUID Max. To 3" disabled (in my BIOS)?

 

picture2tp4.jpg

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I am not real sure, I know it works on overclocked systems as one of the people that tested was overclocked quite a bit. Sabr if you can run the command sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string and tell me what shows up. This is where its getting the information from, as far as I could tell from testing this was always acurate.

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Thanks a lot for this app! When I run the "sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string" it detects my CPU speed incorrectly. It outputs the string:

 

Intel® Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz

 

But my CPU is overclocked to 3ghz. It shows 3ghz in System profiler.

 

Hardware Overview:

 

Model Name: Mac Pro

Model Identifier: MacPro3,1

Processor Speed: 3 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 4

L2 Cache: 8 MB

Memory: 4 GB

Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz

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Strange, I will have to check into this some more. Anyone else that is able to test on an overclocked system please post your results.

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Overclocking to 3 GHz, "sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string" shows "Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz", same as Pootify.

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I am not real sure, I know it works on overclocked systems as one of the people that tested was overclocked quite a bit. Sabr if you can run the command sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string and tell me what shows up. This is where its getting the information from, as far as I could tell from testing this was always acurate.

 

Hmmm, well, that worked:

 

picture1qe2.jpg

 

I'll try it again...

 

Edit: Nope, still not working. =/

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Yours has an odd spacing, I will see if I can remove some spaces to see if it fixes it. Will post you a new link shortly. I will also check something else about the speed.

 

EDIT- ok try the one attached if you have a chance SABR.

 

AboutThisMac.zip

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ON MY IS NOT WORKING .....

 

I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM THAT SABR

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Yours has an odd spacing, I will see if I can remove some spaces to see if it fixes it. Will post you a new link shortly. I will also check something else about the speed.

 

EDIT- ok try the one attached if you have a chance SABR.

 

AboutThisMac.zip

 

Still doesn't work I'm afraid...

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just a couple questions, what language are you using? and when the installer runs it should echo a couple commands with your cpu info as well as if cp fails because the directory is not there. Can you tell me what it says?

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just a couple questions, what language are you using? and when the installer runs it should echo a couple commands with your cpu info as well as if cp fails because the directory is not there. Can you tell me what it says?

 

Here you go:

 

Installer_Log_13_Apr_2008.txt

 

I'm using the British English language.

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Intel® Core™2 CPU 6300@1.86GHz as you can see for whatever reason it does not like the little R and TM. Do you have these symbols in your character pallete? Maybe your character pallete got corrupted.

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Intel® Core™2 CPU 6300@1.86GHz as you can see for whatever reason it does not like the little R and TM. Do you have these symbols in your character pallete? Maybe your character pallete got corrupted.

 

I can see them as selectable text in Lazarus Long's post further up...

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Well if it is a corrupt character palette browse to /System/Library/Caches and delete the following files then reboot:

com.apple.IntlDataCache.le

com.apple.IntlDataCache.le.kbdx

com.apple.IntlDataCache.le.sbdl

com.apple.IntlDataCache.le.tecx

 

You would then need to run the installer again. As you see the 2 lines from my log below yours should look very similar.

 

Apr 13 10:51:40 eddies-macpro31 /private/tmp/scripts.jGpD/./postinstall[1342]: "Intel( R ) Core( TM )2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz"

Apr 13 10:51:40 eddies-macpro31 /private/tmp/scripts.jGpD/./postinstall[1342]: "Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8400"

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Well if it is a corrupt character palette browse to /System/Library/Caches and delete the following files then reboot:

com.apple.IntlDataCache.le

com.apple.IntlDataCache.le.kbdx

com.apple.IntlDataCache.le.sbdl

com.apple.IntlDataCache.le.tecx

 

You would then need to run the installer again.

 

Still doesn't work...

 

I used the iATKOS_v1.0ir2.iso DVD in case you were wondering... By the way, I'm very grateful for all the help you're giving me. :)

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Unfortunately I have no way of knowing if anything is missing from that release. Maybe when I finish up a few more things and have a chance to upload to my FTP I could convince you to give it a try, see if the same problem exists.

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