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  1. djsam


    do we have an HCL anymore? i can't seem to find it. i'm thinking of upgrading to an i7 and want the easiest, most compatible motherboard.
  2. a little more searching around on other forums and i found there is an update for sleepenabler.kext. replacing it restored functionality, but my system is still running about 7 degrees hotter.
  3. oops. hadn't updated my sig in awhile. i am using aserebln's booter and i had/have an edited/working DSDT.
  4. when i updated to 10.6.3 my system wouldn't reboot. i figured out that sleepenabler.kext was the problem. upon removing it, i'm back up and running. however, my system also seems to be running 5+ degrees hotter and i sleeping does not work. any suggestions?
  5. has any one gotten dragon age running. it's a port by transgaming technologies, so i think it's using a specialized version of WINE. any help would be greatly appreciated.
  6. not sure why the links are dead. i didn't post them, i found them on the helpful tools page of this forum. email me and let me know what you need and i'll try to get it to you.
  7. install the bootthink on a usb drive. use the kexts from here to place in the proper folders on the usb drive http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?4jzazmdyngm then use the dsdt from this file http://www.efixusers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=357&d=1255734722 and add it the the proper place on the usb drive. (proper places are outlined in a pdf included with the boot think drive). you should now be able to boot into your os x partition.
  8. there's a bootloader for windows for bootthink at this link. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=168500 from there you'd have to put the right kext's in the appropriate files and the dsdt for any ep45 mb should be close enough to get you limping into your leopard install.
  9. sorry, i don't have ubuntu installed on any of my hd's. i'm gonna work on it next week when i have some time off. i'll post if i figure it out.
  10. let me try to edit and put them in chronological order 1. Download these files sl kext.zip (200.0 KB, 13 views) leo.zip (1.27 MB, 19 views) bootfiles.zip (8.3 KB, 16 views)2.download bootthink from here http://rapidshare.de/files/48363962/...8_Mac.zip.html 3. the install program for boothink will guide you through. make sure you install to your usb stick not your hard drive. 4. there's a pdf included in the download that tells you where to stick all the files that you downloaded above. here's the basics. boot files -> Darwin folder root leo kexts -> Darwin/System/Library/Extensions sl kexts -> Darwin/System/LibrarySL/Extensions 5. dowload this iso http://redirectingat.com/?id=292X457...%3Fkhmtjjzgq2j 6. use disk utilities to burn a cd of the iso. 7. set your bios to boot first from usb stick, second from cd, third from hd. 8. leave the usb stick unplugged and put the cd in your drive. 9.it will boot from there, tell you to replace the boot cd with sl dvd. 10. wait till your cd drive light quits blinking. 11. press F5. your sl dvd will show up as a boot option and you use the arrow keys to select it. 12. press enter. from there it's just like a normal install. 13. you won't have full resolution gfx and sound. 14. restart your computer. 15 your bios will be reset to factory defaults and you will have to reset them one last time to the same way you had them set for your efi-x. 16. shutdown and plug in your boothink usb stick and power on. 17. wait for it, wait for it, select your hd from the boothink menu. wait for it, wait for it... you should be in snow leopard. 18. go to system preferences/sound and choose your output device. 19. have a cold beverage and enjoy your new system. 20. write a post and let us know if anything didn't work or that you're a fully satisfied customer. good luck.
  11. we have the same hardware, except i don't have dual cards. here's a guide that i wrote for another person with the same hardware. good luck and if you have any questions or get stuck, feel free to ask. all the files you need are located in the thread.\ oops, forgot to post a link to the thread. http://efixusers.com/showthread.php?t=295
  12. no guarantees on this, but my board did this just before it fried itself for good. hope your's truly is only a software issue.
  13. you could try following the directions in this thread. let me know if and where you get stuck. http://www.efixusers.com/showthread.php?t=295
  14. totally fine to edit the ram information, as far as function of your computer. the sleep issue is strange. here are my two ideas. did you update your mb bios to the latest version? if yes, then the only other thing i can think is that if you have the box checked "wake for ethernet access" that something else on your network is checking in with the mac and keeping it from going/staying asleep. other than that, i'm not sure.
  15. the link for patching your dsdt takes you to a posting on insanelymac. at the bottom of the first post is a link to the file you need, patcher02beta5.zip. for bootthink the link takes you to another post on insanely mac that has the latest version of boothink in the first post (2.3.18 currently) with installers for windows and mac. hope this helps.
  16. spooksie, i dont think people are avoiding you, but i don't see a lot of guys here with i7 system's yet, so there hasn't been a lot of testing. it's awesome that you bought a pretty cutting edge system, but that's going to kind of make you a trail blazer. the first thing to do is make sure you have the latest bios for you mb. then set it up the bios to boot first to usb, then cd, then hd. make sure ahci is on. you're going to need to use this dsdt http://www.efixusers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=225&d=1253439253 probably use this dsdt editor to patch your video card in on a windows system (it can be done in vmware) (although i'm not sure it's actually apart of the editor yet) http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=142434 then reassemble the dsdt using this software http://www.mediafire.com/?jchmtymqlmd then download boothink 2.3 from here and install it to a usb drive http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=168500 then probably use these kexts, and put them in the correct places on your bootthink drive using the pdf that's included in the bootthink download. http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?4jzazmdyngm then add your dsdt to the proper place on bootthink. again that's shown in the pdf. my suggestion would be to try using this cd to see if it will allow you to install sl directly from your dvd drive. you'll need to burn it to a cd using some type of iso burning software (diskutilites in os x will do it, isoburn is a free software for windows that will do it too) http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/lifehacker/2009/09/EP45UD3P_Snow_Leopard.zip if you get sl installed it will reset all your bios settings and you will have to reconfigure them again. finally put your usb key in and hopefully boot straight into a fully working sl.
  17. art, i'd suggest booting in verbose mode. it will let you know what's slowing you down. my system takes 52 seconds from chameleon bootloader till my google quick search box loads up in sl. the two spots in my boot that slow things down is when it get's to firewire and has to set it to fully secure because it can't read the fw settings of the mb and i have several sound assertion errors. hope this help's. good luck and keep trying! my system is now more responsive than with the efi-x module. but it's taken a month of tinkering and understanding how everything fits together, through countless trial and error sessions to get here.
  18. you should be safe to update to 10.5.7 or .8. as far as windows 7, can you boot to it using the f12 method?
  19. you might try textwrangler before you buy. i really like it.
  20. my suggestion is to pull your 280gtx and use the 9800 at first. i walked a guy through setting up bootthink 2.3 in this thread (http://www.efixusers.com/showthread.php?t=295). with the 9800 the files i uploaded there should be 98% compatible with your hardware. (but the devil's in the 2%) you might have to do a little editing of your dsdt, but you can find a plain dsdt file for your mb here http://www.efixusers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=264&d=1253820220 i used this dsdt editor to write the 9800gtx into my dsdt. if my dsdt file doesn't work fully for you. there's also a guide there on how to use it. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=142434. in my opinion you have two choices. try using the stuff i pulled together and see if it works, but you won't really understand what to do in the future. or invest some significant time learning how chameleon or bootthink, kexts, and dstd's all work together so that in the future you're less dependent on others. the problem is, if the first suggestion doesn't work, you'll be doing my second suggestion anyway. good luck and keep asking questions.
  21. the program is a script that checks the id of the cpu and writes it in the file used by about this mac. you can manually edit that file to say whatever you want. do a google search for changing "About this Mac," and you'll find where the file is stored. you have to use a text editor like textwrangler not the standard texteditor. what problem are you having with sleep? it works fine on my computer, other than the fact i have to use the power button to awaken from sleep.
  22. this should help you do what you're wanting
  23. ok, one more one last thing. i just updated my original 10.5.8 to sl. the first boot i had a little graphic's glitch (the dock wasn't showing up) i went ahead and updated to 10.6.1 and everything was fine. just didn't want you to waste a lot of time trying to figure out what was wrong.
  24. one thing i almost forgot. after the initial sl install, your bios will be reset to factory defaults and you will have to reset them one last time. once you start using the usb stick, the dsdt has this corrected and it won't happen again.
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