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  1. Yay or nay? Interested in upgrading to one of those one day... My rig is mainly for gaming in Windows, but it would be nice if it didn't bork the Mac side. Hoping for x55/Lynfield compatibility as well - all for the future of course. Right now, I don't see myself moving from my current P45/Q9550/GTX260 rig for a while (except for the video card, since that is a significant jump in performance).
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    geforce 260 gtx

    The thing is, I don't have any games to test on SL. Mine also says 512MB, but I'm thinking that's just purely cosmetic, much like how SL cannot detect the CPU correctly. Of course, the 260 does perform as it should - in Windows. Not sure how one would measure the performance in SL.
  3. I'd like to learn how all this stuff works - DSDT, kexts, the apple.boot.com.plist, etc etc. How do they all work together? I'm sure a lot of people would like to know as well. I'm a PC/Windows enthusiast, so following technical stuff comes very natrual to me, especially when something grabs my attention. I've done a lot of searching, but I just get bits of information here and there, and all assume you know stuff is, and only cover the small scope of the topic at hand. I checked out the Guides and Tutorials area, and it's more for people who just want to get this stuff working, and not much else. I guess I want to learn this stuff because I know I won't be sticking with the exact same hardware configuration forever! Thanks in advance, everyone.
  4. I guess the advantages under the Snow Leopard are faster GUI, benefits programs that uses the GPU for general computing (doesn't a lot of the popular video editing programs take advantage of that now, like Premiere, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro?). Other than that, it's mostly for Windows games. I don't know about you guys, but I use Windows as my primary OS still. The Mac side is for fun and learning, so I would still like the GTX260 to work under that environment. If I were to build a dedicated hackintosh, I wouldn't spend so much on the GTX260, and just go for the cheapest card that SL supports.
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    geforce 260 gtx

    I forgot about that. You're right. One thing nice about Chameleon is that you can customize it with your own kexts and dsdt files. And I love the fact that it will load them from it's own Extras folder, so you can leave your installed copy of SL on the HDD alone. EFIX is read-only and masked from the general public, so it's whatever EFIX puts in there stays. So unless EFIX updates it with files that'll work with SL, we're out of luck. It's technically possible, but ASEM are just being jackasses. So short answer - use Chameleon. The GTX260 just plain works under SL without anything special.
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    FakeSMC V2 released

    @ShadowX: So I should be okay, right? The fakesmc.kext is probably the older version, not this one? Would it be safe or better for me to replace it with v2? Any advantages like better stability? Boy, I love the fact they made it easier, but it takes a lot out of the discovery/learning process of how a hackintosh works!
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    geforce 260 gtx

    No, I'm using the Chameleon bootloader on a USB flash drive. The guide basically got me to backup the SL DVD, then restored it to the USB drive and make it bootable using Chameleon. Then boot off the USB drive and install SL. Once you're done, you can just leave the USB drive in to boot to SL on the HDD. However, I guess if you want to continue using EFIX, you can try plugging that back in and removing the Chameleon USB drive. I think the issue with the EFIX and SL is just that it does not boot the SL DVD. I don't see any reason why the EFIX wouldn't boot off a HDD that already have SL installed, though. But at the same time, if you already did all the work to make a Chameleon boot drive to install SL, you've already defeated the purpose of having an EFIX, since the Chameleon boot drive does the same thing as EFIX after the install is finished. I guess the only reason to keep using the EFIX is for people who already bought one and don't want to feel like they spent money on something that will be a light paper weight (oxymoron, no?)
  8. I followed the steps on Lifehacker's guide to installing SL, and while they have a 8800GT, I had a GTX260. I wasn't expecting it to work, but it worked great! I do believe SL does support the GTX260 naively. No need to mess with the video card's firmware either. I wonder if this means MacPro users running SL can use an off-the-shelf GTX2xx series card now.
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    FakeSMC V2 released

    I'm not near my precious hackintosh right now, but I followed this guide: http://lifehacker.com/5351485/how-to-build-a-hackintosh-with-snow-leopard-start-to-finish I have a EP45-UD3R and a GTX260. Everything just seems to work! I wonder if the guide used packages that included this, or maybe it's in the Extras archive file that they instructed us to download and unzip into the USB flash drive. I use the USB flash drive boot method so I don't have to install the loader on the HDD.
  10. Will it work for both 64-bit and 32-bit Windows 7? I kinda like the registry setting because there's less things running. It sounds like the AppleTime fix is a service that "doesn't respond like a service" (according to the link). Not sure what that means, so I'll stick with the registry setting for now. it works, though!
  11. Sticky, please! Awesome info esp for people who don't read C.
  12. This guide was the one that worked for me. They are only missing one step: you have to scan the dmg file before restoring or you get a message telling you to do so and not let you go to the next step. I have no idea how to do that until I googled it. Other than that, great guide!
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    FakeSMC V2 released

    So for those who are booting into OSX already, they wouldn't need this then? Mostly for people who aren't using hardware that's already deemed compatible (ex: Gigabyte mobos, etc). Sorry, I know I'm asking alot of Qs. Just want to make sure I don't run into any problems in the future!
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    FakeSMC V2 released

    I haven't had a problem so far. What issues would I face if I didn't install this?
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    FakeSMC V2 released

    Sorry - noob Q here: What is FakeSMC, and what does it do?
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