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  1. Each code box is a single command and should be entered one a a time rather than a line at a time. Each box contains a single line, it is just wrapped to fit in the box. Copy and paste the entire contents of each box at a time. Hope this helps.
  2. I recently installed Snow Leopard on my AMD hackintosh with 8gb RAM but found that if I booted without limiting my RAM to 4gb (with "maxmem=4096") 32bit apps such as Google Chrome would crash as soon as I clicked the icon with the message "APP NAME has quit unexpectedly" After literally weeks of searching I have finally solved the problem so thought that I would post a guide here. First of all you will need to download the "AMD INSN Patcher" which is available from here (osx86.net) or here (original source) and extract the zip file to somewhere, I simply put it on the desktop. Then open a terminal and change to the directory that contains the files from the zip (if on desktop, type cd Desktop/amd_insn_patcher/) Now enter the following commands pressing enter after each one and entering your password if prompted: sudo ./amd_insn_patcher /System/Library/QuickTime/QuickTimeComponents.component/Contents/MacOS/QuickTimeComponents /System/Library/QuickTime/QuickTimeComponents.component/Contents/MacOS/QuickTimeComponents sudo ./amd_insn_patcher /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib sudo ./amd_insn_patcher /usr/lib/dyld /usr/lib/dyld Once you have done this reboot the system without limiting the RAM with "maxmem." All your RAM should be recognised and 32bit apps will now work! I hope this helps.
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    This program is used to patch AMD systems to allow 32bit only apps to run when the system has more than 4gb RAM allocated. I have also created a tutorial here. I did not create this program but it helped me solve my problem so thought I would share it here.
  4. Hi, I finally have my hackintosh working except for the fact that I have to boot with "maxmem=4096" or else 32bit apps quit on startup. Does anyone have a solution to this? I'm currently booting with the following flags: "arch=i386 maxmem=4096 busratio=20 -f -force64" Specs: AMD FX-8150 @ 4.0GHz 8gb G-Skill Ripjaws X RAM Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 NVidia GeForce GT210 (Tempoary until I can get my 560ti working under OSX)
  5. Okay, just made a bit progress. I accidentally booted Mac OS with the drive set to "Native IDE" instead of "AHCI" and it boots with all 8 cores active if I don't specify "cpus=" However I now can't use "maxmem=6144" instead I have to go down to 2gb RAM, if I don't, 32bit apps like chrome don't open - I'll keep fiddling to see what I can do.
  6. Okay, Finally got the update to 10.6.8 to work and now it recognises my ram as 1600MHz which is correct (Before it was detected as 800MHz DDR2) but I still have to limit the RAM to 6gb to prevent apps such as Chrome from crashing and I still need to use "cpus=1" to prevent "Still waiting for root device" and as before activity monitor only shows one core and when I open the usage history it shows 8 cores but only one ever gets usage even when running intensive tasks. Any more ideas? Here is a screenshot of the Activity Monitor, System Profiler and CPU-X:
  7. I previously tried upgrading to both 10.6.7 and 10.6.8 but both times it resulted in causing the system to kernel panic on boot resulting in me having to reinstall the OS
  8. Ahh, do I just need to wait for an updated kernel that supports my CPU?
  9. Just ran geekbench and it still only uses 1 core and gives a low score in the 3000s
  10. Ahh, in activity monitor it only shows one graph. If I double click the graph another window appears with 8 but no matter what I do only the top one shows any activity. If I run CPUx it shows 1 core with 8 threads where it should show 8 cores, 8 threads.
  11. Ahh, sorry for not explaining properly. I already have "cpus=1" in the com.apple.boot.plist file but then it limits my 8 core CPU to 1 core which has a big impact on performance I want to be able to boot without needing this flag anywhere so I can use all 8 cores.
  12. I'm already using those flags, I'm trying to work out how to boot without having to use "cpus=1"
  13. Hi, I finally have my hackintosh working but I can only boot with "cpus=1." If I don't, I get the dreaded "Still Waiting for Root Device" message. I have tried cpus=1, cpus=2... all the way up to cpus=8 but I still get the same problem. System Specs: AMD FX-8150 @ 4.0GHz Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 8gb DDR3 G-Skill Ripjaws X (Booting with "maxmem=6144") 1tb Western Digital Green as OSX Drive 60gb Corsair SSD for Windows 2x 1tb in RAID 1 (Storage for Windows) Sony Optiatc DVD-RW nVidia GeForce 210 512mb (PNY) Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is the final thing that needs done to complete my first hackintosh!
  14. Just to say that I now have 1920x1200. I added an EFI string, patched some kexts and set graphicsenabler to yes - I still need to get QE/QI working but I'm backing up my PC before I attempt this
  15. Hi, I've finally got my hackintosh booting to the desktop through chameleon (EasyEFI) at a resolution of 1280x1024 (My monitor's native is 1920x1200). I tried making an EFI String through OSX86Tools using "Custom GeForce..." -> "nVidia GeForce 210" -> "512mb" -> "DVI-I / VGA". After adding this to my com.apple.plist file when I boot the PC, it proceeds through the boot as normal until it hits the line ("NTFS volume name Boot, version 3.1."), normally it would enter the GUI after hitting this line but instead the PC simply reboots. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance
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