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Need help with GA-EP43-DS3L

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Hi,

I current have a Dell Mini 10v that has osx on it, and I really like it. Only problem is, even a simple youtube video makes it lagg - ok fair enough adobe flash has alot of issues. Anyways, I really like the system and I would love to have the power of osx on my main desktop machine.

Here are specs of my machine:

Pentium® Dual-Core CPU E5200

Mainboard Model EP43-DS3L

Northbridge Intel P45/P43/G45/G43 rev. A2

Southbridge Intel 82801JR (ICH10R) rev. 00

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT

I have search around, and used blackosx's ep45-ds3l guide too but I cannot seem to get the image to even boot, so is something wrong.

Does anyone have any ideas or experience using this mobo?

Thanks.

Thank you!

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No because I flashed the BIOS, the motherboard is now bricked it seems. I cannot seem to get to the POST screen and now I cant even get the logo and the PC constantly reboots.

Try clearing the CMOS...

Get your MOBO manual and find the jumper to reset the CMOS...

Maybe it works...

You made the update by windows or flash utility ???

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Try clearing the CMOS...

Get your MOBO manual and find the jumper to reset the CMOS...

Maybe it works...

You made the update by windows or flash utility ???

Hi! dw about it, I fixed the bios, there is two pins on my mobo to clear the cmos. Ok what would you like me to try now?

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Hi! dw about it, I fixed the bios, there is two pins on my mobo to clear the cmos. Ok what would you like me to try now?

Any news about booting from CD/DVD ???

Or USB ???

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Any news about booting from CD/DVD ???

Or USB ???

You dont seem to understand me :P I can boot from DVD's now, because I tested it with iAtkos v7, however the darwin bootloader does not work. The Hackboot CD to be exact.

It says

/

reading ramdisk image bt(0,0)/Extras/Preboot.dmg

no ramdisk config....

mounting: done

\.. <-- this is where the cursor blinks, and it hangs.

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You dont seem to understand me :P I can boot from DVD's now, because I tested it with iAtkos v7, however the darwin bootloader does not work. The Hackboot CD to be exact.

It says

Sorry, for my persistence...

Try burning another disk with HackBoot, but burn the disk with the slowest speed as possible...

You also may try another bootloader, for example TonyMac`s iBoot and follow the same thread for install...

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Why dont you give it a try to Nawcom ModUSB, its a very easy and comprehensive usb retail method. dont know why you are running into troubles... your board is 100% compatible.

Preparing the nawcom ModUSB:

- You will need:

1. the retail snow leopard DVD

2. a pendrive / external HD 8gb+

- Prepare the USB

1. format your pendrive / external HD to Mac OS Extended Journaled

2. Restore the retail DVD to the pendrive / external HD (with disk utility)

3. download and run the ModUSB, an tell the installer to install it on your pendrive / external HD that you just restored with the retail dvd.

now you should have your pendrive / external HD ready to install.

installation.

1. set your bios to AHCI mode. save settings and restart.

2. plug you pendrive / external HD and boot from it.

it will load for a while, then the installation procedure will come up just follow instructions. it will automatically detect your hardware and select the kexts you'll need, only deselect the VoooDooHDA. and add the ElliotForceLegacyRTC.kext to avoid the bios loose your configuration.

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Once installed download the DSDT Auto-Patcher, and select your board model and patch it. it will create a file named DSDT.aml, put it on your /Extra folder, restart. and you should be done.

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