When I run the Benchmark the bottom half of the screen is fuzzy and in lines; see below although this captured it without the lines, it flickers and changes, however the top half is always there; I doubt this is normal, any thoughts?
I had a similar issues when I first built my Hack, but it would only take 2-4mins then everything was fine. My issues was caused when installing the Realtek Audio Drivers from MultiBeast. In the end this was solved by creating an edited DSDT. That probably doesn't help as yours was working and...
I haven't installed any drivers, I haven't need to as of yet. I am running as MacMini 5,1
Part of me is tempted to try MacPro 5,1 but at the same time I think, it isn't broken so...... Problem is though I like to mess with things, I am never satisfied, its fun.... until of course I can't fix...
:clap: woop. good find and glad its finally all working for you. Those seem like some good benches. What test did you run with luxmark? I tried it and I get shocking scores in comparison to yours. I downloaded it, opened it and it just ran automatically?
That pesky AppleTyMCEDriver.kext. That's...
In org.boot.chameleon.plist add the following;
and in Extra\Themes\Default\theme.plist add the following;
A little random but is the onboard sound turned on in the BIOS Integrated Peripherals?
Also add a debug command to your boot up arguments, debug=0x100 this helped me when I was having issues with my 690 as it would dump the error msg on the screen when the screen blanked.
That plist file is where any boot arguments you needed to boot would go once you confirm they work. So for the time being don't put any in there as they may cause more harm than good. I would now go back and use UniBeast USB to boot and try using different flags again;
I went from a old school nVidia card to a new 6xx series and went from;
Not sure if that really helps but...... :-)
Can you boot with -f or -x ?
As you know getting stuck at "PCI configuration begin" is usually a combination or npci=0x3000 and PCIRootUID=1/0 so maybe boot in -s and clear contents of; /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches
If I were you, I'd start over, it doesn't take long and will be easier to determine where the issue occurs.
1. Remove GFX Card, setup with on board GFX to start.
2. When you get to MultiBeast stage, install 1 item at a time.
3. When you booted this time did you do so with the UniBeast stick...
1. Remove GFX Card.
2. Go here and download the BIOS for your motherboard. Install BIOS.
3. Load optimised defaults.
4. Ensure HDD are set to AHCI mode.
5. Install with UniBeast USB following this guide carefully! You may require GraphicsEnabler=No.
Yes that's correct. It will also probably stop sleep/wake working. I'd use it as a temporary fix whilst you look for a better solution. It's located in System\Library\Extensions. Ensure you repair permissions before you reboot. This can be done from Disk Utility.
Boot using -s then type; sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/
this will delete the contents of this folder and force the system to reload the kexts it needs to boot. Try this first, after that we can try deleting the Extra folder possibly.
Reinstalling ML will not delete any of you files, unless you do format of course. However it is very peculiar that you cannot boot with any arguments. Can you get to a command line startup? To try this boot with -s
Have you tried booting with the UniBeast USB?
Have you purchased these parts individually or as a complete machine? I would suggest that it's not the best choice of components for a Hackintosh....
what boot flags did you use to install mountain lion with the USB?