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    Update on Gigabyte P55 User Builds

    Hi: For your SSD upgrade did you pair it with a SATA III controller card. If so, is there a verification of the SATA III 6GB (or 5.5GB)/s speed?
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    Apple Intros New System Font 'San Francisco' with OS X 10.11 El Capitan

    Yes, the Input replacement for the system font is a definite improvement. Thanks
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    PCI-e to SATA Controller Card for Mac 10.9.2 (ASM1061 vs Marvell 88 SE 9215)

    It's not just about whether the card "works" - recognizes SSDs, but whether one is getting 6 GB/s speeds. See review "This card is incapable of reaching SATA-3 speeds - read on" here: === begin tech support...
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    What Monitor or Display Do You Use?

    2 x HP 2711 (27") purchased from NewEgg, Feb 2013 around $180 ea. (These were listed as discontinued/refurbished - HP label was removed, but internally all the HP info was present and no "mileage" on the backlight - O hrs. They have both worked perfectly.
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    OS X 10.8.4 Update

    Creative/SB Audigy 2 pci sound card continues to work with 10.8.4. See prior post for card driver: Note: mic' doesn't work, but didn't on 10.8.3. Driver is not for X-Fi cards.
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    Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio problem

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    Working Audio on Mtn Lion (10.8.3) with Creative Audigy 2 card

    I posted on 30April ( about problems following a working audio installation (Realtek ALC889) on Mtn Lion 10.8.3 I gave up on using onboard audio; retrieved from my...
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    Mtn Lion audio installed (ALC889) but then "beach ball of death" in Sys Pref

    Greetings: I have Mtn Lion (10.8.3) installed using Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 MB [rev1.0 (bios F9)] ALC889 I started with 10.8.2, but for both 8.2/8.3 I have had audio working using a DSDT and MultiBeast. However, for each, the console reports the following (10.8.3 /MB 5.3) Apr 29...
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    MultiBeast 5.3 Update

    Article: MultiBeast 5.3 Update 1. Not necessary MB is a utility not an OS 2. Must be on the Mtn Lion partition; it's a bootloader
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    OS X 10.8.3 Update

    Article: OS X 10.8.3 Update Missing installer log attached
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    OS X 10.8.3 Update

    Article: OS X 10.8.3 Update Install Failed _ "sort of" Greetings: I performed a 10.8.3 combo update from 10.8.2. The message said "Installation Failed" but "About My Mac" has the following after reboot: System Version: OS X 10.8.3 (12D78) Kernel Version: Darwin 12.3.0 Before...
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    Compiler errors for unedited (by me) DSDT - DSDT-GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3-F9.aml

    Thanks. DSDT for my MB attached
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    Compiler errors for unedited (by me) DSDT - DSDT-GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3-F9.aml

    Before attempting to edit the DSDT for my Gigabyte MB so audio would work in Mountain Lion, I loaded the DSDT - DSDT-GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3-F9.aml - into the DSDT editor (from and attempted to compile. This resulted in the following errors (+ 1 remark) Lines 2926 Warning...
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    Apple issues OS X 10.8.2 and 10.7.5 Supplemental Updates

    Well, I went from barely moving in Time Machine to 10-12 min a gigabyte for a 16 gigabyte system partition-only backup. So, I guess that would be considered an improvement. But then again I cloned the whole partition with CCC in < 5 min. 10.7.5 i3 / 8 GB
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    Mac OS X 10.7.5 Update

    Article: Mac OS X 10.7.5 Update Used sudo mdutil -a -i off to turn it off Relevant result returned: Volumes/Hack-Data-Bckup: [My backup volume] Indexing and searching disabled. /Volumes/Hack-Data-Bckup/Backups.backupdb: Indexing enabled. So...
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    Mac OS X 10.7.5 Update

    Article: Mac OS X 10.7.5 Update Same problem with Time Machine - barely works. Used Carbon Copy Cloner so I would have something backed up
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    Mac OS X 10.7.5 Update

    System: Gigabyte P55M-UD2 (1156 i5 760) Intel 5 Series/3400 chipset Gigabyte Fermi 450 Audio ID: 887 Under 10.7.4 I had working audio Copied 10.7.4 AppleHDA.kext (v2.1.7) and AudioAUUC.kext (v1.59) to a separate partition Installed combo update 10.7.5...
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    n00b Qs: check shopping list; need cables? I'm assuming the EFI BIOS eliminates the requirement for a DSDT - since there isn't one available (see For reviews of Z77 chipset Gigabyte MBs see...
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    n00b Qs: check shopping list; need cables?

    If you're going to buy from NewEgg - and I'm in no way suggesting that you shouldn't - then read the product feedback from previous buyers - particularly Gigabyte MBs. Sure, some buyers may appear to not know what they are doing - so the complaints may be unwarranted - but others are...
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    [Radeon 6xxx] White Screen of Death During Install Fix!

    See the first post Prepare the USB, delete the kext BEFORE the Mtn Lion USB boot.