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  1. adrianjgsmith

    Why NVIDIA over ATI GPUs?

    I'm about to gut my original hack today, to swap out the CPU, motherboard and case (to a Gigabyte Z77MX-d3h TH, i7-3770k and Bitfenix Prodigy M). Further down the line, I'm going to need to swap out my graphics as the HD 6850 I'm running is getting a little long in the tooth. Looking at the...
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    HDx000 with dedicated GPU video editing configuration

    I'm running a system with dual graphics: HD3000 and a Radeon 6850. I need the HD3000 to drive the displays, whilst having OS X see the Radeon GPU as the primary graphics card. The reason for this is that for working in Davinci Resolve I need the monitors connected to the HD3000 to run the GUI...
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    Multibeast Install Failed (5.2.1) - Chimera 2.0 related?

    I couldn't wait for the newest version of Multibeast to fix my iMessage issues, so I went ahead last night and updated Chimera 2.0 via the standalone installer. Today I wanted to add in the FakeSMC plugins from Multibeast 5.2.1, but every time I try to install it fails: the kexts never show...
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    PCI Express to Expresscard adapter

    I'm running out of PCI Express slots on my motherboard, and can foresee needing connectivity for eSATA (since my flatmate wrecked the one built into my motherboard), USB 3.0 (since the current Multibeast kext hasn't ironed out all the issues for my built in Etron ports) and Firewire. The last...
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    USB 3.0 random disconnects

    I've done a clean install of Lion today, looking to get my USB 3.0 Superspeed ports up and running. Ran Multibeast and included the kext for USB 3.0 support, but whilst system profiler recognises the ports, and my drives mount, they are continually being disconnected, seemingly quite randomly...
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    Reinstalling Lion, retaining user and applications

    I want to reinstall Lion for a few reasons, as I've got a few gremlins lurking around in my Extensions folder, and there's now a custom DSDT for my motherboard BIOS version. But I don't really want to have to reset all my user account settings and applications. Reinstalling using Unibeast is...
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    Kernel Panic during 10.6.8 update

    Righto, I'm trundling my way through the iBoot + Multibeast method. However every time I get to step 7 (updating Snow Leopard to 10.6.8) I get a kernel panic towards the end of the update. It's just happened for a 2nd time and both times corrupted the Snow Leopard install so I have to go back to...
  8. adrianjgsmith

    New install... When do I iron out the creases?

    Right, I've now built the hackintosh (my first). She's sitting next to me with the BIOS primed and ready to go. I'm picking up the Snow Leopard disk tomorrow and, after iBoot + MultiBeast, plan to go straight on to Lion. My question is, do I just get Snow Leopard up and running and then move...
  9. adrianjgsmith

    Graphics Card Manufacturers

    I've been looking at fitting my Hackintosh build with a Radeon HD 5770 as per current Mac Pros, but notice the CustoMac builds, being more up to date, have newer cards. The Radeon 6850 appeals given it's about the same price, but the Gigabyte version in the CustoMac builds is trickier to get a...
  10. adrianjgsmith

    Another Hackintosh build for a once over...

    I've been meaning to build a Hackintosh for video editing and graphics compositing for the best part of a year now. Since my Macbook Pro's blown its logic board and is off being repaired, it's time I go ahead and do it. But before I do, will all of this work? I'd be starting with Snow Leopard...
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