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  1. nzalog

    What was your primary reason for building a hackintosh?

    I've always been into tech and knew it would end up being my career, I was also about 99% on the windows platform. So when MS released Vista it scared the crap out of me because I felt like I had all my eggs in a sinking ship. Build my first hackintosh and since then I've actually bought two of...
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    Install Bootloader and Extra to EFI Partition

    One thing I used to do was put the bootloader onto a usb drive and leave the OS drive as vanilla as possible. It made it easy to move a drive between multiple hackintoshes and it would boot on all of them. I believe there was also some trick I used to hide the usb drive from the OS but I forget...
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    Liquid CPU Cooler....worth it?

    Nope I absolutely agree... Was kind of surprised how many people were promoting water cooling. I can run my noctua d14 fanless on my ivybridge 3770 and I don't have to worry about anything failing. No pump to fail, no chance for leaks and no fan either. I will mention it is not overclock, but...
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    OS X 10.8.3 and NVIDIA 6xx OpenCL Benchmarks

    What actually takes advantage of open cl in ML?
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    CustoMac Mini 2012 in a Macintosh SE casing

    I really love the micro ITX platform. Wish I learned about it a bit sooner, now all my computers are running the latest ivy bridge processors and z77 motherboards. I would feel really wasteful buying a new case and motherboard just to have a smaller MicroITX computer.
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    WHY OS X over Windows 7?

    The Hackintosh is pretty stable once you get it going. Then the only thing you have to be wary of are the updates. One trick I used was carbon copy cloner and an extra 120gb laptop drive I kept in my system. I would do a full system drive backup right before the update which allowed me to do a...
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    Welcome to the new!

    ML is live....!
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    Flashing white and black screen after Apple Logo

    First thing I'd try is graphicsenabler=no.
  9. nzalog

    Guide for installing Lion on GA-Z77X-UD5H

    You are something special... :wtf: You ever think he already had an existing processor and it was not his idea? Either way that shouldn't matter. He made the thread, he could be running a ****ing 286 sx and if it doesn't work then just say it doesn't but at least be correct about what you say...
  10. nzalog

    create bootable usb from iPad

    If you get that to work I think it will be more impressive than a hackintosh.
  11. nzalog

    Guide for installing Lion on GA-Z77X-UD5H

    That is the point if this forum is to get help with Lion. If a kernel works with a CPU and the rest of the hardware works even on another build, there is a very good chance you can get it working. Buying a new CPU is not the solution, so if you don't know then you don't know... it's that simple...
  12. nzalog

    HDD not recognized in install - IVY BRIDGE Lion

    Tomtom is right, make sure that the base installer you are installing from is 10.7.4. I've heard that people running the new ivy bridge stuff won't be able to see their sata drives if they don't use the latest installer.
  13. nzalog

    I am seeking some advice on a Dual boot system

    MS has a utility that lets you make a USB drive into a windows installer. As far as OSX I believe you can restore an USB drive with the InstallESD.DMG file directly and to keep it simple have a separate unibeast...
  14. nzalog

    Guide for installing Lion on GA-Z77X-UD5H

    If you don't know how to get it working then don't reply, no one is expecting everyone to know how to get every hardware combo working. Let people that have some experience with it that hardware combo chime in instead. All I got from your posts was he should buy a new processors, that hd3000 is...
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    Lion Hackintosh won't boot with second HDD installed

    I think the easiest fix would be to swap the sata ports the two drives are on, you can also try swapping around the boot order but I'm not sure that boot order changes your disk numbers or not. Either try the boot order or swap cables. But I think the cables is the best solution because if you...
  16. nzalog

    Thank Tonymac and everyone else for all your hard work!

    Just wanted to say thank you to this awesome community. I made my first hackintosh around 2007 and have had one around ever since. I finally took a big leap and bought my first MacBook Air and I don't think I'd ever even consider it if I didn't build and use a hackintosh. Anyways thanks for...
  17. nzalog

    Chimera hangs with External USB Disk

    I actually run chimera from a USB thumb drive and always boot from USB so... no it should not be a known issue.
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    Move OS X Lion From 1TB HDD To SSD Using Time Machine?

    Just to clarify. After carbon copy is done, don't reboot just run the chimera installer and change the install location to the SSD drive. You should then be able to boot from the SSD directly without any need to use iBoot or rBoot.
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    Is a BIOS downgrade necessary?? Intel DX58SO

    DSDTs are different for different firmware so I am assume it's very likely that's what is causing your KP's. Look around for a DSDT for the newer firmware version and if you can't find it get the newest firmware version you can find and downgrade to that version.
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    Noob question

    At boot when you see os selection, you can either arrow down for the menu with options like verbose or you can just start typing boot flags and you should see it typing at the bottom. It won't start booting the selected OS until you hit enter...