Contribute
Register

HELP Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 vs GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3

Joined
Aug 12, 2012
Messages
4
Motherboard
budget mac
CPU
core i3-2105
Graphics
HD3000
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Hi All.

I thought I followed Tonymac's buyers guide for the budget build customac to the tee.

Can't get past the apple logo with the spinning wheel.

I realized I bought the Z68A-D3H-B3 instead of the Z68MA-D2H-B3 as recommended by Tonymac.

Can I use this board or do I need the Z68MA.

If so, what do I need to do to it. I'm brand new at this.

Thanks.

Sorry, Trying to install ML 10.8 using unibeast
 
Joined
Aug 12, 2012
Messages
4
Motherboard
budget mac
CPU
core i3-2105
Graphics
HD3000
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
HELP GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 can't reach install

Thank you for the feedback.

I followed the build guide for the budget build exactly

Gigabyte GA-z68MA-D2H-B3
Intel Core i3-2105 cpu
8GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 RAM

Already had a case and power supply (450W)

Used a friend's MAC and downloaded Mountain Lion OS X and Unibeast for Mountain Lion 1.5.3

Followed the instructions for creating a bootable USB

I get to the boot screen OK. Have tried gaphicsenabler=no, -x, -v, -f, PCIRootUID=0

I always get to the white screen with the apple and it just spins. Can't get to the install screen.

Any Suggestions. I don't give up easy.
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2011
Messages
3,546
Motherboard
ASUS P5Q
CPU
Q8200
Graphics
HD 5750
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Are you using the HDMI port or the DVI? VGA is not working.

Try to boot with GraphicsEnabler=No.
 
Joined
Aug 12, 2012
Messages
4
Motherboard
budget mac
CPU
core i3-2105
Graphics
HD3000
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
I'm using the VGA port. Tried graphicsenabler=no.

Are you saying the VGA will not work.

I can try the DVI port with an adapter. Or get a new monitor maybe?
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2011
Messages
3,546
Motherboard
ASUS P5Q
CPU
Q8200
Graphics
HD 5750
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Try it out with an adapter. I guess it's cheaper...:confused::mrgreen:
 
Joined
Aug 12, 2012
Messages
4
Motherboard
budget mac
CPU
core i3-2105
Graphics
HD3000
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
I made it to the install. Made a new bootable USB but chose GUID instead of MBR when I formatted it.

Now let's see if I can get through the rest of it.

Fingers crossed.
 
Joined
Jun 23, 2011
Messages
83
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H
CPU
i3-2100
Graphics
GT 210
I made it to the install. Made a new bootable USB but chose GUID instead of MBR when I formatted it.

Now let's see if I can get through the rest of it.

Fingers crossed.

Yeah I had to install via dvi and then after I got it up and running I used HDMI cable for my mobo and monitor.
 
Top