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MacMan Build - GA-X58A-UD3R - i7-930 - HD 5770 Updated

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Hello Stork / MacMan,

he is probably looking for:

a.) an Upgrade Guide for the X58A from 10.7.x or 10.6.x to 10.8.2+
b.) an Installation Guide from fresh for the X58A to install 10.8.2+
... containing:
  • BIOS Settings
  • Installation/upgrade Infos
  • Multibeast Options
  • List of what-does-not-work (for instance, sleep maybe or power management, etc)
  • Workarounds

At least - I am looking for exactly that.

Where I am:


  • Current Setup: Latest 10.7.5 running. Upgraded from 10.6.x back in time.
  • Want to do: Fresh install (Directly install 10.8.2)
  • Software: I have got 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8
  • Hardware:
    • Gigabyte-GA-X85A-UD3R-Rev2.0-FF (i7 960)
    • Sapphire Radeon AMD/ATI HD 5850 Extreme 1GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort DeviceID 0x6889
    • SONY NEC Optiarc AD-7260S DVD RW
    • 2x Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 64MB Cache SATAII (somehow feels VERY slow currently in 10.7.x - Maybe an alignment issue but don't know how to fix it)

p.s.: Would you recommend Samsung SSD 840 Pro Series 256GB MZ-7PD256BW or Crucial m4 SSD 256GB, 2.5" CT256M4SSD2?
 

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Follow the UniBeast Installation Guide using the latest UniBeast 1.6.x, the latest MultiBeast for Mountain Lion and the latest Mt Lion Installation app from the Apple Mac App Store.

I favor the SanDisk Extreme SSD line. However, the Samsung 830 or 840 Pro are good units. (The Samsung 840 is in the same class as OCZ Aligity.) Do your research, though. I like to use Anandtech.com and Tom's Hardware sites for reviews.
 
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Follow the UniBeast Installation Guide using the latest UniBeast 1.6.x, the latest MultiBeast for Mountain Lion and the latest Mt Lion Installation app from the Apple Mac App Store.

I favor the SanDisk Extreme SSD line. However, the Samsung 830 or 840 Pro are good units. (The Samsung 840 is in the same class as OCZ Aligity.) Do your research, though. I like to use Anandtech.com and Tom's Hardware sites for reviews.
MacMan / Stork and others...

I know this is an older thread and may not be anyone watching...

For the life of me, i cannot get anything newer than 10.6.8 on my machine. It's served me well the last 5 years, but I've been trying to update to El Capitan (I believe that's the highest we can go to from SL).

I get errors trying to install Mt Lion as well as Capitan.

I have screen shots in the El Capitan thread. No replies yet.
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/x58-and-os-x-el-capitan-x58a-ud3r.173825/page-42

Thanks.

~Eric
 
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