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10/7/08 10:24:40 PM

So just a heads up, I'm running a hackintosh on 10.5.2, I put my HD4870 in and surprisingly enough it booted with no issues at all.

The downside it seems is that even if I stipulate what resolution I want at the boot loader it automatically defaults to 1024x768 =( I'm using ATi Atombios for what it's worth, and I'm using the HD3870 kexts.

I'll play around with a few options, and see if I can't get something booted up at a higher res

EDIT: So I played around with the graphics mode on boot

"Graphics Mode"="1680x1050@60" gave me 1480x1050.

Now this may not be the perfect solution for all, but so far as I'm concerned I only want the expose effects, and etc which seem to be working. As far as 3D Performance goes I have windows for that.

Now I just need to get my NIC drivers installed and everything should be fine

Edited by noobmelater: 10/7/2008 10:40:22 PM


10/7/08 11:11:29 PM

Hi guys, Just a quick post here to say my Hackintosh is up and running I'm posting this from safari on 10.5.2... and for some proof

uname -a
Darwin mac-pro.local 9.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.0: Sun Mar 2 00:11:08 SCT 2008; made by ToH:xnu-1228/BUILD/obj/RELEASE_I386 i386

Edited by noobmelater: 10/7/2008 11:13:05 PM


11/7/08 12:50:14 AM

So basically your running with no QE/CI i define that as hardly working. vesa mode ftl.

EDIT: Get a hold of 10.6 if you can, there's apparently reference to R770 in the kexts in which case 4800 series users will be in luck.

Edited by PC FREAK: 11/7/2008 12:51:22 AM

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11/7/08 8:54:07 AM

Theres references to RV770's since 10.5.2 or at least in the developer kit sent to ATi that's really nothing new.

From the point of OS X as a desktop I don't really mind. What am I really going to gain with quartz extreme?

It's not like I have any intention at all of gaming on it


30/7/08 9:53:41 PM

I think Snow Leopard (10.6) should have better support for new cards. It's kinda expected really.

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