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  1. I've got an old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. I installed Yosemite 10.10 via Yosemite Zone onto an AMD Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H Rev.1.3 w/Phenom X4 CPU. This install was problematic, I didn't get much working yet, no WIFI (have Netgear WN3111B 802.11n Broadcom WIFI), no sound, no boot from HD boot loader, only USB Yosemite Zone boot loader. This was updated to 10.10.1, but it's a difficult situation. I cloned this problematic AMD desktop installation onto a laptop internal HD and changed the kernel, DSDT.aml, SMBIOS.plist, and a few other minor things, and attempted to boot this installed Yosemite System on the old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop w/Intel x3100 graphics. To my great surprise, it booted fine. I found a download for some 64-bit kexts for the old Intel x3100 graphics, which I assumed would never work or give acceleration, and during the verbose startup dialog, I always see the x3100 driver panic, but somehow it later seems to reload, and is shown loaded by kextstat, and better yet, every test I've done seems to indicate I have full graphics acceleration on an old x3100 under 10.10.1 which seems unbelievable and incredible to me. Before these 64-bit kexts the x3100 only recognized as 4mb, and there was no acceleration. Now it's perfect recognized at 144mb, with full acceleration seemingly. AFAIK everything seems to work on this Inspiron 1525 with the exception of iMessage. The trackpad is slightly fidgety, but works. Sound is a little low volume, but not too quiet. Everything just works, probably the best of any version of OS X I've installed on this laptop, including 10.6.8, 10.7.5, and 10.8.5. I assumed 10.8.5 was "the end" because I used MLPostFactor for the 32-bit compatible x3100 acceleration, and assumed I'd NEVER see a working 64-bit driver for the x3100 under either Mavericks 10.9 or Yosemite 10.10. I am amazed. PROBLEM: can't get a HD-installed boot loader to work. I've tried several combinations. Right now I've got one HD formatted MBR w/ Chameleon from Yosemite Zone 10.10 USB installer. This will load the Chameleon boot loader graphically, but the boot never completes, it stalls hard after the verbose leaves but before the desktop screen appears. If I use the Chameleon textual on the Yosemite Zone USB installer, which always shows as a textual rather than graphical, it will always boot fine without any problems or errors. The same Chameleon version from the HD stalls every time. I've also got an identically cloned GUID HD with Clover installed. Almost same problem, only Clover never even loads, the HD is completely invisible to the laptop unless booted from the Yosemite Zone 10.10 USB stick w/Chameleon textual. Only then the HD is recognized, and will boot normally. Perhaps I need MBR w/Clover? So the problem is: I can clone this WORKING System onto ANY HD, and I can format the drive any way (MBR or GUID), and I can install any boot loader (Chameleon Standard, Chameleon EFI, Clover Standard, Clover EFI), but I NEED to be able to boot without using the boot loader from the USB stick. What format should I use for the HD (MBR or GUID)? What boot loader, I'm leaning toward Clover because I want to fix the iMessages, and supposedly there's a Clover based fix for the iMessages login validation issue (yes, my board & serial match w/ real Mac serial). I've never used Clover, only Chameleon, but I need some working boot loader ASAP. Help would be appreciated...
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    AMD problems...

    I've installed Niresh 10.9 updated to 10.9.2 onto a Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H (rev. 1.3) BIOS F12f w/Phenom II X4 965 CPU 8GB RAM and a Radeon HD5770 1GB card with onboard graphics disabled in BIOS. It works, sort of... In browsers I noticed bad static in the sound output. I thought this was a VoodooHDA issue, and installed the latest 2.8.5 version, and tried MANY fixes, but nothing worked. Then I noticed that a song streamed on iTunes Internet Radio was clear, without static. I also noticed that within the browser, if a video was playing with sound that was static, it also was playing slower than normal speed. Bizarrely, if the mouse cursor was moved, the video would speed up to normal, and the static would disappear. This made me think it was a Flash issue, but I uninstalled Flash from Safari & Firefox, and disabled the pepper-Flash plugin in Chrome, and videos that were HTML5 also displayed the same static & slow play in all three browsers, but would speed up and sound normal when the cursor was continuously in motion. Normal MP3 sound fine in iTunes, and some videos in websites play normal, for example 24hoursofhappy.com plays perfectly. This static sound video slow speed effects latest Safari, Chrome, and Firefox, and happens with both Flash & HTML5, and is somehow connected to cursor motion. Also, Safari won't save any History between relaunches. I've reset Safari, and deleted all data. In System Preferences...>Flash Player>Advanced>Delete User Data, if I tried to "Delete all user data" I'd get an error message saying the data couldn't be deleted, and may be used by some other application. I said to reboot and try again, which didn't help. I wondered if there was perhaps a permissions escalation that was not allowing access to the Flash data files and the Safari history. Disk Utility>Repair Permissions doesn't show anything strange except that the mach_kernel file has an ACL that is not expected. I'm not sure which AMD 10.9.2 kernel I'm using, it's 8.3MB in size. I'd tried another one that had pink icons & graphics glitches, so I switched to this one which seems to work. Also, AppStore launches at startup every time even though there's no login item or launch daemon that I can find. About one out of every 5 boots the Setup asks about signing into iCloud with AppleID. HWMonitor is v.6xxx and an updater wants to install v6.5xxx which will not even launch if installed, but even if the "Skip This Version" is marked in the updater, it will always check every reboot, again seeming like a lack of permission to write the preference. Shutdown always works, but Restart won't complete and the CPU temp will run higher & higher after a Restart command until I manually force Shutdown. Any help would be appreciated. ======================== Here's the Geekbench 32-bit score data: Platform: Mac OS X x86 (32-bit) Compiler: GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484) Operating System: Mac OS X 10.9.2 (Build 13C64) Model: Hackintosh Motherboard: Apple Inc. Mac-F42C88C8 Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor Processor ID: AuthenticAMD Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3 Logical Processors: 4 Physical Processors: 1 Processor Frequency: 3.42 GHz L1 Instruction Cache: 64.0 KB L1 Data Cache: 64.0 KB L2 Cache: 512 KB L3 Cache: 12.0 KB Bus Frequency: 804 MHz Memory: 8.00 GB Memory Type: 800 MHz RAM SIMD: 1 BIOS: Apple Inc. www.hackintoshzone.com Processor Model: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor Integer (Score: 6087) Blowfish single-threaded scalar -- 2832, 1.0, 124.4 MB/sec Blowfish multi-threaded scalar -- 11898, 3.9, 487.6 MB/sec Text Compress single-threaded scalar -- 2498, 1.0, 7.99 MB/sec Text Compress multi-threaded scalar -- 9539, 3.9, 31.3 MB/sec Text Decompress single-threaded scalar -- 2439, 1.0, 10.0 MB/sec Text Decompress multi-threaded scalar -- 9971, 4.0, 39.7 MB/sec Image Compress single-threaded scalar -- 2157, 1.0, 17.8 Mpixels/sec Image Compress multi-threaded scalar -- 8357, 3.9, 70.3 Mpixels/sec Image Decompress single-threaded scalar -- 1762, 1.0, 29.6 Mpixels/sec Image Decompress multi-threaded scalar -- 7080, 3.9, 115.5 Mpixels/sec Crafty Chess single-threaded scalar -- 3113, 1.0, 1.57 Mnodes/sec Crafty Chess multi-threaded scalar -- 7738, 2.4, 3.75 Mnodes/sec Lua single-threaded scalar -- 3630, 1.0, 1.40 Mnodes/sec Lua multi-threaded scalar -- 12212, 3.4, 4.70 Mnodes/sec Floating Point (Score: 9801) Mandelbrot single-threaded scalar -- 2858, 1.0, 1.90 Gflops Mandelbrot multi-threaded scalar -- 11481, 4.0, 7.51 Gflops Dot Product single-threaded scalar -- 3141, 1.0, 1.52 Gflops Dot Product multi-threaded scalar -- 12220, 3.7, 5.57 Gflops Dot Product single-threaded vector -- 2472, 2.0, 2.96 Gflops Dot Product multi-threaded vector -- 9981, 6.8, 10.4 Gflops LU Decomposition single-threaded scalar -- 900, 1.0, 801.2 Mflops LU Decomposition multi-threaded scalar -- 3595, 3.9, 3.15 Gflops Primality Test single-threaded scalar -- 3506, 1.0, 523.7 Mflops Primality Test multi-threaded scalar -- 11016, 3.9, 2.04 Gflops Sharpen Image single-threaded scalar -- 6572, 1.0, 15.3 Mpixels/sec Sharpen Image multi-threaded scalar -- 26416, 4.0, 60.9 Mpixels/sec Blur Image single-threaded scalar -- 8687, 1.0, 6.87 Mpixels/sec Blur Image multi-threaded scalar -- 34381, 3.9, 27.0 Mpixels/sec Memory (Score: 3252) Read Sequential single-threaded scalar -- 3781, 1.0, 4.63 GB/sec Write Sequential single-threaded scalar -- 3752, 1.0, 2.57 GB/sec Stdlib Allocate single-threaded scalar -- 2724, 1.0, 10.2 Mallocs/sec Stdlib Write single-threaded scalar -- 3038, 1.0, 6.29 GB/sec Stdlib Copy single-threaded scalar -- 2968, 1.0, 3.06 GB/sec Stream (Score: 2694) Stream Copy single-threaded scalar -- 2895, 1.0, 3.96 GB/sec Stream Copy single-threaded vector -- 3456, 1.1, 4.48 GB/sec Stream Scale single-threaded scalar -- 3071, 1.0, 3.99 GB/sec Stream Scale single-threaded vector -- 3122, 1.1, 4.21 GB/sec Stream Add single-threaded scalar -- 1602, 1.0, 2.42 GB/sec Stream Add single-threaded vector -- 3273, 1.9, 4.55 GB/sec Stream Triad single-threaded scalar -- 1748, 1.0, 2.42 GB/sec Stream Triad single-threaded vector -- 2390, 1.9, 4.47 GB/sec
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