News Archive for Friday August 19, 2011:
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(Sorry for the late/light update. Not able to work the last couple days.)
|64-bit EFI ROM for Radeon 6870:|
(clip from hackintosh site Netkas.org posting on 64-bit EFI ROM for Radeon 6870)
"We've done it again, 64-bit efi rom for 6870 for MacPro3,1 and later. (2008 and later EFI64 models)
It gives boot screen!
Head over to this thread for more info - link
In short, what works: any connection on upper ports (4 ports in line), any allowed combination of them (max 2 legacy (dvi/hdmi, 1 vga)) connections - dl-dvi on dvi port, sl-dvi on hdmi/dvi/mdp (with passive adapters), vga on dvi port with adapter, hdmi on hdmi port. MDP ports work fine with active adapters or native DP displays. Lower DVI doesnt work at all.
Maximum - 4 screens. For example, if you use active adapters, it can be 3 dl-dvi displays and one sl-dvi.
Bootscreen appears if only one dvi display connected to upper dvi connector (single or dual link).
Steam/dvd player work fine."
Back in March there were notes on 6870s working w/OS X 10.6.6 Drivers from 2011 MBP. (As I mentioned then, IIRC the 6870 is a lower-power (and slightly lower performance) version of the 5870.)
BTW - There's already some of these flashed 6870's for sale on eBay.
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|Previous 3 Days News Summaries: (No update Thursday, out sick)
Wednesday August 17, 2011
Tuesday August 16, 2011
Monday August 15, 2011
- Another (Early) Mac Mini Core2 Duo (2.33GHz) CPU Upgrade
- Price cuts on OWC RAM Upgrades for MacBook/Pro/Mini/iMac/Mac Pro
- (Review) 2011 Mac Mini - Style over substance?
- (Freeware VM) VirtualBox v4.1.2 Update
- Firefox 6 'Released' Two Days Early
- Adobe Muse Public Beta
- Final Cut Pro X Quick Tips #3
- Teraflop-desktop Apple system
- Chrome 14 Beta Adds Native Client, Lion Support, Web Audio
- Apple Allows Cinemax Films on 'Max Go' App?
- Apple Patent Seeks to do Away with Fingerprints (on touchscreens)
- OS X Lion: About Lion Recovery (Apple)
- OS X Lion: How to install Lion on multiple computers (Apple)
- Boot Camp: Windows 7 installation frequently asked questions (Apple)
- Boot Camp is not included with Mac OS X Server (Apple)
- Aperture 3, Mac App Store: Deploying across multiple Mac systems using Apple Remote Desktop, NetInstall, or NetRestore (Apple)
- Aperture: Printing from full screen mode does not work as expected (Apple)
- Aperture: May be unable to restore from a vault due to disk issues (Apple)
- Aperture: Can't update vault on a network volume (Apple)
- Aperture 3 may become unresponsive when opening or when importing videos (Apple)
- Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics (Apple)
- Aperture 3.x: Aperture unexpectedly quits if Final Cut Express 4 is installed (Apple)
- Aperture: Will not import images from a device connected to a keyboard USB port (Apple)
- Aperture: Book-specific filters don't appear under the Loupe (Apple)
- Aperture: Some referenced images may be reimported even when Do Not Import Duplicates is selected (Apple)
- Aperture: Selection and target overlays for Spot & Patch, Redeye, and Crop don't always appear (Apple)
- Aperture: Spot & Patch and Redeye Inspector palettes show different values than HUD (Apple)
- Aperture: Images preview correctly in books but may not print as expected (Apple)
- Aperture: Usage indicator in web journal does not count an image used in the header (Apple)
- Aperture: Some image edges are cut off when printing a book as a PDF file (Apple)
- Aperture: Self-printed PDF book appears to have extra blank page (Apple)
- Aperture: Auto Exposure button not available for JPEG images (Apple)
- Aperture: Red Eye may look fixed even when it is not (Apple)
- Aperture: Cannot import images from a folder with name beginning with a tilde (~) (Apple)
- Aperture: Library may be unable to be shared (Apple)
- Aperture: Images may seem to be missing from Filter HUD searches or Smart Albums (Apple)
- Aperture: Aliases do not appear in the Import window (Apple)
- Aperture: Previews do not update after changing Limit Preview Size Preference (Apple)
- Aperture: Some text from Copyright field missing in exported images (Apple)
- Aperture 3: Support Resources (Apple)
- Sandy Bridge-E CPUs too hot for Intel?
- Intel (CPU) Upgrade (via Software) Service
- John Carmack Interview: GPU Race, Intel Graphics, Ray Tracing, Voxels and more
- EDGE Update Released (Mac/PC steamplay)
- Google Acquires Motorola Mobility to 'Supercharge' Android
- SMS Spam Settlement Could Pay Users Up to $100
- Analyst: Amazon could sell tablet for as low as $249
- Merchants Consider New Security Standards
- Spear-phishing Attacks Keep Hitting Gmail
- Hands-On With the IBM 5150 (first PC), 30 Years Later (4.77Mhz 8088)
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