Otherwise known as how to really screw up your OSX Leopard Installation
Because the onboard Intel GMA950 video card on my Intel D945GCLF isn’t able to decode Hulu video smoothly (jumps and jerks) I got the brilliant idea to purchase a Sparkle Nvidia 8400 GS 256 meg PCI video card for my Hackintosh, this should give it a nice little boost, and OSX Likes Nvidia graphics cards right?
I have reloaded my system twice now, and have tried adding EFI strings for my video card, and have tried Netkas’s
ATY_Init Injector found here http://netkas.org/?p=107
without either of these methods I get a 1024x768 display with severe visual artifacts, smears,etc. on screen.
after I use either method to get my 8400 gs recognized by the system I lose system stability. My system randomly freezes for no apparent reason. After doing a little research I determined that OSX is recognizing my PCI video card as a PCI Express video card and this most likely is why OSX is flipping out.
Thank god for Carbon Copy Cloner, I cloned my hard drive on my hackintosh before I installed the new video card so this evening I will be removing this PCI video card and then restoring my hard drive to before the new card was installed, this will put me back to when my system ran great other than the hulu problem.
Anyone want to buy a used 8400 GS PCI video card???