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[MacOS] Settings for ASUS P5LD2 VM DH incl. Sleep Mode

So guys you have bought an “ASUS P5LD2 VM DH” motherboard because it was suggested to be working, but something does not work. The following article will show you how to configure the BIOS to make Leopard 10.5.2 working with its vanilla stock kernel. Before starting over please do me the favor and tell me:

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Thanks for participating. You know what? I’d only buy the “Intel Bad Axe D975XBX” as an alternative to that board but that lacks the possibility to overclock… Ok so how to proceed?

My equipment:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo 6300 (2 x 1.8GHz)
  • Sapphire ATI HD 2600 XT (256MB)
  • 2GB memory
  • Samsung 250GB

What to do

I assume you know what to do to get into the BIOS. Automatic hardware recognition is almost perfect with some little additions to make vanilla kernels work.

I use BIOS Firmware revision 0702. If you don’t have that revision yet, do the following:

In BIOS set the following configuration:

  • Menu: Advanced -> CPU Configuration
    • Set Execute Disable Function to ENABLED (see picture)
    • CPU NX
  • Menu: Power (see picture)
    • Set Suspend Mode to AUTO
    • Set Repost Video on S3 Resume to NO
    • Set ACPI 2.0 Support to YES
    • Set ACPI APIC Support to ENABLED
    • Suspend and Sleep Mode

That should do. Save and Exit and install Leopard and become happy. Intel GMA 950 onboard graphics supports sleep mode. But I’d recommend using the “Sapphire ATI HD 2600 XT” (see here, how to install this graphics card). Tell me what your experiences are…

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