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:
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?
- ASUS P5LD2 VM DH
- 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:
- Download BIOS revision 0702 here.
- You also need to download the BIOS flash program: get it here.
- Read the ASUS BIOS update manual here
In BIOS set the following configuration:
- Menu: Advanced -> CPU Configuration
- Menu: Power (see picture)
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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