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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.

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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.hackintosh.zone
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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To fix sound.

Go to your BIOS.

Disable C1E Support of processor.

Disable AMD Turbo Core Technology.

 

Then your sound works normal ;)

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