my sys specs
amd atholon x2 5200+
asus m2a vm mobo
4 gb ddr2 667 mhz ram
250 gig seagate hdd
1tb wd caviar black hdd
ati radion hd4850 graphics
cooler master cabinet

Everytime when at the moment of logging into the desktop environment (after splashing screen), my monitor disconnected which the notification light flash (similar to when your computer is off but screen is on) while the hard disk seemed to be still running indicated by the notification light so I might assume I succeed logged into OSX.