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post Jul 15 2011, 02:21 PM, updated 4d ago

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A continuation of the old Hackintosh Thread V1.0 which can be found here:

http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/511299

RULES (as found in the old thread):

1. PLEASE DONT ASK WHERE TO DOWNLOAD OSX86 -OR- BE WARNED !

2. Dont try to act funny or spam the board

3. Please 'stay' legal. We're allowed to discuss hardware support and stuff like that

So here it goes , Welcome to OSX World. Please post here if you have any questions on driver , support [hardware/software]

Please do check out the official OSX86 Website - http://www.osx86project.org

If you want to hop in for a Live chat join the X86 crew @ irc.macspeak.net , #osx86 !

P.S - Mac users are allowed to join as well

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Building a hackintosh machine is much easier if we're following the tonymacx86's guides, why not start from there first:

1. tonymacx86's Buyer's Guide
2. tonymacx86's Installation Guide

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Other interesting links for starters:

1. OSX86 Wiki
2. Kexts database (experts only I guess)
3. InsanelyMac - Notebook discussion

For those who're interested in joining facebook group for more santai discussion, do join us at the following link:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/HackintoshMalaysia/


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post Jul 15 2011, 02:41 PM

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@shiwamoto,

I'll suggest if the budget lets you, to go for the latest Sandy Bridge setup. Probably if you could share with us what kind of system you're thinking of building (and probably the budget), we probably could help it out.
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post Jul 16 2011, 08:37 AM

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@brucess, best is to search using google for any reference installation or guide. I did a search on your motherboard and graphics card and found both are rarely used for Hackintosh, I believe it can be done but with little support out there, you'll be exhausted trying.
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post Jul 17 2011, 12:24 PM

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@Eveready
We're more interested in discussing the hardware and related kexts to get going rather than the OS itself (which has it own thread). But if what you mean is to get the right hardware, kexts etc to get Lion going, then most probably yes. Nobody surely want to get stuck with older technology/OS innit? smile.gif

@brucesss
As suggested by skitzo, best is still to go for Gigabyte boards (even a second hand one which I guess can be easily bought from Garage Sales section). Check the DSDT link in the first post, if the motherboard is listed there, it is much easier to get things going since minimal patch/configuration need to be done.

@raeshad
This thread is for everybody really and since I'm the one starting up, don't look at me as a sifu shakehead.gif There are many others who've been running Hackintosh in their PCs for ages thumbup.gif As for me, I'm just starting up few months ago after my MBP which I've been using for 5 years now running out of juice (battery I mean.. and replacing it will cost me RM500++ and from my previous experience, how careful I'm with charging/discharging, I could only get it to last for a year). I'm however eagerly waiting for an MBA announcement drool.gif

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post Jul 18 2011, 11:36 AM

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QUOTE(工藤新一 @ Jul 17 2011, 02:26 PM)
Does it support the new Sandy Bridge Processor.
I'm Using the Dell new XPS.
2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2720QM processor 2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.30 GHz

15.6" (39.6cm) FHD (1920x1080) B+RGLED display with TrueLife™

8GB Dual-channel 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2 x 4GB)

2GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M graphics with Optimus

750gb 7200 hard disk
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Yes, the i7-2720QM is used in the latest MBP 17". But you may have problem with the graphics card, the GT 540M is not supported and may not be supported since Apple has gone for AMD/ATI GPU for their latest notebooks/imacs.
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post Jul 18 2011, 11:09 PM

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@shiwamoto,

I can't give you component by component list, you can do the homework yourself. Here is the list of the latest Gigabyte motherboards that have DSDT ready from tonymac:

http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/06/dsd...yte-socket.html

And here is what GPU that you can use.

http://www.tonymacx86.com/wiki/index.php/G...s_Card_Database

Optical disk, search for LG ones as per the following:

http://www.tonymacx86.com/wiki/index.php/O..._Drive_Database

Do remember, if you bought the sandy beach processors with 'K', you need to at least get the P67 board .. or Z68, otherwise, you'll just waste your money. The non-'K' version, H61 or H67 should be okay.

RAM, get the best you could get with your money. The sames goes to the HD and the rest of the components. Check the hardware forum for suggestion on what the best that can give you bang for the buck.

You surely ask why I can't just list one that work .. well, because in my 2 hackintosh setups, I still couldn't get the best that work 100% as I want them to be. Others can chip in to guide you on the hardware selection.
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post Jul 19 2011, 07:56 AM

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DarkNite, it depends, for my daughter setup, I bought the Kingston value ram, but for my built, I'm using Corsair which cost double the price IIRC. So, if you think your PC build should be a powderful one, go with the better configuration lah. You may want to check the hardware section, they might be more helpful in term of components for your build. To get OSX running, as mentioned by one of the contributor above, the important thing is the motherboard and GPU selection.

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post Jul 19 2011, 02:58 PM

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@Darknite, before buying, check if there is anyone successfully running the OSX on that motherboard. Even if the DSDT is available, you might run into different problem, so, better be careful before putting your hard earned money but found that your setup won't run as it should. Had this problem before when I bought an ASUS P8P67-LE, it won't shutdown properly, it woken up few seconds after, so bought a Gigabyte MB which works fine. The same goes for GPU too, though I believe NVidia do from time to time, produces it own drivers for Mac since some of the card ended up in MacPro as 3rd party card installed by the endusers themselves.

@Chyan, sorry, I don't have any experience running OSX on vmware, no idea if there is anyone here has done so.
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@Darknite, my other setup is using GA-P67A-UD3-B3 with latest firmware, i5/2400 and it works great really. Sleep, speedstep etc. working .. it has GTS430 GPU.
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post Jul 20 2011, 09:30 AM

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@Darknite, I've no idea about USB3, I don't have any USB3 devices, so I couldn't test this out. On Z with SSD, it only work for Win7 .. doesn't work for MacOSX. I don't know if there is a workaround..
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post Jul 21 2011, 12:38 AM

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Since Lion is officially out now .. I'm going to give an update on how it goes on my current setup. Currently downloading it off the appstore and hopefully will be done by the time I wake up tomorrow morning.. and hopefully it will take at most 30 minutes to do a fresh installation (not fancy doing an upgrade on every major OS releases).
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post Jul 21 2011, 02:38 PM

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@shiwamoto, problem is, we're pretty much limited with what Apple uses for its hardware. Have you checked the list that I posted before? At least the 6XXX series are easily available in the market.
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On the 5770, try those seller in the garage sales section, they might have it. Got mine from linglong ..
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@skitzo, which guide do you use to install the Lion? On the graphics card, there are some 5770 that do not work with Lion, luckily my XFX 5770 does work. No injection, no nothing required on mine .. work OOB.


Added on July 21, 2011, 5:08 pmOh BTW, Apple is going to release the USB version of Lion for double the price. Probably the best way to install w/o a need of SL.

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post Jul 21 2011, 07:36 PM

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I believe for DIY system builder like us who do not have SL on the first place, the price should be justified .. probably it includes a family pack in the price.
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I'm on Lion now, downloaded it through my MBP. I did a fresh install using USB drive. I'm using the following Andy's guide found here.

For those of you who're trying to install Lion from fresh, you need to find a friend who can download the Lion app for you or probably need to wait for a bit more for them to come up with the USB distribution media.
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@azzaim, should be alright .. use the TonyMac guide is the easiest, iboot + retail SL DVD + multibeast. But you need to use Chimera to dual boot. What I did to install dual boot is to install MacOSX first, get it running and use Chimera to boot. The use Mac's Disk Utility to partition a Win7 partition and install Win7.. if Win7 overwrites the Chimera bootstrap, you need to boot using iboot and rerun Chimera installer (via multibeast).
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@waiwaisan, should work okay on Snow Leopard but no idea about Lion. Installation requires DVD drive though. You can use usbdrive, but it needs to be prepared on Mac first.
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@rahza, you might be able to install SL if you go with tonymac's way using iboot since it has latest chimera bootloader which contains support for nvidia gt520m.
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@rahza, they you're out of luck I guess.

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