New Core i7 Dell XPS 435MT : Any hope?
I'm brand new to this forum although I've been surfing around the various OSX86 websites for the past couple weeks trying to learn as much as I can.
I just recently purchased a new Desktop from Dell to replace a deceased P4 system. At the time, the thought of installing OS X didn't occur to me, so I didn't bother trying to get the most Hackint0sh-compatible system. A couple of weeks with Vista 64 has made me realize my mistake however. :)
I'm pretty sure I already know the answer to this, but is there any hope in getting this system to run? Here are the hardware specs:
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 (4 core, 2.67GHz)
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0R849J (Intel X58 Express chipset)
Memory: 4GB DDR3-1066
Storage: 640GB SATA II
Video: ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
Audio: Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
LAN: Intel 82567 LF Gigabit LAN (onboard)
I've read that the 4850 can be made to work, and Core i7 works at least on Gigabyte mobo's. Is there any distribution + combination of patches that might get this system up and running? If not, I'm crossing my fingers that Snow Leopard will work when it's released. :)