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Can my Computer run Hackintosh?!
Well, I am to poor to actually buy a mac. Because they are so dang expensive! Well anyways here are my Computer Specs:
Will this work: a Gateway FMP55 mother board, Radeon HD 5770, Intel Qaud Core i5 750, 2.67GHz. 1tb harddrive, and 2.5 external harddrive, btw the box is a gateway to. Using Windows 7 and a 64bit! Hope this works!
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I too am in the same boat as you. Great spec'd out PC but not the funds to pay for the same hardware configuration with a Mac logo.
Well my friend, you are in luck. I have the same exact model as you except for the Radeon HD 5770. I sold it and picked up an Nvidia 8800GT.
I was running Windows 7 Home Premium (it came with the PC) and I still boot to it once in a while. I had an extra 320GB SATA HDD so I installed Mac OS X Snow Leopard ($29US on Amazon.com) with the help of the iBoot CD from tonymacosx86.com I was up and running within an hour.
I installed it with 4GB of RAM then installed the remaining 4GB that came with the PC. Geekbench scores are better than Windows 7.
5622 in Windows 7
6067 in Mac OS X 10.6.6 with 8GB of RAM
5993 in Mac OS X 10.6.6 with 4GB of RAM
Here's my copy paste for my install notes from tonymacosx86.com
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-750 Processor1 2.66GHz with Turbo Boost2 Technology up to 3.2GHz (8MB Intel® Smart Cache)7
Memory 8192MB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1333MHz Memory (installed MaxOSX with 4GB then added the other 4GB afterwards)
Hard Drive 320GB SATA hard drive (Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM)
Video NVidia 8800 GT (replaced the ATI 5750 that came with this computer)
Optical Drive 16X DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive
Power Supply 300W Power Supply (Stock) - Replaced with a 500W Antec Power Supply
Audio High Definition Audio with 7.1-channel Surround Support (It's a REALTEK Chipset... I'll have to use a magnifying glass to check the actual number on the chip as it's pretty tiny.)
Available Expansion Slots Available: 0 - PCI-E x16, 1 - PCI-E x4, 2 - PCI-E x1
External Ports (10) USB 2.0 ports (4 Front, 6 Rear) ALL USB ports work, IEEE 1394a Firewire is detected, (2) eSATA (untested), VGA, (2) PS/2 Ports (PS/2 works with VoodooPS/2 kext, HDMI™, (5) Audio Ports (Front headphone jack and rear Green jack works STEREO, Optical S/PDIF10 (Not working ... yet).
Keyboard Premium Gateway Keyboard (PS/2 - go figure.. who uses PS/2 these days!?)
Media Card Reader Multi-in-One Digital Media Card Reader with Photo Frame Button (Multi-Reader untested)
Motherboard Systemboard with Intel® H57 Express Chipset
Mouse Optical Mouse (USB)
Network 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port) (Intel Chipset - be sure to choose this in MultiBeast)
After a few fresh installs, and a LOT of googling and reading this forum I was able to get MacOSX 10.6.6 stable with sound, Nvidia 8800 support, and networking.
The only thing that I can't get working is Optical out on my sound card. I played around with the ALC8xxHDA.kexts to no avail.
I'm running VoodooHDA with the HDAEnabler.kext, AppleHDA.kext removed from S/L/E and ALC8xxHDA.kext removed from E/E. Refreshed cache and permissions during VoodooHDA install with MultiBeast 3.2 and rebooted.
I have sound through the front panel headphone jack and rear green audio jack as well. I haven't tested microphone input yet.
The one thing that caused me grief was after the 10.6.6 update and changing my resolution to 1280x1024. Upon changing it I was greeted with a blue screen.
After a few installs, I decided to google this issue and the fix was quite simple - move my DVI/VGA adapter over to the 2nd port on my 8800 (from the rear of the PC it's plugged into the left one). As stupid as it seems, it worked.
I also installed the tonymacx86 NVIDIA update and changing resolutions isn't an issue anymore.
*update* To get your audio working, use the ALCxxxHDA kext with the ALC888 kext. Then use a program called Perian and follow the instructions here -> How to get AC-3 5.1 surround sound on your Mac to force AC3 through the optical port for multichannel audio.
Let me know if you run into problems.
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