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[Guide] The Almost Perfect Hardware Setup
It has been a while since I've adventured myself into the world of hackintoshery and left my first-gen all-altered MacMini. Recently, I've decided it was time for an upgrade and have searched around this forum a lot for the perfect setup, gathered some info and went shopping. This is what I've purchased:
Intel CPU Q9300 Quad Core
Asus P5K-E Wifi-AP (P35 chipset, ADI AD1988B 8-channel HD audio codec)
ATI Radeon HD3870 512MB DDR4
Kingston 2x 2GB SDRAM DDR2 800 Mhz
4x SATA II 500GB Western Digital Hard disks (at the moment with a software RAID setup)
and all the other ordinary stuff (burner, chassis, etc).
Oh, and a conceptronic Bluetooth piece internally connected and innerly fixed to the chassis.
So after a lot of experimenting, decided that the 10.5.1 Kalyway distribution was the most OTB solution for this setup. Comboed to 10.5.3 and updated it straight to 10.5.4, running vanilla kernel. Really impressive how quickly this setup setups itself . And yeah, ATI driver support out of the box, running like hell!
For now, all good. But (there is always one, or two):
a. Audio sounds strange when any sound is begining to be produced (a squirish kind of sound, pretty noticeable when pressing the F10 and F11 (volume buttons) on the keyboard and producing that popping sound along with the volume bar movement). Used the Tiruga patch to support all the plugging but still no luck.
b. It doesn't shut down (multi-language screen kindly asking to press and hold down power button appears). Have not been able to find any patch.
c. The aluminum keyboard has to be disconnected from the usb port to pass the CHECKING USB CONTROLLERS phase at bios boot up routine. Can be connected back again by the time of the Darwin boot holding period for custom commands (luckily).
Can anyone help me dealing with this 3 really unpleasant little drawbacks of my highly studied setup?
Thank you in advance!
And happy Hackintoshing!
I have the same problem with the Apple Keyboard. No matter what bios settings I use, I can't get it to past post. Have to unplug it to proceed. And since I need to press F8 to select my Hackintosh Hard drive when booting, I have to leave another keyboard plugged in always =/
I read somewhere that plugging a USB mouse into the LEFT (only left) USB port of the keyboard resolves this. The solution is sporadic for me.
This is my first post on this forum. My ambition is to skip 6th generation of windows (Vista) and to change my current OS - Windows XP. The question is, can I do that transformation? My current rig is:
MBO: ABIT NF-M2 nView
CPU: Athlon X2 3600+
RAM: Kingmax 2GB 1066MHz
PSU: Chieftec GPS 400W
GPU: Radeon X800
LCD: Samsung 205BW
HDD#0: Hitachi 80GB //sata2//
HDD#1: WD 200GB //sata2//
DVD RAM: Samsung S203D //pata//
DVD ROM: Teac DV-516E //pata//
Sound: Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Digital
Is there any chance to install leopard on my configuration? And if is possible would everything work just fine? All accelerations and everything?
Sorry for noobsih question, but this is my first time dealing with apple software...
Many many many thanks :hack:
Hey man. i have the same setup as you.
Let me know if you got it working or not. cause i got mines working perfectly now.
email@example.com if anything. i dont reply back to forms that offen.
to tomo... it might work, but its alot easier on an intel board.
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