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    Okay... so... soon I will be buying the parts for a Hackintosh/Gaming machine. Now, I am not 100% sure if the parts I have in sight will work together or will work with OSX Leopard. My main concerns are... well... will it work at all? Also... will I need a larger power supply/one that provides more wattage? Here are the hardware stats:

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz (2 x 4MB L2 Cache, LGA 775)
    Motherboard: ASUS P5Q Pro, LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX
    Video Card: Radeon HD 4870, 512MB, 256-bit GDDR5, PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
    Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin, DDR2 SDRAM
    CD Drive: Sony NEC Optiarc (16x, 48x)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital 500GB Caviar Sata
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling, 750W Power Supply (ATX12V / EPS12V)

    Any and all assistance is welcomed and loved.



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    As far as I know Processor, Video Card, Memory, CD Drive, Hard Drive, Power Supply should not be an issue.

    Motherboard: ASUS P5Q Pro, LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX is something to check

    Not sure if P45 is supported.. ICH10/ICH10R Chipset

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeus_hunt View Post
    As far as I know Processor, Video Card, Memory, CD Drive, Hard Drive, Power Supply should not be an issue.

    Motherboard: ASUS P5Q Pro, LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX is something to check

    Not sure if P45 is supported.. ICH10/ICH10R Chipset
    I am not sure of what you mean. Are you meaning to say that you are unsure if "P45" is supported by Leopard... on the ICH10R Chipset, it notes in specifications "South Bridge - Intel ICH10R" while it also says "North Bridge - Intel P45".

    I am sorry if I seem terribly lost here T.T First time really doing terribly all that much with hardware, so I'm still learning.

    .:: UPDATE ::.

    So I did a little research, and here is what I came up with. Original post can be found here. I believe this is the problem you had been speaking about?

    Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneTom from Insanelymac
    I did it on my own with my MSI P45 Premium, now all 4 cores working well. And that mod is just simple wink.gif

    Things you need are:

    - iasl Tools from Intel
    - some Tool able to extract/replace parts from your BIOS (for me i used MMTOOLS, 3.19 T21fixed)
    - some HEX-Editor

    Steps are as follows:

    1. Extract your ACPI-AML (DSDT) (uncompressed) from an original BIOS ROM File.
    2. Copy the extracted ROM-Part to the folder where you installed the IASL-Compiler
    3. Open your DOS-Prompt, type
    Code:
    iasl -d <filename>
    to decompile the DSDT. it will write an *.dsl file.
    4. open the *.dsl file with some Texteditor, remove the 4 *Alias* lines
    5. go back to the iasl-folder and type
    Code:
    iasl -t c *.dsl
    . it will compile the sources you created in step 3
    6. open the resulting *.hex file with an texteditor, you just need the hex-values in each line (8 values each)
    7. use your hex-editor to create an *.rom file from those hex-values
    8. save the file as *.rom
    9. use MMTOOLS to replace the ACPI-AML block.
    10. save your BIOS & flash it. You are done!

    If some of you guys need the BIOS for that P45-Board just drop me an line. Its the newest 1.1 release from today.
    Last edited by amberkilloran; 08-21-2008 at 09:32 PM.

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    Did it work? I have the same video card on s system that I'm planning to convert to mac, but I was told that the Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5was not compatible... it doesn't appears on the wiki.osx86project.org list of compatible hardware either.

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    ATI 4870 got support with 10.5.7, check netkas site to get more info, good luck
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