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    Question First Hackintosh

    I'm buying parts for my very first Hackintosh (Snow Leopard). These are the components so far:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-750
    Graphics: EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 (896 MB GDDR3)
    HDD: Western Digital WD2500KS 250GB SATA 3 Gb/s, 7,200 RPM, 16MB Cache
    Optical: Asus DVD-RW 1814-BLT-BULK-BG
    Chasis: Zalman MS1000-HS2
    PSU: Corsair TX750W (750W max)

    Out of the mobos listed on wiki.osx86project.org, I can get the Asus Maximus III Formula or the Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4. Obviously, I like the Asus, but have heard that the Gigabyte will be much easier to turn into a Hackintosh. This is my first Hackintosh, so it would be nice if everything went as smooth as possible. Is the Maximus going to be a hassle? Are there any other motherboards not listed on wiki.osxproject.org that are good for this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamO666 View Post
    I'm buying parts for my very first Hackintosh (Snow Leopard). These are the components so far:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-750
    Graphics: EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 (896 MB GDDR3)
    HDD: Western Digital WD2500KS 250GB SATA 3 Gb/s, 7,200 RPM, 16MB Cache
    Optical: Asus DVD-RW 1814-BLT-BULK-BG
    Chasis: Zalman MS1000-HS2
    PSU: Corsair TX750W (750W max)

    Out of the mobos listed on wiki.osx86project.org, I can get the Asus Maximus III Formula or the Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4. Obviously, I like the Asus, but have heard that the Gigabyte will be much easier to turn into a Hackintosh. This is my first Hackintosh, so it would be nice if everything went as smooth as possible. Is the Maximus going to be a hassle? Are there any other motherboards not listed on wiki.osxproject.org that are good for this?
    I have the GA-P55M-UD4 and it works OOTB with 10.6.4, for Asus check tonymacx86 Forum • Index page. All your other HW will work.
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    Hi everyone...

    noobie here I've built my first Hackintosh and I could really use some help from you clever people.

    I have the following hardware:

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-ESL2
    Processor: Core 2 Duo E8400
    Video: Nvidia 9600 GT
    Memory: 4GB RAM DDR2
    Hard Drive: 1x300GB 7200 rpm
    Power Supply 500w
    DVDRW Serial ATA
    Edimax USB WiFi EW-7711UAn

    I followed the lifehacker guide (Install Snow Leopard on Your Hackintosh PC, No Hacking Required) to get up and running but since my hardware setup isn't exactly the same I have various issues and could use some pointers to fix the issues

    does anyone else have this setup and could help me solve various issues incl:

    I have a display issue where I get a message saying "out of range" I think this is because the installer is trying to work at 1600 x 1200 and my monitor doesn't support this

    The system wont boot properly unless my USB drive is connected, it stops on the "verifying DMI pool" step.

    I can't get the system too recognise my PCI E graphics card.

    WiFi isn't working.

    any help would be greatly appreciated.... thanks.

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    Your hardware and the one from the guide are different, particularly southbridge chipsets.
    There are few files needed to be edited/deleted.

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    Thanks mate, I have realised the errors of my ways and done a reinstall with different kexts and stuff.

    I now have the system up and running with pretty much everything working except the graphics card which seems to be the most tricky part.

    Being a total noob I am floundering a bit with this, I would greatly appreciate any pointers for the last part, how exactly do I install the graphics card?

    Is it simply a matter of installing some kexts or is there more to it?

    Some step by step guides would be awesome.

    Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by zooloo View Post
    Thanks mate, I have realised the errors of my ways and done a reinstall with different kexts and stuff.

    I now have the system up and running with pretty much everything working except the graphics card which seems to be the most tricky part.

    Is it simply a matter of installing some kexts or is there more to it?

    Thanks
    No problem.
    The two important files are DSDT.aml, needed to be deleted as this is very specific to hardware/board, and you need to generate one for your particular system configuration.
    The other is Smbios.plist as this may contain wrong CPU/system information.

    As for your video card, there are several methods. Best is NVEnabler x64 latest version, second is EFIStudio to generate string entry in Boot.plist and last is ATI ATY_init.kext for video injection.

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    Hi,

    thanks again for the reply...

    would you be able to shed a bit more light on the graphics card install process, particularly the preferred NVEnabler x64 method?

    I am beginning to think that this card isn't compatible, except for the indication on the first page of this thread!

    many thanks

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    Question help help help

    wii this setup work
    Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    or
    Newegg.com - asus maximus iii gene

    processor
    core i5 750
    hdd
    wd 1tb 5400rpm
    psu
    any 600w or above psu
    case
    any case
    ram
    4gb ddr3 competiable with mobo

    gpu
    wii this one work
    Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    the reason if i got this for my b day and its been lying around so yeah

    please tell me if this will work
    Last edited by savan; 08-22-2010 at 08:13 AM. Reason: forgot

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    Quote Originally Posted by zooloo View Post
    Hi,

    thanks again for the reply...

    would you be able to shed a bit more light on the graphics card install process, particularly the preferred NVEnabler x64 method?

    I am beginning to think that this card isn't compatible, except for the indication on the first page of this thread!

    many thanks
    It's fairly simple. Kext Utility would be your best choice for kext installer.
    You can get it from kexts.com.
    As for the enabler kext, you just need to download it and drag/drop onto Kext Utility and it will go through all required steps for you.
    As for the actually kext, I need to see if its link would be still available. As the one from kexts.com is the early version and therefore won't work.

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    ok cool, I have the Kext installer, and I found the NVEnabler x64 Kext at Kexts.com, any chance you can post again with a link to the actual Kext?

    thanks


 

 

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