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    Red face Recommondations for used PC I bought (GA-P35-DS4, 9600GT, Q9300)

    Hi!

    Yesterday a bought a used PC from a company that has gone into voluntary bankruptcy.
    Bad news: I worked for them.
    Good news: I got the PC cheap and now have some time to spend on hackint0sh.org

    Now I'd prefer to install Snow Leopard (should arrive at my door at Monday) because I have to work on my Mac Skills for my next job.

    Questions are:
    • do you recommend to wait for some helpful releases (e.g. netkas, ikaros...) before I even start? Shall I wait some days/weeks? Or is it possible now?
    • should I exchange any components (preferably at low price) because they're fully incompatible?
    • Before doing something wrong, which bios settings do you recommend? AHCI on or off? ACPI? USB Legacy? Anything special?
    • does any of have it successfully working with a similar configuration?
    • do you suggest to install it on a separate hdd? Or can I do a dual/triple boot?
    • I am a little lost at all the different tools, is there something like "the most easiest" or "the most compatible" for my configuration?


    This are the specs:
    Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.1
    CPU: QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300, 2500 MHz (7.5 x 333)
    RAM: 2x GSkill 2GB DDR2-800, a total of 4 GB, operated at Dual Channel
    Gfx: Sparke NVidia Geforce 9600 GT
    DVD: LG GSA-H55L DVD-Writer and LG DVD-ROM
    HDD: Seagate ST3250410AS (250 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II) available for OSX, Samsung HD103UJ (1TB) for storage
    Keyboard/Mouse: both PS2, cable

    Should run on 1280x1024 and a SATA Drive (IDE is blocked by optical drives).
    Most important is gfx acceleration working to highest possible extent, I mainly use Adobe CS4 Apps (Photoshop, After Effects, Flash).

    Sorry for being a little wordy. If I forgot some important specs, please tell me.

    TIA
    Marky (Free-Dom)
    Last edited by Free-Dom; 08-28-2009 at 05:10 PM.



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    Yikes!!! XD

    Well here some useful guides for snow using golden master
    http://www.infinitemac.com/f57/how-t...on-a-pc-t3137/
    http://www.infinitemac.com/f57/snow-...-10a432-t3641/

    I think you'll be ok with 9600 GT so it should support 1280x1024, theres some guides around for it, if you have some money try to get 9800 GTX or 2xx series, for ati check netkas site.

    Use SATA drive and maybe try to get USB Mouse and keyboard

    everything else seems ok

    try with those guides and report back your results
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    Quote Originally Posted by Free-Dom View Post
    Hi!


    Questions are:
    [LIST][*]do you recommend to wait for some helpful releases (e.g. netkas, ikaros...) before I even start? Shall I wait some days/weeks? Or is it possible now?[*]should I exchange any components (preferably at low price) because they're fully incompatible?[*]Before doing something wrong, which bios settings do you recommend? AHCI on or off? ACPI? USB Legacy? Anything special?
    Don't mess with snow leopard just yet. Let some of the really intelligent folks in the community who are proficient in Linux blaze a trail for you. Stick to 10.5.7 right now. You've got decent hardware. I wouldn't recommend changing much of anything.

    iDeneb 1.5 (10.5.7) is probably your best bet.

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    Thx for the quick and helpful response, icchansan!

    And thx for your input as well, Amacx68!
    The reason why I'm looking into installing 10.6 is that the original box will ship to me soon, so maybe "a little less illegal" than using ideneb.

    I'll start trying next week and will get back to you with the results.

    Marky

 

 

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