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I5 Hackintosh Build.
I am gonna sell my Mac Mini, and try to make a Hackintosh, if it doesnt works.. i will be using W7 anyways...
But i plan to make a Core I5 computer with:
Core I5 - 750
4 gbs of ram ddr 3 1333mhz.
1 HD Hitachi 7200mb 500gb
1 HD Hitachi 1tb
Well.. i have read most onboard soundcards have much problems, will i still have problems with external cards like my Profire 610 from M-Audio(it works perfect in my mac mini).
Will i have some other problems with that motherboard?
Thanks for your answers and sorry for my bad english.
Yes, it will work.
I do also have an i5 and your Motherboard plus an gtx260.
I finished setting my hackint0sh up with 10.6 a couple of minutes ago, after 2 days of crawling the whole net.
First of all, I can garantuee you, that 10.6 WILL work on your mobo and cpu as it does on mine very well (also the software update to 10.6.1 worked out of the box without fixing stuff after the update process)
Remember, that you do need access to an other mac for preparing your installation boot device (usb hd or stick).
I've had a lot of problems getting the things done and I'm sure that I made some things twice which weren't necessary.
I'm really sorry, that I do not have all the links that helped me out getting this thing done, but it's not that hard if you follow my few tipps. I also try to post you as many links as I can remember.
My journey started using Lifehacker's Guide:
How to Build a Hackintosh with Snow Leopard, Start to Finish - Hackintosh - Lifehacker
Pay attention that you do need Chameleon RC3 from the Chameleon webpage to boot your i5.
Chameleon: Bring Mac OS X Developers Together
I also do remember that I've had to replace the /mach_kernel with an alternative one that is compiled for the i5, but I do not find the right link right now. I do have /mach_backup which was the original /mach_kernel and /mach_kernel, which replaced the original /mach_kernel so there was something with it. As i said above, I try to help with tipps as good as I can but I can not remember all the tiny steps I've had to do)
Remember to set all the necessary BIOS settings. Some points on the screen are not built in your BIOS, but the necessary steps are to switch the sata mode from IDE to AHCI (attention: you have to set this on the RAID settings AND the other settings, which are near the bottom. I do not remember the name of the setting and it's hard to look while running the pc
So... after playing a bit around, you should have booted the USB stick/hd and the snow installer should appear. After installation, reboot.
While installing and trying to get the hackintosh up and running, I always had to re set the settings in the BIOS because after every reboot the cmos settings are resetted to default and sata mode is set back to ide and so on.
Also the reboot does not work yet (you'll find some .kext's on your way to getting the hackintosh running that solves this problem).
Boot from your USB device again to load up the bootloader and choose your hackintosh drive.
This did not work in my case and I had to boot the USB device again to fire up Terminal.app in the installer (you have used terminal in the lifehackers guide).
Now I had to replace to original mach_kernel from my snow leopard installation with the one I copied to the usb device.
cp /Volumes/TheNameOfYourHackintoshDrive/mach_kernel /Volumes/TheNameOfYourHackintoshDrive/mach_backup (THIS ALL IN ONE LINE)
cp /mach_kernel /Volumes/TheNameOfYourHackintoshDrive/
after that, you should be able to boot your installation of snow leopard.
Boot again from the usb drive to get the bootloader running and choose your hackintosh drive.
If you are a lucky guy, your system may be running completely. Mine did not.
You also need to install an additional .kext to get your network card running.
The kext's name is: RealtekR1000.kext
Realtek R1000 Driver for Mac OS X
Very important: After you have successfully booted your os x installation, you need to make your hardrive bootable.
So go back to the lifehacker guide where you have to prepare your usb device (the fdisk and dd stuff) and do that things to your harddrive.
But do not use chameleons boot file, instead use the boot file from here
netkas.org PC EFI V10.3
(it will work with chameleons boot file but I had to take the one from netkas as it helped me to get my gfx card running).
I had big problems to get my gtx260 running with 3d (System Profiler does not show up that QE is support etc, but 3d games are running great, so I don't care)
If you think that your gfx card is running but System Profilers does not show you that QuartzExtreme etc. is support - it might be!
Mine is working with QE but System Profiler does not show this.
I tested it with a 3d game (WoW) and it worked like a charm.
Pay attention to every things inside the several howto's you are going to read. Read them very very carefully as it can save you a lot of time.
Other links that might be usefull:
Snow Leopard on Hackintosh Guide Bassheadtech.com
NEW Intel P55 Mobos & Core i7 860 / i5 750 CPU LGA1156 - InsanelyMac Forum (some .kext's you might need)
A quick guide to DSDT - InfiniteMac OSx86 Community (this should prevent your bios for being reseted after reboot/halt)
looks like this (you will have to put some settings in this file during your hackintosh installation journey)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
Also the Soundcard is working except of a tiny crackle in the mac os x "blurp" sound. But music, game sound, movies are running without soundproblems.
Puh. Lot of stuff. I hope I can help you with some tipps and I wish you a lot of fun while hacking around with your hackintosh. ;-P
But remember!!!!! If something fails, don't mind! Keep on trying! It DOES work on your hardware. And it works VERY VERY VERY well!
You can kick every friggin mac pro with this machine. :-)
I sold my iMac late 2007 to buy me this i5 machine.
Wow... it's just fantastic. :-)
So is there any way around this? I have this same MoBo and an I7... Want to dual boot W7 and OSX 10.6
Originally Posted by lotherk
I have no access to a mac. Are there distros floating around that I can use to boot and install on an older intel machine... long enough to get the disk util up to format and do what I need to do to the USB stick?
Or better yet are there not Windows or Unix partitioning apps that I can use to build the USB stick?
Or perhaps even a VMware OSX VM to build the USB?
Hi there again,
FireWire works on this mobo (transfered settings and files from my macbook w/o problems)
I also found the mach_kernel you need. Just google around for "snow.legacy.zip".
There are distros out there but I do not know anything about it.
I was also able to OC the cpu. The fastest i7 I found has 4x3.33ghz and 6400mt/s for 850 euro. After OC my i5 runs at 4x3.5ghz with about 6300mt/s and it just costs 179 euro at about 38°C in idle. Think about it.
Really, think about it. ;-)
your external soundcard will work fine, I guess, if it has native os x drivers.
It should work with an osx vmware until you have an OSX 10.6 Retail DVD (or the .dmg floating around the net... )
And dual boot works for me without problems as I have two seperate hd's. One for os x, one for winblows and I use the bios bootloader (F12 at startup) to boot win or os x.
Last edited by lotherk; 10-27-2009 at 01:58 PM.
I know that there are so many howtos about hackintosh out there in the net, and all have little (or big) differences.
Now, after (nearly) finishing my Hackintosh, I've decided to write a howto for the Gigabyte P55M-UD2 and the GeForce GTX260.
I'll post the link right here, stay tuned.
Great then, i will look forward to it.
Originally Posted by lotherk
im not sure about your profire but i've used M-Audio Ozone (USB) and M-Audio Fast Track Ultra (USB) in several hackintoshes. 2 with iPC 10.5.6 and 1 on my friends Gigabyte board with retail DVD 10.5.6 install. The Universal Binary installer/driver works great. From what I understand if your sound card is firewire or USB and the driver installer is Universal Binary it will work fine.
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