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My Success Story with an existing OS X drive, Asus PQ5 and ATI 4670
So my Hackintosh success story is a bit odd but, hopefully this can help others in the future!
Here are the specs of my setup: Asus PQ5 Pro Motherboard without a modded BIOS (the EZ flash never saw my USB drive so I couldn't try), 4GB of DDR2 RAM, CPU is a 2.4GHz Intel Core2Quad (Q6600), Dual ATI Radeon 4670 512MB graphics cards (PCI-e, removed 1 card for install/use), SATA Lite-On DVD-RW drive. No IDE devices installed. BIOS setup for OS X's SATA AHCI.
Originally I was trying with a different drive and install but could not get things to work. So I was using an iBoot boot CD with ATI support. I was about to give up when I decided to give it a try with another drive. Being a Mac person I happened to have another hard drive laying around with Mac OS X 10.6 installed on it. In fact it was a restore of 10.6.2 Apple had done on my MacBook Hard Drive when they replaced it, I never touched it since I had a larger one replace it, so it was sitting in my room untouched and ready to go.
I plugged in the notebook SATA drive into my PC like a normal SATA drive and put in the iBoot ATI CD disc to try it out. I selected the Mac Hard Drive and didn't enter any special values or instructions... after a minute or so of white text scrolling by it stopped. I didn't see a picture on the screen. However I tried the 2nd monitor port on my graphics card and BAM, a picture!!
My monitor has a VGA and DVI hookup, so on the ATI 4670 there are two DVI slots. Port 1 I had a VGA adapter on and plugged into my PC, there was no image. But on Port 2 via DVI there was a perfect image of the OS X desktop! The Displays system preference in OS X found the display and all it's supported resolutions without a click. The Graphics card is seen as an ATI 4670 and seems to work without issue, maybe this is because the newest iMacs have the same graphics card? I know that booting from a 10.6.0 install did not give me any image except garbled blocks.
It seems that Graphics and Sound are fully supported. I used the "Headphones" selection under sound and it worked right away. DVD player mentions that "Quartz Extreme" is supported as well as HD playback (Click "Supported Features" under the Help menu of DVD Player to see).
Everything worked except for Ethernet, but I downloaded a Asus PQ5 driver and upon reboot that worked perfectly also.
I could not be more thrilled. If I can help anyone else with a similar setup I'd be happy to. However I am unfamiliar with the specific install on the hard drive, what probably happened was the Apple store probably did an install of 10.6.0, updated it, and installed iLife.
Last edited by LimeiBook86; 05-07-2010 at 04:18 PM.
Thank you for sharing. This is very interesting as I would think there must be many more steps needed to restore from different configuration.
Thanks again for your information.
Yeah, I think my restore from Apple was just a generic re-install to the MacBook.
I did use Carbon Copy Cloner (on my iMac) to copy the notebook hard drive to a desktop hard drive I had laying around. I used the "Selected Files" option, and even though the program noted that it was bootable, it did not boot on the PC. My solution was to boot to the Snow Leopard 10.6 DVD on my iMac, plug in the PC OS X drive as an external, and repair the permissions using Disk Utility.
After that the system booted perfectly without trouble and continues to run very well and exceed my expectations. Now when I need to render videos and DVDs I no longer need to rely on my '06 Core Duo iMac... the Core2Quad is much faster.
hello before sorry for my english
i have the same configuration of you mother and cpu ...just graphic card change it s a gforce nvidia ..
but i can t install osx .. i have asus flash sometimes work and i can install one time osx leo4all 10.5.2 ands it's work but not double screen and i try different drivers so i try to re install iaktos 10.5.7 but doesn t work ...kalyway the same ... si i want to re install leo4all 10.5.2 and it doesn t work anymore ... with the real bios or modded i think i m gonna be crazy ..or buy a gigabyt maybe ....
so my question whats is the osx you install and if you rember the options in install osx ?
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