HCL 10.4.10/Desktops

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OS X 10.4.10
Hardware Compatibility

This is a hardware compatibility list ONLY for OEM desktop computers. We want to keep it as accurate as possible, but please, do not entirely rely on this list when buying a desktop. Don't forget to add how you got OSx86 running on your x86 desktop computer, and to use proper English. Please see the discussion page for proper instructions on how to input your system specs. Also, please contribute to the HCL 10.4.10 page, which should list a more granular view of compatibility. If your computer isn't listed, you should try it if you have a SSE2 or higher processor. Kernels are available for most configured machines

  • ONLY add hardware that you have TESTED. Don't add hardware just because you think it might work.
  • Please add hardware into tables.
  • This is for 10.4.10 builds only.

Please list your computers in alphabetical order by manufacturer (Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, etc)

For how to edit the Wiki, please see this thread. Thank you!

Note: Please add whether your device supports QE, Quartz Extreme, graphics. Try playing a movie with Quicktime Player.

See the x86 software page for programs you can run without Rosetta.

[edit] MSI 915 mPC Barebones

Base Specs: Intel Celeron D 3.6gHz | 1GB DD2 Memory | 160GB Western Digital Internal IDE Hard Drive | 160GB Western Digital External SATA Drive | Intel GMA 915 Graphics | RealTek ALC880 Audio | RealTek LAN | 7-In-1 Card Reader

Changed Specs: NetGear WG311T PCI Wireless | AirClick USB Controller | Logitech QuickCam Express | Canon MultiPass 210

Installation: Installed natively from mac.Nub 10.4.10 on External SATA Drive (along with Windows Vista). Used Apple Migration Assistant from 10.4.6 install.

Hardware: GMA 915 Chipset supports multiple resolutions but no CI/QE | Sound NOT working | Realtek LAN works | WG311 Wireless NOT working | 7-in-1 Card Reader works

Patches: Installed Diabolik's GMA900 Patch for Graphics (now supports CI/QE) | Copied AppleAzaliaAudio.kext from 10.4.6 for Sound | Copied IO80211Family.kext from 10.4.6 for Wireless

Peripherals: AirClick v1.06 Universal (from Griffin's Website) -- Works with Apple's Front Row | MacCam 0.9.1 for Logitech QuickCam Express | Canon's Native OS X Driver for MP210 . .

[edit] Compaq S5200NX

Base Specs: Intel Celeron 2.7GHz | 512MB DDR Memory | 160GB WD IDE HDD | DVD+RW IDE Drive | CDRW IDE Drive | Intel 845 Graphics | Realtek ALC202A AC '97 Audio | Realtek RTL8100 LAN

Changed Specs: 1GB (2x512) DDR Memory | nVidia geForce fx5200 PCI w/256MB RAM

Installation: Installed with XxX_OS_x86_10.4.10 and kernel 8.9.1 Universal (may02) after correctly partitioning hard drive. Selected AtiSB400AC97Audio, Natit 2 and Realtek8139 drivers. Install went smoothly.

Hardware: All hardware worked out-of-the-box with the exception of the onboard Intel 845 display adapter, as the 845 is not supported past 10.4.1. Natit made QE/CI happen on the PCI geForce fx5200, no tweaks whatsoever.

Patches: Rolled back loginwindow to 10.4.4 and installed System Profiler patch to resolve the pesky crashing issue when selecting "About this Mac."

Performance/Opinion: My boss told me to throw out this machine (now lovingly named Compmaq) or keep it for parts if I had a use for it. I decided to give OSX86 a try on it before parting it out. Didn't expect much performance, but it runs like a champ. Applications load nice and quickly, haven't noticed any stability issues outside of System Profiler and a quirky problem that I caused by not paying attention to System.kext and the version of the kernel. All straightened out, and I'm looking forward to having a little lightweight dedicated Hackintosh on my KVM.  :)

[edit] eMachines 770

Base Specs: 1 Intel P4 2.4 GHz | 256MB DDR Memory | 80GB IDE HDD | DVD Drive IDE | CDRW drive IDE | GeForce4 MX 440 AGP card | Onboard Intel i845G graphics | Soundblaster Live PCI card | Other onboard audio (will check) | PC line ethernet card (onboard seemed to stop working a long time ago!)

Changed Specs: Removed GeForce 4 MX 440, added GeForce FX5200 (128mb) AGP card - display is good, I haven't checked the advanced display (CI & QE?) but it allows me to change resolution. Removed Soundblaster card as this is not supported, and the onboard sound works well enough.

Installation: Partitioned 20GB (logical) of the hard drive using Easeus Partition Master in windows. Formatted as FAT32, labelled as 'mac'. Installed with Kalyway OS x86 Tiger 10.4.10 - mach kernel. Typed -v at the boot prompt and DVD ran install program successfully. Used diskutil to mount and format 'mac' volume (extended - journaled), selected SSE2 support and installed successfully. Tried choosing various VGA support, Natit could identify my GeForce card, but could not display with it, so I ditched this model and installed GeForce FX5200.

Hardware: At first, PS/2 keyboard was unresponsive, but now works. PS/2 and USB mouse works. On board sound works. USB ports working. Onboard ethernet does not work (but it didn't work in Windows either!), however, installed PCI ethernet card is also not detected

Hardware not yet tested: DVD viewing. CD burning. Audio recording. USB DVD burner.

Patches: PS/2 support. SSE2 - works really well. Titan nVidia.

Performance/Opinion: Running much better now, video card cost me about £10 on eBay, was worth it!


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