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OS X 10.4.6
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 10.4.6 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 10.4.6 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] Acer Aspire T160

AMD Athlon X2 3800 (Foxcon-like mobo nforce 410) 1024Mb DDR400 LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-160P6S + GeForce 7600GS PCIe (added from stock config) used JAS 10.4.6 DVD installed on IDE HD (SATA not seen) need "CPUS=1" to run smooth

- installation :

1. created partitions on PATA disk using windows disk management, created chain0 file (debug.exe method) and added it to boot.ini in C:

2. rebooted with JAS DVD

3. format first PATA disk partition with disk utility (HFS+)

4. installed base system + 10.4.6 update, 10.4.6 AMD decrypted files, SSE2 patch (SSE3 patch would kernel panic on boot)

5. reboot with cpus=1 boot arg, edited apple.boot.plist with "plateform=X86PC", "cpus=1", "Graphics Mode=your display's native res"

- working : SSE2 FireWire USB (USB1 mode) ATA UDMA (faster than expected !) media card reader !! onboard audio realtec AC'97 VESA 3

- not working : onboard lan (even with forcedeth) --> using PCI RLT 8139 USB 2 mode Dual core mode half working (not smooth, using cpus=1 boot...) SATA QE/CI

- untested : onboard video (GeForce 6100)

- note : "reboot" will hang forever, so you need to use "shutdown" when you need to reboot, then boot manually...

[edit] Acer Travelmate 800

Intel Centrino 1,6 512 RAM ATI Radeon 9000

Version Mac OS X: 10.4.6 custom install without ss3.

Works: Installed in a second partition dual boot with Acronis boot selector (the other partition is XP) USB (mouse, usb drives) Sound Card Graphic card: radeon 9000 works at 1024x768 After intalling Katana able to 1440x1050 (native screen resolution, but can't see dvd or screensavers)

Doesn't Work: Intel PRO 2100 wireless (no wireless at all) :-(

In general seems to work well, installed iphoto and runs great

[edit] Compaq SR1010Z

Myzar DVD with AMD patch AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 752, 768MB RAM, NEC DVDRW ,did not test the built-in video

Works: ATI 9600 128MB with QE support (mouse-tearing still), DVD burning, Firewire, USB2, sleep

Doesn't Work: Ethernet, (used a 3Com add-in card), Audio, (used an add-in C-Media sound card), SATA

Changes made: Used the udma hack here to get decent PATA disk speed: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=16457&view=findpost&p=131911 Used the restart hack to get the system to restart properly: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=13881&view=findpost&p=111481

[edit] Dell Dimension 3000

Dell Dimension 3000, 2.4 GHz Celeron D, 512 meg of PC3200 ram, 40 gig WD IDE hard disk, factory intel extreme graphics, and intel NIC Creative Labs Live (not working yet) Dell mouse and keyboard

This pc loaded up with the 10.4.6 with sse2 update, the software loaded without a hitch and was easier than most windows installs, the machine runs great, I did have to set the video card to use 8 meg of ram. I loaded OS/X 10.4.6 in the first partition of the drive and plan to install windows in the second in the near future. I will post back with my results.

I never got Win Xp installed as I'm still working on the sound config, I pulled the SB live because I seen people were having luck with the stock Dell AC97 sound card that is on board in this system. I also played with a pre-release that is patched of OS/X 86 10.4.9, all I got after boot was a fast long screen on commands and the system would reboot. Then I reinstalled and installed the 10.4.8 auto update from MAC, same screen as the 10.4.9 that was patched. I even got my hands on JaS OS/X86 intel Amd,sse2,sse3,Beta v.2 this loaded fine but gave me a panic and a message saying "Panic- cannot find driver platform for ACPI" I tried commands -x, -s, -f, cpu=1, platform=acpi, platform=x86PC, ACPI=off I still kept getting the same panic message so I went back to 10.4.6

One thing I did notice that makes no sense, I replaced the 2.4 celeron D with a Pentium 4 512k cache 2.66, and the machine seems a little cranky. I'm mot sure whats going on there as well


[edit] Dell Dimension 3100


OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Dell DV051
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~2992 Mhz
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB

Method: After a million tries I ticked the first option and then SSE2. It's werd because my processor has SSE3 too.
Remember to select X or it freeze during startup.

Not working:
-Audio AC97
-Everything else

[edit] Similar Results with Dimension 3100 / E310

Can install developer edition (limited application support) or 10.4.6 install DVD. SSE3 will not function yet.

Make sure that you install only the following components off the CD:

Base Install X11 10.4.6 Combo Update & SSE2 (NOT sse3)


GMA900 (even though this applies to this computer) Sigmatel Audio (havent gotten it working) SSE3

The other OS default packages you can install should you wish but as far as patches to the OS only install the ones I mentioned or it WILL fail. OS runs very nicely natively. Cannot write to NTFS Sata Drive.

Dimension E310 / 3100 / DV051 Pentium 4 2.8GHZ w/ HT 1280MB Ram 80GB SATA / 160GB SATA DVDRW (working) NIC (working) Sigmatel Audio (not working)

Also would like to note that purchased a Turtle Beach Audio Advantage USB soundcard and even though it worked on a G5 Mac it did not work on the E310 / 3100 Dell at ALL.


Got it to work by installing sound blaster live usb drivers. Everything 100% functional with USB audio and 100% system of system components work except sigmatel. 10.4.6 only tested.

[edit] Dell Dimension 4550

Intel P4, 3.2 ghz, 512 RAM, 115 GB HD, CD and DVD Support, sound fine, video awesome....

Method: Used Magic Partition to create Unallocated space. Create a partition using disk part (list disk, select disk whatever, create partition primary id=af, rebooted, Used the Goatsded iso and disk utility to format the newly created partition to apple journal extended, and installed to it. Used Acronis OS selector and dual booted Windows XP and Mac OS X

Comments: Everything worked fine on startup, but after sitting it takes a second to regroup itself, then its back to the normall, close to mac, speed.

Intel P4, 2.4 ghz, 1024 RAM, 30 + 250 GB HD, Geforce 4 MX (with MacVidia 1.0.8 (no CI/QE))

Everything on my mobo works out of the box (intel p845 based), sound, network everything!!!! Created new, allocated space with the win xp install disk and changed the filesystem to AF with an Ubuntu Live CD. Then I installed everything from the 10.4.6 JaS DVD, without problems.

Good, speed, but GUI is not so reactive as a real mac (this is due the lack of hardware acceleration, will try with the sse2 10.4.8 kernel)

[edit] Dell Dimension 4600

Intel Pentium 4 2.66Ghz

Method: dd image to blank partition. Works beautifully. Very fast with working gigabit ethernet (built-in ethernet not detected may may work with some tweaking) Dual booting Windows XP Pro and OSX86 using XP boot loader with chain0 file.

[edit] Dell Dimension 4700

Hardware: Intel P4 HT 3.2 GHz, 256MB RAM (Adding 512 tomorrow), 40GB hard drive, internal CD-RW (no DVD support at all), added an internal NEC DVD+/-RW drive (Had to put it at master to install OS X!!). Standard onboard video.. QE works fine! (Using the 10.4.5 video drivers from the forums)

Method: 10.4.6 JaS DVD. Windows XP was already installed. Used Acronis to create a 10GB partition.. Hiren's helped a buch ;) SEE2, Combo update, video drivier options installed. Latest security updates installed via SW update; patched prior to reboot.

Comments: Mac OS X worked like it does on a stock mac.. albeit it gets a bit slow with only 256MB memory.. Just ordered 512MB more. Was kernel panicing under load with HyperThreading on.. Turned HT off and it's been rock solid ever since.

[edit] Dell Dimension 5150n

Hardware: Intel Pentium D 940 3.2 GHz, 2Gb RAM, 80GB SATA hard drive, DVD-CD-RW, onboard sound, NIC and intel GMA 950 video.

Method: 10.4.6 JaS DVD. Installed on empty HD. Remember to set your partition active to avoid b0 error. Look at http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=22844. Now patched to 10.4.7 with JaS updater, and everything keeps working.

Comments: Everything working from start up. Ultra fast boot, video works QE and CI. Currently @ 1280x1024 on a Dell 17" LCD. Analog Sound in and out (use black rear connector). Both front audio connectors work: digital in, and analog out. On board NIC didn't work, but is recognized as a PCI device (may be changing the vendor ID'd do the trick). I just replaced the pre installed PCI modem with and old Realtek card an it worked. Also working are all USB ports and the pre-installed PCI FireWire card. My Dell came with an card-reader, also working OK.

Computer case says dimension E510: same model as 5150 and 5105n.

Bottomline: I have a full, out of the box working machine. xBenched it v/s a core duo iMac, and outbursted it.

[edit] Dell Dimension 8100

Hardware: Intel P4 1.3 GHZ, 512 RAM, Quantum Fireball LTC20 GB, on board NVIDIA graphics, internal NEC DVD RW and Santa Cruz Turtle Beach sound card.

Method: 10.4.6 JaS DVD. Loaded from DVD & created HFS partition. OS loads & runs fine with no hickup. System will not load Turtle Beach Sound card.

[edit] Dell Dimension 8200

Hardware: Intel P4 1.8 gHZ, 256mB RAM, 40gB hard drive, internal CD-RW (no DVD support at all), added an external TDK DVD+/-RW drive. nVidia GeForce2 MX (32mB) running on MacVidia Beta 1 Build 2 and Santa Cruz Turtle Beach sound card. Currently running Windows XP, Fedora Core 5, and OS X.

Method: 10.4.6 JaS DVD. Windows XP was already installed. Used Partition Magic to cut out a 10gB chunk out of the end of the drive's space and created an NTFS partition from it. Used FDISK to change the new partition's type to AF. Booted to Windows. Used Alcohol 120% to mount the DVD image to a drive. Loaded up VMWare Workstation 5 and created a new custom virtual machine. FreeBSD was selected as the base system and all default values were kept except for the hard drive, in which I used the physical hard drive (yes, the one that Windows itself was running on). I directed the virtual CD/DVD drive to the drive created by Alcohol 120% and booted the system, and selected the CD drive to load. Installation loaded fine. Performed the standard stuff (i.e. used Disk Utility to erase the 10gB partition and create a new journaled HFS+ partition) and installed with the extra packages "Combo Update" and "Intel SSE2 Support." Installation went smoothly. After it had finished, shut the virtual machine down and downloaded chain0. Placed it in the root folder and appended boot.ini. Restarted the computer. Selected the chain0 bootup and then IMMEDIATELY after the screen went blank, pressed F8. This brought up the Darwin boot menu. Selected the proper partition and everything loaded up fine.

Comments: Mac OS X worked like a charm. Edited the Darwin boot configuration to increase the timeout so that F8 wouldn't have to be pressed. Before installing FC5, I used the chain0 technique; however, I now use grub for all of my needs. MacVidia drivers seemed to install correctly and there is a notable speed increase in some areas (as well as the ability to increase the resolution to 1600x1200). Santa Cruz sound card does not work though. Xcode 2.3 has a few problems (most likely due to the very low amount of system memory). A simple Hello World program in C++ compiles and runs fine the first time, but if it is compiled again, Xcode completely crashes. Other than that, everything is working perfectly. .

Hardware: Dell Dimension 8200 desktop, Intel Pentium 4 2.0Ghz, 256MB SD-RAM, 8.5gb HDD, IDE DVD+RW, IDE CD-ROM, NVIDIA GeForce Ti (Zero MB), Netgear 10/100 Ethernet, generic PCI AC'97 sound card, PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse.

Method: JaS 10.4.6 DVD with SSE2 support. Full reformat of HDD using Disk Utility. Selected SSE2 support and AC'97 from the Customize options. Finished install and then booted from the install DVD again. Set boot flag on JaS HDD partition using diskutil and fdisk in Terminal. Rebooted from the HDD, works fully with networking, sound, and reasonable graphics. Lack of GPU RAM severely limits video performance. DVD Player application does not work. .

[edit] Dell Dimension 8400

3.0 GHz P4 Prescott w/HT tech 1 gb of corsair 667 ddr2 seagate 160 gb hd Nivida 7300GT PCIe video AC97 int. sound Broadcom int. 57xx NIC

I used a generically patched version of 10.4.6 This install was strait forward. I had Windows XP pro, Fedora Core 6 Linux in a single 160 gb sata hard drive,using the MAC boot manager to select between windows and Mac by hitting the F8 key on bootup (linux partition is not active right now) I used Acronis Disk Director 9 to partition a space for Mac OS.I erased and prepped the partition with the Disk utility on the Mac OS setup program, and the install went very easy and booted right up with perfect video, and good speed, but no NIC or sound. I used the method below in the GX520/GX620 section below to get the NIC functional, except after running the script I just went to the network settings and entered the IP address then locked the settings. So far the NIC is working great. But I still have no sound I will work on that later and post back soon. I will be also adding the Lucent firewire card from the Dimension 3000 install I did above. The neat thing about this and the Dimension 3000 install I did is that I am very new to Macs and am still getting used to the differences between MAC and windows. So if you think you can't do this because you are not a Mac GURU don't give it a second thought, it wasn't hard at all.

Update: I still haven't got the sound working, but I reinstalled Fedora Core 6 Linux, I named each partition (i.e. windows xp, Mac 0S/X86, and Fedora 6)set windows as the default boot drive and it works like a charm. I boot up and have three choices.

The sound is now working, even after reloading the system, all you have to do with any AC97 high definition sound is plug your speakers into the black (secondary speakers) port instead of the black port. Right now I have the Dell harman/kardon speakers in the green sound port for linux, and windows then I plugged the speakers in my ViewSonic LCD in the black port for OS/X. Its a great setup I can sit in front of one screen and reboot without having to get under the desk to change the sound cable around, but yet not have the clutter of two sets of speakers on my small desk. Again this is a very easy setup, you can start by putting three partitions in the HD, install windows in the first, OS/X in the second, then go to distrowatch.com and download a legal free copy of Fedora Core 6 Linux and install that in the 3rd partition. You will need to add the OS/X partition to the boot loader and name the windows and OS/X partitions (very easy as long as you take the time to read the screens) windows and fedora are both Dell Dimension 3000,4500,8400,and GX260,270, and 280 (from my experience) plug and play with no added drivers. all you have to do for OS/X with a 10.4.6 install is remember to plug the sound card in the black port on ones that have AC97 high def sound, (I have not got any of the non-high defs to work yet but will when I have time from college)and setup the broadcom 57xx Nic with the instruction below for the GX520/620. it's nice to have three non-buggy, completely configured operating systems on one box. and with the price of midrange Dells comming down iit is cheap as well. Enjoy your adventure in tripple boot I know I did.


please keep in mind if you are installing 10.4.8 or the 10.4.9 upgrade please see my Dimension 3000 post above

Here is a very easy fix for the broadcom 57xx NIC it includes the driver, I had to typppr in my system a IP, but it works and only took a few minutes. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=34074 the bad thing is you have to plug the speakers in the black port not the green if you are using the Dell AC97 high def sound.

[edit] Dell Dimension XPS Gen4

Hardware: Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.73 GHz, supposedly supports SSE3; 4GB DDR2 RAM; dual 74GB Western Digital SATA HDDS in a RAID 0 Array; 160GB Hitachi HDD in external USB enclosure; PCI-E ATI Radeon X850 XT; Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS; unknown brand CD-RW drive, Toshiba DVD+-RW drive; Broadcom 57xx Gigabit Ethernet onboard. I believe this is a 5751, but I have no hard proof.

Method: Used the Myzar DVD. Installer wouldn't see my SATA RAID array, so OSX is installed natively on a 40GB partition of the external drive. CPU-Z reported the Pentium supported SSE3, but I received constant kernel panics when using the "SSE3_ONLY_INTEL" installer package. Currently triple-booting: XP Home and Vista Beta 2 on the RAID array, OSX86 on external HDD; booting through chain0.

Comments: Had to pull a complete reinstall and deselect the SSE3 package during install to make it boot. No sound from Audigy, I don't expect there will ever be. Unfortunately I have no onboard sound. =( I still don't have full control over my Radeon; resolution changes currently require editing of com.apple.boot.plist. Successful implementation of the Broadcom onboard Ethernet required extensive editing with both a text editor and a hex editor in AppleBCM5701Ethernet.kext within IONetworkingFamily.kext. Aside from the aforementioned problems, OSX works very well. Considering the JaS update to 10.4.7.

[edit] Dell Optiplex 170L

Hardware: Intel Celeron 3.6gHz | 768MB DDR RAM | Western Digital 40GB IDE Hard Drive | Intel 82865G Integrated | SoundMax Integrated | Intel 10/100 LOM | Toshiba SD-1202 DVD-ROM

Method: Used 10.4.5 Myzar / 10.4.6 Jas Combined DVD-ROM - Installed without any issue. Dual boot with OSx86 10.4.6 and Windows XP SP2

Software: Support for Universal Applications - Firefox 2.0, Thunderbird 1.5, Adium 1.0, X-Chat Aqua

Summary: Graphics working at 1280x1024x32 (NO CI/QE) | Sound working | Network working | Snappy performance and crisp graphics display with Intel 82865G

[edit] Dell Optiplex GX260 SFF

Hardware: Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.6 GHz 512KB no HT or SSE3, 768MB DDR 266 RAM, WD 80GB IDE 7200RPM HDD, Dell AGP ATI Radeon 7000 32MB, 1 PCI, 1 AGP 4x, i845 chipset, Socket 478, 2 IDE channels, Slim DVD-ROM, A09 BIOS from Dell.com

Method: Native Install. Used the JaS DVD and installed the SSE2 patch, the 10.4.6 Combo patch. Upgraded to 10.4.7 without any problems.

Comments: Intel onboard Sound and onboard network work perfectly. All other internal hardware works well. Runs smooth and I would imagine other GX260 form factors would work equally as well.

iChat in either 10.4.6 or 10.4.7 crashes, not sure why. Check out forums and help me out if you can.

[edit] Dell Optiplex GX-260

Hardware: Intel Celeron 2.4gHz | 768MB RAM | SSE2 Support | Western Digital 80GB Hard Drive | NVidia GeForce2 MX400 Compatible PCI Card | SoundMax Integrated Audio | Intel Pro 1000 Network | GCC-4481B DVD-ROM

Method: Native install of 10.4.6 by using Myzar 10.4.5/Jas 10.4.6 Combo DVD. All hardware seems to work fine (Graphics, Sound, Networking). Graphics were stuck at 1024x768 before installing MacVidia 1.0.8 and cscreen drivers. Now running at native 1280x1024 resolution with Acer 19" LCD (Nice display!) Core Image and Quartz Extreme not supported (yet).

Edit: When I attempted re-install of Myzar/Jas OSx86 10.4.6, I was unable to use MacVidia 1.0.8 Installer. I went back down to MacVidia 1.0.7 Beta and followed manual install using MacVidia Install Guide. Go to MacVidia Web Site for more details. Upgraded my monitor to Acer AL1916W (19" Widescreen). Now supports 1440x900 Native Resolution (!)

Summary: Dell Optiplex GX-260 has good hardware compatibility with OSx86 supporting Graphics, Sound and Networking. NVidia GForce2 MX400 has crisp and clear display but lacks Core Image and Quartz Extreme (with current MacVidia Driver). Dell Optiplex GX-260 makes a great machine for running OSx86 if you want to test out Mac OS X.

[edit] Dell Optiplex GX280

Method: Native install, patched 10.4.6. DVD with JaS patch - disk install boots fine; selected GMA900 extensions. Do not select SSE3 Kernel, it will Kernel Panic on boot. Upgraded to 10.4.7 with no problems.

Hardware: Native works great. Onboard sound works fine. Both keyboard and mouse plugged into USB works fine. Built in Ethernet working - Howto get the Broadcom 5751 Onboard Ethernet working, head to this post - http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=4987&view=findpost&p=129533

[edit] Dell Optiplex GX520/GX620

Method: Native install, patched 10.4.6 DVD with JaS patch - select customize install and then select INTEL BASE, INTEL SSE3, INTEL GMA900 Support patches.

Hardware: Pentium D830 2x3.0Ghz with SSE3/XD, 512MB DDR2, onboard Intel GMA950, onboard AC97 sound, Seagate 200G SATA, Apple Keyboard + Razer Diamondback mouse.

Comments: Native install perfectly without any problem. Intel onboard GMA950 QI and CE works, OpenGL, DVD player all works. Built-in ethernet card DOES (8-14-06 added instructions) work. Sound needs some minor editing (see below) to be operational, but then works perfect!! Using the system as my main computer, no crashes, awesome... needs more RAM than 10.4.3 - gonna upgrade to 2GB soon.

To get on-board ethernet working - added by Embries.

Head to this post to get the .kext - http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=4987&view=findpost&p=129533


@Gellius31: try the following instructions

1. unpack AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext.zip

2. move AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext to /System/Library/Extensions/

3. open Terminal

4. sudo -s

5. chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/

6. cd /System/Library/Extensions/

7. chmod -R 755 AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext

8. reboot

9. You will have MAC address of 00:00:00:00:00:00. Boot with ubuntu live cd, get MAC address of your NIC using ifconfig utility at terminal. Write it down.

10. Reboot to OS X, open terminal and set your MAC address manually:

sudo -s

Note: ethernet must be disconnected before trying the following command

ifconfig en0 ether <your mac address here>

Network should now be working!

To get audio working (copied from my post in 10.4.3 - exactly the same way..) :

Update by Mc Dell Optiplex GX520 onboard audio howto:

1. Install OSX :)

2. open terminal

3. type:

 sudo su <enter>

4. enter password <enter>

5. type:

 cd /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAC97Audio.kext/Contents/PlugIns/ <enter>

6. type:

 nano AppleAC97AudioIntelICH.kext/Contents/Info.plist <enter>

7. look for a part of the file where:

 <key>ICH6 AC97 Audio</key>

8. and change <string>0x266e8086</string> into <string>0x27de8086 0x266e8086</string> (thus add 0x27de8086 to the line)

9. type: <ctrl>-x to exit and say yes when it asks you to save the change

10. after exit back to prompt type:

 kextload AppleAC97AudioIntelICH.kext <enter>

you should get somthing like

 kextload: AppleAC97AudioIntelICH.kext loaded successfully

11. check for the sound it should work now...

12. back to the terminal prompt type:

 rm /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache <enter>

13. type:

 kextcache -k /System/Library/Extensions <enter>

14. reboot!!!

15. enjoy the sound :) (sound is fully operational, inputs/outputs/mic in the front and the back are working)

Update by B

The update posted by Mc works perfectly! One minor point though, the following lines:


do not have to be in this order. Since the only thing to be edited is <string>0x266e8086</string> just search for this string in the <key>ICH6 AC97 Audio</key> section.

[edit] Emachines T3304

Hardware: AMD Sempron 3300+, 752 MB DDR 400 RAM, 100 GB ATA Hard Drive [Primary], 10Gb ATA [Slave], GeForce 6100 onboard, Linksys pci ethernet card (my on board one died). DVD ROM/CDRW...

basically followed this guide here: 10.4.6 install guide

for PS2 keyboard and mouse:i had to disable usb support from the bios.

for the ethernet:since i used another card, i used tulip.kext from here

for sound:it works without any change

for resolutions: "Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32@75"

comment:fast boot up, as others have noted. and some other bugs in the OS. neat triple boot system.

[edit] Emachines T4150

Hardware: Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz, 256MB 133 SDRAM, Samsung 80GB ATA Hard Drive, nVidia 128MB PCI graphics card, Samsung SW-212B CD-RW drive.

Onboard PS2 keyboard, mouse, and ethernet working.

Onboard sound card not working (disabled in BIOS)

for resolutions: "Graphics Mode"="1024x768x32@60"

Comments:Used Jas DVD for install using SSE2 options. After installation, had to boot with install DVD and use Disk Utilties to set boot partition as active. Runs smooth but could use a bit more RAM to speed up the system. .

[edit] Emachines T6420

Hardware: AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 1 Gig DDR 400 Ram, 200GB IDE HDD, Geforce 6100 onboard, 2 PCI, 1 PCI-E 16x, 1 PCI-E 1x, nForce 4 chipset, Socket 939, 2 IDE channels, 2 SATA, Dual Layer DVD Burner, On MSI K8NGM2-L (MS-7207)

Method: Native Install. Had to flash original MSI Bios (Link to MSI K8NGM2 Series Bios Downloads Be sure to Download v1.5 DO NOT GET v.3.5... It WILL Keep Your Computer From Booting) Follow the instructions there. The Original eMachines Bios Had Something wrong with the ACPI And would keep the installer from booting. Used the JaS DVD and installed the SSE3 patch, the 10.4.6 Combo patch, the AMD Basesystem patch and the SemJaza AMD Decrypts.

Comments: Onboard Sound and Onboard network do not work. Use MacVidia drivers for selecting anything over 1024x768. Runs VERY Fast (boot in about 8 seconds)

[edit] HP Compaq D530

Installed using a prepatched compilation... chosen SSE2: installed an NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 440, to avoid the motherboard of loading into RAM (goes up to standard 1024x768, can't use 1600x1200 yet!) Audio onboard, is not working! LAN onboard, is not working (used a 3COM card instead, as one opposed in this page -> this works great!)

Hardware : P4 3GHz HT, chipset Intel 865G, 768MB RAM, DVD/CDRW Combo drive.

[edit] HP Compaq Dc7100

Method: Native install in a SATA disk. 10.4.6 update by JAS with SemjaZa files ISO (updating a system installed from Myzar 10.4.4 DVD)

Hardware: P4 3GHz, chipset Intel 915, 2Gb RAM, Intel GMA900, Ethernet Realtek RTL8139, AC97 on board, Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-110D

Comments: Installation process: OK (selecting 10.4.6 update, Intel patch, SSE3 patch and GMA900 patch). Ethernet and sound from the first boot. The 10.4.6 system seems to be fast and stable. QuartzExtreme, CoreImage, DVD burner...

Alternative model : HP Compaq DC7100S

Method : Native install to SATA disk, 10.4.6 HotISO (Jas with SemjaZa files)

Hardware : P4 3Ghz, chipset Intel 915, 512Mb RAM, Intel GMA900, Ethernet Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet ,AC97 on board

Comments : Followed above method, but had to manually fix b0 error. Also had to apply modified kext to get alternative onboard networking picked up; used Nisa driver and guide solution for Broadcom 57xx found here.

[edit] HP Compaq Dc7600 CMT

Method: Native install on standard 160GB SATA disk. 10.4.6 from Maxxus DVD Installed with option Custom and all packages from Essential active except AMD packages.

Hardware: HP P/N EC946ET, P4 650, chipset Intel 945G, 2Gb RAM (1GB Standard in this PC), Broadcom onboard Ethernet, AC97 Realtek on board

Comments: Installation process: OK. No Ethernet support, No Sound. Video only standard 800*600 because this PC has an ATI XT1300 PCI-E Card installed as standard. First I took PCI-E Video card out and through it away -> after reboot I got full video on Onboard graphics. Running well on 1900 * 1200. (Had to run "Discover Display" thought) Installed old 3COM Ethernet 10/10Mbit card and now have Ethernet. Still no sound. Realtek ACL260 HD onboard with ID 0x026010EC. Have also found a lot of other people with problems with this Audio card....

[edit] HP Compaq Evo 510s SFF

Hardware: Intel P4 2.4 GHz (SSE 2 only) (Will get more info later), Intel Chipset, EE100 NIC, AC97, 512M Ram, Plextor DVD-RW Drive . Method 10.4.6 prepatched DVD used, OSX was installed first, then WinXP. Because the XP bootloader took precedence, I rebooted into a Linux System Rescue - http://iso.linuxquestions.org/distro.php?distro=45

Comments: Installation process worked perfectly except the computer failed to reboot once install was complete (Manual reboot by power cycling caused no ill effect). NIC, Ethernet, and graphics worked perfectly from the 1st boot.

different user----

I purchased this box before this post thinking eventually someone would "make osx work" on it. I used 10.4.6 goatsecks, but quartz and core image dot not work. CPU is 2.0ghz but reads 3.0 Graphics are VESA 3.0 Audio ac97 shows up in midi control panel, but will not actually play output. Besides the graphics chips not funtioning, my adaptec pci firewire works fine, and so does my gigabit network card from netgear. Maybe I need the 10.4.1 kexts (developer drivers) to make this baby work, but I cant seem to find them.

Upgraded my bios from 2.14 to 2.21 Reinstalled with 10.4.4 and gma900 option Only difference is os detected that cpu is 1.99 ghz

Reinstalled again with 10.4.6 - goatsecks - again my unit has no audio output, no qe no ci

Added Asus GEforce 5200 Nvidia to the agp port and installed latest drivers beta 2 build 2 - system wont start - locks up on verbose screen with "(62: systemstarter)tfp : failed on 0:

will reinstall with 10.4.5 brb

[edit] HP Compaq nx6125

Hardware: AMD Turion 64 @ 2 GHz (SSE2&SSE3) with 1gb RAM and an 80gb HDD - OS X installed on a 10gb VMWare machine.

Method: Used goatsecx 10.4.6 prepatched DVD mounted with Daemon Tools. Alcohol 120% failed to boot the Darwin installer correctly.

Comments: Installation seemed to go without a hitch after switching to Daemon Tools, OS X is installed and kicking along just fine.

[edit] HP Compaq nx6125

- OS: Mac OS x86 10.4.6 Jas 10.4.6 AMD Intel patched DVD

Installed to 13 Gb UNIX FS partition

- CPU: AMD Turion 64 1600 MHz SSE SSE2 SSE3 - works

- Memory: 512 Mb (256 Mb x 2) DDR 333

- HDD: 60 Gb IDE

- GPU: ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™ x200 128Mb Intergated - works with Callisto driver from JaS 10.4.8 - patched DVD after adding of my card data to Info.plist

Soundcard: ATI AC'97 - works with driver from JaS 10.4.8 patched DVD

- WiFi: Broadcom BCM4311 - works fine but cannot be configured by standart airport configuration tool, AppleAirPort2.kext doesn't work

- Ethernet: Broadcom Gigabit BCM5788 - works fine with patched driver

- FireWire: Texas Instruments (...) - works fine

- USB - works fine

- DVD-RW - works fine

- Bluetooth - works fine

- Card Reader SD/MMC/Memory Stick: doesn't work

[edit] HP Pavillion a265c

Method: Repartitioned with Partition Magic 8. OS X on the 3rd partition. Created the partition with Windows disk management and formatted to Fat32. Standard install past that with the JaS 10.4.6 disc. After install, I ran FIXMBR from the recovery console on an XP disc.

A word of caution: Before you start the process, make recovery discs before you start and also have a backup. Trust me, it's a pain if you mess something up with that recovery partition.

[edit] HP Pavillion t560a

Runs like an absolute dream, however did have an issue on first boot, when it is loading all its drivers and mounting all its mountables, it may hang/crash/restart-unexpectedly. I was unable to figure out what exactly caused the issue, however, after re-installing the OS with defaults only, it worked perfectly.

The OS runs flawlessly on this machine, you are in for a real treat. :D

[edit] HP Pavillion Slimline s7510n

Fry's electronics had a sell on this desktop. I got it for $400 with a $50 rebate from HP (total: 350).

Celeron M 380 200 GB SATA HD 512 MB DDR2-4200 Intel GMA 900 (915GL) RealTek HD Audio Builtin Ethernet

Everything worked right out of the box after JaS 10.4.6 install (needed to activate partition) QE/CI, Audio, ethernet, etc. No patch needeed. Upgrade to 10.4.7 works fine. DVD writer is detected, but don't know if it works yet.

- Modem is not detected. Not sure about the card reader. CPU is reasonably fast. Slightly slower than a Core Solo at the same clock speed, but can't really complain about the price. This one's case is pretty small too. See HP web site for more deta

[edit] HP Pavilion 764n

Intel Pentium 4 2.66 GHz 1 GB RAM nVidia GeForce 3

Version Mac OS X: 10.4.6

Works: Installed in a second partition dual boot with Acronis boot selector Sound Card: Works Graphic card: nVidia GeForce 3 works at 1024x768 (macVidia drivers crash the system) Wireless: Netgear WG311T works flawlessly (found as an airport) DVD Reader (Cannot Burn) Card Reader All USB Ports Bluetooth Adaptor (Kensington K33O85)

Doesn't Work: TV Tuner Card

[edit] Medion 5200 Composer

Intel P4 3.2 Ghz (HTT, PAE, SSE 1,2,3),1GB k-Byte DDR2 RAM, D915GUXLK, everything works great.

Just have to mod the IONetworkingFamily.kext a bit for the Ethernet to work. Other than that its working perfect.

Note: I bought the D915 mobo and the RAM, so it only works 100% if you get those and install them. It has an MSI OEM mobo. That one works with everything except ethernet and it has no onboard video.

[edit] Gateway 5076E

Hardware: Intel Pentium D 940 3.2 GHz, 2048GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, internal DVDRW and DVD drives. Using Intel GMA950 Graphics, worked out of box, detected resolutions.

Method: 10.4.6 JaS DVD. Repartitioned 500gb SATA drive (had to go into BIOS to change SATA from RAID to just SATA) using Acronis, left Windows XP installed. Checked Intel Base, SSE3, SEE2 (and a couple more, though I forgot which).

Comments: Had to change SATA from RAID to regular SATA in bios in order for the installer to detect the SATA drive. Everything installed fine, booted fine... Audio workes if plugged in the line out port (SigmaTel 9220 I believe), video detected default resolution (1680x1050x32), Kensington Bluetooth adapter work like stock, GMA950 Graphics work, and it shows everything enabled. USB, everything works perfect. The one issue I had was with networking. I edited the kext for networking and it worked perfectly. The fix is here.

[edit] Shuttle SB86i

Technically this is a barebones machine but as the card readers, motherboard, etc. all are proprietary I've included it here rather than only in the components section.

Hardware: Intel P4 630 (3GHz), Intel 915G + ICH6-R chipset, 1GB Samsung RAM (2 x 512MB), Intel GMA900, Marvell Yukon Gigabit LAN, Lite-On 1653S DVD-RW, 2 x Seagate 200GB SATA drives, Belkin F8T003_v1 Bluetooth dongle, ATI Radeon x1800XL, Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro.

Method: 1st 200GB SATA HDD partitioned with Acronis Disk Director Suite (NTFS, FAT32, FAT32 for the 3 partitions respectively). OS X was installed on the 2nd partition of the disk using the JaS 10.4.6 DVD and erasing one of the FAT32 partitions and formatting it as MacOS Journaled with Disk Utility. Default Intel, Intel SSE3 and SoundBlaster USB Audio patch packages were installed. mach_kernel was edited to permit restarting and the graphics card was made to work using the NeoPheus 3.2 ATI package. 10.4.7 JaS upgrade was then added with no ill effectes.

Comments: Installation process worked perfectly except the computer failed to reboot once install was complete (common to all using OS X on the SB86i. Manual reboot by power cycling caused no ill effect). Ethernet, Bluetooth, cardreaders and graphics (including QuartzExtreme and CoreImage) worked perfectly from the 1st boot but NeoPheus' package was required to get resolution switching. Onboard sound doesn't work but the USB sound works fine once onboard sound is disabled in the BIOS. Scored a ~65 in Xbench with BeamSync enabled and ~85 with it disabled.

[edit] Shuttle SB95P v2

Another "barebones" machine

Hardware: Intel Pentium P4 630 CPU, Chipset: Intel Alderwood i925XE, 2x 512 MB Corsair CM2X512A-6400 DDR2-800 RAM, Sapphire Radeon X1600 Pro 256mb GDDR2 DVI / TV / VGA, Realtek ALC880(D), Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet ( BCM57xx ), SAMSUNG HD401LJ (400 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)

Method: Installed with Jas MAC osx86 10.4.6 Install DVD. Had to create new > 10gb partition using diskpart and id=af method.

Comments: CPU is working, but System Profiler shows 4 ghz instead of 3,0 ghz. X1600 needs borisbadenov's patching method. ALC880 and Broadcom Netlink needs patching too. The amount of RAM is correctly displayed and Samsung harddrive is recognised and working.

Update: Prescott 3.4GHz misreporting to 4GHz on 10.4.7 and 10.4.8 as well but is reporting correctly @3.42GHz on 10.4.9 (JaS 10.4.8 followed by paulicat upgrade method)

[edit] Shuttle SN95G5

Hardware: This is a "barebones" machine with a AMD64 Venice, ATI 9800Pro, and IDE HDD.

Method: Used the 10.4.6 Patched Goatsecx DVD Native Install. Created a 10GB Logical FAT32 partition with Acronis Disk Director. Used Disk Utility to erase and format that partition as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". After install I went back into Disk Director and converted the new mac partition into a primary partition, and set it Active.

Comments: Acceleration not working. Have to manually reboot. Hard Drive had to be on the Primary connector on the IDE cable otherwise Disk Utility could not detect HDD. Had to use the PS2 adaptor for my MX518 mouse to get my PS2 Keyboard working.

[edit] Sony VGC-RB40

Hardware: Intel Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz w/HT 1mb L2 Cache, 768mb RAM, 2 SATA Drives: 200gb Samsung, and 160 Western Digital, Onboard Intel 10/100 Network Interface, Dual Layer DVD burner, DVD-ROM, Intel GMA900 Onboard Video, and RealTek HD Audio.

Method: Native Installation. Made use of the 10.4.6 DVD with JaS patchset. Selected the Intel Base and Intel SSE3 patchsets. Did not use the Intel GMA900 patch, and did not encounter problems. Purchased a drive dedicated only to Mac OS X, and used Acronis OS Select to boot between both Windows XP Home and Mac OS X, without any problems.

Comments: None.

[edit] Sony VIAO PCV-RX550

Intel P4, 1.5 ghz, 256 RAM, 60 GB HD, CD and DVD Support

Method: followed the instructions from here. Used Partition Magic to free up space, and bootmagic as the OS selector.

Comments: Runs ok, needs a bit more ram for faster response. Ethernet controller worked fine, drives and USB are good, pretty much a clean install.

[edit] HP Pavilion t300 Desktop PC series

  • JaZ 10.4.6 Patched
  • 4.37GB (4,698,669,056 bytes)
Hardware Details:
  • Video: Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV
  • Hard Drive: WDC WD800EB-11DJF0
  • DVDR: Pioneer DVD-RW DVDR-105
  • Modem: Lucent Win Modem
  • LAN: Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.6Ghz
  • Audio: Realtec AC'97 Audio

Link to Fix the audio

To update from 10.4.6 to to 10.4.7

[edit] Notes:

Please, don’t be so dumb like me… read all the instructions, watch the video to learn more

And more important, chose custom setup when installing the OS and chose install the patchs according to your system.
If you get the FULL drivers for the Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV please notify here.

Good luck, from the first Guatemalan Guy Who Install OSX on a PC ;)

[edit] HP Pavilion 513g

  • JaZ 10.4.6 Patched
  • 4.37GB (4,698,669,056 bytes)
Hardware Details:
  • Chipset: Intel i845GL
  • LAN: Realtek built in
  • Processor: Intel Celeron 1.8Ghz
  • Audio: Realtec AC'97 Audio

Installed using the Jas DVD, erased existing drive with HFS Journaled and all went OK. LAN, Sound, Video works out of box but no fancy graphics, PS2 mouse and keyboard, USB perfect, CDRW works OK. Using computer for my office, works great!

Notes: Remember to set your partition active to avoid b0 error. Look at http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=22844

[edit] AMD Athlon 64 3200+ SSE2

1GB ram Ati Radeon x600 256mb pci-e audio: ac97 I got the JaZ iso torrent and downloaded. I burned it to a DVD and did the native install. After that I used Linux and edited the grub bootloader. Now i have Mac, Linux and Windows x64. Everything worked without any patches including the audio. I haven't been able to edit the resolution as the native is 1024 x 768 and mine is a bit higher. Greetings from Puerto Rico :P

@boot propt, type ?video to get supported video mode once booted, open terminal and type sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist in dict section add

   <key>Graphics Mode</key>

or any supported resoluion

[edit] MSI 915 mPC Barebones

Base Specs: Intel Celeron D 3.6gHz | 1GB DD2 Memory | 80GB Maxtor Hard 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 390

Installation: Installed from 10.4.5 Myzar / 10.4.6 JaS Combo DVD (No issues) - Dual Boot with Windows XP

Hardware: Core Image and Quartz Extreme support GMA 915 Chipset | Sound works | Realtek LAN works | 7-in-1 Card Reader works | Installed NetGear WG311T PCI Wireless Card - Recognized as Airport | All above hardware components worked without modifications

Drivers Installed: AirClick v1.06 Universal (from Griffin's Website) -- Works with Apple's Front Row | MacCam 0.9.1 for Logitech QuickCam Express | PrintFab Driver for Canon MP390

[edit] Fujitsu-Siemens ESPRIMO P5905

Use a prepatched MacOS X.6 DVD-ROM for this workstation. Installation works like a charm! However, there are some buts...

  • 2007/05/13: Seems to work fine. More info in detail soon.
  • Don't forget to select SSE2 during installation
  • Don't use SATA DVD-ROM drive during installation, it cannot boot (works well after installation is finished)
  • Installation of NIC must be done manually (using BCM5751 patch)
  • Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
  • PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
  • Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
  • PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
  • USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller (rev 01)
  • USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
  • PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
  • ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
  • IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
  • IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
  • SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
  • Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 [Radeon X300SE]
  • Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 01)

The ATI display controller is an add-on PCI-Express adapter. I didn't try the onboard Intel(R) adapter.

  • Type: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz
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