HCL 10.6.5/Desktops

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Mac OS X 10.6.5
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 10.6.5 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. Use vanilla kernel if it is supported.

  • 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 10.6.5 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.

Contents

[edit] Acer Aspire x3900

  • Specs
    • Intel Core i5
    • 4 GB Dual Channel DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM - 2x2GB
    • Nvidia 320 512 Mb
    • 1 Tb 7200 RPM SATA HDD
    • Chipset Intel H57 Express
    • Optical Drive SATA: 16X (DVD+/-RW) Burner Drive
    • High Definition Audio
    • Network Gigabit Ethernet (not tested)
  • Install Methods
    • Remove extra memory if present
    • Remove onboard VGA port cover and select it from BIOS for install process
    • Boot from iBoot (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=234374). Then change your CD for the Snow Leopard Retail DVD (I used 10.6.0 retail dvd from USB stick). GUID Partition. Upgrade to 10.6.5 but don't reboot just patch the system with MultiBeast, selecting EasyBeast and proper Nvdia and audio drivers. Reboot. You're almost done.
    • Set Nvidia card for video from BIOS menu (and cover the onboard VGA port)
  • Works
    • Everything works fine but ethernet not tested (using USB wireless card after patch).

[edit] Dell Dimension 9100

(NOTE: 64bit so far unachievable)

  • Specs
    • Intel® Pentium® D 925 (3.0 GHz, 800FSB)
    • 4 GB Dual Channel DDR2 677 MHz - 2x2GB
    • Nvidia GT430 1GB
    • 80gb 7200 RPM SATA HDD
    • Chipset Intel ICH7
    • Optical Drive IDE: DVD-RW
    • Sigmatel 9221 HD audio
    • Realtek 8139 10/100
    • Onboard network (not working)
  • Install Methods
    • Hazard 10.6.2 install disc
    • Legacy Kernel
    • IOPCIFamily fix (essential to stop KP)
    • About this Mac SMBIOS fix
    • VoodooHDA for 2 Channel
    • Chameleon RC4
  • After Install
    • Run 10.6.5 combo update (or greater) - do not restart after completion
    • Install latest legacy kernel from Netkas
    • Run Tonymacx86's Multibeast and choose Chameleon RC5, VoodooHDA and Graphics Enabler=Yes bootflag.
    • Restart and if necessary boot with flag "legacy_kernel".
    • Run Tonymacx86's Nvidia Fermi update
    • For QE/CI - Patch com.apple.Boot.plist with EDID via gfxutil - check http://tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8157
    • Install CUDA update from Nvidia if desired
    • In /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist enter flags - FSB:199510282, USBFix=Yes
    • Realtek 8139 use: PCGenRTL8139Ethernet-1.2.0. Will work at reduced speed until you follow included instructions to patch. Then full 10/100
  • Working
    • Dual Core, CUDA and everything working fantastic except onboard LAN and chop issues with USB audio cards, Cakewalk UA-25EX in particular.
    • Tests with Final Cut studio 3 work great, RT Unlimited at High quality playback, initial problems with RT profiling allowing only low/med playback. To Fix, remove one 2gb stick of RAM, restart, clear final cut preferences and RT profile again. Then install second 2gb stick.

[edit] Vostro 220s Slim Tower

  • Specs
    • Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core E5300 (2.60GHz, 2M, L2Cache, 800FSB)
    • 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz - 2DIMMs
    • Integrated Video, Intel® GMA X4500HD
    • 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache蒂
    • Integrated PCIe Gb NIC Ethernet
    • Optical Drive Single Drive: 16X (DVD+/-RW) Burner Drive
    • Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio
  • Install Methods
    • Retail OS 10.6 + Combo Update + (iboot+MultiBeast)
      • Follow the iboot+multibeast installation guide
      • Select easybeast + several custom options


[edit] HP Pavillion Elite m9000t

(NOTE: fully 64-bit capable without the atheros wireless)

  • Specs
    • Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz, 8 MB L2, 1066 FSB?)
    • 8 GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz - 4DIMMs
    • Nvidia 9500 GS 512 MB(working QE/CI - using graphics enabler MyHack)
    • 250 GB Barracuda 16 MB cache 7200 RPM
    • Intel 82566DC-2 Gigabit Ethernet(working)
    • Optical Drive Single Drive: 16X (DVD+/-RW) Burner Drive
    • ALC888s 7.1 Audio(working, not sure about 7.1) Has X-Fi PCI(completely non-functional with OSX).
  • Install Methods
    • Myhack seems to be the best. had to play around with kexts, now the only thing not working is sleep.

Used guides for installing Snow leopard on pavillion elite, replacing chameleon with MyHack, updated to 10.6.5, deleting sleepenabler, and updating kexts as needed.

Video is smooth, Planning on testing VMWare fusion and parallels for games.

[edit] Positivo SIM+ i730

(NOTE: fully 64-bit capable, everything working flawlessly) (NOTE 2: this is a common brand from Brazil)

  • Specs
    • Intel Core 2 Duo E7400
    • Motherboard Positivo POS-MIG 31AG (or as many forums says, it's in fact a MSI G31M3-L V2 / MSI G31M3-LS V2)
    • 4 GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz - 2x2GB
    • Nvidia 8800 GT 512 MB (working QE/CI - using graphics enabler and EFI Studio string)
    • 500 GB Samsung 7200 RPM SATA HDD
    • Chipset Intel G31 Bearlake ICH7
    • Optical Drive SATA: 16X (DVD+/-RW) Burner Drive
    • Audio Realtek ALC888 / Intel 82801GB ICH7
    • Network Realtek RTL8101E
  • Install Methods
    • Boot from nawcom's boot cd v0.3 (http://blog.nawcom.com). When it shits, eat it, then change your CD for the Snow Leopard Retail DVD (I used 10.6.0 retail dvd). Press F5 and after some time the Mac OS X Installer will appear... go for it. Formatted the SATA HDD in 1 partition with Disk Utility and MBRed. The install took FOREVER (I mean really, very very long time) and the DVD is perfect. At least it installed. To upgrade to 10.6.5 please make sure you installed Adobe Flash Player just after installing 10.6.0 because Safari can be very slow for whatever reason. And install another browser (I only use Chrome). Then just download the 10.6.5 Combo Update (DON'T software update your machine!) from Apple's official site and you're done. Here everything works, including a very old USB to Bluetooth dongle. The only complain is that sometimes under intense use of the network you'll have a slowness that only reboot solves - but that's really nothing. Have fun!


[edit] Medion MD 8833(modified)

processor:Q6600 Ram: 3gb Graphics: 9800gt sound: realtek alc888s

installed using iatkos s3 v2. All working. Sound only 2 boxes, no 5.1 sound!


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