HCL 10.6.4/Desktops

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macOS 10.6.4
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 10.6.4 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 10.6.4 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.


[edit] Dell

[edit] Vostro 400 Mini Tower

  • Install Method: iAtkos S3 V2
  • Kernel: Darwin 10.4.0
  • Chipset: Intel G33
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 8800 GTS Working
  • USB devices work fine.
  • USB speeds seem to be slow on external 2.0 hub.
  • Processor: Q6600 Quad Core 2.4Ghz
  • Audio: Apple HD Audio fix required
  • LAN: Works OOB
  • SATA: ICH8 RAID 3 Gigabit (Works OOB)

Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
Vostro 400 Intel G33
  • CPU: Q6600 Quad Core 2.4Ghz
  • Graphic card: GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB
  • RAM: 4 GB PC2 DDR2 667 (Maxed out, wish it would handle more)
  • Hard disk: 300GB VelociRaptor WDC WD3000HLFS-01G6U1
  • LAN: Realtek 8169 - AppleRTL8169Ethernet.kext
  • Sound: Intel HDA
  • Card Reader: Works.


  • iAtkos S3 V2 DVD
  • OSX Version: 10.6.3; Updated to 10.6.4 through Apple Software updater (no problems).
Works but Not Used 64bit boots native

[edit] HP

[edit] Pavilion Media Center M7170N

  • Install Method: Empire EFI + Retail 10.6.3 + software update + MyHACK (most recent for updates)
  • Kernel: Darwin 10

* Alt. Install: KALYWAY 10.5.2 works OOB

  • Board: ASUS P5LP-LE
  • Chipset: Intel 945P
  • RAM: 2GB 667Mhz
  • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 6600 Working with NVenabler/inject kext
  • PS/2: Kext needed, USB devices work fine.
  • USB: Working, some devices only recognized if plugged in during boot.
  • Processor: PentiumD 830 Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz 800 MHz FSB
  • Audio: ALC882 Injector WORKING
  • LAN: Works with bootloader
  • SATA & IDE: Working OOB
  • MyHACK Installer fixes a lot of driver issues, I think LAN was fixed with the bootloader -- On SLEEP, USB fails. -- Occasional Panic, either restart to resolve or re-install newest MyHACK in Safe Mode.
Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
Pavilion P621 Intel G43 Express
  • CPU: Core 2 Quad Q8300 (Y) 2.5 GHz (95W)
  • Graphic card: GeForce G210 512mb - After Mac Graphic update theres only needed GraphicsEnabler=Yes
  • RAM: 4 GB PC3-10600 MB/sec
  • Hard disk: 1TB
  • LAN: Realtek 8111DL - R1000L.kext
  • Sound: Integrated Realtek ALC888S - Works with VoodooHDA
  • Card Reader: Works.


  • Install Method: Mac OSX Snow Leopard Retail DVD 10.6.3
  • OSX Version: 10.6.4; Darwin Kernel From 10.6.4 + Graphic Update .
  • Kexts installed form Multibeast
Unknown Unknown

[edit] Packard Bell

[edit] iXtreme M5720

  • Install Method: iAtkos S3 10.6.3 (Upgrade 10.6.4)
  • Kernel: PCJ kernel(the only one that works with 64bit)
  • RAM: 8GB 1066Mhz
  • Graphics:Nvidia GT220 1GB, EFI String:DVI/VGA, NVenabler
  • PS/2: Working Whit kext PS/2
  • USB: Working
  • Processor: Intel Quad Core [email protected] 2,50 ghz
  • Audio: VoodooHDA,uncheck AppleHDA
  • LAN: Works with Kext http://www.kexts.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=13&act=down&actionhash=guest
  • SATA & IDE: Intel SATA/IDE
  • Wireless: No Works
  • Install Method:

- Bootloader

Chameleon v2 rc4(rc5 didn't work for me for some reason)

- Bootloader options

Graphics enabler
USB(check the whole box)

- Modified Kernels

PCJ kernel(the only one that works with 64bit)

- Patches

SleepEnabler(don't remember if i had to use this)
uncheck AppleHDA

- VGA-nVidia-EFI string


- Enablers


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