HCL 10.8.4/Desktops

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macOS 10.8.4
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 10.8.4 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 10.8.4 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.
Note: For suggestions about table headings, please join the discussion here.


[edit] Acer

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[edit] Asus

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[edit] Compaq

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[edit] Dell

[edit] Dell Optiplex 745

Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used Compatible 64bit
Dell Optiplex 745 Intel Q645 Express w/ ICH8
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13Ghz
  • RAM: 4GB DDR2 667
  • Graphics Card: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 (working w/QE/CI but misidentified as AMD Radeon HD 6xxx)
  • Audio: onboard full working
  • Network: Broadcom 5754 Full working w/ special instructions listed here
  • Monitor: Dell 19" DVI
  • Hard Disk: Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 250 GB
  • USB: All work

Pre-Installation: Bios Settings:

  • SpeedStep on (don't know if it works or not)
  • Virtualization on
  • Change drive option to legacy

Create Bootable Pen Drive:

  • Download Mountain Lion 10.8.4 from the app store
  • Right click it->'Show Package Contents'
  • Open 'Contents'->'Shared Support'
  • Mount 'Install ESD'
  • Open terminal and run this command: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
  • Then enter this command: killall Finder
  • Reopen finder and open Install ESD
  • Mount BaseSystem.dmg
  • Open Disk Utility, click on restore tab, drag 'Mac OS X Base System' to 'Source' and your usb drive to 'destination' and click 'restore'
  • Then go back into Install ESD and copy 'mach_kernel' into the root of your usb drive
  • Open usb drive, go to 'System'->'Installation' and delete the 'Packages' link
  • Then open Install ESD again, copy the 'Packages' folder, and paste it into the usb drive in place of the link you just deleted
  • Download extra folder from here: http://www.osx86.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=4123 and put into root of usb drive
  • Removed ATI6000Controller.kext from S/L/E and backed it up elsewhere (because of Radeon HD 6670)
  • Finally, download the latest version of chimera and install it onto your usb drive
  • Repair permissions of usb drive with kext wizard



  • used boot flag GraphicsEnabler=no (6670 only)
  • Format drive to GUID partition map scheme and Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    • If you used the mbr patch above, just select mbr partition map instead
  • Install it and reboot
  • Fix bios settings again because it'll have been reset
Post Installation:
  • Install latest version of chimera
  • Go into hard drive of new install and create a new folder and title it 'Extra'
  • Install kexts into S/L/E, copy org.chameleon.Boot.plist into Extra, and run AppleRTC patch from here:


  • Installed BCM7522D (kext wizard) to S/L/E:

http://www.osx86.net/view/3074-bcm5722d.kext.html for network card

  • Installed patched IOATAFamily (kext wizard) to S/L/E to prevent 'still waiting for root device' error:


  • Installed backed up ATI6000Controller back into S/L/E (6670 only)
  • Opened champlist:


  • Added boot flag 'ForceHPET', timeout = 10 (help eliminate 'still waiting for root device' error), smbios iMac 9,1

"Create DSDT to fully solve 'still waiting for root device' problem"

  • Download DSDT Editor:


  • Open DSDT Editor
  • File->Extract DSDT
  • Patch->Open (navigate to where dsdt editor is downloaded, open 'Patches' -> IoataFamily
  • Click 'Apply'
  • IASL->Compile->Fix Errors
  • IASL->Save AML as (save is as 'DSDT.aml' and save it to 'Extra' folder)

To Resolve App Store Error

  • Opened EFIStudio:


  • Ethernet->Add Device->Hex String to Clipboard
  • Opened champ list
  • Pasted hex string into device properties
  • Went to System preferences->network and deleted anything there
  • Then went to Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration and deleted NetworkInterfaces.plist

Rest of Post Install:

  • Repaired permissions and caches via kext wizard
  • Removed usb drive
  • Rebooted into new installation


  • Putting the computer into sleep manually by hitting the power button works fine, but auto sleep is glitchy.
  • I had to open champlist and remove the darkwake=0 boot flag.
  • Then In System Preferences->Energy Saver, I had to uncheck 'Put hard disks to sleep when possible' and 'Wake for ethernet access'.
  • Finally, I had to set the sleep timing in Energy Saver so the display went to sleep before the computer.
  • Auto sleep works now, but only wakes up when I hit the power button (and it takes a while). If I hit the keyboard, it'll start to wake up but then go back to sleep again.
  • Good Luck - Zackptg5

[edit] Optiplex 780

Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used Compatible 64bit
Dell Optiplex 780 Intel Q45 Express w/ ICH10D
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93Ghz
  • RAM: 3GB 1333 Mhz DDR3
  • VGA : ATI RADEON HD5450 512MB
  • Audio : ADI 1984A HDA onboard Full working
  • Network: Intel WG82567LM Full working / Hawking HWUG1 works with MAC OS 10.6 driver
  • Graphic: working with QE/CI 1680x1050x32
  • Bluetooth: USB bluetooth cambridge silicon radio works OOB
  • Monitor : HP W2207" VGA Cable
  • Hard Disk : SATA 160Gb 7200 RPM HDD
  • DVD : DVD +/- RW TSSTCorp Sata TL-463A
  • USB, eSata: all work
  • Installed 10.8 Final with USB Pen creation + Chameleon 2.1-SVN-r1820_Trunk_10.8.pkg, see for tutorial [1]
  • Boot USB Pen and then create a MBR partition HFS+ journaled , then install as usual, Then install Chameleon 2.1-SVN-r1820_Trunk_10.8 with SMBios 9,1 and Kexts on HD
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2.1-SVN-r1820_Trunk_10.8
  • Kexts used : fakesmc.kext,NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, ElliotForceLegacyRTC.kext (needed to avoid Bios Reset), ATI5000.kext, AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext (needed for QE/CI)
  • Audio - VoodooHDA.kext v. 2.62 (x86_64).
  • Video - ATI5000.kext - org.chameleon.Boot.plist - Graphics Mode=1680x1050x32 - GraphicsEnabler=Yes - Modified AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext for QE/CI (Edit string IOPCIMatch added key 0x68E11002)
  • SATA - AHCI in BIOS (Set by default on BIOS)
  • Ethernet - IntelE1000.kext
  • Sleep & Wakeup : Works , no Kext needed
  • OSX Lion start in 64 bit kernel by default
  • Update 10.8.1 updated with software update no problems with install
  • Update 10.8.2 updated with 10.8.2 combo update after that install ATI5000.kext, AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext for fixing video than reboot.
  • Update 10.8.3 updated with 10.8.3 combo update after that install Chameleon 2.1-SVN-r1820_Trunk_10.8 bootloader with SMBios 9,1 and installed 2 new kext files for fixing video the ATI5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext after that than reboot. (string for Sapphire 0x68E11002)
  • Update 10.8.4 updated with 10.8.4 combo update after that install Chameleon 2.1-SVN-r1820_Trunk_10.8 bootloader with SMBios 9,1 and installed 2 new kext files for fixing video the ATI5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext after that than reboot. (string for Sapphire 0x68E11002)

[edit] Optiplex 960 DT

Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used Compatible 64bit
Optiplex 960 DT Intel® Q45 Express chipset w/ ICH10
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 2.99Ghz
  • BIOS chip (NVRAM)-8Mb
  • NIC - Intel® 82567, integrated network interface
  • RAM: 2GB 800 Mhz DDR2
  • VGA : Asus HD5450 Silent - 1Gb - full QE/CI
  • Audio : Analog Devices ADI 1984A Integrated HD Audio
  • Network: Intel 82567
  • Graphic: Radeon Cedar - 1920x1080x32
  • Monitor : SyncMaster S24B350 VGA Cable
  • Hard Disk : SSD 128Gb Crucial M4 for OS and a HDD 250Gb SATA for applications and data.
  • DVD : DVD +/- RW TSSTCorp not connected at SATA (SATA used for SSD disk)
  • USB work
  • eSata: not tested
  • SATA - set AHCI/Raid in BIOS (Dell BIOS A01)
  • RAID Support - NOT USED
  • Logitech 910c HD Pro camera
  • Operating System Requirements
  1. OSX 10.8.1, updated to 10.8.3, see the link [2]
  2. The 10.8.3 installed update [3]
  3. backup all the Kext (in S/L/E folder)
  • Install the 10.8.4 update
  • Modified Kexts :
  1. ATI5000Controller.kext, (updated with 10.8.4 install) - modified Info.plist text file for QE/CI)
  2. AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext, (updated with 10.8.4 install) - modified Info.plist text file for QE/CI)
  • Video - To have full QE/CI used Asus HD5450 (Radeon code name Cedar), must modify info.plist in the
-ATI5000Controller.kext extension added/modified a key (Dev_ID,Ven_Id), reported by "System Info" application, see [4] like this, ( text in bold added /modified ) :


and AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext - Edit string IOPCIMatch in Info.plist file - changed key 0x68f91002 (Dev_ID;Ven_Id) in Cedar name section: my key was 0x68f91002, Dev Id:68f9 and Ven Id:1002 like this, ( text in bold added /modified ):


  • Audio - Microphone works badly Cross.png discussion incomprehensible with voodoo 2.53 kext
  • Every time you changed files in the kernel extensions directory (S/L/E -> /System/Library/Extentions) you must repair permissions, it may be used the kext utility tool.
  • OS X 10.8.4 start in 64 bit
  • Installed update 10.8.5 Tick.png [5]

[edit] Vostro 200

  • Install Method: OSXLatitude -> follow this link for all the necessary details.
  • Limited choice of graphics card on Slim Tower models (low-profile cards + 250W power supply). Better choice on Mini Tower models (full height cards).
Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used Compatible 64bit
Dell Vostro 200 (ST) Intel® G33 (ICH9) Express chipset
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4GB DDR2-800
  • HDD: 2 x SATA 320GB 7200rpm
  • Video: Twintech nVidia GeForce GT610 2GB DDR3 (model with small fan) -> works OOB
  • Audio: Realtek onboard ALC888 -> Ok with VoodooHDA kext
  • Network: Intel 82562V-2 10/100Mb built-in Ethernet -> Ok with Intel82566MM kext (or AppleIntelE1000)
  • Card Reader: Internal-USB TEAC CA200 19-in-1 -> works OOB
  • SpeedStep -> Ok
  • Sleep & wake -> Ok
  • Used unlocked BIOS 1.0.16 from www.bios-mods.com to provide HDD AHCI mode. With standard BIOS, select RAID mode to get AHCI support.
  • Installed Mountain Lion 10.8 with MyHack 3.1.2 + combo update to 10.8.4 (direct software update, via Apple menu, from a previous version such as 10.8.3 Ok too)
  • Full installation method + bootpack (DSDT + kexts) + EDP available at www.osxlatitude.com
  • Installation should work just the same on Vostro 200 Mini-Tower (MT) -> better capabilities re: graphics cards
  • Patched DSDT (for shutdown, restart, HDD icons, wake...)

[edit] Dell Precision T1500

  • Install Method:
  • No DSDT
Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used Compatible 64bit
Dell Precision T1500 Intel® P55 chipset
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3-1333
  • HDD: 1 x SATA SSD 64GB
  • HDD: 1 x SATA 1TB 7200rpm
  • Video: nVidia Quadro FX 580 -> works OOB
  • Audio: Onboard HDA -> Ok with VoodooHDA kext
  • Network: Onboard Broadcom 57780 Gigabit-Ethernet-Controller -> no reliable kext available
  • Built-in DVD reader -> works OOB
  • Sleep/wake -> works OOB

  • Used latest BIOS 2.4.0. AHCI support enabled, disabled the onboard ethernet controller and the onboard serial port
  • Installed Mountain Lion 10.8.4 with the kernel flag PCIRootUID=0
  • Installed Chimera after installation
  • Use a cheap TP-Link PCI-E ethernet controller instead of the onboard one; installed AppleRTL8169Ethernet.kext to enable the TP-Link controller
  • Summary: the T1500 works like a charm, no DSDT required, sleep/wake fully functioning, AppStore/iMessages works
  • No patched DSDT needed

[edit] HP

[edit] HP Pavillion M9340f

Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used Compatible 64bit
HP M9340F Intel G33 / ICH9
  • CPU: Core2Quad Q6700
  • RAM: 6GB DDR2 PC2-6400
  • Video card: NATIVE=9500GS **NOT TESTED because fan broke and had to get replacement** USED=GT240
  • Ethernet: Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCIe (Work).
  • Audio: Realtek ALC888s.
  • Motherboard: ASUS IPIBL-LB
  • ...10.8...updated to 10.8.4 Install with PCIRootUID flag
  • Got Graphics driver from NVIDIA site: LINK
  • Realtek Ethernet driver: LINK

Scroll Down to Other and download driver for 10.7

  • SMBios MacPro 3.1
  • Install a proper DSDT
  • Wifi Driver: Patch IO802FAMILY.kext with device id
  • Used dual boot with windows 7.
  • AHCI on, raid off (although it might work with raid on)
  • Audio: Voodoo hda

[edit] Lenovo/IBM

[edit] ThinkCentre

Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used Compatible 64bit
MT-M-6209 CM1 Intel 975X System configuration:
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @2,33GHz
  • 4GB DDR-3 1064MHz
  • Chipset Intel 975X
  • NVidia GTS 250
  • Dual Display
  • Intel 82567LM-3 Gigabit Ethernet

Component status:

  • Audio - Yes
  • Ethernet - Yes
  • USB 2.0 - Yes
  • Shutdown/Reboot - Yes
  • Sleep - No
Installation method:
  • instalation via Chameleon
  • Mountain Lion 10.8.0 then upgrade to 10.8.4

Post install

  • AppleHDA.kext

Not working

  • internal speaker

[edit] Medion

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[edit] No Name

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