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     <td>Firewire hard drive works; Firewire connection to digital camcorder works; Firewire networking not tested.</td>
     <td>Firewire hard drive works; Firewire connection to digital camcorder works; Firewire networking not tested.</td>
    <td>Adaptec 2906</td>
    <td>AVA-2906 50-pin Fast SCSI controller</td>
    <td>Not recognized.</td>
    <td>Adaptec 2940UW pro</td>
    <td>AHA-2940UW Pro Wide SCSI Controller</td>
    <td>Not recognized.</td>
    <td>Adaptec 19160</td>
    <td>ASC-29160 Ultra 160 SCSI controller</td>
    <td>Not recognized.</td>

Revision as of 12:30, 19 June 2007

Note: Because of the introduction of the Macintels, this list can also be used for hardware that you have tested with the new Macs! Just make sure that you let us know you're using it on an Apple machine.

This is a component level hardware compatibility list. We want to keep it as accurate as possible, but please, do not entirely rely on this list when buying hardware. Add which parts you have working in the categories listed below, or create a new category. Please keep alphabetical order inside the categories. The categories themselves are ordered by popularity. Please list any caveats or problems as well.

  • 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.



For a comprehensive list of possible Intel chipsets: http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets

Hardware Name Manufacturer Notes Fully working without patching Chipset
IL8 ABIT Installation freezed at the end when Restart button appear. Just warm boot into the OS. It will works fine. The SATA 3Gb/s works ( Raid not tested ), Ide works, Onboard LAN works ( GbE not tested ). Onboard Audio does not work. NO, JaS 10.4.6 DVD i945P
AG8 3rd-eye ABIT Everything works fine, audio output 2CH (I have note tried in and spdif), sata and eide controller (eide mode), usb, ethernet 10/100 (gigabit not tested). NO, HoTISO 10.4.6 DVD i915p
AN8 Ultra ABIT nForce GbE works with forcedeth(10,100; 1000 not tested), Realtek AC97 works (at least 2ch), SATA works with modified AppleVIAATA.kext, 1394 sometimes throws weird message the kernel but work (tested with iPod), USB works, need to remove kextcache to reboot NO, JaS 10.4.6+PPF1 nForce 4 Ultra
AX8 2.0 ABIT Everything works fine, SATA RAID with VIAATA.kext only on first and second sata slot (via8237) and with disk in sata mode 1 (150 mb/sec), Sound work with AC97 text modified by pet (no spdif) No
AV8 1.x ABIT Everything works fine, except network card, Sound both channel (with patched AC97 kext), + spdif No K8T800Pro
IC7-G v1.1 ABIT Sound works (line out, mic in; others not tested), network works, USB works, FireWire works. SATA not tested. JaS 10.4.6 875P
IS7 ABIT Sound works (line out, others not tested), Built in LAN does NOT work, USB works, FireWire works. SATA works. Goatse 10.4.6 865P
KN8 Sli (and KN8 Ultra) ABIT Same as 10.4.4 and 10.4.5:No Gigabit LAN. Audio Works (Onboard). No SATA. Otherwise works great (Onboard FireWire works.) Goatse 10.4.6 NVIDIA NF4 SLI
KV8 Pro ABIT Same as 10.4.4 and 10.4.5:No Gigabit LAN. [url=http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=15555]AC97 Audio (Onboard)[/url], SATA support with AppleVIAATA.kext. Works great have to use a few kexts from older ver of 10.4.3. IOUSBFamily.kext, IOATAFamily.kext, IOPCIFamily.kext No K8T800
NV8 ABIT USB works out of the box. AC97 works with patch. Mic in works, but is too quiet. LAN works with forcedeth. Initially, SATA worked, but was intermittent, and now hasn't worked in some time even with the AppleVIAATA hack. No, JaS 10.4.6 nForce 4 4X
ConRoe945G-DVI ASROCK DUAL MONITOR WORKS! DVI+D-SUB,P-ATA, SATA, USB, integrated graphics: OK. Gigabit RTL8111B: used the BorisBadenov installer (see link for details). Audio: works with path AppleAzalia.kext, (see link for details) Conroe 6400 correctly shown in System Profiler as well as an additional Firewire card with VIA chipset.] NO-need azalia for audio+BorisB for gigabit LAN, Jas10.4.6/10.4.7 945G + ICH7
775i65GV ASROCK Installed using pre-patched Jas 10.4.6 DVD

Everything works great (including SATA) except for audio, but m-audio mobilepre USB device works as an external sound card for me

User 2: Everything Worked; Including Audio (System Profiler lists as PCM Audio) But Cannot Change Volume at all. Didn't test onboard video; Used Radeon 9600XT.

Yes, except audio 945GV
775XFire-eSATA2 ASROCK Installed using pre-patched Jas 10.4.6 DVD

USB, SATA, IDE Works Perfectly, No Sound & Network (I've tried nothing to make it works)
I don't know why but with Intel920 i can't use SSE3 Kernel but just SSE2, However i tried some benchmarks using an Intel D945GNTL with SSE3 enabled and i got no performance loss

I tried ATI X1600XT and GeForce 7600GT but i got strange graphics artifacts that does not appear using the same hardware on ASUS P5PL2 and Intel D945GNTL
NO 945PL
775i945GZ Asrock
  • Working: GMA950 CI and QE, ATA, USB, Audio ALC888 (2 ch. out with mod. azalia kext), LAN, standby, SATA, Firewire, Intel Celeron D336 2.8 GHz with SSE3 path
JaS 10.4.6 Install DVD Intel 945GZ
775Twins HDTV ASROCK no sound, no network.Celeron336 show 2.78GHz but in IntelD945GNT show 4GHz. CPU feature just show SSE and SSE2, no SSE3 but IntelD945 show SSE, SSE2 and SSE3. Ram not know speed NO, Prepatched Jas 10.4.6 DVD ATI xpress200
775i65PE ASROCK Using Intel Pentium 4 511 2.8GHz, everything works like a charm, ATA, LAN, sound, USB, restart function, shutdown function. Also using Sony DVD writter and Sony DVDROM without problems. The USB Legacy also works for USB keyboard & mouse. Since this board doesn't have graphics onboard, I use HIS ATI Radeon 9550 with patched ATIRadeon9700.kext and Callisto driver, having QE/CI with cube/ripple effects. Also replace the IOPCIFamily.kext with 10.4.5 version. The graphics card also works with framebuffer to change the resolution and enter display sleep. System sleep doesn't work, for the monitor does sleeps but the casing's fans keep rotating. Haven't try with the SATA. Yes, using JaS 10.4.6 PPF1 DVD Intel 865
775Dual-VSTA ASROCK Had to disable CPU flags on the 1.9 bios before the install DVD would even install. Get the network going by using VIA Rhine driver at pinxue.net, just follow given instructions. For the ALC888, use the method given for ALC882 but with the following numbers: AppleAzaliaAudio file is 0x10ec0888, and AppleAzaliaConroller is 0x32881106 (at least for me anyway). Now, everything works perfectly, no exceptions. No, JaS 10.4.6 VIA PT880 Pro/Ultra
P4V88 ASROCK Sata works with VIAATA.kext, LAN works with another kext. ATA, Audio (only left channel).In the "Mac info" recognize USB controllers, but i haven't tried if they works. NO, HOTiSO 10.4.6 DVD then had to add some kext VIA PT880
P4Dual-915gl ASROCK All works. However you need to ensure MAXCPUID is turned off in the bios, as well as HYPERTHREADING. I do not know why, buy the former throws kernel panics, and the latter throws divide-by-zero (i386_div) errors. I used JaS 10.4.6. Need to install 10.4.5 GMA915/900 graphics drivers to work well. Also you need to turn on PS2 in /etc/rc. Everything working here. Installed without a hitch. On board graphics with CoreImage/Quartz Extreme, SATA, and networking all working here! Sound out (not tried sound in) works fine. Restart also works fine. I used PS2 keyboard to install but and then USB keyboard/mouse worked fine with usb legacy support activated in bios. NO, Prepatched Jas 10.4.6 DVD then had to patch Video and change BIOS settings Intel 915GL
P4Dual-915gl ASROCK Works well. Install went flawlessly. The on board graphics work well with QE/CI working as is sound (only tried out), onboard networking and restart with usb legacy support activated in BIOS. Have a ATA hard drive installed in this one so I have not tried the SATA. May need ps2 keyboard to install. Didn't do anything else and it works great! Myzar 10.4.4/10.4.5 DVD and then Myzar 10.4.6 update v3 Intel 915GL
K8Upgrade VM800 ASROCK Worked just fine for the most part with a Sempron64 in the Socket 754 slot. Unsure if sound works, and the onboard NIC doesnt work at all, SATA is hit and miss so maybe use PATA. Video is fine though. NO, Prepatched Jas 10.4.6 DVD VIA K8M800
K8Upgrade-760GX ASROCK Works, but onboard video limited to 1024x768 @ 60Hz. Audio not working. Ethernet not working. USB Working. PS2 Working. CPU: Sempron 3100+ Jas 10.4.6 DVD SiS 760GX
939Dual-SATA2 ASROCK Everything working except Sound and Ethernet. Only Primary ATA channel working at real slow speed.Sata and Sata2 working with modified kext (device id). No. ULI M1695/ULI M1567
939A8X-M ASROCK No Sound and Ethernet. Have not tried SATA. (Chess application slow, Rosetta?) No, Myzar 10.4.6 DVD ULI M1695/ULI M1567
939 SLI32-eSATA2 ASROCK Fully operative except integrated Gigabit NIC and HD Audio (there must be a workaround for Azalia, still haven't tried). To make SATA work, edit AppleVIAATA.kext/Contents/Info.plist and use this id 0x528810B9 in the VIA SATA controller section and in the AppleAHCIPort.kext/Contents/Info.plist in the ICH7MAHCI section. Yes, but no NIC ULi M1697 + M1695
p4vm800 (478) ASROCK All works - Celeron D 310, PATA HDD Maxtor 40gb, PATA DVD Pioner109, Sound - 2 channels with patch for AppleAC97AudioVia.kext, intergraded video s3unichrome as VESA3.0 (no QE,CI) in 1280x1024 after correct boot plist, network with viarhine driver, USB in high speed mode, usb latency turn on No, Maxxuss 10.4.6 and device patches VIA vm800
A8R32-MVP Deluxe Asus Boots into Mac OS x 10.4.6. (JaS Repacked image) without any problems. Ethernet works, and thats the only thing i tested. No ATI Crossfire Xpress 3200
A8N-SLI Premium Asus

Using BIOS 1005
Installed using pre-patched Jas 10.4.6 DVD
Onboard FireWire works great.
nForce4 LAN works with the forcedeth driver
nForce4 SATA controller works erratically with joblo10's patch (part of install DVD)
Cannot get onboard audio to work. Have tried everything suggested here and here to no avail

No nForce4 SLI
A8N32-SLI Deluxe Asus

Using BIOS 1303
Installed using pre-patched Jas 10.4.6 DVD
Works: IDE, Audio, Yukon Gigabit, USB, nvidia SATA (using AppleVIAATA.kext)
Havnt Tryed: sil image sata
Dosnt Work: Nvidia Gigabit (requires forcedeath driver)

No nForce4 SLI X16
P5PE-VM Asus

Installed using a pre-patched 10.4.6 DVD natively
Works: IDE, Sata, Audio, Yukon Gigabit, USB (Audio works by editing AppleAC97AudioIntelICH.kext, see guide on this wiki)

No, JAS 10.4.6 DVD Intel 865G
NF7-M Asus

USB, IDE, Sound Works Perfectly. No SATA or Network (can't get Broadcom 440X to work like others have)

No, JAS 10.4.6 DVD nForce3
P4GV-LA Asus Pretty much everything works out of the box (ethernet, sound, usb) Onboard video is not recognized correctly and I haven't tried firewire. JaS 10.4.6 DVD Intel 845GV
P5PL2 Asus

Installed using pre-patched Jas 10.4.6 DVD
USB, SATA, IDE Works Perfectly, No Sound & Network (I've tried nothing to make it works)
I don't know why but with Intel920 i can't use SSE3 Kernel but just SSE2, However i tried some benchmarks using an Intel D945GNTL with SSE3 enabled and i got no performance loss

No i945PL
P5VD1-X Asus

Ethernet runs fine, USB needed the latest from apple, Sound can be found a fix for VIA 82xx chipset, and there is a way to fix AppleVIAATA on researching on the forum too, mouse doesn't worked on USB during the installation

No VIA 82xx
P4B-MX Asus Everything works except the onboard sound. Intel LAN, USB, PATA IDE all working straight from first boot. Used JaS 10.4.6 install DVD Yes, with pre-patched 10.4.6 JaS, but onboard sound not recognised. Intel 845 Chipset
P4PE Asus networking out of the box. sound works but took tweaking - didn't check for stereo. Promise RAID controller not recognized out of the box - haven't tried to tweak. used HOTiSO 10.4.6 install DVD Intel 845PE
A8V Deluxe Asus All 8 USB Ports with IOUSBFamily.kext 10.4.3, Marvell Yukon with driver from 3d drivers list, AC97 with 2 channels, Sata with VIASata driver are running great. No KT800
A8V-VM Asus LAN works, USB 5-6 works (1-4 don't). Sound (Analog Devices SoundMAX various .kexts tested) doesn't work. Onboard VGA (Via DeltaChrome) only 1024*768. SATA and USB 7-8 not tested. No VIA K8M890, VIA VT8251
P5ND2-SLi Deluxe Asus Everything works BUT SATA Almost nForce 4 Intel SLi
P5LD2-V Asus ITE IDE doesn't work. Sound works 2ch with Azalia kext. QE/CI/QE2D supported Jas 10.4.6 DVD Intel 945G
P5GDC-Deluxe Asus everything works EXCEPT CMedia 9880 audio, tried all drivers and methods I founded ANYBODY knows how sound works? Castana Team 10.4.6 DVD
K8N Asus Everything works fine, SATA with VIAATA.kext patch(included in the installer of JAS), Sound work with AC97, nvidia onboard ethernet work with forcedeth. Nvidia FX5200 128MB works better without macvidia driver, the xbench results are better. No nForce3 250
N4L-VM DH Asus All hardware works (USB, SATA, IDE, VGA, though sound not tested yet. Onboard 950 supports QE. Remember to disable the second core on processor when installing and specify cpus=1. Second core works perfectly once installed. NO, Jas 10.4.6 DVD Intel 945GM + ICH7-M DH
P4C800-E Deluxe Asus Installation worked fine, no hitches. LAN worked from the get-go. The audio also worked for 2 channels, but it was flipped (the back speakers were putting out the stereo sound). I went into the Midi Audio tool and set it to 4-channels. I corrected the speakers in the Speaker set up. After that, I set the sample rate to 48000. This seemed to enable the extra channels, even though the levels for the channels were grayed out. I'm still working on different settings, but so far, I've gotten 4 channels to work, even if you can't level them properly. Used Jas 10.4.5/10.4.6 update
P5LD2-VM Asus All works great apart from the ITE IDE port. Sound works great but only 2ch out. GMA950 (64MB max) gfx work wonderfully. Go to http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=18642 to find instructions to get audio working. NO, Jas 10.4.6 DVD Intel 945G
P5WD2-E Premium Asus Marvell RAID does not work at all. Must be disabled in BIOS! Intel ICH7R is kind of working. Visit IDE Configuration in BIOS: Don't choose AHCI SATA. Use Standard IDE mode for SATA+PATA. I used the Intel IDE for DVDR and the Intel SATA for HD. Floppy doesn't work. Marvell LAN works fine. 2 ch sound working after patching Azalia. Go to http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=19786 for instructions. USB works. Firewire has not been tested yet. Jas 10.4.6 DVD Intel 975x
P5W DH Asus LAN works fine. Jas 10.4.6 DVD Intel 975x
P5GD1-VM Asus Sound (only out), ethernet, USB, SATA, GMA900 and Firewire (P5GD1-VM BULK version have built-in Firewire and yes it works. Tested with M-Audio FW-410) Note: P5GD1-VM Retail version does not come with Firewire ports. Yes
P5GV-MX Asus Sound (only out), ethernet, USB, ATA, SATA, Video Jas 10.4.6 Intel 915GV
P4P800 Asus Sound Works through proper jack, USB works, ATA works, SATA drives reconized but cant access. NIC works with SKEG.KEXT Jas 10.4.6 Intel 865PE
P5VDC-X Asus Ethernet and Sound need Drivers/Patching. Sound Drivers can be found Here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=18642 and Ethernet Drivers can be found here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=15024. Runs Fast with Intel Dual Core Processor. Mouse Tearing with ATI Radeon 9800 but fixed with JaS ATI Driver. Audio Input and Output works fine. SATA was not tested but has been known to Work Used JaS 10.4.6, Needed Patching so It didn't work Out of the Box :(. Description Above. VIA PT880 Ultra / VIA VT8237A Chipset
P5RD2-VM Asus No Sound,No Ethernet,No Audio,No SATA,USB 2.0 and Radeon X200 integrated works fine No,Jas 10.4.6 ATi RC410
P5GPL-X Asus USB2 (2 are in USB2, four other are in USB1.1), Ethernet Network Card (Not Gigabit), ATA, SATA, Sound (Out, not In) JaS 10.4.6 DVD
P5P800 Asus Sound and USB works perfect. Enthernet works whit a kext Yes
P5P800 SE Asus Just no sound, everything else works like charm No Intel 865PE/ICH5
P5P800 SE Asus Ethernet, USB and SATA working. Only 2 channel sound output on microphone jack. No Intel 865PE/ICH5
P5S800-VM Asus Ethernet, SATA not tested. Audio doesn't work. Everything else OK. Yes, Using JAS 10.4.6. Others not tested SIS 661FX
K8V Asus The AppleVIAATA.kext driver responsible for the VT8237 host controller doesn't initialize the disc timings at all for SATA discs. Therefore SATA drives can be used reliable only, if the BIOS is configured to non-PnP host operating system and a PCI latency timer of 64. Severe data corruption will occur otherwise. The VT8237 host controller simply doesn't support SATA II disc connection speed auto-negotiation. The drives have to be jumpered to SATA I only before use. No K8T800
K8V SE Deluxe Asus See K8V. Additionally, USB does not work. Kernel detects it, but no go No K8T800
A8N SLI Deluxe Asus Everything works fine except for onboard network drivers. This driver fixed that though No
A8N-E Asus Sound Works, Even SATA!!!!, I can now see my (winxp) sata drives, Ethernet works with forcedeth driver. No, Used Myzar 10.4.4/10.4.5 DVD and then Myzar 10.4.6 update
Asus P4C800 Deluxe Asus Everything works! Ethernet requires skge.kext drivers. No i875
Asus P4P800-VM Asus Video Intel865G chipset works on 10.4.1 only. Audio, Sound (Mic out is Line out), Ethernet, SATA, USB ALL work Flawlessly! No 865G
NF325-A7 Biostar Running with a socket 754 3400+. Audio works if you keep the jumpers on the audio connector thing-a-ma-bob, and don't hook up any front audio connections. Integrated network works with Forcedeth driver. SATA works with AppleViaATA.kext, but still haven't been able to install or boot from sata yet No Nforce3 250
K8M800-M7A Biostar Used 10.4.6 HOTiSO, onboard LAN and USB doesn´t work, Sound work (RTL ALC655)! No K8M800
K8NHA Grand Biostar Used 10.4.6 Jas. Onboard sound and USB work fine without any patching. Didn't test onboard LAN (not recognized), SATA, or RAID. No nForce3
PT880-PRO A7C Biostar 10.4.6 JaS, on install required usb mouse to be plugged in for ps/2 mouse to work(!?) After install no onboard lan, usb, audio until kext additions. No VIA PT880
SK8T800 CHAINTECH Only one audio channel. Via Rhine ethernet adapter needs Pin Xue driver. Sata is not working. Usb mouse&Keyboard are now working with IOUSBFamily.kext from 10.4.3 But still doesnt mount Usbkey. No K8T800
LanParty SLi-DR DFI Everything works except SATA, have not tested ethernet on the Marvell chipset, but works on the nForce chipset Yes, but no SATA nForce 4
LanParty SLI-DR Expert DFI Everything works except Marvell chipset LAN Yes nForce 4
DFI Nforce4 Ultra-D DFI Sound works 1 channel only without any kext, USB works 1.1 only, Firewire works, X800XL PCI-E works with very little artifacts (kvoreg patch only) with QE and CI, SATA works but haven't tested, Eventualy bought USB sblive to fix sound problem, Marvell Lan works perfectly with patch. No nforce 4
LanParty Nf4 Ultra-D DFI SATA doesn't work, Ethernet works with patch, USB only works at 1.1 speeds No, patch is necesary for LAN and SATA nForce 4 Ultra
LanParty UT NF3 Ultra-D DFI No SATA, Ethernet Fixed with Forcedeath, The rest works fine. No nForce3 Ultra-D
IL8 ABIT Installation freezed at the end when Restart button appear. Just warm boot into the OS. It will works fine. The SATA 3Gb/s works ( Raid not tested ), Ide works, Onboard LAN works ( GbE not tested ). Onboard Audio does not work. NO, JaS 10.4.6 DVD i945P
848P-A7 ECS Everything works, although I have not tested the SATA ports Yes Intel 848P & ICH5
915-A (v. 1.0) ECS All working (USB, LAN, SATA, IDE, AGP, PCI express 16x, Sound out) but no sound in. Very specific video cards are supported - see ECS for list). No Intel 915
945G-M3 (v. 1.0b) ECS All working (USB, LAN, SATA, IDE, PCI express 16x, GMA950, Sound out) but no sound in. Everything works out of the box, except for audio (Realtek 880) which can be fixed with a simple patch. Myzar 10.4.4/10.4.5 + Myzar 10.4.6 update & Patched kext for audio Intel 945G
945P-A Revision 1.1 ECS I had to disable the onboard Lan (Realtek RTL8110S) to get the GUI to be more stable as programs would quit or freeze randomly. Jas 10.4.6 DVD + PPF1 patch Intel® 945P
945P-A Revision 1.1 ECS Onboard sound (ICH7/Realtek 0880) not functioning. (Sound Blaster Live USB fully functional.) Requires "cpus=1" in boot options to maintain crash free operation with Pentium D805. Does NOT require LAN disable for this image (as was the case above.) Fully functional. Goatse 10.4.4 image + included 10.4.5 and 10.4.6 updates installed. Intel 945P
P965T-A V1.0B ECS
  • I dunno if is possible install from SATA DVD, but is imposible install from IDE DVD. Solution: Install from vmware to SATA/SATA2 Disk connected to P965(ICH8) because is the unique than can boot.
  • Gigabit Ethernet not work.
  • SATA, SATA2 and IDE (JMicron and P965/ICH8) works excelent after adding controllers id (0x2361197b 0x28208086) to AppleVIAATA.kext "VIA SATA Controller" (must to do it from vmware)
  • Sound works (output only) after adding controller id to AzaliaController.kext
No Intel P965(ICH8) + JMicron JMB361
KN1 SLI Extreme ECS Things Work fine, bit slow, Itunes stops playing music every once in a while for no reason Installed Maxxuss 10.4.6 then downloaded 10.4.7 from the bay, no suport for SATA or My Nividia 7800GT Nforce 4 SLI
915GL7MH-S Foxconn

Intel onboard 900 graphics with QE/CI, IDE, SATA, USB all work.

LAN work with static IP, DHCP has some problems (incorrect IP assignment)

Installed with USB keyboard and mouse.

Myzar 10.4.4/10.4.5 DVD and then Myzar 10.4.6 update v3 Intel 915GL
945P7AA-8EKRS2 Foxconn
  • Boots on PATA and SATA drive, Pentium D805
  • On board audio out ok, in does not work.
  • Firewire, NIC Broadcom 5701 both working, see thread http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=4987
  • Use Asus X1600XT Silent 256MB instead got QE & CI and edited kext files for resolution change follow borisbadenov method from forum drivers section.
  • Warning: formating Samsung SATA SP2504 drive to MacOS extended journaled filessystem will cause a bios hangup.I had to kill the mbr and to repartition it in a PPC Mac
Jas 10.4.6 DVD i945P
GA-965P-DS3 GIGABYTE Onboard sound not working out of box. Must install by converting PATA DVD-Rom to SATA cable or through USB. Sound may be patched. Thread for continued information http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=26858 No 965P/ICH8/Marvel 8053 Gigabit LAN Controller /Realtek ALC883 8 Channel HD Audio
GA-8i955X-Pro GIGABYTE Onboard Lan & Raid not working, all other ok. audio read this -- http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=18642 -- I use GoatsecxDVD.iso I955
GA-8i915G-MF GIGABYTE Everything works, Except Audio(Azalia) no solution as yet. No I915
GA-8i945G-MF GIGABYTE MICRO-ATX Form Factor, Integrated GMA950 video QE/CI Supported. PS2 Keyboard & Mouse work, USB works, LAN works, IDE works, SATA works, FireWire works.Audio works 2ch Output only. Realtek ALC882 required kext edit described here Stereo now works fine,but no surround and no inputs. Restarts properly with this fix which should work with most x86 boards that hang while trying to reboot. Use at your own risk. No used JaS 10.4.6 Intel 945G / ICH7 / ALC882 Audio / Marvell Yukkon LAN
GA-8KNXP GIGABYTE ATX Form Factor, ran OSX on WD 40GB one clean partition. installed with boot disc. no faults, everything can work flawlessly coupled with 256x2 ddr400 and a pentium 4 3.0C, SSE2. radeon 9800pro. audio, lan all can work. doesn't crash at all. haven't found a way to enable USB mouse support yet. PS/2 confirm can use. never try SATA or IDE RAID. 1394 can work as well. No used JaS 10.4.6 Intel i875 / ICH5 / AC97 Audio /Intel Gigabit LAN
GA-K8N Ultra-9 GIGABYTE Installed and working with AMD Athlon 3000+ Winchester core. Haven't instaled Forcedeth, Marvell Ethernet is working, AC97 works after instalation, both channels, no manual patching required. Coudn't get USB/PS2 Mouse/Keyboard combination to work so both devices are connected to PS2 HotISO 10.4.6 Nforce4 Ultra
GA-K8NS (rev.2.0) GIGABYTE Installed and working with AMD Sempron 2800+. USB, LAN, PATA, & SATA works without any mods. 10.4.6 GoatsecxDVD Nforce3 250
GA-8VM800M GIGABYTE Installed(Native mode with USB-DVD) and works fine with Intel Celeron D 313 2.8G(SSE2,SSE3), 256M and ATI 9550 128M, but PS keybord + USB Mouse didn't work in installation, change USB mouse to PS mouse, worked fine. And CUP is identified as 4G,256M memory is dentified as 512M JaS 10.4.6 VIA P4M800 and 8237R /Realtek ALC653 AC97 Audio /Realtek 8201 LAN
GA-K8NE GIGABYTE Installed native with Myzard 10.4.6 DVD. Forcedeth for nForce4 LAN was present on DVD but not copied over to install, had to manually install. Sound worked after the AC97 nForce vendor/hardware ID addition. Both audio channels work. Myzar 10.4.6 nVidia nForce4 / nForce4 AC97 Audio / nForce4 LAN
GA-8IPE1000-G GIGABYTE Installed in native mode with DVD-ROM and works fine with Intel P4 2.8C(SSE2), 512M x 2 DDR400(dual channel), ALSA GeForce5200 128M(without QE/CI), WD2500YD 250G SATA2. CPU is identified as 3.6G. Network works very fine. Audio is just tested with 2 channels output and works fine. HotISO 10.4.6 Intel 865PE / ICH5 / Realtek ALC850 AC97 Audio / Realtek 8169 10/100/1000 LAN
GA-M61P-S3 GIGABYTE Used with Athlon 64 X2 4000+ and working fine. Sound is not working. USB and Firewire are recognized. ATA is supported but Serial ATA isn't. Network and graphics working well. JaS 10.4.6 with SSE3 to SSE2 patch for AMD nVidia MCP61 (nForce 430/GeForce 6150SE)
Intel D915GUXLK Clone Gateway OEM Built in firewire works great (including firewire networking). Ethernet does not work. Sound out works great (in is untested). GMA900 works great. SATA drives work well. USB works fine under Mac (under Windows I lose my mouse and keyboard sometimes). Not fully, no Intel 915G
DP965LTCK Intel Can't install from onboard ATAs (SATA and ATA). Installed by USB-ATA Converted DVD-ROM. but doesn't work Sound & LAN. using JaS 10.4.6 /Pentium 4, BIOS Updated 0816 [MQ96510J.86A] No Intel P965 Express & ICH8
845GVSR Intel Works well, video is Vesa 3.0 1280x1024x32 No QE/CI, lan and sound work perfectly Prepatched DVD 10.4.5 Intel 845GV
D850GB Intel Everything works 100%, and pretty smooth for the age of the board, $15 doing a search on Froogle - Needs graphics card, NVidia 5200 works good, still trying to change resolution. No sound at all on board, but sound works with a compatible sound card, some recognized, others may need kexts altered, look for AC97 cards. Upgradable using 478 to 423 CPU adaptor for up to 2.8GHz. Only bad thing is that RDRAM is very expensive! used JaS 10.4.6 Intel D850GB
D865PERL Intel Everything works 100% but video resolution is 1024x768. Prepatched DVD 10.4.5 Intel 865PE
D101GGC Intel Works but video resolution is 1024x768, no QE/CI, Two Channel sound with AppleAzaliaAudio.kext, Ethernet is recognized, but doesn't work even with the new R1000 driver and a modified kext. Can't turn on USB with a PS2 keyb, system hangs at the first key pressed. Works fine if you use an USB mouse and an USB keyboard. Prepatched HOTiSO DVD 10.4.6 ATI Express X200
D101GGC Intel 95% of things work onboard LAN,video and sound are all fully functional.PS2 keyboard and

mouse works without any problems. Disable USB Bios or you will recieve an error message telling you to reboot when you try to boot from the osx86 dvd. Onboard USB not working yet but I read that you must disable legacy in order to get it working. I will try this and update the wiki when I find a solultion. For eMachines users press F2 to get into bios. IN BIOS: Advandced->USB->DISABLE->EXIT SAVING CHANGES when the system resarts press F8 to get into

the boot menu and boot from the cd drive.
10.4.6 Goatsecx DVD ATI Express X200
D102GGC2 Intel Boots ok but onboard SATA and Audio does not work. Onboard ethernet is detected but not functional due to some "dependency" problems, which I wasn't able to solve. IMPORTANT: Disable ALL USB items in the BIOS, if not you'll get a "Please Reboot" message when trying to run the install CD. Prepatched HOTiSO DVD 10.4.6 ATI Express X200
Intel D975XBX Intel Installed without any problems. Everything works including Onboard LAN, Firewire, SATA, sound does not work at first (Sigmatel 9221) but has been reported to work afetr editing the kext to have the 9221 id's instead of the iMacs 9220's after following this guide guide but otherwise everything works fine. (edited by Kiko). Used Jas 10.4.5/10.4.6 update and Goatsecx 10.4.6 DVD
Intel 915glvgl Intel Installed flawlessly - lan, sound(out only), Intel onboard 900 graphics with QE/CI, IDE, SATA, USB all work. USB keyboard and mouse work. May need PS2 keyboard to install. Used Myzar 10.4.4/10.4.5 DVD and then Myzar 10.4.6 update v3
Intel 915guxlx Intel jaS10.4.6. Needs ionetworking.kext from 10.4.3. Sound out works but no sound in. Intel 900 graphics works very well. Built in firewire and usb work No

Intel D915GAG

Intel Everything works out of the box. Except Audio in, may have to use a external adaptator. Yes
      Intel 915G
Intel D945GCZ Intel GMA950 (QE/CI Support), Sigmatel 9223 Sound (works with patched AppleHDA.kext), Networking fix with this fix. Everything else works out of the box perfect. No Intel 945G
Intel D945GCL Intel Sigmatel 9220 Sound Patched Apple HDA.kext. Network added 0x10948086 to AppleIntel8255x.kext Info.plist. Everything else works perfectly after installing with 10.4.6 Myz. No Intel 945G
Intel D945PVSLKR Intel Everything works out of the box (LAN, ATA, SATA, USB) except Sigmatel 9223 Sound. No Intel 945P
Intel D945GPM Intel Lan,firewire,usb,Ata,GMA950 (QE/CI Support) all working, Sigmatel 9223 Sound (works with patched AppleHDA.kext) with AppleHDA.kext rev2 optical out is working. I did not test SATA No Intel 945G
Intel D945GNT/D945GNT Intel Sigmatel 9223 Sound and Net work if you follow this guide. Everything else works perfectly after installing with 10.4.6 JAS. No Intel 945G
Intel D945GNT Intel 945G + 19' Acer LCD up to 1280X1024 75mhz No Intel 945G
Intel D955XBK Intel 955 + 20'WS Philips LCD up to 1024*768 75mhz - Lan, Firewire all work with not patches. Processors are identified wrong. (shows 3.06 single cpu in About This Mac) More info reports 4 processors at 4 ghz ( this part is correct as the cpus are hypertheaded) Yes NO AUDIO Intel 955
D845WN Intel I belive it's the unpatched 10.4.6 DVD > 10.4.6.install.dvd.iso.
Tested: Everything else?
Untested: Audio.
No Intel 845WN
D945GNTLKR Intel Sound, network, 1394, gma950, all work out of the box. Only issue was needing to boot back into the Install CD and run Terminal, bless -mount /Volumes/MySATADisk -setBoot in order for it to find the OS afterward. Using 10.4.6 Jas install DVD. Raid not tested/ doesn't seem to work yet? No Intel 945G
S5000VSA Intel Dual Xeon 5000 (Woodcrest) motherboard. Using 10.4.6 HOTISO image initial boot from dvd will not complete. Booting in diag mode "-v" shows kernel hanging on onboard EHCI USB controller wake up. USB root never wakes up. Earlier bios has same issue but kernel complains bios will not relinquish control of EHCI root device to kernel. No Intel 5000V
DP533 iWill Sound, Lan, Firewire all work with not patches. Processors are identified wrong. (shows 3.06 single cpu in About This Mac) More info reports 4 processors ( this part is correct as the cpus are hypertheaded) Prepatched 10.4.6 DVD Intel E7505
875P Neo-FISR MSI PATA, SATA (No RAID), sound 2ch, Networking, USB works great, 1394 not tested yet No Intel 875
945P Series MS-717 MSI PATA, SATA (No RAID), Networking, USB works great. Onboard sound (ICH7/Realtek ALC882) not functioning. I had to disable the onboard sound (ICH7/Realtek ALC882) from the bios Jas 10.4.6 DVD Intel 945P
915GVM3-V MSI Works great, sound in works with front panel connector. CI and QE support after reinstalling the package after installation. Jas 10.4.6 DVD Intel 915GV
915G Combo MSI Works without problems. Only 2 channel sound. Jas 10.4.6 DVD Intel 915G
915P Combo MSI All works great (PCIx16, USB2, SATA, IDE, Audio, Ethernet) apart CoreImage/Quartz. Sound works great but only 2ch out. Need to patch, Jas 10.4.6 DVD Intel 915
915GM4-FI MSI Works great with a Celeron D 311 and 512 MB RAM. No sound input. Jas 10.4.6 DVD Intel® 915G
K8T Neo2-F MSI UltraATA OK, Audio OK (patch), LAN OK, USB NG(Kernel detects it, but no go). HOTISO 10.4.6 VIA K8T800Pro/VIA8237
K8N Neo4 MSI Works fine, onboard audio is fine, need forcedeth.kext for onboard LAN. I'm editing this from Safari on AMD64. JaS 10.4.6 nForce4 Ultra
K8T Neo FSR (6702) MSI
  • Installed on SATA drive,AMD64 3400+ clawhammer.
  • onboard lan ok
  • On board audio ok, with pat's driver
No, JAS patched DVD 10.4.6 K8T800
K8N Neo4 Ultra (7125) MSI
  • Installed well on PATA drive, no problems yet (with amd64 3000 venice).
  • Can connect to net with nvidia lan
  • On board audio ok, even though not reported in system specs.
  • Native SATA seems to works, at least in reading mode: I have only NTFS partitions on SATA drive.
Myzar 10.4.4 DVD
+ Myzar PPF4 patch for 10.4.6
nForce4 Ultra
K8N SLI platinum MSI Everything is working except from the sound,SATA and the network. Fixed the network with the nforce 4 patch but had to buy a usb soundcard. The SATA havent i fixed so i used a IDE harddisk. No nForce4 SLI
P4N SLI MSI On-board firewire works (VIA 6063 chipset), on-board USB works, although if I have anything plugged in into it on boot, OS X, while loading, reports current overdraw, and disabled that USB hub (3 hubs on board, AFAIK), so I plug in mouse after getting to login screen. AC97 audio was supported using hacked driver on 10.4.6 Goatse.cx DVD, same with gig E network card, supported by forcedeth driver. SATA doesn't work out of the box, although I haven't tweaked BIOS settings for timings, etc. OS reports that while driver family is recognized for ATA, specific driver is not supported, so probably fails back to regular ATA driver. No nForce4 SLI Intel Edition
Neo V-2 MSI Everything works fine Yes 865PE/ICH5
SB51G (FB51) Shuttle With last BIOS (FB51S037), audio work and network too. No. JaS 10.4.6 + Intel default + SSE2 patches selected. Intel 845GE/ICH4
SB86i (barebones) Shuttle Audio doesn't work. Onboard GMA900, card reader, all work. Latest BIOS required for Seagate SATA usage. JaS 10.4.6 used with Intel default and SSE3 patches selected Nearly Intel 915G
SB86i (barebones) Shuttle Audio works when installing & using USB or PS2 mouse & keyboard. Onboard GMA900, card reader, all work. It's currently shipping with the correct BIOS required for Seagate SATA. JaS 10.4.6 used with Intel default and SSE3 patches selected. Hex-edit needed to restart correctly (which is normal). To fix a no-audio issue, boot into Windows, reboot into OSX. JaS 10.4.7 update works 100%. Yes: Gigabit LAN too! Intel 915G
SiS 650GX SiS Motherboard works, Onboard Sound works with Thisdriver, Onboard lan works Yes, OSX 10.4.6 goatsedvd
SL-K8AN2E-GR SOLTEK Everything works fine except for onboard network drivers. This driver fixed that though No  
AX480A7-F TuL LAN works, ATI Chipset so sound should work with kext, USB works, PS2 works No ATI RX-480
Asus K8N-E Deluxe ASUS Sound works 2 channel only without any kext USB works,Firewire works, Geforce XFX 6600GT 128mb works without QE and CI No nforce 3
Asus K8V-VM ASUS Sound works in stereo with a patched kext found on the forum.

But in line does not work. Network works with the Rhine 2 kext.

Integrated video works in VESA mode 1280x1024
YES 10.4.6 JAS K8M890


Please include different processors only. There is no difference beetween a 2.4 GHz P4 'C' and a 2.8 GHz P4 'C'. They both have Hyperthreading, FSB 800, SSE2 and 512KB L2 cache. Need to find out what SSE your CPU has and is not included in this list? Download CPU-Z and it will show you under "Instructions" whether you have SSE2 or SSE3. Go here to download CPU-Z:[1]. Post back here if its a CPU not in this list that's compatible!


Hardware Name Manufacturer Notes Fully working without patching SSE2 or SSE3?
Athlon64 2800+ (New Castle, s754) AMD Used AMD+SSE2 patch with JaS 10.4.6 DVD. Needed to use AMD Enabler 1.0a<<PLEASE ADD LINK>> to fix iTunes Preferences bug. No SSE2
Athlon64 3000+ (Venice, s939) AMD Used SSE3, works like a charm. I don't know wath distriburion I have, but with a bunch of ram, mi PC flyes No, have to add the ones on the iso SSE3
Opteron 146 AMD No Problem Works great with Jas patched No
Opteron 170 dual-core (Socket 939) AMD works only with SSE2 kernel, SSE3 kernel makes kernel panic Stuttering issue solved: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=7405&pid=199818&st=120&#entry199818 No SSE2
Opteron 240 (Socket 939) AMD works perfectly with SSE2 kernel No SSE2
Athlon 64 3200+(Socket 754) AMD Despite only being SSE2 capable, it works excelent No SSE2
Athlon 64 3200+ Venice(Socket 939) AMD Works great No Both
Athlon 64 3400+(Socket 754) AMD Works great, partially faster than dual-G5 (xbench) No
Athlon 64 3500+ Clawhammer(Socket 939) AMD Works great, Only SSE2 though. No SSE2
Athlon 64 3500+ Venice (Socket 939) AMD Works great with 10.4.6. SSE patches included. No
Athlon 64 3700+, 939, San Diego AMD Used 10.4.6 hotiso install, SSE2 SSE3 ticked at install, no problems! No Both
Athlon 64 3700+ (Socket 754) Clawhammer AMD Works great! Make sure you use the SSE2 for AMD patch No SSE2
Athlon 64 3800+ Venice (Socket 939) AMD Works with 10.4.6. SSE patches included. No
Athlon 64 4000+, 939, San Diego AMD Ticked AMD, AMD SSE2, and AMD SSE3 on install. First attempt! No Both
Athlon 64 X2 3800 AMD only use sse2 mach_kernel,sata not setup but can use (comment: can use SSE3 mode if you disable second core with cpu=1 string in boot preference file [apple.Boot.plist]) No SSE2
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ AMD Runs great with SSE3 No SSE3
Athlon 64 X2 4400+
(Socket 939, 2x1MB L2)
AMD Runs great with SSE2 patch
SSE3 patch causes kernel panic
Athlon 64 FX-60
(Socket 939, 2x1MB L2)
AMD Runs great with SSE2 patch
SSE3 patch causes kernel panic
Sempron 2800+ AMD No Problem Works great, just without SSE3, working with patch No SSE3
Sempron 64 2800+ AMD No Problem Works great, ticked amd sse3 in jas installation No SSE3
Sempron 64 3000+ AMD No Problem Works great, ticked amd sse3 in jas installation No
Sempron 64 3100+ AMD No Problem Works great, installed with JaS Installation with SSE 3 Patch No SSE3
Sempron 64 3200+ AMD No Problem Works great, ticked amd sse3 in jas installation No SSE2,SSE3
Sempron 3400+ AMD Installed with JaS install, ticked sse2 and sse3 patches and it works GREAT! In fact, I think it overclocked it (when I click on 'about this Mac' it says it's 3ghz instead of 2ghz and the fan is blowing VERY loudly) no both
Turion 64 ML-37 AMD Properly recognized, ticked amd sse3 in jas installation. In some cases system cannot boot. System hangs on boot screen No Both
Turion 64 X2 TL-50 AMD amd sse2 in jas installation (SSE3 not recognized) + idlehalt=0 at boot for stuttering problems No SSE2
Pentium D 805 Intel Works great Yes
Pentium D 820 Intel Works great Yes
Pentium D 920/930/940/950 Intel Tick Intel SSE3 On JaS Install DVD Yes SSE3
Pentium D 930 Intel Tick Intel SSE3 On JaS Install DVD. shows as 2x 4GHz with intel 975xbx motherboard Yes SSE3
Pentium 4 506 Prescot Intel JaS Install DVD SSE3 enabled Yes SSE3
Pentium 4 524 Intel JaS Install DVD SSE3 enabled Yes SSE3
Pentium 4 530 (3G/800/HT/SSE3) Intel Tick Intel SSE3 On JaS Install DVD Yes SSE3
Pentium 4 630 Intel Tick Intel SSE3 On JaS Install DVD Yes SSE3
Pentium 4 640 Intel Tick Intel SSE3 On JaS Install DVD Yes SSE3
Pentium 4 2.4, 533FSB, Northwood Intel No Problem Works great (SSE2 patch) Yes SSE2
Pentium 4 2.6c, 800FSB, HT, Northwood Intel No Problem Works great Yes
Pentium 4 2.8c Intel No Problem Works great Yes
Pentium 4 2.8 GHz A Northwood 400 Bus edition Intel SSE2 only, works fine with patches Yes SSE2
Pentium 4 3.06 HT (SL6PG), 533FSB, Socket 478 Intel No Problem Works great (SSE2 patch) except system recognise it has a 2.4 Ghz Yes SSE2
Celeron D 320 Intel Works great Yes
Celeron D 325 Intel Works perfectly, About This Mac info show 2.53GHz which is correct Yes
Celeron D 326 Intel Works Perfectly. Although it's actually 2.53Ghz "About this Mac" shows 3.05Ghz Yes  
Celeron D 336 Intel Works great, but in About This Mac info show 4GHz not 2.8 Yes
Celeron D 340 Intel About this Mac says 3.2 GHz not 2.93 GHz and I needed to use the SSE2 Patches on JaS DVD even though it's SSE3 compatible Yes SSE2
Celeron M 1.3 Intel No Problem Works great (SSE2 patch) Yes SSE2
Celeron M 410 1.46ghz Intel uses Yonah core, detected as Core Solo in "About This Mac" Yes
Pentium M Banias (400MHz bus) Intel Works perfectly Yes SSE2
Pentium M Sonoma (533MHz bus) Intel Works 100% Yes
Core Solo T1xxx Napa (667MHz bus) Intel Works 100% Yes
Core Duo T2xxx Napa (667MHz bus) Intel Works 100% Yes
Core2 Duo T5xxx & T7xxx "Merom" (667MHz bus) Intel Works 100% Yes
Core2 Duo E6600 (1066MHz bus) Intel Works 100% Yes SSE3
Xeon Prestonia Core Intel Remember to apply patches Yes
Xeon 1.7 GHZ (Socket 603) Intel SSE2 Patch/Native Install Yes SSE2
Xeon 2.4 GHZ/SSE2/HT(Socket 603) Intel SSE2 Patch/Native Install Yes SSE2
Centrino 2.0Ghz Intel No Problem Works great (SSE2 patch) Yes SSE2

Sound Cards

Please specify the number and type of audio in and out channels. "Yes" is not a complete answer! Incomplete information about the supported channels is crippling home media center users. Unless the data is entered here, it is nearly impossible to locate short of testing every piece of equipment personally.
Use /Applications/Audio MIDI Setup.app to explore the capabilities of your sound hardware. Anybody can test 5.1/7.1 analog out - even without "surround sound" gear. Just plug standard stereo speakers/headphones into the other channels one at a time and use Audio MIDI Setup to generate test sounds to verify they're working - it only takes a few moments.

Hardware Name Manufacturer Number/Type of Audio Out Channels Number/Type of Audio In Channels Software Volume Control? Notes & Quirks Fully working without patching
Firewire Solo M-Audio 2 2 Yes Driver from M-Audio.com. Yes
AC97 (onboard sound) Realtek 2 2 Yes This is the onboard sound from my MSI 845PE neo motherboard. Native drivers (AppleAC97Audio.kext) Yes
Black Box M-Audio 2 2 Yes Driver from M-Audio.com. Yes
MobilePre USB M-Audio 2 2 Yes Driver from M-Audio.com. Yes
ALC-883 Realtek 2 analouge; SPDIF untested! None Yes Kext edit process as detailed in this thread- [2] You might need different device ID's No- needs kext edit
MBox Digidesign 2 ch spdif/analogue 2 ch spdif/analogue Yes Pro Tools fully working, even with no QE/CI. Core Audio Driver: digidesign.com
Transit USB M-Audio 2 ch spdif/analogue 2 ch spdif/analogue Yes Sometimes the sound jitters and un-plugging then replacing has to be done to resolve (happens rarely) Yes (M-Audio drivers available)
Soundblasted Live 24bit External USB Creative 5.1 ch spdif/analogue Line in/Mic in Yes Live USB Yes
Soundblasted Audigy 2 NX USB Creative 7.1 ch spdif/analogue 2 ch spdif/analogue Yes In my experience this works seems to work fine under 10.4.6, just by going into AUDIO Midi Setup and switching the sample rate to correct one Yes
Soundblaster X-Fi Fata1ty Creative 7.1 ch spdif/analog 2 ch spdif/analogue No Doesnt install by default, no Mac OSX Driver created by Creative Labs No
EMU 1212m EMU/Creative 7.1 ch spdif/analogue/ADAT 2 ch spdif/analogue No No Audio, No MIDI recognized Nor
AOC USB 5.1 Digital SD-102 SoundMax Technology 2 ch spdif/analogue N/A Yes Works Perfect Yes
Maya EX USB AUDIOTRAK 5.1/optical/analog analog Yes Works Perfect Yes
Sonica M-Audio Stereo 1/8" and Optical outputs N/A Yes, not just in iTunes Analog out works fine with the OSX PPC 1.0.5 driver, not able to test the optical output. No acceleration though, equivalent to hacked onboard sound abilities Analog outs, Yes
US-122 (USB) Tascam 2/analogue (headphone and line output) 7/ 2 XLR-fed phantom-powered mic, 2 line level inputs (switchable to guitar level) Yes OSX Driver 3.4.0 Universal Binary for Intel & PPC. *Doesn't work with JaS's release of 10.4.6 and the P5WD2-E MB* Yes
C-Media USB Headset C-Media 1 stereo out 1 mic in Yes Works using 10.4.5 drivers. UPDATE Works using JaS 10.4.6 Soundblaster USB drivers at install Yes
Plantronics DSP-400 USB Headset Plantronics 1 stereo out 1 mic in Yes Works using 10.4.6 Soundblaster USB drivers at install. Sound better after change to 48000 in Midi Settings Yes
Ezonics USB 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones ? 2 ch Yes Turn down the bass in audio programs, beware the esonics is nice and loud.
M-Box Digidesign 2 ch spdif/analogue & Stereo Headphone 2 ch spdif/analogue Through Core Audio Pro Tools 7.1.1 for Intel Macs & Core Audio (same driver for M-Box2, DIGI002 & DIGI002Rack) Yes
MOTU 828mkII (FW) MOTU all all Yes Use MOTU Universal Installer driver 1.4.0 and IOAudioFamily.kext from 10.4.4. The MOTU Universal Installer 1.4.1 works without patching. Yes
MOTU Traveler MOTU all all Yes Use MOTU Universal Installer driver 1.4.1 and IOAudioFamily.kext from 10.4.3. Yes
RME Fireface 800 RME all all Yes Works perfect, download the driver installer from RME website Yes
Echo AudioFire12 Echo Audio 12 12 Yes Works perfect with latest firmware from Echo website Yes
Audiowerk 8 Emagic 8 ch analogue 2 ch analogue, 2 ch spdif No Not working. Used JaS for testing. No
Saffire Focusrite All working All working Works with their software, and OSX Drivers have been rewritten- I use it and it works great! Yes
WAVIO AV SYSTEM SE-80PCI ONKYO Line out * 1, Digital out * 2 Line in * 1 Not available Not working. No
Audio Advantage Micro Turtle Beach Line out * 1 None Yes I didn't have anything to install. I just plugged it in and booted. It was detected as C-Media USB. Only cost 29.99. All I had to do was plug it in.
Audio Advantage Micro USB Turtle Beach 1 (Shared analog and digital 3.5mm output) 0 Not Tested Found as USB Audio when plugged in. No drivers needed. Optical out works. No Dolby Digital or DTS passthrough though. Yes
External USB 5.1 Zalman 2 2 Yes Auto Detected, Front 2 channels work,Surround and Subwoofer dont Yes,2 channels
Hercules Muse 5.1 PCI Hercules Only 2 ch tested, works Not tested Yes Chipset: CMI8738 Yes, just plugged it in
TonePort UX2 Line6 2 ch analog 2 ch spdif/analog Yes GearBox is working, incl. all amp simulations. Yes, drivers for IntelMac from Line6 site
Helix Board 18 Phonic 12 ch 2 ch Yes Yes, plug and play

Optical Drives

Hardware Name Manufacturer Notes Fully working without patching
DRW-1608P2 Asus CD-Write: -R, -RW
DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL
GSA-2166D LG Works, LightScribe works with disclabel Yes
GSA-4166B LG Works, except for LightScribe Yes
SOHW-1653S Lite-On Burns CD-R/W & DVD-/+R/W Yes
SHW-160P6S Lite-On Burns CD-R/W & DVD-/+R/W DL Yes
LDW-811S Lite-On Burns CD-R/W & DVD-/+R/W Yes
ND-3520 NEC Burns CD-R/W & DVD-/+R/W Yes
ND-3550A NEC Burns CD-R/W & DVD-/+R/W Yes
DVDR16LS Philips DVD-/+RW(DL) DVD-RAM, Lightscribe Fully working, including Lightscribe via free Lightscribe software from LaCie
A11 Pioneer DVD-/+RW(DL) DVD-RAM (Shows Apple Unsupported in System Profiler) Not work
DVR-111D Pioneer DVD-/+RW(DL) Works Flawlessly (Shows Apple Unsupported in System Profiler) Yes
DVR-110D Pioneer DVD-/+RW(DL) Shows Apple Shipped/Supported Yes
DVR-109 Pioneer DVD-/+RW(DL) Shows Apple Shipped/Supported Yes
DVR-108 Pioneer DVD-/+RW Shows Apple Shipped/Supported Yes
DVR-107 Pioneer DVD-/+RW(DL) Shows Apple Shipped/Supported Yes
DVR-106 Pioneer DVD-/+RW Shows Apple Shipped/Supported Yes
DVR-A05 Pioneer DVD- Shows Apple Shipped/Supported Yes
PX-716SA Plextor Works Great Yes
DV-W512G Teac Burns CD/CDRW/DVD+/DVD-/DVDRW [DL not tested] Yes
DW1655 Benq Everything works right out of the box. Have not tried lightscribe because there are no intel drivers for it Yes
DVD+/- RW SDW-082 QSI DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL/ CD-Write: -R, -RW Works but need PatchBurn before burning Yes
DVD RW DW-D22A Sony DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL/ CD-Write: -R, -RW Works with SimplyBurns burning Yes
SD-M1712 Toshiba Worked for installation, reads CDs. Yes
SDR-5372 Toshiba Burns CD/CDRW/DVD+/DVD-/DVDRW [DL not tested] Yes
DVDCombo-48/48/8 TDK Burns CD/CDRW Yes
TS-L532B Toshiba Unsupported, sees DVD-/+R(W) and CD-R(W) but does not burn, shipped by Dell
Writes to DVD+R(W) after Patchburn, all other untested
No, needs Patchburn
SH-W162D SAMSUNG It works, CD-R, RW , DVD+R,DVD-R, RW, Double Layer Yes

Graphics Cards

Please specify if your card is AGP, PCI or PCI-E.
Also, please try to differentiate chip and board manufacturer (i.e. "ATI / Sapphire" or "NVidia / Gainward").
Note: For NVidia users, visit http://macvidia.starchaser.org/ for updated drivers. For NVIDIA CARDS PLEASE SPECIFY IF THE CARD DOES QE/CI. Saying the macvidia drivers work but not specifying QE or CI is a bit misleading
Note: For ATI users, visit http://omni.starchaser.org/ for experimental drivers.
Note: As of right now, all ATI cards with working kexts have severe slowdown issues with nForce3 chipsets. There is no fix for this, save getting editting out your card from the kext or using Quartz Debug to shut off Quartz Extreme.
UPDATE: ATI Radeon 9600 working on nforce3 with QE and CI with no slowdown, only some little tearing that could be fixed, instructions here. This might work with other cards.

Hardware Name, [Bus] [(VRAM)] Chip-Manufacturer / [Board-Manufacturer] Notes QE / CI Resolution Full Work / No Patch
PowerColor X1600PRO 256MB PowerColor / ATI works with Borisbadenov method Driver @ http://www.installers.dl.am/ YES ANY Only DVI to VGA on one Monitor, anything else works fully
X1600Pro IceQ PCIe 256MB HIS Excalibur / ATI works with Borisbadenov method Driver @ http://www.installers.dl.am/ YES ANY with DVI support Yes / Borisbadenov Patch 3.2 for 10.4.6
ATI Radeon X600 256mb ATI 10.4.6 Goatse image works 1024x768 only out of box. Can get full resolution/refresh rate control panel with Callisto drivers, but must do QE/CI hack/trick to get QE/CI working again after callisto installation. World of Warcraft works perfectly after callisto installation / QE/CI patch/hack. See solutions in insanelymac forum to deal with mouse tearing. YES 1024x768 60hz QE/CI only out of box. Callisto driver needed for resolution/refresh rate control plus QE/CI hack needed to re-enable after callisto driver install. Only
PowerColor X1600XT256MB PowerColor / ATI This card works perfect, all I did was edit the ATINDRV.kext and replaced
"<string>ATY,Wormy</string> to this <string>display</string>"
<string>IONDRVDevice</string> to this <string>IOPCIDevice</string>
. After these changes I could choose any resolution in DISPLAY Preference, and I have full support for QE and CI
YES ANY just the one mentioned before
PowerColor X1600XT 256MB dual-DVI-D PCIe PowerColor / ATI Works with Borisbadenovmethod Driver @ http://www.installers.dl.am/ yielding QE/CI, full resolution support, refresh-rate selection, no mouse tearing, and screen rotation. Full-screen video at 1920x1200 is smooth, full 32-bit color appears to be present - this has been an issue on other cards. However, the card will only send output on the primary DVI-D port; if D-SUB is attempted in conjunction with DVI-D, output is only sent on D-SUB. Thus no dual-monitor support is possible with (at least) dual DVI or mixed DVI/D-SUB. I have not attempted dual D-SUB. YES ANY NO
MSI RX1600 TD256E 256mb ATI / PCI-E works with Borisbadenovmethod Driver @ http://www.installers.dl.am/
Full QE/Ci, able to change resolutions, refresh rates, no mouse tearing.
Yes Any Patch and 100%
ATI Radeon X1600 Pro 512mb ATI / AGP works with Borisbadenovmethod Driver @ http://www.installers.dl.am/
Full QE/Ci, able to change resolutions, refresh rates, no mouse tearing.
Yes Any Patch and 100%
HIS Radeon X1600XT IceQ Turbo 256MB ATI / PCI-E Recognized as VESA 3.0 with full QE/CI and Q2DE supported. Unable to change resolution or refresh rate, minimal mouse tearing that was corrected with mousepose. Used borisbadenov method installer, then ran the uninstall script and everything wored. Yes Any Patch and 100%
Radeon X1800XT PCIe 512MB ATI / ATI works with Borisbadenov patch, no DVI (have to use VGA adapter) Yes Any No, had to patch
Radeon X1800XT 256MB Sapphire / ATI Make sure to use version 3.2 of the Borisbadenov/NeoPheus drivers- v3.6 gives Resolution change but NO QE/CI. Drivers here->[3] Yes! (With v3.2) Any No
FireGL V5000 PCI-E ATI QE and CI supported after patch. 1024x768 resolution only in system prefs. See also http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=10415&hl=ati. With 10.4.4 Ext,Framw,GL files. Some mouse artifacts, fix it with mouse locator. Edit com.apple.Boot.plist to get resolutions other than 1024x768. Yes Tested with 1280x1024
Sapphire X1300XT 256MB Sapphire / ATI Full works: QE,CI,Rotating,Gamma and color adjustments,maybe multidisplay (i dont test it). Check: borisbadenov ATI X1000-series Solution, Full ATI Support with Apple Drivers (Post #820). Yes ANY Yes
Radeon X300SE ATI Supports QE/CI in any resolutions, with Callisto 008 and Koverg driver/patches, leaves mouse trails that can "patchsolve" with MouseLocator (Device ID = 5b60). However, under DVI-D, the full-screen video is very choppy with this card at high-resolution; Aperture is often sluggish when it animates (switching picks in a stack, etc.); the card *does not* support full 32-bit color, although it claims to under Display Preferences. Not a good choice if you're looking to purchase a new card for your system. Yes Any No
Radeon 9000 IGP ATI Works in 1024x768 with no patch and works with Omni Castillo driver version 003 (fails with 006) for higher resolutions No 1280x800 No
Radeon 9000 AIW AGP ATI Works with no patch in 1024x768 and without mouse artifacts! Not tested any drivers tweak to set higher resolution in System Pref. No, uses the ATIRadeon8500.kext so no QE/CI implemented 1280x1024 and 1024x768 tested OK, but seems unable to change refresh rate No
Radeon 9800Pro AGP ATI Working. Use Callisto (omni.starchaser.org) to enable Display options. QE/CI Working. Remember to edit AtiRadeon9700Ga.plugin when using Callisto to enable QE/CI. Moderate mouse tearing can be decreased with MouseLocator Yes 1280x1024 Needs Callsito to enable display adjustments in control panel. Has moderate mouse tearing
Radeon 9800 Pro AGP 128MB VRAM ATI Working on SSE2 (with SSE2 patches, DVD already patched). Didn't do anything special but limited to 1024x768x32. QE/CI Working. Also there is mouse tearing. Tried Callisto8+Koverg patch, which killed my installation. So go get higher resolution, I simply edited (see below) the com.apple.boot.plist file to add 1280x1024x32, which works beautifully!

Add to library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist (sudo library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist )

<key>Graphics Mode</key>
Yes 1280x1024 Simple install with pre-patched DVD with great. Edited boot.plist just for high resolution
Radeon 9600 PRO SE AGP / 128MB ATI / Sapphire Doesn't need a patch up to 1280x1024. Running 10.4.6 with Callisto b008 video - no tearing. Perfect 1920x1200 on Dell 2405 Widescreen LCD. Yes, but tearing then. 1920x1200 Needs Callsito to enable display adjustments in control panel.
Radeon 9600SE AGP ATI / Sapphire Doesn't need a patch. No 1024x768 No
Radeon 9600SE AQ 128mb AGP ATI QE and CI working. Install instructions here Yes 1280x1024 No
Radeon 9800SE 128mb AGP Sapphire QE and CI working natively. Resolution change with Callisto b3. Mouse tearing mostly fixed with mouse locator Yes 1280x1024 No
ATI Radeon 9200 SE (128 MB) ATI / Gigabyte works NO 1024x768 (OSX default) Patched the plist for 1280x1024x32
Radeon X800 Pro AGP ATI QE / CI enabled in JaS 10.4.6 using Callisto b006, modifying the appropriate ATIRadeon9700GA.plugin using the methods described in the Callisto package, by adding AGPGart and by (as odd as it sounds) replacing the following files on my OS X istall with their respective files found on the install CD: All ATI* kext files and the entire OpenGL.framework found in the SystemEssentials directory. Extraction completed using Pacifist. Finally Disk Utilities -> Permissions Repair was run. More info on the method I used HERE. Yes Any Method listed in descriptions gave me 100%!!!!
Radeon X800 Pro 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI-Express ATI / Sapphire QE/CI needs John Koverg's patch (http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=10415). Edit com.apple.Boot.plist to get resolutions other than 1024x768. Yes 1280x1024 No
Radeon X800XL 256MB 256-bit PCI-Express ATI / Sapphire With 10.4.4 Ext,Framw,GL files. Some graphics artifacts. QE/CI needs John Koverg's patch (http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=10415 ). Omni Castillo driver version 007 for higher resolutions. Yes Any No
Radeon X550XL 256MB 256-bit PCI-Express ATI / Sapphire /Asus Works at 1024x768 resolution after stock 10.4.6 Goatse.cx DVD install and at [email protected] on Asus LCD PW191, DVI digitalLCD, OSX10.4.6DVDinstall. Full CI/QE, Q2D, OpenGL with Omni Castillo driver (008, CallistoFB), any resolution. With mouse tearing. Vendor 0x1002 (ATI), Device ID 0x5b63 Yes, but tearing Any Needs Callsito to enable display adjustments in control panel.
Radeon RV100 (old) ATI/ST Lab No openGL support, very, VERY slow Yes [email protected] No
Radeon 9600 256 MB ATI / Rosewill Didn't have to patch..leaves mouse trails. Yes 1280x1024 Yes
Radeon X300 mobility 64MB ATI After patching ATIRadeon9700.kext QE and CI works, leaves mouse trails Yes hard set 1400x1050 Yes
Radeon x1600pro 256M ATI / Sapphire QE/CI needs pach atix1000.kext. Edit com.apple.Boot.plist to get resolutions other than 1024x768. Yes 1280x1024 No
Radeon x1600Pro 256M ATI / PowerColor Use borisbadenov's ATI fix and must switch to ATINDRV from 10.4.5, otherwise artifacts and crashes. Now works great except no energy saving, DVI or dual monitor. Yes Any No
Radeon x1600xt 256M ATI / Sapphire Use borisbadenov's ATI fix. For Sapphire, use DVI to VGA and Sleep function works! Yes Any No
Radeon x1600 PRO 256M ATI / Sapphire Use borisbadenov's ATI fix Yes Any No
Radeon x1600XT 256M ATI / ASUS Use borisbadenov X1xxx fix. Works perfectly except no dual monitor. Can use DVI-out and sleep. For later versions of the Asus EAX1600XT with the Tv out port (comes with a purple cable) use the method described at [[this link.]http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=23809]. Note from another user: This video card has been nothing but a nightmare for me - it does not work as claimed. Yes Any No
Radeon 7000 ATI / ASUS Use Callisto b0003. b0008 doesnt seem to work. Any No
AGP Radeon 9550 256 MB ATI /Sapphire Change in : Edit com.apple.Boot.plist to get resolutions other than 1024x76. For How to ? Go to Trips and Tricks Yes [email protected] Yes
AGP Radeon 9550 256 MB ATI /Gecube needs Callisto Driver to change resoluion. editing Boot.plist doesn't work. Leaves mouse trails Yes 1280x1024 Yes
AGP Radeon 9550 128 MB ATI / MSI Silent, without cooler edition. Required Callisto Driver b008 to change resolution, no pivot support, disable energy saver function - system does n't wake up Yes up to 1280x1024 Yes, after ATIRadeon9700.kext correction
Radeon 9600 128 MB ATI / Gigabyte Didn't have to patch..leaves mouse trails. Yes 1280x1024 Yes
Geforce Go5200 32MB Nvidia MacVidia Driver required for non-standard widescreen resolution No 1280x800 Yes
Geforce FX5200 128MB AGP Nvidia MacVidia Driver required. Currently using v1.07 No [email protected] (up to [email protected]) Yes
BFG FX5500OC 256MB PCI nVidia/PCI Recognized as VESA v3.0, Macvidia enables 2D Hw acceleration No [email protected] w/o macvida, card maximum with macvidia No
Geforce FX5200 128MB AGP Nvidia Slower results from macvidia v1.07 than the original drivers, so using the installation drivers, wired No [email protected] Yes
Geforce FX5200 128MB AGP Nvidia/Chaintech Works on 1024x768 without drivers, more resolutions with Macvidia Drivers 1.081 No Using [email protected] (up to 2048x1536 @60) Yes
Geforce FX 5500 OC 256MB AGP Nvidia/BFG Works fine with Macvidia Driver Beta 2 b1. No [email protected] Yes
Geforce 4 MX 420 64MB Nvidia Didn't have to patch. No 1024x768 Yes
855GM Intel Works out-of-the-box with default VESA driver. No nice features, though VLC with the SDL drivers works brilliantly. No 1024x768 Yes
915GM Intel Boot only if an external monitor (or TV by S-Video) is connected.Update: for laptops with vga-out you can use Pagrus-methode:http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=18797&st=0&gopid=147942&#entry147942 Yes 1280x800 No
eVGA 7600 GT, 7800 GT, PCI-e, 256MB nVidia / eVGA No patching from JaS release. No 1280x1024 Yes
eVGA 7900 GT Signature Edition nVidia Macvidia 1.0.8 Drivers No 1280x1024 Yes
GeForce 7800 GT, PCI-e, 256MB nVidia / ASUS Works fine with Macvidia Driver No Any Yes
XFX 7600 GT, PCI-e, 256MB nVidia / XFX Download & Install MacVidia 1.0.8 Driver No All Works 100%
6800 gs pci-ex nVidia drivers from macvidia for widescreen No 1440x900 Yes
6600 Go MXM nVidia drivers from macvidia, need to add DEV ID in NVidiaHAL.kext No 1400x1050 @75Hz Yes
Diablotek's nVidia GF 6600 Diablotek/nVidia Works perfectly, no special instalation instructions No [email protected] Yes
Gainward 6800GS 512MB nVidia Installs fine -haven't tried drivers from macvidia yet hence the low resolution No 1024x768 @60Hz Yes
PNY 6800GS AGP nVidia With MacVidia nVidia Driver 1.0.8 all resolution is available No Any No
EVGA 6800GS 256MB AGP nVidia Macvidia beta 2 build 2 drivers install w/o a hitch No [email protected] Yes
Leadtek A6600GT AGP nVidia Works with stock apple drivers(of course), but artifacts when MACVIDIA Drivers are applied and the resolution is changed No 1024x768 Yes, with stock apple drivers.
PNY 6600GT PCI-E 16x PNY/nVidia Works with Beta2 Build1 MacVidia drivers.
Drivers: (http://macvidia.starchaser.org/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=29).
Any resolution (800x600 to 2560x1600) with full DVI working. VGA works with DVI2VGA adapter.
TUTORIALS: (http://macvidia.starchaser.org/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=29&func=select&id=2)
No ANY Needs MacVidia Drivers. DO NOT use the installer! Follow Beta2 Build1 instructions in the TUTORIAL section.
nVidia GeForce 6100 nVidia This card works well with MacVidia Drivers (Tested Beta 2 Build 1) Max Resolution is 2560x1600. Tested up to 1600x1200 75hz. Vesa 3.0 This card is built into many newer prebuilt computers and motherboards. No... [email protected] Yes
EVGA GeForce 7300GT 256MB EVGA / nVidia 2D Hardware aceleration works. Native drivers works ok. With MacVidia drivers need to set Graphics Mode to boot after can set any resolution, else black screen. No ANY Yes
nVidia GeForce 7950GX2 nVidia / XFX This card works with MacVidia Drivers (Tested Beta 2 Build 1). Test with Sony 19" DVI/DFP
I had to install using an ATI Radeon 7000 (PCI) then install the MacVidia Drivers and the 7950GX2
No Tested at:
[email protected]
Club3d 6600GT PCI-E 16x nVidia Works with Beta2 Build2 (1.0.7) MacVidia drivers.
Drivers: (http://macvidia.starchaser.org/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=29&func=fileinfo&id=11).
Any resolution with full DVI working. DSUB works also.
HOWTO install: On download page
No ANY Needs MacVidia Drivers. No need to set device id
Inno3D 6500 PCI-E 16x nVidia Reconized as VESA 3.0
Produce undesire color band when use with Macvidia driver
Work fine w/ DVI. DSUB works also.
Not test 1024x768, 1280x1024 No Patch w/ HotISO disk
nVidia GeForce Go 7600 nVidia This card works great with the MacVidia drivers (Tested 1.0.8). Test on an HP dv8327cl laptop (17" LCD) No Tested at:
[email protected]
ATI Radeon Xpress 200 PCI-E ATI Doesn't work with CI/QE, can get resolution changing with Callisto B3.
XFX Nvidia Geforce 6600GT 128mb AGP card XFX works with macvidia 10.0.8 without QE and CI all resolutions available after macvidia driver find this driver @ http://macvidia.starchaser.org/ NO ANY DVI works with single monitor Dual didnt test
Geforce 8800GTS 640MB EVGA Hangs on boot No/No N/A NO

Network Cards - Wired (Ethernet)

Hardware Name Manufacturer Notes Fully working without patching
RTL8169/8110 Realtek Only tested with 10 and 100Mb/s network, but it should work in a 1Gb/s network. Yes
Surecom EP-4904SX Surecom connected and work: so easy. Yes
RTL8139 Realtek Yes
RTL8139A Realtek Yes
RTL8111B/RTL8139/RTL8169/RTL8168 Realtek Needs RealtekR1000.kext Yes
RTL8139D Buffalo Yes
BCM5751 Broadcom Needs Hater's method to make it works. See forum (or message) No
Broadcom 440x Broadcom Yes
F5D5000 Belkin Auto Detected,works great, this version is a few years old, the pict on their site now looks like a different chipset Yes
TrueMobile 1300, 1400, 1450 Dell The 1350, 1370 cards should work too. Yes
D-link DFE-538 TX D-link Works Flawlessly, detected automatically, IPv4 setup via DHCP works great Yes
FA311, FA310TX Netgear Detected Automatically, defaults to DHCP Yes
PRO/100 Intel Intergrated Ethernet Card. Yes
PRO/100 VE Intel Intergrated Ethernet Card. Requires change to the IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleIntel8225x.kext file.
You must add a device ID of 0x10928086
PRO/1000 Intel Yes
nForce3 Onboard Ethernet Nvidia Forcedeth kext No
nForce4 Onboard Ethernet Nvidia tested on Asus A8N-SLI board Forcedeth kext No
Via Rhine II Onboard Ethernet Via Works fine with http://www.pinxue.net/mac/viarhine.tar.gz No
Fast Ethernet (3c905B-TXNM) Parallel Tasking II 3com Works excellent, no problem, PCI Slot Yes
Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Marvell Used Jas 10.4.6 Install DVD
(This is the second onbaord gigabit on A8N32-SLI Deluxe boards)

Network Cards - Wireless

Interface Standard Device Manufacturer Notes Fully working without patching
PCI g F5D7000 Belkin Need to disable the Plug and Play BIOS and Change BSD Name to en1 instead of en0 and change IOInterface - integer to 1 in NetworkInterfaces.plist No
PCI g F5D7000 Belkin Works fine, making sure that you tick the install wireless cards drivers on the 10.4.6 JaS DVD. Also works with WPA although it says that it isn't supported... Yes
PCI g TEW-443PI Trendnet Working with Apple driver. Has to be Plugged/Installed after other wired LAN, Atheros Chipset Yes
PCI g F5D7001 Belkin Broadcom chipset. Recognized as Airport Express right away on 10.4.6 with JaS Patch No
USB 802.11b/g F5D7050 Ver. 2 Belkin Used 10.4.6 JaS and installed this Ralink 11g-RT2500 Driver.Plug it in and everything is ok, I just use WEP. No
USB g F57050 V 3000 Belkin Download[[4]] Plug in Adapter after Driver install and you are ready to go. Yes
USB g F5D5070 V4 Belkin Download [Zydas UB Driver]. Follow the [instructions] No
USB g DWL-G122 ver. B1 D-Link See latest 29/11/05 RT2500 OSX 10.4.x USB Driver at Ralink. Needs to unplug/plug USB after every reboot(for solution, check this forum out) No
USB g DWL-G122 ver. C1 D-Link See latest 07/04/06 RT71W OSX 10.4.x USB Driver at Ralink. No
USB g WUA-1340 D-Link download ralink drivers: RT2571W/RT2671: RT2500: No
PCI b g DWL-G510 D-Link (Atheros Chip) Take IO80211Family.kext and IONetworkFamily.kext from 10.4.5 to get to work. Edit /Library/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist (see forum) No
PCI b g DWL-G520 D-Link (Atheros Chip) Rev A/1 Take IO80211Family.kext from 10.4.5 to get to work.Detected as Airport.You may need to edit /Library/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist (see forum) No
PCI g DWL-G520+ D-Link rev a3 (i think that mean that all Rev A doesn´t work) No
PCI g DWL-G520+ D-Link only for revb ,not for revc.config on en1 Yes
USB g CWD-854 Rev. F C-Net (Ralink Chip) Install driver RT71W (RT73) from Ralink [5] Yes
USB g ZD1211 DYCON, GIGAFAST, AIRLINK 101, Digicom and many More (ZyDAS ZD1211 Chip Based) Install driver for 1211 from ZyDAS (Mac 4.5.7 Universal) currently hosted by Zyxel. Works really, really well.And cheap too.[6] Yes
mini PCI Express a/b/g AR5006EX Atheros Take IO80211Family.kext from 10.4.5 to get to work. No
USB b/g US54G MSI uses ralink 2500 USB driver No
mini PCI a/b/g TrueMobile 1450 DELL Broadcom BCM4309M chipset Yes
PCI b/g WMP54G Linksys For the card that uses the Broadcom 4320 chipset, adding the proper string to IO80211Family.kext makes it airport compatible sort of, it works out of the box but airport reports not configured so you are limited to one permanently set AP until changing the strings in IO80211Family.kext.
PCI b/g WMP54GS Linksys Works (Required minor script editing in Networkinterfaces.plist file to make

it Airport compatible), tested with WEP. See

Fullmetal's post for details.
Yes. But minor script editing required.
USB g WUSB54Gv4 Linksys Ralink Drivers and instructions from Tush/Kramer No
PCI/PCMCIA g WG311T, WG511T, WAG311 Netgear Detected as Airport card. Nice. May have issues with Airport status icon not showing after reboot, but card works perfect. Enable status icon in System Preferences.
For Netgear WG311T Users - Check Out: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=16513&st=0 for instructions on how to get the Netgear WG311T working!
PCI g SMCWPCIT-G EU SMC Detected as Airport card. Nice.The card works perfect. Go to System Preferences for configuration and enable status icon. User #2 - This card DOES NOT work even after fiddling with settings - see Insanelymac.com Yes
Mini-PCI b/g BCM94306 Rev. 4 HP/Broadcomm Detected as Airport card.The card works perfect, AFTER installing JaS 10.4.6 Wireless Network Fixes (included in JaS 10.4.6 install DVD). Status icon appears upon reboot, configure from there. Tested on HP Pavilion dv1000 series notebook computer. Wireless reception excellent. Yes

Other Expansion Cards

Hardware Name Interface Device Manufacturer Notes Fully working without patching
Belkin USB 2.0 & Firewire 6 ports pci card PCI USB 2.0 & Firewire 6 ports pci card Belkin work fine. Networking over Firewire not tested. Fully ?
SYBA PCI to Firewire 1394a 3+1 ports controller card PCI SD-NEC-4F NEC Networking over Firewire (RFC 2734) does not work. If you connect a firewire cable from the OS x86 PC to a Mac, the PC will shutdown abruptly. Partially, since firewire networking doesn't work (even under Windows)
Adaptec FireConnect PCI AFW-4300CS Adaptec Firewire hard drive works; Firewire connection to digital camcorder works; Firewire networking not tested. Yes
Adaptec 2906 PCI AVA-2906 50-pin Fast SCSI controller Adaptec Not recognized. No
Adaptec 2940UW pro PCI AHA-2940UW Pro Wide SCSI Controller Adaptec Not recognized. No
Adaptec 19160 PCI ASC-29160 Ultra 160 SCSI controller Adaptec Not recognized. No
Adaptec 29160 PCI 64/66 ASC-29160 Ultra 160 SCSI Controller Adaptec Not recognized. No
HAMA USB 2.0 (3-port) + IEEE 1394 Firewire Combo Card (2-port) PCI SD-NEC-4F NEC Firewire Network doesn´t checked, but Firewire was found, USB working fine Partially, Firewire works fine under WinXP
ADS Tech Pyro PCI64 PCI Pyro PCI64. Texas Instruments Chipset. ADS Tech The only firewire interface I have tested that works perfectly with an external firewire audio interface. No glitches, no noises and stable in Logic Pro 7.2. Yes

Other Stuff

Device What Interface Manufacturer Notes Fully working without patching
Belkin Bluetooth USB Adapter Bluetooth USB Adapter USB Belkin Full functionally, supported by OSX. Fully
Miglia TV TVMicro USB stick USB Miglia plug and install EyeTV and watch TV Fully
Medion Wireless Keyboard (MD42488 Keyboard USB Medion Powerbutton, Mute, Sound (+/-) and normal keyboard works. Partially
Microsoft Digital Media Pro Keybaord Keyboard USB Microsoft Full functionally (including zoom switch)with Microsoft OS X keyboard drivers. Fully
EZ-3000 Keyboard PS2 Vivanco (and EzKEY) Powerbutton, Mute, Sound (+/-), task-switch and normal keyboard works. Partially
Yakumo Blueport Class 1 Bluetooth Dongle USB Yakumo Apple Keyboard works fine! Partially tested
D-Link DBT-120 Bluetooth Adapter USB D-Link Works w/ iBook, cell phone, no extra drivers needed, automatically detected. Yes
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Keyboard USB Microsoft Everything works, just install software from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=84bdf38f-efbf-4d31-a0b4-e603a3db5ac8&displaylang=en Yes
Mighty Mouse mouse USB Apple YaY to side scrolling all works... why wouldn't it?
Btoes Bluetooth USB Adapter Bluetooth USB Adapter USB MSI Fully functional, except bluetooth headset. Maybe it is not a osx problem No
Hama Bluetooth USB Adapter Bluetooth USB Adapter USB HAMA Fully functional, except bluetooth headset. No
HP Deskjet 3940 Printer USB Hewlett-Packard Fully functional with new Universal drivers available from HP's website. -->ALL RECENT HP PRINTERS NOW HAVE UB DRIVERS<-- No
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