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Revision as of 15:14, 10 October 2012

macOS 10.6.3
Hardware Compatibility

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 10.6.3 builds only.

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Note: Please see changed tables. see [1]




Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
AB9 Pro Intel P965-ICH8R Install method: iATKOS S3 v2
  • prerequired procedure : AHCI enabled in the Bios
  • installed Default options + Intel SATA, JMicron SATA, NTFS3G, Voodoo PS/2, Realtek 8168
  • IDE, SATA works
  • Audio, LAN Out work out of the box
  • Firewire not tested
  • "about this mac" crash (restart the finder) -> use AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext for fix it (installed with EasyKext software)
AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext for fix "about this mac" Yes Yes
AB9 QuadGT Intel P965-ICH8R Install method: iATKOS S3 v2
  • prerequired procedure : AHCI enabled in the Bios
  • Default Options (but Chameleon v2 RC4 Bootloader) + Intel SATA, JMicron SATA, NTFS3G, Ethernet
  • IDE, SATA works (Raid works)
  • Audio, LAN Out work out of the box
  • Firewire not tested
  • "About this mac" crashes
No Yes ("About this mac" crashes)
IP35 Intel P35 + ICH9R + Jmicron JMB363
  • ICH9R works by faking as Intel ESB2 in DSDT (otherwise drives recognized as external)
  • Graphics card (GTX260) works with either GraphicsEnabler or EFI string
  • Audio not tested
  • FireWire works out of box
  • USB works out of box but prevents going to sleep - can be fixed via DSDT patch
  • LAN (Marvell 88E8056) requires modified IONetworkingFamily
  • Sleep doesn't work. After USB is patched in DSDT the machine goes to sleep, but doesn't wake up
DSDT patching allows you to reduce extra kexts down to only FakeSMC. See [2] Yes Yes
AW9D-MAX Intel 975X & ICH7 Installed using iatkos s3 v2
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 4Ghz, 4GB RAM @ 800Mhz
  • BIOS Version: final
  • Bootloader : AsereBLN v1.1.9 (Quad boot w/ win7, ubuntu, and 10.6.8)(loaded by grub))
  • Kernel : qoopz 10.3.0
  • Graphics : NVEnabler (for NVIDIA 7600gt 256)
  • Audio : VoodooHDA & AppleHDA either works, Voodoo has a well functioning preference pane. There's no systemwide EQ on osx, so you might check out an app called "Hear."
  • SATA, IDE, USB, PS/2, Audio, Lan, Firewire- All Working. Firewire is flawless w/ motu828mkII, PS/2 & USB mouse/keyboard play nice 99% of the time. The high speed usb ports on the firewire expansion card ARE FAST.
  • USB wifi drivers are fantastic. Multiple wlan config utilities work flawlessly for my cards(WNA1100, WUA-1340) the 1340 is supported by apple/dlink, the wna1100 is not, very surprised at the quality of the wifi drivers.
  • Be advised that osx doesn't like it when you run a ps/2 keyboard & usb mouse or vice versa. can't beat the range of my wireless ps2 keyboard, i've tried everything;for me a mix/match of apple and voodoo ps2 drivers is the only solution. With only one or the other i get a frozen mouse about once every 10 hours and hw detection boot issues.
  • Video works fine on all resolutions/both heads. 1/20 boots it goes to login screen without loading graphics mode.
  • Shutdown & restart work fine, but won't Sleep. i haven't tried fixing it.
  • "About this mac" crashes & logs you out, might need SMBIOSEFI.kext

From 10.6.2 it's easy to upgrade to 10.6.8 if you install the offline update and install a legacy kernel and 3 kexts, then set/fix permissions before you reboot. (IOUSBFamily 10.6.4, IOUSBMassStorageClass, and IOACPIFamily) Btw, everyone reading this should go get an 8gb stick & dl iPortable Snow persistant live osx86 usb image-it's Just like a linux liveCD. Copy from within iportable, the "OSx86 Hackintosh Tools" directory, you'll appreciate the redundancy and variety of these utilities/drivers. You can repair/rebuild/offline defrag from it, even. Btw, cloning your HD from the iportable usb drive and repairing permissions works, too, on the aw9d-max w/o any configuration and gives you the hw detection/configuration on every boot like a live image does. I'm not sure what all is different, but it has more thorough detection and kext loading for finicky things like hyperthreading on p4 boxes.

USBFix, EHCIacquire, /Extra dir, fakesmc, Disabler, RTC, EVO Reboot, USB, Intel SATA/IDE, Voodoo PS/2, Nvidia EFI, NVEnabler, Intel Pro 100 Ethernet, wifi drivers.... Yes Yes


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
PX865PE PRO Intel 865PE/ICH5 Install method: iATKOS S3 v2 (10.6.3)
  • prerequired procedure : (HT Disabled (CPU: P4 Prescott 3.0ghz),Sata Enhanced mode Enabled, AGP/PCI/SRC 66.6/33.3/100 Manual) in the Bios, DVD-RW(IDE)(jumper set:master)...
  • installed options:
    • iATKOS S3 Main System
    • Bootloader(AsereBLN v1.19)
    • Bootloader Opt(32-bit boot,Graphics Enabler)
    • /Extra directory(fakesmc V2.5, Disabler, RTC(32bit), Modified Kernels(qoopz 10.3.0), EVO Reboot)
    • Main Hardware(Intel SATA, Voodoo PS/2, NTFS3G)
    • Sound (Voodoo HDA; Apple HDA 10.6.2)
  • IDE, SATA works
  • AUDIO works with AppleAC97Audio.kext [3]
  • LAN 3CSOHO100B-TX [tulip] works with tulip.kext [4]
  • USB works fine
  • Shutdown,Restart: works Sleep:not tested
  • Graphics card (NV43 nVidia GeForce 6600GT AGP)[10de:00f1] DVI/VGA works! with ATY_Init.kext [5]
  • UPDATES: Not tested..
  • AppleAC97Audio.kext, tulip.kext, ATY_Init.kext

Useful stuff

  • Kext Utility v2.3 x64 [6]
Yes ?


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches

P45DE Intel P45, ICH10, VT1708S
  • First to mention that i found everything i needed at this site [7]
  • Installation method: Installed using 10.6 retail DVD, booting using usb disk with BootThik loader that you can probably create from windows - Boothink ->[[8]].
  • CPU: Core 2 Duo E7500, 2,93GHz"
  • SATA: Works out of the box all six ports
  • IDE: Not tested
  • LAN: Realtek RTL8111DL 10/100/1000 Mb/s - used SnowR1000 - Auto Installer -> [[9]]
  • Audio: VIA VT 1708S Audio Codec - Used VoodooHDA v2.5.3 - tested only 2 chanels - i dont need more (have media pc for movies) -> [[10]]
  • USB: Works out of the box
  • I did not have sleepenabler.kext instaled, so no problem with that, but i did put this kexts : fakesmc.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, OpenHaltRestart.kext, PlatformUUID.kext - get them here -> [[11]]
  • Using GeForce 9800 GT 512 MB Green Edition , works at 1024x768 out of the box, installed Snow Leopard NVEnabler and fully working everything :) both QE/CI -> [[12]]
  • Use Kext Utility x64 for SnowLeopard for repairing permisions and so on :) makes a life a lot easier -[[13]]
  • UPDATE: installed chameleon 2 rc4, and also updated from 10.6.0 -> 10.6.1 -> 10.6.2 -> 10.6.3 -> 10.6.4 with apple software update
Retail DVD using Bootthink 2.4.6 Yes Yes
H55M-LE Intel® H55 Express Chipset Intel® Core™ i5-760 / Kingmax 2x 2048 Mb DDR3 1333 / Forsa GeForce 9600GT 512M Dual DVI /
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2.0 RC4
  • Audio - VoodooHDA
  • Video - Nvidia EFI Patch
  • USB - Work
  • Ethernet - Realtek RTL8111DL (install from )
  • Shutdown, Reboot - work (Sleep - Not Work)
  • Install Method: iATKOS S3 10.6.3 + iBoot supported → MultiBeast
VoodooHDA, SnowR1000, fakeSMC... Yes Yes
P45DE Intel P45 + ICH10 Intel Core 2 Quad / Kingston 2x 2048 Mb / Asus GeForce 8400 GS 512 /
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC3
  • Audio - VoodooHDA
  • Video - NVinject
  • USB - Work
  • Ethernet - used SnowR1000 - Auto Installer [14]
  • Shutdown, Reboot - work (Sleep - Not Work)
  • Install Method: Mac OS X 10.6 Retail + Chameleon 2 RC3 → Mac OS X 10.6.3, Update (Apple Software Update)
VoodooHDA, NVinject, SnowR1000, DSDT.aml, fakeSMC... Yes Yes
P45TS Intel P45 + ICH10 Intel Core 2Duo E7400 / Corsair 2x 2048 Mb DDR2 / Sapphire HD4770 /
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC4/RC5
  • Audio - VoodooHDA (ALC888)
  • Video - only 1024x768
  • USB - Works
  • IDE - Works
  • Ethernet - used iATKOS RTL8168 Drivers (RTL8111B)
  • Shutdown, Reboot - works
  • Install Methods: (IDE DVD / USB Stick) Mac OS X 10.6.3 iATKOS S3 version 2
VoodooHDA, RTL8168 Yes Yes
P43ME Intel P43 + ICH10 Intel Core 2Quad E6600 / OCZ 2x 4096 Mb DDR2 / XFX HD4890 /
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC4
  • Audio - VoodooHDA (VIA1708S)
  • Video - HD48XX
  • USB - Works
  • IDE - Works NOT!
  • Ethernet - used SnowR1000 - (RTL8111DL)
  • Install Methods: (USB Stick) Mac OS X 10.6.3 iATKOS S3 version 2
VoodooHDA, SnowR1000, HD48XX Yes Yes
Conroe 1333 Rev.3 Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2,53GHz / 2x Kingston 2048 MB / GeForce 8600 GT 512MB /
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC4
  • Audio - VoodooHDA
  • Video - OOB
  • SATA works incl. RAID0, IDE works (2 DVD-Writers installed)
  • USB - OOB
  • Ethernet - OOB
  • Shutdown & Reboot work, Sleep does not Work!
  • Install Method: Mac OS X 10.6 Retail → Image on USB drive + myHack Installer → Installation & Mac OS X 10.6.3 Update (Apple Software Update) → Mac OS X 10.6.4 Update (Apple Software Update)
VoodooHDA, rest by myHack Installer Yes Yes
Conroe 1333-667 Rev.1.2 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz / 2x PNY 2048 MB / GeForce 8500 GT 512MB /
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC4
  • Audio - VoodooHDA
  • Video - OOB
  • SATA - OOB
  • IDE - Not tested
  • USB - OOB
  • Ethernet - https://sourceforge.net/projects/realtekr1000/
  • Shutdown Works! Reboot works! Sleep does not Work!
  • Install Method: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Purchased Retail from Apple
  • Loaded from USB 8GB drive after patching with myHack Installer
  • 10.6.4 Update (Apple Software Update)
  • 10.6.5 Update (Apple Software Update)
  • After some careful tweaking of the bios settings it's very fast and smooth
  • I Booted in safe mode after kext installs to get rid of Kernel Panic
    • NOTE: CS3 slowed this machine down a lot! Vectorworks (Huge ACAD App) did not.
VoodooHDA, myHack all defaults Yes Yes
AsRock 945GCM-S Intel 945GCM-S Intel Core 2 Duo 2,20GHz / 1x 1024 MB / GeForce 7300 GS 1282MB /
  • iAtkos Snow Leopard 10.6.3
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC4
  • Audio - VoodooHDA
  • Video - nVidia injector
  • SATA works, IDE works
  • USB - OOB
  • Ethernet - Driver by Realtek
  • Wireless WUSB54G from Linksys, some tweaking needed
  • Shutdown & Reboot work, Sleep does not Work!
  • Install Method: iAtkos OS X 10.6.3
Wireless WUSB54G Yes Yes
AsRock 4Core Dual-VSTA Via PT880 Ultra Intel Core 2 Duo 2,[email protected],5GHz / 2x 2048 MB / Mod Bios 2.30a for 4GB Support / GeForce 7600 GT 256MB /
  • iAtkos Snow Leopard 10.6.3
  • Bootloader - Asere BLN v1.1.9
  • Audio - VoodooHDA (Stereo output + Mic input works)
  • Video - Graphics Enabler =yes
  • fake smc
  • Kernel - qoopz 10.3.0
  • VIA SATA/IDE (IDE and SATA works)
  • USB - OOB
  • Ethernet - OOB (use nic with RTL8169 Chip)
  • Shutdown & Reboot work
  • Install Method: Mac OS X 10.6.3 iATKOS S3 version 2 , first start with -f

remains stuck at 18 minutes long

Yes Yes Yes



Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
Asus P7H55-M PRO Intel® LGA1156 Processor Intel® Core™I5 750 @ 2.66GHz 4 Core
  • CPU: works, 4 cores, shows as Quad-Core Intel® Xeon®2.67Ghz
  • Install Method: Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Retail/Original only one harddisk with a max of 4GB ram max 1 PCIe graphics card
  • Audio: Works with VoodooHDA driver, but some issues with output and microphone.
  • LAN: Works with Realtek no hacking required
  • SATA/IDE: Works
  • Shutdown/reboot: Works
  • PS2 keyboard: Not Tested
  • USB Wireless Keyboard & Mouse: Works
  • JMicron 363: Not Tested
Not Tested Yes
P5B Intel® P965/G965 ICH8 Processor Intel® Core™2 6600 @ 2.40GHz 2 core
  • Install Method: iATKOS S3 DVD iso
  • BIOS Version: 2.4
  • Audio: High Definition Audio Intel® ID 0x8086 works Out-Of-the-Box using VoodoHDA.kext
  • LAN: LAN Damaged - Not able to test
  • SATA & IDE: 8086 Intel® 2824/82801HB (ICH8) 4 port SATA AHCI Controller: (SATA controller must be set to AHCI) Works Out-Of-the-Box
  • Optical Drive: SONY® DVD-RW-DRU-190S Firmware v1.61 SATA works Out-Of-the-Box
  • shutdown, reboot works Out-Of-the-Box
  • PS2 keyboard: Does not work
  • USB Keyboard: works Out-Of-the-Box
  • LAN and JMicron: Disabled from Bios
Fixed Realtek 8139 Network controller/Ethernet controller by installing IONetworkingFamily.kext from -->[15] Yes Yes
P5K P35 + ICH9, JMicron JMB363 Intel® E6300 Core™2 Duo 1.88 GHz / Kingston® 1GB + 2GB DDR2 / GeForce® 9800GT 1Gb Palit / AHCI Mode SATA / AHCI Mode JMicrone
  • BIOS crossflashed to P5KR with afudos v.2.11 to enable SATA AHCI: "afudos /n /iP5KR.ROM"
  • Bootloader: Chameleon 2 RC3 + PCEFI 10.5
  • Audio: LegacyHDAController.kext, LegacyHDAPlatformDriver.kext, AppleHDA.kext, DSDT.aml
  • Video: Works Out-Of-the-Box using GraphicsEnabler=Yes option
  • Ethernet: AttansicL1Ethernet.kext
  • JMicron: JMicronATA.kext (64-bit)
  • SMC: fakeSMC.kext
  • AHCI: IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext, LegacyAppleAHCIPort.kext
  • USB: Works
  • Firewire: Works
  • Shutdown, Reboot: Works
  • Install Method: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Retail, GUID Partition Table, install from Flash Drive 8Gb


LegacyHDAController.kext, LegacyHDAPlatformDriver.kext, AppleHDA.kext, DSDT.aml, AttansicL1Ethernet.kext, JMicronATA.kext, fakeSMC.kext, IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext, LegacyAppleAHCIPort.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, OSXRestart.kext, VoodooPowerMini.kext Yes Yes
P5K/EPU P35 + ICH9 Intel E8200 Core2 Duo CPU 2.66 GHz / 4GB 800MHz DDR2 / ATI HD4890 1Gb XFX / No AHCI /
  • BIOS 0604: SATA set to 'Compatible mode'
  • Bootloader: Chameleon 2 RC5 + GraphicsEnabler
  • Audio: kX Audio (Creative Soundblaster PCI card)
  • Video: Works Out-Of-the-Box using GraphicsEnabler=Yes option
  • Ethernet: MarvelYukon88E8056.kext
  • SMC: fakeSMC.kext
  • USB: Work out of the box
  • IEEE1394: VIA VT6308P.kext - Works
  • Shutdown, Reboot works
  • Install Method: Mac OS X 10.6.3 iATKOS S3 V2, GUID Partition Table, Installed from DVD
ATAICH.kext, MarvelYukon88E8056.kext, fakeSMC.kext, audio (Voodoo kexts) Yes Not Tested
P5KPL/EPU G31/P35 + ICH9 Intel E2160 Dual Core 2.05 GHz / 2GB 800MHz DDR2 / GT440: Does Not Work
  • Install Method: iATKOS S3 v3 DVD iso
  • BIOS Version: 0404 AMI Bios
  • Audio: VoodooHDA.kext & AppleHDA.kext
  • LAN: Works
  • BIOS Setting: Suspend > S3 / ACPI > Enabled or Auto
  • PS2 keyboard: Voodoo Kext
  • Sleep: Doesn't work
VoodooHDA.kext & AppleHDA.kext Yes Not Tested
P5K Premium/Wifi-AP Intel ICH9R SATA Intel Q9400 CPU 2.66 GHz @ 3.6 GHz
  • 8400GS (256MB) works fully with EFI-Strings from OSX86Tools
  • 2x2GB 800 MHz Ram @ 667 MHz due to overclock
  • Audio - works with the latest Voodoo (Output and Inputs)
  • Ethernet - Works
  • Wireless b/g - Works (see patches column)
  • USB - All Work
  • PATA - cba...
  • ICH9R - Works
  • Install Method: Retail Disk Image boot with myHack then Apple Software Update to 10.6.3.
  • Shutdown/Reboot/Sleep work 99.9% of the time.


Useful stuff

Yes Not Tested
P5K Premium/WiFi-AP Intel P35 &Intel ICH9R
  • iAtkos v3 s2 10.6.3
  • Version 1101
  • VoodooHDA
  • CPU intel Quad Core 9450 2,66 Mhz
  • RAM 7Go DDR2 800Mhz
  • Display GTX 465 works perfectly DVI1:HP w2228 DVI2: ASUS VW220 (both screen use 1680x1050 resolution)
  • RealtekRTL8139
  • SATA works, IDE Works perfectly
  • TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223Q, works. all burning features working
  • MATSHITAPD-2 LF-D110 original mac DVDROM player IDE marvell
  • Restart and Shut down working perfectly, sleep works perfectly
  • Install Method: iATKOS v3 10.6.3
  • Update 1 to 10.6.4 via software update (reboot) works with no kernel panic
  • Update 2 to 10.6.5 via software update (reboot) works with no kernel panic
  • Update 3 to 10.6.6 via software update (reboot) works with no kernel panic
  • Update 4 to 10.6.7 via software update (reboot) works with no kernel panic

Realtek Wireless (RTL8187B) Audio (VoodooHDA)

Yes Yes
P6T SE Intel ICH10R SATA Intel Core i7-920 CPU 2,66 GHz
  • 3x2GB 1600 MHz Ram
  • Audio - works with the latest ALC1200 kext [16]
  • Ethernet - Works out of box
  • USB - All working
  • ICH10R - Works
  • Install Method: Follow this guide [17] after that use Apple Software Update to update to 10.6.3
  • Shutdown and reboot work fine. Sleep works.
ALC1200 kext Yes Yes
Maximus III Formula Intel ICH10R SATA Intel Core i5-750 CPU 2,66 GHz
  • 2x2GB 1333 MHz Ram
  • Audio - works with VoodooHDA kext
  • Ethernet - Works out of box
  • USB - All Work
  • ICH10R - Works
  • Install Method: iBoot + Retail 10.6.3 DVD
  • Shutdown and reboot work fine. Sleep and wake up work fine. (With DSDT)
  • Everything is working like a real mac.
VoodooHDA.kext, Fakesmc.kext, JMicron36XSATA.kext, JMicronATA.kext, DSDT.aml Yes Yes
Maximus II Formula Intel ICH10+P45 SATA Intel Core 2 Quad CPU 2,83 GHz
  • Instal method : iAtkos S3 AND update to 10.6.4 with delta update !
  • 2x2GB 1066 MHz Ram
  • Audio - works with VoodooHDA kext
  • Ethernet - Works
  • USB - All Work
  • ICH10 - Works ( During install I had tick Intel SATA/IDE but I don't know if it changes really something ! )
  • nVidia GeForce 9800 GT with perfectly with EFI string add ! ( QE )
  • Shutdown and reboot work fine. Sleep and wake up work fine. (With DSDT)
  • Everything is working like a real mac.
VoodooHDA.kext Yes Yes
P5Q-VM Intel ICH10R SATA Intel C2D E6320 @ 1.86GHz

[iAtkos S3 10.6.3 DVD]

  • Audio: Requires AppleHDA_ALC1200_HDEF.zip patch. [Stereo Output Only]
  • Ethernet: Realtek 8111 [Patched w/kext from DVD]
  • USB: OOB
  • ICH10R: OOB
  • Shutdown/Reboot work fine without patching.
  • Sleep as yet untested.
  • Onboard Graphics: Untested. Setup conducted witn nVidia 8800GTS.
AppleHDA_ALC1200_HDEF.zip <--Found in the forum & *Realtek 8111 for ethernet from the DVD. *DSDT patching not a necessity, but it makes life easier. Not Tested Patching Required
P5Q SE2 Intel ICH10R SATA Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 CPU 2,5 GHz
  • 4x1GB 800 MHz Ram
  • Audio - works OTB, even after 10.6.3 update
  • Ethernet - Works out of box
  • USB - All Work
  • ICH10R - Works
  • Install Method: tonymax86 iBoot+10.6.0 retail DVD, updated bios to V.801, AHCI, S3, XD-on, !!! AiTweaker to manual, both CPU&RAM frequences NOT AUTO. Boot into Snow with iBoot and after that use Apple Software Update to update to 10.6.3. Do not restart!!! Find the X58 patch installer and make your Snow partition bootable with Chameleon, install the kexts you need. I recommend OSXrestart instead of OpenHaltRestart. apply DSDT patch, apply boot argument UHCI fix for restart to function. That's it!
  • Shutdown and reboot work fine. Sleep does not wake up.
Yes Not Tested

Intel E7400 CPU 2.8 GHZ (OK)

  • 1024MB MSI NVIDIA 9400GT VGA (EFI studio)
  • ICH10R SATA (OK)
  • Realtel 8111(OK)
  • ALC1200 [use VoodooHDA.kext]
  • Install Snow Leopard Retail 10A432 OK with MyhackInstaller
  • Further Update to 10.6.4
  • Sleep ok with EvOreboot.kext
  • Note- This mobo can't work without External Graphics card.
Yes No
P5G43T-M Pro Intel ICH10 SATA Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 CPU 2,66 GHz
  • 2x2GB DDR3 1066 MHz Ram
  • Audio ALC887 (ALC888B) - works with LegacyHDA_ALC888B.kext + AppleHDA.kext 10.6.1 + DSDT entry (or HDAEnabler.kext)
  • Ethernet Atheros L1E- works with reader02's extension [18]
  • USB - All Work
  • ICH10 - Works
  • Install Method: Retail Disk boot with BootCD, then Apple Software Update to 10.6.3.
  • Shutdown and reboot work fine. Sleep works after DSDT edit.
LegacyHDA_ALC888B.kext AtherosL1eEthernet.kext fakesmc.kext Yes Yes
P5Q Deluxe Intel ICH10R SATA Intel Core 2 Xeon E3120 CPU 3,[email protected] GHz
  • ATI Radeon HD4870 512Mb
  • 4 x 2GB 1066 MHz Ram Corsair Dominator
  • Audio - works
  • Ethernet - All Works
  • USB - All Work
  • ICH10R - Works
  • Install Method: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Retail, GUID Partition Table, install from Flash Drive 8Gb
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC4
  • Update to 10.6.4 (10F566)
  • Shutdown and reboot work fine. Sleep does NOT wake up.
VoodooHDA.kext (Sound)
  • Skge.kext (eth0)
  • LegacyAppleYukon2.kext (eth1)
  • Video - GraphicsEnabler to Yes
Yes Yes
P5Q Pro Turbo Intel P45 & Intel ICH10R SATA Intel E7500 Core2DUO CPU 2.93 GHZ @ 3+ GHz
  • 512MB NVIDIA 9400GT (EFI+NVEnabler.kext)
  • 2 x 2GB 1066 MHz Ram
  • Audio - works (but no sound justification)
  • LAN Intel (AttansicL1eEthernet.kext latest Version)
  • USB - All Work
  • Intel P45 & ICH10R SATA (JMicronATA.kext)
  • Install Method: Mac OS X 10.6.2 Retail, GUID Partition Table, install from Flash Drive 8Gb --> then update combo and rebuild mkext
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC4 & Netcas & beast working (i have tried all!)
  • Update to 10.6.4 (10F566) done
  • Shutdown and reboot work fine. Sleep does NOT wake up.
kexts used in E/E:
  • AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext

AppleIntelPIIXATA2.kext ApplePS2Controller.kext AppleVIAATA.kext AttansicL1eEthernet.kext ElliottForceLegacyRTC.kext EvOreboot.kext FakeSMC.kext IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext IOATAFamily.kext IONetworkingFamily.kext JMicronATA.kext LegacyAppleRTC.kext NVEnabler 64.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext PlatformUUID.kext SMBIOSResolver.kext SleepEnabler.kext VoodooHDA.kext

Yes Yes
P5Q Deluxe Intel P45 / ICH10R Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 CPU 2,8GHz
  • MSI NVidia Geforce 9400GT 1024Mb, changed noisy fan to Artic Colling Passiv
  • 4 x 1GB 800 MHz Ram Corsair
  • Everything works since 9 months without any problems, except Audio, there´s only Audio-out.
  • This board is great because you nearly don´t hear any sound from the fans, it is absolutely quiet.
  • PSU: Corsair 450 VX
  • Install Method: Mac OS X 10.5.8 iDeneb V1.6, then 10.6 Retail (???), don´t remember.
  • Today I would try iAtkos S3 vers.2 10.6.3 Intel
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC4
  • Update to 10.6.4 - look at netkas.org for guide
  • Shutdown and reboot work fine. Sleep does Not wake up.
Yes Yes
P5Q Pro Intel ICH10R SATA Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 CPU 2,53 GHz
  • ATI Radeon HD4850 1 GB
  • 2 x 1GB 1066 MHz Ram OCZ Platinum
  • Audio - works
  • Ethernet - All Works
  • USB - All Work
  • ICH10R - Works
  • IDE - Works
  • Install Method: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Retail, GUID Partition Table, install from Flash Drive 8Gb Used Multibeast -> Easybeast after install
  • Bootloader - Standart with easybeast - ASEREBLN
  • Shutdown, reboot, sleep work fine.
AppleHDA.kext (ALC1200Sound), AttansicL1eEthernet.kext (eth0), AppleVIAATA.kext (IDE / PATA)
  • No need for SleepEnabler.kext or evoreboot / Modified DSDT.aml with DSDTSE
  • Only fakesmc.kext & IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext at /Extra folder
  • Video - GraphicsEnabler to Yes
Yes Yes
P5GC-MX/1333 Intel 945GC / Intel ICH7 Intel E8500 CPU 3.23GHz / FSB 1333 MHz / 4GB RAM DDR2 Kingston / Western Digital & Seagate IDE & SATA HDDs / Pioneer BluRay DVD
  • Aktos S3 10.6.3 (BIG thanks to them!)
  • S-ATA: [OOB] /*Out Of the Box*/
  • Audio: [OOB] /*Out Of the Box*/Azalia audio
  • USB: [OOB] /*Out Of the Box*/
  • Ethernet: Attansic L2 Latest Version - works.
  • VGA: [OOB] Works with GMA950 & appleintelframebuffer.kext installed to get all sizes.
  • PCI Cards: Firewire 800 card - works 100% DV Video editing works.
  • USB: BlueTooth adapter - works.
  • Sleep, Shutdown, and Reboot working 100% after moving USB|PS/2 5v Power Jumper on motherboard & disabling Legacy USB, SleepEnabler.kext required to enable deep sleep mode.
  • Comments: DVD Burning with BluRay works via SATA, IDE HDD & SATA works as well 100%. All USB Port works 100%. Firewire works 100%, Video with GMA950 works 100% - no complaints.
  • appleintelframebuffer.kext,
  • appleAzaliaaudio.kext,
  • AttansicL2Ethernet.kext
Yes Not Tested
Rampage III Extreme Intel X58 / Intel ICH10R Intel Core i7 970 3.2GHz / 6GB RAM DDR3 Corsair PC1600 / SATA HDDs / LG BluRay Rewriter
  • Install Method: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Retail restored to USB thumbdrive (using Mac OS in VirtualBox) with myHack Installer and using kernel 10.3.0 from nawcom
  • BIOS: 0901
  • S-ATA: Intel: AHCI mode only with disk in port0. JMicron: Works. Marvell: Disabled
  • Audio: Works
  • USB: Works
  • Ethernet: Works with Intel82566MM (the one for Intel 82567LV)
  • VGA: Works with GTX480 using fermi package
  • Monitor: Two screens connected via DVI work once the driver is installed
  • Bluetooth: Works
  • Webcam: Logitech C200 recognized (microphone works, video not tested)
  • Sleep has not been tested. Shutdown and Restart work. SATA_6G (Marvell) disabled in BIOS (seems to cause problems with JMicron driver if enabled). Vanilla kernel did not work at all. Boot with flag busratio=24 (depends on CPU) to install and once installed. Used cpus=1 to install. -force64 needed to boot once installed (detects disk problems and shuts down if not used). Use nawcom kernel.
  • Installed Mac OS in VirtualBox first to create image from DVD, restore to USB, use myHack Installer on it and install legacy_kernel 10.3.0 from nawcom.
  • Installed with disk connected to port5 of Intel controller in AHCI with 4 other disks connected in ports 0 to 3 and BR drive in port4. Moved to port0 afterwards to get rid of 'Still waiting for root device'. Moved to JMicron afterwards. It should work by using JMicron or Intel port0 from the beginning.
  • DSDT.aml added to /, but I have no idea if it is being used. Removing 'alias' in CPU section is all it really needs (or so it seems).
  • If booting fails, trying again seems to work. Add -f -x to boot options just in case if it continues failing.
  • Installed with the 6GB of RAM using XMP profile (1600 MHz), GTX480, two monitors connected, HT enabled, Intel SATA in AHCI mode, integrated sound disabled, Audigy2 in PCI slot, x-fi Titanium in PCIe port, multiple USB devices connected and SATA_6G Disabled.
  • ALC889 sound binary [19]
  • Intel82566MM.kext [20]
  • Fermi [21]
  • Installed JMicronATA and IntelPIIATA, but nothing changed (Intel not yet accessible in RAID mode)
Yes Yes
P5Q SE Plus Intel P45/ICH10, JMicron JMB368 Processor Intel(R) Pentium Dual-Core E2140 @2.66GHz/ 2x1GB DDR2 667/ATI 4670 1GB/ No AHCI
  • CPU: works OTB, shows as a Core 2 Solo, 1 core, but 2 threads.
  • Bios: original Asus BIOS rev. 2204.
  • Install Method: iAtkos 10.6.3 S3 v2 on a IDE HDD, mbr. Guid not tested. Dual-boot with Win7 on a sata HDD.
  • Onboard Audio: Works. S/PDIF not tested.
  • LAN: Works
  • SATA: Works. AHCI not tested.
  • Shutdown/reboot: Works
  • Sleep: Same issue as with windows on S3 (when HID devices allowed to wake computer). S1 works fine.
  • PS2 keyboard: works
  • USB: works OTB
  • JMicron 368: works
  • Graphics: ATI EVO Enabler. D-sub not working. DVI is ok.
  • Bootloader: AsereBLN v1.1.9 (default)
  • Ethernet kext for built-in ethernet (did not try without it)
  • Intel SATA/IDE kext
  • JMicron kext
  • Voodoo HDA + Apple HDA 10.6.2 (checked by default)
  • Realtek 8168 kext
  • Sleep enabler
  • Apple PS/2 (I did not try Voodoo)
  • EVO Enabler for my graphics card
  • and everything else that was checked by default: extra directory, fake smc, Disabler, RTC, EVO Reboot,
Not Tested Yes
Asus P5G41-M-LE Intel® G41 + ICH7 chipset Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 CPU 2.0GHz
  • XFX NVidia Geforce 8600GT 1024Mb
  • Sata 160GB WD HDD + Sata DVDRW from SONY
  • 2 x 1GB 667 MHz Ram Zion
  • Install Method: Mac OS X 10.6.3 iAtkos s3 v2
  • Everything works fine, except the Ethernet and Rear Mic in Audio but Front Mic works well.
  • Initially had problems with Audio which gave noise at high volume but with older voodoo.hda its working great.
  • I would try the original retail method sometimes later using the multibeast method
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC4
  • Shutdown and reboot work fine. Sleep does Not wake up.
Patches needed: Atl1ekext_x64_20100430 for ethernet and VoodooHDA kext for better audio (optional) Not Tested Yes
P7H55D-M EVO Intel H55 System: Intel Core i5-650, 4 GB RAM, 2 x 500GB Seagate HD SATA, GeForce GT 9500 1 GB

Installation: iBoot (3.1.0) + Multibeast (3.7.3). Installed from the original Snow Leopard 10.6.0 DVD and then upgraded (via ComboUpdate) to 10.6.3. Multibeast: used the EasyBeast Install and applied the patches. No custom DSDT used. Monitor connected via DVI.

Video: Out of the box

Audio: VoodooHDA 0.2.72 (microphone not working)

Ethernet: Lnx2Mac's RealtekRTL81xx

USB: Out of the box

SATA/IDE: Out of the box

Patches applied via Multibeast:

VoodooHDA 0.2.72

Lnx2Mac's RealtekRTL81xx

Yes Yes


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
M4N82 Deluxe nVidia 980a SLI AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE - OC to 3.6GHz / Patriot EP 2 X 2GB DDR2 1066 Mhz / XFX GTX 260 BE / AHCI Mode SATA
  • M4N82 Deluxe BIOS 2102
  • Bootloader - myHack 1.0 RC5 r87
  • 10.6.3 Legacy Kernel
  • Audio - ALC888 - Device ID mod, Placed in E/E - AppleHDA.kext, HDAEnabler.kext
  • Audio - 2.1 front and rear, mic front and rear all work - NO surround.
  • Video - NVIDIAROM=Yes, GraphicsEnabler=Yes option - 10.6.2 kext in S/L/E - NVDAN50Hal, NVDAReasman,
  • Video - Dual DVI + TV,no HDMI on card, ALL/FULL Resolutions, QE/CI/OpenGL - 2.1, Video Acceleration all work. Dual Monitors on DVI work Flawlessly. TV not tested.
  • HDD - WD3200AAKS SATA set on AHCI in BIOS
  • Ethernet - Works OOB
  • SMC - fakeSMC.kext
  • USB - Full USB 2 support. - Work OOB
  • IEEE1394 - Work OOB
  • Shutdown, Reboot work
  • New SleepEnabler - hangs on wake.
  • Install Method: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Retail, GUID Partition Table, install from Empire EFI AMD DVD with 10.6.3 Legacy_Kernel.
  • pgb64
Place in E/E
  • AppleHDA.kext
  • EvOreboot.kext
  • fakeSMC.kext
  • HDAEnabler.kext
  • IONetworkingFamily.kext
  • LegacyAppleRTC.kext
  • NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
  • PlatformUUID.kext

Place in S/L/E

  • NVDAN50Hal.kext
  • NVDAReasman.kext
Yes No
M3A78-T AMD 790GX+SB750 AMD Phenom X4 9550 Quad Core / Corsair Dominator 8GB 1066 Mhz / Bios AHCI
  • Install Method: SnowLeo 10.6.0, after first boot, install 10.6.4 update (Combo).[22]
  • M3A78-T BIOS 1904
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2.0.0 RC-4
  • 10.6.4 Legacy Kernel
  • Audio - AL1200 -AppleAzalia.kext.
  • Video - ATI 5770 HAWK 32Bit Pack.ATI kext and Asere 1.1.9_Vervet.pkg.[23]
  • Video - Dual DVI + HDMI on card, WORKS PERFECT Resolutions 1920X1080 running 2 HP w2338h.
  • HDD - WD 320GB, WD 500GB, WD Book Elite USB 1TB
  • Ethernet - Works great. but you have problem, put PC in sleep mode and restart.
  • USB - Full USB 2 support.
  • Webcam: Microsoft Cinema Live HD 720p. Works Great
  • Shutdown, Reboot Working Great.
  • AppleAzaliaAudio.kext
  • EvOreboot.kext
  • fakeSMC.kext
  • IONetworkingFamily.kext
  • NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
  • ATI 5770 HAWK 32Bit Pack

Important For Multiples Monitors:

  • Boot only one monitor connected, then the system is running, connect the second monitor
Yes Not Tested
  • Install Method: HAZARD LEO including update 10.6.2+KERNEL 10.3+update combo 10.6.3. Now I have updated to 10.6.4 using 10.4 kernel for AMD
  • M3A-H BIOS 1903
  • Bootloader - BOOTHINK (last version)
  • 10.6.4 Legacy Kernel for AMD/INTEL
  • FIREWIRE: yes, a simply card with VIA chipset
  • Video - NVIDIA GE8400GS 512MB 32Bit USE NVENABLER.KEXT (Works like a charm! QE/CI of course works perfectly)
  • Video - BENQ 19" LCD WORKS PERFECT Resolutions 1920X1080 running 2 HP w2338h.
  • HDD - 320gb+200gb+1TB USB
  • Ethernet - Works great. using kext in any leopard distro AthereosL1.kext
  • USB - Full USB 2.0 support.
  • Shutdown, Reboot Working Great.Sleep cause freeze and you must do hard reset to restart.
  • ATI SB700 Kext required in order to see DVDRW unit after install

IMPORTANT You must have preinstalled another copy of leopard or use any disk tool from dos boot wich is capable to read HFS+ partition to delete IOATAFamily.kext after first install of HAZARD Snow Leopard 10.6.2 or you will receive a KERNEL PANIC on some configurations Ok

Yes Yes
M3N-HT Deluxe nVidia nForce 780a AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition Quad-Core Memory:4GB DDRII PNY & Kingston, 500GB SATAII HDD, NVIDIA GEFORCE 9800GT 1024MB
  • Make sure you enable AHCI in bios
  • Disable Hybrid support
  • Set Onboard graphics to AUTO
  • I disabled Firewire, you may not need to.
  • Install Method: iAtkos7 S2 10.6.3
  • M3N-HT Deluxe Bios 1907
  • Bootloader - AnVal
  • mach_kernel.test7 or Qoopz 10.3.0 (Available in installer) for AMD/INTEL
  • Audio - Onboard works with VooDooHDA (Volume stuck without Marvin's AMD Utility)
  • Firewire: Disabled, uncertain.
  • Video - NVIDIA PNY GF9800GT XLR8 1024MB 32Bit USE NO ENABLER
  • HDD - 500GB WD SATAII + 2 200GB Maxtor
  • Ethernet - Works great, do NOT install any driver from installer or you will need to delete your ethernet and add a new one in the settings every reboot.
  • USB - Full USB 2.0 support.
  • Firewire untested
  • Works great, need to use Marvins AMD Utility to patch CPUID's to get iTunes, Spotlight, Volume control, and other things working.
  • Working on 3 partitions on 500GB set as a MBR. Install Snow Leopard on primary partition.
*AnVal Bootloader
  • Bootloader options (-32, -graphics enabler, -ethernet, -legacy)
  • Patches (Just enable the Qoopz 10.3.0, and NTFS)
  • Drivers
  • Sata/IDE (AHCI & nVidia)
  • EFI String DVI/DVI for GT9800. AnVal will handle the rest.
  • Once booted, at the Darwin menu hit F8 and type "busratio=24"
  • Will boot into OSX 10.6.3 pretty flawlessly, play the intro video, and from there, you can install the mach_kernel.test7 or edit your boot flags to include busratio=24 (or 25, if overclocked). This is for a fresh install. Follow these instructions and you won't get any kernel panics on this setup.
Yes Not Tested



Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
Biostar GF7025-M2 TE NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a
  • AMD X2 5000+, 4Gb DDR2 RAM @ 800Mhz
  • VGA : onboard Geforce 7025
  • DVD-RW on SATA
  • LAN : Realtek RTL8201CL
  • Audio: Realtek ALC662 6-Channel HD Audio

Install Using:

  • Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Intel only by iAtkos S3
  • Boot loader: Chameleon v2 RC5
  • Graphics : working with GraphicsEnabler, but generic quality (need PCI-E Graphic Card).
  • Kernel : qoopz 10.3 (after update 10.6.5 or 10.6.6 install legacy_kernel 10.6.5.pkg = Darwin 10.5.0)
  • Audio: working with this AppleHDA.kext [24] (Install to S/L/E) works in 100% good quality
  • LAN: delete from S/L/E/IONetworkFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/nvenet.kext and install nForceLan.kext fully works
  • Optical Drive: working with SATA optical drive in AHCI mode
  • Shutdown/Restart: Fully working
  • Sleep: not working, using SleepEnabler.kext
  • Install kexts: Chameleon 2 RC5, qoopz 10.3.0, Graphic Enabler, nForce SATA/IDE, VoodooPS/2 and all things that iAktos s3 checked automaticly from the beginning in the install.
  • Apple Softwareupdate: works with 10.6.6

BIOS setting:

  • SATA AHCI enabled
  • HPET enable
/Extra/Extensions folder, fakesmc, disabler, ElliotForceLegacyRTC, AppleNForceATA, AppleACPIPS2Nub, EvOreboot, VoodooPS2Controller yes yes, but with -force64 (arch=86_64 in com.apple.Boot.plist doesn't work)


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
P45T-A (V1.0) Black Series Intel P45 ICH10R
  • Installed using MacOS 10.6.3 retail (successfully upgraded to 10.6.6) no kernel select (vanilla kernel)
  • Intel® Core™2Quad Q8200
  • 1 HD SATA 80GB , 1 HD SATA 500GB and SATA DVD Writer
  • Graphics card ATi Radeon HD4850 (1280x1024x32) worked full with QE/CI exotic patch for 10.6.6[25]
  • Bootloader Chameleon-2.0-RC5-r730, Bootloder Options no selected
  • Drivers JMicron SATA/IDE, Sound Voodoo HDA and Apple HDA 10.6.2, Network Attansic L1E
  • Install method: iBoot 2.6 -v -x PCIRootUID=1 + Retail 10.6.3 + Combo update 10.6.6
  • Sleep not work.
NTFS 3G, QE/CI exotic patch for 10.6.6, ? ?
P45T-A (V1.0) Black Series Intel P45 ICH10R
  • Installed using iAtkos 10.6.3 S3 V2 (successfully upgraded to 10.6.4) no kernel select (vanilla kernel)
  • Intel® Core™2Duo E8400 overclocked to 3.6Ghz, 4G RAM 800Mhz (put automatic in bios)
  • 3 HD SATA 80GB in RAID, 1 HD SATA 500GB normal mode and SATA DVD Writer
  • 1 M-Audio Audiphile 192 PCI (working excellent with Envy24H)
  • Graphics card ATi Radeon HD3870 (1680x1050x32) no QE/CI ATI_init (32 Bits) remove ATIRadeonX2000.kext
  • Bootloader AsereBLN, Bootloder Options no selected
  • Drivers JMicron SATA/IDE, Sound Voodoo HDA and Apple HDA 10.6.2, Apple PS/2 (for keyboard), USB mouse (PS/2 not workin), Network Attansic L1E
Patches defauld, EVO Reboot, EVO SpeedStep (my Bios have this option), NTFS 3G ? In software says 64 bit mode: No, but in processes, most applications run at 64 bits.
G31T-M (V1.0) Intel G31 & ICH7
  • Installed using iAtkos 10.6.3 S3 V2 upgrade 10.6.5 without problems.
  • Intel® Core™2Duo E7300 2.6Ghz, 2G RAM 800Mhz
  • 1 HD SATA 320GB ide DVD Writer
  • Audio: alc662 work w/voodoHDA & appleHDA 10.6.2
  • Graphics card nvidia 7600GS 256mb QE/CI work efi string dvi/dvi and nvenabler also work with integrated card
  • Bootloader chameleon v2 rc5
  • lan: realtek 8139
others option: usbbusfix, ahci sata, voodoops/2, voodoopower ? ?


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
132-BL-e758-A1 Intel X58 Core i7 920 / 6GB Super Talent @ 1600Mhz / GTX280
  • Bootloader - Aserebln's bootloader 119
  • Audio - LegacyHDA of ALC889, DSDT.aml edit
  • Video - GraphicsEnabler=Yes
  • Ethernet - RealtekR1000SL.kext
  • JMicron - DSDT.aml edit
  • SMC - fakesmc.kext
  • AHCI - DSDT.aml edit
  • USB -Works OoB
  • IEEE1394 - Works OoB
DSDT edits:
  • Added:
    • DTGP addition
  • Fixed:
    • _WAK
    • RTC
    • TIMR
    • PIC
    • HPET
  • Changed
    • AZAL Audio to HDEF (for ALC889 kext)
    • JMicron channels to Apple AHCI (fix for internal showing as external)
Yes Yes


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
G9657MA-8KS2H Intel 965/ICH8 Used only 5 kexts
  • Chipset (ICH8) works! - IOATAFamily, all SATA ports works!
  • Audio (ALC883) works! - orig AppleHDA from 10.6.2 + my DSDT / Legacy kext.
  • Video (GMA) not tested. (9600tg) works! - GraphicEpabler via Chameleon.
  • Lan (Marvell 88E8056) works! - used Legacy
  • +Fakesmc and EvOreboot

atm I'm Running 10.6.4 + Chameleon 2.0 RC4 Download Chameleon 2.0 RC5 + DSDT + Extra + keksts

5 keksts + DSDT Yes Yes
G45M-S Intel G45/ICH10R Hardware:
  • Intel Q9400, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GTS 250


  • Empire EFI 1.085 Intel Generic (maxmem=4096 boot option)
  • Vanilla 10.6.3 retail DVD


  • myhack 1.1.4
  • Audio (ALC888-GR) with bin patched AppleHDA (v1.8.4fc3) + HDAEnabler
  • Video (GMA X4500HD) disabled in BIOS
  • Lan (RTL8111B-VC-GR) works OOB

Now running with 10.6.4 update

myhack kexts (FakeSMC, EvOreboot, IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector, IONetworkingFamily, LegacyAppleRTC, NullCPUPowerManagement, SleepEnabler), HDAEnabler, NVInject Yes ?
P35A Intel P35/ICH9
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2GHz, 4GB DDR2
  • NVIDIA GTX275 896MB DDR3
  • Both processors working with proper fix applied in DSDT.aml file (which is already done in my DSDT) or 6B3F1P40 modified BIOS by OriginalMACNUT, otherwise Cpus=1 fix must be enabled.


  • iAtkos S3 v2 - 10.6.3 Vanilla install (didn't use any fix or extra driver)


  • Bootloader - Chameleon-2.0-RC5-r619
  • Audio - modifed ALC888 or VoodooHDA
  • Video - GraphicsEnabler=Yes
  • Ethernet - working (no need for Realtek R1000SL.kext)
  • SMC - fakesmc 2.5
  • USB - Works OoB
  • Sleep/Wakeup works native with my DSDT
  • Shutdown/restart working properly
DSDT + Foxconn P35A tool pack. Complete EXTRA Install pack (kexts, DSDT + install instructions) Yes Yes
G41MXE-V Intel G41/ICH7 Install method: iATKOS S3 v2. Updated BIOS first, disabled legacy USB support
  • Foxconn G41MXE-V LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Intel Celeron E3400 Wolfdale 2.6GHz 1MB L2 Cache
  • 4GB ram
  • EVGA GeForce 8600 GTS 512MB
  • All defaults in configuration except I selected realtek ethernet drivers, nvenabler
  • Sleep not working OOB, it seems. Don't care to try to fix it
  • Shutdown/restart working
  • Audio working
  • Graphics acceleration confirmed (dashboard add item - waves)
  • Good picture over DVI on my 1080p monitor
  • Running synergy client so I can use my keyboard/mouse from my main windows box. Highly recommended - just move mouse across to mac screen
  • Edit: Updated using software update to 10.6.8 with no issues.
NVEnabler, whatever realtek kext is in iAtkos S3 ? Yes



Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
GA-X58A-UD3R ICH10R / X58 Express
  • iAtKos S3/iAtKos S3 V2
  • SATA to ACHI
  • USB Mouse Enable
  • ATI 5770 Supported
  • voodooHDA it'll say in built-in audio, blank or no audio devices, but sounds works.
Yes Yes
  • Installed from iAtKos S3 and upgraded to 10.6.4 without incident
  • SATA AHCI must be set to enabled
  • Everything works out of the box
Yes Yes

Install Method: 34

  • Booted from native Snow Leopard 10.6.0 disk with Chameleon boot loader (RC4), upgraded to 10.6.4 without incident
  • Sound requires ALC889a kext to work
  • Everything else works out of the box
ALC889a Kext Yes Yes
  • Installed from OSX10.6.3 original disk with iBoot supported CD
  • When installed boot from iboot and download myHack_Installer_1.0.1.mpkg and select the option EvoReboot I also used Graphics Enabler yes as I have an ATI Radeon 4670 PCIe card

BIOS settings:

  • BIOS = Latest
  • SATA AHCI Mode = enabled
  • SATA Port0-3 Native Mode = enabled
  • USB Controller = enabled
  • USB 2.0 Controller = enabled
  • Azalia Codec = auto
  • Onboard h/w LAN = enabled
  • HPET = enabled and set to 64 bit.
  • Only kext file in E/E FakeSMC
  • only kext file in S/L/E is RealtekR1000SL
  • Audio partly works out of box with DSDT.aml -some sound insertions errors
  • Updates so far have worked without any more patching
  • for sleep to work

System Preferences / Energy Saver Check "Start up automatically after a power failure"

Yes Yes
GA-P35-DS3 (Rev. 2.0) P35 + ICH9
  • Install Method: [26]
  • Installed from a 10.6 Retail Disk using Empire EFI 1.0.7 Boot Disk (although I skipped the graphics part).
  • Than updated straight to 10.6.3 with Apple Software Updater. (you must delete the SleepEnabler.kext before updating and then install the proper SleepEnabler.kext for 10.6.3)
  • The included Kexts from the tutorial work just fine. I also used a PS2 Keyboard but needed some additional snow leo PS2 kexts.
  • BIOS: F14
  • AUDIO: Onboard ALC889A (use included kexts)
  • LAN: Onboard RTL8168B (use included kexts)
  • SATA HD and DVD-Writer. AHCI enabled in BIOS
  • IDE doesn't work by now, need additional kexts.
  • Everything works as it should; sleep, restart, shutdown, USB Stick Plug 'n Play etc.
Kexts from the GA_P35_DS4_Snow_Pack.zip pack in forementionend tutorial: [27] yes ?
GA-P35-DS3 ICH9 & ??


  • Package with used Tools/Kexts: [28]
  • Special thanks to: [29] (picked some information and kexts from them)
  • Restore Retail DVD onto a USB flash drive from an already working Mac (I've used a Mac Mini but a good working VMware would do the same job)
  • Install myHack installer on the flash drive (leave the settings as chosen by default, but tick an additional kext called "IOATAFamily.kext")
  • Then you have to add some kexts to the myhack drive:
    • Goto the flash drive and right-click on it
    • Choose "Get Info" and unlock the padlock-icon in the bottom of the appearing window (you have to type in your password)
    • And un-check the box which says something like "Ignore userrights on this device"
    • Then you can copy the kexts from my package to the drive by using terminal and type in (the stuff within the brackets are comments - don't just copy&paste these commands !!!)
      • sudo su (type your password)
      • cp -R /Downloaded/Folder/Kexts/*.kext /Volume/Mac OS X Installer/Extra/Extensions (alter these paths to your own!!)
      • cp /Downloaded/Folder/DSDT.aml /Volume/Mac OS X Installer/Extra
      • cp /Downloaded/Folder/smbios.plist /Volume/Mac OS X Installer/Extra
    • And now rebuild the kextcache for Chameleon to use these new kexts: so again type in your (still opened) terminal and alter the paths
      • kextcache -v 1 -m /Volume/Mac OS X Installer/Extra/Extensions.mkext /Volume/Mac OS X Installer/Extra/Extensions
  • After that you're done with the preparation - you should be able to boot from your USB flash drive now (don't forget to activate AHCI SATA mode in BIOS) and then use the usual Mac Installer Wizard like you would do on a real Mac
  • Once you finished installing Mac OS, again boot from the USB drive but now choose your fresh Mac hard drive in Chameleon's boot menu
  • If everything went well you should be able to boot into your new "Hack OS" but now you have to boot every time from your flash drive - so install myhack installer again (but this time onto your hard drive and not to the flash drive and again don't change any settings except the kext "IOATAFamily.kext")
  • And then add the kexts from my package again with the same procedure including the rebuild of the Extensions.mkext (but to your hard drive of course)
  • Reboot without the flash drive and enjoy your new HackMac ;)
  • For updating to 10.6.3 simply remove/delete the "SleepEnabler.kext" and rebuild the Extensions.mkext - then use Apple's Updater Tool like you would update a real Mac

Hardware Information:

  • GRAPHICS: ASUS EN9400GT SILENT works with QE/CI, resolution change works, 3D Games are working (just fine, like a real Mac!)
  • AUDIO: Onboard - works with included kexts
  • LAN: Onboard - works (but causes some VERY MINOR problems when using bonjour - so simply buy a 10€ PCI card with better support)
  • SATA HDD and DVD-Writer. (AHCI must be enabled in BIOS!!)
  • IDE not tested
  • Everything else works fine without any problem (but with updating to 10.6.3 you have to give up your Sleep-Support!)
Yes ?
GA-EP45-DS3R (Rev. 1.0) ICH10

To confirm what hardware you have you can use the MS Windows 'SIW' utility.

BIOS data:

  • BIOS = version F11e
  • SATA AHCI Mode = enabled
  • SATA Port0-3 Native Mode = enabled
  • USB Controller = enabled
  • USB 2.0 Controller = enabled
  • Azalia Codec = auto
  • Onboard h/w LAN = enabled
  • LAN BOOT ROM = enabled (time-machine didn't work without this setting enabled).
  • HPET = enabled and set to 64 bit.

For a great guide the installation should be based on blackosx's notes.

  • Requires JMicron ATA driver - and you won't fully boot without it. (for more details use -v option when booting from a Boot132 CD, then google on the error)
  • Audio (ALC885) requires both AppleHDA.kext & HDAEnabler.kext (google for 'ALC889a_LayoutID_885.zip'), but it is said that with a properly edited DSDT.aml file then the HDAEnabler.kext file is not required.
  • DSDT.aml [30]

Recommend that you don't use the NullCPUPowerManagement.kext/SleepEnabler.kext combination as I suspect that these in combination with the above DSDT.aml file were what prevented my machine from fully shutting down. Removing these file resolved the issue.

Yes Yes (but depends on the processor you use)
GA-EP45-DS3R Intel P45 / ICH10R
  • All hardware is running smoothly :)
  • GeForce 9400GT Sparkle 512MB Works With : "GraphicsEnabler=Yes" in "com.apple.boot.plist"
  • Sound: Realtek ALC889A: FULLY working with DSDT
  • Chipset ICH-10R + Lan(out of the box)+Sleep+Shutdown+Restart Works fine
  • download files [31] for ep45-ds3r bios f10 (DSDT +Chameleon 2.0 RC4 +com.apple.Boot.plist +kexts +PC EFI V 10.6)
Yes Yes
GA-EP45T-DS3R (F2) Intel P45 / ICH10R
  • iAtkos S3 V2 10.6.3, 64-bit used (default)
  • Pentium Dual Core E5300 Wolfdale 45nm @ 3.81 GHZ (293x13) Vcore = 1.4 w/ Xigmatek Gaia
  • 8gb DDR3-1600 Kingston HyperX Note: using a 200mhz FSB processor like the e5300, there is no ram multiplier that can get the ram past 800mhz I believe without FSB overclocking. Maybe I just need to get a new bios but the max ram multiplier was 4. It may be possible to drop the multiplier and raise the FSB really high (333+mhz), but from what I saw this limited the overclocking potential when I experimented with it. Ram at 1172mhz=293x4.
  • PNY GeForce GTS 250 GTS250 XLR8 1gb (G92 55nm) - Fully functional 1680x1050, both outputs work, fanspeed being regulated, nvenabler.kext selected in iAtkos, neither Generic EFI string from iAtkos (won't boot) nor graphicsenabler=yes (1024x768 only) worked.
  • Realtek ALC889A - Working with ALC889A_LayoutID_885 drivers, 4/2 Layout with HDA Headphones version of LegacyHDA.kext (kexthelper), HDAEnabler.kext (kexthelper), and AppleHDA (10.6.2 version) selected in iAtkos during installation. Mic works, Headphone/Speaker jack works, audio pannel seems fully functional, no other testing done.
  • Realtek 8111C - Both ports working, lnx2mac's RTL81xx driver .pkg. Deselect drivers in iAtkos
  • PS2 - Yes, ApplePS2 from iAtkos (will not work with voodoo ps2, you need a USB mouse and KB to install iAtkos though)
  • Asus SATA Burner (assume it burns in macos, haven't tried it) and Hitachi SATA 1.5TB (GPT dual boot) - Set SATA to AHCI mode in BIOS (may not be necessary)
  • nvenabler.kext
  • ALC889a_LayoutID_885: LegacyHDA.kext (4/2 HDA Headphone) + HDAEnabler.kext + AppleHDA.kext (10.6.2)
  • lnx2mac's RTL81xx driver (.pkg installer, super easy, very nice)
  • ApplePS2
  • Haven't tested any sleep function stuff, I don't use sleep mode.
GA-EP45-UD3L Intel P45 / ICH10R
  • All hardware is running smoothly on 32-bit :)
  • Used iAtkos S3

The following are choices in "Customize" under iAtkos S3 install DVD

  • GeForce 9800GTX 1GB: Works Great! // Chose NVEnabler, DVI/DVI (GraphicsEnabler in BootLoader settings)
  • Sound: Realtek ALC889A: Works OOB // VodooHDA and LegacyHDA (enabled by default)
  • JMicron SATA
  • Rest settings keep Default (AsereBLN, Sound, etc)
  • None! Big thanks to iAtkos team
Yes Yes
GA-P55M-UD4 (Rev. 1.0) ICH10
  • i5 750
  • Sapphire HD 4870 512 MB
  • G.Skill DDR 3 1600 2x2GB

BIOS data:

  • BIOS = F9
  • SATA AHCI Mode = enabled
  • SATA Port0-3 Native Mode = enabled
  • Disabled Gigabyte SATA
  • USB Controller = enabled
  • USB 2.0 Controller = enabled
  • Azalia Codec = auto
  • Onboard h/w LAN = enabled
  • HPET = enabled and set to 64 bit..

Used iBoot Supported + Multibeast

  • Installed from 10.6.3 Retail
  • Gigabeast GA-P55M-UD4 DSDT
Yes Yes
GA-G41M-ES2L rev 1.1 Intel G41 + ICH7

Followed this mini guide, it's only helpful if you know what you're doing. Installed VoodooHDA using this for help. Every hardware component works, most of them OOB. Apple Wireless keyboards will be incredibly temperamental when used with this system, Magic Mouse works fine.

Hardware components

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 @ 2.6 GHz
  • 2x1GB RAM; Elixir and Samsung
  • Samsung 500GB 7200RPM SATA 2.0 HDD
  • Pioneer DVD-ROM/CD-RW SATA drive
  • Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB
  • Realtek RTL8111C/D(L) LAN
  • Realtek ALC888B HD integrated audio
  • USB Bluetooth adapter
  • BIOS version: F6
  • VoodooHDA.kext
  • fakesmc.kext
Yes Yes
GA-G41M-ES2L Intel G41 + ICH7

I used iAtkos S3 vers.2 osx 10.6.3 Intel only. Everything is running fine without trying out several kext´s. No, not really. I noticed that iPhoto didn´t show me my pictures, because OpenGL was not working with the NVidia Kexts from iAtkos. So I used TinkerTool to show all hidden files and deleted from the folder EXTRA/EXTENSIONS natit.kext and NVEnabler.kext. Instead I installed from www.kexts.com NVEnabler by Krazubu and also x-Darwin, especially EFIStudio. With EFIStudio you can install the string for Geforce 8500GT 512MB. Now Quartz and OpenGL are working. By the way the Pentium (80€) shows a higher speed score with xBench than the more expensive Duo Core E7400 (2x2,8Ghz) (120€). This Micro-ATX board fits, after two days of modelling, in my Quicksilver- case. Installed Windows on a second HD, after installing OSX, will be recognized by the bootloader and runs.

Hardware components

  • Intel Pentium 2 Duo E6600 @ 3,07 GHz
  • 2x1GB RAM; Kingston PC6400, 800Mhz
  • Samsung 500GB 7200RPM SATA HDD
  • LG DVD-RW ATA drive
  • Palit NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT, 512 MB, passiv
  • Realtek RTL8111 LAN
  • Realtek ALC888B audio
Yes Yes
GA-945GZM-S2 Intel 945GZ / ICH7
  • Installed With IATKOS S3 V2 10.6.3
  • Select Gma950 in IATKOS S3 V2
  • And Have to fix Shutdown/Restart with [32]
  • Sound: working with VoodooHDA [33]
  • LAN : out of the box
  • Sleep doesnt working
  • Video: Intel 945GZ - out of the box whit GMA950 but need fix full resolutions, to install these kexts use kext helper b7 the KEXT INSTALLER WHAT COMES IN THE PACKAGE DOESNT WORKING [34] Install guide used: [35]
  • Both installed with kext helper b7[36] SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH IM FROM BRAZIL(by Hericklet)
Yes Yes
G31-ES2l and EP41-UD3L ICH7R Download Installers, also works for ep41-ud3l use guide [37]

Everything works on my system; qe, sleep with no issues, sound, 64bit. No corruptions, issues, or kernel panics. Updates cleanly - everything like a real mac.

using fixed DSDT Yes Yes
GA-G31-S2L/S2C ICH7 Tested up to 10.6.4 and works fine.
  • To install: Follow the ES2L guide.
  • To update: Remove the SleepEnabler.kext from the /Extra folder or the system won't boot. You can also remove the kext after updating via Terminal from the install disk. Backup and restore the AppleHDA.kext from 10.6.2 or sound will stop working.
  • For sound: Use the ALC662 kext. For more information, look here.
  • Everything else works OOB.
  • AppleHDA.kext from 10.6.2
  • ALC662.kext
  • FakeSMC.kext
  • DSDT Patches
  • Edit com.apple.Boot.plist for 64bit Kernel
Yes Yes
GA-P43-ES3G Intel P43 + ICH10R

Just use Hazard 10.6.2, don put any kext yet only the ones you choose at the customization options, then delete sleep kext an repair permissions with kext utility(is already installed) download 10.6.4 update from mac and restart, now install audio, video and other kext show below. last you need to edit dsdt to correct usb wake up issues look for this in insanely mac, (remember you need 3 steps for usb as integrated dgtp, add method and correct error and warnings in dsdt, you can use dsdtse is very simple) and for auto sleep use please sleep soft for mac, put start up automatically after a power failure in energy saver (if dont beside wake up is goin to restart) and thats it is a real mac.

Hardware components

  • Intel Quad Core Q8200 @ 2.3 GHz
  • 2x2GB RAM; ADATA 800 mhz
  • 2x Western Digital 640GB 7200RPM SATA 2.0 HDD
  • LG DVD-ROM/CD-RW SATA drive light scribe
  • PNY NVIDIA GeForce 240 GT 512 MB
  • Realtek RTL8111C/D(L) LAN
  • Realtek ALC888B HD integrated audio
  • Customize Options at Installer:
    • Mac OS X 10.6.2 Update Combo
    • Chameleon RC3 PCEFI 10.5
    • Voodoo 0.2.52 new
    • ElliotForceLegacyRTC
    • AppleUpstreamUserClientDisabler
    • SMBIOSResolver
  • KEXT POST 10.6.4 update.
  • NVENABLER64.KEXT EDIT (info plist like show in HCL 10.6.2 in graphics nvidia 240 gt)
  • HDA ENABLER.KEXT AND APPLE HDA.KEXT from HCL 10.6.2 p43-es3g.
  • FAKE SMC.KEXT 3.6 from kexts.com
  • dont forget edit dsdt or use IATKOS S3.
Yes Yes


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
GA-770TA-UD3 AMD 770 Chipset Used iAtkos S3 v2 DVD. you need SATA Hard Drive and SATA DVD Drive, Also put ACHI mode in BIOS. If not, you may get the error 'still waiting for root device'

at the command prompt, press F8 and boot with "-v busratio-16", also you need to add these arguments into your "com.apple.boot.plist" file since you can boot in osx. : when you can customize the installation, unselect all, and just choose

  • chameleon RC4
  • fakesmc
  • /extra folder
  • Kernel 10.3 qoopz

After the installation you will able to boot into osx with "busratio-16" flag.

  • If you have a CMOS error just after the BIOS screen, install RTC.kext
  • You can found your LAN drivers here LAN drivers
Everything on the notes Yes not tested
GA-MA790FX-DS5 (rev. 1.0) AMD 790FX + SB600 Chipset
  • used 10.6.0 Retail DVD on leopard HDD using restore in disk utility replaced mach kernel with legacy kernel added kext nullcpumanagement, fakesmc, evoenabler, ps2controller in /extra modified apple.boot.com.plist and used existing chameleon to boot the install DVD works charm.
  • installed on new GPT formatted HDD with time machine partition for mess ups
  • nawcom legacy v3 10.6.3.
  • upgraded to 10.6.3 using v1.1 combo update
  • Tested with Athlon 7750 AM2+ CPU 4GB DDR2 1066MHz Memory.

Hardware used: -

  • MP2W Mini PCI-Express to PCI-Express x1 slot adaptor [38] with apple Airport Extreme Atheros AR5008
  • Two Leadtek NVIDIA GeForce 8600GTS using dual card EFI string with full QE/CL follow this guide [39]
  • HP Photosmart C6380 works great with MS Office 2008 SP2 on OS X.
  • Logitech Gaming Headset works OOTB.
  • Dell bluetooth desktop. used MS keyboard software for keyboard layout (not Global setting) link [40]
  • ethernet works
  • firewire OOTB.
  • PS2 Mouse & keyboard works ApplePS2 Controller
  • SATA Optiarc DVD+RW drive works.
  • ASUS Xonar HDAV 1.3 Deluxe PCI-Express (C-Media Oxygen HD) doesnot have OS X drivers
  • Sil3132 SATA controller works after downloading drivers here [41]


  • Sleep does not work. no audio realtek ALC899a for snow leopard.


  • MS intellipoint for OS X.
  • Paragon NTFS for OS X
  • Chameleon RC4+prefpane.
  • Perian 1.2.1
kexts used: -

Fakesmc.kext,, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext , NullCPUPowerManagement.kex, IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext.

apple.boot.com.plist edits: -

UHCI reset, USB fix, GraphicsEnabler=y, Graphics Mode=1920x1200x32

Yes Yes
GA-MA785gmt-UD2H (rev. 1.1) AMD785G +SB710 Chipset
  • Did successful installs with both retail DVD (boot 132 using Empire EFI) and Snowleo's image.
  • Only used a Phenom x955 CPU, but because this board is socket AM3 compatible, procedures for a compatible Athlon might varry. For phenoms, Black Knight's 10.3.0 kernel works the best, legacy kernel has no bus detection. For Athlons, you may use the Legacy kernel.
  • If using a Phenom CPU, be sure to enter "busratio=20" at the f8 prompt;This is not required when initializing install from Empire Efi. Black knight's kernel includes FSB detection;Thus you don't have to use this flag every time at boot.
  • Tested installation using both GUID and MBR partitions, they both worked!

Hardware used: -

  • a Edimax EW-7711UAn Wi-fi adapter (USB)
  • Graphics remained with the on-board hd4200. It is strongly encouraged that you purchase a card which has full Mac OS support. hd4200 screen freeze during install confirmed. Screen works (is refreshed/redrawn) after pressing a key on usb keyboard.
  • Used a Sony Sata DVD drive, eject and drive works OOBE.
  • Ethernet: On-board rtl8168. Used rtl8169 driver included on the Snowleo dvd. Ethernet shows up in Network;Connects to internet.
  • Sound: On-board alc889a using VoodooHDA, and (optionally) a cheap USB ear microphone dongle. See Kexts section.
  • Bluetooth using a "CSR Bluetooth radio", works OOBE. Very generic and cheap USB dongle.
  • Firewire (400 MBPS) also works OOBE
  • Use Legacy AHCIport for Sata support. For Ata support, AppleATIATA works. Note: Do not leave sata devices in IDE mode.
  • PS2 Keyboard and USB mouse. Use Voodops2controler v0.98 [42] for support.


  • Sleep works, sort of. The machine goes to sleep: Hard drive turns off, screen goes too, but the computer will not wake upon pressing the power button.
  • The power button does not work at all. Must use options from Apple menu to shut down.
  • Fans constantly spin. Use VoodooPState.kext to lower CPU steppings.


  • You might or might not need NulCPU Power management. On a Phenom CPU it does absolutely nothing, fans still spin. Either remove Intel CPU Power Management.kext or use the disabler.kext to disable Intel power management.
  • Open halt restart or evoreboot is also not needed. I find reboot times are quicker without them.
  • Any version of VoodoHDA below 2.6.2 will cause a KP when switching to your built-in audio in sound preferences.
  • As of the experimental 2.6.2 version, Rear speaker jack does not work;Only the front one is detected. SPDIF is also listed, though it wasn't tested.
  • Be sure to Patch CPUIDs with some patcher for iTunes.
  • On-board lan did not receive extensive testing. The rtl8169 kext loads and the Ethernet interface is shown in network;It can connect to the internet.
  • Cheapest wi-fi solution is the Edimax dongle. Sure, it doesn't look pretty, but it works the best!
kexts used: -

FakeSMC, LegacyAHCIPort, RadeonHD.kext (resolution switching on the hd4200), AppleatiATA, sleepenabler, LegacyAppleRTC, LegacyIOAHCIPort.kext, VoodooHDA v2.6.2 experimental [43], disabler.kext

Yes No, 64-bit support on Phenoms loads but there are many app crashes.

GA-G31M-S2L 1IH7 F10f bios

IH7 Chipset
  • Used iBoot 2xx version to install retail 10.6 first. No kexts or patches at all. Then installes 10.6.3 combo update
  • I use iBoot to boot and did not install a HD bootloader because prior install of Easybeast loader seems to have corrupted the multi-resolutions available for graphics card and left me with but one lower resolution setting although fully accelerated.

Hardware used: -

  • Stock motherboard
  • Xfx 8800GT 512 alpha dog edition
  • IDE dvd drive
  • ethernet onboard working great
  • Sound: On-board working great
  • Bluetooth generic usb dongle working. Most dongles compatible but a bluefish dongle bundled with bluetooth keyboard did not work.
  • Firewire (400 MBPS) also works OOBE
  • USB Keyboard and USB mouse.


  • Sleep works, but won't wake up. Probably can be fixed with kext.


  • Again, I did not use ANY kexts or patches at all.


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
DG965w ICH8-R iboot Supported Core 2 Duo 2.4 6GIGDDR2, Retail Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Myhack 1.1.4 installed AppleVIAATA.kext, EvOreboot.kext, FakeSMC.kext, IOATAfamily.kext, IOnetworkingFamily.kext, NullCPUmanagement.kext . Geforce 210 DDR2 512 QE/CI OOB

cant upgrade to 10.6.6 seems to fail even with USB rollback kext

no Yes Yes
D975XBX2 Used Buildsmart's USL - Ultimate Snow Leopard.

Flashed modified bios, used supplied boot disk to install 10.6.3, installed usl.pkg upon first boot and restarted. EVERYTHING WORKS without any hacking. Video automatically detected. Updated to 10.6.4 and all subsequent updates as of 08-31-2010.

Yes Yes
DG31PR ICH7 / G31 Update Bios to: PRG3110H.86A.0071!!! Instalation method: Reatil:

Empire Efi 1.85 or 1.80 + Snow Leo DVD 10.6.3 Retail.

  • Install Chameleon 2.0 RC4 using Lizard 0.62 From here and here
  • Sound (ALC888) works with AppleHDA.kext from here. Install with Kext Utility
  • Network works out of the box
  • nVidia Cards work after adding EFI Strings with OSX86Tools OSX86Tools_1.0.150.zip
  • QE/CI Supported with nVidia Geforce 9500 GT 1024 Mb

Kexts Used: download here

  • fakesmc
  • IOATAFamily.kext
  • NullCPUPowerManagement
  • PlatformUUID
Yes No, but 100% functional after patching audio. Yes

DG31PR ICH7 / G31 Update Bios to: PRG3110H.86A.0071!!! Instalation method: Reatil:

Empire Efi 1.85 or 1.80 + Snow Leo DVD 10.6.3 Retail.

  • Install Chameleon 2.0 RC4 using Lizard 0.62 From here and here
  • Sound (ALC888) works with AppleHDA.kext from here. Install with Kext Utility
  • Network works out of the box
  • nVidia Cards work after adding EFI Strings with OSX86Tools OSX86Tools_1.0.150.zip
  • QE/CI Supported with nVidia Geforce 9500 GT 1024 Mb

Kexts Used: download here

  • fakesmc
  • IOATAFamily.kext
  • NullCPUPowerManagement
  • PlatformUUID
Yes No, but 100% functional after patching audio. Yes
DP35DP Intel ICH9R Hardware setup:
  • GPU: NVIDIA 9600GT
  • CPU: Intel Q6600
  • MB: Intel DP35DP
  • Sata HDD
  • Sata DVD-RW


  • HPET disabled
  • SATA mode AHCI
  • UEFI disabled
  • Max mem 4GB (for installation)


  • iBoot 2.5
  • Retail OSX 10.6.3 DVD can also boot with 10.6.0 Retail DVD

(Best Motherboard for Snow Leopard without minimal hassle. All running under 30 mins)

After install:

  • Combo update to 10.6.5 no problems.
MultiBeast install with following options selected:
  • EasyDST for Supported CPU
  • Rebuild Caches
  • Repair Permissions
  • R1000e.kext for LAN
  • fakesmc
  • EvOreboot
  • Mac Pro Quad-Core Xenon

For NVIDIA use aty_init.kext NO DSDT REQUIRED

Yes Yes
DG35EC G35 Express Upgraded from 10.6.0, vanilla install.

You need to replace IOATAFamily.kext and JMicronATA.kext, this way your IDE will work and USB won't Freeze Used Chameleon-2.0-RC2-r640.pkg Bootloader.

? Yes
DG41RQ Intel G41
  • Pentium Dual Core E2200
  • iATKOS S3 v2
  • Chameleon 2 RC4 r684
  • Working: Onboard everything!
  • Working: Software updater
  • Not working: Sleep
  • mach_kernel
  • cpus=1
  • USBBusFix=Yes
  • ForceWake=Yes
  • EthernetBuiltIn=Yes
  • GraphicsEnabler=Yes
  • Disabler.kext
  • VodooHDA.kext
  • AppleIntelGMA950.kext
  • RealtekR1000SL.kext
  • VoodooPState.kext
Not tested Yes
DG43NB G43 Express *BIOS needs to be set for hard drives to be in AHCI mode.
  • Burned 10.6.3 retail DVD to USB
  • Follow the steps here: [44]
  • Run the myHack Installer v1.1 on USB before installation
  • Works without any DSDT
  • Seems like the built in VGA will not work. I had to use an external AGP card (Nvidia 8600GT in my case)
  • Need to replace the IOUSBFamily.kext otherwise "EHCI controller unable to take control from bios" error will appear before the installer begins (in verbose mode)
  • After installation use MultiBeast to install Audio, Ethernet, bootloader and other Kexts
  • To boot from USB, USB lagacy mode will need to be Enabled in BIOS but Mac will not load many USB devices with this. So after installation, set USB Lagacy to Disabled in BIOS.
? Yes
DP43TP Intel G43 Express Chipset Hardware setup:
  • GPU: Geforce 8800 GT 1024MB
  • CPU: Intel Core Duo E6750
  • Sata HDD, Sata DVD-RW
  • 4 GB Kingston DDR2 RAM


  • Change Energy to S3, rest of the Option disabled (otherwise it don´t shutdown)
  • Change IDE to AHCI
  • UEFI to Enabled

Boot & Install:

  • iAtkos S3 V2 – Standard values
  • Additional only one the First USBFix Patch in the Driver section (if you choose the other two together, you will damage your USB drive, if you copy data on it)
  • Choose VoodooHDA for Audio
  • Choose Geforce EFI String, not the whole group, only one for your Geforce 8800 GT DVI/DVI
  • nothing else.

After install:

  • Patch Networkdriver with Intel82566MM.kext, copy the kext to the Library\Extensions folder by hand, use Kext Utilities for the repairing the rights, reboot, probably.
  • If you use Kext Helper b7 it will crash/hang.
Yes, see left side. Yes Yes
DG45ID Intel G45 Express Chipset Hardware setup:
  • GPU: ATI HD4350
  • CPU: Intel Q6600
  • MB: Intel DG45ID
  • Sata HDD, Sata DVD-RW


  • Load Bios default
  • Change IDE or RAID to AHCI
  • Max memory 4GB (for installation)


  • iBoot
  • Retail OSX 10.6.3 DVD, Guide
  • Boot iBoot with -v -x, if not ATI4350 will cause panic

After install:

  • Boot iBoot with -x
  • Combo update to 10.6.5
  • Install all kexts with kext utility v2.4.2
  • Onboard only get 1024x768 but not test. Did not try with Intel GMA v2
MultiBeast install with following options selected:
  • EasyBeast
  • System Utilities
  • Reboot with -x
  • Audio kext
  • Make sure you delete IOUSBFamily in S/L/E then empty trash. Afterward install USB Fix.
  • If Ethernet not working, make sure you delete Intel82566mm in S/L/E then empty trash. Afterward install use Intel82566mm
  • Delete all ATI in S/L/E
  • ATI kexts

DX58SO ICH10 X58 Installed from iAtkos S3 v2

Boot with "-v busratio=20" I used PCEFI as a bootloader. Do not use the RTC drivers. The x64 one causes a kernel panic and you don't want to run 32 bit. Be sure to use the AHCI driver and set your bios to AHCI/RAID. You do not need to make a dsdt.aml. Intel Gigabit Ethernet/LAN Not Working.

voodooHDA 64bit Yes


Installed using BuildSmart's USL v1.0.2
  • You do not need to make a dsdt.aml file, the embedded DSDT is modified ay boot time.
  • You do not need to create a device-properties string for nVidia cards, almost all nVidia cards are supported.
  • Ethernet, Audio and some nice utilities are included in the installer that makes it a truly Mac experience.
  • SEE: http://convertit2mac.com/forum for more information.
  • Ethernet
  • Audio

(10.6 requires 10.6.2+)


Patches Required


Patches Required


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
MSI X58 Platinum X58 ICH10
  • used working 10.5.8 iDeneb 1.6 to install 10.6.3 retail onto a new hard drive using OSinstall.mpkg
  • myHack1.0.1 on the new 10.6.3
  • DualBoot: windows7 + 10.6.3 using Patched OSinstall.mpkg for MBR partition.
  • eSata doesn't work.


  • i7 920 OC @ 3.6Ghz
  • GeForce 8400 GS 512MB with full QE/CI/CL
  • Brother MFC-665CW scan, print with Ethernet connection (RJ45)
  • Wireless Airlink101 AWLH6070 150Mbps 802.11n using Ralink RT2860 driver.
  • Sony SD/MMC combo card reader high capacity.
  • LG bluray.
  • Sleep/wake/shutdown/restart all work.
DSDT.aml, PS2(2files), ATI_init.kext, voodooHDA.kext Yes No
MSI K9N2 Diamond AM2/2+ NVIDIA Nforce 780a Chipset
  • installed iPC 10.5.6 to install leopard and used 10.6.0 Retail DVD on GPT disk
  • installed chameleon rc3 by dr. hurt
  • patched kernel legacy (qoopz,nawcom) 10.6.3 by blacknight
  • upgraded to 10.6.3 using v1.1 combo update
  • Tested with Athlon X2 6000+ and Phenom X4 9850.

Harware used: -

  • D-link DWA-556 (Atheros AR5008) works great but many error packets in network utility:
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 using modified evoenabler.kext full QE/Cl ripple in dashboard EFI string does not work
  • HP Photosmart C6380 works great with MS Office 2008 SP2 on OS X.
  • Sound using ASUS Xonar U1 Sound card.
  • Logitech S510 Desktop works with Logitech Control Center 3.20 Using Logitech UK Int'l Layout

but never shows keyboard options volume keys work ok. cannot get the logitech UK int'l keyboard Layout to be default.

  • ethernet works
  • firewire works used alesis iO|26 works great.
  • PS2 Mouse & keyboard works
  • SATA Optiarc & HP DVD-RW ODD's work


  • no on-the-fly CPUID patch
  • 64-bit mode does not load 64-bit kext and 32bit apps crash.

AMD processors have the ability to use SYSCALL and SYSRET but lacks SYSENTER and SYSEXIT. also dlyd needs to be modded, not implemented in kernel

  • Sleep does not work. no audio
  • DSDT patch does not help alot, fixed USB dropouts irqflag removed. powerbutton fix no effect
  • sometimes bootthink boot sector gets corupt no problems with chameleon pre-RC5
  • sound card my cause crash if i fiddle with volume
  • Dual Graphics cards don't work well on these boards.
  • use Pcj XNU kernel v0.9 to get 64-bit kext to load.
Fakesmc.kext, custom smbios. plist, DSDT.aml, VoodooPS2.kext, ACPI2NUB.kext , EVOenabler.kext (modified), EVOreboot.kext Yes Yes
785GT-E63 AMD 785G (SB750)
  • Install Method:
  • BIOS Version:11192010; Revision:28.7
  • Audio: Realtek ALC889
  • LAN: Realtek RTL8111DL
  • SATA & IDE: SATA & IDE working, SATA set to AHCI in BIOS
  • Optical Drive: Samsung SH-
  • Shutdown, reboot & sleep work
  • Used Nawcom ModCD as bootloader with commands graphicsenabler=no pcirootuid=1 cpus=2 (optional). Used iAtkos S3 V2 to install bootloader (AsereBLN v1.19), then booted the 10.6.3 retail DVD with the same commands.
Everything works without extra kexts or patches. ? Yes
K9A2 Platinum AMD 790FX Chipset (SB600) Installation method:
  • Updated 10.6.2 by Hazard to 10.6.3 retail version. Update package: [45]
  • Update Kernel before reboot. [46]
No. Use legacy kernel 10.3 [47] Yes. N/A
MSI P45 NEO3 FR Intel P45 ICH10
  • iATKOS S3 v2 Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Intel DVD + Chameleon RC4 Boot Loader
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400(6M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
  • Kingston HyperX 2GB*4(DDRII 1066)
  • Nvidia Geforce GTX260
  • Realtek RTL8111C 1000Mbps
  • Realtek ALC888 HD
2010.08.17 After Update NVEnabler64.Ketxt, Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 Worked well. Not test Yes
MSI Megabook S262 Intel ICH7
  • iATKOS S3 v2 Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Intel DVD
  • Intel Core Duo T2300(2M Cache, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
  • 1.5 GB (DDRII 555)
  • Intel GMA 950
  • Realtek RTL8111/8168B 1000Mbps
  • Realtek ALC882 HD
Need to use VoodooHDA-2.7.3.pkg for sound works and AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext for full graphics accellaration Not test Yes


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
XFX 790i Ultra nForce 790i
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 overclocked to 3.5ghz
  • Installed using iAtkos s3 10.6.3 (successfully upgraded to 10.6.4) using qoopz kernel
  • Graphics card (EVGA GTX260 Core 216 SC) works both either GraphicsEnabler or EFI string (currently using EFI). Full QE/CI.
  • Disc drive (LITE-ON iHAS324-A Sata DVD drive) had to be connected to the JMicron SATA port on the mobo, otherwise OS X will not read the disc.
  • Audio works OOB
  • FireWire not tested
  • USB works OOB
  • nForce LAN works OOB with appropriate drivers
  • Sleep will not work. System all but shuts down except the case lighting and fans, and cannot be woken.
AppleNForceATA.kext, Disabler.kext, EvOreboot.kext, fakesmc.kext Yes No


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
QZ35Q Intel
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33ghz
  • Installed using iAtkos s3 10.6.3 using standard kernel
  • Graphics card (MSI N8400GS / 5120MB) works by GraphicsEnabler. Full QE/CI.
  • Audio works with VoodooHDA (Line out / Mic)
  • USB works OOB
  • Zydas USB-WiFi-Stick works with Zydas driver (use wlan.app to setting up)
? ?

Graphics Cards

Please specify if your card is AGP, Integrated, PCI or PCI-E.
Also, place chip and board manufacturer in their respective column.




Hardware Name Board-Manufacturer Notes OpenCL / QE / CI Resolution Dual display 32/64bit working with patches
GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 BFG Tech
  • Works using all Geforce kexts from 10.6.1
  • Also works using 10.6.3 kexts with -x32 only (obviously no 64 bit mode using this option)
  • Has QE/CL using NVEnabler kext
  • All ports work
No/Yes/Yes All Not tested Yes Yes
8400GS 256MB Asus
  • Full QE-CI Working!!!*
  • works with Chameleon's GraphicsEnabler
  • Screenshot of System-Profiler Page here
?/?/? with a DVI or DVI-to-VGA Adapter you need to reboot after changing, but only with VGA it works not tested yes yes
GeForce 8400GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 Gainward
  • Works using EFI Strings
Yes/?/? Can't select resolution. With "Graphics Mode" boot option can set any resolution up to 1600x1200x32 Not tested Yes Yes
  • Full QE-CI
  • works with LIZARD: PCIRoot Auto-detect value, Graphics Injection
?/Yes/Yes All: Just tested with DVI-to-VGA Adapter, you need to reboot after changing. not tested yes yes
GeForce 8400GS 256MB (DVI+VGA) PNY
  • EFI-Strings (tested on myHack installation method)
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes Yes
GeForce 8400GS 256Mb FanLess Point Of View
  • Fully working using graphics enabler=yes in com.apple.boot.plist file with Chameleon v2 RC4.
  • No kext needed.
Yes/Yes/Yes All Not tested 32Bits Ok 64Bits Ok
8400 GS 512 MB Gigabyte
  • VGA and DVI both working
  • Haven't tested HDMI
  • Used NVEnabler64.kext
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes ?
8400 GS 512 MB Zotac
  • VGA and DVI and HDMI working
  • No kext needed.
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes Yes
GeForce 8500GT 256MB (DVI+VGA) Gainward
  • Fully working using graphics enabler=yes in com.apple.boot.plist file with AsereBLN (iAtkos S3 ver.2).
  • VGA and DVI both working
  • No kext needed.
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes Not tested
GeForce 8500GT 512MB (DVI+VGA) MSI
  • Fully working using graphics enabler=yes in com.apple.boot.plist file and NVenabler.kext.
  • VGA and DVI both working
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Not tested Yes
8600GT 512MB ASUS
  • QE/CI works with NVKush.kext
  • Monitor Detection doesn't work. Only standard resolutions available without extra software (i.e SwitchResX)
Yes/Yes/Yes Only with SwitchResX ? Yes ?
8800GTS 320 Albatron
  • Fully Working, with nVenabler.kext
Yes/Yes/Yes All [wide & conventional] Yes NOT TESTED Yes
EN8800GTS (640 MB) Asus
  • QE/CL works with Chameleon's GraphicsEnabler
  • Dualscreen works
  • Changing resolution works
?/Yes/Yes All Yes ? ?
ASUS EN9400GT SILENT (GeForce 9400 GT, 512MB) Asus
  • Works with Chameleon's "GraphicsEnabler" set to "y"
  • System Profiler Screenshot
?/Yes/Yes Resolution-Change only works when monitor is connected to DVI Port (DVI->VGA adapters also work) ? Yes Yes
9400GT 1GB (passive) XFX
  • vga-only port working with graphics enabler via chameleon
  • fully working using an EFI string and trial-and-error with output combinations
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes ?
GeForce 9400GT 1024MB MSI
  • fully working with NVEnabler 64.kext. I think it is one of the latest from www.kexts.com, perhaps the one from Krazubu. Can´t remember.
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes ?
9500GT 256MB DDR3 (passive) Gainward
  • fully working using an EFI string (from 8500GT)
  • In EFI-Studio set device: 8500GT (9500GT not there) it works
  • no kext needed
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes ?
9500GT 512MB (passive) Palit
  • fully working using an EFI string (from 8500GT)
  • In EFI-Studio set device: 8500GT (9500GT not there) it works
  • installed NVEnabler by Krazubu from www.kexts.com, don´t know if it was really necessary.

Quartz/OpenGL is now running. My monitor is connected to DVI. I didn´t test VGA.

Yes All Yes Yes ?
9500GT Super+ 1GB Palit
  • Worked out of the box
  • Did a fresh install via iBoot method
  • VGA,DVI,HDMI all work, I'm running dual screen via HDMI and DVI
Yes/Yes/Yes All (Tested up to 1080p) Yes Yes ?
9500GT 1GB Zotac
  • worked with Nenabler kext, would only show as 128mb VRAM in other versions of snow leo.
Yes/Yes/Yes All (Tested up to 1080p) Yes Yes ?
9600GSO 768MB XFX
  • Works like a charm. install EFI Strings DVI/DVI used iAtkos S3 V2.
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes Yes
9800 GT 1Gb Palit

Works Out-Of-the-Box using GraphicsEnabler=Yes option in com.apple.boot.plist (no kexts, no EFI string) and works with EFI string perfectly.

Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes Yes
9800 GTX 512mb XFX
  • Fully working with NVenabler
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes ?
G210M 512MB nVidia
  • No QE/CI
No/No/No No not tested no no
G 210 512MB (passive) Gainward Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes Yes
G 210 1Gb (silent) ASUS
  • fully working using this EFI-string
  • no kext needed
  • Tested DVI only
Yes/Yes/Yes All ? Yes ?
GeForce 210 1GB MSI

Fully working using NVEnabler.kext

Yes/Yes/Yes All Not tested Yes Not tested
GT240 1Gb Inno3d
  • Works using iAtkos S3 Clean install - NV Enabler.
  • Use the AnVAL Loader and Chameleon 2 RC5 Bootloaders. Do not use 'GraphicsEnabler=Yes' option. Doesn't work with this Geforce GT240 1GB card.
  • I have this running on GA-EP41T-UD3L MB.
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes DVI & RGB: HDMI Untested. 32 Bit OK 64 Bit OK
GT240 1Gb PNY
  • Works Out-Of-the-Box using GraphicsEnabler=Yes option in com.apple.boot.plist (no kexts, no EFI string) & PC EFI 10.5. Also works with 10.6.4.
Yes/Yes/Yes All ? Yes ?
GTS250 512MB inno3D
  • installed Chameleon 2 RC3 Bootloader and card is fully functional although noted as 'unknown' nvidia /w 512MB
  • no need for additional EFI Strings or kexts
Yes/Yes/Yes All ? Yes ?
GeForce GTS 250 512Mb (dual DVI) Zotac
  • Fully working using an EFI string AND graphics enabler=yes in com.apple.boot.plist file.
  • Both DVI working.
  • No kext needed.
  • Tutorial for EFI string [here]
Yes/Yes/Yes All Not tested 32Bits Ok 64Bits Ok
GeForce GTS 250 Twin Frozr 1GB OC Edition, Dual DVI MSI
  • EFI-Strings (GraphicsEnabler=Yes)
  • DVI is the main screen.
  • VGA is secondary (with DVI/VGA Adapter).
yes/yes/yes All Yes Yes ?
GTS 250 (GTS250) XLR8 1GB PNY
  • nvenabler.kext, both DVI outs working
  • For anyone out there with a 9800GTX+, it is the same 55nm G92 core as the GTS 250, so it should work. It is literally the same card though most 9800gtx+'s came with 512mb instead of 1gb. I'd expect any G92 card to work with nvenabler.kext, including 65nm G92 8800GTS 512, 9800GTX, 9800GT, 8800GT, 8800GS, and 9600GSO and 55nm G92 GTS 250, 9800GTX+, and 9800GT.
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes
GeForce GTX 260 896Mb Core 216 SC (DVIx2) EVGA
  • Fully works using EFI string [thread]. Also works using GraphicsEnabler=Yes, however results in 32mb VRAM available.
  • Both DVI ports work.
  • No kext needed.
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes ?
GeForce GTX 260 896MB Gainward
  • Fully working using either GraphicsEnabler in Chameleon or EFI string
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes Yes
GeForce GTX 260 OC Edition 896MB GIGABYTE
  • fully working using NVenabler.kext
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes ?
GeForce GTX 260 896Mb Core 216 Black Edition (DVIx2, TVx1) XFX
  • Fully works - Boot Options - GraphicsEnabler=Yes
  • Both DVI ports work, TV not tested. Remove - NV*.kext in S/L/E
  • Kext needed S/L/E - NVDANV50Hal.kext, NVDAReasman.kext. 10.6.2, Mod Device Class, Device ID.
  • pgb64
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes ?
GTX 275


Palit All Solution or GTX275 check here: [49] Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes No Patch
GeForce GTX 275 896MB DDR3 EVGA
  • Works using MyHack Installer, No extra Kexts needed
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes Yes
GeForce GTX 280 1024MB Galaxy
  • fully working using an EFI string
  • no kext needed
Yes/Yes/Yes All Not Test 32bit Not Test 64bit OK
GeForce GTX 285 AMP! Edition 1024MB ZOTAC
  • fully working using an EFI string
  • no kext needed
Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes ?
GTX 470 Superclock EVGA
  • Fulling working using this tutorial:[50]
  • Tutorial is post number #525
Yes/Yes/Yes All (Including 1080p) Most Likely (But Not Tested) Yes ?
  • fully working using GUIDE:[51]
  • nvidia drivers
  • Chameleon 2.0 RC5 r179
Yes/Yes/Yes All 420p 720p 1080i 1080p Yes Yes Yes
Nvidia GeForce Quadro FX 3400/4400 1GIGDDR Nvidia
  • Recognised by NDVHal40 Kext 10.6.3
  • Would love to get all features working but i havnt
  • NO! QE/CL
  • Both DVI ports work S-Video is un tested
No/no/no All Not tested no no
Quadro NVS 290 ?
  • IATKOS S3 -> NvEnabler
  • Yes
  • Logic Pro ok
All All ? ?


Hardware Name Board-Manufacturer Notes OpenCL / QE / CI Resolution Dual display 32/64bit working with patches
Radeon X1950GT Peak graphicsenabler=YES to the com.apple.boot.plist and this driver[52] Yes/Yes/Yes All ? Yes Yes
Radeon 4670 Sapphire GraphicsEnabler=y and -pci0 to the com.apple.boot.plist using patched Chameleon v2.0-RC4_PCEFI-10.5_AsereBLN r

Bug: Card freezes with Flashplayer 10.1.53.
Workaround: use old version, filename install_flash_player_10_osx_ub.dmg (this is not safe)

Yes/Yes/Yes All No Yes ?
Radeon 4850 Connect 3d LegacyATI4800Controller.kext graphicsenabler=y to the com.apple.boot.plist, EVOenabler, EFI 10.6 de netkas and Qe-ci exotic package 10.6.3 de netkas. Yes/Yes/Yes All no Yes Yes
Radeon 4870 PowerColor LegacyATI4800Controller.kext graphicsenabler=y to the com.apple.boot.plist Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes (Clone) Yes Yes
Radeon 4870x2 Sapphire & XFX You need ATY_Init.kext [53], LegacyATI4800Controller.kext [54] and QE_Cl_Exotic Patch 10.6.3[55]. Boot with -x. Install the Kexts and the package. Run Kext Utility and add arch=i386 and graphicsenabler=y to the com.apple.boot.plist. Reboot. Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes Yes
Radeon 4890 HIS Download A Fix for Fix [56] and QE_Cl_Exotic Patch 10.6.3[57]. Install before completing upgrade to 10.6.3. Reboot

Note: Displayport stopped working (Sapphire)

Yes/Yes/Yes All ? Yes Yes
Radeon HD 5770 MSI Hawk use this driver

MSI Hawk only DVI port with the adaptator to VGA tested.

I don't know what is that...sorry All ? Yes ?
Radeon HD 5770 XFX Use Netkas' driver [58] You might have to use the Vervet FB, Boot with -X -V, add GraphicsEnabler=N, and arch=i386 to com.apple.Boot.plist Install Netkas' ATY_Init, and drivers with Kext utility, Reboot, and pray.

Note: Displayport not tested Note Note: DO NOT, and i repeat DO NOT INSTALL THE DRIVERS IN /Extra/Extentions, YOU WILL BREAK YOUR OSX INSTALL, also ATY_init.kext is 32 bit only, so no x64 :(

Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes No
Radeon HD 4870 Sapphire Used iAtkos 10.6.3 S3 V2 with Graphic Enabler=Yes , and used EVO enabler (Used only EVO enabler no more kext needed for me) but if you are using gigabyte motherboard G31 or G41 chipset you need to use/chhose pci1 kext too on the oprions in the instalation. Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes Yes
Radeon x1650 Pro Sapphire Used iAtkos 10.6.3 S3 V2, after install is complete i used Evoenabler kext, but i edited everything inside Info.plist (inside Evoenabler kext) to Wormy, instead of Alopias(x1800 series) or Sphyrna(X1900 series). Also edited my S/L/E-> "ATI1600Controller.kext"(1x here) and "ATIRadeonX1000"(2x here) info.plist replacing the device ID number with mine "71c6" Yes/Yes/Yes All ? Yes ?

Network Cards


Interface Standard Device Manufacturer Chipset Notes 32/64bit working with patch
PCI B/G WL-138G V2 Asus BCM4318 100% works out of the box Yes ?
USB B/G RTL8187B Realtek ? Driver Realtek RTL8187B. Have to use crappy Realtek software. Yes No
USB B/G EW-7711UAn Edimax Ralink RT2870 Drivers on [59] Airport-like app for Ralink 2870, Get the authentic airport look with your Ralink RT 2870 wireless USB [60]

If you receive an "Install failed"-Error with the kext, reinstall it until it works. It's a bug in Snow Leopard.

Yes Yes
USB B/G DWL-G122. rev E1 D-Link Ralink Drivers on [61] Yes No
PCI B Dlink DWL-G510 rev B (168c,001a) D-Link Atheros (AR2413/5005G) Atheros WiFi driver on iATKOS S3 v2 disc Yes ?
USB A/G/N DWA-160 rev A2 D-Link Atheros ar9170 (07d1:3a09) Download driver Mac OS from D-Link support Yes No
PCI-E B/G/N PCE-N13 Asus RT2860 Download driver PCI/mPCI/CB(RT2860/RT2790/RT309x. Use Ralink Tool and WPS to configure network. Yes No
Mini PCI Express A/B/G/N SR71-E (AR9280) Ubiquiti Atheros Native Airport Drivers, any AR9280 card should work also, tested in real Macbook 5,1 Yes ?
USB G/N WG111 v3 Netgear RTL8187B Download 10.4 Drivers [62] Yes ?
PCI B/G DWL-G520 D-Link Atheros Used Atheros options on leohazard's 10.6.2 disc then updated to 10.6.3 (Download link [63]) Yes Yes
PCI b/g/n WMP300N Linksys BCM43XNG N
  • EK/AU versions have the Atheros chipset, US versions Broadcom. This is for the Broadcom. It won't say on card so probe if unsure.
  • Works great with patch to plist file.
  • How to patch the file - edit the contents of info.plist in AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext by adding <string>pci14e4,4329</string> between strings ending 4328 & 432b
  • This can be accomplished rather quickly through terminal, copy and paste

sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/ Contents/PlugIns/ AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext/Contents/Info.plist

  • add the edit and save. run sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions in terminal, restart, go to system preferences/network and you will see your new AirPort card populate in the list of network connections.
Yes Yes

Wired (Ethernet)

Interface Standard Device Manufacturer Notes 32/64bit working with patch
Onboard (PCI-E) 10/100/1000 RTL8111D Realtek Using R1000 driver for SL Yes Yes
PCI 10/100 RTL8139 Realtek Using RTL8139 kext Yes Not tested
PCI 10/100/1000 PWLA8391GT Intel using AppleIntelE1000 kext [64] yes yes
PCI 10/100/1000 Marvell Yukon 88E8055 Marvell Working with 32/64 bit oob No - Out-of-the-box Not Tested
PCI 10/100/1000 Marvell Yukon 88E8056 Marvell Working with 32/64 bit oob No No
PCI 10/100/1000 RTL8211CL (Geforce 8200) Realtek 32 bit OOB Yes NOT TESTED

Sound Cards

Interface Hardware Name Manufacturer Notes Drivers Used 32/64bit working with patch
PCI ESI [email protected] / Envy24HT ESI 100% works Drivers from the vendor [65] Yes Not Tested
Firewire Firestudio Mobile Presonus working with T.I. TSB43AB23 firewire controller from Presonus website Yes Yes
PCI CMI8738 chipset CMI Using only 2 speaker output but i think that surround works also, I think any card with CMI8738 chip will work Drivers for 10.6 found here works in 64 bit [66] Yes Not Tested
PCI-E Creative Soundblaster X-fi Titanium Creative Technology Full Output, although not all of Creative's advanced options such as X-Fi, not sure about input, haven't tried VoodooHDA Yes Yes

Other Accessories

Type of Accessory Item Description Manufacturer Notes 32/64bit working with patch
Webcam HP Deluxe Webcam HP works out of box, tested with ichat, skype, photobooth Yes ?
Webcam Software Macam ? Macam plugin works. Yes ?
Webcam C200 Logitech Working out of box, tested with iChat, Photo Booth, amsn ( work with 10.6.4 too ) Yes ?
Webcam Quick Cam E3500 Logitech UVC (pre-installed on osx) Yes ?
Webcam VF0470 Live! USB Creative Macam plugin works Yes Not tested
Webcam USB Design Webcam Conrad works out of box, tested with skype, Camera and microphone ok, 21,95€ Yes Yes
Bluetooth Micro Bluetooth usb adaptor BlueNext works out of box, tested transferring files to my Mobile, £5.99 + PP on eBay Yes Yes
Webcam XBOX 360 Webcam Microsoft Works out of box, Skype, iChat, Facetime, ETC Yes
Webcam Quickcam Fusion Logitech Works out of box,iPhoto, iChat, Facetime,everything Yes
Webcam Lifecam HD-5000 Microsoft Works out of box Yes Yes
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