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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 10.6.7 builds only.

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Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
G31M-GS G31 Everything works fluently Usb,DVD,SATA,etc.

You need to go to the BIOS and under the USB Settings you have to set the last point to DISABLED otherwise it wont work ! ( You also need BIOS Version 1.30 ). I used iATKOS S3 version 2 ( On the Retail Snow Leo disk you will get a Kernel Panic ;) OSX iAtkos Settings: Bootloader: Chameleon v2 RC4 Bootloader Options: UNSELECT THAT POINT Patches: Use standart Seetings Drivers: Use standart Settings + VGA/nVidia or ATI or INTEL it depends on your GPU Language Packages: Choose your language. CPU: Intel E7500 2,93 GHZ Dual Core SATA: Works with AppleIntelPIIATA.kext IDE: Works with AppleIntelPIIATA.kext LAN: Needs RealtekR1000SL.kext Audio: Needs VoodooHDA.kext USB: Works Onboard video: No QE/CI

VoodooHDA, RealtekR1000SL Yes ?
G31M-S G31 Everything works except audio which is noisy

Disable USB Legacy in BIOS (so you'll need a PS/2 keyboard to install), install iAtkos v2 s3 with Chameleon Bootloader. You'll maybe need this 1.80 modified bios to boot properly. Update to 10.6.7 (Apple combo), setup Chameleon RC5, and install Realtek last network driver from Multibeast. Add the boot option "USBBusFix" (for example using Lizard), and you'll be able to boot with USB Legacy on in BIOS.

VoodooHDA (really noisy) Yes ?
G31M-S R2.0 G31 Everything works perfectly except of ethernet.

Disable "Legacy USB Support" in the BIOS! Update to the newest BIOS version if you haven't yet. I used iATKOS S3 v2 (kernel panic with Retail DVD) Setup settings: I installed no bootloader (I use iBoot), but you can. Bootloader Options: UNSELECT THAT POINT (if you install a bootloader) Patches: Use standard settings Drivers: Select the drivers you need Language Packages: Choose your language. CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 4x 2,66Ghz LAN: Not working for me Audio: Needs VoodooHDA.kext USB: Works Onboard video: No QE/CI

VoodooHDA Yes Yes
G41M-VS3 G41 Everything works OOB. System Specs:
  • Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz
  • 4 Gb RAM (2x2Gb DDR3)
  • PCIe Nvidia 9500GT 1Gb (built-in VGA not tried as most are not supported)
  • USB Keyboard and USB mouse
  • Optional: Edimax EW-7811Un for Wireless (or other Edimax USB WiFi as they all support MAC OS)
  • No special BIOS setup required (OOB settings works well, even legacy USB can be left ENABLED, but re-order the 1st Boot device to CD/DVD)

The installation method used was iBoot+MultiBeast using Retail OS X 10.6.0 updated from Internet or using Combo 10.6.7 update (torrent downloadable). Other installations work just as good (i.e. iATKOS S3 v2, iHAZARD 10.6.6, etc.). When using the iBoot+MultiBeast method (recommended), Upgrade to 10.6.7 before running MultiBeast. It is noticed that after the upgrade the sound stopped working. This is resolved when installing MultiBeast.

When Installing MultiBeast, leave default values as is but select from drivers the latest VoodooHDA.kext to re-enable the audio. NVEnabler can be selected but my card worked without it.

VoodooHDA, (optional NVEnabler) Yes Yes


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
P5KPL-CM Intel G31 + ICH7 Installed with iAtkos S3 v2 (10.6.3). Installed fine! Graphicsenabler=No at first. Then Updated to 10.6.6 combo, Graphics update, then Multibeast and repair. Then eventually 10.6.7 update and re-multibeast. Broke my PCI wifi airport, but then chimera 1.3 fixed it. No DSDT needed to get this almost fully functional.

Boots 32/64bit, Graphicsenabler=Yes now. BIOS settings close to default; works great!

  • CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q6600 (~2.4GHz) --> OOB 32/64 bit
  • GPU: PCI-e ATI Radeon HD 5570 1GB (Sapphire) --> See HD5570 reference in ATI components.
  • RAM: Crucial, 3GB (1GB and 2GB dimm, asymmetrical. I'm Broke, okay?) --> OOB

  • Onboard Graphics: Intel G3100 --> NOT TESTED
  • USB 2.0 --> All Works OOB (plug, unplug anytime without KPanic)
  • Ethernet --> Requires the kext under ethernet in custom install on iatkos, the
  • Sleep --> Sleeps, Doesn't wake up (in other words, doesnt work, sleep kext no work)
  • PS/2 --> NOT TESTED (using a mac USB keyboard w/ usb mouse, works fine)
  • SATA --> Works OOB (Seagate 1.5TB partitioned 3 ways, 2 NTFS and 1 HFS+)
  • IDE --> Works OOB (DVD Burner, Secondary HDD recognize/reads fine)
  • PCI --> Works (Linksys a/b/g Wireless card recognized as Airport OOB)
  • Audio (ALC 662?) --> Somewhat worked, crackly. Installed new VoodooHDA from recent multibeast, works fine.
  • attansicl1e.kext in iAtkos S3 v2 Installation
  • Multibeast (Easybeast)
  • Chimera 1.3
  • changed some strings in boot.plist (kflags-> arch=x64 -v)

occasionally get KPs, usually on cold boots. (caused by broadcom wifi kext)

Yes Yes

P5KPL Intel G31+ICH7 SATA Intel CPU Pentium E2200 2,2GHz

Installation with IAtkos S3 V2 DVD (Snow Leopard 10.6.3) . Installed without problem. Fully operational Snow Leopard 32/64 bit. Installed Texera NTFS for NTFS Support.

  • DualBoot Chamaleon RC5 with XP Profesional 32bits.
  • Processor Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2200 2,2GHz (32/64bit) FSB 800MHz
  • Nvidia 8500GT 512mb max resolution 1680x1050 pixels
  • 2x2GB 800MHz RAM Kingston
  • Audio ALC662 CODEC audio 6 channels
  • Ethernet - PCIe Gb LAN
  • Wireless a/b/g Atheros AR5005GS
  • USB 2.0
  • IDE internal (I don't use it)
  • Chipset G31+ICH7
  • SATA Hard Disk Samsung 320GB main disk
  • SATA Seagate 500Gb
  • LG DVD/CD rewriter
  • Standard Mouse and keyboard usb 2.0
  • USB Bluetooth 2.1

After instalation, download MACosxupdcombo10.6.6.dmg. Install combo update. DO NOT RESTART! install Multibeast usb rollback to not to lose USB. After install restart.

After restart download MACOSXupdcomboupd10.6.7.dmg. Install combo update. NO NOT RESTART! install multibeast usb rollback. MAKE SURE TO COPY OF mach_kernel, USB kexts and network kexts. After restart restore mach_kernel. And you should have already the new SNOW LEOPARD 10.6.7 64 bits.

After restart:

  • only way possible now to enter my osx86 is at Chamaleon RC5 booting, boot mac wit "-f ignoring cache" mode. After a cleaning of cache with ONYX you can start normally.
  • Graphics at the begin disabled, so I entered from my XP (which is in the same Hard Disk) and modified boot.plist adding <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>


  • Restart and shutdown working 100%.
  • USB working
  • Graphics working at 80%. If you want graphics at 100% flash the rom from windows ms-dos.
  • New Apple App store working 100%
  • I tried to install webcam Genius but untill now didn't find working driver.
  • Sata working fine.
  • Chamaleon RC5
  • Multibeast
  • Ethernet attansicl1.kext to get working the ethernet.
  • Sleepenabler.kext still doesn't work.
  • After instalation updated all programs like safari and quicktime to the latest version without any problem.
Yes Yes
P5K Premium/WiFi-AP P35/ICH9R
  • Intel Q9400 CPU 2.66 GHz @ 3.66 GHz
  • 8400GS (256MB) works fully with EFI-Strings from EFI Studio.
  • 2x2GB 800 MHz Ram
  • Audio - works with the latest Voodoo (Output and Inputs)
  • Ethernet - Works
  • Wireless b/g - Works (see patches column)
  • USB - All Work
  • IDE - ?
  • ICH9R - Works
  • Install Method: Retail Disk Image boot with myHack then Apple Software Update to 10.6.7
  • Shutdown/Reboot work 99.9% of the time.

Useful Tools

Yes Yes
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0 GHz @ 4.0 GHz
  • 8800GT 512MB working with DSDT patch
  • 4x2GB 1066 MHz RAM working with DSDT patch
  • Audio - works with the latest VoodooHDA (Output and Inputs)
  • Ethernet - Works using AppleYukon2Injector.kext
  • Wireless b/g - not working in 64bits kernel
  • USB - All Work
  • IDE - not tested (should work using JMicronATA.kext)
  • eSATA - not tested (should work using LegacyJMB36xSATA.kext)
  • ICH9R - Works in AHCI
  • Install Method: Retail Disk Image boot with Chameleon RC3 then Apple Software Update to 10.6.7
  • Shutdown/Reboot work 99.9% of the time with OSXRestart.kext

Useful Tools

Yes Yes
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.62GHz
  • GeForce 8800GT 512MB
  • 2x2GB DDR2 Hingston HyperX
  • Sony Optiarc AD-7243S
  • USB keyboard
  • USB mouse
  • All works
Yes Yes
P5B (2104 BIOS P965/ICH8
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4GHz
  • ATI Radeon X1600 256MB
  • 2x1GB Kensington 533MHz
  • Samsung 500GB S-ATA drive
  • front USB only works if legacy is disabled in BIOS
  • Ethernet works OOB /w Realtek Gigabit Kext (MultiBeast)
  • Use iBoot legacy to build and restart.
  • Use MultiBeast for kexts etc. as shown in guide.
  • Renew ATI Radeon x1600 Kexts /w new ones (search for it on google) and install /w Kext Helper.
  • Start and install as shown in guide /w osx 10.6.0, update later.
  • Use iBoot for boot, still looking for fix!
Yes not tested
P5P43TD P43/ICH10
  • Intel Dual Core CPU E5400
  • nVidia GT 220 1024Mb DDR3
  • 4096Mb DDR3 RAM
  • Fakesmc
  • dsdt
Yes Yes
P5Q3 P45 ICH10R

Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 2,83GHz nVidia 9800GT 1024mb 4Gb DDR2 RAM 1Tb WD SATA

BIOS settings:

  • Storage config = AHCI
  • Suspend Mode = S3 only
  • Advanced CPU settings = all disabled

Install Method:

  • DSDT patched from a winXP HDD
  • Hazard 10.6.6i installed
  • DSDT and Chameleon RC5 applied through Terminal
  • SleepEnabler kext removed (caused panic)
  • Boot
  • Software Update
  • AppleTyMCE kext removed (caused panic)
  • Graphics Enabler = Yes in boot.plist


  • USB
  • SATA
  • Ethernet
  • Shutdown/reboot
  • Video*

*Required DSDT fix and GraphicsEnabler=Yes in boot.plist works: 1680x1050, QE/CI (according to post #19 here. Buggy: changing resolutions

Needs Patch:

  • Sound
  • Firewire
  • Sleep
DSDT Yes Yes
P5Q SE2 P45
  • Processor: Intel Core2Quad Q6600
  • Video: MSI N 460 GTX 1GB
  • Ethernet: Onboard RTL8111C
  • Sound: Onboard VIA VT1708S
  • Storage: Intel ICH10 SATA; Marvell 88SE6102 PATA


  • Sound with VoodooHDA
Yes Yes
  • Intel Quad Core Xeon
  • GT240 (1024MB) DDR3
  • 4096MB DDR2 1066MHz RAM
  • Incremental Upgrade from 10.6.6 All works w/o issue
Yes ?
P5N-E SLI NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
  • 8GB RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT
Yes Yes
P6T SE X58/ ICH10R
  • Intel® Core™ i7-930, 2.8 GHz
  • Audio works with Latest ALC1200.kext [1]
  • Ethernet - works
  • USB - Works
  • GeForce GTS250 (1024MB) DDR3
  • 8GB RAM
  • Samsung DVDwbd SH-Bo83L ATA Device
Guide Yes Yes
P6T Deluxe V2 X58/ ICH10R
  • Intel Core i7-920, 2.66 GHz
  • Audio works after update from 10.6.6 no need to run 10.6.x audio patch by Fabio and aschar
  • Ethernet - works
  • Wireless WMP300N card running in 10.6.6 by replacing the patched plist file inside of AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext that resides in IO80211Family.kext When I ran the 10.6.7 update it didn't overwrite my I080211Family.kext so no loss of wireless
  • USB - Works
  • Palit Gtx 285 (1024MB) DDR3 - Works
  • 6GB RAM
  • SATA - Works with AHCI set in BIOS
  • If your updating from 10.6.6 and you chose the installation method, no issues with the 10.6.7 update
Guide Yes Yes
Sabertooth X58 X58/ ICH10R
  • Intel Core i7-950, 3.06 GHz
  • NVidia GeForce GTS 450
  • SATA - Works with AHCI set in BIOS
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Original install using Boot-132 v. 2 and Snow Leopard 10.6.3
  • Upgraded to 10.6.6
  • Used MultiBeast v. 3.3 to install iBoot, Audio, Network and Kext utilities
  • Used NVidia installer
  • Ethernet - works
  • Audio - works
  • Video - works (1920x1200 max resolution of my monitor)
Instructions from tonymacx86 except I used Boot-132 for booting ? Yes
P5KPL/1600 Intel G31 / Intel ICH7
  • Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz
  • nVidia Corporation G96 [GeForce 9400 GT] (rev a1) (Zotac)
  • SATA - In BIOS set S-ATA and P-ATA mode
  • SATA HDD Maxtor
  • IDE DVD-RW set to master mode
  • 2 GB RAM
  • PS/2 Keyboard and USB Logitech mouse
  • Build-in Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
  • Wi-Fi PCI card TP-Link 551G with Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC (rev 01)
  • Ethernet - works / Wi-Fi card - works
  • Audio - works
  • Video - works (1280x1024 max resolution of my monitor and 1024x768 on external TV), Quartz Engine works (tested on Dashboard waves)
  • Installed 10.6.3, upgraded to 10.6.7
Boot from iBoot-legacy [2], then install iAtkos S3 [3] with Chamelion RC5 boot, GraphicsEnables 64 bit = Yes, PS/2 Keyboard, old logo boot, Network - Wireless - Atheros drivers, upgraded to 10.6.7 by using Apple Combo Update [4] ? Yes
P6X58D-E (0303 bios) X58/ ICH10R
  • Intel(R) Core i7 950 @ 3.07GHz
  • nVidia Corporation GeForce 7400 GTX 256MB
  • 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3 SATA HDD, 32MB cache
  • 6 GB Kingston HyperX PC3-12800 (1600MHz DDR3) RAM
  • Dell Wireless USB Keyboard and Dell USB mouse
  • Built-in Marvell Gigabit Ethernet
  • Ethernet - works
  • Audio - analogue works (only tested front-channel out), no SPDIF (optical not lit)
  • Firewire - works
  • USB3 - works
  • Video - works
  • Installed 10.6.3, upgraded straight to 10.6.7
  • SATA - works, but DVD drive will sometimes disappear after a reboot until machine is power-cycled.
  • Sleep - works (POST after sleep disabled in BIOS otherwise screen stays blank)
VERY convoluted method of installation, stumbled along until it booted, including the use of a USB-SATA adapter for the initial install due to incompatibilities between iBoot/SL Retail and onboard SATA. If I need to reinstall I'll try and document a successful method, but the board DOES work. ? Yes
P5VD2-MX(not SE)
  • Intel(R)Pentium 4 3.06 GHz
  • VIA P4M890 64MB(Works using GraphicsEnabler,but no QE/CI,resolutions)
  • 250GB SATA HDD
  • 2GB Kingston 800 MHz RAM DDR2
  • PS2 KeyBoard(works OOB),USB A4Tech X755FS,extra buttons doesn't work
  • Via Ethernet,use Via Rhine II.kext
  • Ethernet - works
  • Audio:doesn't tested
  • Video - works
  • Installed 10.6.0 upgraded combo 10.6.3 than SoftUpdate 10.6.7
  • SATA - works
  • Sleep - didn't tried
  • Angry Birds-Works :D
Found the BEST install DVD on TPB,booted w/ iBoot Legacy,installed with the main things,nothing marked,than installed kexts from a Pendrive. USB works OOB,DVD drives either. ? Yes
P7P55D-E Intel P55 Express Intel Core i7 870 2.93GHz
  • 2x2GB - OCZ 3P1333LV4GK, Platinnum LV
  • Grafik - Nvidia GeForce GTS250 Deep Green
  • Audio - onboard VIA VT1828S patched with VoodooHDA.kext
  • Ethernet - onboard Realtek RTL8112L patched with RealtekR1000SL.kext
  • USB - All Work
  • SATA - Works with AHCI set in BIOS (in Storage Configuration and Advanced > Onboard Device Configuration> SATA Controller)
  • Shutdown and Reboot work
  • Sleep works with 10.6.6 SleepEnabler.kext
  • Install Method: LifeHacker method by Adam Pash iBoot, Retail disk, Combo Update to 10.6.4 then MultiBeast select EasyBeast and System Utilities before restart. Restart and patches.
  • After patches, install ComboUpdate 10.6.7 and patch again.
  • Install all Softwarepatchs and reboot. start osx with "-f -v -x cpus=1 arch=i386 pmVersion=21"
  • reinstall easybeast and systemutilities, and copy extensions to /Extra/Extensionis (sleepenabler 10.6.6)
  • Edit bootflags. add "pmVerion=21"


? Yes
P5QC Intel P45 Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80GHz (OC 3.75GHz)
  • Memory - 2x2GB Crucial Ballistix, DDR3, 1333MHz
  • Graphics - NVidia XFX GeForce 9800GT 512MB
  • Audio - ALC1200
  • Ethernet - Atheros L1E
  • USB - Works
  • SATA - Works
  • Shutdown and restart - Works (with DSDT patch)
  • Install - Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.6i by Hazard
  • After install - 10.6.7 update

Patches N/A

Yes Yes



Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
TF7050-M2 GF7050 PV / NF630 (MCP68PV)
  • AMD X2 4200+
  • 2 x 1Gb DDR2 RAM @ 800Mhz
  • VGA : onboard Geforce 7050
  • DVD-RW on SATA
  • LAN : RTL8168B/8111
  • Audio: 7.1-CH HD ALC888 CODEC
  • non ps2 keyboard & mouse

Install Using:

  • Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Intel only by iAtkos S3 10d573
  • Upgrade with Combo update 10.6.5 [5]
  • Upgrade with Combo update 10.6.7 [6]
  • After Update suspend restart, and you must change your old SleepEnabler.kext on /E/E or /S/L/E, with newer version [7] & Upgrade Kernel with legacy_kernel 10.7 [8] with kernel flag "arch=i386 -force64" at com.apple.Boot.plist, thanks for nawcom.
  • You must patcher libSystem.B.dylib on /usr/lib/ and QuickTimeComponents on /System/Library/QuickTime/QuickTimeComponents.component/Contents/MacOS/ [9], If you not patch, all 32bit .app can't run, thanks for AnV.
  • Shutdown/Restart: Fully working

BIOS setting:

  • SATA AHCI enabled
  • HPET enable
  • Disable bit enable
/E/E folder : FakeSMC, NullCPUPowerManagement, Disabler, ElliottForceLegacyRTC, SleepEnabler, RTL8187Bl yes yes

Intel CPU

Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
TH55B HD Intel HD Graphics on H55 chipset
  • Intel Core i3 540 @ 3.07Ghz
  • 2 x 2Gb DDR3 RAM @ 1600Mhz
  • VGA : onboard Intel HD w/ 128MB shared + DVMT
  • DVD-RW on SATA
  • LAN : RTL8168B/8111
  • Audio: 7.1-CH HD ALC662 CODEC
  • USB keyboard & mouse

Install Using:

  • iBoot + Snow Leopard 10.6.0
  • Upgrade with Combo update 10.6.3
  • After restart, you must use "-f -s PCIRootUID=1"
  • Shutdown/Restart: Must use iBoot cd for bootloader; sleep not working

BIOS setting:

  • SATA AHCI enabled
  • HPET enable
? Yes


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
Lanparty UT X48-T3RS X48/ICH9R
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00 GHz - 1x4GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM
  • Sapphire Dual Slot ATI 4850 (512MB DDR3) with 10.6.7 kexts and using Lizard tool - Works w/ CI-QE (no HDMI audio)
  • Audio ALC889 (analog and digital ports w/ multichannel support) with DSDT editing - Works
  • Ethernet (Dual Marvell Yukon Gigabit Adapter) - Works
  • Bluetooth (USB dongle w/ Broadcom chipset) - Works
  • USB - Works
  • Firewire - Works
  • SATA - Works (using AHCI mode inside BIOS)
  • IDE - Works (see the used kexts)
  • Bluetooth (D-link DBT-122 [Broadcom chipset]) - Works (no plist editing... Using with Apple Magic Trackpad)
  • ICH9R - Works
  • Install Method: Retail 10.6.3 DVD (using ModCD v0.3.1, copying chameleon files to boot partition) then updated to 10.6.7 via Apple Software Update
  • Shutdown/Reboot work 99.9% of the time.
  • Installed to 100GB striped RAID Set (RAID-0 via software)
  • DSDT edit (HDEF patched)
  • ElliottForceLegacyRTC.kext
  • IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext
  • IOATAFamily.kext
  • IONetworkingFamily.kext
  • JMicron36xATA.kext
  • LegacyAppleYukon2.kext
  • NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
  • TotallyFixStillWaiting.kext
  • fakesmc.kext

Useful Tools

Yes Yes


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

... Install ...

  • 10.6.3 Retail DVD
  • Install method - Installed Retail DVD from 8GB thumb drive

... Post-Install ...

  • Bootloader - Chameleon-2.0-RC5-r643
  • Audio - modifed ALC888 or VoodooHDA
  • Video - using DSDT patch, but also all other methods are working
  • Ethernet - Works OoB
  • SMC - FakeSMC rev.454
  • USB - Works
  • 10.6.7. updated w/o any problem
  • Sleep/Wakeup works properly with my DSDT
  • Shutdown/restart working properly
DSDT + Foxconn P35A tool pack - (kexts, DSDT with install instructions + various tools and applications) Yes Yes


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
GA-G31M-ES2L Rev 2.4 bios FH ICH7
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 3.16Ghz
  • 2 x DDRII Corsair Dominator 2GB
  • XFX GeForce 9800 GT
  • Seagate 650GB Sata 3
  • ASUS IDE DVD Burner
  • Audio : 100% including INPUT
  • Network : 100%
  • Graphics: 100% with QE/CI
  • Reboot, sleep : 100% working
  • BIOS: Set SATA/IDE mode to "Enhanced". Set HPET mode to 64-bit. I also disabled the floppy drive port, the parallel port, and serial port.
  • Gather everything you need ahead of time onto a USB stick.
  • Install 10.6.3 Retail DVD using iBoot (note: are you getting a nasty "\ACPI"\ boot error? Naughty boy. You're not using a RETAIL dvd. Trust me on this. It DOES matter. Really, it does..)
  • Copy everything from the USB stick onto your desktop (note: do now, as USB does not work in single user mode)
  • Reboot, using iBoot again, this time use -x to enter single user mode (important, this prevents the combo update from crashing, which happens far too often)
  • Run 10.6.7 Combo Update. Do NOT reboot yet.
  • Use DSDT Autopatcher (get from Insanelymac). After trying non-DSDT methods, this is SO much easier and it just WORKS.
  • Then use Multibeast: DSDT User install, AppleHDARollback, System Utilities
  • Now use Kext Helper to install the following:
    • Audio - Gigabytealc888b.kext and HDA Enabler
    • Ethernet - AtherosL1Ethernet.kext
  • (Video - is already taken care of by the DSDT)
  • Sleep & Wakeup : Works without needing a kext.
  • DSDT
  • Gigabytealc888b.kext
  • AppleHDARollback
  • HDA Enabler
  • AtherosL1Ethernet.kext
  • Audio files above are mentioned here: [10]
Yes Yes
GA-P55A-UD3 v1.0 (BIOS F11) Intel P55
  • Used hardware: Intel Core i5 750 2,66Ghz/DDR3 Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz/Gainward Radeon HD4850 512Mb (2xdvi + s-video)/Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB/DVDRW Samsung 223C/Corsair TX750W
  • Install method: In safe mode, iBoot -> 10.6.0 Retail -> Combo update to 10.6.7 -> Multibeast ( guide for help [11] )
  • Bootloader: iBoot Supported [12] + Multibeast [13]
  • DSDT: from tonymacx86[14]
  • Audio: don't tested and installed because using USB Digidesign M-Box2
  • Video: Gainward Radeon HD4850 512MB (2xdvi + s-video) Installed with Multibeast (Kekst for ATI 48xx 10.6.6)
  • Bios settings: SATA to AHCI (connect the drive to blue ports), HPET to 64bit and disable SATA port 0-3 native mode
  • Ethernet: Lnx2Mac's Realtek RTL81xx.kext [15]
  • Multibeast checked patches: UserDSDT, System Utilities, IOAHCI Block StorageInjector, ATI 48xx for 10.6.5 and USB3 NEC Renesas
  • DSDT for bios F11 from tonymacx86 [16]
  • Lnx2Mac's Realtek RTL81xx.kext [17]
  • IOAHCI Block StorageInjector (locate in MultiBeast)
  • ATI 48xx for 10.6.6 (locate in MultiBeast)
  • USB3 NEC Renesas (locate in MultiBeast)
Yes Yes
GA-G41M-Combo ICH7
  • BIOS updated : September, 06 2010
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.7 Ghz
  • Memory : 2GB of Ram (DDR3)
  • VGA : nVidia Geforce 8400 GS 512 MB
  • Audio : Full working
  • Network Full working
  • Graphic Full working with QE/CI
  • Monitor : Hp w1707 with connect by DVI Cable
  • Hard Disk : Seagate 1TB
  • Installed 10.6 Retail by EmpriseEFI CD + Combo update to 10.6.7
  • Use Multibeast to Restore USB functions, installed fakesms.kext, and installed Chameleon RC5 R699, you can choice some different files if you need )
  • Bootloader - Chameleon RC5 or Chimera 1.1 (Tested on May 6, 2011)
  • DSDT created by DSDT autopacher and it's so amazing :)
  • Audio - Voodoo HDA 0.2.1 Modded to link from Speaker to PCM with Volume Control worked perfectly.
  • Video - nVidia Geforce 8400 GS 512 MB (just only add GraphicsEnabler=y to com.apple.Boot file or you can using nVEnabler.kext)
  • SATA - AHCI in BIOS (Set up default on BIOS)
  • Ethernet - AtherosL1Ethernet.kext (the below link it's lastest version to fix any random kernel Panic).
  • Sleep & Wakeup : Works no need to SleepEnable.kext !
  • Here all my file with GA-G41M-Combo: [18] (Found on 3 days to take full files)
Yes Yes
GA-P55-UD3L Rev1.0 P55
  • Intel Core i5 760
  • 2 x DDRIII 1333Mhz 2GB Crucial
  • Galaxy nVidia 9500GT 1024MB
  • Hitachi 1TB HDD SATA
  • Sony 24X DVDRW SATA

Everything works fantastic except sleep. FAST!

Easy Beast + System Utilities =
  • Graphics: NVEnabler
  • Network: Lnx2Mac's RealtekRTL81xx Ethernet
  • ElliottForceLegacyRTC.kext
  • EvOreboot
  • FakeSMC Plugins
  • IOUSBFamily Rollback
  • NullCPUPowerManagement

Audio: VoodooHDA-2.7.2 (KextBeast)

Yes Yes
  • Use Kakewalk 3.1 USB [19]
  • Install Method;[20] 10.6.3 -> 10.6.5 -> 10.6.7 (Manual Update)


  • Intel Core2Quad E8400
  • 2xWD Caviar Green 1TB SATA2 (RAID)
  • Kingston DDR2 800MHz
  • Zotac 9500GT
  • Pioneer DVD-RW
  • VIA VT6308 Firewire Card (Only 2nd PCI slot working)

All included in Kakewalk Package:

  • DSDT
  • fakesmc.kext
  • JMicronATA.kext
  • JMicron36xATA.kext
Yes Yes
GA-H55M-D2H H55
  • Use SL Retail + iBoot 2.7 + MultiBeast [21]
  • Install Method;[22] 10.6.3 -> 10.6.7 (Manual Update)

Components: Micr-OS.com

  • Intel Core i3 540
  • Seagate 1TB SATA2
  • 4 Go Transcend DDR3 1333MHz
  • Nvidia GTS 450 GPU
  • VGA Onboard Intel HD not working !

All included in Multibeast Package:

  • DSDT
  • fakesmc.kext
  • JMicronATA.kext
  • alcHDA.kext
Yes ?
GA-H55M-UD2H H55
  • Use SL Retail + iBoot + MultiBeast 3.4 [23]
  • Install Method;[24] 10.6.3 -> 10.6.7 (Manual Update)

Components: [25]

  • Motherboard Rev 1.3, F11 Bios
  • Intel Core i5 760
  • Seagate 500 GB SATA2 Hard Drive
  • Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz Memory - 8GB (4x2GB with 2x2GB installed during installation)
  • PNY Nvidia 8400GS GPU
  • Sony Optiarc DVD-RW

UserDSDT Install (DSDT from database - [26])


  • Audio, Network, USB, Firewire, Sleep function 100%
  • Video Card, QE-CI works 100% (DVI port used) with Graphics Enabler=yes, EFI strings in /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist, DeviceID added to NVDANV50Hal.kext
Basic Bios settings:
  • Load optimized defaults
  • Integrated Peripherals: SATA control mode: AHCI.
  • Power Management: HPET-mode: 64-bit
  • Primary Boot Drive: CD/DVD (just for installation)

All included in Multibeast Installer Package:

  • User DSDT (with DSDT file on desktop)
  • JMicron36xATA
  • ALC8xxHDA
  • AppleHDARollback
  • IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector
  • Lnx2Mac's RealtekRTL81xx
Yes Yes
  • Intel E2160
  • 2 x DDRII 667Mhz 2GB
  • VGA On Board Intel GMA950 Suppot QC/QE
  • BootThink
  • Pioneer DVDRW SATA
  • Network: On Board RealtekRTL8168 Ethernet
  • Audio: CT4620+KX
  • DSDT
Yes Yes
GA-P55A-UD3 P55
  • Use SL Retail + iBoot 2.7 + MultiBeast [27]
  • Install Method;[28] 10.6.3 -> 10.6.7 (Manual Update)

Components: Micr-OS.com

  • Intel Core i3 550
  • Seagate 1TB SATA2
  • 8 Go Transcend DDR3 1333MHz
  • Nvidia GT 430 GPU

All included in Multibeast Package:

  • DSDT
  • fakesmc.kext
  • JMicronATA.kext
  • alcHDA.kext
Yes ?
GA-G31M-ES2L rev2.3 ICH7 C2Q Q6600 2.4Ghz / 2x2GB Patriot / NVIDIA 9800GT / WD 500GB

You can read full, detailed guide here: [29]

  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC5 build 699
  • Audio - ALC8xxHDA (+ 10.6.2 AppleHDA)
  • Video - GraphicsEnabler=Yes AND PciRoot=1 in com.apple.boot.plist (graphicsenabler alone doesn't work)
  • Ethernet - AtherosL1cEthernet.kext
  • Shutdown, Reboot, Sleep works w/o SleepEnabler
  • BIOS, Install method & DSDT - See guide linked above

Method is the same as for 10.6.6 - after installation and configurations just update using SU to 10.6.7.

IMPORTANT! GIGABYTE LIE ABOUT SOUND CARD! Reading serverals topics on boards I found interesting information: mb specs doesnt match hardware! More explaination in guide.

  • DSDT
  • AppleHDA Rollback
  • fakeSMC.kext
  • AtherosL1cEthernet.kext
  • ALC8xxHDA.kext
Yes Yes
G41M-ES2L G41/ICH10
  • Use Kakewalk 3.1 USB [30]
  • Install Method;[31] 10.6.3 -> 10.6.5 -> 10.6.7 (Manual Update)


  • Intel Core2Quad E8300
  • WD Caviar Green 1TB SATA2
  • Kingston DDR2 800MHz
  • Nvidia 8400GS GPU
  • Samsung DVD-RW
  • VIA VT6308 Firewire Card (Only 2nd PCI slot working)

All included in Kakewalk Package:

  • DSDT
  • fakesmc.kext
  • JMicronATA.kext
  • alc888b.kext
Yes ?
GA-P55A-UD7 P55

Rev:1.0 - Bios:F7

Components Liste:

  • Intel Core i7 875K @ 3,4Ghz
  • Seagate 1TB SATA3
  • 8 Go Transcend DDR3 1333MHz
  • ATI HD 5770
  • SAMSUNG Bluray SH-B083
  • Onboard USB 3 Nec - eSATA and Firewire Works Good !
  • Realtek ALC889 Jack & SPDIF Works Perfectly
  • All Works Perfectly !!!!!!

All included in Multibeast 3.3 Package:

  • DSDT P55A-UD7
  • ALC8XXHDA + AppleHDA Rollback
  • JMicron36xSATA + JMicron36xeSATA
  • USB 3.0 - NEC/Renesas + Lnx2Mac's RTL81XX
  • Chameleon 2.0 RC5 - ATI Experimental 32Bits + MacPro 5.1
  • After restart, Re-run MultiBeast and only select : Customization -> Boot Options -> 64-bit Apple Boot Screen
Yes Yes
GA-P55A-UD7 P55

Rev:1.0 - Bios:F7

Components Liste:

  • Intel Core i7 875K @ 3,4Ghz
  • Seagate 1TB SATA3
  • 8 Go Transcend DDR3 1333MHz
  • ATI HD 5770
  • SAMSUNG Bluray SH-B083
  • Onboard USB 3 Nec - eSATA and Firewire Works Good !
  • Realtek ALC889 Jack & SPDIF Works Perfectly
  • All Works Perfectly !!!!!!

All included in Multibeast 3.3 Package:

  • DSDT P55A-UD7
  • ALC8XXHDA + AppleHDA Rollback
  • JMicron36xSATA + JMicron36xeSATA
  • USB 3.0 - NEC/Renesas + Lnx2Mac's RTL81XX
  • Chameleon 2.0 RC5 - ATI Experimental 32Bits + MacPro 5.1
  • After restart, Re-run MultiBeast and only select : Customization -> Boot Options -> 64-bit Apple Boot Screen
Yes Yes
GA-EP45-DS3R ICH10R Intel Q9650 3 GHz / 4x DDR2 1066Mhz 1GB sticks OCZ / nVidia Asus EN8800ULTRA 768Mb / WD Caviar Black SATA 500 GB
  • 10.6 or 10.6.3 Retail DVD + iBoot from tonymacx86
  • Audio (ALC889A) - ALC889A.Fix.kext inside this package
  • Install guide used
  • Kexts used
  • 10.6.6. updated w/o any problem
  • No sound
Yes Yes
[GA-EP45-DQ6] P45/ICH10R
  • Almost perfect
  • Bootmethod: Bootthink 2.4.6
  • Install Method: 10.6.3 -> 10.6.5 -> 10.6.6 -> 10.6.7 (Manual Update)


  • Intel Core2 QX9650
  • Kingston DDR2 800MHz 2gbx2
  • Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT (1GB)
  • Plextor PX-751A DVD R/W (IDE)

All included Package:

  • DSDT
  • fakesmc.kext
  • IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext
  • NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
  • HDAEnabler.kext
  • LegacyHDA.kext
  • VoodooHDA.kext (Audio)
  • PlatformUUID.kext
  • OpenHaltRestart.kext
Yes Yes
GA-P55-UD3L Rev2.3 Intel H55 Intel Core i5 3.2GHz / 4x DDRIII 1333Mhz 2GB Kingston (8GB) / nVidia 9500GT / Intel X25-M G2 SSD 120GB
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC5
  • Audio (ALC888) - VoodooHDA-2.7.1.pkg [32]
  • Video - OOB (9500GT)
  • SATA works
  • All USB work
  • Ethernet - used RealtekRTL81xx-0_0_67%2B.pkg [33]
  • Shutdown, Reboot and work with no problem, Sleep does not work.
  • BIOS - Rev2.3, 64bit HPET mode, AHCI
  • Install Method: iBoot with 10.6.0 retail [34]. Started Multibeast and then run 10.6.5 Combo update. After 10.6.5 update finished did not restart but run Multibeast to make HDD bootable with Chameleon 2 RC5. Then installed the voodoo and realtek drivers for ethernet and sound. Fixed the vodoo gain issue (disturbing noise from sound card) by following these instructions: [35]. Install 10.6.6 and 10.6.7 updates. Backup before the updates with Time Machine - just in case :-)
  • The 9500 GT can be calibrated with SpyderPro 2.3.1.
Yes Yes
GA-X58-UD4P Intel X58 Intel Core i7 920 @3.36GHz (3.2 osx) / 6x DDRIII 1333Mhz 2GB Kingston (12GB) / nVidia GTX 470 / OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 120GB
  • used iBoot 3.01 + MultiBeast..
  • Multi beast settings
  • user DSDT from tonymacx86.com for the board the bios version
  • System settings to be refreshed, the second option
  • Audio ALC8xxHDA
  • Network RealtekRTL
  • other hardware
  • GPU, GTX 470 installed with the nvidia update from tonymacx86..
  • SATA works
  • All USB work
  • Shutdown, Reboot and work with no problem.
  • BIOS - F13
  • Install Method: iBoot with 10.6.3 retail clone on USB, updated with 10.6.7 before MultiBeast installation with the setting above, then installed nvidia update, voila..
Yes Yes
GA-945GCMX-S2 Bios F6i ICH7
  • Use Hazard 10.6.6i update delta 10.6.7


  • Intel Core D 2.6 Ghz, VGA ON Board Intel GMA950, Seagate 500GB HDD SATA,LG 24X DVDRW SATA
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC5
  • VGA On Board Intel GMA950 Not Suppot QC/QE
  • Ethernet OOB
  • ALL USB Work
  • SATA Work
  • Audio (ALC888)[36] - VoodooHDA-2.7.1.pkg [37]
  • OSX86Tools [[38]]
Yes ?
GA-P43T-ES3G P43/ICH10

Rev 1.3, Bios F7 Components:

  • Intel E6500 - Dual Core @2.93Ghz
  • Kingston 99U5471-002.A00LF - DDR3 1333Mhz 2GB x 2
  • WDC WD5000AADS-00S9B0 - 500GB SATA 32MB cache
  • Gainward Nvidia 430 GT - 1024Mb DDR3

All works perfectly, Including sleep.

Installed using retail 10.6.3->Combo Update 10.6.6->Combo Update 10.6.7 ( requiers re-install of 4xx driver and AppleHDA.kext )


I had to manually set customized nvcap, GraphicsEnabler=No and install tonymacx86's 4xx driver in order to work card with DVI. see Nvidia Section.

Yes Yes
GA-MA69VM-S2 rev 1.0 AMD 690V + SB600 chipset
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ (2.51 GHz)
  • 2 x DDRIII 1333Mhz 1GB Crucial
  • XFX HD 4650 1GB GDDR3 (0x9498)
  • Samsung Spinpoint 1TB SATA
  • Liteon 24X DVDRW SATA
Use the patches here

Audio: VoodooHDA-2.7.2.kext for 10.6 (Download Here)

Yes Yes
GA-X58A-UD3R rev 2.0 X58/ICH10R


  • Using BIOS version FF
  • Intel Core i7 920 (2.67Ghz)
  • 3 x DDR3 2Gb
  • Gigabyte 1GB 5770 PCI-E


  • Used iAtkos S3 with default customisations except all drivers turned off (i.e. no sound)
  • Updated to 10.6.7
  • Installed Chameleon 2.0 RC5 - Prerelease, DSDT from database and drivers with MultiBeast 3.4
  • Restarted and it works almost flawlessly


  • Audio, Video (including QE/CI, dual screens and proper resolution) and Network work 100%
  • Haven't fixed sleep issue yet (won't wake up from sleep)
MultiBeast 3.4:
  • UserDSDT Install (DSDT from database - link)
  • System Utilties
  • Lnx2Mac's RealtekRTL81xx Ethernet
  • Chameleon 2.0 RC5 - Prerelease
  • 32-bit GraphicsEnabler=No (haven't tried 64-bit yet)
  • ALC8XXHDA and AppleHDA Rollback
  • ATI Drivers
  • Chameleon theme as 2.0 RC5 doesn't include one (optional)
  • OSx86 Software (optional but useful)
Yes ?
X58A-UD3R X58 Intel i7 960, 6 gig tri channel (corsair), XFX 5870, Seagate 1 TB, LG GH20NS10, Sonata IV case
  • 10.6.0 updated to 10.6.7 (I used a 9800GT to boot and update, 5870 wouldn't boot/display)
  • Booted using Kakewalk 3.0 (on disk) but the boot loader and DSDT weren't quite right when I installed
  • I used Multibeast to install boot loader/video/audio/network/ drivers, DSDT from database (FE)
  • I actually don't know what got the 5870 going, Chameleon or Chimera but it works now
  • The sound was the only fiddly bit, I had make sure I removed any enablers from S/L/E then use Multibeast to apply the roll back and 889 driver
  • I had to force the memory to 1600 via the BIOS
Yes Yes
GA-X58-USB3 X58/ICH10R


  • Audio, Network work 100%
  • Sleep works perfectly well.
Bios settings:
  • Load optimized defaults
  • Integrated Peripherals: ICH SATA control mode: AHCI. Port0-3 Native Mode: Enabled
  • Power Management: HPET-mode: 64-bit


  • UserDSDT Install (DSDT from database - link)
? Yes
EP43-UD3L Intel P43 Intel Core 2 Duo / 2x DDRIII 666Mhz 2GB Kingston / nVidia 9500GT / WD HHD
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC5
  • Video - OOB (9500GT)
  • SATA works
  • All USB work
  • Shutdown, Reboot and work with no problem
  • BIOS - 64bit HPET mode, AHCI
  • Install Method: iBoot with 10.6.0 retail and MultiBeast: 1. Boot with iBoot. When booted then insert Retail 10.6 Snow Leo and press F5 when it spins up. Then select install from DVD. After installation reboot with iBoot one more time and then select installed OSX to start Snow Leo. Now just start MultiBeast and leave it there. Install 10.6.7 Combo update and do not restart. Back to MultiBeast now and select EasyBeast Install. Reboot. Now this messed my graphics card, network and sound which were working OOB before. Re-Run MultiBeast with Graphics Enabler and System Utilities selected plus ALC888 sound and Network Realtek drivers. Reboot after installation is finished and everything is working perfect.
Graphics Enabler, Sound ALC888, Network Realtek Yes Yes
GA-P55-UD3L Rev2.3 bios F1 Intel H55 Intel Core i7 2,9GHz / 2x DDRIII 1333Mhz 4GB Kingston (8GB) / ATI GIGABYTE 5770 DDR5 1GB / HARD DISK WD 1TB
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 RC5
  • Audio (ALC892) - MULTIBEAST (Select in 10.6.7 drivers Realtek ALC8XX > ALC8XXHDA, APPLEHDA ROLLBACK and in non-dsdt hdaenabler select ALC892). Line green output ok line in OK. headphone front not work. Better than VODDOHDA.
  • Video -5770 very compatible. This card is ok with drivers ATI and chimera in MULTIBEAST 3.4. Dual display ok with vga adapter to dvi.
  • SATA works
  • All USB work
  • Ethernet - used RealtekRTL81xx-0_0_67%2B.pkg [39]
  • Shutdown, Reboot and work with no problem, Sleep does not work.
  • BIOS - Rev2.3, 64bit HPET mode, AHCI
  • Install Method: iBoot with RETAIL 10.6.3. Use this guide Tonymacx86 http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/iboot-multibeast-install-mac-os-x-on.html%7C}. When update to 10.6.7 in multibeast select easybeast, chimera bootloader and some genreral ATI DRIVERS (don't remember exactly)
Yes Yes


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
Intel DH67GD mATX (Sandy Bridge) H67 64-bit only

Integrated HD Graphics currently not supported

Custom Kernel required when using older bootloaders

Vanilla 10.7.3 kernel only with Chimera 1.4
No DSDT editing required.
For details follow this guide

No Yes
Intel DG45ID G45 Install Default installation of chameleon and activate
  • USBBusFix=Yes
Chameleon 2.0 RC5 r730
  • sleepenabler.kext
  • NullCpuPowerManager.kext
  • fakesmc.kext
  • Intel82566MM.kext
  • VoodooHDA.kext
  • VGA Not Support Yet and maybe Never
Yes Yes
Intel DG31PR G31 Install Default installation of chameleon and activate
  • USBBusFix=Yes
Chameleon 2.0 RC5 r832
  • EvOreboot.kext
  • NullCpuPowerManager.kext
  • fakesmc.kext
  • AppleRTL8169Ethernet.kext
  • VoodooHDA.kext
  • VGA Not Support Yet and maybe Never
Yes Yes


Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches
G965M-FI G965 / ICH8
  • Intel Celeron Dual Core E1400
  • nVidia GeForce 8400GS 256MB
  • 1024MB DDR2-800 RAM x2pcs.
  • Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 160GB SATA HDD
  • HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH20NS10 SATA SuperMulti Drive
  • Realtek RTL8110SC Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Onboard)
  • Realtek ALC883 HDAudio (Onboard)
  • VIA VT6306 FireWire (Onboard)

Need to edit BIOS if you want to force AHCI.

  • Fakesmc
  • 10.6.5 ALC883 kexts [40]
  • dsdt (USB/SMBus/LPC are injected to ICH10 series.)
Yes Yes
H61MU-E35 Intel H61 (B3)
  • Intel Core i5 2800 Mhz Socket: 1155 Cpu type: Intel Core i5 2300
  • nVidia GeForce 7300 512 MB pci-e
  • 4096MB DDR3-1333 RAM x2pcs.
  • WD Caviar Green 2TB SATA2 64MB 7200rpm HDD
  • Samsung SH-S223C SATA Black bulk
  • Realtek 8111E(Onboard)
  • Realtek ALC887 HDAudio (Onboard)

Need to update BIOS to 10.4 if you want to force AHCI.

  • Fakesmc
  • ElliotForceLegacyRTC
  • EvOreboot
  • IOUSBFamily Rollback
  • no sound until AppleAzaliaAudio.kext or VoodooHDA
Yes Yes
NF725GM-P31 Nforce 630a
  • AMD Phenom II X4 3.2 GHz
  • nVidia GeForce GTS 250 512 MB pci-e
  • 4096MB DDR3-1333 MHz.(but needs to boot with maxmem=2048 due to nforce kext bug)
  • Seagate 500GB SATA3 16MB 7200rpm HDD
  • Realtek ALC887 HDAudio (Onboard)
  • Installed retail 10.6.0 using an existing Leopard install.
  • Upgraded using 10.6.7 combo update. Do not restart after update. Replace kernel with modbin kernel.test7.
  • Delete AppleHPET.kext and AppleCPUintelPowerManagement before restarting or else you will have a kernel panic or usb mouse will not work.

Need to disable USB legacy on BIOS

  • Fakesmc
  • Openhaltrestart
  • PlatformUUID
  • IOUSBFamily+IOUSBMassStorageClass from 10.6.0
  • VoodooHDA
  • Medevil nVidiaATATest
  • Modbin Kernel
  • NullCPUPowerManagement
Yes No

Graphics Cards

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



Model Board-Manufacturer Notes QE Output Dual display 32/64bit working with patch
HD 5570 1GB Sapphire Installed w/ iatkos s3 v2, updated w/ 10.6.7 combo and graphics update and installed ati5xxx kext and other ati drivers that netkas and others recommended in a mid 2010 blog (worked on 32bit only supposedly), then repaired permissions and restarted, got a white/colorful scratchy screen (no luck). Then, downloaded/burnt iBoot to disc + multibeast w/ chimera 1.3 and Now it works! (full resolutions, QE/CI, etc) Haven't tried DVI, But I assume it will work. GraphicsEnabler=Yes Yes HDMI(DPort)/VGA Yes Yes Yes
HD 4850 512mb Powercolor DVI/VGA/HDMI version, display only on HDMI port. Installed with iAtkos v2 s3 + PC EFI 10.6. First boot with +x, update to 10.6.7 with Apple combo, reboot, launch Multibeast and install ATI 48xx Device Injector + ATI 48xx Patch + Apple Boot Screen (Boot options). Yes VGA/DVI/HDMI Yes ? ?
HD 6850 1GB Sapphire Use Ati 68xx Package Yes VGA/DVI/HDMI Yes Yes Yes
HD 6850 1GB MSI PM2D1GD5/OC Use HD 6850 PM2D1GD5/OC MSI MICR-OS.COM + Tuto Iboot 3.0.4 (Chimera 1.4.1) + Multibeast 3.7 de TonyMacX86

if GraphicsEnabler=Yes MSI 6850 works very well but only on DVI-D if GraphicsEnabler=No recognize as ATI HD NI40 but all port working. Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD7, i7-875K @ 3.6ghz, MSI 6850 PM2D1GD5/OC, 8GB Corsair XMS3 , Samsung Blu-Ray & DVD/RW, Seagte SATA3 1000GB MICR-OS.COM Cinebench : Open GL:36.68 & CPU:5.89, Xbench : 289.36

Yes DVI-D No/Yes Yes Yes
HD 5570 1GB (DisplayPort) Sapphire iBoot 2.7 & MultiBeast 3.4, Chameleon 2.0 RC5 r709 Sandy Bridge, GraphicsEnabler=Yes, EthernetBuiltIn=No.

It was not simple getting this working, and I still cannot get signal restored to the DVI output after display sleep. Not for the faint of heart, at least not on a GA-G31M-ESL2.

Yes DVI ? Yes Yes
HD 5750 1GB HIS Added Device and Vendor ID(0x068be1002) to ATI5000Controller.kext and used Vervet Framebuffer, HDMI Only with GraphicsEnabler=No, FULL Q/E CI [41] Yes DVI/HDMI Yes Yes
HD 5770 1GB MSI R5770 PMD1G

Use HD 5770 MICR-OS.COM + Tuto Iboot 2.7 & Multibeast 3.3 de TonyMacX86

Yes DVI/HDMI Yes Yes Yes
HD 5770 1GB XFX HD 5770 (Dev ID: 0x68B8) is now natively supported in 10.6.7 using iBoot/MultiBeast/Chimera, full QE/CI with GraphicsEnabler=No! See following post for install information[42] Yes VGA/DVI/HDMI Yes Yes Yes
HD 5770 1GB Gigabyte Use ATI Drivers in MultiBeast 3.4 Yes VGA/DVI/HDMI Yes Yes ?
HD 5770 1GB Gigabyte Radeon Ud HD 5770 850MHz 1GB 4.8GHz GDDR5 PCI-E (aka Batmobile) "Device ID: 0x68b8" Works OOB with Clean Retail SL 10.6.7 Install. Full QE-CI Functionality Yes VGA/DVI ? ? ?
HD 5670 512MB HIS iBoot 2.7 & MultiBeast 3.4 Yes VGA/DVI/HDMI ? ? ?
5670 512MB Sapphire iAtkos (base install update to 6.7 using combo & MultiBeast 3.4 Yes VGA/DVI/HDMI YES YES YES
HD 4650 1GB ASUS LowProfile Use this Downloadpackage wich are Modified Lion Kexts + boot_vga Full Q/E CI [43] Yes DVI/VGA ? Yes Yes
HD 4650 1GB XFX Install the Kexts in this post Yes DVI ? Yes Yes
HD 5670 1GB Asus Installed (iboot retail) using experimental ATI option from multibeast and selection of MBP update graphics with 32 bit graphics enabler=yes Yes VGA ? Yes ?
HD 5670 1GB XFX Installed Hazard 10.6.6i on system startup, check for updates; mac os 10.6.7upadte; Upadte this, dont restart,open install disc on pacifist and install only the kernel, now restart. NOW ON system/library/extensions DELETE ALL ATI KEXTS FILES(23 FILES), empty the trash. PUT THESE FILES(http://www.kexts.com/view/1141-ati_beta.html - or http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SZQTWRDT) RIPED FROM Lion 10.7 ON system/library/extensions. REPAIR DISK PERMISSION, RESTART. COOL NATIVE SUPORT WITHOUT ANY INJECTOR - note: remove any injector or graphics enabler on chamaelon BEFORE INSTALL. MY machine Pentium D925, 3GB memory, 500GB HD, XFX ATI RANDEON HD 5670 1GB(fully recoginezed on mac WITH QE and CI) model:HD-567X-ZN HD-567X-ZNF3 VE.1 Yes DVI/HDMI Yes Yes Yes
HD 5850 Sapphire Retail installation of OSX 10.6.3, combo update to 10.6.7 and Multibeast. Choose Chameleon r748 ATI Experimental by Kabyl and 64-bit boot. GraphicsEnabler=No. I installed the ATI Graphics Update package, all video acceleration works excellent, including video playback.

If hooking up to big screen (via HDMI), it defaulted to 1080i and this caused a slight latency in the picture, not sure why. Switched to 1080p and video/audio seem perfectly in sync. Be sure to visit the Underscan setting to fit the picture to your screen (you'll probably start off with the edges of your screen truncated).

Yes All Yes Yes Yes
HD 5450 512mb Club3d Update to 10.6.7 and add this string to com.apple.boot.plist:

<key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1280x1024x32</string>

HD 5450 512mb XFX Install 10.6.3 from Retail and follow this http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=245681 Yes VGA+DVI
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/choose pci1 kext too on the options in the instalation. Yes/Yes/Yes All Yes Yes Yes


Model Board-Manufacturer Notes QE Output Dual display 32/64bit working with patch
Yes VGA/DVI/HDMI Yes Yes Yes


  • GraphicsEnabler=Yes
  • Add NVdarwin.kext
  • Use 10.6.2 NVDA kexts, later kets do not support this card
Yes Yes DVI/VGA Yes Yes


nVidia GraphicsEnabler=Yes Yes DVI Yes ? Yes


Twintech No kext needed. Full QE-CI using GraphicsEnabler=Yes Yes VGA ? Yes Yes


  • Add EFI string [44]
  • Putting your device ID in to the NVDANV50Hal.kext and the EFI String into the boot.list
  • EVGA Model 512-P3-1300-LR
Yes VGA/DVI ? Yes Yes


  • Works OOB with Gigabyte G41M-ES2L (rev 1.1)
  • Used nvEnabler on other mobo's
Yes VGA/DVI Yes ? ?


  • Full QE-CI Functionality
  • Add EFI string (EFI Studio) [45]*
  • GraphicsEnabler=yes
  • Put device ID in to the NVDANV50Hal.kext and the EFI String into /Extra/com.apple.boot.plist
  • PNY Model VCG84512R3SXPB 8400GS R
Yes VGA/DVI ? Yes Yes
8600GTS 256MB BFG tonymacx86 iboot functionality after install guide[46] with NVidia option. This includes GraphicsEnabler=Yes. Full QE-Cl. Yes DVI/DVI Yes Yes Yes
8800GT 512MB ASUS Graphics Enabler=yes Yes DVI/DVI Yes Yes Yes
8800GT 512MB ASUS Graphics Enabler=yes Yes DVI/DVI Yes Yes Yes
9400GT 512MB EVGA Graphics Enabler=yes or EFI string Yes DVI/DVI Yes Yes Yes
9300GS 512MB Pixelview
  • Full QE-CI Functionality
  • Graphics Enabler=no
  • NVenabler64.kext
  • Chimera boot loader
Yes VGA/DVI No Yes Yes
9600GSO 384MB XFX Full QE/CI with GraphicsEnabler=yes or EFI string Yes DVI/DVI Yes Yes Yes
9800GTX+ 512MB Gainward Full QE/CI with GraphicsEnabler=yes or EFI string Yes DVI/DVI No Yes Yes
GT 220 1024MB ASUS Graphics Enabler=yes or DSDT Yes DVI/DVI Yes Yes Yes
GT 220 1024MB Gigabyte Works perfectly fine(1920x1080) only with "Graphics Enabler=yes" Yes VGA/DVI Yes Yes No Patch Required!
GT 220 512MB Gigabyte Works perfectly fine only with "Graphics Enabler=yes" Yes VGA/DVI Yes Yes No Patch Required!
GTS 250 1024MB Core Edition XFX No Kext needed QE/CI ok Using GraphicsEnabler=Yes Chameleon 2.0 RC5 Build 730 Yes DVI/DVI/S-video Yes Yes Yes
GTS 250 1024MB EVGA GraphicsEnabler or EFI-String DVI/DVI/S-video Yes Yes Yes
GTX 275


Palit All Solutionf or GTX275 check here: [47] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Patch
GTX 285


Palit No kext needed. Full QE-CI using GraphicsEnabler=Yes Yes VGA/DVI/HDMI Yes Yes Yes
GT 430


Gainward Works with the following combination: Fermi 4xx driver, Patched DSDT, Custom NVcap & GraphicsEnabler=No. Full QE-CI Yes VGA/DVI/? ? Yes ?
GTX 460


Gainward Updated Nvidia Driver by tonymacx86 needed. Full QE-CI using GraphicsEnabler=Yes. Fix random freezes by playing a low-quality video in loop mode. Yes VGA/DVI/? ? Yes Yes
GTX 460


PNY Updated Nvidia Driver by Multibeast 3.06. Full QE-CI using GraphicsEnabler=Yes & PCIRootUID=1. Dual display and resolution working. Don't install NVEnabler. Yes DVI/DVI/HDMI? Yes Yes Yes
GTX 480


EVGA EFIStudio GTX480 ONLY Tested with both Asus and Zotac GPUS Yes VGA/DVI/Yes Yes Yes Yes

Network Cards


Interface Standard Device Manufacturer Chipset Notes 32/64bit working with patch
Mini PCI-E a/b/g/n AR5BXB72 Atheros AR5008
  • Apple AirPort Extreme Card
  • Works OOB (OS X & Win7)
  • 64-bit not tested, but works in 10.6.6; more info
Yes ?
USB b/g Realtek RTL8187B Realtek RTL8187B USB is built-in to P5K Premium Yes No
USB a/b/g/n Sitecom WS-345 Sitecom
  • On the box there is print "Wireless USB Adapter 300N"
  • Works OOB
  • download driver for 10.6 Here link
Yes Yes
USB b/g/n150 Edimax EW-7811Un Edimax Realtek RTL8188CUS
  • Works in 10.6.7 but with vendor software. Download driver for 10.6.x: [48]
Yes Yes
USB B/G/N N10 Asus
  • Drivers on CD and Asus site do not work. Instead download 8192SU drivers from Realtek site: Link
  • After installation and reboot the Wireless Network Utility app from Realtek should show up (installed automatically in Applications folder). You must configure the card through here, _not_ through System Preferences/Network.
  • You may get poor reception. A USB extension cable to distance the adapter from your computer may help.
Yes Yes
PCI b/g/n WMP300N (v1) 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.
  • Got it up and running in 10.6.0. Every update except for the 10.6.6 to 10.6.7 I have had to repatch. 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.

No firmware patching required. Wireless N works great.

Yes Yes
USB b/g/n USB-N13 Asus Ralink 2870 (?) Newest driver from official Asus' site didn't work; newest driver from Ralink (V4.1.2.0) did. [49] Tested it on my 2010 MBP running 32-bit and 64-bit, using the Ralink wireless utility. During installation of the Ralink utility/driver, I got a Kext error, but it still worked. Yes Yes
PCI b/g WG311 NetGear AR5212 Works if plugged in during installation of SnowLeopard from start to finish. Yes Yes
Mini PCI-E b/g GN-WI01GT Gigabyte AR5424
  • Works with IO80211Family.kext extracted from 10.6.5 Combo Update, newer versions drops connection. For details see: [50]
Yes Yes

Wired (Ethernet)

Interface Standard Device Manufacturer Notes 32/64bit working with patch
Yes Yes

Sound Cards

Interface Hardware Name Manufacturer Notes Drivers Used 32/64bit working with patch
USB Headset+Microphone BlackWire C220 Plantronics
  • Works OOB, no patch needed (select device from the Sounds panel in system preferences), "Vanilla" install of OS X recommended for OOB functionality. will supply kext if your OSx86 release (iATKoS, iDeneb, etc) lacks the kext


Type Item Description Manufacturer Notes Bluetooth wake 32/64bit working with patch
USB BTD-123 Gembird
  • Officially supports Mac OS X (There is no Mac logo on the packaging now, since it has been redesigned, but the dongle is still the same). Tested with Apple Magic Mouse, cell phone and PS3 Controller. Works perfect.
Yes Yes
USB RF-FLBTAD Rocketfish
  • Works OOB with Bluetooth Mouse & Apple Keyboard. (Auto re-syncs but wake from sleep grayed out.)**EDIT** Following this guide [51] wake from sleep issues can be easily fixed!
Yes Yes
  • Works OOB with Bluetooth Mouse & Apple Keyboard.
No Yes Yes

Other Accessories

Type of Accessory Item Description Manufacturer Notes 32/64bit working with patch
USB TV Stick Terratec T3 Terratec
  • Works OOB in all releases of MacOS (Retail,Kaliway iDeneb) with EyeTV and EyeTv Lite
  • Works also on the iPad connected to hackintosh via wireless (EyeTv app)
Yes Yes
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