This is my guide into getting a PERFECT HACKINTOSH working on an ASUS P5KPL-AM/PS motherboard. (G31+ICH7 chipset)
PERFECT HACKINTOSH means that everything works, including USB, sound, video with QE/CI enabled, sleep, restart, and shutdown.
I have spent almost three days without sleep trying to get this thing to work, and the final result is that it works just as Steve Jobs would have intended.
Here are the important parts which I used for this computer:
Processor: Pentium Dual Core e5200 (2 cores @ 2.5 ghz each)
Motherboard: ASUS P5KPL-AM/PS
Hard Drive: 80 GB Samsung (IDE)
500 GB Seagate (SATA)
DVD Drive: LG Internal Super Multi DVD Rewriter 22x (SATA)
RAM: 2 GB Kingston Value Ram 800mhz DDR2
Graphics Card: Sparkle 9600GT 512mb PCI-E
Install method is through iDeneb v1.4 (10.5.6)
Primary IDE Master: 80 GB Samsung
SATA: 500 GB Seagate
SATA2: LG DVD
ATA/IDE Config: Enhanced
Enhanced Mode Support On: S-ATA
Onboard PCIE GbE LAN: Disabled
(I disabled the onboard LAN because I use a Netgear Wireless USB anyway.)
Plug and Play O/S: Yes
Suspend Mode: S3 Only
ACPI 2.0 Support: Enabled
Restore on AC Power Loss: Power Off
Boot Device Priority
1st: HDD Samsung
2nd: DVD LG
Partitioning the Drive and Dualbooting with XP
BUT INSTEAD of Kalyway 10.5.2,
substitute it with iDeneb v1.4.
You know where to find it.
Customize the installation, and check these boxes for this particular setup:
ICHX support (because this P5KPL-AM/PS is a G31/ICH7 chipset)
nvDarwin 512 mb (for the 9600GT videocard)
I didn't check anything for sound, because this is going to be patched later on.
Install. Then it will reboot. Follow the rest of the instructions on
If you did everything correctly, boot into the OS X partition and you should see the welcome video. (Nice, eh. QE/CI enabled already) but no sound.
Get the sound drivers here, and install:
Last, go to system preferences -> energy saver.
Under options, check "Allow power button to sleep the computer."
Also check "Restart automatically after a power failure."
And there you go. A fully working, 10.5.6 OS X Leopard on your HACKINTOSH.
Please comment if you encounter any problems, or if this guide has helped you in any way.