I've just made my Gigabyte Geforce 210 512MB model GV-N210TC-1GI
working in Snow Leopard 10.6.3
I am using IATKOS s3 v2.0 installer. I temporarily swapped the existing Galaxy GTX285 to this card on the same working installation to make the iHack work and install in my office.
Current test system using:
# Snow Leopard 10.6.4
# Boot from Chameleon 2.0 RC5 643
# GraphicEnabler = Yes
# PCIRoot = 1
# NVEnabler.kext in /Extra
#Triple boot: 1 x Windows 7 x64, 1 x Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1 x Snow Leopard 10.6.4 (it's very convenient to have a lot of spare harddisks to play
#DVI output (closest to mainboard) connected to monitor (single monitor)
Previously I had spent so much time in pain to make the graphic card work from fresh installation. So, I choose this method to make things simple and if any mass failure occur, I will restore from a working backup image.
# I have tried EFI string. It booted but only in 1024x768 resolution with no QE/CI
# Tried with patched driver with no success
# Disabling GraphicEnabler and removing NVEnabler64.kext also no success
# Updating to 10.6.5 making it worst as it still boots at 1024x768 and I can't edit plist inside NDAResman.kext in S/L/E because no IOPCIPrimaryMatch to add.
I had gone thru this forum and also making some reference from other websites too.
So I restored main partition with 10.6.4 image and making it as the starting point. I believe the most success would be editing the NDA plists. I copied the NVDANV50Hal.kext and NVDAResman.kext
NVDANV50Hal.kext/Info.plist I added:
NVDAResman.kext/Info.plist I added:
I overwrite the previous version with admin access BUT DID NOT REPAIR the permission using Kext Utility*. Rebooted and success with Graphic started in blue and desktop welcomes me in native resolution.
* If I repair permission after I replaced the original kexts, Kext Utility will popup errors and after reboot, the graphic card still boots on 1024x768 and I restored the original kext from backup (and start over).
Enjoy the screenshot.
# QE/CI working (tested with dashboard ripple effect)
# OpenGL smooth
# OpenCL also working
# Adobe Premiere CS5 MPE greyed out (this card unsupported, even with hack because RAM less than 768MB)
# Wakeup and sleep ok, reboot and shutdown 100% confident.
# After a few hours doing surfing and image editing still stable.
I am still new in Hackintosh. I did my trick either in safemode -v -x. I am not very familiar with command lines yet. But I am learning fast
. I haven't test with VGA, HDMI or dual monitor yet because they are not important to me as I am using single monitor with DVI. I will update with VGA output tomorrow.My warmest gratitude to all forumers with valuable inputs! Thanks for your guide.