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So, I decided to try out installing Slow Leopard on a Biostar H55 HD. It belongs to a friend of mine, and he wanted to try it out. The basic specs:

Intel Core i3-530
nVidia 9400GT
ALC662 Audio
Realtek Something NIC

I'm a bit new at this, having only followed guides to Hackintosh a few computers in the past, but I think I have a pretty good handle on it but need some help.

This board seems surprisingly good for installing Snow Leopard. I have succeeded in getting almost everything to work with the following:

/Extra/Extensions:
IONetworkingFamily.kext
FakeSMC.kext
OSXRestart.kext

/System/Library/Extensions:
VoodooHDA.kext
Removed AppleHDA.kext

No DSDT override. :)

I've attached my current files onto this post.

This setup pretty much has everything working, leave only a few problems with sleep. Sleep works fine, except that after wakeup, sometimes USB doesn't work. Sometimes nothing works, and I need to put it back to sleep and wake it up again (via the power button, which I have patched into a DSDT that I've been using just for that purpose), and sometimes only a few things will work, and what doesn't needs to be unplugged and replugged. I've tried various USB fixes around the net, and nothing seems to work. Also, what doesn't work quite correctly is audio after sleep. It sounds garbled and weird, and I've seen that this is a common problem with VoodooHDA, and the only way to fix it is to reload the extension after sleep. I wanted to patch in the audio to the DSDT instead, and use ALC662.kext, except that the audio is nowhere to be found in the DSDT. What should I do? The last issue (only a question, really) is that I'm not sure if SpeedStep is really working. I haven't put anything in the DSDT for the i3-530, and I'm not using NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, and yet MSRTools says that Speedstep and TM1 are functioning. Interestingly, though, the frequency seems to be stuck at 0.9Ghz. (Also, the temperatures are always under 30C, so I have a feeling it's at least working partially.)

I've attached the DSDT I pulled from a Linux livecd, and also a modified one which contains these modifications:
1. Removed CPU Aliases
2. Added DTGP Method
3. HPET Fix (don't know if needed)
4. Removed IRQs from RTC
5. Power Button fix
6. Set to always load Vista defaults

Thanks if anyone can answer any of my questions.


EDIT: Also, a few things.

This is running 10.6.4, which I am told is why I can use the vanilla kernel. For 10.6.3 and lower, the Qoopz kernel (or similar) must be used to run on an unsupported cpu.

If PS2 or ATA support is needed, the corresponding Kexts can be found in the ExtraKexts.zip.

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I don't know if bumping is allowed here, but i'll try anyway.

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Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Using this board TH55B HD.

Works great (added nVidia 8400).
Used ##### and ##### and it is working 100% (using Realtec driver and VooDooHDA)

Cheers.

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Using this board TH55B HD.

Works great (added nVidia 8400).
Used ##### and ##### and it is working 100% (using Realtec driver and VooDooHDA)

Cheers.


You don't have the USB issue? That is mainly what I want to fix. If possible, i'd also like to integrate audio into the DSDT so I can use Alc662.kext.

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Nobody can tell me anything about this sleep issue? I've searched high and low...

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I'm having trouble getting this board to get past the initial kernel boot... What BIOS settings did you folks use, after loading Optimized settings? Just HPET and ACPI don't seem to be enough. Any special tricks?

BTW I'm using ##### Supported, TH55B HD, i3-530, 4GB.

Thanks a bunch in advance...

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damis648

What distribution of snow leopard whichi you used? I tried Snow Leopard 10.6.2 Hazard but failed.
Mb:TH55B HD
CPU: Core i3-530
Ram:2GB

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I used retail with myHack, I think. This was a while ago... I haven't done anything with it since since nobody can shed any light on the sleep + usb issue. After installing, I just installed Chameleon and started using that (with the provided kexts linked in my first post...), and nothing else (no myHack installer or #####).

Also, bsd43, I'm pretty sure I had HPET off. I will have to look though.

EDIT: Yup. Here are the relevant sections.

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Thank you very much idamis648. Your images help me so much. I will try to install
from Retail with ##### and ##### 2.05.
And will let you what is the result.

Thanks again.

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Installed successful with ##### support and ##### 2.05
Sleep enable doesn't work. USB mass storage is ok.

But my cpu is broken after used for a while.
Wait for repair.

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Hi damis648

I found the way to fix usb problem on Biostart TH55 mobo.
I used ##### from tomosx86 and choosed Roll back to 10.6.3 usb fix.

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Hi damis648

I found the way to fix usb problem on Biostart TH55 mobo.
I used ##### from tomosx86 and choosed Roll back to 10.6.3 usb fix.


Interesting, I'll have to try that.

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So, I decided to try out installing Slow Leopard on a Biostar H55 HD. It belongs to a friend of mine, and he wanted to try it out. The basic specs:

Intel Core i3-530
nVidia 9400GT
ALC662 Audio
Realtek Something NIC

I'm a bit new at this, having only followed guides to Hackintosh a few computers in the past, but I think I have a pretty good handle on it but need some help.

This board seems surprisingly good for installing Snow Leopard. I have succeeded in getting almost everything to work with the following:

/Extra/Extensions:
IONetworkingFamily.kext
FakeSMC.kext
OSXRestart.kext

/System/Library/Extensions:
VoodooHDA.kext
Removed AppleHDA.kext

No DSDT override. :)

I've attached my current files onto this post.

This setup pretty much has everything working, leave only a few problems with sleep. Sleep works fine, except that after wakeup, sometimes USB doesn't work. Sometimes nothing works, and I need to put it back to sleep and wake it up again (via the power button, which I have patched into a DSDT that I've been using just for that purpose), and sometimes only a few things will work, and what doesn't needs to be unplugged and replugged. I've tried various USB fixes around the net, and nothing seems to work. Also, what doesn't work quite correctly is audio after sleep. It sounds garbled and weird, and I've seen that this is a common problem with VoodooHDA, and the only way to fix it is to reload the extension after sleep. I wanted to patch in the audio to the DSDT instead, and use ALC662.kext, except that the audio is nowhere to be found in the DSDT. What should I do? The last issue (only a question, really) is that I'm not sure if SpeedStep is really working. I haven't put anything in the DSDT for the i3-530, and I'm not using NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, and yet MSRTools says that Speedstep and TM1 are functioning. Interestingly, though, the frequency seems to be stuck at 0.9Ghz. (Also, the temperatures are always under 30C, so I have a feeling it's at least working partially.)

I've attached the DSDT I pulled from a Linux livecd, and also a modified one which contains these modifications:
1. Removed CPU Aliases
2. Added DTGP Method
3. HPET Fix (don't know if needed)
4. Removed IRQs from RTC
5. Power Button fix
6. Set to always load Vista defaults

Thanks if anyone can answer any of my questions.


EDIT: Also, a few things.

This is running 10.6.4, which I am told is why I can use the vanilla kernel. For 10.6.3 and lower, the Qoopz kernel (or similar) must be used to run on an unsupported cpu.

If PS2 or ATA support is needed, the corresponding Kexts can be found in the ExtraKexts.zip.


Were you able to get the sound to work via the HDMI output?

I've gotten the sound to work from the front-panel and read-panel jacks but not through the HDMI cable yet.

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Interesting, I'll have to try that.



http://www.tonymacx86.com/dsdt.php

Check that link often for updated DSDTs.
Google 'minimal edits for DSDT'. That should show you the sleep fix which will fix Sleep/Restart/Shutdown issues.

Edit: Your bios setting for HPET should be set to 64-bit support instead of Off.

Jay

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Hi Biostar H55 users,

is there a chance to get the AppleHDA on alc662 working? Everything works fine on this board, but sound with VoodooHDA crackles.

Thanks,
caiowa

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Hello,

EDIT: Got past the first issue. Now after I load 10.6.5 and do the ##### it recoots and just sits at the sheel spinning apple logo screen forever. Can someone let me know exactly what they did after first booting? What options they used for ##### or anything? Thanks

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I have the Biostar TP55 also with the ALC662 audio chip. I found Voodoo 0.2.62 works the best with ALC662, there is minor crackling at boot up but once the system is up and running the sound is crystal.

EDIT: Although the option is there for audio through HDMI in system preferences, no audio is coming through :D

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Hello,

EDIT: Got past the first issue. Now after I load 10.6.5 and do the ##### it recoots and just sits at the sheel spinning apple logo screen forever. Can someone let me know exactly what they did after first booting? What options they used for ##### or anything? Thanks


Did you run ##### with the EasyDSDT option?





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