Thanks for the great guide.
I am a total noob to this, but thanks to you and this forum ive been doing ALOT of learning on regards to hackintoshing!
I wanted to add, that I was able to drop a Pentium D940 3.2Ghz dual core in the GX520, and it runs it without problems (My GX520 originally came with a crappy centrino D chip LOL). It is actualy detected as an intel 3.19ghz intel core 2 duo (weird huh?) so, if anybody wants to push these little machines a bit more, I highly recommend dropping 4 gigs of ram, an additional low pofile card and a pentium d940. total cost for ram and chip is less than $100, so its a worthwile upgrade. I was able to fix the app store not working by using another guide here that uses EFI Studio, and everything is running like a charm. I actually have 2 gx520's and I could have just copied the drives and that would have been easier, but I wanted to learn how to do it from scratch. So I used the "eye boot" legacy disc with the Snow leopard 10.6, (if your GX520 has a dvd rom its alot faster this way, rather than wait for the mpkg file to transfer over on a usb key) loaded everything on the guide to the USB key and installed Ihack with your recommendations, copied over to the desktop and applied all kexts as per your instructions and added all kernels after the updates. Can honestly say the second hack was way way smoother than the first one, and much easier. Im still learning about the differences between chocolate and vanilla kernels, and im sure i'll ruin a couple of more installs before I get it right LOL. Can you tell me what the mayor differences would be between the 2 and if the performance is really that much better or worse?
Dell Optiplex GX520 (Hackintosh running SL 10.6.8 with all updates)
3.19 intel Dual Core 2 Duo (Pentium D940 processor)
2 gigs of ram
Stock intel 950 graphics
Shuttle XPC SB77G5 (Hackintosh running SL 10.6.8 with all updates) (about this mac window not working LOL, everything else runs perfect)
Pentium 4 3.2 ghz processor
2 gigs of ram
Nvidia 8400GS graphics