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iMatt84

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Dual boot PC with Snow Leopard 10.6.6 and Windows 7 Ultimate

My working specs:

Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q83001 2.5GHz
Graphics Card Asus Geforce 8400GS 512mb Graphics Card
Memory 4GB DDR3 Memory
Hard Drive 640GB SATA hard drive3
Optical Drive 16X DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive
Audio High-Definition Audio with 5.1-channel Surround Sound Support
Available Expansion Slots: 1 - PCI-E x16, 1 - PCI-E x1
Motherboard Systemboard with Intel® G43 Express Chipset

Graphics Card (I suggest this card to save headaches and works 100% out of the box, if you have 10.6.6 you may have to refortmat and do a fresh new install for OS X to automatically detect it)
http://www.amazon.co...duct/B002YOVYBY

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jmdale1984

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I would really like to know more about how you accomplished this. I'm wanting to turn my SX2800-07 into a dual boot machine. I have done some significant upgrade to it, but I'm still hoping to make it work. Here's my specs...

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
8GB DDR3 RAM
Kingston SSDNow V+100 96GB Internal SATA II 3GB/s 2.5" SSD
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Internal SATA II 3GB/s 3.5" HD
HIS Radeon HD 5570 Silence 2GB (128 bit) DDR3 HDMI PCI-Express 2.1 x 16 Video Card
No Optical Drive!
350w Power Supply

Any help you have to offer would be awesome! Thanks!

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I've had very few problems with Snow Leopard but can't get Lion to Boot even into the installer. Any Luck with Lion?

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I've had no luck with lion... I'm sticking with Snow Leopard anyways because it's more compatible with various apps..

I still use ##### to boot my hackintosh up, I edit in Final Cut 7 and it works perfectly... glad I got the video card when I did because technology moves so fast... they aren't selling it as much anymore. My desktop is only 2 years old or so and gateway doesn't carry it anymore...

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Are you booting 64bit? I have the same system and Snow Leo runs fine but I can't get it into 64bit mode. I think the same issue may be preventing me from installing Lion. If you've managed 64 would you mind sharing your DSDT and/or /Extra folder?

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Yes I am running 64 bit, I made this video on my thoughts about Final Cut X which works perfectly on my hackintosh...

no issues



you can get this desktop refurbished for only $335, if you add OSX Snow Leapord and the Nvidia card it's $400 for something that runs as fast as a quad-core mac pro..... not only is it a clean install but detected my pc as a mac pro as well

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Which bootloaders have you tried? Can't imagine Chimera not working.

Really not 100% until you can boot into the OS without #####.

I've got 10.6.8 running flawlessly on an old Toshiba C2D but I'd like to find a cheap desktop that that is almost fully compatible with Lion.





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