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Dell Optiplex 755 Mavericks Yosemite Installation

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Hi guys :)

 

I've recently bought a 755 for dead cheap and looking forward to give him a newlife, so I need our community guys help as I'm not familiar with hackintoshing old dualcore systems. Below are the specs for the system.

 

Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2160 1.8GHz CPU
Intel Q32 Express chipset
3 GB DDR2 RAM (8 GB maximum)
80 GB SATA hard drive
DVD±RW drive
Floppy drive
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 with up to 256 MB shared memory

Nvidia 8400GS

 

Does anyone had any success installing and running mavericks or yosemite?

 

If so could you please let me know which installation method works as I always prefer for vanilla install.

 

As I've done some research in which few of them had problem with kexts while installing and in which they replaced them from older OSX versions. So to be honest I don't have much time to play with installation and for that reasons I'm looking for someone who had already played with it and had success, so that I can learn from there.

 

Many ¬Thanks :)



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Optiplex 755 does support Mavericks afaik (and therefore Yosemite should be supported too), but I'm not sure your dual-core Pentium E2160 is actually natively supported by OS X kernel. It really is a low specs, low performance, oldish CPU these days... Check with tools such as CPUID if it embeds SSSE3 technology. If not, no joy...

 

As you probably know, the integrated desktop GMA 3100 is totally unsupported by Apple's OS but the nVidia Geforce 8400GS is.

 

There are guides and a bootpack at OSXLatitude, so I suggest you have a look there but, again, you may find that your CPU is not supported, in which case, you could either upgrade to a Core2Duo model or consider Bronya's AMD kernels (they do work).

 

PS: I guess you meant Q35 (ICH9DO) chipset, not Q32...



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Optiplex 755 does support Mavericks afaik (and therefore Yosemite should be supported too), but I'm not sure your dual-core Pentium E2160 is actually natively supported by OS X kernel. It really is a low specs, low performance, oldish CPU these days... Check with tools such as CPUID if it embeds SSSE3 technology. If not, no joy...

 

As you probably know, the integrated desktop GMA 3100 is totally unsupported by Apple's OS but the nVidia Geforce 8400GS is.

 

There are guides and a bootpack at OSXLatitude, so I suggest you have a look there but, again, you may find that your CPU is not supported, in which case, you could either upgrade to a Core2Duo model or consider Bronya's AMD kernels (they do work).

 

PS: I guess you meant Q35 (ICH9DO) chipset, not Q32...

 

 

Hi Herve, 

 

Good to speak to you after long time as I was all away from hackintoshing nearly 6months and I'm back now. Thanks for your reply and I've checked with CPUID and can confirm that SSSE3 is supported feature of E2160. And also yes you're right about the chipset which is Q35 Express chipset, not Q32.

 

Good news for me is I've installed 10.8.2 using myhack and its my first myhack try and I succeded. But I've a small guilty feeling of myhack as I don't know what exactly the myhack does while creating USB installer and somewhere I feel like its similar tool like tmac. I would be really happy if anyone could explain that myhack is not a similar tool compared to any other hackintosh tool that are available on internet. And also I've read that many systems have been successful using myhack and I really appreciate myhack for that. I'm really sorry I'm new to this myhack and today I'm going to go with vanilla install which is my all time favourite with many systems I've installed so far.

 

By the way, herve, how is your hackintoshing going any new projects upcoming from you.

 

Many Thanks :)



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hi..

@ios9   good see you back ....B)

 

 

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Tmac pirated myHack several years ago an,d made it his, that's explains certain similarities you may encounter...

 

MyHack is no different from other installers (including manual ways) in the way it extracts the various packages from the retail OS X installation package/app/image/DVD and copies them on the USB key or media. It then runs some scripts to install the boot pack in /Extra (Extensions, DSDT, plists), installs Chameleon boot loader, run myFix app to repair kext permissions and rebuild cache.

 

The particularity of myHack is its special attention to keep /S/L/E as vanilla as possible in the way it handles kexts placed in /E/E: it bumps them up to version 1111, then copies them as plugins of myHack.kext in /S/L/E. This ensures that original kexts of the same name as those that may replaced in /E/E (patched kexts for instance) can be left untouched in /S/L/E, making the whole installation completely vanilla in that respect.







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