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  1. Insanelymac_user_abc

    OS X.5 Leopard or OS X.6 Snow Leopard Hackintosh with an i7 Processor?

    Perhaps it is shifting a bit off-topic, but at least it's in a linear manner.. ;-) Ultimately it's to hopefully accomplish a very fast Snow Leopard machine though. I'll be sure to report my findings about if it works with that processor once I get to that point. Thanks for your help so far!
  2. Insanelymac_user_abc

    OS X.5 Leopard or OS X.6 Snow Leopard Hackintosh with an i7 Processor?

    I think I’ll try upgrading my current Hackintosh for it to take an i7-3930k processor, and if it will run Snow Leopard then great, otherwise it will be fine for just running the latest OS X Hackintosh systems since it's faster than what I already have. I’m seeing a lot of inexpensive “generic” Intel motherboards that will run that processor, however do you know if such motherboards would work with the modern OS X Hackintosh systems as the more expensive Gigabyte or Asus motherboards would? I’m not seeing much information which suggests that it would be compatible .. .. For example this “X79 intel LGA 2011” motherboard.. https://www.amazon.com/New-intel-2011-motherboard-3-2C/dp/B0711LZZXC/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1527988693&sr=8-7&keywords=i7-3930k Thanks for your help..
  3. Insanelymac_user_abc

    OS X.5 Leopard or OS X.6 Snow Leopard Hackintosh with an i7 Processor?

    Thanks your for your help! Do you know what links you would consider to be the best instructions for creating a Snow Leopard Hackintosh using the Sandy Bridge processor? Thanks again..
  4. Insanelymac_user_abc

    OS X.5 Leopard or OS X.6 Snow Leopard Hackintosh with an i7 Processor?

    Hmm.. But why would they still call the i7-3930k “Sandy Bridge” if it wasn’t backward compatible with the previous Sandy Bridge processors? Do you think it’s only “iff-y” that it works with SL or it is almost certainly a “no-go”? I’m tempted to take the risk, I would love to have as much speed as possible. It would be faster than my current Hackintosh. Presumably that processor would also work fine with Modern OS X Hackintosh systems, am I right?
  5. Insanelymac_user_abc

    OS X.5 Leopard or OS X.6 Snow Leopard Hackintosh with an i7 Processor?

    I have a lot of apps which I like that don’t run on newer systems, so it’s worth it to me to also maintain an older system to use those. Do you know if I would be able to use the i7-3930k processor with SL? I realize that its code starts with a “3” instead of a “2” but supposedly it is a Sandy Bridge processor.. https://ark.intel.com/products/63697/Intel-Core-i7-3930K-Processor-12M-Cache-up-to-3_80-GHz
  6. Insanelymac_user_abc

    OS X.5 Leopard or OS X.6 Snow Leopard Hackintosh with an i7 Processor?

    Thanks for your help so far.. It is good to know that SL last works on Ivy Bridge without a modified kernel. Do you know the most recent architecture that OS X.5 will run on? Leopard is actually the most ideal system for my purposes for compatibility reasons, but I could get by with SL if I really need to. What would my VM options be for using those systems? Would going that route allow me to use my Haswell processor without kernel modifications to the OSes?
  7. Is it possible to install an older OS X.5 Leopard or OS X.6 Snow Leopard Hackintosh system on a modern i7 processor PC? I need to to run either of those systems using an Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor on a Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H motherboard. I saw this post where someone said “Clover 32Bit should boot Leopard as well, using Legacy mode. You will need 32bit kexts as well.” https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/331457-bootloader-for-leopard/ .. Would that be valid advice for me to follow up on for my configuration? I see that Clover 32 bit is no longer in development.. https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/317521-good-bye-clover-32/
  8. Insanelymac_user_abc

    OS X.11 El Capitan w/ Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H motherboard?

    Thanks for the tip.. I’ll check that out. I assume the Pandora app is open source, am I correct? Also the post that is written in Italian that I mentioned does in fact mention installing OS X.11.. https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.insanelymac.com%2Fforum%2Ftopic%2F306828-guida-installazione-mac-os-x-101x-clover-usb%2F
  9. Hello, I was initially running a Hackintosh that I built and set up using TonyMac as a guide, but at the time I didn’t realize that TonyMac was closed-source. So now I have an Intel chip PC ( Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache ) with a Gigabyte motherboard GA-Z87MX-D3H. I would like to build a fresh Hackintosh setup using InsanelyMac as the guide, but I was wondering if there would be issues with my hardware and I was wondering where the best guide on InsanelyMac exists to do that.. I want to install OS X.11 El Capitan, but I notice that my Gigabyte motherboard ( GA-Z87MX-D3H ) has not been listed as a potential component for hardware compatibility for that OS: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL_10.11.6 It is important that I install El Cap because certain software that I use is not compatible with newer OS’es. I notice that this site doesn’t endorse TonyMac, yet it gives a link on the Installation Guide page ( http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Installation_Guides ) to the “Always up to date guide to building a Hackintosh” on Lifehacker ( http://lifehacker.com/the-always-up-to-date-guide-to-building-a-hackintosh-o-5841604 ) which is a link that explains the TonyMac method of installation. And also there isn’t any information supplied about installing OS X11 on the initial link in this paragraph even though a header exists on the page for it. Where would the best information be for setting up an OS X11 installation which does’t use TonyMac? Should I just follow the instructions for a previous version of OS X and hope for the best? Am I better off giving my motherboard the priority or the OS version the priority when it comes to finding and choosing the instructions to follow since instructions don’t seem to exist for using both of them together? This OS X.11 El Capitan forum that I’m posting on now doesn’t have any info about my motherboard — http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/forum/503-osx86-1011-el-capitan/ … But the top pinned link on the forum seems to have important information but it doesn’t give enough background information for me to be able to make use of it.. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/306777-guide-usb-fix-el-capitan-1011/ .. But posts in other forums do exist which talk about my specific motherboard, including this post in Italian which explains how to install the previous OS X.10 on my motherboard.. https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.insanelymac.com%2Fforum%2Ftopic%2F306828-guida-installazione-mac-os-x-101x-clover-usb%2F .. Is the above Italian link the best one I can follow to install OS X.11 even though it is for OS X.10? In other words, where would be the best “InsanelyMac” introductory information be about creating a Hackintosh installer which uses Clover and not TonyMac for my motherboard? Thanks for your help!