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  1. I had this issue on all my machines, two with GA H67M-D2-B3 (v1.0 with ALC888b audio codec, and v1.1 with ALC889) and the third with GA Z68X-UD3H-B3. All machines are ordinarily wifi only using the Broadcom BCM94322MC Mini PCI-e Card # 4873300-001 (eBay - $20) in a PCIe to MiniPCI adapter (AMZN - $18). This provides OOB Airport with full AirDrop functionality and 2.4 or 5 gHz speeds.


    In both cases in Network Preferences the card was incorrectly seen as 'Ethernet' but with the usual Airport fan in Network Preferences. It seems from reading the related threads that the AppStore wants to have Ethernet recognized in Network Prefs, so I did the following:

    1. Deleted Library/Preferences/System ConfigurationNetworkInterfaces.plist and shut down
    2. Pulled the Broadcom PCIe card
    3. Connected wired broadband with a cable to my Airport Extreme
    4. Started-up, deleted any choices in Network Preferences, and set up wired broadband in Network Preferences by clicking '+' and 'Ethernet'
    5. Powered off and reinstalled Broadcom card
    6. Unplugged wired broadband
    7. Restarted and added WiFi as second choice in Network Preferences (the first, 'Ethernet', in now inoperable as the connection has been terminated, and appears red. I left it in place). AppStore is now fully usable for downloads and updates.


    The 'Ethernet' is show as 'Ethernet' by default, not as Ethernet en(0).


    Only the v1.1 GA H67M-D2-B3 machine required the PCIRoot=1 (not PCIRootUID) lines in the plist file. All three machines have the EthernetBuiltIn=Yes lines. All three use stock DSDT.aml from the TonyMac DSDT database.

  2. Fixed it finally in 10.7.2.


    My GA-H67M-D2-B3 is rev 1.0, and uses the ALC888b codec. (Later versions use ALC889 per Gigabyte's website).


    I ran TonyMac's [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] checking AppleHDA rollback and system utilities, copied GigabyteALC888b.kext (from Kexts.com) to Extra/Extensions, installed HDAenabler.kext on desktop and ran TonyMac's [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to install. Sound works fine on reboot.


    Great mobo at a bargain price, and I'm driving two 21" displays from the two DVI connectors on board.



  3. Hi Shagger!


    Some time ago I tried the kexts from the link you gave me ... the problem is that making this way, the "sound keys" of my Apple keyboard does not work ...

    Actually I'm trying to patch AppleHDA from Lion... so I do not need to use the GigabyteALC888b.kext and AppleHDA from Snow.

    I'm still on Lion 10.7.0... Have you tried to patch AppleHDA from Lion? If so, can you tell me how to do it?

    Anyway I appreciate your answer! Thank you very much!!!


    Sadly I'm not smart enough to know how to patch a kext. I'm using a McAlly keyboard with my Hackintosh and all the keys work fine. I much prefer that keyboard to the Apple one as it has traditional 'clacky' keys with good aural and tactile feedback, though I recognise that does not help you one bit. FWIW the (wired) McAlly ran me some $19 at Amazon so it's not a budget breaker if those keys are important to you. As an alternative, did you try the speaker volume icon placed in the menu bar? Clunky, I know, but it may work. It's fine here. Also, maybe search for keyboard kexts for the Apple one?

  4. I installed the Broadcom BCM94322MC Mini PCI-e Card 487330-001 ($20 eBay) using a PcIe-to-Mini-PCIe card (AMZN - $20) on both my Hackintoshes.


    One is the Lifehacker GA-UD45-EP3 Core4Quad (overclocked to 3.6gHz + Coolermaster 212Plus CPU cooler) build; the other is a GA-H67M-D2-B3 build, stock i3 2100.


    The goal was to get AirDrop working on both machines and it does. If you go this route specifiy the BRCM card exactly as above. The fix is OOB - no kexts needed.


    Now, for the first time, I can run 5gHz wifi from my Airport Extreme on both. Mine is the older single band AEX so I have to switch it to '5gHz Only' using Airport Utility. When I do so, the speed on the EP45-UD3P is as good as or better as at 2.4gHz - some 11mBs download. However, the speed on the H67M-D2-B3 drops to 2mBs from a stock 10 mBs at 2.4gHz.


    The speed on my iPad, MacMini and iPhone is fine at 5gHz, so the problem seems limited to the H67M-D2-B3 motherboard.


    I would prefer to use 5gHz, as there's less interference there, but am stumped why the speed drops so much with the i3 Hackintosh, so I have to revert to 2.4gHz for all devices.


    Any ideas would be welcomed.

  5. I'm trying for days to patch my AppleHDA.kext from Lion 10.7.0 for my ALC888B but I have no luck.

    I've read several tutorials ... and failed. I've tried to use the AppleHDA from Snow Leopard with GigabyteALC888b.kext ... works, but my mute button on my Apple keyboard is inactive and I also have some "popping" sound ...

    I leave here my AppleHDA.kext "almost" patched from Lion and also my DSDT to any of you, if you can, give me a direction what I should do to succeed.

    Thank you all!


    I got it working in 10.7.0, same motherboard as yours, but EVGA GT430 graphics. Check the first post here.


    However, I'm back to crackling on 10.7.1.


    Maybe you can try this on 10.7.0 then let everyone know if you get it working on 10.7.1?

  6. Would it not be easier to just install VoodooHDA.kext as I did. Every APple update will kill this rollback etc. VoodooHDA 2.7.3 for Lion just came out. Just make sure if you use this driver to put AppleHDADisabler.kext in /S/L/E/.


    I had to install v11 voodoo preference pane and trying to fix the Input slider to stay at lowest setting on boot. It keeps chaning to highest setting on boot, other than that with the right DSDT I have flawless audio on every apple update.


    I have no problems with my EP45-UD3P rig (great motherboard!) using Voodoo; it's the H67M-D2-B3 one that has the issue. I have tried all available versions of Voodoo in [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] in 10.7.1 as well as the Gigabyte kext I refer to above.


    The H67M-D2-B3 uses the ALC888b codec, whereas the EP45-UD3P uses ALC889A codec, which is likely the cause of the issue.

  7. I'm currently trying to install 10.7 on a GA-H67M-D2-B3 and am having problems. What method did you use? Once installed I will also be trying to upgrade to 10.7.1 so I will be in the same boat as you with the audio I expect.


    I used Kakewalk. Try reinstalling the DSDT file using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] on your Kakewalk installation drive. Also re-run Chameleon applying it to your install drive - for some reason I had to do this to make the drive bootable. I used r1083.

  8. I got sound working properly with the H67M-D2-B3 motherboard using the drivers here with Lion 10.7.0. I'm using an Intel i3/2100 CPU @ 3.1gHz, 1155 socket.


    The correct instructions are:


    Remove any sound kexts in S/L/E and E/E, run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]->System Utilities and ->Drivers & Bootloaders->Kexts & Enablers->Audio->Realtek ALC8xx->AppleHDA Rollback. Do not delete the Extensions.mkext file from Extra. Then place GigabyteALC888b.kext and HDAEnabler.kext (both from the download link above) on your Desktop and run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to install. Reboot.


    SysPrefs->Sound->Output will show the available choices and System Report (formely System Profiler) discloses the right devices under Hardware->Audio. Sound works perfectly, with none of the crackling or distortion of the stock installation.


    However, running Software Update to update to Lion 10.7.1 breaks the above. (Everything else works fine). Repeating the above installation does not restore sound and SysPrefs->Sound->Output discloses no devices.


    Does anyone have a fix for restoring sound/audio with this motherboard in 10.7.1 please?


    Thank you.

  9. A guide to upgrade to Lion would be really helpful.


    I am running the original lifehacker build with the gigabyte bios. I was able to upgrade to 10.6.8 but I cannot get my wireless card working - an old DLink - and System Preferences seem to be really unresponsive. I reverted back to 10.6.7 until I can sort out these issues or until I get a different wireless card that is supported. Sound was easily fixed by copying the 10.6.7 AppleHDA.kext file.


    In 10.6.8 try replacing the System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Apple80211Monitor.bundle with the one from 10.6.7. Simply copy - no installer needed.


    That restored wireless for me. (TPLink TL-WN951N card with Atherosfix.kext - works like Airport card).

  10. Oveclocking the Core2Quad CPU:


    Details of how to overclock the Intel Core2Quad 2.83gHz (Q9550) COU to 3.60gHz are here. I use a $30 Coolermaster 212 CPU cooler in place of the stock Intel one. Heat management is outstanding and test results on Geebenck and Cinebench are competitive with some of the latest, fastest Macs. The Coolermaster is exceptionally efficient but requires removal of the motherboard to install and needs a deep case to accommodate its height. I use an Antec Sonata III case.

  11. Mine is a standard Lifehacker/Pash Hackintosh, 8gB of Patriot 800mHz RAM, with the addition of a TP-Link wireless card and an AtherosFix.kext. Wireless works like Airport. Two years of faultless operation, 7/24. I use an aftermarket Coolermaster CPU radiator in lieu of the poor one which came with the Intel Core2Quad (Q9550) 2.83gHz CPU. I use a wireless Bluetooth mouse with an IOGear Bluetooth Micro Adapter. I do not use a trackpad. I use an SSD for the OS and apps, HDD for data.


    I used the Kakewalk method which specifically supports the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P motherboard among many others. Elegant and simple compared to all the others I have seen and many of which I tried.


    The biggest issue was that, try as I might, I could not download Lion from the Apple Store, so had to download it on my Mac Mini and copy the file to a USB stick before doing the install on the Mini. (The installer file is trashed once the install is done, so copy it first). If you have no Mac then an alternative will be to buy the Lion USB stick when Apple issues it soon and extract the installer file from there.


    The other snag I ran into is that I could not make the Kakewalk USB installation drive bootable. (I actually used an 8gB SDHC flash memory card as I do not have a USB stick). I used Chameloen RC5-r1083 which I found I had to run on all bootable drives in my system. To get around the unbootable USB issue, I created a partition on the Hackintosh's HDD and used Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the USB stick to the partition. (If you do a simple file copy you will miss invisible files essential for this installation, most importantly the mach.kernel). The partition was bootable and after booting from it and getting a long stream of text the install went fine. The USB installer had to be removed or the Hackintosh would not boot at all.


    Sleep did not work, causing the BIOS to reset on awake, but after using Kext Installer to install this replacement SleepEnabler.kext all was well.


    Sound and wireless worked out of the box. I have not tested wired broadband.


    I run three displays, two off the Nvidia 9800GTX+ card and the third via a DisplayLink USB-to-DVI adapter. The third monitor did not work until this new driver was installed. That also restored function to the USB pass through ports on my Dell 2209WA displays. (The two links in this paragraph display ads when you hover the cursor over them. I do not know why and this is not of my doing).


    I also use a Newer Technology USB 802/11n wireless USB dongle (MacSales) which uses Ralink software. I had to update that from the Ralink site to get the dongle to work. The dongle is considerably faster than the internal TP-Link Atheros wifi card, and also provides a backup if the internal card should fail.


    The only remaining anomalies are:


    1 - Full sleep is only available when invoked from the Apple menu or via the key on my Kensington USB keyboard; timed sleep through System Preferences->Energy Saver does not switch off the HDDs or fans


    2 - The Sony SDHC card reader installed in the case and wired directly to a USB connector on the motherboard does not work. Not a big deal - I simply use an SDHC card reader plugged into one of the USB pass through ports on one of the Dell monitors, which is easier to access in any case.


    Every 64-bit app (Apple apps, Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3, etc.) runs in 64-bit mode and OpenGL works properly. I use TrimEnabler to get TRIM on my SSD boot drive, though it's only rated through 10.6.8 at this time.


    Geekbench reports 6801 with Lion compared to 6889 for 10.6.7 and there is no noticeable performance difference. Cinebench reports unchanged graphics performance.


    My thanks to the many great members here whose debates made this all possible.


    Update on wired Ethernet: The stock installation disabled the Ethernet ports on the motherboard, System Profiler reporting none present. Installation of the RealtekRT81xx.kext from Kexts.com, using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] from TonyMac, fixed the issue. If your EP45-UD3P mobo is BIOS rev 1.6 the on board Ethernet ports work fine. If it's v. 1.1 I have read you have to use a separate TrendNet Ethernet card. I'm using 1.6.

  12. My Hackintosh is the Adam Pash Gigabyte EP45-UD3P version. The update from 10.6.7 to 10.6.8 broke wireless with my MaxPower Newer Technology dongle which uses the Ralink wireless utility.


    I found that Ralink's site has an updated driver here.


    It took two installations before it installed properly and after a restart all works well again.


    I prefer the dongle to my TPLink TL-851N internal card, whose Atheros chip emulates an Airport card after installing AtherosFix.kext. The dongle is, on average, 80% faster on downloads than the TPLink card. By the way, 10.6.8 also breaks TPLink wireless and to restore it you need to replace System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Apple80211Monitor.bundle with the version from 10.6.7 - drag and drop is fine.


    The Ralink utility no longer dumps an ugly icon in your dock, opting for a discreet one in the menu bar. Add your network to the Profile section and wireless will come on automatically after a restart.