Okey. 2 days ago my old mobo completely died and instead to change it I decided to completely renew my PC.
I had AMD in past and now decide to buy Intel in a way of easy Mac OS X install. My AMD fully worked on 10.5.8 but all updates drive me crazy for replacing new kexts after each applied.
And I bought G31TM-P35 the difference between G31TM-P21 is "overclocking" blah blah blah.
I thought that install of Snow will be easy but it was mistake. I stuck on boot and can't even get installation menu of OS X. Reading a huge amount of topics my hope to get all working lost! People write: how to make sound or lan working but more big problem is how to install and boot it. Okey now we starting and tell you a secret - It's fast and really easy
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
MSI G31TM-P35 (testing on P25 too)
2GB Hunix 800 MHZ
For easiest install it's better to have a separate HDD (untouched) with Windows and installed Macdrive 8 (google it) to add kext to installed Mac HDD.
In the beginning you need Snow Leo retail disk (10A432) but I used repacked snow leopard dvd5 mbr DVD (google it) because it's only 4.5gb and can be install on MBR partition (has *.dmg filetype - rename it in .iso and burn with any soft). Then download EFI Empire (only with this Msi mobo can boot - in zip). And download EASEUS Partition Manager 3.5 (install it in Win and create boot cd disk for partitioning in dos).
Download all important files:
Installation will be done on empty HDD. HINT: If you want to install SL on disk with another existing OS begin with STEP 2.
Installation on empty HDD (do all on you own risk):
1. Burn Empire on CD and Snow Leo on DVD. Delete all partition (if exist) on HDD (HDD for SL) with FDISK also it can be done with XP installation CD or CD boot created with EASEUS Partition Manager (I can't guaranty that boot will work if you install SL on HDD with another OS as if in most cases it should be first partition to boot corrrect).
2. Press "Del" on start and go in bios. Enable "HPET", save&exit.
3.Boot with EASEUS Partition Manager CD and create primary partition (file system NTFS or FAT32 for been visible in disk utility) with size as you wish for Snow Leopard and apply. Restart. Prees F11 on boot and select DVD -> Insert empire boot CD and hit enter when it booted you see boot loader -> eject CD and insert Snow Leopard DVD, press F5 and wait until you see you install DVD -> choose it. When it loaded in install menu go to "disk utility" select your created partition -> go to tab ERASE, select - format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and hit erase. When complete close "disk utility" and continue to install. In customize menu uncheck: printer, languages, X11. Continue. Can pop-up message with "Some components can't be installed or smth like this" forget and continue. When install is complete PC reboot (installation can be successful or not but it's no mean).
4. Insert Empire Cd and boot with it again and choose partition on which you installed Snow Leopard. If everything done correct you boot in Snow. Pass registration and you in Snow now.
5. Now making SL boot without CD.
(Before install recommend you to apply all updates from apple, including 10.6.3)
Install Chameleon 3RC, then 4RC (in zip)
Copy SMBios.plist to root on your HDD and all files from extra folder to extra folder on your hdd. (SMBios.plist and Extra folder in zip)
Install VoodooHDA.kext and video kexts (if you have Nvidia 6xxx or 7xxx series) with Kext Helper (in zip)
Remove CD and press F11 on boot -> select OS X HDD. If everything done correct you'll see bootloader, select OS X disk and boot.
IMPORTANT. Everything works fine: LAN, SOUND, ATA, SATA, VIDEO in 32bit. In 64bit got Kernel Panic with VoodooHDA (64bit kext was used) and video non working too. My Core 2 Quad Q8200 identify all 4 cores in 32/64bit mode.