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  1. OSX on a Dell XPS 8300

    You're going to have to use a much later version of OS X. Snow Leopard at least (10.6.7 even). I'd try [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] @ tonymac. Khan
  2. Setup looks good except CPU won't work in that motherboard. Processor of choice would be an i7 920 or 930. The motherboard is well known and won't need an extra NIC. You can also use the Kakewalk boot CD to install (search these forums for Kakewalk). Very fast, very easy. Beware the difference between v1 and v2 of these boards, something about the audio not working in v2 but the problem might be resolved. Khan
  3. Is the system time running at the right speed? After an hour of the computer turned on does the computer think it is an hour and a quarter? The above problem implies a bus speed problem. OSX86 Tools has some great utilities. Khan
  4. You are going to have to do you own homework. Off the shelf probably isn't going to work. Hackintoshes have very tight specifications, especially in laptops. What video cards, wifi, LAN, sound, sleep, track pad, .... works is very difficult. You have a better chance of buying online with a list of known working parts. Khan
  5. Have you installed a boot loader like Chameleon? Khan
  6. buds Need ur help please - pre installtion

    When I say retail that means buying a copy of Snow Leopard from Apple. I'm sure you could download a retail copy of SL from the usual sites but... its nice to give Apple their due. The ISO you're suggesting is probably a hacked disc though you'd have to read the description to find that out. As to Kakewalk... I'd read the thread. Lots of good stuff there. Khan
  7. buds Need ur help please - pre installtion

    Do you want to use Leopard or Snow Leopard? For your setup I would recommend Kakewalk (search the site) and retail snow leopard. I used the disc version and it was so easy it was scary. It does mean you have to have a retail copy of Snow Leopard though. If you want to use Leopard I would recommend a DFE.iso boot disk, retail install and Chameleon. In the bios you do need to set the SATA ports to AHCI. I would stay away from IDE as support is getting scarce. In any case you have a lot of reading and research to do. Khan
  8. Yes, 10.6.3 doesn't have 5770 support. 10.6.4 maybe does, I've heard, also Netkas has some kexts, something about mac mini updated drivers to. Khan
  9. ATI Radeaon X1800 PCIe

    Hi, I haven't specifically got a x1800 snow leopard machine but I ran an x1800 card for many years in Tiger and Leopard. I usually just had to add my device ID to the ATIRadeonX1000.kext I was trying to find a tutorial for adding a device id to a kext but can't find a definitive one. roughly: - you are going to have to find out what your device ID is. sometime OS X will show U this under system profiler, sometimes U have to install OSX86 tools, U can use Windows and dxdiag to get device ids... U can google it and find what is best for U. -drag your System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeonX1000.kext kext out onto your desktop. -right click on kext and "show contents" - open the "Contents" folder - right click on Info.plist and open with TextEdit - in the section that looks like this.... <key>IOPCIMatch</key> <string>0x71461002 0x71421002 0x71091002 0x71C51002 0x71C01002 0x72401002 0x72491002</string> add your string - save and close the text document - use kext helper to install back to S/L/E - check permissions and clear caches and reboot. Don't take my word for it. do a search for "add device ID to kext" , and read more. it has to be done right and U have to understand what you are doing. Khan
  10. please help me on set up snow

    Wow. You don't want to make it easy for yourself. Unsupported, processor, unsupported video card, who knows about the chipset. Well, first of all don't even bother with stock kernel. I haven't been keeping up with hacked kernels in Snow Leopard. You'll have to search those out. Are there an any options for kernels on the iatkos disc? Khan
  11. The 5870 is just getting working in the hackintosh world. That is going to be your problem spot. the board and processor are well known to the community. If U have a retail disc of Snow Leopard I'd recommend you use a kakewalk disk. Just search these forums for kakewalk. I've had a lot of trouble with USB installers. I'd also have a good long look at the 5870/5850 thread. Khan
  12. Internet driver

    Did you try looking for one? Khan
  13. will it work?

    the only thing that I've found critical for that combo of OSs is XP won't boot from a GUI partition (has to be MBR). Those are setting U'll find in disk utility/partition, down near the bottom. Might not be an issue for U, good thing to check tho. Khan
  14. Help building first hackintosh

    I'd check out the kakewalk (search OSx86 for kakewalk) motherboards. the disc system is so slick and easy. I was a bit worried about my upgrade to snow leopard, about 30 minutes later (using kakewalk) I had 10.6.2 64 bit working great. Never been so easy. Your other hardware looks great. Khan
  15. What boot loader are U using? there are commands U can give the boot loader. While the bootloader is loading press any key then try: -x and press enter. That is safe mode. Might get you to the desktop so U can work on kexts. How are U at command line? same steps as above but single user (pure command line) -s If U get in to single user and command line.... then U need to read up on Unix command line commands, navigation and file structure.