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  1. I would recommend this one http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=254182 I bought one from him and it is very good. His name is Gus from UK.
  2. Noom

    New HP dv7tqe with core i5

    Hi there, I'm also looking for the laptop like Ruddy. We might have more choices for compatibles with SL as follows. 1.HP dv6t/7tqe with 2nd gen Intel core i + ATI 6xxx 2.Lenovo Z460p/560p with 2nd gen Intel core i + ATI 6xxx These 2 models are almost the same spec. It seems like ATI card used on those laptops are the same series with one used by APPLE, 6000 Series. I'm not sure what's the difference between those cards and MP Pro card. It they are compatibles, so it will be safe to go with those 2 laptops. 3.Dell XPS 15 with 2nd gen Intel core i + nVidia GT 5xx. Since APPLE no longer uses nVidia with MB Pro, I'm not sure if it safe to go with this model even right now you can find supports for GT 4xx series from Tonymacx86 forum, how about GT 5xx series???. OR 4.Laptop with 1st gen Intel core i + Intel HD card, not too expensive now. Since the new MB Pro using Intel HD 3000 as one of their options, this is the best choice for people like me(I'm not a gamer) if and only if APPLE releases SL 10.6.7 or Lion 10.7 which can support back for old Intel HD cards. As of today, HP dv6tse with i5-2410 + HD3000 or ATI 6490(same as New Macbook Pro used) is out and also Dell xps 15 with i5-2410 + nVidia GT 525. I think the first one doesn't has compatible issues since they used the same components with New MB Pro. How about the second one especially on GT 525 concern?. Which one you choose?. for both quality and compatibility to Snow Leopard. Any suggestions/comments are welcome. Thanks.
  3. Hi theSlug, Thanks for your answers and happy with you on successful swapping intel n1000 wifi card with a new dell 1510. I'm unlucky installing SL on my laptop Sony Vaio VPCF132FX/B, with core i7-740QM which has no integrated intel card, with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]+[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. Even I follow your method and success but stuck with low resolution of graphic card. I don't know what happened. I'm going to sell this laptop and buy a new one for sure. Regarding to new macbook pro, 2nd generation of core i5, i7 (including intel HD 3000 integrated graphic card), I guess 10.6.7 will work for all laptop model equipped with 2nd gen intel core i5 and i7, regardless of dedicated or integrated graphic cards at all. It will be the best case if 10.6.7 or 10.7 Lion which apple will release soon support back to old intel HD card. That means we can buy laptop which has only integrated graphic card on it which is pretty cheap now. I'm still waiting to hear the good news. Thanks.
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    Dell Xps 15 nvdia 420m hackintosh

    Hi, Please tell us about more details how you install it on XPS 15. Thanks.
  5. Hi theSlug/Guru, Regarding theSlug works, I guess his method will work with XPS L501x as well since they are identical with each other just the difference in screen size. Am I correct?. I just wonder if this laptop will work with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]+[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] or not. What are parameter you used?. -v -x cpus=? GraphicsEnabler=? etc... Since I didn't see nVidia Logo on the laptop (on google), I wonder if this xps has switchable graphic card between nVidia and Intel HD or it just has only dedicated nVidia card. If laptop show nVidia logo on palm rest that means it is dedicated graphic card otherwise it's not. If it has switchable graphic cards between nVidia and Intel HD, how do you disable intel HD card?. In bios?. Cause I knew that Vostro 3xxx late 2010 model has switchable graphic card between nVidia and Intel HD and it didn't work with snow leopard cause we can't disable intel HD card in bios. Thanks in advance.
  6. Hi Spo0onMann, Thanks for your answers. However, how do I check if vostro 3500 has just only nVidia card?. If I found one on ebay, how do the seller know about that or how do they know if that model was built before Dell has switchable card?. So, the vostro 3700 kindly compatible with OSX no matter what issue date. Am I correct?. Anyway, I found Toshiba Satellite A665-s5181 with 512 GT 310M but I'm not sure if this is the same as Vostro 3500. I means switchable graphic card. How about IdeaPad Z560 Laptop - 091448U, GT 310M 1GB. Is this unit work?. Thanks.
  7. Hi MiniHack, Thanks for your suggestion. What do you mean buy something that doesn't use Nvidia graphics switching?. You mean vostro 3500 uses Nvidia and Intel HD switchable graphic card and it didn't work on snow leopard? Could you please give me some good laptop which works on SL?. either Nvidia or ATI will find for me. I'm not a gamer. for example, Toshiba A660-BT2G25, or Asus with GT425M, etc. Thanks in advance.
  8. Hi there, You means Vostro 3500 with GT310M graphic card works with Snow Leopard?. What's your method of installation?. I just want to confirm before buying this laptop cause I don't want 17.3" which is too big for me. Thanks.
  9. Hi All Guru, I've a question about nVidia card which installed on some laptop for instances; - GT 310M on dell vostro or Toshiba laptop - GT 425M on Asus or Sony laptop or other similar like those. Q1. Are they working on SL 10.6.4? Recently, I just got Samsung RF510-01US which has core i5 and nVidia GT 330M. Even I don't have any problems install OSX 10.6.4 on graphic card, Ethernet card, wireless card, and sound didn't work. Q2. Are there any laptops ?. (I means with nVidia card, Ethernet/Wireless/Sound work). Thanks in advance for your answer.
  10. This is very helpful and useful discussions for anybody owned hp laptop like me. Thanks a lot.
  11. Hi All Guru, I installed iATKOS S3 on my hp dv2911us successfully except wireless card. Since we knew that intel pro 4965 agn didn't work. I decide to buy a new one. Would you recommend a compatible one without problems for installation leopard for me? Thanks in advance.
  12. Hi there, Even I'm new, I'm very exciting to know that you are the one. It's my pleasure to see you, JaS. Thanks.
  13. Hi there, I just want to know what are the benefits of leopard graphic update?. Thanks in advance.
  14. It'll work fine. I've installed OSX in the first partition, then XP in the second partition. Install Acronis OS Selector, run and it will automatically see OSX partition which you can dual boot from the menu.
  15. I've the same problem with my MSI mainborad. I should try with other installers.