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  1. Well, with AMD 7xxx you must start with Mountain Lion 10.8.3 +: good luck! About the laptop, should be easy to have it working, but be aware that some peripherals, such as Wi-Fi, ethernet or the card reader, have the possibility of not to work properly or at all, but even then, if it's the case, it can be partially solved by replacing the Wi-Fi card by a compatible one - a cheap but invasive solution - or buying a compatible Wi-Fi USB dongle.


    All the best!

    SD card reader is no big deal, I'll research the ethernet and wifi as much as I can. Also, the Intel HD 4000 will be support out of the box since modern Macbook Airs use that right? Thanks :)

  2. Hi!


    I in fact prefer AMD cards to nVidia (because of killer OpenCL support, which by the way will be the basis of many Apple pro apps in the near future), but they are not as straightforward to use with OSX. If you want to go AMD, use a model that Apple uses in its MacPro - such as the 5770 or 5870 - or one that's proven to work OOB, like the 6870.


    All the best!

    Thank you for the best wishes! 

    The thing is, I already have the card since my friend sent it to me. But I will attempt to use it with OS X and if it doesn't work oh well. There's still one more hope for a Hackintosh system.

    I plan on picking up an HP Laptop after the system for school and stuff.

    I will be using this: http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-2000/D6Q62AV?HP-2000t-2d00-Notebook-PC

    But with the i5 config. Thoughts? How well would it work? :)

  3. Hi guys! In short, I'm building a new system and I curious about the compatibility with the parts I've chosen. I wish to install 10.7 Lion at minimum, Mountain Lion would be nice but isn't necessary.


    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130639

    Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231310

    Harddrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

    Graphics card will be an AMD Radeon HD 7570 which I hear is the same thing as the Radeon HD 6570


    If there's any other info you guys need, let me know please. I will try to provide as much as I can.


    Thanks in advanced,



  4. Lion supports both 32- and 64-bit.


    2GB is a bit too little for today's standards, you will definitely see an improvement if you do the upgrade.


    I practically started hackintoshing with Mountain Lion and have no other Mac experience otherwise, so you should better wait for others to reply.


    Check your motherboard's vendor page and look at the specifications. I know that Mountain Lion supports AD1984 and AD1988 natively, you might even be lucky. Otherwise I'm sure there must be some patched AppleHDA around for you.

    Thank you, the upgrades will be done soon enough. What Mountain Lion distro did you use out of curiosity? Because I may use Mountain Lion instead.

  5. Hi, you should find out the exact model of your audio chipset.


    I can't say much about the video card but I'm pretty sure the HD 7570 despite its name belongs to the HD 6000 series and is the same as the HD 6570. You should find out if it is supported by Lion.

    Under Windows 8 the graphics card is listed under the 7000 series but I'm not too sure. You can only get them in prebuilt computers (friend sent it to me). As for the sound card, I can't get the Windows 8 reading right now but when I installed XP I downloaded the drivers listed as "Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated Audio, v., A22" but somewhere along the line it was named SoundMax something or other.

    Which OS X Lion distribution would you recommend? And is two gigs of RAM enough? If not, it'll have to wait till I get the 4 gigs hopefully. Lion has 64 bit support correct?

  6. So I figure now that I'm finally upgrading my PC, I'd like to come back to this forum and see if anything's changed.

    I happen to be looking for some SoundMax audio drivers, these were unfortunately not available at the time of my original Hackintosh thus the experience wasn't enjoyable for me. I've since upgraded my GPU not requiring ATI Radeon x300, but now requiring AMD Radeon HD 7570 (note the HD part, it's not the original 7570 and is actually a good GPU, I hear anything else 7000 would work :) ).


    So out of curiosity, has anyone happened to have found drivers for those? My goal would be to get a dual boot of Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.7 running. What would be a good start for the Lion installation? And as for other specs, everything else seemed to work out of the box but the ethernet was a little iffy (when I did my XP installation years ago, I downloaded the driver for the "Intel ® PRO/100 VE Network Connection, v., A00").


    As for other specs, I've got a Pentium 4 Dual core at 2.8 ghz with 2.25 gigs of RAM (soon to change to 4 gigs probably) and right now I've got a 70 gig hard drive but that'll change soon to a 500 gig. (I'd like to get it partitioned off so that i can have 420gb for Windows and 80 for OSX)


    Any suggestions? Places to start? :)


    Thanks in advanced,



  7. So, I'm running Mac OS X snow Leopard in VirtualBox and I got everything working pretty well. Slow downs here and there, but it's VirtualBox. I successfully updated it to 10.6.8 and had to force edit PLists to get a good resolution. Now, I'm wondering, how can I get proper drivers for it? I mainly want to do this so that I can test Minecraft type things (like say I fork something like InsideJob and I want to test if it works or not) and also, to get the sexy transparent menubar. Whenever i run minecraft, I get an LWJGL/OpenGL sort of bug and I'm not quite sure how to fix it.


    In addition, the App Store is very slow and Im thinking graphics might help a little =P


    So, if you guys need anything else about the computer besides the following information, let me know below


    Compter: Lenovo IdeaCentre

    Intel Pentium Dual Core 3.2 ghz

    4 gb of ram (~3.7 usable)

    Intel Express Chipset (Allocated 128 mb along with 3D and 2D acceleration)

    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/~20gb Alloated for an Ubuntu 11.04 partition


    I really hope you guys can help me, I'm not expecting to be able to play Minecraft on super duper settings with decent FPS but I at least want to be able to play it with all the settings turned down and at least get 25 FPS just to test =)


    Thanks in advanced, Mike


    PS, I used LeoHazard 10.6.2 as my install base and updated it to 10.6.8 =P

  8. Ahah! I think that Voodoo 9.7 kernel would solve my problem. I'm going to go ahead and try it and get back to you. Is there some way to make like a system backup from like a simple CD that doesn't take long to install? I don't feel like sitting through the installation again if it doesn't work =/

  9. Hi there.


    Well, I used to be a Mac user two years ago, then switched to Linux, now I use FreeBSD. But next to me, there is a computer which has to be hackintoshed. So here are some questions:

    What made you switch to Linux/FreeBSD? There are some pretty nice Linux distros but none that compare to Mac OS X Lion/Snow Leopard

  10. Okay bumping this one 'cause I don't wanna start another one and I can't figure out how to delete this one lol.


    I just downloaded Kalyway 10.5.2 and I was wondering a few things

    A. What kexts should I install?

    Hardware: Dell Dimension 4700, Intel Pentium 4 Dual Core 2.8 ghZ processor, ATI Radeon x300 GFX and a Soundmax integrated audio

    P.S., I'm a complete noob

    and B: After install, how would I go about updating to the newest Leopard release, 10.5.8? Anyone who can help me with this and get everything nice will definately be credited if I'm able to make a video about it. Thanks in advanced, Mike

  11. Hey just a quick question. I'm running ToH Leopard 10.5 recently reinstalled (lol) and I was wondering how I would go about updating to 10.5.8. I need this so I can run Java 6 and, I want Apple to stop buggin' me to update. when i did try updating through software update, it resulted in a Kernel panic. Would an [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD solve this problem? Thanks in advanced,



  12. Hey, I'm Luigifan aka MrMiketheripper. Minecraft LPer, Mac lover. Unfortunately, I don't own a Mac =c.


    My PC's specs are: Dell Dimension 4700, ATI Radeon x300 Graphics Card, SoundMAX Audio Card, 2.256 gigs of RAM, 70 gig hard drive partitioned 60 gigs Windows XP, 10 gigs Ubuntu 11.10. 18.5 inch widescreen monitor.

    Imo, I have a pretty good setup but I want Mac OS X. So, I've come here for some help. I'm using the Leohazard 10.6.2 install DVD but I cannot figure out what kexts to install. If anyone could help, I'd be especially grateful.


    Anyway, I enjoy playing games such as Minecraft and Terraria. I've coded a cracked Terraria launcher for Windows in Visual Basic. I enjoy coding in my free time with Visual Basic (I'd love to learn Java).


    Yep, that's about it for me.