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will this dell be 100% compatible with hackintosh?

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i am on the dell website and i have chosen a desktop with these specs, will i have any trouble, or will it be 100% perfect hacintosh instalation?


cpu: Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core E5200 processor (2.5GHz, 800MHz, 2MB cache)

ram: 2048MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]

monitor: 18.5in S1909WN Widescreen Black UK/Irish (1366 x 768)

hdd: 250GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive

GPU: 256MB ATI® Radeon™ HD 3850 graphics card



thanks alot


if there are any problems with the hardware above, please post alternatives from dell website. thanks


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If you're really needing the machine to work as a Hackintosh, then built it yourself.


Making the huge assumption that some random Dell or other PC will just magically work as a Hackintosh is a silly gamble.


Unless you know the exact motherboard in the system, (that's what matters most, not the secondary components other than the graphics card) and what install method is best to use with it, there's simply no way of knowing if it will really work or not, other than to roll the dice.


Take a look at the HCL wiki- even known working boards have various quirks and issues, and obviously a select few work far better than the vast majority, and most PC motherboards in general don't work at all.

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