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Hi all,

 

Before I am gonna start asking questions, I will explain my current situation.

 

I am the proud owner of a MacBook Pro 15" i5. I bought it, so I could bring it on vacation. After the 4 weeks of vacation, I came back as an OSX addict :rolleyes:. I love my MBP, and I can't stand my Windows PC anymore. So here it comes: I would like to install OSx86 on this PC.

 

The thing is: I don't have a clue where to start. So it would be really helpfull when you guys pointed me in the right direction.

 

My hardware:

GA-EP45-DQ6

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66GHz

ATI Radeon HD4870 512MB

4GB DDR2 Ram

Dualscreen: 2x21".

 

I also read that you can't use the CD which you get with your Mac to install OSx86. I am talking about the gray one. Is this true?

 

So, the question is: Where do I start, and what do I have to do.

 

I hope I gave you guys enough info, and thanks for helping in advance!

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The OS X grey disk only works for the computer it came with unfortunately so you either have to go out and buy a copy of OS X or download one from the internet.

 

Please visit the link below. It takes you to the tested hardware section for Hackintoshes. For 10.6.3 I saw three GA-EP45 motherboards but none of them DQ6. A good start would be determining if you want 10.5 or 10.6 and figuring out which installation method is best and what kexts you may need later down the road. Unfortunately, it is very difficult for a person to analyze a system and determine the best method of approach unless they have a similar system so take a look at the list and base your own approach on those of other people.

 

Scroll down to the Hardware section

 

http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

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The OS X grey disk only works for the computer it came with unfortunately so you either have to go out and buy a copy of OS X or download one from the internet.

 

Please visit the link below. It takes you to the tested hardware section for Hackintoshes. For 10.6.3 I saw three GA-EP45 motherboards but none of them DQ6. A good start would be determining if you want 10.5 or 10.6 and figuring out which installation method is best and what kexts you may need later down the road. Unfortunately, it is very difficult for a person to analyze a system and determine the best method of approach unless they have a similar system so take a look at the list and base your own approach on those of other people.

 

Scroll down to the Hardware section

 

http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

 

Thanks!

I'll stop by an Apple Store today to pick up a retail copy.

 

About the hardware: I noticed that my mobo wasn't on the list, though i did find a few topics saying it should work:

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=186674

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=77165

 

However, the second one dates from 2007, so I think I'm going to follow the first tutorial. I hope it is going to work!

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