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These are the hardware that I got

 

Motherboard: Asus M4A88MT-D EVO/USB3

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=umllTHNRm4IGqnbL

CPU: AMD Phenom x4 3.0 ghz

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX480

http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=015-P3-1480-AR

 

I have been using different versions like Snow Leo from Hazard, iDeneb, iPC. And none of them works. I think something has to do with AHCI but I don't even know what the heck it is

 

I would greatly appreciate if anyone could spend some time to advise.

 

Thanks!

 

- Thang

jeezcak3@gmail.com

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I think something has to do with AHCI but I don't even know what the heck it is

Start by reading your motherboard manual. Rule number one of Hackintosh Club is "know your hardware".

 

From a quick google:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Host...oller_Interface

 

http://www.intel.com/technology/serialata/pdf/rev1_1.pdf

 

"1.7 Theory of Operation

AHCI takes the basics of the scatter/gather list concept of Bus Master

IDE, and expand it to reduce CPU/software overhead and provide support

for Serial ATA features such as hot plug, power management, and

accessing of several devices without performing master/slave

emulation."

 

In other words, you will want this enabled, if possible. However, AHCI mode is not *required* in order to install OS X, it depends on what SATA controller you have and what drivers are available for it. And of course the BIOS setting.

 

From looking at your motherboard specs and then typing SB850 in the search, I'd say this is your next stop: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=230950

 

Your GTX 480 will work (use the search to find the Fermi thread, it has a modified version of Chameleon + nvidia drivers) but there's no CUDA support, an annoying VSYNC issue and performance is half that of a 9800GTX+. Hopefully Nvidia will release some new drivers soon now that the Fermi based Quadros are out.

 

I hope my hints are clear.

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