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I am going crazy, I have my Lifehacker Build 3 Hackintosh up and running but I cannot clear the hardware compatibility warning to run Final Cut Pro. I am very new to building computers in general so getting to this point has been quite an accomplishment for me. I followed the steps very carefully an I cannot find a step that I missed.


I have been sifting through many hackintosh websites looking for an easy to understand guide to editing my processor and graphics card settings to allow me to proceed but I am either buried in a language I cannot understand or I find vague references to processes and techniques I am not aware of.


Here is what is installed:

Antec Sonata III Case with 500W Power Supply

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 01G-P3-N959-TR Video Card

Intel Core i7-860 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory x 2


Here is what my Hackintosh shows under "about this mac":


Hardware Overview:


Model Name: Mac Pro

Model Identifier: MacPro3,1

Processor Name: Intel Core i7

Processor Speed: 2.94 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 4

L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB

L3 Cache: 8 MB

Memory: 8 GB

Processor Interconnect Speed: 4.8 GT/s

Boot ROM Version: [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url].tonymacx86.com

SMC Version (system): 1.30f3

Serial Number (system): G88451235J4

Hardware UUID: F90B207A-CB6E-54B5-BF5B-08D2FFDB570D



GeForce 9500 GT:


Chipset Model: GeForce 9500 GT

Type: GPU

Bus: PCIe

Slot: Slot-1

PCIe Lane Width: x16

VRAM (Total): 1024 MB

Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)

Device ID: 0x0640

Revision ID: 0x00a1

ROM Revision:


VGA Display:

Resolution: 1400 x 1050 @ 75 Hz

Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Rotation: Supported

Philips 220SW:

Resolution: 1440 x 900 @ 75 Hz

Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Rotation: Supported


I would be sooooo grateful for any help that anyone can share with me,



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