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Has anyone gotten the Radeon HD 6850 working in Lion?

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After scouring the forums, I have found nobody posting about the 6850 in OS X Lion. It is a great card, and I really am hoping to get it working.


Also, if you've gotten it working in Snow Leopard, let me know!


Any responses are welcome :wacko:


Thank You

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a Sapphire 6850 works for me OOB for both Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and Lion.

I went for the Sapphire 6850 (and not another one or a stronger card)

because i was looking for a good balance between power ( do not care so much the power

consumption itself but the associated noise) and performance. Rewiews always

stated low noise for the Sapphire that's why I chose it, and I am

lucky with it.


No enabler needed, also use GraphicsEnabler=no in chameleon, so i is plain



Had some trouble with it on Lion initially (garbled screen in Safari and other apps) but that

was solved by disabling Quartz2DExtreme. AFAIK it is disabled by default anyway,

that probably why no one else had this problem, but I had enabled it earlier because

it did run fine with my previous card (a nvidia 8800GT).


So you should have fun with it.




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Thanks so much for the responses!


What install method did you guys use to get Lion on your machines? I'm wondering because I think the install method makes a difference with whether or not the card works OOTB. Maybe not though, I really don't know. Either way, I'm curious as to what install method you guys used.


Thanks again!

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What install methods did you use to get the Radeon HD 6850 working?


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I did not use a particular install method.

I was running SnowLeo with chameleon,

and I just ran the install from an install media,

which I created on an USB HDD from the

available tutorials in the internet.

Basically, you

- extract the plain Lion intstaller

- restore the image it contains to the USB HDD / Stick

=> at this point you have a bootable install media for updating any original mac.

=> now, add the hackintosh related stuff to that media:


- install the recent chameleon boot loader to the USB disk (that one for Lion)

- copy your DSDT.aml and possibly extra extensions to /Extra on the USB medium

- boot from that medium

- run Lion install

=> now you have Lion installed on your HDD. Because it is a Hackintosh, it cannot yet boot from that HDD, therfore

- again boot from USB medium

- install chameleon on your Lion HDD

- (if you did not upgrade a previous installation, install all required stuff in /Extra )



=> I did an update and had all stuff for /Extra already in place.


Though I did not follow the guide in every single step it was a very good reference for me

(in german language).



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Well, it works OOB, but the apps (Geekbench, DVD player) still crash! :(


Someone please share any info how to fix app crashes.

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