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Success with Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 F8, ATI 6870


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Spent a week to get it installed.


A LOT of trials & errors, might as well document my experience for other's reference.


Originally I bought a Dell xps 8300, that was very straight forward to install with on board intel HD2000 graphics.


But the dell motherboard isn't compatible with galaxy 560 ti that I bought, so I ended up selling both and go custom build.


I was told that both ATI 6870 and gigabyte motherboard have excellent compatibility with hackintosh, so I went to microcenter and got


i5 2500k

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3

8 GB 1333mhz ddr3

His ATI 6870 1GB

antec 300 case

ocz 700W power supply


and reusing my seagate 250GB 7200rpm hard drive + dvdrw drive


Prepared [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] with a 8gb flash drive

Installed lion on 250GB.

Network and display on DVI1 works out of the box

DVI2 isn't detected for some reasons.


Ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 4.2.1


The correct combination to make audio works for me is

Drivers & Bootloaders

> Kexts & Enablers

> Audio

> Realtek ALC8xx

> ALC8XXHDR (checked)

> AppleHDA Rollback (checked)

> Non-DSDP HDAEnabler

> ALC889 (checked)


To get the second DVI to work, I have to run Chimera 1.7.0

after a reboot 2nd monitor is detected (no idea why installing a bootloader would make the 2nd display work)


At this point I have to use the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] USB stick to boot OS X, Chimera or any combination in [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] wouldn't make os x to boot off hard drive alone (always get a kernal panic)


After some more research on here there are a bunch of people having the same issues.

So I followed one of the methods they used - allocating a 8GB boot partition to install [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] on it.


So I reinstall os x again, this time after booting off [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] flash drive, in disk utility, I choose 2 partitions, making the first partition 8GB and allocating the rest to the 2nd partition, and install os x on the 2nd partition.


After os x finished installing, I copied the Lion dmg file to os x, mount it and ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to install it on the 8GB partition.


Finally I am able to boot os x without the usb stick.


phew, that's a lot of work!

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What is in your org.chameleon.boot.plist file? I have the same configuration MB and GPU and I have not been able to get the 2nd dvi port to work at all. What brand GPU card do you have. I've got the gigabyte version, GIGABYTE GV-R687OC-1GD.

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