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10.7.2 hackintosh/sandy bridge with essentials still not seen?

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Hi NG,


is there anybody having a 10.7.2 hackintosh with series 6 chipset where sound and sleep is working (near) vanilla?

I have tested now tow boards, P8Z68-V and ZAP68-D3 with no success. I have tested perhaps two days on each and I don't want to waste my time with it (hunting perl bytes or dsdt hacks). I guess it is the same situation like when 10.4.6 came out and it was a big step. It took a long time before people understood what really was going on with EFI-Boot e.t.c. So what changed this time? Can someone explain me what makes 10.6.8 and 10.7.2 so different? Also the chameleon bootloader seems to be outdated. Most modern disks have 4K-bocks and I was not able to boot from them.

Can we expect some efforts in the near future? Whats going on?


My Best



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"hunting perl bytes or dsdt hacks" is exactly what you need to do.


Get an appropriate DSDT, either from tony mac, DSDT editor, or edit one yourself. Find the speedstepper thread on insanelymac and follow its instructions and lastly use the perl edit to modify AppleRTC.kext and use Chameleon RC2.1 with C & P states enabled. Those four things will allow sleep to work in a 6 series chipset.


Depending on the DSDT you might also need to check the box in System preferences->Energy Saver for Start up automatically after a power failure/freeze.


Audio depends on the DSDT and and a patched AppleHDA.kext. You need to know what audio chip you have--for example ALC889. Then find an AppleHDA.kext for 10.7.x modified for ALC889 and make sure your DSDT has been edited to work with ALC889 as well.

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Can't we collect these steps for the mayor brands and boards?

I still have the the P8Z68-V LE. It has a ALC892.

For what exactly do I need the dsdt - HDEF-device?

The chipset runs without a dsdt.

Is there a board that can do audio and sleep without those modifications?

In the 10.7.2 HCL somebody stated that the Asus Maximus IV Gene-z most things work OB, but I don't believe it.

Do you mean that the four steps are needed for *all* boards having a series-6 chipset?

What I want to say is, if there is a board out there, that only needs one patch less I would buy it.

Thanx and best



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I have a P8Z68-V and sound works after patching AppleHDA.kext and system sleep and wakes fine after patching with Speedstepper. The only reason why my system doesn't autosleep is because of the dvd drive (known issue).


I feel my system is pretty rock solid and i get a 15000 geekbench score



Asus P8Z68-V

Intel i7 2600K oveclocked to 4.3Ghz

16GB DDR3 1600

ATI HD6850 (audio working over HDMI)

Samsung 830 256GB SSD

Apple bluetooth controller

Rosewill RC-401-EX PCI-X Gigabit NIC (works with native Apple drivers)

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CPU Intel i7-2600 3.4 GHz



RAM G.SKILL F3-12800CL-8GB SNIPER (2 slots, 1300MHZ)





OS LION 10.7.2


My system be able to use almost all hardware except bluetooth and sleep.

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Got it now nearly...

Found the BIOS mod to get it work with native AppleIntelCPUPowermanagement.

I guess speedstep is working

Found patch for USB3

Found VoodooHDA to get sound.

But I can't get the {censored} thing to sleep......

I goes to to sleep an ssst, sssst ,ssst tries to start again and fails.

No log no nothing.

I have the following messages

** AppleSMBusPCI::start failed to get acpi path for provider.

But I have that on a other machine under 10.6.8 too an it sleeps perfect.


Any hints?



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Got same sleep problem with P8Z68-V LX. Shuts down, starts up, shuts down, starts up and is completely dead. Never even enters sleep.

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