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Dell XPS 8500

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Hi! I'm new here. This is my branded PC which I bought recently on Dell online. Specs are as follows:


CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40 GHz, 8MB

Motherboard Chipset: Intel Panther Point H77 (Ivy Bridge)

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640

Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz

Wireless: Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) <-- Wired is also ok for me

Hard Disk: 1TB 7200 RPM SATA

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


I have retail Snow Leopard and Lion. Are they compatible? If not, any suggestions for other distros?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I've installed Mountain Lion with retail dmg. Motherboard and Graphics card are supported natively :thumbsup_anim: .

Need help on Sleep issues though :hammer:

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replaced NullCPUPowerManagement with a patched AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext

have to rollback AppleACPIPlatform.kext after updating to 10.8.2

now running OSX 10.8.2 on my XPS 8500 very well :D

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Got a more recent XPS8500, with this specs:


Intel H77 LGA 1155 Motherboard

Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor (3.40 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.90 GHz)

16Gb RAM

2GB AMD Radeon HD 7870 (DVI, HDMI, VGA)


I know ATI card is unsupported but I read somewhere that the Intel Motherboard has and Intel GMA integrated and usable with OSX, ¿is there any guide or tutorial to follow and get

a vanilla/retail installation?


Thanks in advance.

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