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Have been shopping around for some new PC parts and want to make sure that they are OSX compatible....


Motherboard is that last item and I have been eyeing this one due to needing 3 PCI-E slots.


Will the NIC and sound be reconised by OSX?


Sound is SoundMAX AD1988B


NIC is Marvel Yukon

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I have this board up and working more or less. For graphics, I had to use an ATI card in order to get working drivers with QE/CI. I am using the ATI X1600 Pro with VGA connection. For networking, I had to download and install the skge.kext - just search for the Marvell Yukon driver on this forum. For Audio, it sortof works. I deleted AppleHDA.kext and modified AppleAzaliaAudio.kext to point to 1988B codec (0x11d4198b) and modify AzaliaAudio.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleAzaliaController.kext/Contents/Info.plist - IOPCIPrimaryMatch to 27b88086 (ICH7). This enabled audio output, but no input and doesn't seem to work with quicktime yet. I'm still trying to track that issue down. Not sure why iTunes and normal sounds work but no sound out of Quicktime...


Best of luck.


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OK - solved the no audio in Quicktime issue - just needed to reinstall quicktime. Everything appears to be working now. Here's the system configuration for reference:



Conroe 6700 (2.6G) overclocked to 3.3GHz, stock voltage

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro heatsink

2GB DDR2-667 5-5-5-15, stock voltage

ATI Radeon X1600 Pro 512MB PCIe, 3.2 neopheus installer

built in Marvell Yukon networking (on bottom port, using skge.kext)

built in Azalia Audio using ADI1988B codec 11d4198b, ICH7 port address 27d88086

Raptor WD1500 10K RPM SATA boot drive

NEC DVD-RW drive

JaS 10.4.6 OSx86, SSE3

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That's really good to know - looking forward to buy the P5W64.

Had any other issues with this board? Does the firewire work?


I'm building a DAW (digital audio workstation). I already have the M-Audio ProjectMix I/O console, and willing to buy the Apple Logic software if it'll work.

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So i have this board and can say follow:


- Sound is working with AppleHDAPatcher V1.13 (only stero out and Digital out)

- LAN is working with SKGE.kext

- Graphicscard are working (for me 7800GTX)

- S-ATA and IDE is working perfectly

- Firewire is working perfectly

- USB 2.0 is working perfectly


- Only Standbymode is not working.... go to sleep ok... but no awake... only reboot!

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@TECH_ATTACK: thanks man. I still haven't bought the damn thing, because I wasn't sure if everything would work - now I do, so ... now I'm going for it.


Can you please tell me which processor do you use?

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My Hackintosh: Kalyway 10.5.2 OK and iATKOS v7 10.5.7 (iATKOS_v7.iso) + Update to 10.5.8 OK

MB: ASUS P5W64 WS Professional FireWire: OK, Audio: Intel High Definition Audio (ADI 1988B) PARTIALLY, Southbridge: 1 xUltraDMA 133/100 OK, 4 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports OK, Network: Marvell 88E8052 OFF BIOS, Marvell 88E8001PCI-E OK

CPU: Intel Q9300 OK

Ram: 2x2Gb DDRII 800 OK

Video: Asus 8800 GTS 512Mb (2 Monitors NEC 225wnx, Samsung 2232bw) OK

HDD: SATA WD 750Gb (WDC WD7500AAKS), OK, SATA WD 200Gb (WDC WD2000JD), OK, SATA Segate 750Gb (ST3750330AS), OK


Bluetooth: D-Link DBT-122 OK

UPS: Back-UPS BR 800 OK

Keyboard: Apple Keyboard Aluminium OK


hazard 10-5-6 or 10-5-7 dont remeber work

XXXx 10-5-6 or 10-5-7 dont remeber work


iPC 10-5-6 or 10-5-7 dont remeber work

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