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Hi, I have decided I need to run OSX alongside my windows install and I have a few options, although I don't know which are viable. My main desktop PC is an AMD Athlon X2 250 with 8GB of ram running on an Asus M5A78L-MLX v2 and a Radeon HD6670. I have tried to install iATKOS s3 on a VMware Workstation v9 virtual machine but it kept crashing. I also have an old Compaq Presario v5000 on which I have also tried to install iATKOS s3 but after instalation it kept telling me the pc had to reboot. I suppose my question is which option is the best one to persevere with? Idealy I would like access to Windows and OSX at the same time.


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AMD is difficult , I have never gotten OSX to install on AMD.

Pent 4 for Snow leo  and earlier

Intel duo core  for ML and maverick

Kalway 5.2 was the easiest install from DVD on P4 

only ML or later will install on a duo core , without a lot of work

I think Hazards Snow leopard probably your best bet for AMD

load windows first then Mac ,easier to f8 boot to Mac boot then select windows

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Redneck, Mountain Lion and Maverick will require a Core2Duo Intel CPU to run with the vanilla kernel.


Aethelstan, i have an Athlon II x2 250 running Mountain Lion (10.8.4) and i'm typing from it right now. But the system is very buggy on graphics site, so i wouldn't recommend it. The better OSX version for AMD machines is Lion, 10.7.5 - actually, it would run better then Windows 7. Your Compaq should be a little harder to setup, because laptops are always more troublesome, so invest your time on your desktop machine. Ask help here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285760-help-topic-further-help-in-chatosx86hulegacykernel-irc/


All the best!

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