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I want to buy a motherboard to install the OS X86 so I can get all the Drivers installed with it. I been told that Asrock Motherbards are compatible but before I go ahead with asrock and buy it. I need to make sure which model ?

 

I been told that Asrock P4dual-915GL Socket 478 and Asrock 775Dual-915GL for socket 775 but it is hard to get hold of those two thosedays. I been told they been discontinued and they recomonded me with the other asrock. Could you people help me please.

 

I have two CPU's

P4 socket 478

P4 socket 775

 

and I found some other board models and I have writen then below Tell me if they are compatiable with OS x86:

 

 

1- Asrock p4 i65g socket 478

 

2- Asrock P4 i65gv socket 775

 

3- Asrock P4 conroe 865 socket 775

 

those 3 models I found them cheap and near a store where I live so easy to get could you please tell me if I can use them for os x86 and Drivers are compatiable with it ?

 

Please reply back people I really need your help

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the socket 478 P4 is unlikely to have SSE3 (tho its possible - i beleive there was ONE model of socket 478 P4 which had SSE3).

 

socket 775 is also more modern than 478, so i'd advise going with that.

 

as for the two 775 motherboards, neither are particularly modern - they only have AGP graphics expansion (they lack PCI-E graphics slots), only have DDR (rather than DDR2) and only have SATA-150 (rather than SATA-300).

 

that said, there's not THAT much to choose between them. the conroe board has Realtek ALC850 audio, whereas the other one has Cmedia 9761A - you'll need to look around the board or the HCLs (see the wiki) to check which is supported, if any.

 

they both have the same onboard LAN, which i think should be supported by OS X.

 

afaik the onboard video should work, but i dont think will give you Core Image or Quartz Extreme, nor resolution changing. some patching and hacking might get you some level of support, but you'd need at least a GMA900 to get any serious support. your best bet with either of these boards would be to buy an AGP X1600 card, or similar. have a look for the 'borisbadenov method' threads to see which ones are likely to work. some people (iirc) have had success with lesser cards such as the X1400 or X1300.

 

if it absolutely must be one of these boards, i'd go for the conroe one. if you could choose any board, i'd go for one with supported audio and lan, a PCI-E x16 graphics card slot, and a GMA900 or GMA950 onboard (if you dont want to buy a separate grahpics card).

 

hth.

 

 

EDIT: I just noticed you said you were recommended asrock. thats fine, but to be honest its the chipset, the onboard peripherals and the features you should base your decision on primarily - manufacturer should be secondary, if you're choosing hardware to be compatible with osx86. check out bofor's box thread : http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...c=7393&st=0, and his follow-on thread about a Core 2 Duo box: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...508&st=126#

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Thanks alot munky you are very kind. well I wana tell you something I Hope you will help me and save me headaches. all I want is to run Final cut Pro 5 on any of the motherboards that i told you about. which of the motherboards do you think will support Nvidia AGP For OS x86. Thanks alot

 

1- Asrock p4 i65g socket 478

Or

2- Asrock P4 i65gv socket 775

Or

3- Asrock P4 socket 775

or

4- Asrock P4dual-915GL Socket 478

or

5- Asrock 775Dual-915GL

 

 

 

So Munky you think The motherboard Asrock P4 conroe 865 socket 775

 

its driver will work with OS x86 ? Please reply back.

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Aivarz I have a PC with Asus P4S8000-X motherboard on it. Do you think OS X86 Will run on it ? and it will be fine ?

 

the image of the motherboard.

 

p4s8000.jpg

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I JUST purcahsed a ASUS P4S800D-X / SOCKET 478 myself last night on ebay, I have a p4 3.2ghz extreme cpu (1 meg cache and sse3), as soon as it comes in I will load up 10.4.8 and I will be happy to let you know.

Looking at all the components, it looks like it will be all fine. Standard chipsets which I see posts all over about making those pieces work, ac97 sound, 4 dimm slots.... all looks fine.

I'll keep you posted.

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@DJ BeaST

I don't know about ASUS P4S800D-X, it's on SIS chipset. My board uses Intel's 865., ICH5R southbridge. I got everything working except onboard NIC and my 6600GT on AGP. Network fix was skge.kext. QE/CI is now possible with titan.kext, though card it's still recognized as PCI (can't get it to work with agpgart). But anyway it's worth a try :hysterical:

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thank you Aivarz for your post. well as you said I will give it a try see what will happen . I hope i will get something :(.

 

I am still waiting for othe people reply and which motherboard they used and good one for Final cut pro 5 and video production :pirate2:. thanks alot all.

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Aivarz - as i said, there are a small number of socket 478 P4's with SSE3, but most are Northwood chips, which lack SSE3. i didnt want the dude to go spend his money on a 478 board only to discover his 478 P4 is a northwood and he'd be relegated to a world of SSE2 patching.

 

stick with 775 dude.

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Thank you munky Very kind of you and Thanks for your nice reply. Well you told me about the conroe See what I can do about that.

 

as I said I got a 478 CPU in hand and it is 3.2 GHz and I was thinking if I can find a Good motherboard that works with OS x86 and Final Cut pro I would save alot of money I hope you get what I am talking about. Thanks alot for your concern and your help and everybody here.

 

I will wait for your reply and everybody else too.

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@munky

I have to agree with you - s478 is history nowdays and if someone builds new system on Intel's components, it should be on s775. But as i said if DJ BeaST has s478 P4 and considering inexpensiveness of s478 P4 motherboards, it's worth a try. I also remember that when i built my system it was quite difficult to get Northwood P4 (actually i didn't manage to get one though i wanted to) there was only Prescotts and that was way back. Of course now i'm pleased that i have CPU with SSE3 as it's best for playing with OS X. I also dare to admit that my system is one of most OS X compatible desktop systems based on old components.

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Dear calmesal

 

where can I buy the P4Dual 915 GL they stoped selling it . do you know any website that sells it ? plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

 

and thank you so much Munky for your reply again bless you. and for the lovely work that you do for all the people here.

 

 

Aviraz thank you so much for your help too and bless you.

 

 

bubugugu thanks alot for your comments.

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Dear calmesal

 

where can I buy the P4Dual 915 GL they stoped selling it . do you know any website that sells it ? plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

 

and thank you so much Munky for your reply again bless you. and for the lovely work that you do for all the people here.

Aviraz thank you so much for your help too and bless you.

bubugugu thanks alot for your comments.

Unfotunatly this MB is more than ayear old. Just try to search on the net or e-bay like site you may get as a second hand. Or the simular ond with the 775 socket couse is newer.

 

Good luck!

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Unfotunatly this MB is more than ayear old. Just try to search on the net or e-bay like site you may get as a second hand. Or the simular ond with the 775 socket couse is newer.

 

I'd recommend to buy Intel branded mobo. I've recently purchased my D915GAG off ebay-like - it works perfectly, with GMA900 tweaking. However, now I'd choose i945 based mobo because of GMA950 (native x/vista support) - and it would be a top pick at the moment considering OSX.

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Thank you calmesal for your reply i guess i am unlucky lol but thanks for yoru support.

 

Thank you MichalK for your help

 

but when yo usaid i955 did you mean the picture below ?

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but when yo usaid i955 did you mean the picture below ?

 

Get the 945 mobo not the 955, see the list on http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/...op/chipline.htm :

 

Intel® Desktop Board D945GCL

Intel® Desktop Board D945GBO

Intel® Desktop Board D945GCZ

Intel® Desktop Board D945GNT

Intel® Desktop Board D945GPM

Intel® Desktop Board D945GRW

Intel® Desktop Board D945GTP

 

Look for mobo with G in its name, which will indicate integrated graphics. This will give you no problems with graphics for both osx/vista, and should be enough if you're not a gamer.

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Or get a gma3000 based board, they will be used in the new imacs (from i have heard), but you wont have an y drivers for them as of yet. But if you want near perfect compatibility, get a intel made 945G board

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Thanks MichalK. So you think those motherboards will defently will work with OS x86 ? and complatiable drivers.

 

 

 

Or get a gma3000 based board, they will be used in the new imacs (from i have heard), but you wont have an y drivers for them as of yet. But if you want near perfect compatibility, get a intel made 945G board

 

Thanks alot for your reply

 

well I am looking for the good motherboard and i will see about 945G

 

thanks alot again :construction:.

 

 

Guys do you have any Compatiable motherboard for CPU socket 478 ??? for OS x86 Plz it doesn't mater any brand intel or asrock just give me a model or anything so i can get it .

 

Guys do you have any Compatiable motherboard for CPU socket 478 ??? for OS x86 Plz it doesn't mater any brand intel or asrock just give me a model or anything so i can get it .

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Ok, I just got my motherboard in. I also just found out my 10.4.8 sse3 dvd was the old messed up one, so I am downloading the md5ed one now. Once downloaded I'll load er up and let you know!

 

 

thank you bobOki please do let me know what will happen with you. but i downloaded the 10.4.8 jas sse3 dvd but didn't try it ? do you think that will be a problem ? and what is md5ed plz

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