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Hi I'am new in here, well i just wanna find out dat is it possible OS X to install on odinary Intel Xeon processor??????? And does any one ever tried???? Please let me know and how to do it

 

 

 

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http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL_10.4.7#:Xeon

this example didn't work but check the rest of the wiki i'm sure there are examples there of working or non-working processors

 

http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph....4.6#Processors

 

working xeons are listed here at the bottom of the processor list. also check if your processor is atleast sse2 and hopefully sse3. SSE2 is a must though

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Hi I'am new in here, well i just wanna find out dat is it possible OS X to install on odinary Intel Xeon processor??????? And does any one ever tried???? Please let me know and how to do it

Thanks Fellas!

 

I hope two points are clear enough:

 

1)You'll need a hacked version of OS X

2)When it comes to compatibility the motherboard is more important than the CPU.

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yes i do have OS X 10.4.6 Goatseck, the thing is that i have successfully install on

 

Mobo:Asus,945

Intel P4 HT,3GHz

RAM:512MB,DDR2

hard drive : 40 Gb

 

more over i want to know more on installing on Intel Xeon processor???????

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The single-socket 30x0 series Xeons are simply Core 2's that have been re-labeled. To get a Xeon system working with OS X you'll really want to have Nocona or newer Xeons (think Prescott). The minimum will be Foster (think Willamette) or Prestonia (think Northwood). For Foster/Prestonia/Nocona/Irwindale/Paxville Xeons (any Xeon with a 400, 533 or 800mhz FSB) your best bet for compatibility will probably be an ASUS PC-DL or NCCH-DL or IWill DH-800 motherboard- all of these use the i875 chipset and are workstation boards so they'll have an 8x AGP slot. For newer Xeons (Dempsey/Woodcrest) and an x5000 chipset board you'll most likely enjoy excellent support as this is the platform that the Mac Pro is based on. Keep in mind that building a Woodcrest system will be orders of magnitude more expensive than putting together an older Netburst system- i5000 boards run at least $350 and the procs are at least $200 apiece. A PC-DL or NCCH-DL can be found for under $150 if you look around and it's common to see a pair of procs for under $200. You also won't need expensive FB-DIMMS or even registered memory. You could take a risk and pickup an E7520 board and you'd get PCI-e slots.

 

EDIT- to make things a bit more clear and to help identify-

Foster Xeons= any Xeon with a 400mhz FSB has SSE2 only

Prestonia= 533Mhz FSB, SSE2

Nocona= 800mhz FSB has SSE3

Paxville= Dualcore, 667 and 800mhz FSB, SSE3

Irwindale= 800mhz FSB, SSE3

Dempsey (50x0 series)= Dualcore, 667mhz FSB, SSE3

Woodcrest (51x0 series)= Dualcore, 1066 and 1333Mhz FSB, SSE3

Clovertown (53x0 series)= Quadcore, 1066 and 1333mhz FSB, SSE3

 

Woodcrests and Clovertowns will be the fastest as they're multicore *and* Core-based so they'll be lower power as well. Dempseys will offer a future upgrade path to Clovertown or Woodcrest and they're dirt cheap anymore. I'd stay away from Fosters (too slow, no SSE3) and Paxvilles (too expensive for what you get). Get a pair of Noconas if possible.

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I successfully installed Hacked ToH Leopard 9A581 on Dell PowerEdge SC1430, that has dual Xeon 3GHz

 

No Sound, No Internet , just plain Leopard

 

NEwork: BroadcomNX1 Gigabit card

Soundcard: Creative X-FI SB

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I have 10.5.2 running on a Dell PowerEdge SC1420 with Dual Dual-Core Xeons @ 3.0 GHz. EFIv8. Everything working beautifully. Only major problem was installing my 7300GT, but luckily I found a solution:

 

http://tkdan.com/SC420/

 

Nothing a blowtorch and a steady hand couldn't handle.

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this is so massively the wrong forum that its not even funny.

 

i dont know why you guys are even helping him.

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Xeon is a wide variety of cpus. The original poster is not around anymore, so waking up this thread was necessary?

 

Hewwwwwww, more than a year later here i am, running OS-X on my dual quad core xeon server board

 

anyone else here been sucessful with that?

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