Archive for February 17, 2008

Hackintosh part 7

February 17, 2008 Leave a comment

GaragebandI had a play with Garageband yesterday to test the hackintosh audio input, and I’m happy to report the MIC input is working fine. I made myself a mono ¼ inch to stereo 3.5mm cable and plugged my bass straight into the computer. Nice clean sound, and like many other aspects of this build it just worked. Many forum reports say it’s possible to get the digital output working if you want surround sound, but I’m not concerned with that at the moment.

The other area I started experimenting in was overclocking. From the default 2.4Ghz of the Q6600 I am currently running at a stable 3Ghz using only the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. The CPU appears to be multiplier locked at 9x so the only way to increase the speed is to increase the FSB. I have mine at 333Mhz for 9×333=3Ghz. The GA-P35-DS3R bios has an option to automatically control CPU and chipset voltages so I didn’t have to worry about raising these to get the board stable. Read more…