Posts Tagged ‘audio’

10.5.7 on Hackintosh

May 16, 2009 3 comments


My main hackintosh is now updated to 10.5.7, using the 10.5.7 update dmg downloaded from the Apple web site. I could have used the Software Update install method which has worked just as well for the past couple of updates, but I have three machines to install on so it makes sense to download once. There appear to be no issues following the update, just the usual replacement of files that the update overwrites. Read more…

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…