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Hackintosh part 4

February 12, 2008 Leave a comment

I finally had enough waiting yesterday and ordered the components for my hackintosh. And as if by magic 10.5.2 was released. I changed the motherboard from the GA-P35C-DS3R to the very similar GA-P35-DS3R. The only difference I can see is that the P35 board doesn’t support ddr3 memory, which I wasn’t interested in. I also ordered a 500Gb Sata hard drive. I paid the extra for AM delivery and started planning the build and OS install.
As expected, the parcel was delivered at 12:06. Why are these couriers never earlier than they have to be? An hour later the motherboard, CPU, fan and memory were installed in the CM stacker and the power went on. I was a bit nervous as this was the first time I had used a Core 2 quad, and they are tiny. Hard to believe there are four processors in there with a huge heatsink and fan sitting on top.

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Hackintosh Part 1

February 5, 2008 10 comments

It doesn’t look like the mac 10.5.2 update is landing anytime soon (i’m hoping that saying that triggers a quick release), with macrumors reporting that a new 9C30 seed was released to developers on Monday.

GA-P35C-DS3RRather than sit around waiting I have started planning my hardware purchase. First on the list is a motherboard, and the model I have settled on is the Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R. The whole GA-P35 family looks to be fairly popular with the hackintosh community, and most models are listed on the 10.5.1 hardware compatibility list here. The GA-P35C-DS3R supports the latest Intel 45nm processors, DDR2/DDR3 memory, 8 Sata ports and only needs a patch for the built in audio. I’m quite keen to use a Gigabyte motherboard with the Dual Bios feature, having used them for many of my computers. I only once killed a motherboard with a Bios update back in the days of floppy disk updates, and that was one time too many. Everything on this motherboard apart from the built in audio appears to work with no modification. The board is available for £72.56 from Aria, though I will of course shop around before ordering. Read more…