Hackintosh prime

Once in the past I built a so-called Hackintosh, OS X running on PC hardware. I’ve started doing that again, only this time using vanilla Snow Leopard. I had to get a new motherboard in order to pull this off. I’m using a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P (rev. 1.6). It’s a very well supported motherboard, mostly because it uses the intel P45 chipset, but also because of the network and sound chips it uses. Here’s a link to the board.

And here’s a link to the page that had instructions for installing using an un-modified Snow Leopard disc.

Everything works: sound, network, sleeping… I haven’t had any crashes yet. The only part that doesn’t work (yet) is the “about this mac” window, which normally has system hardware stats.

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