My new Hackintosh – Core i7 860 on GA – P55A – UD4P (v1)

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It took me some time, but after a lot of work and sweat, I am on a stable OSX (10.6.4) install on a Core i7 system. What a beast of a machine! I have it running stable, with an uptime of nearly eighteen days. The machine specs follow:-

  • Core i7 860 Quad Core @ 2.8 GHz
  • 4 8 GB DDR3 RAM @ 1600MHz
  • nVidia GEForce 9800GT (512 MB RAM)
  • 11.5 TB of HDDs (RAID-0)
  • Gigabyte GA – P55A – UD4P (version 1)
  • Creative X-Mod External Soundcard USB.

About the last part, I decided to circumvent the inevitable tussle with OSX and Sound cards, and just get the best external soundcard out there – the Creative XMod. Just plug it in, and it works out of the box. The proof is in the pudding. I am running in the 64 Bit mode, with 64 Bit KEXTs. A how-to will follow.


 

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