This card should run OOB on hackintosh 10.7.x, and 10.8.x computers, however, not in my case :). If u put GraphicsEnabler=No, as somebody described in some tutorial, everything seems to work perfect, until you try to use DVD, or some software like Ableton or Resolume, or most of the games which crashes instantly. I think that the problem is in ATI d-sub connector, there are also a DVI and HDMI connectors on this card (you should use DVI connector), so probably OS X have a problem with d-sub which is not used any more on mac computers…
This is very easy hackintosh install tutorial which shows how to install OSX 10.7.1 64bit on a Gigabyte GA EP41-UD3L mainboard and update to OS X 10.7.2. Tutorial should work on another Gigabyte motherboards as well, with same or different drivers selection which depends on your mother board hardware specs… Continue reading Installation of OS X 10.7.1 Lion 64bit on Gigabyte GA EP41-UD3L Updated via software update to 10.7.2
method: iAtkos s3 ver2 10.6.3
( this method also works for Toshiba Satellite M100 PSMADA 01E00D, BIOS version 5, and probably with other m100 models )
Toshiba m100-165 PSMA1E hardware specifications:
MOBO: Mobile Intel Calistoga i945PM.
MOBO integrated Graphics adapter: Ati mobility radeon x1400 256mb (PCI ven 1002 dev 7145 ( QE/CI enabled, 1280×800)).
MOBO integrated Lan:Intel pro/100 vm (pci ven 8086 dev 1093).
MOBO integrated Audio: Realtek high definition audio ALC861 (ven 10EC dev 0861).
MOBO integrated Wireless: Intel pro/wireless 3945ABG (pci ven 8086 dev 4222) (not working).
CPU:Intel core duo T2300 1.66 GHz 2MB L2 Cache, FSB 677MHz.
RAM: 3g pc6400 2+1 DDR 2 800MHz memory (usually this laptop comes with only 512Mb of RAM(pc4200), u should upgrade this for snowleo, mobo supports up to 4GB…).
Continue reading Installation of OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard on Toshiba Satellite M100-165 PSMA1E
This tutorial shows how to install 32bit OS X 10.6.3 on a Gigabyte GA P35-DS3P main board and update to OS X 10.6.7 with Pentium D processor (Pentium D processor and NVIDIA 7200GS are the reason why installation should be 32 bit and not 64 bit (owners of dual core or quad core processor and NVIDIA 8xxx cards or later can follow this tutorial and install it with legacy 64 bit vanilla kernel))
method:DVD iAtkos s3 ver2 10.6.3
iAtkos s3 ver2 10.6.3 iso image (search torrents) – and burn on DVD
OS X 10.6.7 Combo Update http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1361/en_US/MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.7.dmg
MOBO: Gigabyte GA P35-DS3P
MOBO Integrated Sound: Realtek ALC889A (works with voodoo HDA)
MOBO Integrated Network: Realtek 8111B chip (works OOB)
CPU: PENTIUM D 930 SL88S 3GHz (works with 32 bit qoopz kernel)
Graphic Card: NVIDIA 7200GS 256MB (works after editing com.apple.Boot.plist file, 32 bit only, not supported by Mountain Lion 10.8 which is 64bit only! )
HDD: Seagate 80GB SATA
DVD±RW: SONY OPTIARC AD-7260S, 24x, SATA, Dual layer
RAM: 2 x 1GB Kingston
Monitor should be conected via DVI, not D SUB, must use SATA HDD AND SATA DVD (not ATA), Mouse and Keyboard should be connected via USB…
In this tutorial you can find out how to install retail OS X 10.6.3 64bit on a Gigabyte GA EP41-UD3L main board and update to OS X 10.6.7 64bit with NVIDIA 8400GS graphic card (should work on other NVIDIA models)
method: Retail DVD (dual layer) installation
Files you will need:
retail OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 (you can buy it cheap from http://www.apple.com/macosx/ or search torrents and download free)
GA EP41-UD3L EXTRA PACK – download from here or from here.
MOBO: Gigabyte GA EP41-UD3L
MOBO integrated Lan: RTL8111C/D(L) (works with linx2mac driver)
MOBO integrated Audio: Realtek ALC888(works with voodoo HDA 2.7.2 driver)
Graphic card: NVIDIA 8400gs (works after editing com.apple.Boot.plist file, check osx86 project for other compatible graphic cards )
CPU: any core2duo or core2quad processor
SATA DVD ROM (Dual Layer) ROM
I would recommend you at least 2GB of memory but you can probably do it with 1GB or even less
This tutorial shows default Mac OS X Snow Leopard installation, everything is more less the same for Lion and Mountain Lion, just a slightly different changes in a design.
This is basic and default way to install OS X on Mackintosh machines (installing boot loader and after install procedures are not included cause this is only needed for Hackintosh computers)
So, first boot your copy of a retail DVD, or USB installation media with OS X on it.
When installation screen appears you will have to select your language and proceed to the next step.
Continue reading HOW TO INSTALL OS X Snow Leopard