Installing OSX on a PC?

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  1. Brydo666's Avatar

    Brydo666 said:

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    Ive seen a few guides online about installing OSX on a PC.

    Anyone on here done it? Was going to give it a shot for a play about.

    Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Mobo
    nVidia 8800GT
    Q6600
    3GB DDR2 667Mhz

    How would it run in comparison to a similar iMac? I'd be using it with my Dell 24" display.

    Any feedback appreciated.
     
  2. Thrush's Avatar

    Thrush said:

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    hackintosh's are good machines but can be fussy on components.

    Do a search on google for hackintosh machines.
     
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    dpSparhawk said:

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    I'd also be interested in the info. have OSX that I'd like to try on my Core2duo / 4GB RAM machine here.
     
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    maltloaf said:

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    traditionally the closest to mac chipsets were always the easiest to get working properly.

    intel cpu, intel chipset, gma900 graphics, broadcomm wireless etc etc. there are workarounds to get loads of bits of kit working however loads of the stuff dotted about the web is now out of date.

    Check the wiki's for hardware compatibility and make sure its for the version of osx that you are looking at using.
     
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    Hodge20001 said:

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    i was thinkin of doin one, but there not as reliable as a normal mac so didnt, i just went an got a imac
     
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    Brydo666 said:

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    Cheers for the replies.

    Have downloaded a Kalyway DVD... Going to try and amend my current partition state and dual boot with XP tomorow.
     
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    blaggard said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrush View Post
    hackintosh's are good machines but can be fussy on components.

    Do a search on google for hackintosh machines.
    Alternatively do a search on hackint0sh.org
    If at first you don't succeed.....redefine success. . . .

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    crashtestmac said:

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    I tried this for ages and in the end got right fucked off had had to just buy a real one.....

    And yes it is worth it...
     
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    blaggard said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestmac View Post
    I tried this for ages and in the end got right fucked off had had to just buy a real one.....

    And yes it is worth it...

    Damn right!
    If at first you don't succeed.....redefine success. . . .

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    Brydo666 said:

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    Well I tried this morning and had no luck, I think its a combination of having an nforce chipset and no option for AHCI.

    I'm advertising my PC for an iMac... Wonder if anyone will swap.
     
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    crashtestmac said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris B View Post
    Well I tried this morning and had no luck, I think its a combination of having an nforce chipset and no option for AHCI.

    I'm advertising my PC for an iMac... Wonder if anyone will swap.
    Good luck with that....







    You will need it....
     
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    Brydo666 said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestmac View Post
    Good luck with that....







    You will need it....
    I'd be including a 2 month old Dell 24" monitor too.
     
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    fin23 said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestmac View Post
    I tried this for ages and in the end got right fucked off had had to just buy a real one.....

    And yes it is worth it...

    Hmm seems apple is doing something right.. I too am leaving the windows realm

    Been playing with my mate brand new macbook pro for an hour today and although its allback to fron and upside onw, it seems to just do stuff right.

    I tried running OSX on my PC setup too, installed and would boot to the OSX logo then hang.

    Student discount time 15% off when buying a pro.. ]

    I have a dell XPS laptop for sale.. 6 months old
     
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    blaggard said:

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    Do you really need the Pro? unless it's for audio or video production it's worth considering a Macbook, the intel ones are very quick!
    If at first you don't succeed.....redefine success. . . .

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    Thrush said:

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    I love my last gen macbook love it to death.

    I still use my computer for downloads/converting but the mac for everything else... which is surfing the web
     
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    blaggard said:

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    Ye canna wacka Mac!
    If at first you don't succeed.....redefine success. . . .

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    fin23 said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaggard View Post
    Do you really need the Pro? unless it's for audio or video production it's worth considering a Macbook, the intel ones are very quick!
    I use my XPS at present for cs3 and design stuff - Adobe tend to make hungry programs..


    Bloody pricey though...
     
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    crashtestmac said:

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    I have heard on the grape vine that there will be a sale on apple kit this friday. Not sure what the score is but worth a look.

    Crash
     
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    Brydo666 said:

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    Wish someone would buy my PC! Argh!
     
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    casio said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestmac View Post
    I have heard on the grape vine that there will be a sale on apple kit this friday. Not sure what the score is but worth a look.

    Crash
    thats the black friday discounts in the us m8 i dont think we'll get the same savings, also think on macworld is in jan so anything you buy now (with the exclusion of the mbp and the updated mb) could be up for a refresh in 2 months (mac mini is my bet and the obligatory ipod)