The Best Hackintosh Laptops of 2012 - For Mountain Lion It's very difficult to find a laptop that can easily be turned into Hackintosh. As mentioned in our Hackintosh compatibility guide, most laptops aren't good Hackintoshes, because the compact design of laptops makes it very difficult to replace non-compatible parts. With this in mind, I've compiled a list of Hackintosh-compatible laptops, all of which can run OS X Mountain Lion without the need to replace any hardware. LATEST UPDATE (APRIL 18, 2014): Check out our updated list, The Best Hackintosh Laptops of 2013-2014. HP ProBook 4530s ($500-$950) What You Get: The HP ProBook 4530s is a standard sized laptop with a 15.6-inch screen, and a pretty great keyboard. Hackintosh Ability: The ProBook 4530s is pretty much the gold standard of Hackintosh laptops. Unlike most laptops, setting up Mac OS X on the ProBook 4530s is pretty easy. However, even once you get Mountain Lion working, not everything is perfect. Resources: Guide to Installing Mountain Lion on HP Probook | Forum | FAQ
Rainmeter - Encoded v1.2.3 by ~lilshizzy on deviantART How Do I Upgrade My Hackintosh to Mac OS X Lion? I think (I mean logically) all you should have to do is follow these steps, but when you go to Install Lion, just point to a clean partition for it to install on. You should be able to follow the instructions for a standard Snow Leopard Hackintosh install but using the Lion cd (see Lifehacker how-to) and iBoot. Also: manners much, how about saying please? @belgium @ashilm Please stop talking about things you don't know anything about. You are spreading misinformation. It is NOT POSSIBLE YET to install Lion with iBoot and MultiBeast. However the great developers of Kakewalk have a solution! I encourage you to go to [kakewalk.se] and check out their compability list. Almoste all Gigabyte motherboards are compatible. If you have any questions there are loads of resources on insanelymac.com forums.
CustoMac It's an amazing time once again to build a computer. Intel's "Ivy Bridge" CPUs alongside with the latest motherboards are the fastest and most compatible consumer components we've ever tested. There is native support for Thunderbolt, NVIDIA GeForce 6xx "Kepler" graphics cards, and Ivy Bridge in OS X Mountain Lion 10.8. On the pro front, Apple hasn't updated their Mac Pro since 2010, but Intel's "Sandy Bridge-E/EP" has native kernel support. Socket 2011 CPUs are available in quad core, hexacore, and octacore (Sandy Bridge-EP Xeon only) options. Maximum RAM on single socket LGA-2011-based motherboards is 128 GB, making the platform ideal for tasks that need extra headroom. For maximum ease of use with tonymacx86.com guides and methods, we put together some general hardware recommendations. Ivy Bridge CustoMac Budget Build A powerful desktop build with budget-minded parts and no graphics card. Ivy Bridge CustoMac Pro Build Socket 2011 CustoMac Pro Build Operating System Gigabyte Motherboards
HACKINTOSH.ORG | Macintosh discussion forums - Index ObjectDock - Animated Dock for your Shortcuts and Widgets WinCustomize Personalize your dock with downloadable skins. System Requirements Windows 8/7/Vista 10.7.4 Power Management and Sandy Bridge CPUs It's been a week since the 10.7.4 update, and an issue has cropped up with Core i5 and i7 Sandy Bridge CPUs. As part of this release, Apple updated the power management drivers. These new drivers are effecting performance, as some CPUs are stuck at a 16x multiplier, thus limiting them to a maximum clock speed of 1.6 GHz. When we discovered the issue, we released a temporary workaround on the tonymacx86.com forum while working on a permanent solution. The Secondary System Description Table or SSDT is a continuation of the Differentiated System Description Table, or DSDT, allowing the the motherboard manufacturer or OEM to provide the base support in one table (DSDT) and add smaller system options in other tables (SSDT). The Chimera bootloader will either read the SSDT from the motherboard's BIOS/UEFI, use the SSDTs generated by boot keys provided by the MultiBeast UserDSDT boot.plist, or a user provided SSDT. For discussions on this and other topics, register today at tonymacx86.com!
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