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Mac on PC? possible?

Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:39 pm

Hello, is it possible to install Mac OS on regular PC?
My Retarded machine:
AMD Athlon X2 3800+ in FOXCONN A78AX-K MOTHERBOARD plus FOXCONN 9600GT 512 GDDR3 with 2 GB 667 MHz RAM. 160GB IDE WD HARDISK & 320GB SATA WD HARDISK
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Re: Mac on PC? possible?

Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:49 pm

Yeah but it's just like my philosophy on drinking and driving: You can, but I wouldn't recommend it.
 
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Re: Mac on PC? possible?

Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:50 pm

Yes and no. Certain machines that are very close to 'real' Mac configurations can run OSX without too many changes. Most other machines can run one of the hacked-up versions (iatkos, tubgirl, etc) which are more or less OSX. Some machines with very different configs to any real Mac can't run anything like OSX.

Basically no. You can get close, but only with certain hardware.
Razorback - Arch-6430U - i7-3687U - 16GB - Intel HD4000
Rocinante - Ubuntu-E5530 - i5-3230M - 16GB - Intel HD4000
Donnager - Arch-M4800 - i7-4800MQ - 32GB - Intel HD4600/Quadro K2100M
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Re: Mac on PC? possible?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:19 pm

about getting close, what exactly do you mean? features?

my system is athlon X2 3800+, foxconn a78ax-k mobo, 2gb 667 ram, foxconn 9600gt 512, 160gb hd. is it ok?
My Retarded machine:
AMD Athlon X2 3800+ in FOXCONN A78AX-K MOTHERBOARD plus FOXCONN 9600GT 512 GDDR3 with 2 GB 667 MHz RAM. 160GB IDE WD HARDISK & 320GB SATA WD HARDISK
HUNTKEY 500W PSU, ALTEC LANSING VS4121 SPEAKER , LG DVD-RAM
 
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Re: Mac on PC? possible?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:23 pm

Generally the best-behaved Mac knockoffs have something similar to the following:

Core 2 Duo/Quad
Gigabyte P35 mobo (Gigabytes just seem to fare better, though Asus does OK)
Some ram (doesn't matter)
Hard disks, preferably SATA and in AHCI mode.
Best results seem to be with G92-based Nvidia cards and 3870/3850 ATI cards. The 9600GT is a particularly troublesome booger last I was reading.

So CPU no, mobo no, graphics no.

You have roughly 0% chance of getting a really representative OSX experience on your hardware. It'd be hacked ten ways from Sunday and probably buggy even then.

I'd say it's not a good idea at all.
Razorback - Arch-6430U - i7-3687U - 16GB - Intel HD4000
Rocinante - Ubuntu-E5530 - i5-3230M - 16GB - Intel HD4000
Donnager - Arch-M4800 - i7-4800MQ - 32GB - Intel HD4600/Quadro K2100M
Vargr - Arch-Vargr - i7-4790K - 32GB - Intel HD4600/GeForce GTX 970
 
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Re: Mac on PC? possible?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:54 pm

jsonting wrote:
about getting close, what exactly do you mean? features?

my system is athlon X2 3800+, foxconn a78ax-k mobo, 2gb 667 ram, foxconn 9600gt 512, 160gb hd. is it ok?


The features will be there (except for iLife in the case of iATKOS) but getting close is a matter of getting all of the hardware to work. Here is a list of hardware that is known to work:

http://www.efi-x.com/index.php?option=c ... ge=english
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Re: Mac on PC? possible?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:39 pm

It's also of questionable legality...
 
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Re: Mac on PC? possible?

Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:24 pm

Buy a legit copy of Leopard, stick one of the included Apple stickers on your PC (this part is important,) and then it's arguably legal. But still quite shaky.

But, it's still a real pain to do... I just scrapped a second attempt at getting Leopard running on this ThinkPad... I'll need an OSx86 installfest or something to get it installed. :lol:
 
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Re: Mac on PC? possible?

Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:29 am

jsonting wrote:
Hello, is it possible to install Mac OS on regular PC?



here's a guide to doing it

http://lifehacker.com/software/hack-att ... 321913.php
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Re: Mac on PC? possible?

Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:38 am

thanks Neverlift =)
My Retarded machine:
AMD Athlon X2 3800+ in FOXCONN A78AX-K MOTHERBOARD plus FOXCONN 9600GT 512 GDDR3 with 2 GB 667 MHz RAM. 160GB IDE WD HARDISK & 320GB SATA WD HARDISK
HUNTKEY 500W PSU, ALTEC LANSING VS4121 SPEAKER , LG DVD-RAM

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