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« on: August 20, 2014, 03:00:05 AM »

iATKOS S3 Hardware Compatibility

Postby uphuck ยป 29 Nov 2012 05:49 am
Hardware Compatibility Information of iATKOS S3 (Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3):

- Intel Celeron D and newer processors are supported.
>> Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs are not supported (Core i3/i5/i7 2xxx-3xxx) <<
Celeron D / Pentium D / CoreDuo / Atom / Core2Duo / Core2Quad / 1st Generation Core i3, i5, i7 / Xeon 3xxx, 5xxx, 6xxx

- Some of the AMD CPUs are supported (Athlon and newer).

- Please read with attention and do not continuously ask questions about your motherboard compatibility.

- Simply, chipsets from 945G to X58 are supported. Common chips are 945, 965, 975, P35, P43, P45, P55, G31, G41, G43 and X58.

- Besides the main chipset model, a motherboard has many components. Every component itself may or may not be compatible and even may be problematic for Snow Leopard. Also, BIOS of the motherboard may be problematic to run Snow Leopard. Because of these reasons, some motherboards will not be able to run this OS easily, some of them will need hard efforts in order to make it partially work and some of them will never run it.


- Intel Graphics GMA X3100, GMA950 and GMA900 is supported, the rest are not.

- nvidia vga cards from NV40 core to fermi series (only some of the fermi cards work on 10.6.3 and they need additional drivers/patches) are supported on 10.6.3 (NV40, NV41, NV42, NV43, NV44, G70, G71, G72, G73, G84, G86, G92, G94, G96, G98, C79, GT200, GT215, GT216, GT218, GF100, GF104, GF106, GF108, GF110, GF114, GF116, GF119).
This does not mean that all of them will work of course, but most of them will work with iATKOS S3.
Some of them will work with issues and some of them may not even work. You will have to try and see it yourself.
Simply, nvidia 6xxx/ 7xxx / 8xxx / 9xxx / 1xx / 2xx / 3xx and some of the fermi 4xx cards are supported.

- ATI HD 7xxx/6xxx/5xxx are not supported. Some of the HD 4xxx cards work with modified drivers and the users will have to take the additional steps to use such cards after installation.

Network Devices:
There may be problematic chips but most of them will work with iATKOS S3.
- Intel Gigabit and Intel Pro/100
- Realtek RTL8111/8168, 8139
- Attansic L1C > Atheros AR8131/AR8132/AR8151/AR8152
- Attansic L1E > Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114
- Attansic L2 > Attansic L2 Fast Ethernet
- Broadcom BCM440X, BCM5755M, BCM5787M
- Marvell 88E8056, 88E8001
- nForce Ethernet
- Via Rhine
Wireless: Some chips (ie. Atheros ar5008, Broadcom BCM4311) are natively supported by OS X. So, this is not the complete wifi support list of OS X.
- Ralink 257X, 2500, 2870, 2860, 256X
- Realtek 8187, 8187B, 8187L, 8187SE
- Zydas

- Recommended minimum amount of RAM is 1GB.

Disk Space:
- Recommended minimum amount of disk space for installation is 15GB.

Snow Leopard, 10.6, both in real macs, and on hackintoshes
is only compatible with Intel Core, Core 2 duo, Core 2 Quad, + first generation i7 cpus
Sandy Bridge was the last cpu architecture to be able to support 10.6.8 snow leopard
and the support was added in the 10.6.7 or 10.6.8 updates (i believe) which is why its possible
to "Transplant" a hard drive from an earlier 1st generation (socket 1156) cpu
and put it into a 2nd gen (socket 1155) system and have it work properly..

so here are some of the best cpus u can use for a Snow Leopard Hackintosh!!

1st gen socket 1366:
i7 920 (nov 2008)
i7 930 (feb 2010)
i7 940 (nov 2008)
i7 950 (jun 2009)
i7 960 (Oct 2009)
i7 965 (nov 2008)
i7 975 (jun 2009)
i7-980X (march 2010) (1366)
i7-990X (Feb 2011) (1366)

1st gen socket 1156:
i7 860 (sep 2009)
i7 870 (sep 2009)
i7 875k (may 2010)
i7 880 (may 2010)

2nd gen socket 1155
i7 2600 (Jan 2011)
i7-2600K (jan 2011)
i7-2700K (oct 2011)

2nd gen socket 2011 (unsure - not confirmed)
i7 3820 (feb 2012)
i7 3930K (nov 2011)
i7 3960x (nov 2011)
i7 3970x (nov 2012)

stick with 1st gen for little to no trouble installing iatkos s3

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