Can someone check if my PC can run Leopard

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  1. vietthanh1206 macrumors newbie

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    I have an old Sony Vaio with 200GB hard drive, Can I install Leopard dual boot with my windows ?

    Machine name: T-PC
    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120305-1505)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
    System Model: VGN-NR385E
    BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBL
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.8GHz
    Memory: 2048MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 2038MB RAM
    Page File: 1463MB used, 1598MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode


    Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
    Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
    Chip type: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
    DAC type: Internal
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A02&SUBSYS_902D104D&REV_0C
    Display Memory: 358 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
    Shared Memory: 358 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (59Hz)
    Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
    Monitor Model: unknown
    Monitor Id: MS_0040
    Native Mode: 1280 x 800(p) (59.936Hz)
    Output Type: Internal
    Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumdx32,igd10umd32
    Driver File Version: 8.14.0010.1930 (English)
    Driver Version: 8.15.10.1930
    DDI Version: 10
    Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 9/23/2009 19:22:58, 5472256 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp:
    Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6942-11CF-7774-27B0ADC2C535}
    Vendor ID: 0x8086


    Please Help! Thanks
     
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  3. vietthanh1206 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I mean can you check if my computer hardware compatible with Hackintosh. Can it run smoothly, and how much RAM does it require to run Mac OS
     
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    I'm not going to check for you; but you can do that yourself at this link:

    http://www.hackintosh.com/#hackintosh_compatible

    Do a little reading and you'll easily learn if your laptop can support it or not. This website is solely dedicated to doing what you are looking for. I suggest you spend some time on it and read/learn.
     
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    You'll probably have more luck with Snow Leopard than Leopard. I found SL to be much more flexible for OSX86 stuff. As I recall the 965 chipset is quite difficult to get working. First off you will need to boot off a USB DVD drive as the OS X installer doesn't have the needed ATA/SATA drivers to boot so you get the dreaded "Waiting for root device".

    You will likely also need something like Multibeast to provide you with the correct drivers. So you may end up doing a couple reinstalls until you get it right. You can avoid reinstalls if you figure out the finer art of replacing kexts and working the Terminal or Single User Mode when a kext screws up your ability to boot.

    However, you'll probably have to get a different video card. Unless someone has gotten those old Intel ones to work.

    It seems to me that after Snow Leopard and post 900 series chipsets, such as the 30's and 40's, building a hackintosh became much simpler.
     

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