Intel Centrino Hackintosh?

LOLZpersonok

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 10, 2012
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This could be the wrong forum for this thread. If so, please forgive me and don't tear my head off. Also, if MacRumors doesn't support Hackintoshes, my apologies. It doesn't say anywhere that it doesn't support it.

I have a Toshiba Satellite M50 that I've been wanting to Hackintosh for quite some time now. I don't use it anymore and I feel I'd be able to get more use out of it by installing Mac OS X on it.

It's got an Intel Centrino (Or Pentium M for those of you who are technically savvy) that runs at 1.8GHz. It has 1GB of DDR RAM and can be expanded to 2GB. As for the motherboard I'm not sure. I'm not interested in pulling it apart to find any logos.

Is it possible to make this laptop into a Hackintosh? What version of Mac OS X would I be able to use? Please don't leave me hanging!
 

Intell

macrumors P6
Jan 24, 2010
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I'm guessing that the laptop's chipset is not compatible with OS X and will likely not work due to its age.
 

thejadedmonkey

macrumors G3
May 28, 2005
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I had a Samsung NP-X10 (or something like that) from the same era, and I was able to get a hackintosh setup going. It didn't have sleep or wifi, or maybe it was my dorm that didn't have wifi - it's been a while. And you'll most likely have to use an earlier build of OS X - Leopard or Tiger - but you should be able to get it done with enough hunting for older kexts.
 

LOLZpersonok

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 10, 2012
711
14
Calgary, Canada
I'm guessing that the laptop's chipset is not compatible with OS X and will likely not work due to its age.
That would be my guess too. I'll have to check it. It's been a while since I last used it. I'll go look at it now...

I wasn't able to find the chipset, but this is the best I was able to do. It's the graphics processor of this laptop:

"Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 with up to 128MB shared video memory."