Hackintosh 101: Hackintosh video drivers

The best solution is to install hardware that is the most compatible – if you install anything else, your mileage may vary so much that you won’t get it to work.

I’ve had great success with the Nvidia GeForce 9500GT card in the past and it’s absolutely compatible with Hackintoshes.

If your card does not get recognised natively, install NVKush – http://diabolik1605.com/DHF/

6 Comments

  1. joe - January 12, 2009

    Looking forward to the video card install. Your guide was great, got to put my old system to work :) The only difference is i have the 8600gt 512mb video card. Hope it works the same. I’m stuck at 1024×768 as of now :(

  2. Disko - August 2, 2009

    I have stucked with 1024*768, just bought radeon 4770, can you help me out please?

  3. Jake - August 5, 2009

    Can you please help me with the drivers… Its doing my head in
    and u seem so good at explaining thinls…
    Thanks so much in advance:)

  4. Jake - August 6, 2009

    can you please put up a tutorial on how to install the drivers… im new to this stuff and im scared ill stuff everything up.
    also would you please be as kind to tell me what version of leo4all you have used? or are all the same?

  5. Softy - August 10, 2009

    This hackintosh stuff is great. Thanks very much for doing these. I’m completely new to the hackintosh scene, and have been reading all over the place for various pieces of the puzzle. I want to build several hackintoshes out of the PC components that I have around here.

    I’ve been in the computer business since way back in the 1970s, and have done lots of different kinds of things including hardware design & manufacturing, system software, applications software, network design and support, etc., etc. But I find most of the information pertaining to hackintoshes to be very cryptic and hard to absorb. I don’t have much Linux experience, which seems to be where most of these hackintosh guys are coming from. My main reasons for getting into doing hackintoshes is that I want to get away from Microsoft products, but don’t want to throw myself at the Linux learning curve. So the Mac OS X thing has turned out to be the path of least resistance for me.

    Anyway, I could go find exactly the hardware you are using in this video, which would make it relatively easy for me to bring up a hackintosh. But what I really want to do is use Asus P5W DH and Asus P5LD2-VM motherboards, with E6600, Q6600, Pentium D and Pentium 4 CPUs, because I have a bunch of those things left over from projects I’ve done for clients. I also have some Matrox APVe video cards that would be really nice to be able to utilize (so the hackintosh could use the same configuration as does Windows on those systems, allowing for drive swaps to determine which kind of machine it would boot up as). But I’m not holding my breath for that. My question is can I install OS X on any of this stuff, using the procedure that you described in your videos, or will I have to mess around with various kexts, modify the EFI or something in order to do that?

    Thanks again for helping to make it easier to approach hackintosh building!

  6. Bogdan lucut - December 27, 2009

    Hi everybody.

    I have an Amilo Pro V2030.
    Everything works except the video card which seems to partialy function.
    The sound it’s working in just one speaker.
    Now the video issue. The card is VIA VN800 with UniChrome Pro 3D/2D
    I am almost sure there is no solution, but I am still asking for help, you never know. The thing is everthing else just works. It’s very stable and I really can use it. Never cracks down, or other errors. I installed tens of applications and except of VNL which doesn’t play only the sound, and some problems in Photoshop, everything works.

    Thanks in advance.

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