Kexts for ASUS P6T mainboard

Here are the kernel extensions I’m using on my ASUS P6T (non SE, non Deluxe) mainboard to run Mac OS X 10.6. I’m not planning to write a guide for a vanilla installation but I already summed up some important points when installing OS X on the P6T in this post from a retail Mac OS DVD.

Download ASUS P6T kexts (1.3 MB)

With these kexts, my P6T with 12 GB of 1600 MHz triple channel RAM, a Nvidia GTX 260 graphics card and several SATA drives runs rock solid, including on-board sound, support for multicast networking (important for Bonjour), sleep and waking up just by touching my wireless USB mouse. I’m even able to overclock the i7 920 to 4 GHz and it still runs stable. I have a monstrous CPU cooler mounted though. Running at 4 GHz, the ASUS P6T with the Intel i7 920 CPU achieves a Geekbench score of 12400 points.

16 thoughts on “Kexts for ASUS P6T mainboard

  1. i made a post on fleebailey33.org

    my blog. i messed with the dsdt, alot. And there are alot of kexts we no longer need anymore. please check out my post.

  2. if you use the DSDT, and boot file i listed you don’t need the following:

    ioachiblockstorate
    ahciportinjector
    openhaltrestart

    much cleaner and more mac like and much more to come.

  3. Nice work indeed, flee. There’s just one thing that doesn’t work anymore using your DSDT/boot combination: Wake from sleep using USB mouse. Probably this has something to do with the changes you made to the USB port sections.

  4. It does indeed, I tried it. But you need that modified bootloader. I’d rather stick with the original Chameleon bootloader and use openhaltrestart.

  5. Can you do some cpu benchmarks and confirm that you have no speed penalty using vanilla cpupowermanagement and/or nullcpupowermanagement ? aicpm ncpm=good, aicpm-ncpm=bad (-12% benchmarks),none none=good (this with bios disabled eist,cpu tm, speedstep and c-states ?)

  6. Martin, I’d say just give it a try but make sure you don’t use the P6T DSDT. You should be able to install OS X without a DSDT even though some things like sound, USB, sleep and so on probably won’t work without DSDT.

    Cheers,
    Jan

  7. I have the same hardware setup listed here except for 2 Startech hot-swappable drive bays which work natively in Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I could sure use some help getting them working in Snow Leopard without having to reboot after plugging a drive in just to have them recognized.

  8. Hi :)

    I’m wondering if there is something I can do, to slightly improve the performace http://twitpic.com/2v2z0x

    In geekbench blog I saw other old hackintosh systems performing better than mine … :(

    I’m working with: Asus P6T – Core i7 920 4Ghz – 12 Gb DD3 1600Mhz Corsair – Seagate SATA 3Gb 750GB HD

    Thanks in advance.

    Best Regards, digitalpixel

  9. I have that same setup except for a 128GB C300 SSD for boot and a 2TB Hitachi for storage.I also have 2 Startech hot-swappable drive bays which work natively in Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I could sure use some help getting them working in Snow Leopard without having to reboot after plugging a drive in just to have them recognized.

  10. Hi!
    And thx for a great site :) I used the DSDT posted on this site and (almost) everything worked fine.

    I do however have a small problem when connecting certain USB peripherals, more specifically my external DVD read/write and my Asus WL-167G V3 wifi dongle. When these are connected the system does not go into sleep mode automatically, as specified in the “Energy Saver” pane. Manually going into sleep mode works fine, however when doing a shut down the fans in my case keep spinning, even though the system seems to be shut down.

    Having my DVD connected is not really important, but having a network connection is :) Btw, the wired network connection works perfectly.

    Does anyone have experiences with these issues?

    Thanks in advance :)

    Per

  11. Hi there, following your posts. Im a newbie and about to try and put OSX SL on my i7 930, with ASUS P6TSE, my question is will the P6T kexts work with the SE too?

    And where do i get the best DSDTs for this board?

    Many thanks
    Al

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