ASUS P6T Hackintosh Geekbench tuning using DSDT

I always thought that my 12400 Geekbench score using an overclocked i7 920 CPU on my ASUS P6T Hackintosh was pretty fast. Today, fleebailey left a comment on an ASUS P6T related post on my site. I followed his link and found that he had created a fine tuned DSDT for the ASUS P6T mainboard. I compared it to my P6T DSDT and indeed, there are some processor related changes in his version (which I honestly don’t understand at all). I decided to give his DSDT version a try. Well, whatever he did, my Geekbench score shot up almost 10% to 13571! Wow, that’s frickin’ awesome!

The red dot shows the result of my Geekbench test compared with other Hackintoshes. Not too shabby, is it? According to the Mac Pro Geekbench results browser, a similar performing Mac Pro will cost you at least US$ 4700.

Unfortunately, wake from USB doesn’t work with fleebailey’s DSDT because of some cosmetic changes in the EUSB section but I’m sure he’s going to sort that out quickly. So, head over to fleebailey’s blog and grab his supercharged DSDT version.

21 replies on “ASUS P6T Hackintosh Geekbench tuning using DSDT”

  1. Hi all !

    Trick, is there a way to know how you did yopur overclock ?

    After many tries and one that’s working very good, I don’t manage to get the wake function to work (first wake is ok but 2nd stays on black screen while the pc seems up.
    And next “forced-reboot” will bring me to the F1/F2 bios choice :/

    Thanks for any help !


  2. Just an FYI if anyone is curious, a fresh re-install got things going. I used UniBeast to create the installation USB drive, then used MultiBeast to apply Fleebailey’s DSDT posted above. Also used MultiBeast to install drivers for sound, network and USB 3.0. Everything seems to be working just fine (even sleep!). Thanks again!

  3. I’ve never used Multibeast. It probably installs just a lot of unneeded stuff, that’s why you got a KP. I’m running the P6T on an (almost) vanilla OS X 10.7.


  4. Thanks for this! Does the DSDT work with Lion 10.7.3? And which BIOS version for the P6T? I tried using a DSDT from one of your previous posts (applied via Multibeast), but got a KP and had to restore from backup :(
    Hoping for better luck with this one.

  5. 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.

  6. Hi, Im new here. i got everything works. But i just want to know what i can do with the DSDT.aml file? I have no idea how to make it run/boot?

    do i need to open and write
    “DSDT=hd(0,1)/DSDT.aml” something like that?

  7. @Jan, i setup a positive pressure cooling in my case with lower front and lower side intake. if i setup a negative pressure, the inside get a lot more dusty in no time. the top rear part of the midtower case i’m using is perforated so there is no issue on venting hot air on top of the case. with stock speed, it idle between 35C-39C. at the moment, am at 190BCLK x Auto multiplier, 1.3625V cpu, auto PLL, 1.3625QPI, 1.66v Ram and it idles at 43C-48C. with current setting at 3.8 i have no problem running Compressor or Adobe Media Encoder in osx. running prime95 on windows 7 x64, realtemp will display 100C on full load 8 instances and bsod after 30min.

  8. juro, do you have a proper cooling concept? Fitting one huge CPU cooler isn’t enough, you have to take care of the airflow in the tower as a whole.


  9. just wondering if you can share your OC settings. i’ve tried different settings but everytime i pay attention to the temps i have to revert back to stock since most of the guides i follow will result in 50c+ idle and prime95 can shoot it all the way to 100c

  10. I have a question: if I update to 10.6.3, how would I go about replacing the files and kexts that I have with these? This is the more confusing part about working with Mac OSX it seems. Any help?

  11. Your speed increase is related to the turbo boost technology embeded in some new intel cpus (disables cores on the fly and turns cpu speed up to 133mhz). Basically and in your case, instead of 4000 you are running up to 4133 and so the increase on geekbench. You should mention that (c1e, speedstep and c-states must be enabled in bios) or else performance would be worst than running at stock cpu speeds.

  12. I will post some bios screenshots in near future.

    Have you enabled jmicron and is it set to IDE?
    Read somewhere that setting it to AHCI fixes your issue. Mine is ahci anyway. If this is not the case I will look deeper. And look deeper regardless

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