Native Gigabit PCI-e Network Adapter / NIC for OS X

Here’s an overview of natively supported PCI-e (64-bit) network interface controllers (NIC) for OS X. I’ve had the chance to test some of them in my current Hackintosh build. HP NC360T PCI-Express PRO/1000 The HP NC360T dual port PCI-e network adapter works out of the box in OS X. However, since OS X 10.8.2 Apple changed something in the driver …

New Hackintosh build based on GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD5H

Updated 2015-10-21: This rig still works and performs awesomely on OS X El Capitan 10.11! I’m able to run it without any unsigned drivers and full system protection. csrutil says “System Integrity Protection status: enabled.” My ASUS P6T Hackintosh died because of a busted capacitor on the motherboard. I had to decide wether to buy …

OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion not waking from sleep

After applying the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 upgrade, my Hackintosh (ASUS PT6 with Intel’s X58 Chipset) stopped waking from sleep. I was able to bring back the wake from sleep function by applying the “CMOS checksum” patch for the AppleRTC kernel extension. The patched AppleRTC.kext is included in TonyMac’s MultiBeast (see screenshot below).

Best USB 3.0 controller for a Hackintosh

My rather dated ASUS P6T based Hackintosh lacked USB 3.0, a feature I really wanted because I already own an external USB 3 SSD drive which I’m using on my notebook. Quite a while ago, I bought this dirt cheap PCI-express 4 port USB card for $11 on eBay. However, the controller didn’t work on …

ASUS P6T Hackintosh & OS X Mountain Lion

I just finished installing OS X Mountain Lion (latest preview) on my new Intel 520 SSD. The 520 is one of the fastest consumer SSD’s on the market today. Even though my 3 year old ASUS P6T mainboard doesn’t support SATA-3, the 520 still performs ridiculously fast. It takes a mere 6 seconds from the …