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Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2V Install Guide

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I know this is an older topic, but I wanted to BUMP for success.

It took me 6-7 installs to test different ways to get the sound to work. After following this guide EXACTLY, I now have a fully functioning Mac.

KUDOS for your help, and I recommend this site to anyone.
 
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caryweaver said:
I finally got this setup fully functional after a little bit of trial and error (Only 3 complete installs - Not bad for a noob). I wanted to share my build and the method I used (Thanks to lots of posts on this forum) to get it working.

The Components:

Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2V F3 - $59.99 (After Rebate)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6952220&CatId=5195
Intel Core i3 540 3.06 GHZ 4MB Cache Processor - $119.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0031M9QZ4
ASUS EN210 Silent GEFORCE 210 512MB Graphics - $19.99 (After Rebate)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7283218&CatId=3670
LG Electronics GH22NS50 22X SATA Super Multi DVD+/-RW Internal Drive - $19.98
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002C9K3UO
ADATA 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 (PC3-10666) CL9 Memory Module Kit with Heatspreader AD3U1333B2G9DRH - $41.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003NH85RC
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD - $0.00
Already owned this...
VIA VT6307 PCI FireWire IEEE 1394 3 + 1 Port PCI Card - $4.45
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042A1QMU
Cheap Mid-ATX Computer Case - $0.00
I had this laying around...
Total Cost: $266.39 (Not counting what I already had laying around, but even if you add a cheap case, HDD, and 10.6.3 DVD you can do this for $380-$400!)

The Install:

1. Leave graphics card uninstalled, install one stick of ram in the first slot and plug in your HDD & DVD drive according this diagram: (Thanks Pulpo)ddddsh.jpg

2. Set BIOS setting as follows:
- SATA to AHCI, not IDE.
- Under Power Management, Set:
> ACPI suspended time: S3
> HPET mode: to 64-bit
3. You will perform the initial install using onboard graphics.
4. Install Snow Leopard using latest iboot disc and retail 10.6.3 dvd (per tonymacx86 instructions) .
5. Download 10.6.7 combo update (I downloaded this in advance on my laptop and saved to a usb flash drive - Did the same with multibeast - Then copied multibeast to my desktop after installation for ease of access.
6. Follow tonymacx86 instructions and install combo update (no reboot), then move to multibeast.

7. Multi-beast options selected:
- Easybeast > Selected
- System Utilities > Selected
- Audio > Realtek ALC8xx > AppleHDA Rollback
- Graphics > Enablers >NVEnabler
- Network > Lnx2Mac's RealtekRTL81xx...
- OSx86 Software > Kext Helper b7 & Kext Utility
8. Run multibeast
9. Reboot
10. Change BIOS settings for HDD primary boot. Save and reboot.
11. As soon as the screen reaches the POST, turn it off and install your graphics card, additional ram, and firewire card.
12. Restart Computer

13. Copy GigabyteALC888b.kext (from the attached Gigabyte_ALC888b.zip file) to /Extra/Extensions
14. Place HDAEnabler.kext (from the attached Gigabyte_ALC888b.zip file) on desktop and install using Kext Helper b7.
15. Run Multibeast again and this time only select System utilities.
16. Reboot and enjoy!

I would not have been able to do this build without this site, so I hope this helps others using this board with similar peripherals!
even i bought the same motherboard tat ur running with but i am yet fix it and install osx but before tat i want to know if i connect my hard disk to sata2_0 can install both windows 7 and osx and apart from this i have an xfx 9600 gt 512mb is it necessary to remove the card while installation or can i continue the installation with the graphics card installed ,pls reply
 
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My first post here, so hello all.

So I have the same mobo and using GeForce 8800 GT. I tried Radeon 4850x2, but no joy and I didn't want to spend too much time on it.

Spent 1/2 the night and a few hours this morning doing my first SL install on PC. Several tries before this current one that seems to work. My biggest problem was audio, but thanks to this post, fixed that. So all in all, I spent about 10-12 hours over the last couple days and several installs (which I expected) and so far everything seems ok.

I just installed FCP, among other minor programs, and I'll be testing that tonight (maybe).

Also using Cirago bluetooth dongle (the real tiny one) and it worked right away and mouse is good to go!

THANKS!!!! This is the guide I was looking for. And thanks to the entire site. I'll post that on a general thread, too.
 
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@ pigboyp420 yes your card xfx 9600 gt 512 awesome, support oob in osx :thumbup:
 
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caryweaver said:
I finally got this setup fully functional after a little bit of trial and error (Only 3 complete installs - Not bad for a noob). I wanted to share my build and the method I used (Thanks to lots of posts on this forum) to get it working.

The Components:

Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2V F3 - $59.99 (After Rebate)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6952220&CatId=5195
Intel Core i3 540 3.06 GHZ 4MB Cache Processor - $119.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0031M9QZ4
ASUS EN210 Silent GEFORCE 210 512MB Graphics - $19.99 (After Rebate)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7283218&CatId=3670
LG Electronics GH22NS50 22X SATA Super Multi DVD+/-RW Internal Drive - $19.98
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002C9K3UO
ADATA 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 (PC3-10666) CL9 Memory Module Kit with Heatspreader AD3U1333B2G9DRH - $41.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003NH85RC
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD - $0.00
Already owned this...
VIA VT6307 PCI FireWire IEEE 1394 3 + 1 Port PCI Card - $4.45
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042A1QMU
Cheap Mid-ATX Computer Case - $0.00
I had this laying around...
Total Cost: $266.39 (Not counting what I already had laying around, but even if you add a cheap case, HDD, and 10.6.3 DVD you can do this for $380-$400!)

The Install:

1. Leave graphics card uninstalled, install one stick of ram in the first slot and plug in your HDD & DVD drive according this diagram: (Thanks Pulpo)ddddsh.jpg

2. Set BIOS setting as follows:
- SATA to AHCI, not IDE.
- Under Power Management, Set:
> ACPI suspended time: S3
> HPET mode: to 64-bit
3. You will perform the initial install using onboard graphics.
4. Install Snow Leopard using latest iboot disc and retail 10.6.3 dvd (per tonymacx86 instructions) .
5. Download 10.6.7 combo update (I downloaded this in advance on my laptop and saved to a usb flash drive - Did the same with multibeast - Then copied multibeast to my desktop after installation for ease of access.
6. Follow tonymacx86 instructions and install combo update (no reboot), then move to multibeast.

7. Multi-beast options selected:
- Easybeast > Selected
- System Utilities > Selected
- Audio > Realtek ALC8xx > AppleHDA Rollback
- Graphics > Enablers >NVEnabler
- Network > Lnx2Mac's RealtekRTL81xx...
- OSx86 Software > Kext Helper b7 & Kext Utility
8. Run multibeast
9. Reboot
10. Change BIOS settings for HDD primary boot. Save and reboot.
11. As soon as the screen reaches the POST, turn it off and install your graphics card, additional ram, and firewire card.
12. Restart Computer

13. Copy GigabyteALC888b.kext (from the attached Gigabyte_ALC888b.zip file) to /Extra/Extensions
14. Place HDAEnabler.kext (from the attached Gigabyte_ALC888b.zip file) on desktop and install using Kext Helper b7.
15. Run Multibeast again and this time only select System utilities.
16. Reboot and enjoy!

I would not have been able to do this build without this site, so I hope this helps others using this board with similar peripherals!
is it necessary to remove da graphics card (xfx 9600gt 512 mb) while installation
 
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EDIT-Actually when I saw this thread viewtopic.php?f=79&t=16323 I cancelled my order and decided to go with a GA-P67A-D3-B3 and i5-2500K combo for just $50 more... thanks anyway!

caryweaver, thanks for the install guide! I just ordered the following from newegg and I'm hoping that it will go smoothly with your guide. I'm planning to install Windows 7 64 bit first (to a drive attached to sata2_1) and make sure all the hardware is working. Would you recommend I take out the windows drive and replace it with a new drive to install os x on or can I just add a new drive to sata2_0 and dual boot? Thanks again!
 
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Sorry that I haven't responded to the last few posts, haven't been on the site in a while. I'm no expert, just a total noob that had success using parts of different guides that I found an put together.

As far as different graphics cards go... I am sure there are plenty of cards that have full support OOB, but i was trying to build as much of a ultra-budget machine as possible. The guide I posted worked for me, with the components listed. And I have been using my hack EVERYDAY - about 8-10 hours per day through the week since I wrote this guide - ZERO issues. Works like a mac should.

I ahven't ventured into dual booting yet, but have an extra 500gb HDD that I will be adding for dual-boot purposes, don't want to mess with installing to a partition.

I tried two different bluetooth dongles and neither worked. I have back-burnered that idea for now.

I did get wireless working via a Linksys WUSB-100 V.2 dongle using this guide:
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=200544&st=0&p=1498154&#entry1498154
Follow it exactly and it will work great!

Good luck to you
 
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pradeepe23 said:
:clap: Thanks you u r :headbang:
i tried installaing snow leopard and it was successful but i did not get da welcome screen but i got da music which u will be getting in da welcome screen and at da same time da welcome sound came i got da window set up ur mac and i did it and installed 10.6.7 unchecked enablers in multibeast after reboot apple logo appears for a long time and i am not able to get back to da desktop help me cuz ur using da same motherboard as mine ,my graphics card has been given for servicing after it comes i ll select nvenabler will it work
 
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pigboyp420 said:
pradeepe23 said:
:clap: Thanks you u r :headbang:
i tried installaing snow leopard and it was successful but i did not get da welcome screen but i got da music which u will be getting in da welcome screen and at da same time da welcome sound came i got da window set up ur mac and i did it and installed 10.6.7 unchecked enablers in multibeast after reboot apple logo appears for a long time and i am not able to get back to da desktop help me cuz ur using da same motherboard as mine ,my graphics card has been given for servicing after it comes i ll select nvenabler will it work

Did you follow the guide exactly as it was written?
 
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I don't have an additional graphics card for this mobo; but now I cant boot after update and installation of multi beast. The wheel just spins endless with and without iboot disc. Would I still need to follow same procedures w/o graphics card?
 
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