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Trying to Hackintosh My Dell XPS 8100 Please Help

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Hi i am new to this site. I dont know a lot about computer. I see a lot of people install*Mac OS X*into there computer. I wonder how they do it. I would like to run Daul Boot on the same harddrive. here is my computer."Dell Studio XPS 8100*Desktop"• Processor: Intel Core i7-860 Processor (8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)• Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium• 1 TB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)• 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz (4 DIMMs)• 16X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability• 1024MB ATI Radeon HD 5770 GDDR51. can i run*Mac os x*on the computer or do i have to change my motherboard or graphic card inside my computer?2. i wouldn't mind choosing 10.6 or 10.7*to install*in my pc. which one is the easiest method? any links provide me to download please?3. any program*to install*beside the os x software.4.any guide how to do the bios or setting up the system?
 
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Hi i am new to this site. I dont know a lot about computer. I see a lot of people install*Mac OS X*into there computer. I wonder how they do it. I would like to run Daul Boot on the same harddrive. here is my computer."Dell Studio XPS 8100*Desktop"• Processor: Intel Core i7-860 Processor (8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)• Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium• 1 TB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)• 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz (4 DIMMs)• 16X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability• 1024MB ATI Radeon HD 5770 GDDR51. can i run*Mac os x*on the computer or do i have to change my motherboard or graphic card inside my computer?2. i wouldn't mind choosing 10.6 or 10.7*to install*in my pc. which one is the easiest method? any links provide me to download please?3. any program*to install*beside the os x software.4.any guide how to do the bios or setting up the system?
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Suggest you start you search by looking at this site and others for information on making a Dell XPS8100 into a Hack.

We have some links where users have been able to do this.

But first you will need to know what the internals of your hardware are. What is needed to know is the type of chipsets your motherboard has on them. Sound Network are the important ones to get your hardware to work w Mac OSX.
As to doing a Dual Boot - I would suggest you locate a used SATA hard drive (up to 500 GB) and use this as the test bed for your install. A SATA HD from an old computer or a spare that was upsized is perfect - it will be formatted so any data will be destroyed on this drive.
You can do a Dual Boot but the current install of Windows will need to be destroyed.
So having a 2nd Hard disk is the better plan - make the DVD drive the 3rd sata port the windows drive the 2nd sata port and the OSX drive (test drive) the 1st sata port.

Also you will need to review the Snow Leo Install Guide and make sure you BIOS has support for AHCI S3 HPET
and you may want to update the BIOS if the version of the BIOS is real old. (original released version ) info available on Dell support website.

So to find out what the components are on the motherboard - use a program like this - Resource tool for inspecting hardware on you system
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

locate the info on the network and the sound and post back.
 
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i dont have AHCI in BIOS only RAID & ATA im using RAID right now but im trying to find how get AHCI on my BIOS any way?
 
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facturer Western Digital
Form Factor TB/3.5-inch (new format)
Business Unit/Brand Desktop/WD Caviar
Heads 16
Cylinders 16,383
SATA type SATA-II 3.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
LBA Size 48-bit LBA
Power On Count 1004 times
Power On Time 970.2 days
Features S.M.A.R.T., AAM, NCQ
Transfer Mode SATA II
Interface SATA
Capacity 932 GB
Real size 1,000,204,886,016 bytes
RAID Type None

Intel Core i7 860
Cores 4
Threads 8
Name Intel Core i7 860
Code Name Lynnfield
Package Socket 1156 LGA
Technology 45nm
Specification Intel Core i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Family 6
Extended Family 6
Model E
Extended Model 1E
Stepping 5
Revision B1
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, Intel 64
Virtualization Supported, Disabled
Hyperthreading Supported, Enabled
Fan Speed 690 RPM
Bus Speed 133.0 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 2394.0 MHz
Stock Core Speed 2800 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 133 MHz



Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model DMI Host Bridge
Chipset Revision 11
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model H57
Southbridge Revision 06
System Temperature 23 °C
BIOS
Brand Dell Inc.
Version A05
Date 7/8/2010
Voltage
CPU CORE 0.944 V
MEMORY CONTROLLER 3.040 V
+3.3V 3.312 V
+5V 5.107 V
+12V 12.032 V
-12V (8.512) V
-5V (8.512) V
+5V HIGH THRESHOLD 4.892 V
CMOS BATTERY 3.248 V
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Slot Usage Available
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Slot Number 1
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width Unknown
Slot Designation PCIE2
Slot Number 2
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Bus Width Unknown
Slot Designation PCIE3
Slot Number 3



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Current Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Work Resolution 1920x1040 pixels
State Enabled, Primary, Output devices support
Monitor Width 1920
Monitor Height 1080
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 60 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
GPU Juniper
Device ID 1002-68B8
Subvendor ATI (1002)
Current Performance Level Level 1
Current GPU Clock 849 MHz
Current Memory Clock 1200 MHz
Voltage 1.125 V
Technology 1 nm
Die Size 166 mm²
Release Date Oct 13, 2009
DirectX Support 11.0
DirectX Shader Model 5.0
OpenGL Support 4.1
GPU Clock 0.0 MHz
Driver version 8.850.0.0
BIOS Version 113-C01005-101
ROPs 16
Shaders 800 unified
Memory Type GDDR5
Bus Width 64x2 (128 bit)
Noise Level Moderate
Max Power Draw 108 Watts
Count of performance levels : 1
Level 1
GPU Clock 849 MHz
Memory Clock 1200 MHz
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Vendor ATI Technologies Inc.
Renderer ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
GLU Version 1.2.2.0 Microsoft Corporation
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High Definition Audio Device
Playback Devices
Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)



Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet


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HID Keyboard Device
HID-compliant mouse
Disk drive
Disk drive
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anything else ? :) what do u thing ? heeeelllppp !!!
 
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i dont have AHCI in BIOS only RAID & ATA im using RAID right now but im trying to find how get AHCI on my BIOS any way?
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We need to use AHCI

Will not work in RAID to my knowledge

If you have not updated the BIOS for this system and one is available please see about installing a newer BIOS.


Also FYI Dell is one of the main manufactures that has not enabled AHCI in thier BIOS for some time, this will be a problem for us and for you.
 
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Hi i am new to this site. I dont know a lot about computer. I see a lot of people install*Mac OS X*into there computer. I wonder how they do it. I would like to run Daul Boot on the same harddrive. here is my computer."Dell Studio XPS 8100*Desktop"• Processor: Intel Core i7-860 Processor (8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)• Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium• 1 TB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)• 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz (4 DIMMs)• 16X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability• 1024MB ATI Radeon HD 5770 GDDR51. can i run*Mac os x*on the computer or do i have to change my motherboard or graphic card inside my computer?2. i wouldn't mind choosing 10.6 or 10.7*to install*in my pc. which one is the easiest method? any links provide me to download please?3. any program*to install*beside the os x software.4.any guide how to do the bios or setting up the system?
I'd abandon Snow Leopard and move on to Mountain Lion for this machine, provided it will suit your needs.

Set to RAID in BIOS, this seems to act as AHCI by default when no RAID setup is detected. You will need to put in your installers Extra folder a modified AHCIPortInjector.kext that contains the specific ICH8 dev id used in XPS 8100. You will not require a DSDT for this system. Also needed are ALC 887 from multibeast and a modified Ethernet kext.. Once you are familiar with it this system will be excellent on 10.8.5. Only part I'm not familiar with is your graphics card, sorry.
 
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