Hey, just got done building a system with one of these Atom CPU's Came on the Intel D945GCLF motherboard.
Pretty much ran OSX right out of the box. Here is a link to the instructions on what to buy... only real important thing is the board... read the entire thread before attempting this.. there are some hints that may make installation easier.
I am running the Kalyway 10.5.2 distribution then upgraded to 10.5.4
We spent HOURS trying to get this to work, then thought to pick MBR as the drive format.. worked great first time, then just loaded the apps. Then loaded Parallels and WinXp Pro. Only reason for this was so I could use my Netflix Instant watching.. UNFORTUNATLY it does not work very well.. the video is choppy.. we are still trying to figure out why.. it SHOULD work, and I dont think it is a problem with the Atom, or the onboard video being on the slow side.. I think it is a translation problem... However it is not a problem on real Mac's.. so not sure yet.
Only piece of hardware that does not work is the audio input, people are working on a fix, but if it is a problem, you could just find a Mac compatible USB sound device. Only other issue is visual artifacts that sometimes appear.. mouse pointer stays or doubles, or part of a menu will remain after you close it.. not a big deal though.
I have been a PC user for a long time...long enough to have used an IBM PC... this is my first "Real" use of Mac OS... so far I like it... still getting used to everything... but it is visually very pleasing... and it is actually fast unlike Vista
I got these parts for my Hackintosh all locally.
Intel D945GCLF for $83
Case W/PS for $35
2gig DDR for $45
WD 400GB SATA2 HHD for $70
SATA DVD Burner for $60 (Highly recomended)
Total of $293 +tax
The SATA DVD is REALLY FAST!!! burned a WinXP ISO image to CD in less than 5 min including the verify, A full audio CD took 1 min with the verify.
Here are some screenshots of my Hackintosh.
Nice screenshot with the About info.. I like the background too.
Nice example of CoverFlow within the OS, this is an optional view of any folder, or files. Kinda nice if you have a folder with lots of pictures, you can see them all quickly at a glance.
I like this background too.. but it is a bit too bright.
Here is WinXP booting up in parallels.
WinXP up and running.
If you have any questions let me know.
Have a great day.
KenEdited by kens97sto171 - 7/11/08 at 10:48pm