Shuttle SH55J2 Hackintosh

We have tried and successfully installed MAC OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.5 on a SH55J2.

Initial specs we used in the J2 are:
Intel Core i3-540 Clarksdale
4 GB Super Talent 1333 memory
Nvidia GeForce 7200 GS graphics card
Western Digital 160GB 7200 hard drive

We started out with minimal components for testing purposes.
No DSDT were available for this model, so used the “Easybeast”.
No additional drivers needed for the Graphics Card we chose.
The Ethernet driver we posted a link to in an earlier post worked perfectly and the sound with the Realtek ALC8xxHDA option in Multibeast.

We did use the upgraded version of 3.0 on the Multibeast.

8 Responses to Shuttle SH55J2 Hackintosh

  1. Daniel says:

    One more clarification. The setup in question would be dedicated to running OS X.


    • cinlortech says:

      To answer both your questions:
      When using Mac OS X, you cannot use the integrated graphics on the CPU, you must use a dedicated graphics card. This GPU will use the PCI-E slot, which only leaves a PCI slot. You can use the PCI slot for expansion but not for a USB 3.0 card.

      • Daniel says:

        Thanks for the response. I realize that the integrated graphics can not be utilized with OS X; however, I thought the motherboard might sense the chip type and disable the PCI card. I did not realize that the second card was normal PCI and not PCI express x1. I also did nor realize that USB 3.0 cards are not being made in the normal PCI format. Thanks for the information.

      • cinlortech says:

        You are very welcome. If we can help you with anything else just let us know.

  2. Daniel says:

    I’m sorry I should have been more specific. The situation I was thinking of was a setup where the CPU was one such as the i3-540 that has an integrated GPU; however, you used a single slot dedicated GPU and an additional PCI expansion card for extra connectivity. That means that both slots would be occupied while the system utilized a CPU with integrated graphics. An example would be one slot using a single slot 5770 GPU while the second slot held a USB 3.0 card. The question is does the CPU with the integrated graphics disable the second PCI slot? Would you have to use a CPU such as the i5-750 without an integrated GPU to have use of the second PCI slot?


  3. Daniel says:

    I am curious if you were able to utilize the PCI slot for an additional connectivity card such as a USB 3.0 expansion card? I read that the PCI expansion slot was disabled with this system when a CPU with built in video capabilities was installed. Would you please test this and let us know what your results are?


    • cinlortech says:

      We have not tried the PCI slot with this CPU, but will be more than happy to test and post our results.

    • cinlortech says:

      You mentioned a USB 3.0 expansion card for example. USB 3.0 expansion cards only come in PCI-Express form. So, if you use the Intel graphics on this particular CPU and not use a PCI-E Graphics card, then you can install a USB 3.0 expansion card in the PCI-E slot.
      We can still test the PCI slot with a PCI WiFi card or a USB 2.0 PCI card to answer your question.

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