Shuttle SH67H3 Motherboard V2 (Ivy Bridge) is available

September 16, 2012

If you would like to upgrade your SH67H3 V1 with the V2 model motherboard for Ivy Bridge support, it is now available separately.  You can purchase it at our website for $99.99.

Shuttle SH67H3 V2 motherboard

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MOUNTAIN LION 10.8 WORKING on SHUTTLE XPC SH67H3/7 Motherboard V1

August 23, 2012

These are instructions from one of our blog readers gatd, thanks man!

First update your BIOs to the latest version

In windows update your USB 3 Firmware and Drivers to the latest version

Download MultiBeast 4.6.1 and 5.0.2 and ShowAllFiles from www.tonymacx86.com and put on another USB stick

Download UniBeast Mountain Lion 1.5.3

Run and select your ML image (it takes a while so be patient)

Copy onto your USB stick

In BIOS set your USB stick as the First Drive

Format your HD as 1 partition GUID (select in Options)

Install ML ( I used a wired Mac keyboard and mouse in the rear  top USB 2 port)

Keep USB Stick in

On reboot Select Your HD (right arrow at screen after bios)

Fill out your details

Start Using ML

At this point I filled out all my mac details for iTunes, iCloud, FaceTime and Messages.

Then run Multibeast 5.0.2 ( Hold the ctrl Key on your Keyboard to open) and select the following:

 Drivers & Bootloaders / Drivers / Audio select  = Realtek ALC8xx /Without DSDT / ALC888 / V100302 Current ( my board has ALC888)

Miscellaneous / = FakeSMC and NullCPUPowerManagement and USB 3.0 -3rd Party

Network / = Lnx2Mac’s RealtekRTL81xx

Customizations /System Definitions = Mac mini (I am using a i3 with HD3000 built in Graphics)

/Themes  = tonymacx86

Bootloaders / = Chimera v1.11 r1394

Run “showallfiles” and go to the Extra folder on your HD and open the org.chameleon.Boot.plist (it is invisible)

Replace contents with:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>

<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC “-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN” “http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd”&gt;

<plist version=”1.0″>

<dict>

<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>

<string>Yes</string>

<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>

<string>Yes</string>

<key>Kernel</key>

<string>mach_kernel</string>

<key>Kernel Flags</key>

<string>npci=0x3000 darkwake=0</string>

<key>Legacy Logo</key>

<string>Yes</string>

<key>Graphics Mode</key>

<string>1920x1080x32</string>

<key>Timeout</key>

<string>2</string>

</dict>

</plist>

SAVE

(the 1920x1080x32 part is for my TVs resolution and the Graphics enabler is for the built in graphics HD3000)

Open MultiBeast 4.6.1 ( Hold the ctrl Key on your Keyboard to open) and select System Utilities and continue then Install .

REBOOT

For bluetooth I am using a Belkin mini USB dongle F8T016NG and everything works great, including wake from sleep.

hope this helps someone


How to update the BIOS w/DOS for the SH67H3 V2 Ivy Bridge

August 9, 2012

I’ve noticed that some people are having problems updating the BIOS on the SH67H3 V2 model, so here are some instructions that should help.

Create a DOS bootable Flash drive:

You are going to need the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool:
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197
(NOTE: click “PRIMARY DOWNLOAD SITE” to download this utility.)

You will need Windows 98 System Files to be able to boot in DOS:
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=196
(NOTE: click “PRIMARY DOWNLOAD SITE” to download this folder.)

Be sure to extract all the Win 98 boot files.

Insert your flash drive and open HP USB utility (should automatically detect the flash drive)

Under “Format Options” select:

1.  Quick Format
2.  Create a DOS start up disk
click the radio button to select “using DOS system files located at”
browse to the folder with the extracted Win 98 boot files

Then click “Start”

Once the format is complete, download the latest BIOS update from here http://global.shuttle.com/products/productsDownload?productId=1477&osId=7

Extract the folder and open the DOS folder

Copy those files to the bootable flash drive you just made.

Now, start the computer and enter the BIOS to change your first boot device to the Flash drive.

It should now boot to a DOS prompt.

At the C:\

Type: flash

This should automatically flash the bios.

The system should be rebooted, enter the BIOS again to change the first boot device back to your hard drive.  Check all the settings in the new BIOS, ie date and time, etc.

If you have any questions, post it in the comments and I’ll be happy to help.

Hope this helps.


Internal Mini PCIe WiFi card for the XH61V & SH67H3 models

July 31, 2012

Shuttle has tested and recommends these 3 Mini PCIe WiFi cards for the SX79R5, SZ68R5, SH61R4, SH67H3, SA76R4 and the XH61V models:

1.  Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235  WiFi and Bluetooth

2.  Intel Centrion Advanced-N 6230  WiFi and Bluetooth

3.  Realtek RTL8191SE  WiFi only

Mini PCIe Internal WiFi card kit

These were all tested with Windows 7 only.     We will have to test compatibility with Mac Lion, Mountain Lion.
If anyone knows if drivers for these cards are available for Lion and Mountain Lion, please let us know in a comment.


Asmedia USB 3.0 Update

June 12, 2012

It seems we finally have some options for the Asmedia drivers for Mac 10.7.x.

There is now an Asmedia USB 3.0 driver package available, which you can download from here.

I installed this package and now get kernel panics and system won’t boot.  I’m going to have to do a fresh install and do more
testing.

Also, there is a Native USB 3.0 driver you can download here.

I haven’t tried this one yet, maybe when I do the fresh install I’ll try this one first.

Just want to thank John for bringing the Asmedia USB 3.0 driver pkg to our attention.  He has it working on his H3.

I’ll let you know my experience with both on the Sandy Bridge system.

 

 


Shuttle SH67H3 Ivy Bridge – Lion

May 25, 2012

I have some new SH67H3 Ivy Bridge models on the way.

Once they get here, I’m going to take one and install Lion on it.

Here are the specs I’m going to use:

Intel Core i5-3570K
8 GB DDR3 1333 Memory
2-Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid 2.5″ SSD/HDD
LG 22X Super Multi Dual Layer DVD +/- RW
Graphics Card – still undecided

I’ve read some great reviews on the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drives, so I thought I would get some and test it out.  I’ve read they boot and apps are as fast as a full SSD drive and you have 500 GB of storage space.  Sounds like we get the best of both worlds and it’s less expensive than a full Solid State Drive.

I have created a DSDT for the version 1 board, which I haven’t shared yet.  But I will have to create a new one for the new version 2 board.  I’m hoping since the new v 2 board actually has HDEF instead of Azalia, I’ll be able to get native sound and possibly fix the shut down problem with the NEC/Renasas USB 3.0 driver installed.

I will post complete instructions on how I installed this and if the DSDT works well, I will upload it for anyone to use.

Stay tuned gang, good things are coming, hopefully a perfect H3 hackintosh.

 


Shuttle SH67H3 Ivy Bridge

May 13, 2012

Shuttle has a new Ivy Bridge BIOS v 202, with a modified uCode and SMBIOS.

uCode basically identifies the processor in the BIOS

SMBIOS is System Management BIOS which addresses how motherboard and system vendors present management information about their products in a standard format by extending the BIOS interface on Intel architecture systems.

The IVY Bridge BIOS updates have to be installed using DOS mode only, so I thought I’d post the link for creating a DOS bootable Flash drive.   How to create a DOS bootable Flash drive.

NOTE:  This BIOS update is only for an SH67H3/7 with a “version 2” motherboard.
See my prior posts on how to tell which version motherboard you have and if you want to upgrade to the “Version 2” motherboard (for US customers only).

For those that don’t have an SH67H3 you can purchase one here with the “Version 2” motherboard Ivy Bridge support for $249.99.