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.
January 19, 2012
I am about to embark on building a Hackintosh on the XH61 model. For those that don’t know about this model, here are the specs:
3.5 L Chassis
Processor: Intel 65W LGA 1155 CPU (i3, i5 or i7)
Chipset: Intel H61
Memory: 2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots (8GB per DIMM, Max 16GB) Dual Channel DDR3 1333 MHZ
VGA: DirectX 10 support, HDMI 1.4 and D-Sub dual Display
Audio: Realtek ALC887 High Def Audio
Ethernet: Realtek 8111E 1GB/s
USB: 6 x USB 2.0
Expansion Bay: 1 x 2.5″ Hard drive and 1 x Slim ODD bay
90W power adapter
This model has on-board video only, specs depending on the Clarksdale CPU you chose. Also no built-in WiFi, so an external WiFi adapter will be needed.
I will let you know my progress and how to do it.
If you’re interested in purchasing one, visit our website for only $179.99.
January 23, 2011
If anyone is interested in purchasing a custom built Shuttle SH55J2 with Snow Leopard already installed, send us an email with the components you would like and we will send you a quote.
In the subject line put “Custom SH55J2 w/Snow Leopard” and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 27, 2010
For those of you looking for the “iBoot” and “MultiBeast” to help install Snow Leopard on your SH55J2.
Go to tonymacx86 blog. This page has all the instructions and downloads for installing Snow Leopard on an x86 pc.
Of course, you will have to purchase the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Retail DVD.
They also have a link to compatible graphics cards for the Mac OS X (on the same page), which you need to consider before purchasing a graphics card. I have also posted the compatible graphics cards for the SH55J2, so you might want to do some comparison between the two lists.
More is on the way, so stay tuned.
December 20, 2010
It seems the Hackintosh community has been able to successfully install Snow Leopard on the Shuttle SH55J2 model. The only problems they had was the network and audio drivers, which they found a solution to.
They say, it even boots without iBoot once Multibeast has been installed.
We’re going the check this out and I’ll post our results. I’ll also post the links to the network and audio drivers.