June 13, 2012
Correction – Shuttle was able to do a BIOS update for compatibility with the Ivy Bridge processors on the XH61 model.
New BIOS version is XH61X000.200 which you can download for here.
The current model Shuttle XH61 will not support the Ivy Bridge processors, Shuttle states the motherboard will not support the Ivy processor even with a BIOS update. The good news is, they will have a new model the XH61V which will support the Ivy Bridge low TDP processors in the next couple of months.
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.