Good news for some macbooks

There is good news for owners of macbooks with intel graphics and 64-bit efi, who was successfull to enable 64-bit.

10.6.2 beta has 64-bit drivers for all intel igp’s used in macs.


  1. VultU
    October 8th, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    Intel 4500 too?

    I would like to install MacOS on Sony Vaio.

  2. netkas
    October 8th, 2009 | 12:44 pm

    didnt I say it clearly ?

    >10.6.2 beta has 64-bit drivers for all intel igp’s __used in macs__.

  3. Kimi123
    October 8th, 2009 | 12:56 pm

    >Intel 4500 too?

    Simple answer is no, because Apple has never used Intel 4500 for MacBooks. Support is limited to GMA950 and X3100

  4. keteo
    October 8th, 2009 | 2:01 pm

    This won’t enable openCL on these gpus, right?

  5. lastowl
    October 8th, 2009 | 2:12 pm

    could you post the kexts somewhere so they could be adapted for the GMA950?

  6. galbazaa
    October 8th, 2009 | 5:48 pm

    Perf is the same as in 32bit Mode, but has some nasty Bugs, like sleep issues.

  7. Genex
    October 8th, 2009 | 6:53 pm

    What about atheros wireless chip in 64 bit mode ?

    ///no wai

  8. VultU
    October 8th, 2009 | 7:47 pm

    >Simple answer is no, because Apple has never used Intel 4500 for MacBooks. >Support is limited to GMA950 and X3100

    Ok, thanks for the info.

  9. Max
    October 8th, 2009 | 10:44 pm

    how about the atheros driver?

  10. Frizubin
    October 9th, 2009 | 7:41 am

    Yahoooo! Netkas do you have beta kext (from 10.6.2) for intel gfx card.

  11. avian
    October 9th, 2009 | 10:02 am

    if some kind soul can extract the intel 64bit kext’s/files and put em into an archive on rapid share or something that’d be appreciated.

  12. keplenk
    October 9th, 2009 | 1:57 pm

    I hope it fixes the slow performance of X3100 ever since Leopard. Older drivers are buggy as hell.

  13. haldo
    October 9th, 2009 | 4:32 pm

    Re: OpenCL on X3100… does the hardware have compute shaders? iirc that’s a requirement for OpenCL support. I know it has 8 *shaders*, but I don’t know what they are.

  14. avian
    October 10th, 2009 | 1:27 am

    just tried them with an x3100 (Device ID:0x2a02 Revision ID:0x0003) on a hack laptop (just the kexts, not all of 10.6.2 beta). works great in 64bit

  15. aq
    October 10th, 2009 | 3:11 am

    Where can we find the kexts? Can’t wait any longer to try them.

  16. overgrower
    October 10th, 2009 | 3:33 am

    Hey avian, where did you get the kexts? Is it possible for you to rapidshare them? TIA

  17. roal
    October 10th, 2009 | 4:37 am

    Great! Where did you get the kext files?

  18. frizubin
    October 10th, 2009 | 7:10 am

    please share 64-bit kext for intel video card (gma950 and x3100)

  19. SaCleoCheater
    October 10th, 2009 | 10:08 am

    Netkas, Thank you very much for the info… Do you work for Apple?

  20. alex
    October 10th, 2009 | 10:58 am

    avian, would you please send me an email with this kexts?

  21. bert
    October 10th, 2009 | 1:06 pm

    where can I download these kexts?

    ////from premium ADC

  22. galbazaa
    October 10th, 2009 | 7:16 pm

    Hey netkas, can you say what the BEMB key is, for what it stands? After 10.6.2 it showed up in dmesg.

  23. thegreatdeceiver
    October 10th, 2009 | 9:21 pm

    avian, would you mind writing where to find them? I’d like to try gma950. anyways, great news for some of us, netkas!

  24. SaCleoCheater
    October 11th, 2009 | 8:37 pm

    Yes, please could you provide a link for the X3100 kexts, avian?

  25. October 14th, 2009 | 4:03 pm

    Which X3100 based device IDs should be natively compatible – is there a list somewhere of all the exact device IDs that were included in Macs?

    My Lenovo T61 comes with a Core2Duo and GMA X3100 (GM965) Crestline (Device ID=2A02) with 400MHz clock, Vertex and Pixel Shader 4.0 with 8 shader processors, 10.7GB/sec memory bandwidth and OpenGL 2.0 … could this work nicely as a Hackintosh at 10.6.2 ?

  26. October 14th, 2009 | 4:15 pm

    hi can you please send the link to me tooooooo to x3100 64bit driver
    thanks a lot

  27. Jake
    October 18th, 2009 | 5:25 am

    So, just for the record, does this mean that as of 10.6.2 all Intel Macs with a 64-bit processor and EFI will be able to boot into 64-bit kernel mode?

  28. galbazaa
    October 18th, 2009 | 8:39 am

    2A02 works nicely in 10.6.2 in 64bit mode.

  29. Juanerson
    October 19th, 2009 | 5:40 pm

    I have an 2A02 in Hp Compaq 6720s, but where I can download the kext please?

  30. Nghia Developer
    October 26th, 2009 | 10:16 pm

    I thought 64 bit driver is available in Snow Leopard Server because it uses 64 bit kernel

    More info here:

  31. October 26th, 2009 | 10:56 pm

    Does 10.6.2 update has a driver for intel 5350 wimax/wifi card?

  32. Toby
    October 27th, 2009 | 12:06 am

    I need the link too, my Lenovo N200 works in SL only in 32bit mode with QE

  33. Stefano
    November 5th, 2009 | 8:38 pm

    same here… i have a macbook 3,1 santarosa with a x3100… anyone can tell me where i can find the 64bit kext? tnx very much

  34. Julian
    November 8th, 2009 | 11:43 am

    Update will be there soon. It was anounced for the first week of november. So there is already an delay. Should be there in a few days.

  35. November 13th, 2009 | 4:15 pm

    I installed the 10.6.2 update but my macbook 4,1 does not load in 64bit mode??????

  36. loochie
    November 13th, 2009 | 8:53 pm

    any chance there is a GMA900 driver for SL floating around somewhere? I mean, I’ve managed to get it working but without QE/CI (which I managed on 10.5.6). I thought apple once put these 900’s in some machines, or am I mistaken and it was ported from a GMA950 kext

  37. November 22nd, 2009 | 4:29 pm

    That is really cool! Finally my MACBOOK 4,1 Snow Leo 10.6.2 with 6GB of memory is in 64bit mode)))))

  38. November 23rd, 2009 | 8:17 am

    I believe the Macbooks have a 32bit EFI and are thus not able to take advantage of the 64bit kernel.

    Go to a terminal and run:
    ioreg -l -p IODeviceTree | grep firmware-abi

    It’ll tell you whether you have EFI32 or EFI64

  39. 徐木森
    November 28th, 2009 | 12:20 am

    i want the one for my notebook :hp cq45 203tx

  40. lis
    December 18th, 2009 | 9:53 pm

    Will you work on intel graphics support for hacks?

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