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  1. Hey everyone, I've been lurking around reading some posts here and there. Finally decided to register. I want to turn my gaming desktop into a dual bootable hackintosh that I can use for final cut and after effects while I'm not fragging. Here's the current setup I'm working with: Asus Formula Rampage mobo Intel core2quad Q9450 (LGA 775) 2.6ghz oc'd to 3.2 ghz evga geforce gtx 260 ftw corsair dominator ddr2 1066 ram 2x 1gb WD raptor x 300gig which is my winxp system drive pcp&c 8hundredsomething watt power supply Basically, I want to add another hard drive to my desktop that already has winxp installed on it.. most likely a wd velociraptor 600gig and use that as my osx system drive for dual booting. I'm also looking into canning my 2x1gb ram and go for 4x2gb if I can find a good deal. From everything I've looked at so far, It seems like all this hardware should work. I'm probably going to install osx 10.7 on it. dunno when mountain lion comes out. My main concern is that you need to enable AHCI to get osx to recognize the new drive, and I'm pretty sure I don't have my winxp drive set up for that. apparantly it's something you need to do upon installing winxp. I'm out traveling on business for the next few weeks so I don't have my desktop on hand. I just want to get everything figured out the best I can before I start when I get back. I've found this workaround: How to enable AHCI after having installed Windows XP no idea how well it would work, but it seems like my only option at the moment. I don't want to have to go into my bios and change settings around every time I want to boot into a different OS. I've been doing as much reading as I can, but I wanted to put it out there and see how much success anyone has had with a setup like this. Soo.. long story short. WinXP desktop is already built and running. I want to put in another drive that I can run osx off of and boot into either os without too much hassle. doable or not?
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