How to get ALC888b audio working on Gigabyte H55M-S2V
The hardest part of my hackintosh build was to get the audio working. It was probably the most annoying and tedious process I had to do, and hope to never do again. You can find my specs below, but this is how to get audio working on your Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2V motherboard, with an ALC888b audio chip or another motherboard that has ALC888b.
If you have not read any of my other posts related to my hackintosh build, then these are my specs:
- GIGABYTE GA-H55M-S2V Motherboard
- Intel Core i3-550 Clarkdale 3.2GHz Processor
- XFX nVidia GT240 1GB DDR5 Graphics Card
- G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 Dual Channel Memory
- Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB Hard Drive
Before proceeding, I take no responsibility if you end up messing up your hackintosh setup. So proceed with caution, this is the process I did to get it working with my exact setup and more specifically, Gigabyte motherboard.
You might want to either search around more if you have this same ALC888b audio chip, or if you do but it is not the same motherboard, it will still likely work but you could also search around either tonymacx86 or insanelymac forums for a solution to that exact motherboard, if there is one. Otherwise, use this as a reference in order to help yourself out into getting it working out on your own. Good luck!
First you will need to download this file.
Then copy the “GigabyteALC888b.kext” from the downloaded zip file, Gigabyte_ALC888b.zip, above to /Extra/Extensions. Afterwards copy HDAEnabler.kext and place it on your desktop and install it using Applications you can download such as KextBeast or Kext Helper.
Once you are finished with that, you will need to manually delete “AppleHDA.kext” from /System/Library/Extensions/.
Now run “MultiBeast” with just specifically the only following options you select.
- System Utilities
- Audio: Realtek ALC8xx + AppleHDA Rollback
Make sure not to select the “ALC88xHDA.kext option. Just select the AppleHDA Rollback (to replace the AppleHDA.kext you deleted above with an older version) and System Utilities (to fix permissions and rebuild your kext caches).
Finally just restart your computer and your audio should be working again.