I run Mac OSX Snow Leopard and any Mac software on both of my Core2 775 systems with no problem. On my AMD Athlon IIx4 640 system I have a problem in that I can load the OS but can boot into either the 32 bit or 64 bit kernel and can't load 32 bit applications on the 64 bit version and vice versa. There are developers doing very interesting work on this and sharing their findings on Insanely Mac, Infinite Mac and a few other sites. Unfortunately none of the fixes they've come up with to date have solved my AMD difficulties and so I've given up on Snow Leopard on my AMD system for now. Without patience and diligence, you'll have problems but with an Intel system you'll eventually have success. I've chosen to teach myself how to use software for artwork, video encoding, audio, etc. over gaming (which becomes addictive) and since a Mac environment facilitates a lot of this I don't want to be left behind. On the other hand, I refuse to pay Apple's inflated hardware premium and wind up "dead ended" by their limited upgrade possibilities. I do video transfers for people and capture analogue files as mpg2's with Windows and sometimes do the transcode on Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro and for this reason, I'm very pleased with my two Hackintoshes. Getting them up and running stable and getting my feet wet in the Mac style creative process has been one of my major accomplishments of 2011. By the way, I would advise you not to give up but to consider an Intel build for your next rig if you want a stable Hackintosh.