BridgeHelper 3.0 - Enhanced 10.7.3 Kernel for Ivy Bridge CPUs

This week, Intel announced and released it's next generation of Socket 1155 CPUs, codenamed Ivy Bridge. As part of Apple's commitment to Open Source, they make the kernel source available via MacMan has added support for these new CPUs to xnu-1699.24.23 (AKA the 11.3.0 Darwin kernel shipped in OS X 10.7.3) and we're happy to announce it's release.

BridgeHelper 3.0 will replace your 10.7.3 system kernel with MacMan's 10.7.3 Darwin kernel with Ivy Bridge CPU support. The installer is now available at

PLEASE NOTE:  Ivy Bridge CPUs and chipsets are not currently supported natively by Mac OS X. We can't recommend Ivy Bridge systems yet, as there is no official support. Hence, please don't view this as buying advice. We don't recommend using a patched kernel for the long-term. The vanilla kernel is a much more desirable solution for a stable system.

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