The first time i did this, it took about 5 hours and that was after 4 months. Now its bin 13 months since i bought this and its at 80% of stage 5/5 in 40 mins! so i didnt need to restart after all! yay!!! Thanks LJ and guys
NP pal , glad to hear your PC is up and running again
What chipset does it use? You can run CPUZ to find out. If its a common chipset and supports at least SSE2 you should be good. If you really want to run OSX I could point you in the right direction.
I wouldn't waste time creating the image under VMWare like most do. Its better just to create some extra space on your current drive and do a direct native install. 12gbs is plenty for the OS/Swap/Applications.