Research speed updating
First and foremost, you need to do your research every time you update Mac OS X on a Hackintosh.
Unless you have backed up your entire hard drive, you should never install a major Mac OS X system update on the first day of its release.
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While most of these updates are relatively harmless, every new version of Mac OS X has to potential to cause new problems with your hardware. UPDATE (December 6, 2015): This guide is aimed at Hackintoshes that use Chimera or Chameleon bootloader to run Mac OS X.
If your Hackintosh runs OS X 10.11 (aka "El Capitan") or newer, it most likely uses Clover bootloader, which allows you to simply update OS X from the Mac App Store with relatively little trouble.
You can do this by re-running Multibeast (or whatever driver installation package you prefer).
Alternatively, you can find a link to the combo update on tonymacx86-- the news post for each system update includes a download link to the combo update. NOTE: Another advantage of a combo update is that it allows you to skip intermediary updates.
Once you have downloaded a combo update from the Apple website, simply open the downloaded DMG file, and run the PKG installer inside. For instance, if you're running OS X 10.8.0 and want to update to OS X 10.8.4, all you have to do is install the OS X 10.8.4 combo update.
This installation process will take a few minutes-- once the installer finishes, it will ask you to reboot. You won't need to install the updates for 10.8.1, 10.8.2, or 10.8.3-- the combo update handles all of it for you.
A system update will probably overwrite a few of your Hackintosh's drivers.