Archive for March 2019

Is there a Thunderbolt PCIE Card for Gigabyte Z390 Arous Pro that works with High Sierra

I have been lookin around and I can't really find anything. I want to be able to have at the minimum thunderbolt 2 in my mackintosh system. Is there a specific PCIE card on the market that would work with High Sierra? I have a 9700K with a gtx 1080.

submitted by /u/ConcreteBong
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Booting with a fresh SSD?

Hey all,

I've tried searching and either what I want to know is t addressed anywhere, or I don't know the terms, so sorry if this is answered somewhere.

I got a "broken" 2015 MacBook pro from a co-worker. I had zero Mac experience but thought I'd take a crack at fixing it. I was able to narrow it down to the HDD (boots up to question mark folder). It also seems to have a firmware password as I get the password prompt for it when I try to boot into recovery, boot options, or anything else.

I got an adapter to connect the SSD to my desktop and tried loading a recovery image on the SSD with transmac, and tried putting a Windows installation on it, both resulting in the question mark folder.

My question - is there any way to get it to boot up anything without the firmware password? I'd take Mac, windows, or Linux.

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R9 390 Mojave Setup?

Hey guys,

I had a GTX 980ti until apple dropped support in Mojave, my friend has given me an old R9 390 to use instead as AMD has better luck.

I have plugged it in and injected AMD, but acceleration doesn't seem to be on and its reporting as

AMD Radeon R9 290/390 14 MB in the system info, clearly the 14mb isnt correct

I am using lilu and whatevergreen in my kexts folder, my mobo is a X99 gigabyte so no integrated graphics

Are there any further steps required? As im a but stuck, cheers!

submitted by /u/infernox25
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I need help for my first hackintosh (max 1500$), which gpu should I buy ?

Hi there, I am going to build my first PC/Hackintosh because I cant edit 4K footage on my late 2013 macbook pro. And I also need more power for my 3d rendering. Could you help me choose a good and easy build ? I mainly work with DavinciResolve / Blender / Logic / Premiere / Aftereffect. I'd like to have a dual boot system with Windows to get all of the 3d software that aren't compatible with Mac OS, I also want Windows OS to play little indie games on steam. But I wanted to keep MacOS for their interface, Logic, etc... You know all of these stuffs that make apple "Apple", if not you wouldnt be here :-)

Anyway, does it mean I'll have to buy two SSD to have Mac OS and Windows?

I think I'll buy an I7-8700K and for the gpu I dont know if I should take vega64, gtx1070, or RX570 ?

submitted by /u/jayramux
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Lenovo Thinkpad R61

Hello, I have an older Thinkpad R61, and wanting to install osx on it, if possible. The laptop is mostly stock with a few upgrades on it. Original specs are here

Currently im running with 4gb of PC2-6400 ram, 120gb SSD, and Core2Duo T8300 at 2.4ghz.

Am I able to run osx? At least snow leopard 10.6?

Any advice is appreciated!

submitted by /u/mattjay00
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Nvidia Web Drivers installed but no acceleration

I am not getting any acceleration from my Nvidia GPU after installing the web drivers and following multiple guides. I have ApfsDriverLoader, AptioMemoryFix, VBoxHfs, and EmuVariableUefi installed through Clover and am running AppleALC.kext, FakeSMC.kext, IntelMausiEthernet.kext Lilu.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, RealtekRTL8111.kext, USBInjectAll.kext, and WhateverGreen.kext.


Mobo - MSI Z97 PC Mate

CPU - Core i5 4430

GPU - GTX 750 ti

This hackintosh works perfectly fine except for acceleration from my GPU.

Here is my Config:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ""> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>ACPI</key> <dict> <key>DSDT</key> <dict> <key>Fixes</key> <dict> <key>AddMCHC</key> <true/> <key>FixHPET</key> <true/> <key>FixIPIC</key> <true/> <key>FixRTC</key> <true/> <key>FixShutdown</key> <true/> <key>FixTMR</key> <true/> </dict> <key>Patches</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>change EHC1 to EH01</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> RUhDMQ== </data> <key>Replace</key> <data> RUgwMQ== </data> </dict> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>change EHC2 to EH02</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> RUhDMg== </data> <key>Replace</key> <data> RUgwMg== </data> </dict> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>Rename SAT0 to SATA</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> U0FUMA== </data> <key>Replace</key> <data> U0FUQQ== </data> </dict> </array> </dict> <key>FixHeaders</key> <true/> </dict> <key>Boot</key> <dict> <key>Arguments</key> <string>dart=0</string> </dict> <key>Devices</key> <dict> <key>Audio</key> <dict> <key>Inject</key> <integer>1</integer> </dict> </dict> <key>DropTables</key> <array> <dict> <key>Signature</key> <string>DMAR</string> </dict> <dict> <key>Signature</key> <string>MATS</string> </dict> </array> <key>GUI</key> <dict> <key>Theme</key> <string>embedded</string> </dict> <key>Graphics</key> <dict> <key>Inject</key> <dict> <key>ATI</key> <false/> <key>Intel</key> <false/> <key>NVidia</key> <false/> </dict> <key>NvidiaSingle</key> <false/> </dict> <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key> <dict> <key>AppleIntelCPUPM</key> <true/> <key>AppleRTC</key> <true/> <key>KernelPm</key> <true/> </dict> <key>KextsToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>External icons patch</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> RXh0ZXJuYWw= </data> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleAHCIPort</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> SW50ZXJuYWw= </data> </dict> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>Change 15 port limit to 24 in XHCI kext 10.13</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> g32MEA== </data> <key>MatchOS</key> <string>10.13.x</string> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleUSBXHCIPCI</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> g32MGw== </data> </dict> </array> <key>PluginType</key> <true/> <key>RtVariables</key> <dict> <key>BooterConfig</key> <string>0x28</string> <key>CsrActiveConfig</key> <string>0x67</string> <key>MLB</key> <string>D254071024NF8YLAD</string> <key>ROM</key> <string>UseMacAddr0</string> </dict> <key>SMBIOS</key> <dict> <key>BiosReleaseDate</key> <string>09/17/2018</string> <key>BiosVendor</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>BiosVersion</key> <string>IM142.88Z.0131.B00.1809171347</string> <key>Board-ID</key> <string>Mac-27ADBB7B4CEE8E61</string> <key>BoardManufacturer</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>BoardSerialNumber</key> <string>D254071024NF8YLAD</string> <key>BoardType</key> <integer>10</integer> <key>BoardVersion</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>ChassisAssetTag</key> <string>iMac-Aluminum</string> <key>ChassisManufacturer</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>ChassisType</key> <string>0x0D</string> <key>EfiVersion</key> <string></string> <key>Family</key> <string>iMac</string> <key>FirmwareFeatures</key> <string>0xE00FE137</string> <key>FirmwareFeaturesMask</key> <string>0xFF1FFF3F</string> <key>LocationInChassis</key> <string>Part Component</string> <key>Manufacturer</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>Mobile</key> <false/> <key>PlatformFeature</key> <string>0x01</string> <key>ProductName</key> <string>iMac14,2</string> <key>SerialNumber</key> <string>D25M8FZ1F8JC</string> <key>SmUUID</key> <string>6947D68D-C927-4AF6-8FC3-264FB8BA97D8</string> <key>Version</key> <string>1.0</string> </dict> <key>SystemParameters</key> <dict> <key>InjectKexts</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>NvidiaWeb</key> <true/> </dict> </dict> </plist> 

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Installing macOS with AMD CPU

Hi, I've been using macOS on unsupported hardware for years and am currently running a Z170 and 6700k. Obviously, there's been a ton of new CPU developments since then, and I'm looking to get in on these new high core count consumer CPUs. I'm not really looking to shell out for a 9900k, and have seen people have had decent success installing macOS on Ryzen processors. Once I get the install running (even if it takes a bit longer) will there be any noticeable differences between going with a 2700x instead of a 9900k? LIke basically is it possible to have a 99% smoothly running ryzen macOS install as it is with an intel cpu?

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Mojave install gets stuck at 2 mins remaining

I'm doing a build for a friend that is based on another successful build I saw on the internet.
CPU : Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor

Motherboard : Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

I've had no troubles up until installing the OS. The installation gets close to the end, then the system freezes, mouse not movable at all. I'm booting from a usb setup with clover.

submitted by /u/The_Mura
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