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Cheap $200 Skylake hack running Big Sur - Dell Optiplex 3040/7040

Cheap $200 Skylake hack running Big Sur - Dell Optiplex 3040/7040

There are a bunch of Dell Optiplex systems available on ebay. You should be able to get a 3040 or 7040 with a Skylake i5-6500 for under $200. These systems are very easy to hack. You can get up and running with OC 0.6.3 and Big Sure in no time. If you can also snag an AMD RX 460 or RX 560, you'll be in very good shape with sleep, 4K, etc. I don't think the power supply can handle a more powerful GPU.

Some tips:

- Try to find a mini-tower, rather than a SFF, so you can fit the RX 560- The 7040 uses DDR4, the 3040 uses DDR3- With an RX 560, sleep works fine. I could not get sleep working with the iGPU.- If you don't care about sleep, you can definitely get your hack running for under $200

Dell Optiplex 3040 with RX 560 running Big Sur

CPU: Intel i5-6500
Motherboard/Laptop Make and Model: Dell Optiplex 3040 Mini Tower
Audio Codec: Realtek HDA Codec ALC3234 (on motherboard)
Ethernet Card: Realtek RTL8111HSD-CG (on motherboard)
BIOS revision: 1.12.3 (13 Jul 2020) - using default BIOS settings

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iTunes Randomly Plays Music

Due to a horrid accident (my fault) when my hackintosh running Clover and Mojave was booting up, an object dropped on my case and caused some error where one of my HDD holding gigabytes of audio files was corrupted. Tried having someone replace the read/write heads but no long. The drive was lost.

Fast forward a year later and I am now running Opencore and Catalina.

I am in the process of re-ripping all my CDs (yes I am a dinosaur) to MP3 and moving them to a RAID 10 Synology NAS with 4 bays.

Randomly, while importing a CD or updating the artwork, iTunes will randomly start playing songs I have ripped. I go an clear "Playing Next" but it happens again, but this time its a different batch of songs!

Very frustrating and cannot figure out why.

Any ideas?

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Apple HDA / AppleALC not working in Bug Sur + Open Core


  • Dev Build Open Core 0.6.4
  • Ryzen 5600x
  • Asus TUF x570 BR
  • RX 560 4gb Biostar (The PC also has a 1080 TI disabled using SSDT)

This onboard audio is compatible with AppleALC alcid=1 as attested by myself and others.

Apple ALC worked sometime in the past in my system. Recently it stopped working. I can only get audio output from my RX 560 now.

If I run kextstat | grep -E "AppleHDA|AppleALC|Lilu" after the system boots, I can see that the 3 kexts are loaded. If I wait for like, 10min after boot, eventually AppleHDA disappear.

Tried to include delay to AppleALC but nothing changed.

Followed this guide but was not helpful:

Tried to set layout ID using both boot-arg and DeviceProperties ( )

Hope someone can help me! This is the last part to get a 100% working and stable Ryzentosh!

OBS: Voodoo HDA works with MIC and Headphone jack, but kills my HDMI Audio. I would use Voodoo HDA without problems if it supported my HDMI Audio.

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Transition from Clover to OpenCore with Pentium G4560

Hello everybody, I'm running a perfect Catalina Hackintosh with Pentium g4560 and RX580 with everything working perfectly (only exceptions are weird Photoshop glitches and SideCar not working because of the IGPU of Pentium)

I want to transfer everything to OpenCore while upgrading to Big Sur, but so far I've never seen anyone do it with a Kaby Lake Pentium. I've got Clover working with VirtualSMC and NullCPUPowerManagement kexts, but I'm not sure if these will work in this setup. I would be very happy if somebody has a guide for me to follow.

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New build, DRM broken on Big Sur

I pretty much finished installing macOS on Ryzen. I thought it was a waste of time when I bought Ryzen few months ago so I didn't bother, but I really missed macOS.

Like on previous hack based on i5-4460 and H81 motherboard, sleep doesn't work (but I can live with that) and DRM was broken since Mojave, at least in Safari. On Ryzen at least I got all USB working and honestly, documentation is so great that it was a breeze compared to Haswell and Clover.

Most important parts are:

ASRock A320M-HDV R3.0

AMD Ryzen 5 1600

ASUS Strix RX570 4GB

HP Z27s

I checked everything accordingly to Vanilla OpenCore Guide. Decoder is working, DRM supposedly as well (trailer of spiderman on amazon plays in safari). I even set shikigva 128 in OpenCore since I'm using iMacPro1,1 SMBIOS (also tried values 80 and 144, didn't change anything). And yet, Netflix plays sound and subtitles but screen remains red on Safari. Playing something on Apple TV+ results in same issue but with green screen instead. Worth noting that trailers on both Netflix and Apple TV+ play fine, so it's surely a DRM issue.

I have two ideas what might be the cause:

  1. WhateverGreen isn't working perfectly with Big Sur just yet
  2. My monitor is 4K, but doesn't support HDCP2.2 required to play 4K content

In theory if my monitor is an issue, then it should just scale the resolution down to 1080p (it worked back in High Sierra days). But even older titles on Netflix that doesn't have 4K are having issues. I can check with newer monitor that supports HDCP2.2 but it would be a pain in the butt to move the computer (but probably will do tomorrow).

Any other ideas maybe?

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Purchase List - Any advice or suggestions?

Hey everyone,

I'm planning on building a machine to replace my Mid-2015 Macbook Pro, this will be my first Hackintosh.

I'll be using this as a audio mixing/recording workstation. I have some older firewire audio gear that I use for now, hence the Vision D Motherboard w/Thunderbolt3. Any suggestions or recommendations based on my list? I'll be installing Catalina (to start).

Should I maybe wait until the 6800xt's are available and fully supported on Big Sur? I plan on dual booting and running some games as well. I was also wanting to switch to two 970 Evo Plus SSD's, but a friend advised me against it as he says it can be less reliable than the regular 970.

Intel Core i9-10900K

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 VISION D

Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 64 GB DDR4-3200 CL16

Storage: 2x Samsung 970 Evo 1TB + 2x WD Black 4 TB

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB NITRO+

PSU: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 750W

Case: Fractal Meshify S2 White-TG E-ATX

Wireless Network Adapter: fenvi FV-T919 (I will be mostly hardwired though)

Thanks! This community has been super helpful so far!

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MediaTek MT7610U WIFI For Big Sur

I can't find MediaTek MT7610U kexts for big sur.I need the 64bit driver

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AMD B450 MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC - FENVI T919 (BCM94360CD) Bluetooth does not work

Hello greetings to all I hope you are well

First of all he mentioned the BUILD descriptions

Installed Virtually all vanilla


Specs 👇

MOBO MSI B450 Pro Carbon AC

CPU Ryzen 5 2600x

Cooler AMD Wraith Prism RGB

GPU RX 580

RAM 8gb x 2 XGP GAMMIX D10


I have problems with bluetooth, Which is apparently causing conflict with the onboard

The strange thing is that it worked for me the first time I connected the pci dapter (It worked natively and as expected)

This is the last part that I have left to be able to have it fully functional o_O

FENVI T919 BCM94360CD It has no Hardware problem, it was tested on my Win 10 dualboot and it works perfectly

Then reboot and it didn't work again I have tried to remap USB, But without success

OnBoard Bluetooth use USB Port PTR4 BRCM20702 Hub use USB Port PO14 / PO9 (I already tried to change the cable to another usb Connection )

I have already tried: Remove the wireless card onboard ( Disable USB ports PTR4, PTR3, PTR5 etc

But I still don't get this to work properly (I just learned how to perform and not very well)

I've already run out of ideas and what else to do:cry: I hope someone can help me solve this problem


I have used the following guides Guide 1

Guide 2

Removing the XHC0 controller with killXHC0.kext

But I still can't get the bluetooth to work or be recognized

As I had already commented on the PTR4 port It is the one that controls the internal bluetooth I have also disabled the wi-fi card from the bios

Now it tells me as if a Bluetooth device were not present

The USB dongle T919 (BRCM20702 Hub) is connected to the PO14 port

I still can't find How to make it work

It is the only thing that I still do not understand. How is it that the first time I connected it, it worked and now it doesn't

Already tried to remapping, But I think I don't understand it much or I don't do it the right way

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I can't get the RTL8111 ethernet drivers to work.

I have tried downloading an older version and it didn't work either. Anyone knows how to solve this?

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Keyboard and mouse not working during installation Big Sur

Keyboard and mouse not working during installation Big Sur on Comet Lake 10th. All needed kexts are inside and ON. Open Core.

what other solution is there?

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Best way to source a copy of MacOS?

Hi there, i I have been planning to turn my old school laptop into a hackintosh, however I have 1 big problem: I don't have a copy of Mac OS or any easy access to a mac to make a copy from. Are there any alternatives to sailing the 7 seas?

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Will my chromebook work with Hackintosh? (HP x360 14C)

I have this laptop here: (FULL SPECS)

I'm pretty new to this sort of stuff and I was wondering if this Laptop would be compatible with Hackintosh? If it is, what would possibly work and what wouldn't? Am I able to follow this guide:

The most crucial things I'd want to know if it would work or not: Audio, Wifi, Touchpad/Keyboard, Ports (USB-C/audio jack), Webcam

And the "would be cool to haves": Touchscreen, Bluetooth/Airdrop


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Battery patch help

Hi! I have already installed Catalina on my Asus TP412FA (Core i3-8145U, 8 GB DDR4, Intel HD620, SSD Kingston NVMe 256 GB) and now I would like to fix the battery readings. I tried to use the Rehabman's guide but it's too complicated. Can someone please help me with it. Here is my DSDT (got it from Linux and it's unpatched):

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