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ATI 7650M & Mavericks - Almost Working - Need Final Help
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All,

I have a Sony SVE171E13M which has a ATI 7650M 2Gb graphics card.
The Sony BIOS is locked right down, so using the HD4000 on the CPU (i7-3632QM CPU (Ivy Bridge) isn't possible, as there are zero BIOS options for GC settings.
I have Chameleon 2.2SVN r2377 installed with 10.9.2 along with Chameleon Wizard.

When I use Graphics Enabler = YES - The system picks up the card correctly 7500/7600 (Pondweed) and I get full functions, however it will only output to the HDMI Port. The laptop screen goes blank.

When I use GE=No - The system won't pick up the graphics card correctly and shows Display 7Mb, but the laptop Screen works.

I've had no luck with Clover as a Bootloader working with the GC. Chameleon is the closest to work, except for this little issue.

I'm hoping this is something simple or that the forum can provide simple terms / help in sorting this final issue out.

Any help on sorting this out would be gratefully received.

Chameleon Dump (GE=YES) copy.txt

HDMI Only.rtf

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@drax101 IMO, Clover is the bootloader that can properly enable the card.

You have to dump your Video ROM from aida64 in windows, In OSX, Rename the .dmp file to 1002_6841.ROM

Then place the ROM in the ROM folder in /EFI/CLOVER/ROM.

Then open up Clover Configurator and in the Graphics section check the following options - Load Video Bios , FB name = Pondweed / Ipomoea, Video Ports = 3, Inject EDID, 

 

Dump the Video Rom from aida64 as shown in this picture (right click on bottom bar)

If you need further help, please reach back.

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Devonic,
I've done as noted above plus I had to tick Inject ATi, however the system now sees the Ati Radeon HD 7650m, but only with 7Mb of memory and not the full 2Gb it has.

Any ideas please ?
 

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@drax101

The 7650m doesn't have 2GB of VRAM it has only 1GB. the other 1 GB is for the intel card. Use the ATI ROM v2 file from OSX86.net. I hear it fixes a lot of similar issues.

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This graphics card has 2Gb of memory - Sony says so, Windows 8.1 says so.
I've tried the ATI ROM v2 file before which doesn't work.

 

Even Chameleon says 2Gb (see HDMI output.RTF), which is from OS X via a screen dump via the HDMI port.

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@drax101 

Intel HD 4000 - 1 GB of Video RAM 

AMD Mobility Radeon 7650 - 1 GB of Video RAM 

 

Combine both of those together you get 2 GB of VRAM.

The AMD Card has only 1 GB of Graphics Memory. Manufacturers usually mention the added Memory just to lure in more costomers.

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If you look at the card details, it notes 3 memory variants which includes 2gb of ram.

Card Notes

Memory Variant: 2048MB DDR3
Memory Variant: 1024MB GDDR3
Memory Variant: 2048MB GDDR3

However this still doesn't help it getting 10.9.x to see more then 7Mb via Clover Bootloader, where Chameleon sees the card & 2Gb but only output via the HDMI port.

Can you think of anything else that could enable it to see the memory correctly.
As stated before the ATI ROM v2 file doesn't work.

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@drax101 

Use the ROM provided by the package from OSX86.net 

Use Clover Configurator to change your FB name between Ipomoea or Pondweed

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I've tried this ROM file again and yet again it doesn't work on the system.
Half the time the system won't boot into the login screen.

 

Removing it or using mine works, but won't see the correct amount of memory & the full graphic features don't work.

Any more thoughts ?

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@drax101

Have you tried booting with AtiConfig=Ipomoea / Pondweed ?

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I tried both on my ROM dump and the other ROM dump.

Other ROM dump either doesn't boot to login screen, or boots to HDMI which then goes into a grey screen and you can't do anything.
On my dump it always boots, but only shows 7Mb RAM and no qe.

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@drax101 I'm talking about ATI Personalities not ROMS.

Did you try booting with different personalities ? (Ipomoea, Pondweed, Aji etc... )

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I tested with the personalities and it didn't change anything in terms of fixing the problem.
Should I try without the ROM files  ?

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@drax101 Use the following settings in Clover Configurator :-

DUMP YOUR VIDEO ROM IN THE ROM FOLDER BEFORE PROCEEDING

 

Load Video BIOS --- > Enable 

Inject EDID ------> Enable (On how to inject EDID use this video guide only for the EDID injection part.

Inject ATI ------> Enable

FBName -------> Ipomoea / Pondweed 

Video Ports -------> 3

VRAM ---------> 1024 / 2048

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