Core 2 Duo e7400 OC to 3.47, and an AMD R7 260X, OSX POSSIBLE?!?!? Core 2 Duo e7400 OC to 3.47, and an AMD R7 260X, OSX POSSIBLE?!?!? - Hackintosh Sierra - Hackintosh Jump to content
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Core 2 Duo e7400 OC to 3.47, and an AMD R7 260X, OSX POSSIBLE?!?!?

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Core 2 Duo e7400 OC to 3.47, and an AMD R7 260X, OSX POSSIBLE?!?!?

My local library just upgraded all of their computers, i was fortunate enough to get a few, all have an unlocked board to overclock and they have 2 GB of ram. i have a few 260x cards lying around and they work in them. Is it possible to install on this pc? oh yea, last time i tried it didnt even show the clover boot loader. just gives a flashing line.

 

Motherboard: MSI 7529 Ver 1.6

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 3.47 Ghz

RAM: 2GB (unknown brand)

HDD: 320 GB WD Blue

 

(if you need any more info i would be happy to supply it)

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I think you'll be hard pressed to overclock this hackintosh build (at least without some instabilities especially when running CPU demanding tasks such as gaming and video rendering)

Plus some research on the AMD Radeon R7 260X from 2015 brought this possible solution:

Quote

I'm having R7 260x, but along with i5 650, and booting with Clover is smoothly. I'm using FakeID as following (0x66401002 or 0x665C1002):


<dict>
	<key>FakeID</key>
	<dict>
		<key>ATI</key>
		<string>0x66401002</string>
	</dict>
</dict>
...
<key>Graphics</key>
<dict>
	<key>FBName</key>
	<string>Futomaki</string>
	<key>Inject</key>
	<dict>
		<key>ATI</key>
		<true/>
		<key>Intel</key>
		<false/>
		<key>NVidia</key>
		<false/>
	</dict>
	<key>InjectEDID</key>
	<true/>
	<key>LoadVBios</key>
	<true/>
	<key>VRAM</key>
	<integer>2048</integer>
	<key>VideoPorts</key>
	<integer>4</integer>
</dict>

Hope it can help.

Of course this was on an older version of OS X and it may not apply to Sierra (but it would be worth a shot if you get that far)

Plus you need to lookup BIOS settings for your motherboard for hackintosh use (such as disabling VT-D)

Then you have to consider the method you used to write the Sierra DMG image to your flashdrive. If you're running through Windows, then you can use TransMac which I had uploaded earlier today for convenience sake: https://mega.nz/#!j0xCnTiC!iKY-EMkWlH4NxTlBDn-eyNDXlQUwt0zM3esupDJgPRY

If you do have access to a mac or another hackintosh (such as an OS X installation on VirtualBox) then you may want to go with the Disk Utility restore method which should work just fine from what I've experienced.

When you do get to the bootflags part you may want to give these bootflags a try:

-v -x GraphicsEnabler=No

That way you'll be running the installer in safe mode which is the only way I've been able to install OS X on any of my machines. Once you have gotten everything installed, then you can remove the -x bootflag and see if that allows you to boot without a kernel panic (or a system uptime in nanoseconds error)

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I'm so sorry, I'm still new to this. Where do i put the text in the quote at the top? but, i did remove the overclock and it got into the Niresh boot loader and was able to get to [ ACPI PATCHER ] then it restarted. i used "-v -x GraphicsEnabler=No" and also tried without safe mode it made it to the same place just faster. Unfortunately they do not support turning Virtualization tech on. so its always off. 

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15 hours ago, JasonSVincenzo said:

I'm so sorry, I'm still new to this. Where do i put the text in the quote at the top? but, i did remove the overclock and it got into the Niresh boot loader and was able to get to [ ACPI PATCHER ] then it restarted. i used "-v -x GraphicsEnabler=No" and also tried without safe mode it made it to the same place just faster. Unfortunately they do not support turning Virtualization tech on. so its always off. 

To inject ATI graphics in your hackintosh installation you will need to hunt down your Clover bootloader config.plist which should be located in the /EFI/CLOVER directory.

Then you'll have to insert the code (without the ... of course) into your boot.plist file if they're not already in there.

Reboot the system when you saved the changes and hopefully it will boot with QE/CI enabled ( I couldn't find out anything on ATI/AMD drivers for OS X Sierra unlike Nvidia so I assume that OS X Sierra should have ATI/AMD support out-of-the-box these days).

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