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    The Dell OptiMac Big Sur/OpenCore Thread

    Yes, I used the latest that the links in the guide pointed to.. Gotta say it again.. smoothest hackintosh I've done. All extra features I wanted are working ... wifi+bt, Continuity, Apple Watch Unlock, AirDrop, dual boot and OpenCore in firmware. Setting the next boot device from within...
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    The Dell OptiMac Big Sur/OpenCore Thread

    Well better late than never! I have finally installed Big Sur on my 7020. @trs96 kudos! Another GREAT guide. Flawless install using your instructions. I have yet to test iMessage, Airdrop, Handoff etc, but so far Wifi+BT works so that's a good start. I've got a lot to learn about OC...
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    Hack Space

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    Dell Optiplex 9010 SFF mod use WiFi+BT combo with external USB

    Ha! Thanks @craighazan I laughed and smiled so big at this! The BGG! I may have to get a T-shirt, skull cap, and learn some custom hand-signs with my arms crossed! Yo! :-). I love it. Thanks for making my day.
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    Dell Optiplex 9010 SFF mod use WiFi+BT combo with external USB

    Looks like your wiring is off. The wire colors on your cable which connect to the HB1200 do not match mine, so you should not follow my color description. Rather, follow the position (again, assuming all these cards follow a standard convention.) So the second position from the top is the D-...
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    Dell Optiplex 9010 SFF mod use WiFi+BT combo with external USB

    Are you using the original FV-HB1200 cable that came with the card? In any case, without seeing more, you might swap the D+ and D- connection and see if that works; perhaps you have them reversed. Maybe share a picture
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    Dell Optiplex 9010 SFF mod use WiFi+BT combo with external USB

    Take a look at the image with the USB cable cut and labelled, the one with the wood-grain background and the white text. Regardless of your particular colors (although all cables should be following the standard colors) you can use the position labels, rather than the colors, to map out your...
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    The 4K Dell OptiMac - 9020 MT - Core i7-4790 - Radeon RX 570 - LG 4K IPS Monitor

    Okay, I am now confused. I was reading your list here and saw Nvidia Kepler GT 730 ... so i thought this card which is based on NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 GPU would work...
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    The 4K Dell OptiMac - 9020 MT - Core i7-4790 - Radeon RX 570 - LG 4K IPS Monitor

    A local seller on FB Marketplace is selling a Gigabyte GT730 (GV-N730-2GI) for $20. It is not Low Profile. Any reason not to pick this up for an Optiplex MT (or any other build)?
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    [Guide] HP Elite 8300 & 6300 Pro (all form factors) using Clover UEFI hotpatch

    USB connection is on the side of this adapter, no short risk. The Apple Broadcom is BCM94331CSAX with three connectors for antenna leads. I have all three hooked up to external antenna. At some point I'll do a complete HP 8300 USDT setup guide that references your guide @trs96 and includes...
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    [Guide] HP Elite 8300 & 6300 Pro (all form factors) using Clover UEFI hotpatch

    I actually did get this to work. I used this mini PCIE adapter available on Amazon. And installed a Apple broadcom bcm94360csax (key is get a native Broadcom like bcm94360CD etc). All features work. (NOTE: I discovered that the HP miniPCIE slot (6 in the diagram) does not implement the full...
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    [Guide] Install High Sierra or Mojave on the Dell Optiplex 7010 / 9010 Desktop PC - Revision II

    Came here tonight to share that I still use my USFF and love it. This week, I am replacing the internal optical drive with a 2.5 drive caddy, and dropping in a 1 TB SSD to add some space. The cool thing is BOTH SATA ports are 3.0, and the inexpensive drive caddy ($8 on Amazon, get the 12.7mm...
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    [Guide] Install High Sierra or Mojave on the Dell Optiplex 7010 / 9010 Desktop PC - Revision II

    here is the way I installed the leads and antenna in my USFF. Follow this link.
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    [Guide] Install Catalina on the Dell Optiplex 7010 and 9010 Desktop PC

    I decided to try a fresh install of Catalina using this guide onto a Dell Optiplex 7010 i5 3745S USFF. I think I followed the steps in the written portion AND the videos faithfully, however, I didn't see the step that incorporated the serial number and SMBIOS details into the config.plist onto...
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