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  1. potemkin

    Recent upgrade to Mojave - Gt 630 glitchy graphics?

    I tried a GT 640 on Mojave. It had text that had missing pixels , notch look , and graphics look lower in resolution. I pulled it and put a GT120 back in. The GT 640 was needed just for installation. Gt 640 is Kepler. I have a GT630 and it is Fermi. I am trying it next. Otherwise time for a...
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    Suggestions for replacing an old GeForce GT 640 that works with Mojave

    My GT 640 gives impaired graphics but after install replaced with a GT120from apple and that works but not for install. It seems a DP is needed. Also some 600 series are kepler and some Fermi and i don't know how to tell the chipset
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    Suggestions for replacing an old GeForce GT 640 that works with Mojave

    I have a Galaxy GT 640 .. it worked to install but graphics had notched edges and gaps as well as text .. What drivers are you using ?
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    Explaining OS X El Capitan Security Changes - Workarounds and Current Information

    a similar problem occurs with mac pro 1.1 and el capitan ... would post link if useful but I worry about breaking rules. there is a script to swap boot files after install ...
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    Video card problem

    ok why Mountain Lion...you could go to Yosemite.... Later versions of OS always support more cards... You could try nvidia drivers. BUT have a backup or you may end up with black screen and no way to fix it... Make sure you have the right nvidia driver if you go that route... Display ports...
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    Yosemite on IMac

    Your video card prevents proper working of yosemite a 7300 gt is defunct for anything beyond lion. There are no kexts to fake it. If Snow will not go cd..check cd or make an apple installer on usb stick. ( this is all over the net..how to make stick ).. Do not use Tonymac software... there...
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    Name the Next OS X (10.11)

    I do not know about Apple,but Microsoft judging by Windows 10 should be called Jellystone (Yogi Bear). So many things have been lifted from Yosemite and do not work. They even have a start screen that is a sloppy drawing of either a mountain or sand dune. More apropos they have a picture in...
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    Apple Introduces iMacBook: World's First 27" 5K Retina Laptop [April Fools]

    Apple Introduces iMacBook: World's First 27" 5K Retina Laptop Yes this is big news...but another piece of news is Apple will flash your video card for free so any pc can run OS X..
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    Apple Announces 'Spring Forward' Press Event for March 9th

    Apple is buying Tesla...LOL...
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    New EFI chip in MacPro 2,1

    Try macvidcards.com if it was feasible he might know. He flashes pc vid cards to run on mac. Frequently contributes to piker alpha. Also makes bt /wireless cards ... I really doubt this as if it did work you would hear a lot about it.
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    Kernel Builder Anywhere ?

    K(ernal) + EXT (ension) = kext.... During install process you are extending the kernel. Adding extensions. You are not working from source code where you are essentially doing a conditional assembly of compiled code. Linux ... Mac Hacking is more like chopping with an axe sometimes. Or...
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    Using an iMac case for a build?

    the g5 iMacs have been done several times and one build is exceptional...search forum... I have not seen one like yours here... Using the screen and original switches would be tricky... There is plenty of room in the case to do what you want to do... Not for amateurs or casual builders...
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    Using HDMI port

    Just plug it in and see. I have had real macs with mini display or mini dvi plugged into HDMI TV or DVI monitors. (need hdmi dvi adapter if using dvi ) Not always happy with results. Borders,plugging and unplugging monitor,overscan etc.. which one is primary monitor etc.. On hacks I actually...
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    Running OS X off an external SSD in a USB enclosure

    USB 3 runs at 5 gb/sec... sata iii runs at 6gb/sec... theoretical limits speed of ssd is limited by usb to less than internal so why would you do this.. Thunderbolt would do the trick but $$$$...
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    2 x 4K monitor on a Hackintosh?

    Cards for gt 630 and gt 540 are in my hacks and real Mac Pro.. They only go to IPS range 2560 X ?? Unless your card has some dual link stuff going for it.. You need a card that is 4K ready..check out Tony Macs shopping list... I can get 2560 X running no problem
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    iMac A1225 24" glass

    Watch the little magnets...they like to come out and get in strange places...where they can cause real problems... Supposedly cheap source for suction cups is dollar store.. bought mine from Other Worl Computing.. they have high quality videos.. Should be a piece of cake for you considering...
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    Re-vamp an old Mac Mini (2006 Core 2 Duo!)

    Web browsing is probably about it. At everymac.com it says snow leopard but in 32 bit. 10.6.8 Dig around at that site it does have info on upgrading cpu in some early minis that have a socket not hard wired cpu. I would not put much money in this or time. You can get one that goes to Lion...
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    Original Apple Mac Pro killed during Hackintosh process Kernal panics, HELP!

    What Mac Pro do you have ? If it is 3,1 it will run Yosemite. No mods. If it is 2,1 or 1,1 it won't without mods to kernel file. These machines run 10.7.5 (Lion). You can run Mountain Lion through Yosemite on these with mods and different video card. At Mac Rumors check out Tiamo boot file...
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    27, 2009, 3.06 Core 2 Duo IMAC, will SSD solve the noise?

    Opening up an iMac is not fun. There is a video on tube showing how to check fan noise. Essentially you can stop fan and also accelerate it. Change in noise would indicate fan as source. HD runs at constant speed. Another test is run iMac off an external drive with internal HD unplugged...
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    After update to Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite no (more) audio on my MacPro3,1

    I hope you are a Sylvie Testud fan. I have had no problem with Yosemite and sound with MP 1,1 or my MP 4,1. In sound panel check that alerts give sound. Try headphones and speakers in all jacks. Try toggling airplay. Check settings in Itunes. Use audio/midi utility and check sound there...
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