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  1. jsconiers

    MSI Bravo 15 or 17?? AMD Ryzen 7 4800h and 5500M Compatible?

    Is the AMD powered Ryzen 7 and RX5500M compatible with Hackintosh. I've done a search and not much info on the ryzen mobile chips are available. I was looking for a laptop that didn't have the nvidia graphics and came across the MSI Bravo 15 and 17...
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    Dell Precision T5500 Dual Xeon and Catalina? Performance?

    Are the Dell Precision T5500s working with Catalina? I've seen a bunch of people run earlier versions of Mac os X on the T5500 but not Catalina and looking for guidance. Looking at building a fully-loaded Dell Precision T5500 with dual Xeons, 72GB of ram, SSD, and an RX580 to use as a Catalina...
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    OWC USB-C Dock (or Thunderbolt dock)

    Wondering if anyone is using the OWC USB-C Dock (or thunderbolt Dock) successfully. I have two USB-C ports and thunderbolt ports and would like to add easy-access USB-A or USB-C ports and card reader port to my Catalina desktop.
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    X299 Gaming 7 9980XE install hangs on virtual IOReturn IONVMeController

    Hi, Attempting to do an installation of Catalina on X299 gaming 7. Hangs on the following lines: virtul IOReturn IONMeController apfs_module_start:1689: load virtul IOReturn IONMeController I was reading there was an ACPI patch that I applied but still have the same...
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    5700xt vs Vega VII on new build

    I'm currently upgrading my system to an X299 setup. Sold my Vega64 and wondering should the upgrade path be to the 5700XT or the Vega VII?
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    Ran Combo 10.14.5 Update and got Black Screen in the Installation

    Ran the combo updater and it installed correctly. But after rebooting I boot to a black screen after it gets past clover and starts with the apple logo. Gets to the end of the log then black screen. Happens when I add "-x -v" up scrolling verbose across the screen then goes to a...
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    Gigabyte X299 Deisgnare EX and Titan Ridge Card ?

    Quick question. Can you install the Titan Ridge Card on an X299 Designare EX? There are people that seem to stating it can but it's not listed as compatible on Gigabytes website. Thanks in advance!
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    Removing extra kexts

    I've been using the following kexts since I first built a system almost two years ago. Upgraded to Mojave (10.14.3) and saw reference to deleting them some of them as they conflict or no longer valid. any help would be much appreciated: AppleALC AtherosE2200Ethernet CodeCommander FakeSMC...
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    X299 motherboard for i9-9900X

    Currently running z370 gaming z with 8700K but looking ta doing a 9900X build. Leaning towards a gigabyte board with the titan thunderbolt add on card. Anyone have any pros or cons of the x299 gaming 9 or gaming 7? Any other motherboards I should be considering? thanks in advance.
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    Adding Driver to Installer USB

    Wanted to know if I can add the 10gb small tree driver to a USB Installer so the installer would have access to the network over 10gb link. I usually go through an install process then add the Small Tree Intel pkg to get it working.
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    Handbrake encoding errors and wierdness?

    Has anyone experienced issues with Handbrake. Specifically, a DVD appears to be ripping but the finished product has video and sound garbled when play back on vlc. I was using an older version of Handbrake and then downloaded the latest version yesterday. Same issue. Any help would be much...
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    AMD Sapphire Vega 64 or AMD XFX Vega 64 OOB? (High Sierra 10.3.6)

    So I'm seeing conflicting information on wether or not the AMD Sapphire Vega 64 or AMD XFX Vega 64 work out of the box. I currently have 1050TI that I use the Nvidia graphics with. Upgrading to Dual 4K monitors and would like a corresponding graphics card upgrade. Do they truly work out of...
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    Thunderbolt 3 Port 2 not working on Gigabyte gaming 7 Alpine Ridge??

    I have a gigabyte gaming 7 with the thunderbolt 3 Alpine Ridge card and High Sierra. I've been running several devices on port 1 and have never had a problem. This includes Universal Audio Apollo 8, satellites, External Hard drives, etc. Purchased an OWC thunderbolt 3 dock and plugged it into...
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    High Sierra Intel X520-DA2 (10GB Card) working?

    Hi, Purchased an Intel X520-DA2 10GB network card and plan to attempt to connect to 10gb switch ports. Read various posts about getting 10gb to work but there doesn't appear to be a defect tutorial to get the 10gb cards working. Are there detailed instructions or pointers available for this...
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    RX Vega 64 working OOB High Sierra?

    I currently have a work High Sierra installation using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI and two 1080 monitors. Looking to upgrade to dual 4K monitors and newer video card. Was going to jump directly to a 1080 TI and G-Sync monitors but was thinking if RX Vega 64 is working OOB on High Sierra it...
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    Apple wireless Magic Bluetooth Keyboard / mouse works? (High Sierra)

    Hi, I'd like to get rid of some cables and go with the Apple wireless Bluetooth Keyboard and mouse. I have the Bluetooth / WiFi PCIe card that allows handoff, etc., to work fine. Doing a search it seems there are various issues. I.E., Not being able to choose an OS when Clover boots, and...
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    Nvidia 1050 TI blurry login screen?

    Running High Sierra with 1050TI and gigabyte Z370 gaming 7 on board graphics. Dual monitors off the 1050 TI. When the system boots the login screen is blurry. Pic attached. I have also attached a screenshot of my kext folder. Latest Web drivers installed. No other issues. Wondering if I...
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    Dual HDMI Display on GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

    Hi, I've gotten duel display working using the Nvidia Web Driver but I'm using one HDMI and one DVI. I'd like to use dual HDMI to take advantage of the monitors 4K resolution. Has any one gotten Dual HDMI to work on this or similar card? Thanks, JOHN
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 7 - i7-8700K - Nvidia GeForce GT740, Uadio Apollo 8

    jsconiers Build: Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 7 - i7-8700K - Nvidia GeForce GT740 Components GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard Team T-Force Dark 32GB 2x16GB DDR4-3000 32GB DDR4...
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    1080ti alternative below $700

    i’m doing a hackintosh pro build. I intended to use a 1080 ti gpu (gigabyte or EVGA) but the prices have skyrocketed. An you suggest an alternative card for $700 or lower. Mother board is a z370 with 8700k if that helps.