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  1. nicksoph

    << Solved >> High Sierra not booting from primary or backup disk. Was working perfectly before.

    BIOS settings? AHCI for drives, CSM, Legacy rom settings
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    Bootable M.2 NVMe SSD On GA-Z87X-UD5H

    1. BIOS update - You may mean a BIOS mod which adds NVMe boot support - is it available for your motherboard? (I got mine for Gigabyte Z77-DS3H from BIOS-mods site), if its not available you can make a request there and somebody may do the work for you. 3. Yes. If you get the BIOS mod. If the...
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    The Dell OptiMac Big Sur/OpenCore Thread - For 7020/9020 Optiplex Desktops

    Not for Big Sur but 7,1 might be best chance of getting it working with Monterey. Are we already using the settings for the 5100 GPU and likely to need USB and and CPU and changes from the current settings but 15,1 sys defs are almost certainly not going to work on Monterey.
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    Apple Previews macOS 12 Monterey - Available Fall 2021

    The 7,1 mac Mini that is shown as being supported runs a Haswell, I was hoping somebody might rebuild the Dell 7020's using the 7,1 System definitions.
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    The Dell OptiMac Big Sur/OpenCore Thread - For 7020/9020 Optiplex Desktops

    Looking at the Mac models that will be able to run Monterey, it shows Mac mini Late 2014 and later Model Identifier: Macmini7,1 in the list, I think it looks the closest to the hardware for the Dell 7020, has anyone ever set one of these up and tried to use the 7,1 System definitions?
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    New 24" M1 iMacs come in 7 Colors / Orders starting on April 30th

    I'd bet a penny on there being nothing like a pci slot (PCI4 16Gbps) on any of the new macs and instead they'll limit expansion only thru the thunderbolt ports (TB3 40Gbps) but surely they will allow for standard memory modules and internal ssd's, surely?
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    New 24" M1 iMacs come in 7 Colors / Orders starting on April 30th

    Is there much likelihood of new mac pro's having expansion slots or will everything go thru ports? I suspect the big surprise of the new Macs will be that apart from ports and more threads they will perform very similarly to the current M1's for the majority of their users.
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    Intel HD graphics 4600 glitching with new display

    dont forget to check the monitor works ok, just sent back a new one with similar issues to this (using real mac) - in my case i got a single white line flash at a random point towards the bottom of the screen - Not sure if it was a fault or incompatibility as it was solved by getting another...
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    Advice needed: Cheap Graphics Card for HackMini

    just looked at the specs and you may have problems with that model - its shown as havng DDR5 memory which is sometimes a problem and I cant see from the advert if it has a keppler chip - Amazon a good place to get it from if you need to return it.
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    Advice needed: Cheap Graphics Card for HackMini

    Nvidia GT710's ? - (now available with 4 ports)
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    Advice needed: Cheap Graphics Card for HackMini

    confused a Nvidia Quadro card with an Audi - I did the same thing. Took forever to get the engine oil out of the pci slot.
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    New 24" M1 iMacs come in 7 Colors / Orders starting on April 30th

    iPad Pro seems to be running apps faster the M1 MBpro?
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    Your First Computer

    Punch hole Terminal at school (I've got an unclassified CSE in Computer Studies) connecting to "The" Post Office Computer, ZX80, then ZX81 with 16Kb upgrade (both stuck on a board to prevent it moving). (Upgrade taller and narrower than the image above.) The Sinclairs were such a frustration but...
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    New 24" M1 iMacs come in 7 Colors / Orders starting on April 30th

    His comments about the differences bewteen speeds of the m1 models might be best to qualify by saying that looking at different benchmarking sites it seems there are bigger speed difference between individual M1 chips than we have seen with Intel. Cant quite remember the details but when I short...
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    New 24" M1 iMacs come in 7 Colors / Orders starting on April 30th

    Yes the fans do make a difference, they can take heavy loads longer (although it seems the thermal pad hack for the Air really does keep it on par with the machines with fans (as long as its not on your lap)). 4 Months ago i returned the M1 MBP for the Air and I still haven't used the Air so it...
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    New 24" M1 iMacs come in 7 Colors / Orders starting on April 30th

    I think the right choice for a lot more people than previously will be the Air. Its a laptop that costs £300 more than the mini but can act just like it - If you need a laptop and desktop the Air is one.
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    New 24" M1 iMacs come in 7 Colors / Orders starting on April 30th

    iMac OR Mac-Mini and £750 to spend on monitor, keyboard and mouse? Fairly sure which way a poll on here would go. But purple.
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    New 24" M1 iMacs come in 7 Colors / Orders starting on April 30th

    This shows 22W at idle with the screen on and if we add in the 36W from the mini at full load - https://www.apple.com/environment/pdf/products/desktops/24-inch_iMac_PER_Apr2021.pdf Seems it will use less than 60W of power at full load.
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    The 4K Dell OptiMac - 9020 MT - Core i7-4790 - Radeon RX 570 - LG 4K IPS Monitor

    Cant see why it would be different. Also - are there bios options for ignoring the ambient sensor?
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    The 4K Dell OptiMac - 9020 MT - Core i7-4790 - Radeon RX 570 - LG 4K IPS Monitor

    This was my daily Mac machine - it's a dell 7020, it did have an i5 (4590?), it was pretty much silent and that number is from the sensor cable that was in it. Pics attached.
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