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  1. mlai

    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    Nope. I believe it has to be the low profile version. If you have the CMT (mini tower) version than I think normal height video cards will fit.
  2. mlai

    pastrychef's testing machine - HP Elite 8300 SFF - i7-3770 - GT 630

    If your 1050Ti card has 1xDVI, 1xDP and 2xHDMI outputs, you can only use one of the two HDMI. Therefore you are limited to max three monitors via DVI, DP and 1xHDMI.
  3. mlai

    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    Revert back to Legacy mode in your BIOS video mode.
  4. mlai

    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    You may not be able to use the 2nd HDMI port directly. You may have to use a DVI-HDMI or DP-HDMI adapter as in my experience the 2nd HDMI port is not supported by OS X. Let us know how you go as my information may be outdated...
  5. mlai

    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    BTW you should be able to run the EFI version of memtest86 which will have a much newer version (v7.4). At startup choose the EFI option in the BIOS boot menu.
  6. mlai

    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    I normally have my GTX 1050 Ti connected to a BenQ 4K monitor via DP. However I just swapped it to HDMI (using the monitor's HDMI 2.0 port) and it comes up as 60HZ, according to the info screen reported by the monitor itself. I'm also using a BJC HDMI 2.0 cable.
  7. mlai

    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    I believe the GTX 1050 Ti is currently the most powerful low profile Nvidia card. However I can't comment on how they compare to the AMD offerings.
  8. mlai

    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    Gigabyte sell multiple GTX 1050 Ti cards. The only one that will fit a SFF is https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N105TOC-4GL#kf That's the one I have in my 8300 SFF and it works great. It comes with both a standard and low profile bracket. Also be aware that only the DVI, DP and one of...
  9. mlai

    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    Handoff yes - I can receive SMS and phone calls on my 8300. From memory I got continuity working as well but I think I only tried going in one direction. I didn't bother going the other way.
  10. mlai

    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    I use a TP-Link Archer T9E for WiFi and an IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter GBU521. The TP-Link card comes with a LP bracket.
  11. mlai

    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    I made this change on advice of this post and it has worked great....until today. Previously I've been using a single monitor setup (via DP port) and this setting has been fine. However over the weekend I've added a second monitor to my setup (via DVI or HDMI) for a dual display configuration...
  12. mlai

    Sangheili- HP Elite 8300 SFF + GTX 1050Ti

    I recently followed the same iMessage guide on my 8300 build to success. The only "issue" I encountered was Apple forced me to change my account password which meant having to re-login on all my other Apple devices. If you log into your Apple account (https://appleid.apple.com) do you see your...
  13. mlai

    pastrychef's testing machine - HP Elite 8300 SFF - i7-3770 - GT 630

    Thanks for the confirmation. Looks like the same issue I'm having. It's not a deal breaker by any means but I'll need to run some long term audio tests (i.e. play music through it for many hours) to ensure that it doesn't cause any lingering side effects.
  14. mlai

    pastrychef's testing machine - HP Elite 8300 SFF - i7-3770 - GT 630

    When your adapter arrives and you plug it in for the first time, can you check your System Preferences->Sound->Output and see if it appears immediately or whether it takes 20-30+seconds before it appears as a sound output device?
  15. mlai

    pastrychef's testing machine - HP Elite 8300 SFF - i7-3770 - GT 630

    Any issues with the new file system APFS?
  16. mlai

    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    I've installed a similar card - Gigabyte 1050 Ti 4GB LP Just a heads up if you plan to use this card - you can only use one of the two HDMI ports. Although the card has 4 ports (2xHDMI, DP, DVI), you can only use 1xHDMI, DP and DVI for a max triple monitor setup...
  17. mlai

    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    Thanks for the clarification. I assume that I would have to perform this tweak if I wanted to use the internal USB headers even if it's not the FV-T919. I'll have to remember this!
  18. mlai

    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    I'm a little confused. In pastrychef's build instructions for the 8300 https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/pastrychefs-testing-machine-hp-elite-8300-sff-i7-3770-gt-630.199712/ he specified using Clover Configurator to rename EHC1 to EHC01 etc. However the instructions in this thread don't...
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