1. marc_Linux

    which Linux distro runs iMac the coolest temperature

    recently tried Linux Mint on my old 2008 iMac 20" it installed fine, ran well enough, hardware worked etc. Problem is - the iMac runs way hotter that it does on any Mac OS and, even Win7, when slightly tweaked on the iMac, runs almost as cool. Years ago i had overheating problems with various...
  2. matrix15

    Finding right Serial Number

    Hey guys, I hope you can help me with my problem: i'm searching for a serial number (using clover configurator) and i have watched a lot of youtube tutorials but nothing works... can someone explain what i should do to get access to the appstore?
  3. kylerphillip

    Connect iMac Display (5k) to EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 760

    Is it possible to connect a hackintosh PC using an EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 to a 5k iMac display using some sort of DisplayPort to DVI adapter. Looking for a way around purchasing a new monitor.
  4. tibiafry

    Advice searching for a beautiful monitor (iMac like)

    Good morning everyone. In the first place I do believe this is the right place to make the post, but if it's not, please move it, and accept my apologies. *EDIT* Sorry, I think this would have to go on buying advice... I have a hackintosh, but I do also own a mid 2010 27'' iMac. I've had a...
  5. likwidboy

    thunderbolt 3 options for GPU to iMac display and raid Storage at the same time

    Hey chaps, I'm trying to make a specific build that will support a 2012 iMac as a display screen as well as 2 other standard 1080p screens AND 2 thunderbolt 2 drives in raid config. I also want to be able to use a gtx1060. so my thoughts turned to the thunderboltex 3 from ASUS and a compatible...
  6. zkennedy137

    Portable Desktop Hackintosh

    This is a small Hackintosh build not as small as the NUC. However it sports a full Discrete GPU and a dual core with 4 threads or whatever fits obviously/ My Build: CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3M 3.7 GHz Socket LGA 1151 RAM: G.SKILL NT Series 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133 Model:F4-2133C15S-8GNT...
  7. Thomazella

    iMac14,2 → iMac17,1: Share your thoughts

    Anyone has any personal experience to share where: you went from 14.2 to 17.1 because you thought "oh my skylake cpu will be at home there" and you saw tangible benefits? Examples could be: Better power management, no sleep issues, no issues in iCloud or iMessage, ease to overclock, stuff...
  8. JCMunsonII

    What if you can't download Sierra?

    Greetings! The current iMac I have, an '08 24" duo-core, OSX 10.11.6, has hardware that is too old for Sierra, so I can't download it. Is it possible to clone the current setup to a newer nifty hackintosh and then update to Sierra, or am I stuck and will need to buy a new Mac anyway? Thanks! Jon
  9. jktaurus8

    [UPDATED for Multibeast 9.2.1 and Sierra 10.12.6] Sierra On 200 Series With KabyLake Processor

    IT IS FULLY SUPPORTED ON H270N-WiFI -- i5 7600 -- SIMPLE GUIDE -- HTPC This is my third Hackintosh build after a long period I decided to create this article because some people are still struggling with their Installation. This guide only works with the newest Intel KabyLake Processors. I try...
  10. Danois

    2011 iMac fan pinout

    Hi guys I really hope one or more of you can help me with this, i would really appreciate it! I need pinouts for these 3 fans, or just one as they're probably the same anyway.. In order, it's the 27" iMac, 2011 model fans, CPU, ODD and Harddrive fans. I can't make out what pins are...
  11. lenoxx

    Hackintosh for Logic Pro X use

    Hi guys, I wanted to ask if its suggested to build a Hackintosh for Logic Pro X use. I know that the program runs on Hackintosh PCs but i wanted to know the specifics. I would really be greatful for some advise from someone that has a similar setup. Im running: Native Instruments Maschine MK2...
  12. Antonas

    What MacPro model will be equal to my current Hackintosh setup?

    Hello, this is my current Hackintosh: CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Storage 1 x Samsung SM951 256GB...
  13. Optidox

    An interesting problem - Booting from an iMac SSD on a custom rig

    So, I have an SSD from an actual iMac AIO that I need to boot into and get data off of before reformatting it to use as the perfectly good 1TB SSD it is. Unfortunately, I have no experience in hackintoshes, and the vast majority of resources assume you're going to be installing a fresh copy of...
  14. CostasV

    Need Help: iMac + Raspberry Pi = PiMac

    Hi All, I was recently given an old iMac 20" (2133 model) to see if I could fix it. There was a logic board failure, so I figured it was not worth the trouble/money to replace it, given its age and limited performance. My wife has a Macbook Air and I am not a big fan of OSX either. I do love...
  15. TheGingerPlanet

    iMac6 - I messed up the caps

    Hi Guys I recently got an iMac6 24" which would randomly shutoff and was giving kernel errors. I read on several forums suggesting it may be due to bad capacitors so I opened it up and the board was covered in capacitor fluid all around the caps. I had replaced 99% of the caps when on the last...
  16. dayslypper

    Alternative to iMac - All-in-One computer Mac OS X compatible

    Hello, I wonder if there is some working all-in-one PC running OS X (27" display). Some alternative to Apple iMac is really needed. If yes, then I believe that this should be added as new category in Buyer's Guide. (I found only this old thread...
  17. FlyingApple

    Exploring the Possibility of a White Intel iMac 24 Mod

    Hello! Long time viewer, first time poster. I've been fascinated by the work of many talented people on this forum who have had success modding the iMac G4 and G5, and to a lesser extent, the G3. The work they have put in to turning an outdated computer with a beautiful design into a modern Mac...
  18. trilastiko

    [ASK] CustoMac mATX and using iMac 27" (late 2009) as display

    Hello guys, it's been a while since I browsed stuff about hackintosh and it took me one night only to finally purchase all compatible components by reference to the buyer's guide (yes I'm a bit impulsive zzz.) These are the things that I just bought: Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Core i7-6700K...
  19. itsmikerofl

    Using an iMac as a monitor, will internal hardware be accessible?

    Hey Tonymacx86 fellas I recently built my hackintosh using a new Intel i5-6600K paired with an ASUS Z170-Premium board. Most things work fine, with the exception of a couple glitches in NVMe storage. I'm currently using an Apple Cinema Display 24". I have the option to upgrade my 24" ACD to a...
  20. Hazzer

    Should I get a 2012 or 2013 iMac to use as a display?

    Hi all, I'm looking at buying a 2012/2013 iMac to use as a display and am unsure which model of buying, most likely a 21.5" version. I've been looking around and seems to be little price difference between a 2.7Ghz, with Iris graphics low end 2012 and a 2.9Ghz 750m high end 2013 model...