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  1. TEM-45057

    Graphic Card Compatibility

    Hi. I wanted to switch out my graphics card so i could upgrade to Catalina. Here's my build: MB: MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC GC: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC CPU: Intel Core i7 8700K 6 Core 3.7 Ram: G.Skill TridentZ 32GB (2x16gb) SS: Samsung 970 EVO 1 TB HD: Seagate 2 TB Not sure if any of that was...
  2. lostbuckaroo

    Trying to decide between Used iMac or Hackintosh Build

    Hello I'm brand new to the Hackintosh world. I'm in need of an upgrade. I'm currently using a late 2014 Mac Mini which If my research is correct.. the unit is not upgradeable (RAM).. prior to my Mac journey started with a new 2008 MacBook Pro, then I bought a new Mid 2010 iMac which the GPU went...
  3. Fred56x56

    Newb question regarding verbose mode and troubleshooting

    Hello clever people of tonymacx86! I have a question that might not be all that smart, but so far I have had very little luck finding an answer for it, so here goes, and sorry in advance in case it doesnt belong here – as the post says: I’m a total newb, but I have tried to look through the...
  4. FrankRoy

    Newb question on the very very basics.

    I'm contemplating running OSX on my personal, daily-use work machine. I don't really have the budget to buy a new machine, or to purchase expensive parts upfront. Before I decide to invest my time, and potentially my money, I'd like to have a general overview. 1. Am I able to make my machine...
  5. YimYam

    Dual Boot Mac OS Sierra on PC Already Running Windows 10 Legacy

    Hey guys, I'm fairly new to this and I was hoping someone could help out my situation here. About a year ago I installed Windows 10 onto my computer with no intent of installing Mac OS. I didn't know the difference until recently, but I apparently installed Windows 10 in Legacy mode after...
  6. Geode1010

    Sierra slashed circle/"Couldn't Allocate Runtime Area"

    I'm on a hunt to prove to my dad that I can use Xcode on my new custom PC without blowing the wad. My specs are on the left. I keep getting "Couldn't Allocate Runtime Area" error with different "error allocating 0x" numbers at the end. In non-verbose, The apple logo is there with a bar just...
  7. neodite

    [Solved] New user hackintosh attempt (Please be gentle)

    Hello Guys, First of all, here are the specs of my system, unfortunately when I built the system, I didn't have a hackintosh in mind, but it's nothing special so didn't think I would have many problems. CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170-Gaming K3 (Updated to the latest...
  8. apt.dogcow

    Newb Build Advice

    Hello, I'm new to the Hackintosh community but I've decided to bite the bullet based on watching a ton of YT videos and reading forum posts. I'd appreciate someone's honest advise about the parts I've chosen for my first build. I've decided NOT to include a dedicated graphics card at this...
  9. jcat4

    First Hackintosh, Afraid to pursue... Is my hardware good enough?

    Hello, all. I really want to make my desktop into a Hackintosh, but I don't want to break everything in the process. I want to be able and retain my current setup to an extent ( still be able to boot into my linux and windows partitions ), and idk if my hardware is up to snuff with hackintosh...
  10. Quaranj

    Acer x3990 - i3-2100 - ATi 5570 HD - USB 3.0 - HDMI

    Hello, 1st time poster, many time lurker.... So I am setting up the first one of these since I did my Dell Laptop years back now. I can boot into 10.9 with -v -f cpus=1 only. My Radeon 5570 doesn't seem to work out of the box, I had to remove the graphics kexts in single user mode to...
  11. Cakeman1234

    Newbie Thread. How to install MSI n630gt Graphics Card

    Hey guys! I hope you will explain a little about this as I've just began this whole hackintosh journey yesterday. I installed Mavericks on my PC and it runs perfectly although I have to write -x in the multi/unibeast bootloader menu for it to run. I've got a MSI n640gt Graphics Card and now...
  12. AZ_REAL

    problems installing with iboot!!

    ok so i ordered a copy of snow leopard changed the settings to ahci managed to get iboot running after that but im still confused as to what im supposed to do once iboot is running i dont have options to create a new partition im just lost i can do all my partitions via windows also the specs on...
  13. DanRegueira

    Hackintosh Newbie First Build G5 case

    Hello there! After a summer of messing with my Macbook late 2008, adding RAM, SSD, and setting up a fusion drive on it I've decided that I wanted to make a hackintosh that I can customize and update on my own as opposed to paying apple for it! Yay! Haha, all silliness aside I'd like to get a...
  14. pzykt

    Newb questions about software updates and OS installations

    Hey everyone!! Newcomer here so I apologize in advance for taking the **** out of everyone with questions that have already been asked a thousand times... Anyway... I've been watching video tutorials on how to upgrade from a version to another and none of those that made them seem to be able to...
  15. FlaviusD

    First Time Build/mATX LGA 1155 Overclocking MoBo Advice/Gaming PC & Hackintosh

    Hello everyone, Brand new member to the forum and I need some help from the GURUS! I've been planning on upgrading my PC from an AMD based system to Intel for a while now, and would like to dual boot with Mountain Lion. It's my first time, please be gentle. Current System Specs Video Card...
  16. goodiepocket

    First Build- Can't even get to Gigabyte Startup Screen

    Hello everybody! So after reading this forum for a while now I finally built up the courage to build my own hackintosh. I just finished putting it together yesterday and was hoping to get it running today....however I can't even get to the first step. Help! When I press the power button...
  17. SWAZAcoustic

    First Build for mixed Media Production and Gaming

    Alright so I've looked around at some of the different builds and I think I'm ready to start hammering down what I want to do for my build. As a general background I'm a Audio Productions major at the local CC and I want to get a PC up so I can start working on projects. so basically I want to...
  18. fudgesiclefilms

    Will these parts work?

    Hey guys I am a newb to bulding and have put togther my parts I was just wondering if you could check them out and let me know if they would work? http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1WLJT525U0OFA/ref=topnav_lists_2 Thanks Zack
  19. tomvtennis

    Chimera stuck at apple logo (ga z77 d3g)

    I am new to the hackintosh world and last night i successfully got Mountain Lion running on my computer, but the problem is that chimera will not go on past the initial grey screen with the apple logo on it. I can still but up with the unibeast usb drive i have, but without it i cannot do very...
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