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BitterMelon's "Chip" build: GA-Z77N-WIFI - i5-3570K - HD 6870

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Gigabyte Z77N-WIFI
CPU
i5-3570K
Graphics
HD 4000
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Another one here still running this build! Is it safe to update to Mojave or am I best going with High Sierra? I'm still on El Cap atm but I really need to update now! I'm using the onboard graphics so slightly worried about the resolution issues mentioned earlier...
 
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X299 Designare EX
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i9-7980XE
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Vega 64
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Another one here still running this build! Is it safe to update to Mojave or am I best going with High Sierra? I'm still on El Cap atm but I really need to update now! I'm using the onboard graphics so slightly worried about the resolution issues mentioned earlier...

Mojave should work
 
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Gigabyte Z77N-WIFI
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i5-3570K
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HD 4000
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  1. iOS
Mojave should work

Thanks! I've just bit the bullet, and, after a couple of strange re-boots during the initial install, I've managed to get it to boot up. After running MultiBeast, my graphics seem spot on; Bluetooth works, too. But I'm struggling to get WiFi (TP-Link PCIe card) and audio working at the moment. I'll update this if/when I get it sorted out.
 
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Sep 13, 2012
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GA-H77N-WIFI
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Core i5-3570K
Graphics
HD4000
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  1. MacBook
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Mobile Phone
Working fine for me. Only HW upgrade I did was moving to NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 for QHD display (bought a new monitor) support.
 
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GA-H77N-WIFI
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Core i5-3570K
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GT710
Has anybody upgraded this build to Catalina? I'm currently running High Sierra 10.13.4 on it. Thanks.
 
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Dec 31, 2012
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Motherboard
GA-H97N WiFi
CPU
i3-4360
Graphics
HD 4600
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  1. iMac
  2. Mac mini
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  1. iOS
Has anybody upgraded this build to Catalina? I'm currently running High Sierra 10.13.4 on it. Thanks.
Yes.... but waiting for new MultiBeast to get HDMI audio....just followed the generic fresh install instructions.
I haven't upgraded my H97N yet because we're moving(Thailand) and it's already packed. Our move keeps getting delayed.... I also have an iMac and a Mini so no shortage of toys while in limbo.
 
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May 29, 2013
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z490 Vision D
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i5-10400
Graphics
RX 580
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  1. Android
Running the latest version of Catalina 10.15.4 (19E287) very, very happily right now.

Basically everything is working great on Catalina, just as before, including:
- WiFi (using half-mini PCIe card and modified Atheros kexts)
- Bluetooth (external USB)
- iMessage
- Facetime
- Sleep/Wake

Been able to get this to work basically flawlessly using my Geforce GT 640 but I'm now planning on switching back to the standard onboard Intel HD 4000 graphics since I need that PCIe slot for some extra I/O (firewire, in my case).

Having a little trouble getting my Dell U2711 monitor to display its native 2560x1440 resolution over HDMI with the HD4000. I recall this being an issue before, but I would appreciate any hints the community can offer.
 
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ASUS Z490-I STRIX GAMING
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i5-10600K
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HD630, RX 5700 XT
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Having a little trouble getting my Dell U2711 monitor to display its native 2560x1440 resolution over HDMI with the HD4000. I recall this being an issue before, but I would appreciate any hints the community can offer.

HDMI does not support that resolution.

Technically the above statement is true. However, there are hacks ands mod that might work in Windows to get that resolution at lower refresh rates.
 
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Mar 21, 2012
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Motherboard
GA-Z170Z-UD3
CPU
Intel Core i5 6600K
Graphics
Integrated graphics
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Running the latest version of Catalina 10.15.4 (19E287) very, very happily right now.

Basically everything is working great on Catalina, just as before, including:
- WiFi (using half-mini PCIe card and modified Atheros kexts)
- Bluetooth (external USB)
- iMessage
- Facetime
- Sleep/Wake

Been able to get this to work basically flawlessly using my Geforce GT 640 but I'm now planning on switching back to the standard onboard Intel HD 4000 graphics since I need that PCIe slot for some extra I/O (firewire, in my case).

Having a little trouble getting my Dell U2711 monitor to display its native 2560x1440 resolution over HDMI with the HD4000. I recall this being an issue before, but I would appreciate any hints the community can offer.
can you explain your Catalina install steps?did you upgrade or you did a fresh install?
 
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