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Ditch GTX 650 (constant video corruption). What card to buy?

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Can't get past video corruption on my GTX 650 after upgrading to Mojave. Need Mojave to support a new camera.

What replacement card would you guys recommend? Cheaper is better but stable is a must.
 
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Thanks Adrian, Is this a straight swap or do I have to install different kexts or plist settings? I'm a noob at this and will have to talk someone through installing it over the phone! I have plist here though, what should I check?
 

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What replacement card would you guys recommend? Cheaper is better but stable is a must.
Cheapest you can go is a GT 710 for about 40 USD. It would be a simple swap out from your 650 as it's also a Kepler card with native support. The 570s cost closer to 130 to 150 USD for a new one. The 570 is preferred over the GT 710 if the CustoMac owner will game in Windows. A 710 isn't good for any gaming other than solitaire or tetris.

Here's about the best 570 deal right now on Newegg. $145 AR.

https://www.newegg.com/msi-radeon-rx-570-rx-570-armor-8g-oc/p/N82E16814137256

A Red Dragon goes for $130 and would also get the job done for general use and some gaming/video editing.

https://www.newegg.com/powercolor-radeon-rx-570-axrx-570-4gbd5-3dhd-oc/p/N82E16814131717
 
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You can install Lilu and Whatevergreen kexts from the Downloads section
 
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Thanks guys. I'm going to stick with the RX 570 as this machine is used for Lightroom and Photoshop and needs a little bit of graphics grunt. Also I've already organised buying a 2nd hand one!

The machine already has Lilu installed but I don't think it has Whatevergreen. Will it boot as is or will I need to make changes to the machine before the cards are swapped? trs96 seems to imply it will work but Adrian, are you suggesting that I'll need Whatevergreen to boot?
 
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It should boot fine without Whatevergreen. You can select Whatevergreen from the latest MultiBeast - just don't select anything else.

Hackintool is a great app to use, it helps to see what your system is doing, how graphics are configured and what kext versions you are running.
 
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Thanks guys, worked perfectly.
 
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