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GA-G41M-ES2L working perfect on SIERRA

Joined
Oct 9, 2011
Messages
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming-5
CPU
i7 6700
Graphics
GTX 970
Hi all,

I was looking for a cheap hackintosh so I searched an old gigabyte mobo. I bought locally GA-G41M-ES2L + CPU E8400 Core2Duo for 65$. I have also added an old Nvidia 8500 GT gfx passive card I already own (Nvidia EN210 works perfectly too). Onboard gfx is working with glitches, it works but is unusable for me. I also added 4GB, 2 x2GB 800Mhz DDR2 + 250GB SSD I bought for 70$ + old pc case + power supply for 7$. All computer is about 142$.

I confirm that this systems works perfectly with SIERRA: (sound, ethernet, sleep, wake up)

I used MultiBeast 9.0.1:
- Clover Legacy Boot Mode
- Drivers: Ethernet: Realtek RTL8111 v2.2.1 + Audio Sierra Desktop/Realtek AppleHDA Audio detection
- Bootloaders: Clover v2.3k r3766 Legacy Boot Mode
- Customize: Inject NVIDIA

that's all!
it works!

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Joined
Aug 23, 2012
Messages
43
Motherboard
Z170X-GAMING 5
CPU
I7 6700K
Graphics
EVGA GTX 980Ti ACX SC+
Mac
MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
128K, Power Mac, PowerBook
Mobile Phone
iOS
Hi all,

I was looking for a cheap hackintosh so I searched an old gigabyte mobo. I bought locally GA-G41M-ES2L + CPU E8400 Core2Duo for 65$. I have also added an old Nvidia 8500 GT gfx passive card I already own (Nvidia EN210 works perfectly too). Onboard gfx is working with glitches, it works but is unusable for me. I also added 4GB, 2 x2GB 800Mhz DDR2 + 250GB SSD I bought for 70$ + old pc case + power supply for 7$. All computer is about 142$.

I confirm that this systems works perfectly with SIERRA: (sound, ethernet, sleep, wake up)

I used MultiBeast 9.0.1:
- Clover Legacy Boot Mode
- Drivers: Ethernet: Realtek RTL8111 v2.2.1 + Audio Sierra Desktop/Realtek AppleHDA Audio detection
- Bootloaders: Clover v2.3k r3766 Legacy Boot Mode
- Customize: Inject NVIDIA

that's all!
it works!

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Thanks!
This board was my first successful Hackintosh attempt. Actually, the second one, (before I was using an old AGP/PCIx Dual Asrock mobo: It was a nightmare). If I remember correctly I got it after checking the, then, Buyers Guide section.

I still have it somewhere. Some time ago I was using it with a XEON 771 to 775 mod. Maybe that will give a nice second hackintosh machine. I might also have a Geforce 610 somewhere. I heard it also works flawlessly...

I'll keep the community posted.

*PS* I might even use an old Quicksilver g4 case on it! :)
 
Joined
Aug 13, 2011
Messages
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Motherboard
MAC
CPU
Intel
Graphics
Intel
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
@raultaboraz or @muffie8

Do you mind sharing your EFI folder? I am trying to install from USB using Unibeast, my conf is
GA-G41M-ES2L bios F6 CPU is e4500 core 2 duo 2.7
4GB, 2 x2GB DDR2
I have No SSD, just IDE and SATA drives
NVIDIA® GeForce 210 512 mb

Thanks a lot

Regards,
Stlllts
 

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Joined
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC
CPU
i7-4770K
Graphics
GTX 970
@stlllts, please update your profile (personal details) with your Motherboard or Make/Model, CPU and Graphics Card.
The Rules said:
Profiles need to contain at least your primary system to assist others with helping you.
Your Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 is not supported.
macOS Sierra supports only CPUs with SSE4 support.
 
Joined
Dec 9, 2018
Messages
3
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-G41MT-ES2L
CPU
E8400
Graphics
GT 730
hi, do you mind share your EFI folder?

my specs :

- Gigabyte GA-G41MT-ES2L
- Intel Core2Duo E8400 3.00 GHz
- RAM 6GB DDR3
- Atheros AR9845 WiFi
- No Additional Graphic Card

Thanks
 
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