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[Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

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Has anyone been able to easily convert from an Nvidia card to the listed AMD Rx560 on these 8300s, i have read through some of the other forums and get conflicting info and i have never touched anything AMD on a hackintosh.

Had a brief experience with the MSI Rx560 Low Profile card on HP Pro 6300 SFF. The HDMI port worked out of the box without any change with High Sierra (10.13.4). DVI not working at all (either single monitor or dual monitor with one connected to DVI). Didn't have time to figure why DVI is not working.
 
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Installing macOS Sierra on the HP 6300/8300 Desktop PC

Using a discrete graphics card: I used an HP 6300 Pro mini-tower with a GT 640 and later on, a GTX 1050 to test a Sierra install. The GT 640 is no longer for sale new on either Amazon or Newegg. The GT 710 is an alternative. The GTX 1050 2GB and the 1050 Ti 4GB are more powerful, Pascal based cards. A good choice if you want to game at 1080p. If you can fit a GTX 1050 or 1050 Ti into your budget I highly recommend one. These perform much better than the older Kepler based cards do. Are also more energy efficient.

I'm hoping that I can re-purpose a GT 640 to be used in my sister's 1st hackintosh on a Lenovo M92P to replace the unsupported HD 2500 graphics. Does High Sierra still support the GT 640? Is there anything special required to get support for that video card?

Thanks for all your great posts. I used your guide to build a HP 8300 hackintosh for my niece and it went so quickly and smoothly because of that excellent work by you.

Gamb00ler
 

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Does High Sierra still support the GT 640? Is there anything special required to get support for that video card?
I've not installed it in my 6300 running HS yet. Give it a try, it should work OOB and be supported in 10.13.5.
 
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Help is needed from someone who has this unit up and running with integrated graphics install working with High Sierra. For quick history, have installed about 4-times following posted guides from this site. However, the results end the same, when it boots (very slowly) I get a black screen and maybe the mouse pointer. Have played with the Clover and MultiBeast settings to no vail. I need to know what MultiBeast and KextBeast settings to use.

Device specifics follow:

Product No: QV997AV
BIOS Version: 00.03.07 Rev.A
CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3 GHz (Ivy Bridge LGA)
RAM: 16-GB PC3-12800 1600 MHz
Drive: Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD
WiFi/Bluetooth: Broadcom BCM94331CD (Apple A1418 A1419)

Guidance is appreciated, have followed the posted guides several times, but hit a wall. Also, installed Windows 10 and had all up and running (well but the Apple WiFi/Bluetooth). So I know all of the components work. If I can't get two HD graphics working in macOS, will have to use Windows or Linux.

Thank you.

Garret
 

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Guidance is appreciated, have followed the posted guides several times, but hit a wall.
Do you have the USFF version or the SFF ? You'll need a CPU with HD4000 built in if you have the USFF. If it's the SFF model, simply install a GT 710 graphics card and you can use your i5-3550.
 

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Apparently Bios 3.07 was released on June 20th. The release notes say "Purpose: Critical" and say it contains the latest microcode versions; but not much else.
It looks to be more of the Spectre vulnerabiltiy fixing going on here. Since this update doesn't allow reversion to any older BIOS it's not a risk I'm going to take right now. Any brave beta testers out there please share your results with us in this thread.

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It looks to be more of the Spectre vulnerabiltiy fixing going on here. Since this update doesn't allow reversion to any older BIOS it's not a risk I'm going to take right now. Any brave beta testers out there please share your results with us in this thread.

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I'm sticking to the older v02.99 release. I have a nagging fear that this and the last updates could potentially slow things down at some level.
 
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Do you have the USFF version or the SFF ? You'll need a CPU with HD4000 built in if you have the USFF. If it's the SFF model, simply install a GT 710 graphics card and you can use your i5-3550.

Many thanks for the reply. I have the USFF. This is my second CPU. First tried the Core i5-35703 Ivy Bridge and then saw a feed that looked like the Intel Core i5-3550 would work, but I guess I got that wrong as well. This is turning into an expensive project piece. Is there a i5 you know that works?
 
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