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

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Hi folks!

I wanted to thank @trs96 for this step-by-step guide. Yesterday i bough 8300 Tower i7-3770. For now sticking and testing basic stuff stock iGPU. I never in my life though that hackintosh could be that easy. It blow my mind (of course with this setup). I still need to install VooDoo (?) for onboard sound. For tomorrow or next week i have plan to install RX 460 or GT730 or GTX 750Ti.

I have 1 small (?) problem with WiFi. I use PCIE BCM94360CD. Bluetooth worked OOB without any modifications. Wifi same.
But i have no internet connection. None at all. Even PING to local router doesn't work. WiFi is connected to my network with 75-85% signal strenght both on 2,4GHz and 5GHz.

Any suggestions? I have no LAN connection available in office :)
 

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Hi folks!

I wanted to thank @trs96 for this step-by-step guide. Yesterday i bough 8300 Tower i7-3770. For now sticking and testing basic stuff stock iGPU. I never in my life though that hackintosh could be that easy. It blow my mind (of course with this setup). I still need to install VooDoo (?) for onboard sound. For tomorrow or next week i have plan to install RX 460 or GT730 or GTX 750Ti.

I have 1 small (?) problem with WiFi. I use PCIE BCM94360CD. Bluetooth worked OOB without any modifications. Wifi same.
But i have no internet connection. None at all. Even PING to local router doesn't work. WiFi is connected to my network with 75-85% signal strenght both on 2,4GHz and 5GHz.

Any suggestions? I have no LAN connection available in office :)
Good to hear the install went well. These HP desktops are about as close as you can get to the specs of a late 2012 iMac. That's what makes it very easy. See step 9 for how to install VoodooHDA. It's just a matter of installing two kexts with Kextbeast. As far as your internet via wifi, you'll need to call your internet provider first to see if it's a problem on their end. Could be the router settings too. I'll be interested to hear how the RX 460 works in your 8300. :thumbup:
 
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That's not interneto provideds fault from i see. We have here 6 Macs (native) on same network. Hackintosh with it's wifi module with ping outside router displays Request timeout for icmp_seq X.

Now ping to router show up to 1500ms delays. That's strange :)
 
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If there was a pkg installer file that did everything we need successfully I'd have that in the guide. Unfortunately their isn't one that does everything to make audio, HDMI + Analog work correctly.
Yeah that would be nice but the guide is great and only a little more work than a one click installer.
Thanks for all your effort here - its good to see a complete solution for these machines - I think Ive learned a lot more from this build than I have in the past struggling with some of the more difficult builds, it gives a good way to see the structure of a hackintosh build which we can then build on.
Thanks again
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That's not interneto provideds fault from i see. We have here 6 Macs (native) on same network. Hackintosh with it's wifi module with ping outside router displays Request timeout for icmp_seq X.

Now ping to router show up to 1500ms delays. That's strange :)
Have you run the wireless diagnostics app yet ?
It's located in: /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications
You can use Showallfiles app to unhide the System folder. It's in the downloads section of this site.

Post further questions in Post Installation → Network to get help with the issue.
 
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ALC221 HD Audio Solved. I'm pretty certain I've now got a workable solution for analog and digital audio. What is required is that you install the VoodooHDA 2.9.0 kext and the AppleHDAdisabler kext to /L/E. That seems to do the trick.

Remove any previous Voodoo installs first before doing this, empty trash and reboot then run Kextbeast.

Nothing else is needed. No prefpane etc. I haven't had any issues with static or clicking noises. Please test this out if you have a chance. Thanks. Hope this works if you've not had previous success with analog audio on your HP.


Both kexts are attached at the end of Post #1.
 
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ALC221 HD Audio Solved. I'm pretty certain I've now got a workable solution for analog and digital audio. What is required is that you install the VoodooHDA 2.9.0 kext and the AppleHDAdisabler kext to /L/E. That seems to do the trick.

Remove any previous Voodoo installs first before doing this, empty trash and reboot then run Kextbeast.

Nothing else is needed. No prefpane etc. I haven't had any issues with static or clicking noises. Please test this out if you have a chance. Thanks. Hope this works if you've not had previous success with analog audio on your HP.


Both kexts are attached at the end of Post #1.
OMG...Analog sound works perfect! I can't thank you enough!!!!

I also installed my newly arrived Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050ti so I am super happy! :)
 
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trs96,

Firstly, thank you for the excellent guide! I have an Elite 8300 CMT with an i7-3770 and HD4000 video and its running Sierra very well now.

I followed your instructions on post 167 and installed VoodooHDA v2.8.8 from Sourceforge in /S/L/E and analog audio is working via the rear green port. I did have a clicking noise coming from the internal speaker but fixed that but going into the Voodoo HDA Preference pane, selecting #1 Speaker Analog and setting Input Gain to the far left. It still does it after rebooting, so I need to fix that.

To make the bootup screen look nice, I tried setting Video Option Rom to UEFI in the BIOS, but on booting, I never got the login screen. My 8300 does finish booting up, as I am able to login to it via Screen Sharing, but I had to go back to Legacy to get to the login screen. Again, this is using the onboard HD4000 via a DP->HDMI adapter.

Next I'll be working on loading Windows 10 on a separate SSD so I can play games that are Windows only.

I'd like to install an Nvidia video card so I can play some newer games (GTA V, etc) but I'm on a budget of $75-$100. Is the GT 1030 linked in Post #1 still the best option for that price range?

Thanks again!
 
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Hm...
One:
From what I see my Geekbench scrore is kinda low. 10000 while others land near 12 000. Any ideas?
 
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trs96,

I followed your instructions on post 167 and installed VoodooHDA v2.8.8 from Sourceforge in /S/L/E and analog audio is working via the rear green port. I did have a clicking noise coming from the internal speaker but fixed that but going into the Voodoo HDA Preference pane, selecting #1 Speaker Analog and setting Input Gain to the far left. It still does it after rebooting, so I need to fix that.
If you use the 2.8.8 kext attached to post #1 it has been edited to permanently lower input gain. Replace your current one using the Kextbeast app and the problem will go away.

I'd like to install an Nvidia video card so I can play some newer games (GTA V, etc) but I'm on a budget of $75-$100. Is the GT 1030 linked in Post #1 still the best option for that price range?
Thanks again!
I bought a GTX 1050 2GB by Gigabyte on Amazon for under $100. There was a 20 dollar rebate. If you can get one of those at that price it's the best gaming bang for your buck.
 
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