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

trs96

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I'm REALLY digging this fast and easy to use hack !
Great to hear it worked. What kind of speeds are you getting with the EDUP ? Download and upload ?
Also put the name and model of your HP in your profile. For example, HP 8300 SFF in the Motherboard section.
Then fill in your CPU and graphics info too. It's required by the site rules.
 
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HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF
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i5-3470
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HD 2500 /GT 710
If you don't have the latest versions you might try updating to those first. Delete the existing ones and then install newer ones with Kextbeast to /L/E rebuild caches.

I just updated and still same problem. Lilu is 1.3.3 and AppleALC is 1.3.5.

No go. In Preferences -> Sound -> Output is empty.

Any ideas? This was working! Wish I had a backup to go to, but my clone backup is at current level. Damm.
 
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trs96

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I just updated and still same problem. Lilu is 1.3.3 and AppleALC is 1.3.5.

No go. In Preferences -> Sound -> Output is empty.

Any ideas? This was working! Wish I had a backup to go to, but my clone backup is at current level. Damm.
You might look through the audio section of the forum for the troubleshooting ideas. Use "no audio devices" as a search term.
 
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You might look through the audio section of the forum for the troubleshooting ideas. Use "no audio devices" as a search term.

On a whim tried VoodooHDA and AppleHDADisabler and boom sound.

And boot time is much faster. There must have been something wrong at boot up. If I wanted to debug, any way to logs?
 

trs96

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On a whim tried VoodooHDA and AppleHDADisabler and boom sound.
And boot time is much faster. There must have been something wrong at boot up. If I wanted to debug, any way to logs?
If you're happy with Voodoo just stay with that for now. I'm not sure what the issue is with 10.14.3 but its caused many problems for people with different hardware.
 
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My machine running SSD and i7-3770 and GT710 takes a LOT less than 5 minutes to boot. I only rarely reboot it but it is quick, likely < 1 minute to login screen.
 
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Exactly the same config but less than 40 secs after clover screen
 
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HP 600 ProDesk G4 SFF
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i7-8700
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UHD630
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  1. MacBook
I made the upgrade from a HP 8300 USDT (i5-3570K, HD4000) to a HP 800 G1 USDT (i5-4570S). It was a very easy move. SSD out of the 8300 in the 800G1 and working. The only adjustment was the graphical reference for the HD4600 in the config.plist. The reason for this upgrade was my Dell U3415W. The HD4000 supported 3440x1440 at only 50Hz. The HD4600 does it at 60Hz.
 
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Just wanted to thank @trs96 : I installed Sierra* on an HP 8300 CMT in one evening.
Everything is running perfectly (for me at least):
  • Audio: I used the "cheap" voodooHDA; I am usually using a Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 for this.
  • Video: GT 710, works like a charme
  • iMessage and facetime are working, thanks to the great guide from @P1LGRIM
Thanks to all of you guys!
With your help, this is the easiest Hackintosh I ever did.
Ciao, Domenico

*I am forced to stay on Sierra to use my software.
 
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HP SFF 8300 Elite
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i5-3570
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GT 710
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  1. Android
  2. iOS
I have hp 8300 elite i5 3570 Geforce GT 730. Sierra is running very smooth. No issues. Thanks you very much. However, i tried to install high sierra it would install without any issue, but would not boot. I kept getting an error like cpu unsupported. once again thanks you very much. I fixed voodoohda low volume issue by changing VoodooHDAEnableHalfVolumeFix from false to true in the Info.plist.

</dict>
</array>
<key>Noise</key>
<integer>0</integer>
<key>Vectorize</key>
<true/>
<key>VoodooHDAEnableHalfMicVolumeFix</key>
<false/>
<key>VoodooHDAEnableHalfVolumeFix</key>
<true/>
<key>VoodooHDAEnableMuteFix</key>
<false/>
<key>VoodooHDAEnableVolumeChangeFix</key>
<false/>
<key>VoodooHDAVerboseLevel</key>
<integer>0</integer>
</dict>
 
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