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

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Do you have the latest Lilu and WEG kexts in the kexts/other folder of your USB for Catalina install ? If not add those and see if you can boot from the USB and get working graphics.
I upgraded to 10.15.1 with Lilu and WEG only in Clover. I then tried to install Lilu and WEG to /L/E and remove them from Clover. That resulted in continuous reboots. That worked on my Z68 based system so I thought I would keep them the same. @trs96 Any idea why installing to /L/E would not work on my 8300 Elite? Of course I restored from my CCC backup so I am good. I am using Clover 4961 on both systems (latest from the Download section).
 

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Any idea why installing to /L/E would not work on my 8300 Elite?
I've heard others report problems with WEG and 10.15.1. It may be that the developers need to modify WEG for the 15.1 update. I no longer have the 8300 to test it unfortunately. As you know security has been greatly ramped up and that makes it harder for 3rd party kexts to work normally when installed to /L/E. I'm not upgrading anything to Catalina before 10.15.3 comes out so I'm waiting to see what happens then.
 
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Hi, with the new adobe 2020 apps I now need to update my HP 8300 beyond High Sierra, what is the best guide to follow and is NVIDIA supported yet?

3.39 GHz Intel Core i7
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4095 MB
 
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Look like I'll be getting a graphics then, what options do I have for a compatible low profile card.
Also I there a guide I need to follow? Will it be a clean install?
 

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I now need to update my HP 8300 beyond High Sierra, what is the best guide to follow and is NVIDIA supported yet?
There are still some Kepler based Quadro cards you can use with Mojave/Catalina that come in low profile versions. They are out of box supported. Quadro K600 and NVS 510 are the main ones. You would remove the Nvidia Web drivers first before installing one of these cards. If you use multiple 2K or 4K monitors it's better to go with the NVS 510. If AMD works for your programs then you can also choose the RX 560 low profile by MSI.

One of these GT 710s would work. It has only one HDMI 2.0 output. Performance is not great but it's fully compatible.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AZHOX5K/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
 
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thanks, should have said, I need dual 1080p monitor support, but would also like comparable performance in lightroom and for gaming to the 1050ti I currently use. Which of the options you mention would best suit?
 

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would also like comparable performance in lightroom and for gaming to the 1050ti I currently use.
Any of them could provide dual monitors at 1080p. I've never used DVI to connect a monitor to an Nvidia card.

None of the Nvidia cards are good for gaming like the 1050 Ti. The MSI RX 560 4GB would be equivalent for gaming.
 
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that's a shame, the MSI RX 560 LP appears to be impossible to find in the UK, the 550 is available
would this work?
price of the 560 lp is now pretty high I guess this is due to not being in production anymore
 
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the 550 is available
250 dollars for a 560 is a joke really, waaayyy too high. Try the MSI 550 if it has an RX 480 chip, it should work. I've never tested one. Make sure you buy new from Amazon so you have 30 day return rights if it doesn't work. Report back how it goes. This is how the posting should look. The 550s that are Lexa based (Polaris 12) do not work. If I were you I'd keep the 1050 Ti and use that for gaming in Windows. Replace it with a low cost nvidia card like a GT 710 when using macOS.

This is the US listing. The one you linked to is different. They may each have a different GPU core. Look for a 550 that says it has 640 or more Stream Processors. Then it should work with macOS unlike the older Lexa RX 550s.

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