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trs96

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That shouldn't have problems. Are you using the latest Lilu and Whatevergreen kexts ?
What programs do you need that don't work with High Sierra ? HS will give you better RX 560 support.
 
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That shouldn't have problems. Are you using the latest Lilu and Whatevergreen kexts ?
What programs do you need that don't work with High Sierra ? HS will give you better RX 560 support.
I did not know I needed those... I only installed the voodoo and Apple HDADisabler kexts as shown in step 9.
Are there more Kexts I just forgot about?
(Oh and the program is FCP 7 that is supported up to Sierra, I miss it so much and after reading that Oscar winner Parasite was cut on it I was like damn, that was my first love, let's see hows she's doing...)
 

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Are there more Kexts I just forgot about?
I've been directing people to Sniki's guides for Mojave and Catalina as they cover all this. Since you are on Sierra, simply install those two kexts to /Library/Extensions with Kextbeast app and then reboot and try the 560.


Download the release versions and take the kext only out of the folder, put them on your desktop.. Install with Kextbeast.
 
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Just put Rx 570 in, works fine in Windows but screen is very pink in Catalina. Any idea what I should try to fix it. Thanks it's running off sata power atm
 

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Just put Rx 570 in, works fine in Windows but screen is very pink in Catalina. Any idea what I should try to fix it. Thanks it's running off sata power atm
Try the other ports ?
 
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Ok guys I’m stuck. I’ve been at this for weeks and I had Sierra on it for a hour and now when I reinstall Sierra and El Capitan I get this error.
 

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Try the other ports ?
On the money again, thanks trs96, tried DisplayPort cable instead and pink screen was gone.

I'm now enjoying games via Windows with rx 570 8gb itx powered from sata power adaptor cable. Appears to run very well to me. I contemplating not upgrading the psu, would I much of a boost in performance if I did?
 

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I contemplating not upgrading the psu, would I lose much of a boost in performance if I did?
I don't think so. The downside of using a sata power adapter for the extra power is that it runs through, comes from the motherboard itself instead of the PSU. I think these boards are built well enough that they can handle it as long as you don't push your graphics card too much in gaming or editing. For general use it's fine.
 
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