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

trs96

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Should I remove it and place it back after the installation?
Give it a try. Installing with HD4000 graphics is how this guide was tested for and written so it should work for the complete install and post install. I didn't even own an AMD graphics card back in 2017. That is now about 3 years ago.
 
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RX 560
Ok, so I removed the RX560 (LP) and it worked immediately!
I finished installation, set up multibeast, kexts, everything.
Now the computer will boot without the RX560 but it will crash during startup if I have the RX560 in place...
EXCEPT when I do not have any monitors connected to (any of) the RX560 ports and connect a monitor after the boot!
THEN in 'about this mac' the card is specified as AMD R9 xxx 4096MB
On this same computer under Mojave I had it recognised as an RX560.
I did update my computer to run the last version of Sierra...
(I would love to keep Sierra to be able to run my favorite software, the reason for the 'down'grade)
 

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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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