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[Guide] HP Elite 8300 & 6300 Pro (all form factors) using Clover UEFI hotpatch

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Is it necessary to Inject Intel too ?
Not needed with WhateverGreen patching method with config.plist /Devices/Properties/
 
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First of all, thanks a lot for this. I was having some troubles after updating to High Sierra on my machine and redid my install with this guide and it works a treat.

I'm having one problem, though: the Bluetooth half of my wireless card doesn't work any more. It doesn't even show up as installed in system profiler. Is there a reason your ACPI patches would cause the internal USB headers to not work? The card is definitely good as it works in Windows. I can provide more detailed reports if it'll help out.
 

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First of all, thanks a lot for this. I was having some troubles after updating to High Sierra on my machine and redid my install with this guide and it works a treat.

I'm having one problem, though: the Bluetooth half of my wireless card doesn't work any more. It doesn't even show up as installed in system profiler. Is there a reason your ACPI patches would cause the internal USB headers to not work? The card is definitely good as it works in Windows. I can provide more detailed reports if it'll help out.
Attach Problem Reporting files, as requested per guide.
That way i can see where the problem is.

What type of card do you have ?
Have you installed:
BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext
BrcmPatchRAM2.kext or BrcmNonPatchRAM2.kext according to your setup ?
 
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Hey, I'm new to the hackintosh realm and was wondering if this guide is still running strong in terms of Mojave. From reading the comments, it seems fairly well.

I am essentially trying to build a budget-friendly hackintosh as a way to introduce myself to macOS Mojave and more importantly the Xcode-environment. If I do go down the route of this build/guide, my plan would be to purchase the HP-8300 Elite SFF and the GT 710 as a dedicated GPU. I was also wondering if the GT 1030 was compatible with the HP-8300 Elite SFF & Mojave.

Thanks :mrgreen:
 

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I was also wondering if the GT 1030 was compatible with the HP-8300 Elite SFF & Mojave.
Not yet, as Nvidia has not released Mojave drivers that the 1030 would need for full functionality. High Sierra would work if you install that specific Nvidia driver. https://www.tonymacx86.com/nvidia-drivers/

Your other option is to buy an 8300 with a CPU that has the HD4000 graphics. The i7-3770 or i5-3475S are two examples. Then you could install Mojave right away and start coding now.
 
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Not yet, as Nvidia has not released Mojave drivers that the 1030 would need for full functionality. High Sierra would work if you install that specific Nvidia driver. https://www.tonymacx86.com/nvidia-drivers/

Your other option is to buy an 8300 with a CPU that has the HD4000 graphics. The i7-3770 or i5-3475S are two examples. Then you could install Mojave right away and start coding now.
Thank you for the reply and information! I started looking into hp 8300s with an i5-3475S, but them seem scarce on amazon. I’ll start looking into the i7-3770 as well.

If I was to go down the route of getting the GT 710, would that be more of a out-of-the-box situation with Mojave or would that require me to go a little further into the process?

I’m just trying to determine the most time & cost effective starter build.
 
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I started as a hackintosh beginner with an 8300/GT 710 combo, and found the process much easier than expected. That was back on El Capitan, and I've since upgraded to Sierra and High Sierra (not Mojave yet, but I tend to wait until X.3 releases or so.) Now with the video guides I imagine it's even a little easier. I'd suggest that if you're trying to limit cost and time then just buy the cheapest known compatible system and get started. I know I spent far far longer researching/shopping/deciding than I actually did getting the system working. Then, because of the flexibility of the HW, you can upgrade anything you find lacking later.
 
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I started as a hackintosh beginner with an 8300/GT 710 combo, and found the process much easier than expected. That was back on El Capitan, and I've since upgraded to Sierra and High Sierra (not Mojave yet, but I tend to wait until X.3 releases or so.) Now with the video guides I imagine it's even a little easier. I'd suggest that if you're trying to limit cost and time then just buy the cheapest known compatible system and get started. I know I spent far far longer researching/shopping/deciding than I actually did getting the system working. Then, because of the flexibility of the HW, you can upgrade anything you find lacking later.
That’s good information to know. I’m leaning toward that route too, it really just comes down to how the GT 710 will be in Mojave paired with the i5 version of the 8300. I would just go with the High Sierra route, but really want Mojave for the latest Xcode and what not.
 

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That’s good information to know. I’m leaning toward that route too, it really just comes down to how the GT 710 will be in Mojave paired with the i5 version of the 8300. I would just go with the High Sierra route, but really want Mojave for the latest Xcode and what not.
If you can get a an 8300 SFF with an i7-3770 for under $200 it's the way to go. The 710 costs 40-50 dollars and the graphics aren't any significant improvement from HD4000. The only reason to go with a 710 over HD4000 is if you want to run dual monitors instead of a single 1440p or 1080p monitor. HD4000 via DP output looks fine to me for general use. You can always add another higher spec Nvidia or AMD card later on. An AMD RX560 would work or a GTX 1050 Ti if the Mojave drivers come out.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAAJ27CH8761&Description=hp%208300%20i7-3770&cm_re=hp_8300_i7-3770-_-1VK-001E-0T1F7-_-Product

The certified refurbishers give you a 1 year hardware warranty that many Ebay sellers do not. Even then the cost to replace the PSU or Motherboard yourself is very minimal. Those are obtainable used at a very low price.
 
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