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

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Sniki, I have tried to follow your steps while did not work for me. After installing I have screen stuck before login.

I managed to install Mojave using unibeast and multibeast, while when attempt to enable audio it never work
 
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Sniki, I have tried to follow your steps while did not work for me. After installing I have screen stuck before login.

I managed to install Mojave using unibeast and multibeast, while when attempt to enable audio it never work

Are you sure you’re in the right thread? This guide doesn’t use multibeast, that’s in trs96’s guide.
 
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Hi guys,
first of all - thank you so much for this awesome guide which gave me an awesome experience with my tiny USDT. But there is always a but - how come that I lost my second monitor output with Mojave? High Sierra was no problem at all but I can't find out why Mojave 10.14.6 second supplemental doesn't do the trick??? A helping hand would be much appreciated. TIA!!
 
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Hi Sniki et al,

I wanted to follow up with some feedback on using Sniki's guide with an i5 HP 8300
with a dGPU. In my case, I'm testing with a MSI Nvidia GT730 Kepler 2 GB graphics card,
and another system with a low profile MSI AMD RX560 4 GB, generally following Sniki's
guide. However, I have updated to Clover r5058 and some of the newer drivers.

I found some useful information from Hackintool and videoproc, which is a free download
at www.videoproc.com, and by running some of the demos at www.bitmovin.com/demos.
It is not necessary to activate videoproc to run these tests.

When my SMBIOS defines my machines as MacMini6,1, I find that Hackintool v2.7.8
reports in its "Info" that VDA Decoder fails, and if I look in videoproc "Settings" menu,
"Options" tells me that H264 and HEVC are both unavailable. You might have to hit
the update circular arrow to re-check availability.

Without changing the SMBIOS, it is possible to inject a different machine identity for the
purposes of using Whatevergreen. In the config.plist Boot menu, you can inject the following
boot arguments:

shikigva=40
shiki-id=Mac-FC02E91DDD3FA6A4

Alternatively, you can go to the Clover boot screen and go to the Options menu, where you
can insert these boot settings on a one-time test basis. By maintaining the SMBIOS machine
identification as a MacMini6,1, Sniki's configuration of the USB works normally.

For a further explanation, see post #16 in

The shiki settings tell Whatevergreen (WEG) that I am using the internal HD2500 IGPU graphics and the
dGPU graphics card, and that I want the graphics to be configured as though the machine is
a iMac13,2, which used an i5-3470 and had a Nvidia graphics card. If you want a different
graphics personality, you can look at Clover Configurator's SMBIOS menu, select a different
model using the lower right up/down arrow button, and copy the Board-ID as the shiki-ID
identification. If you want to ignore the internal IGPU, you should use shikigva=32 instead.
I have the dGPU set as the primary VGA in BIOS, and the iGPU set secondary, and WEG
automatically configures my IGPU as a headless framebuffer with AAPL,ig-platform-id = 0x10620007.
If you configure your IGPU as an alternative framebuffer with connectors, you may have to set the IGPU
as primary in BIOS to avoid the endless reboot problem.

When I configure the graphics shiki arguments as an iMac13,2, Hackintool tells me the VDA decoder is "fully
supported", and videoproc tells me that both H264 and HEVC are available.

When I go to the website bitmovin.com/demos, I can look at the DASH, HLS, or Progressive
steam test, or the DRM stream test. If I go there with the Safari browser with the DRM stream test,
it has an icon that shows me it recognizes the Safari browser with "Fairplay" DRM management.
I find that the DASH transmission standard fails, but Apple's "HLS" or "Smooth" work.

Today, Firefox released version 69.0 of its browser. With the new browser version, I tried to run Hulu
and it said it was downloading additional components. After they were downloaded, the DASH tests
pass and Firefox can now stream Hulu. However, if you go to the DASH, HLS, or Progressive test,
turn on "Use our Defaults" and switch to Apple's "Fairplay" as the DRM system, you get an error
message "DRM_NO_KEY_SYSTEM". Safari fails in the same way with DASH, and Safari fails when
attempting to stream Hulu videos.

I find that Firefox is now working for video streaming with Catalina and Hulu as well. However,
if you looking carefully at some of the background messages produced when updating HEVC
status on videoproc, it is complaining of errors on "kcVImageBufferTransferFunctionKey", even
though it concludes that HEVC is available.

So I hope I'm not getting too deep in the weeds here.

If you're using Sniki's recipe, it seems useful to retain your MacMini identification in SMBIOS, but to try
other video graphics identifications for graphics cards using the shikivga and shiki-id as boot arguments.
My systems with dGPUs appear to be most stable using the iMac13,2 (shiki-id=Mac-FC02E91DDD3FA6A4)
so far, and they perform well in Catalina too.

Lisa
 
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hi
i´m going to buy an ho 8300, but i dont know if buy an sff or an USDT.
the process for install the ma system is the same or its better buy the SSF ???
and, I can buy an i5 3470 or a i7 3770..... the diference are.....110 dolars

what i must buy?
thanks
 

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hi
i´m going to buy an ho 8300, but i dont know if buy an sff or an USDT.
the process for install the ma system is the same or its better buy the SSF ???
and, I can buy an i5 3470 or a i7 3770..... the diference are.....110 dolars

what i must buy?
thanks
If you get the USDT choose the i7-3770. The i5-3470 doesn't have working HD4000 graphics like the 3770 does. If you get the SFF you could use the 3470 plus a Mojave compatible graphics card. A GT 710 works or use an AMD RX 560 low profile card from MSI.
 
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damm.....
in the web I am watching... all the i7 3700....... have hd graphics 2500.
it is posible?? no one have the hd 4000...... maybe are old pcs??? or the web have the specifications bad ??

this are the specifications:

Caracteristicas HP 8300 SFF
  • Procesador: Intel Core i7 3770 3400 GHz.
  • Memoria RAM: 8 GB.
  • Disco Duro: 128 SSD.
  • Lector: Si.
  • Tarjeta Gráfica: Intel HD Graphics 2500.
  • Tarjeta de Sonido: Integrada HD Audio.
  • Expansión:
  • 1 x PCI.
  • 1 x PCIe x1.
  • 2 x PCIe x16.
  • Ethernet: Si.
  • Tarjeta de Red: Ethernet LAN, velocidad de transferencia de datos: 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s.
  • Tecnología de cableado: 10/100/1000Base-T(X).
  • Puertos:
  • Cantidad de puertos USB 2.0: 6.
  • Cantidad de puertos USB 3.0: 4.
  • Cantidad de puertos VGA (D-Sub): 1.
  • Cantidad de DisplayPorts: 1.
  • Puerto de ratón PS/2: 2.
  • Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) cantidad de puertos: 1.
  • Micrófono, jack de entrada: Si.
  • Salidas para auriculares: 1.
  • Puerto serial: 1.
  • Coa: Windows 7 Pro.
  • Dimensiones: 33,8 x 37,8 x 10 cm.
  • Peso: 8 Kg.
 

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or the web have the specifications bad ??
bad specs, every intel 3770 CPU has HD4000. Check the Intel website.
 
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bad specs, every intel 3770 CPU has HD4000. Check the Intel website.
Hello

Thanks for your quick reply.
I thought the same thing, that the store that sells used hp, have put the specifications wrong.
I think they have a standard template, and have copied / pasted to ALL HP 8300 line.
It doesn't matter if it's an i3, i5 or an i7 .... all the same ....
 
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Thank you LisaAlterEgo, the reason why only one of IGPU or dGPU is effective has been revealed.

The monitor screen on the IGPU side is not displayed, but only the cursor is displayed, but the monitor screen on the dGPU side is "AAPL, ig-platform-id = 0x0166000B" and the menu bar display is stable.

Edit: There was a problem that ".jpg" could not be displayed in safari.
 
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