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[Guide] Lenovo Legion y530-y540 Laptop on Catalina 10.15

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Lenovo y540
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Thanks to the author for his work!
successfully installed mojave with efi 3.01 on my legion 540
I also want to ask if the hackintosh can somehow harm a laptop?
to break the nvidia graphics card? or something else?
 
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Lenovo Legion Y530
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UHD 630
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Thanks to the author for his work!
successfully installed mojave with efi 3.01 on my legion 540
I also want to ask if the hackintosh can somehow harm a laptop?
to break the nvidia graphics card? or something else?
Making a hackintosh can't harm your laptop. That would be like a TV show breaking your TV. The Nvidia graphics card just won't be recognised by macOS, it will still work in Windows. I've been using Hackintoshes since 2012 and haven't had any bad effects other that a few sleepless nights when I was trying to get things working.
 
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Hello! I understand that there are no ways to connect an external monitor when the hackintosh is installed?
 
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Hello! I understand that there are no ways to connect an external monitor when the hackintosh is installed?
yes, has not find it yet
 
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This is great to know that you can run Legion Y540 17" and use Catalina. Curious. Since it's not using the Nvidia card, what graphic processor is it using to still operate? Also, what kind of GeekBench scores are you getting from this as a result of not being able to use the Nvidia GPU? I wonder if there is any way to get an AMD GPU running on that laptop? I look forward to your reply, thank you.
 
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Lenovo Legion Y530
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This is great to know that you can run Legion Y540 17" and use Catalina. Curious. Since it's not using the Nvidia card, what graphic processor is it using to still operate? Also, what kind of GeekBench scores are you getting from this as a result of not being able to use the Nvidia GPU? I wonder if there is any way to get an AMD GPU running on that laptop? I look forward to your reply, thank you.
It uses the integrated Intel UHD 630 graphics. It's difficult to use an AMD GPU as the laptop lacks a TB3 port that most EGPU enclosures use for connection.
If you're willing to sacrifice NVMe you could use an M.2 to PCI-E 4x adapter like the R43SG. You'd need to dremel a little hole to route the ribbon cable through or leave the lower case off and it's kinda messy.
 
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Asus X299-Deluxe
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i9-7980XE
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2 x AMD Frontier 16GB
I just saw this link and am looking forward to someone tackling this one:


I think would be amazing when someone figures out how to get this to work with Mac OS X. In the end I'm really wanting a AMD GPU driven, 17" laptop. I'm sure that will come out this year very soon.
 
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i'm using EFI 3.0.0. When i closing case, Catalina reboots instead sleep. It's already fixed in next releases? maybe i need download 3.0.1 or 3.0.2 ?
 
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LENOVO Legion-Y530
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i5-8300H/HM370
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Android
i'm using EFI 3.0.0. When i closing case, Catalina reboots instead sleep. It's already fixed in next releases? maybe i need download 3.0.1 or 3.0.2 ?
try using 3.0.1 or 3.0.2....
 
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