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HACKINTOSH? HP ELITEDESK 800 G3 MINI

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The HP ELITEDESK 800 G3 MINI looks like it could be a real Mac Mini killer in size and power.

I laid out the specs and costs here: http://minireplacement.com/replacements/hp-elitedesk-800-g3-desktop-mini/

But could this be turned into a Hackintosh?
It could be set up for less than a High End Mac Mini
and it would be massively faster, and more powered.

Unlike the MacMini, it appears to be serviceable in RAM and Storage.

HP SPEC
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA6-9329EEE&doctype=data%20sheet&doclang=EN_GB&searchquery=&cc=ie&lc=en

REPAIR MANUAL This can be serviced.

Any thoughts?!

hp-elitedesk-800-g3-02.jpg

It probably will work...
Read here:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...cpus-200-series-motherboards-in-macos.219877/
 

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Looks good:
  • m.2 ssd + 2.5" drive possible
  • Replaceable HDD and ram
  • Dual DP
  • Replaceable WLAN-module. I am not sure you can get a compatible one that fits though
I am worried about:
  • No sleep, since iGPU. Hopefully Kaby Lake support will come.
  • Fan noise. The 65w models have an extra fan for cooling.
 

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I guess it could. I just built an older HP sff with a small graphics card. Good machine, but if there was full iGPU support for Kaby Lake, I would have done that instead.
 
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Were any of yall able to successfully do it? I got most stuff working, but have to use VoodooHDA, plus cant get multimonitor to work.
 
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Were any of yall able to successfully do it? I got most stuff working, but have to use VoodooHDA, plus cant get multimonitor to work.

I just got a HP Elitedesk 800 G3 Mini 65W (Q270, i7-7700, HD630 and Intel NVME SSD) and fighting with High Sierra 10.13.6 installation for 2 nights, no luck. I get the installation screen once but then reboot (panic error) forever.
Would you mind share your config.plist and Kexts list? Thanks.

Update: Never mind, I just installed 10.13.6 and most functions are working. Doing more tests...
 
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I get the installation screen once but then reboot (panic error) forever.
Would you mind share your config.plist and Kexts list? Thanks

Hello PowerK6, I also have a Elitedesk 800 G3 Mini 65W but with an i5, and I don't success...

Can you give me info or links about your bios specs and your config.plist and kexts...

It turn me crazy...

Best regards

Hneiluj
 
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Hello,
With a friend I try to install HighSierra 10.13.6 on an Elitedesk 800 g3 mini, however after installing Clover on EFI, the boot of OSX install does not work.
Clover works, the apple appears, the bare load also but at 80% progress of the launch of installation partition from the USB key the computer bug
Have you succed to install OSX on this computer? If so, with what KEXTS and what configuration of Clover?
thanks in advance
 
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Hello PowerK6, I also have a Elitedesk 800 G3 Mini 65W but with an i5, and I don't success...

Can you give me info or links about your bios specs and your config.plist and kexts...

It turn me crazy...

Best regards

Hneiluj

I put my Clover files here (To be updated with more info), I add/remove some kexts after installation, so not sure if you can use this to complete the installation.
https://github.com/randyzhong/OS-X-HP-EliteDesk-800-G3-DM-Clover

Wi-Fi is not compatible so that you have to replace with a supported card.
I am working on Audio codec CX20632 with AppleALC, but no target date yet. Currently I am using VoodooHDA.

Good Luck!
 
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PowerK6, I have an EliteDesk 800 G3 Mini 65W with a nvme SSD. I tried to use your clover files. I have the loading bar and then the screens turn off. Do you have some clue ?
 
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