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Is it possible to swap out a Motherboard without problems after making a hackintosh?

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Motherboard
Asus Z390
CPU
i7 8700K
Graphics
Vega 56
I just recently finished my Hackintosh with the following components:
Asus Z390-A
i7 870pK
Strix Vega 56
16Gb Ram
Samsung NVME M.2

Now i hate that my hackintosh doesnt have Wifi nor Bluetooth. Can i just swap out the motherboard for one with bluetooth and wifi? Because i m worried i will have problems with booting it up maybe?! Or is it save because everything is saved on the Hard Drive?

Thanks for any help in advance!
 
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Asus Z390
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i7 8700K
Graphics
Vega 56
i ordered the Fenvi one but had only trouble with it and thought why not just swap out the motherboard and have less stress trying out all sorts of adapters and changing things all over again here and there.
 

Jamesbond007

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I just recently finished my Hackintosh with the following components:
Asus Z390-A
i7 870pK
Strix Vega 56
16Gb Ram
Samsung NVME M.2

Now i hate that my hackintosh doesnt have Wifi nor Bluetooth. Can i just swap out the motherboard for one with bluetooth and wifi? Because I am worried I will have problems with booting it up maybe?! Or is it save because everything is saved on the Hard Drive?

Thanks for any help in advance!
You should be able to swap out the motherboard for another one provided it is MacOS compatible. I have done my share of motherboard replacements (Z68 -> Z77, P67 -> Z270, Z68 -> X99) in the past and apart from some minor adjustments the various MacOS systems usually boot up fine.

However, I don't think you can find a motherboard with a Wifi / Bluetooth component that works in MacOS. Whatever motherboard you use you will need a separate MacOS compatible Wifi / Bluetooth card if you need those functions.
 
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Motherboard
Asus Z390
CPU
i7 8700K
Graphics
Vega 56
I wouldnt do that...What chip has your fenvie in it? 94360CD. They usually work very well. So it would be better to do a ssdt for usb, that will help to solve usb issues or do a usb kext with hackingtool from headkaze
I had this one, what do you think?
 

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pastrychef

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I've swapped out motherboards without any issues. Depending on how different the motherboards are, you may or may not need to make some changes to your EFI folder but macOS itself should not need any changes. In fact, I've carried over working macOS installations from real Macs to hacks.
 
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