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Official CustoMac Mini 2011 Guide and Notes (in progress)

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If you're 'upgrading to Maverick' on an existing Hackintosh running ML, Lion, etc.,
and did not do a 'clean install',
this thread explains how to get rid of old kexts that can cause problems with Multibeast:

Updating FakeSMC [A Guide]
 
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Hi,
I've got 10.7.5 working well since a long time, but since last week sleep and wake-up don't working well. The computer doesn't wake-up or restart the system. I've reinstalled 10.7.5 update, the DSDT and the kexts without succes. Any help please?




thanks
 
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Hello all,

I'm looking to upgrade the video card of my 2011 CustoMac Mini. It's currently running the latest OS X 10.9.2. I have the GA-H67N-USB3 mobo, i5-2500K proc & the older Sugo SG05BB-450 case (450w PS). I ideally would like to get an video card that can support 2 outputs with 2560x1440 resolution and a 3rd output of 1920x1200. I was looking at the EVGA GeForce GTX 660 as well as the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870. I noticed that the H67N supports PCI Express 2.0 while the GTX 660 runs at the 3.0 version so I'm not sure if that would work.

Does anyone have any recommendations on the newer video cards that work with the H67N mobo?

Thanks for your help.

Alex
 
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I just wanted to give a follow up on my previous post. I ended purchasing the XFX Radeon HD 6870 (HD-687A-ZHFC) video card based on my research on this forum. I got a used one oneBay for $80. It's plug n play (I'm running 10.9.2) and it fits perfectly in my Sugo SG05 case. This particular model is shorter in length than the other 6870 cards so it' perfect for a mini-ATX case. It does require a minimum 500w power supply based on the specs but my 450w PS seems to be working fine. I'm running 3 24" monitors right now and planning to get a 27" later. Lastly, the only drawback is that the fan is quite loud but I've seen numerous mods on replacing the stock fan which I might do later on.
 
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—Is anyone still using this configuration for Mavericks? I've been able to do so mostly successfully, but I'm having some issues with my optical drive. It only seems works when it's on the same SATA controller as the boot disk. Annoying because I want to use a second SSD to run windows and take advantage of the SATA III speeds.

Example:

port 0: Samsung 840 Pro SSD
port 1: Sony Optiarc DVD :thumbup:
port 2:
port 3:
port 5:


port 0: Samsung 840 Pro SSD
port 1: Samsung 830 SSD
port 2: Sony Optiarc DVD :thumbdown:
port 3:
port 5:

port 0: Samsung 840 Pro SSD
port 1: Samsung 830 SSD
port 2:
port 3: Sony Optiarc DVD :thumbdown:
port 5:

What did I miss?

:banghead:
 
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Is there a clear guide to update my 10.7.5 Lion install up to 10.9.2?

I've got 10.9.2 running and booting the 2011 CustoMacMini hardware on an external HD, but how can I upgrade my 10.7.5 software directly to 10.9.2 without performing a fresh install?

Any links to other forum posts or direct instructions would be much appreciated.


On my external drive 10.9.2 install HDMI Audio is _NOT_ working. 889 Audio is not working either, for that matter.

In 10.7.5 I use both 889 Digital Audio and I run two screens, both on HDMI, both supporting HDMI audio.

Thanks for any help. This late 2011 build is still running strong!

BL5K
 

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Is there a clear guide to update my 10.7.5 Lion install up to 10.9.2?

I've got 10.9.2 running and booting the 2011 CustoMacMini hardware on an external HD, but how can I upgrade my 10.7.5 software directly to 10.9.2 without performing a fresh install?

Any links to other forum posts or direct instructions would be much appreciated.


On my external drive 10.9.2 install HDMI Audio is _NOT_ working. 889 Audio is not working either, for that matter.

In 10.7.5 I use both 889 Digital Audio and I run two screens, both on HDMI, both supporting HDMI audio.

Thanks for any help. This late 2011 build is still running strong!

BL5K
Boots the external drive with no problems?
CCC or SuperDuper will clone the external to the internal, then all you have to do is boot with UniBeast or Clover USB and install Chimera or Clover.
 
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I should have clarified.

I am able to install 10.9.2 and 10.9.4 FRESH onto a blank drive. And I am able to boot. Albeit, without audio drivers or HDMI audio working.

But what I'm more curious about is what steps I need to take to UPGRADE my smoothly running 10.7.5 install to 10.9.4.

That's the kind of guide and posts I'm looking for.

My thanks to anyone who can point me in the right direction.

Thanks!
 
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Anyone still running this guy? i've got mine up and going fine on Sierra - thinking about performing some upgrades soon. I still have the lowest recommended CPU in it and 8mb ram, same old USB3 motherboard. It's basically stock as original post was, just added a gelid low profile cooler. Been running fine all these years.
 
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Anyone still running this guy? i've got mine up and going fine on Sierra - thinking about performing some upgrades soon. I still have the lowest recommended CPU in it and 8mb ram, same old USB3 motherboard. It's basically stock as original post was, just added a gelid low profile cooler. Been running fine all these years.
Yes, here!
But on Sierra, I've never got HDMI audio to work, how did you get it to work?
Mine is used as an HTPC so this is absolutely crucial. Currently I'm still using 10.9.5.
 
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