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PLGA 775 build stuck at apple logo on install

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I have made a BIOS flash drive with high sierra. I try to boot and the following problems happen with the following builds. I have a E6600 that I plan t use if any of these works.
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6550
MB: Intel DQ35MPE
GPU: Integrated MB Intel 82Q35
This build goes till clover where I select i want to install and it gets stuck at showing the apple logo. No bars or text
Things I have tried are on/off serial port, on/off acpi, setting primary graphics drivers, achi hdd, setting date, turning off inject intel drivers in config. As far as I waited for 10 minutes nothing happened, it just stayed on apple logo. As it has UEFI I will try creating a UEFI flash tomorrow.
Second build
CPU: Pentium E2140
MB: Asrock G41M-VS3
GPU: Integrated MB Intel GMA X4500
I believe this is an lGA 775. This setup just gets to the same apple logo but after like 3 minutes it reboots. There aren't many things in the bios that i know are related to hackintoshing but I have tried on/off some timing thing.
Third mb I will try is this gigabyte ga 945gzm s2. But I feel like the result will be same. I don't have a dedicated gpu yet but I am working on getting one next week but I would expect it to be an old one too. Maybe that will fix it... I have some suspicion that this hardware might be too old to install high sierra but I don't get any errors. Let me know the things you need to help troubleshoot. First hackintosh
 
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Seems like the 3rd system board doesn't go further as well. Looks like it's a problem with my config or something.
 

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You need to use a C2Duo E7200 or newer/higher which has the SSE 4.1 instruction set. Anything older like your E6550 will not work with High Sierra. You can find an E8400 CPU for about 5 USD on Ebay.com. It may require a motherboard bios update to use one. Check your motherboard manual or the Intel site to see if it is supported.

If you don't want to upgrade your CPU install El Capitan, that should work with your current hardware.
As it has UEFI I will try creating a UEFI flash tomorrow.
Don't think a motherboard that old would support UEFI booting. Not a good idea.

CPU: Pentium E2140
MB: Asrock G41M-VS3
GPU: Integrated MB Intel GMA X4500
I believe this is an lGA 775. This setup just gets to the same apple logo but after like 3 minutes it reboots.
The GMA X4500 graphics are not supported in High Sierra.
 
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Intel DQ35MPE
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Core 2 duo E6600
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MacBook Air, MacBook Pro
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Android
You need to use a C2Duo E7200 or newer/higher which has the SSE 4.1 instruction set. Anything older like your E6550 will not work with High Sierra. You can find an E8400 CPU for about 5 USD on Ebay.com. It may require a motherboard bios update to use one. Check your motherboard manual or the Intel site to see if it is supported.

If you don't want to upgrade your CPU install El Capitan, that should work with your current hardware.


Don't think a motherboard that old would support UEFI booting. Not a good idea.
Got it. Any place where I can see these instruction sets? And which version are comparable with which instructions sets and cpus
 

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Got it. Any place where I can see these instruction sets? And which version are comparable with which instructions sets and cpus
You simply need a socket 775 Core2Duo or Core2Quad CPU with SSE 4.1 or higher. Look up any Intel CPU's specs on Intel.com.
 
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