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Robbish's 8yr old ATX IvyBridge Hackintosh GA-Z77-DS3H - i5-3570K - HD 4000 [OpenCore/macOS Big Sur]

zjb

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Jul 7, 2013
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Motherboard
GA-Z77X-UD3H
CPU
i5-3570k
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Just login to say thank you. I successfully set my old computer up on my first try following your excellent tutorial.
 
Joined
Mar 31, 2011
Messages
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H-F11a
CPU
i5-3570K OC @ 4.2GHz
Graphics
HD 4000
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
thanks @Nodarkthings but if it ain't broke.. :silent:

thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately I'm without macOS as my motherboard died (see my updates section). The only thing that I can update on this build is the EFI because the tools to do that all work in Linux which is my temporary Desktop PC for the time being (a re-purposed Mini PC meant for a OPNsense firewall) well, I had to improvise ;)
 
Joined
Apr 14, 2013
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
CPU
i7 > need model # > See Rules!
Graphics
HD 4000
Mac
  1. iMac
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Thanks for sharing, I own the same motherboard and I finally succeeded to install Big Sur!
 
Joined
Oct 22, 2013
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H-F9
CPU
i5-3470
Graphics
GT 710
Mac
  1. iMac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Thank you Robbish for this wonderful guide!

I had almost same experience with GA-H77M-D3H. The reboots after changing hardware and clean. reset CMOS. Also was thinking my PSU had broken down. I almost gave up, but did not trust the bios and backup BIOS. Bought CH341A BIOS programmer and used my LINUX machine to reprogram BIOS (had to de-solder one of the BIOS chips) Since then it all works like a charm again. So if you still have the board....

I'm still on Catalina, but I'm going to try my luck to upgrade to Big Sur now with the help of your guide. :)

 
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Mar 31, 2011
Messages
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H-F11a
CPU
i5-3570K OC @ 4.2GHz
Graphics
HD 4000
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
thanks 4soulshine, glad you liked the guide, funnily enough, I did buy the the CH341A Bios programmer in August and used a few Linux guides like this Lonnie Mason guide, Jens Depuydt's guide and deftdawg's YouTube but i had no luck with it. I think that i tried it so many times that I wore out the clip which will no longer seat the BIOS chip properly. I might as a last resort buy a new BIOS chip before ditching the board.
 
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