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Sierra 10.12.6 SUCCESS! HP 8000 CMT - C2D E8400 - Asus GeForce 210

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HP Elite 8000 SFF
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Intel Core 2 Quad q8400
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Quadro NVS 290 + Quadro NVS 300
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The kinds of problems you are experiencing with Sierra and the HP 8000 are nothing new. It's the reason why I wrote the extensive and detailed HP Elite 8300 guide. It works really well with Sierra and High Sierra, probably the easiest install of macOS ever. Not even a single boot flag is needed. Everything works within a couple of hours after you begin the install. Since you already have the 8000 SFF case you could simply buy the 8300 motherboard and an Ivy Bridge CPU for about 50 dollars. Your ram may or may not work with that newer board but you could easily get some DDR3-1600 ram on various websites. Then you are mostly guranteed a working hackintosh that you won't have to spend days or weeks trying to get it to work. As I mentioned before your Quadro graphics card should be replaced by something more compatible like a GT 210 or GT 710 that should also make things go more smoothly with Sierra.

Thanks for getting back to me so Sierra and my hardware probably a no go without days lost. Can you recommend a version of OS X that works relatively easy. It seems lots of people buy them so not sure why I’m hitting the issues. Did your Sierra go without a hitch? Wonder why mine won’t
 

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Thanks for getting back to me so Sierra and my hardware probably a no go without days lost. Can you recommend a version of OS X that works relatively easy. It seems lots of people buy them so not sure why I’m hitting the issues. Did your Sierra go without a hitch? Wonder why mine won’t
The very easiest install is Mavericks, El Capitan or Yosemite installed for legacy booting with the Chimera bootloader. You can look at my Elite 8000 guide for all the details on that. Link is below in my signature.
 
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Thank you very much @budgetbuild, I was able to work with HP8100.
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Joined
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Messages
323
Motherboard
HP 6300 SFF-V3.08
CPU
i5-3570
Graphics
GT 640
Mac
  1. MacBook Air
  2. Mac mini
  3. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Power Mac
  2. Quadra
  3. SE/30
I appreciate if you could post the config.plist here.
Set SMBIOS to 13.2.

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The content of the following post may be the cause, so please read it.


The solution is this post above.
 

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