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@remington, are you using the latest BIOS? I'm trying to switch over to OC, but I'm having lots of difficulties. I used the EFI folder that you posted, which worked for High Sierra, but I couldn't get it to boot Catalina, or Monterey. I tried to set up an EFI folder myself but it went up in flames, too. It wouldn't boot Monterey, and, when I tried to boot into HS, it booted into recovery in Russian? language. And, when I booted into HS with Clover, my Nvidia graphics don't work with acceleration anymore even after an NVRAM reset. I'm wondering if it's an NVRAM issue with the latest BIOS? Might also be because I have a 9 month old, and I'm doing this during his nap times.
 
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@remington, are you using the latest BIOS? I'm trying to switch over to OC, but I'm having lots of difficulties. I used the EFI folder that you posted, which worked for High Sierra, but I couldn't get it to boot Catalina, or Monterey. I tried to set up an EFI folder myself but it went up in flames, too. It wouldn't boot Monterey, and, when I tried to boot into HS, it booted into recovery in Russian? language. And, when I booted into HS with Clover, my Nvidia graphics don't work with acceleration anymore even after an NVRAM reset. I'm wondering if it's an NVRAM issue with the latest BIOS? Might also be because I have a 9 month old, and I'm doing this during his nap times.

Never upgrade BIOS unless if absolutely necessary. I find that upgrading BIOS cause more problems with hackintosh builds so best to leave it as it is.

The BIOS version I have is 3801. OC version is 0.7.5.

Nvidia will not work with anything beyond High Sierra so you will need to use AMD video card.

You will need to reset NVRAM using OC tools and I will include my working copy of EFI folder. You will need to copy your serial number or create a new one.

Most important of all... make a backup copy of your macOS before doing this. Hope this helps.
 

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Remington, I'm up and running with a few small modifications to the config file. Thank you!
 
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ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO Z170
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Performed a smooth upgrade to Monterey. Had a few quirks with USB and audio, but was quickly able to find the solutions to get them going again. All working 100%.
 
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ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO Z170
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i7-6700K
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RX 580 x2
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  1. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Color Classic
  2. iMac
  3. Performa
  4. Power Mac
  5. PowerBook
  6. Quadra
  7. SE
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
A quick update: I changed my system ID to iMac 18.2 and updated to Ventura without issue and everyting is working great. I first updated the OC to the latest and ran the update via the system update. I was also able to perform a clean install to a blank drive. I'm getting really good performance and side car and hand-off are also working.
 
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Dell Latitude 7490
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HD 620
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A quick update: I changed my system ID to iMac 18.2 and updated to Ventura without issue and everyting is working great. I first updated the OC to the latest and ran the update via the system update. I was also able to perform a clean install to a blank drive. I'm getting really good performance and side car and hand-off are also working.

Amazing! I am about to hack my Maximus VIII Gene with Ventura, that's a promissing step :) Thank you! Do you have the BCM94360NG card ?
 
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