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Trying to make an old ATI/AMD FirePro 2450 card work in El Capitan

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This is my first post, but I've been doing a ton of reading and trying to sort this on my own before posting.

I just turned an old Intel DX58SO-based system into a hackintosh. I followed the installation guide from this site, using UniBeast and then MultiBeast for El Capitan. In MultiBeast, I ticked the option under Graphics to inject ATI.

Everything is working - boots to HDD, ethernet, Firewire audio (Presonus Firebox) - but I'm stuck with very limited display options.

I have dual monitors, which are both showing the same screen right now. My only option in Systems Preferences > Displays is what it defaults to (1280 x 1024). I'm using 24" monitors via DVI and need full 1080 resolution. But it's also flickering in spots and definitely needs tweaking.

About this Mac > System Report shows the graphics as being ATI Radeon HD 4330M series.

Is there a different setting in MultiBeast I should've selected? Is there another workaround for these older FirePro cards?

I'm so close and this seems to be the last piece of the puzzle, so I'm hoping I can get it working without having to buy a different video card.

Thanks very much in advance!!
 

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I can't find anything that says the card has support for OpenCL. If it doesn't have that it won't work for OS X 10.9+.
 
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I can't find anything that says the card has support for OpenCL. If it doesn't have that it won't work for OS X 10.9+.
Thanks!

So if I purchase an inexpensive Nvidia GT 610 card, for example, is it a simple swap out of the card and then El Capitan will work with it? Do I have to re-run MultiBeast in advance to change some settings?

I appreciate the help
 

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Thanks!

So if I purchase an inexpensive Nvidia GT 610 card, for example, is it a simple swap out of the card and then El Capitan will work with it? Do I have to re-run MultiBeast in advance to change some settings?

I appreciate the help

A GT 610 will work fine. I have a PNY branded one in my second hack. Just needs Inject/Nvidia/True for Clover or GraphicsEnabler=Yes for Chimera/Chameleon.
 
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Awesome, thanks. I just ordered a EVGA GT 610 2GB, so early next week I'll hopefully be up & running. Will let ya know :cool:
 
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