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I've tried everything that I can think of and I can EITHER get:
Boot to Black Screen, OR
Boot with NO Acceleration.

I've clean installed, used Display Port > HDMI Adapter (monitor is HDMI), tried to let WEG and LILU do the heavy lifting (maybe I messed up), tried every boot argument I can find in the ReadMes. I am LOST and FRUSTRATED!

Can Someone Please help out?

Here are my Plists, I've given them understandable names to save you reading.

NOTE: I deleted SMBIOS info from both, but everything else is the same as it is in my EFI/Clover folder.

I'm losing productivity every day on this thing, and I've been at it for over a week! I sincerely appreciate anyone who can help me get through this! So, thank you in advance, very, very much.
 

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Try this one. (paste your current smbios info in it)

Make sure you have latest Lilu (1.4.4) and WhateverGreen (1.3.9) kexts in your Clover/kexts/other folder
 

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Try this one. (paste your current smbios info in it)

Make sure you have latest Lilu (1.4.4) and WhateverGreen (1.3.9) kexts in your Clover/kexts/other folder
WOW! if you don't mind explaining a few things to me, so that I may understand better for next time, I have a few questions for you.

1. What did you do that I didn't?
A. Now the system boots and acceleration works.
B. BUT the card is I.D'd as a hex value in About This Mac (see attached screenshot).
C. Lilu and WEG do NOT show as loaded extensions.
D. My system now has random beachballing/pinwheeling intermittently for a few seconds at a time.
2. Does A-C above matter, and if so, how do I fix it?
3. Any Ideas on D above?

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I never thought I'd get this far again! Thank you for your help. I just want to understand better what I missed.
 

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Please upload your EFI folder with SMBIOS cleaned (no serial), I'll take a look and fix these issues.
 
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Please upload your EFI folder with SMBIOS cleaned (no serial), I'll take a look and fix these issues.
I don't even know what to say, Namok88...Thank you!

Here is my EFI folder, cleaned. Though, if you have time, I'd still love to learn from this experience. If not, I understand and appreciate you anyway.
 

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No problem! I'll explain you later what I did.

The logs mention a EVGA GeForce GT 640.

Please confirm it's not installed in your hackintosh anymore.
 
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@NewandConfused

Try that one (put back your SMBIOS values in) and let me know if B and D are fixed.
 

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@NewandConfused

Try that one (put back your SMBIOS values in) and let me know if B and D are fixed.
That Config didn't let me boot (got the no screen instead of the apple logo with loading bar), BUT the beach balling and stuttering seems to be fixed after a reboot with the former config you gave me. It's a little early to say for sure, usage-wise, but D seems okay now.
 
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