- Mar 1, 2021
- Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
- Core i5-2500K
- Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 580 8GB
Yes, my RX580 (Sapphire Pulse) works like a charm. I'm looking to get another if I can't get the 4100 to work. They're just a bit on the pricy side. I bought mine for about $200 a little over a year ago. Not a problem. $600+… yeah… that's "genuine Apple" money.Hi there.
If you are using Mojave the RX580 will work, but I'm pretty sure the WX4100 workstation card won't
Your response here is the first I've seen to suggest the WX4100 won't (likely) work with Mojave … after multiple searches. In fact, it was a search here that led me to believe it should work, and why I bought it.
I want to learn "it all"… but I don't intend to make a career of it. So… I want to learn enough to not be afraid of bricking my computer because I want to swap out this or upgrade that. You know?
Most people who have built a Hackintosh get by with their first one and then learn a little more from their second etc. I'm currently on my 15th I think. Reading my early builds it's clear I was as green as they come, still am some would say, but by reading and absorbing I've become more proficient. There's no single guide-book because PC hardware combinations are almost infinite.
This is my 4th (?)… rather 3.5th. The current is a fresh-install upgrade of a previous Hack on most of the same equipment. I think the gfx card was the only thing I had to change… because Metal. The aforementioned laptop kinda doesn't count. I got it to boot, but the built-in screen never worked right.
My learning has often hit walls. As above, I'll get a less-than-helpful answer, get frustrated, and not want to deal with the community for a while. That's why I've ultimately ended up mostly following step-by-step instructions on specific hardware. It get's the job done, but I don't learn much.
The current build was one of those. Even though they are written for a specific motherboard, the steps seemed fairly non-specific. My plan is to adapt those instructions as much as possible. We'll see.
That black-screen problem is caused, even with a supported/native GPU, because of the way a PC boots compared with a real Mac. There is a process called Radeon-DeInitialisation which just means, basically making the jump from boot graphics to fully-accelerated desktop graphics, on screen. This doesn't happen on a real Mac so macOS doesn't know how to handle it. We have to add "tweaks" to get that process working properly. The bootloaders we use, like Clover or OpenCore, have a certain amount of support for this, but the biggest help is usually the Whatevergreen.kext along with it's host Lilu.kext.
All that makes sense. After searching and reading, I came to understand that Lilu / Whatevergreen were probably the key. My versions of those were fairly old, so I attempted to replace them with newer ones. Yeah… that didn't work.
Should just replacing the old kexts in the UEFI partition work, or is there some voodoo that needs to happen to get those updated files registered properly?
Keep asking and we'll keep trying to help, but remember - Search is your friend on this site