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  1. I recall discussions about HD 4000 family GPUs with RV710 chipsets when OSX 10.6 was new.

    Even then, success was rare and not perfect, so I would not hope for too much.

    The starting point for 10.10 should be the AMD4600 Controller.kext.

    With some luck it may be enough to add the device ID of your GPU to the kexts plist, but the kext has dependencies which may need patching too.

    You might try these IDs :

    954f RV710 [Radeon HD 4350/4550]

    9552 RV710/M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4330/4350/4550]

    9553 RV710/M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4530/4570/545v]

    9555RV710/M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4350/4550]


    Maybe someone alreday tried the Device IDs, I did not follw the HD4000 / RV710 proceedings.

    The RV710 chipset is from 2008 or so and Apple dropped support for lots of old hardware over the years. :(

  2. I have no idea about CS-GO, I´m no gamer, sorry.


    As for Photoshop CS5, all apps do run fine in Sierra but not so in HS.

    The most important thing about CS is to block any outbound connections because the apps do phone home otherwise and your serial will be blacklisted in an instant.

    There are different ways to do so: A firewall like Little Snitch, or  custom "hosts" list are possibilities.

    If you don´t know how prevent phoning home, disconnect your Hackintosh from the internet as long as you run CS5/CS6.

    For Apple, apps like CS5 count as "legacy" software. As the suite relys on JAVA, you need to install the Java package from Apple first:


    With Java, Photoshop 12.1 X64 is running fine on my side with Sierra. With High Sierra, the same Photoshop still starts, but crashes upon closing. :(


    I never ventured to try CS6, our admin Rene did run CS6 on one of his Hacks about five years ago, so it looks doable.

    As I´m fine with CS5 I did never feel the need for a newer version.

    In fact CS2 would be enough for me, but you would need Snow Leopard/Rosetta to run CS2 on Mac or Hackintosh.

    (Or any Windows XP, 7, 10 PC where CS2 is still working hassle free - the Waback Machine capured the CS2 installers in various languages, as you may know.)


    Best wishes!

  3. By design, SL 10.6.X is way too old to run with anything newer than Sandy Bridge cpus.

    AFAIK Intel HD3000 drivers were introduced with Lion 10.7, SL is not even aware of it. :(

    IIRC, even Sandy Bridge needed a patched kernel. That in mind, you may try Nawcom´s Mod CD or USB and a retail SL DVD.

    Nawcoms Mod has an option to install a patched kernel for unsupported cpus.

    The newer your hardware, the less likely SL will work. SL Server in VMWare may be a solution if you need 10.6 on recent hardware.

    For a hassle free install of SL choose any old Core2Duo or even DualCore, Intel 945GM chipset or better and a supported GPU.

    A Lenovo T60 (intel iGPU only) or something similar will be a perfect match for example.

  4. Running a T420 Sierra without issues, I´m sure that your CPU is the culprit.

    There is no claim that your Celeron 847 has the HD3000 iGPU. Instead an unspecified "Intel Graphics" is in your specs.

    As your CPU is soldered in, there is no way upgrading it with a i5-2520m either. The end of the line, sorry.

    Maybe consider W10 again? Version 1703 does not look bad at all on my other T420. ;)


    Other than that, consider swapping the X220 for the T420, which are fairly affordable as leasing returner.


    The T420 CPU may be upgraded rather easy, if need should be. The Intel WLAN has to be exchanged as usual, BIOS may need downgrade and whitelist removal.

    That in mind, an easy to set up Hackintosh with a good guide too.


  5. My wife has a similar G41 board from Biostar for XP still.

    AFAIK the G41 chipset was not fully compatible with AHCI but somehow disabled. Anyway I can´t reach the OSX installer with that rig either.

    I did not try any further, but there are patches to get around.

    Maybe try with this one:


  6. This is a pretty old thread, so posting here is kind of pointless.

    For the ones with similar laptops using Arrandale CPU, it should be pointed out that "Intel HD Graphics" is an euphemism for a crap iGPU - sorry.

    Such iGPU was never supported in OSX by design, may we conclude Apple had a reason for that?


    With some skills and footwork, it may be possible to enable the Intel HD Graphics with Arrandale CPUs in OSX though:


    I tried the procedure some time ago and gave up, returned the lappy to sender. ;)

  7. Sooo, loocking at the specs, it seems obvious that M-Audio Firewire Audiophile was desinged for a G3 running MacOS 9.2.2 or early flavors of OSX plus Windows boxes with W2k/XP.


    That said, your hardware may only gain poor support from Apples PPC emulator Rosetta on Intel boxes.

    Maybe a Firewire G3 would be best, if you can´t or don´t want to use a Windows 32bit OS for grabbing the audio files.

  8. Thanks for the info. As you are running a XEON beast too, maybe you could lend a hand here?

    As for M-Audio, I can´t make much out of the log either. Its apparently a bus error and/or illeal memory access.

    I would repair HDD and permissions and hope for the best.

    10.6.3 is rather old too, I would upgrade via combo update to 10.6.7 to see if you fare better there.

    Quite a few errors in MacOSX were ironed out by updates, new obstacles added in return. ;)

    Always have a backup of your working system before "improving" it!

  9. Quote

    Is this my problem at the moment?

    Yes - and no. You need to install Clover onto the Mac EFI partition. The Clover installer package does that automatically by default.

    First of, you will need a bootable macOS volume with boot loader installed on it. There are many guides to create such a thing.

    Such boot volume is needed to get into the macOS installer at all.

    From the installer format your Disk1 with the Mac Disk Utility, install macOS and finally install Clover onto Disk1.

    When your BIOS settings are right (no RAID Jazz etc.) the installer should find your hard disks.

    A OSX boot volume can be created in the macOS fairly easy, GNU/Linux may work, Windows is near useless in my opinion.

    Back to Clover: If you have a custom setup for your machine, (from a similar hack on the net) you may also copy over the files by hand.

    From my HackBook, things look like this: (Mac EFI is hidden in userland by default)




    One method to mount Mac EFI is described here: Mount EFI copy.txt


    Your server board may give you some headache, gven its your first Hackintosh.

    Be sure to set the ICH10 HHD controller to AHCI and choose a OSX compatible PCI graphics card.

    Did you already read this? http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/7798-install-on-intel-s5520sc-with-dual-xeon/


    Good luck!



  10. Nice Hack, a Skylake AIO!

    For WLAN, Intel cards were never supported and probably never will be. Seems your PCI-e mini card is not that hard to reach, cosider swapping it for a OSX compatible one.

    Note that your BIOS may have a whitelist of allowed devices, so a non Lenovo branded device may not work at all.

    As for touchscreen, there are YT videos, if you really need that with macOS.

  11. I may be wrong here, but if my memory serves the ATI HD 3XXX family was last supported in OSX 10.5 32bit.

    For 10.10 and up you want a HD 5XXX card or better or a matching NVIDIA equivalent.

    For a server like yours a cheap HD 5450 or HD 6360 should be sufficient.


    Whether your MacPro will like non Apple branded cards or not, I can´t tell.

    With Hackintosh, e.g HP HD 5450 or HD 6360 low end cards do work fine with 10.13.

  12. Hi slapbass!

    From what I gathered your HD5500 has issues with the allocated memory since OSX 10.10.

    The framebuffer for your GPU has to be edited accordingly.

    Read here please to get the idea: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/318557-guide-hackintosh-install-el-capitan-10113-on-hp-pavilion-15-hd5500/?hl=%2Bhd+%2B5500+%2Bel+%2Bcapitan


    Intel WLAN cards never worked in OSX and will never do, as you may know.

  13. Your laptop seems to come with a Intel® HD Graphics 4600 and the GeForce GTX 970M.

    A Hackintosh can not boot with two active GPU by default.

    If you can disable the GTX970 in BIOS, you may try with your Intel HD 4600. Best use USB mouse and keyboard until all needed kext are installed.

    It may be possible to hack it with a lot of skills and labour, but I would not choose such a lappy as first hack.


    Is this your laptop?


    Core specs
    Processor Quad-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-4710HQ
    RAM 16GB
    Memory slots (free) 2 (0)
    Max memory 16GB
    Size 418.5x287x21.8mm
    Weight 2.66kg
    Sound Realtek HD Audio (3x 3.5mm audio jacks)
    Pointing device Touchpad
    Screen size 17.3in
    Screen resolution 1,920x1,080
    Touchscreen No
    Graphics adaptor Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M
    Graphics outputs 2x Mini DisplayPort, HDMI
    Graphics memory 3GB
    Total storage 128GB SSD, 1TB hard disk
    Optical drive type None
    Ports and expansion
    USB ports 4x USB3
    Bluetooth Yes
    Networking 802.11ac, gigabit Ethernet
    Memory card reader SDHC, SDXC
    Other ports None
    Operating system Windows 8.1
    Operating system restore option Restore partition

  14. I tried to find the device´s specs.

    In the past it was possible to edit the AirPort Atheros40 kext. Some footwork will have to be done.

    Maybe consider swapping the card for a one working with Sierra oob.



    Best look here for some proceedings: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312045-atheros-wireless-driver-os-x-101112-for-unsupported-cards/


  15. Looked at the specs and would recommend to get rid of the RN50.

    From what I gathered its akin to these: https://www.cnet.com/products/ati-radeon-7000-series/specs/

    Swap it for a HD 5450 or 6350 or anything more performant if you need it.


    Next read the rather good guide here to get the idea: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/page-1

    Disable all the RAID jazz and similar, set the onboard sATA controller to AHCI and give it a go.


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