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Hello,

I just installed Mavericks to my custom rig, but It  wouldn't take my hd 7950, so I used a spare geforce 8600 gt .

My question: How can I install the 7950 on mavericks. What should I do? The systems works flawlessly ( except mac app store) but I want to use my 7950.

 

What do I need to do to make my 7950 work?

 

 

 

i5 2500k , f10 bios

gigabyte z68x-ud4-b3 , F10 Bios

Gigabyte Windforce HD 7950 / Geforce 8600 gt 256 mb

8 GB DDR3 Corsair 

Mavericks installed on Kingston 120 V300 SSD

WD 640 GB HDD ( will install w8 on it)

seasonic x600 PSU.

 

 

 

 



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first disable your IGPU in the bios, then backup and delete all AppleIntelHD graphics kexts,  set GE=No in your boot.plist, repairPermission with KextWizard/reboot



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iFire you're and iGod . I can't believe that worked ! Thanks a million

 

A follow-up question, you have any idea how can I get back the Mac App Store functionality ?

Mac Store  said an error has occured. iCloud doesn't work, it says it can't connect.  I have ethernet (en0) @ network prefs

 

Also, I saw I don't have a valid serial number ( I clicked generate with chameleon wizard, but it doesn't give me valid serials) I have my hackintosh customized as a Mac Pro (desktop) 3,1 .



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the beast option that always work is add a credit card in iTunes account 99,9% works :yes:  Ethernet en 0, <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string>, a valid serial and Modulo nvram in your extra folder, you can install with Chameleon wizard the nvram

 

 

 

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I tried what you suggested with the nvram but it doesn't work. Also I have 3 gifts cards ( about $35 credit) linked to my account.

Also tried the first 3 solutions from your first link.

I saw in Network Interfaces.plist that it says I have a mac pro 3.1 . I updated that, I now  have an iMac 12,2 ( About this Mac), also it has a valid Serial. 

Maybe the problem lie in the network interfaces.plist that think isn't updated and it thinks I have the old mac pro3.1? Any way to get around that?



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Problem: I cant boot to anything with the 7950. Can't make it past POST. It says
Waiting for ME ready . Tried 2 dif ports, hdmi, dvi.
It works with the 8600 gt.
I'm lost. I hope I didn't killed my amd gpu :)

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I don't think, this can be a problem with caches and permissions,  and your problem can be CMOS Reset in your bios, you have patched AppleRTC.kext ? download app Darwin Dumper and make a full report, zip the folder and upload here, and your Extra folder too.



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I ll do that tomorrow. I installed the nvram kext.
Problem is that i cant use the 7950 on any Os windows or osx. It freezes at bios saying that error msg, i cant even modify bios settings with the 7950 hooked up. Wierd wierd {censored}

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So I was away for a day, unplugged the computer, Installed Windows on another partition with the nvidia 8600 gt ( that's starting to die on me) and when I changed gpu's I was surprised to see that it worked. I Can't understand why but I'm happy. My 7950 works like a charm right now.in the meantime I wrote another bios, I hope this one will be ok, although I need a PS2 keyboard so I can update the second bios ( gigabyte has dual bios)







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