I'm relatively new to the Hackintosh community. It's certainly not the first time someone has had a problem like this, but I thought I'd post it.
So, about a month ago, I picked up an HP Pavilion computer I had lying around from 2009, and I thought I'd try turning it into a Hackintosh just for kicks and giggles, so I knew what it was like before I tried installing it on my main PC. I'm using Clover as the bootloader.
Here are the specs:
Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5ghz
ASUS ATI Radeon X1600 Pro Silent 512MB (device ID = 71c3)
4GB DDR2 RAM 800mhz
Seagate 320GB HDD
macOS Sierra seemed to return a kernel panic, probably because SSE 4.2 support is not present on the E5200 if I recall correctly.
El Capitan seemed to boot fine though, and I installed it. To my surprise, it booted on the first try. So I did some post-installation with ##### to get the audio working and the bootable hard drive.
So here I am, on El Capitan 10.11.
The only issue I'm still facing is the graphics card. Sure, it might be old, but I heard some people got it working with full QE/CI.
The thing is, it tells me it only has 5MB of VRAM. As a consequence, there are numerous screen artifacts (especially on logon, it's awful to watch), major slowdowns, no DVD playing support apparently, and most importantly, no QE/CI.
Things I've tried:
I'm hopeful about the DSDT thing, but I don't know what it is or how it works.
What should I do at this point? Should I try fixing it or straight up downgrade to an earlier version of OSX?
Thanks in advance