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  1. Hi, I recently hackintoshed a friends gaming computer and mostly everything is working fine. One of the things that isn't working is getting the resolution right. The graphics card is detected natively and is working fine but his TV is an issue with both Windows and OS X. In windows, Nvidia provides a utility to create a custom resolution that fits the TV perfectly. On OS X, there is an overscan checkbox in the display settings of System Preferences but there is no slider to adjust how much. When it is checked the display is too zoomed in. When it is unchecked the display is too small and there is about a one inch gap on the sides and half an inch gap on the top and bottom. I tried SwitchresX but it was very confusing and I was unable to apply the custom resolution. I am not a newbie and have a lot of knowledge when it comes to PC's and Mac's. I've tried everything I know and nothing worked. When the PC is hooked up to a monitor the resolution is fine. The problem is when its hooked up to the TV which is the primary place it is used I tried all TV picture mode settings/overscan/resolution combos and none worked Its using an Nvidia 740 4GB Superclocked graphics card and is connected to the TV using HDMI
  2. Thanks for your response! I believe that it is installed legacy rather the UEFI. I will try what you suggested tomorrow and post the results.
  3. Hi, heres my situation. I installed OS X for a friend yesterday and we almost have it working perfect. The problem now is that we can't get it to boot windows. When booting the PC the clover screen shows 4 options which are "Boot Clover from EFI" Boot Windows from" "Boot Mac OS X from Macintosh HD" and "boot recovery from Macintosh HD" Clicking Boot Windows from results in a black screen and the only way to fix it is to reset the computer. I tried adding the NTFS.efi file and changing the boot to LegacyBIOSDefault but it didn't change anything. Heres where it gets weird, Once it wouldn't boot Windows I thought Windows might need to be reinstalled. I made a UEFI windows install USB and tried to boot it. When I chose it as the boot device the screen flashed twice and then it brought me into the clover boot loader screen. I knew that shouldn't have happened but I decided to try booting the install flash drive from Clover and rather then booting the installer it took me straight into the windows install we have on the computer. I don't understand how this happened but for some reason attempting to boot the Windows installer from clover actually just boots windows. It's good that this lets us get into Windows but I would not like to have to leave that flash drive in there forever. The current setup is that Windows is running on one partition of the SSD and Mac OS X is running on the other partition of the SSD. Booting into Mac works fine, booting into Windows is the problem
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    Can't install Windows with bootcamp & Fusion Drive

    I guess... I did not make any of these partitions they're all there by default. This screenshot was taken after formatting the entire internal drive and completing a fresh install of Yosemite.
  5. What I would try is going into disk utility from internet recovery and creating another partition on your HDD. Then, Install OS X Yosemite to it and once you boot into it, transfer all the files from the non-working El Captain partition to the working Yosemite partition.
  6. Hi, I am trying to install Windows 10 on my mac using bootcamp. Everything goes fine until I have to select the drive to install it on. Here is what I did step by step. 1. Downloaded Windows 10.iso 2. Run bootcamp assistant to create Bootcamp partition and install USB 3. Boot into windows 10 installer. 4. At this point I have to select the drive to install it on, there are seveal different partitions even though in disk utility I only see one. I select the BOOTCAMP partition and format is to NFTS. When I click next I get an error saying. "We couldn't create a new parition or locate an existing one." Out of the many paritions there one in particular seemed like it wasnt needed. It was abotu 600mb so I formated it and clicked next. 5. The installiation begins but Copying files stays on 0% then I get an error saying we could not prepare the computer for the next phase of the installation. At this point the Mac restarts into Mac OS X. The worst part is everytime I try it messes up the partitioning of the Fusion drive so I have to boot into Internet Recovery. Use terminal to split the fusion drive then refuse it, and lastly reinstall the OS and transfer all my files back. I do not believe that this is a Windows 10 installer issue but a Bootcamp + Fusion Drive issue. I have seen tons of Youtube videos of people installing windows 10 on bootcamp with no problem. Can anyone help me out with this? I'm going to refrain from puting any of my data back on the Mac until I can get the Windows part working right. Update: I've enabled show all partitions in Disk Utility and found out that the 650mb partition I deleted is actually the OS X Recovery HD. I've attached a picture of my drives BEFORE the bootcamp process. What I believe the problem is, is that there are too many partitions and windows can create am additional partition that it needs to store some files. I don't know what partitions I can delete to make room for one more but I've never had an issue like this before.
  7. Great guide. I got mine working using u n i b e a s t and I'm posting this from 10.10.2 right now.
  8. Hi everyone. I finally got Yosemite installed with full graphics acceleration and everything else working. My problem is that it refuses to boot unless I use the install flash drive. Ive installed C h i m e r a using M u l t i b e a s t and it begins to load the OS but gets stuck on still waiting for root device. To get the installer to boot I had to add some modified kexts to it and they worked fine when placed in the Extra folder of the install Flash drive. On Yosemite there is no extra folder in /Extensions so I made on and put the kexts in it but it didn't work. Then I used Kext Utility to install them into system/library/extensions and that didn't help either. How come when I try to boot using Chimera OS X doesn't load the modified kexts that I installed? Just to sum it up. I can boot to the OS using the my installer flash drive made with u n i b e a s t but any boot loader I try installing of the computer shows still waiting for root device
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    Nvidia GeForce Gt430 Yosemite?

    Yes, it will boot with "nv_disable=1" but there is no graphics acceleration, the resolution is wrong, and the graphics are extremely laggy, it almost makes the computer unusable. I have cuda installed and have tried with and without the web drivers but it didn't work.
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    Nvidia GeForce Gt430 Yosemite?

    *Bump* I have tried every method here and still can't get my Geforce Gt430 working has anyone got it working yet?
  11. everything loads except my graphics card. The pc shuts down fine but the bios settings always reset.
  12. I don't think a DSDT is needed. I have mine working with the exception of Graphics. Everything else works fine. Im waiting on a fix for my graphics card and once its working I will post a guide for everyone with the files needed
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    Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    I had it working on release day. I'll be posting a guide within the next week or 2
  14. There is a working Apple AHCI port.kext for Yosemite and I'll upload it as soon as I make the guide
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