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  1. The card was ok, OS X was causing the problems. Anyway, I've sold it long time ago.
  2. owbp

    Change language EFI (?) macbook

    But the OS has to be reinstalled either way?
  3. I'm having flashes (split of a second) with my R9 280X on 4,1 but that's due to the MSI BIOS and speedstepping, not anything else. I really don't think that is due to the PC bios on your GFX, but more a Apple/nVidia thing and Apple's unwillingness to do anything about that. If you have a PC or Bootcamp installed, try searching for updated BIOS for your card, if that is not the problem, i don't think that you could do anything about it. BTW, did you have the same issues on El Capitan? Sierra is still new and all apps are still working great on 10.11, so you might consider going back for a while?
  4. owbp

    Change language EFI (?) macbook

    I don't know what efi flashing are you mentioning, but the thing that works 100% is - make installation USB; - while rebooting reset PRAM; - boot into installation USB and you will be asked what language would you like for your OS to be in (you'll have to reinstall OS btw). Not 100% sure, but the same thing should apply using Recovery HD instead of installation USB. P.S. Zapping PRAM is crucial for Mac to ask you to choose a language.
  5. owbp

    MacPro 2009

    Well, I have to agree I've put SSD and R9 280X in mine. RAM is next, stock CPU is holding pretty well for now.
  6. owbp

    MacPro 2009

    I know it's a few months old post, but just for the record - in single Xeon 4,1 there is absolutely nothing to worry about when changing CPU. Dual CPU 4,1's are tricky because they use delidded CPUs (dual 5,1 uses normal CPUs). So you either go with IHS removal, or tighten heatsink "by feel" and pray not to bend pins on CPU sockets.
  7. Just a few things to add, Always use Clover Configurator for editing config.plist at the moment. There is much smaller chance to mess something up than editing flags in Text Edit. Don't copy DSDT/Generic folder, but instead copy DSDT.aml from Generic or HD5450 (depend on GPU) to EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched folder. P.S. Stop thinking that old .zip folder from Optiplex El Capitan topic is outdated, it is not. Just copy all the .kexts to 10.12 also.
  8. Macbook 4,1 max supported OS is 10.7.5 Lion... Use iMac 10,1 SMBios or use whole Clover folder from this guide.
  9. CPU is 100% compatible, it has SSE4.1 instruction set. What is your SMBIos in Clover, it isn't Mac Pro 3,1?
  10. @runo I don't think they will work in Sierra - Linux one doesn't work for Yosemite and up and i have never tried Windows method. You should forget about this topic, for now, and get your Optiplex up and running with something older that you have links for Win/Linux installation. After that, Sierra will be breeze, because you will have working Mac so to speak. DP i short for Developer Preview and it has nothing to do with Clover, it's version of Mac OS before it reaches GM (Gold Master) a.k.a Final Release. Why MacPeet is mentioning that is that older Clover versions can't boot newer OS's. You can use your bootable USB after installation to boot your hackintosh (because you'll have boot files already on USB, Clover or Chameleon). In Linux you will use 7zip for all your extractions, so i don't really know what you mean by that? Just be sure to install "p7zip-full" from terminal or synaptic package manager (whatever you're using). We're really going OFF topic here, so it would be best to open topic about your problem or give it a good read and install Mountain Lion or Mavericks on your Optiplex, so you could work with Sierra and ask for help in here. For the moment i fainted here! E7300 still has the SSE4.1 instruction set, so no surprises there. Yes, AFAIK, 1333fsb is max for 755.
  11. Macs and OS X are very user friendly, but you have to remember that we're not dealing with Macs here, we're building hackintosh machines (doing something that isn't meant to be done). Here's tutorial for Windows (post number 18): http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/288795-guide-creating-os-x-usb-installer-using-a-windows-pc-only/?p=2012539 and here is for Linux: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/293168-guide-how-to-make-a-bootable-os-x-109-mavericks-usb-install-drive-on-linux/ P.S. I too didn't have Mac or Hack at the time of my first hackintosh attempt, so i have built installer from Linux. I was using Mountain Lion, but it worked. Edit: One more thing i see you're having trouble with - OS X apps are mostly standalone packages, so you have to look at them almost like Windows folders... Sort of... So dmg file (image file) is located in Install Mac OS X "what ever".app/Contents/Shared Support/InstallESD.dmg That is what you're looking for here.
  12. @runo, I'm sure MacPeet will polsh the guide as soon as he grabs some time for it. In the meantime, don't be so lazy Step 2 - createinstallmedia is here since Mavericks and the guideline is createinstallmedia --volume volumepath --applicationpath installerpath So in this case it is sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app If we assume that you erased your USB without any change in Disk Utility, so the name of it is Untitled. If you don't want Terminal to ask you if you would like to erase your USB named Untitled, than you add -nointeraction at the end of the line. Step 6. All you need is in the .zip file at the end of this first post. Lastly, you can make OS X Install USB from Windows and Linux, which ever you prefer, just search the forum for the guides.
  13. Naah, for a few bucks just buy a E8400 or E8600 (both have SSE4.1 instruction set) put it in a 755 and go with macOS Sierra! :