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  1. OK, here is maybe a weird question, with background: I want to build a new computer with more graphics capability (upgrade from GTX 1050 TI OC). Would love to install a GTX 1660 TI but don't know enough yet. I would keep High Sierra as my Mac OS (obviously). Question: Will the nVidia Web Driver 387.10.10.10.40.124 which works fine with Mac OS 10.13.6.(Build 17G6030) work with a GTX 1660 TI? It's in the 10xx series numerically but uses a TU116 core. Makes a huge difference on my upcoming build. Thanks for reading!
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    Boot Camp on Mac 10.13.6

    Cannot install Windows 7 on MacBook Air (13" mid-2013) running MacOS 10.13.6. Long story here. Originally, using the OEM 128 GB NVMe SSD, had one success with Boot Camp Assistant and a 36 GB Boot Camp partition. But it left only 8 GB free for apps. The partition could not be sized other than 8 GB or 36 GB because the Boot Camp Assistant software was failing in some way. I wanted more storage anyway, so I replaced the OEM SSD with a Kingston 480 GB NVMe SSD (+ Sintech adapter). That SSD worked (and works) fine, under Mac OS. Tried installing Windows 7 Ultimate once again using same process, but the partition sizes available were still only 8 GB and 36 GB. I reinstalled MacOS 10.13.6 and that fixed the Boot Camp partitioning and allowed me a "Divide Equally" choice, so now I had (and have) 240 GB for Mac OS and 240 GB for a Windows partition. But now after the partitioning, and using either my original Microsoft download of the Win 7 ISO or a re-download of it, the Windows installer on my Kingston USB2 "Traveler" flash drive (which worked before) fails. Boot Camp Assistant takes me through the steps choosing the Windows installer as the startup disk, the computer does restart, I can see the screen light up to a dark (but not black) display, but the USB2 flash drive LED light is off (no activity compared to when it was/is used on Mac OS), and nothing else happens. If I manually choose the Windows installer by powering up with the Option key pressed, I get the choice of "Windows" or "MBA SSD" (the Mac OS partition), I can select the "Windows" icon, but although the computer restarts as I mentioned, the USB2 drive acts dormant. But this is the same flash drive I used to install Windows on the 128 GB OEM SSD earlier! Anyone? Thanks for reading!
  3. System CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 (3.2 GHz 6-core "Coffee Lake") Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370N WIFI (Have been told this is "Kaby Lake," not "Coffee Lake" as I thought) RAM: Kingston 16 GB DDR4 (2666 MHz) Storage: Crucial M500 500 GB SSD (two in system) Graphics: nVidia GeForce 1050 TI OC (low profile) Case: Thermaltake SD 101 (Mini-ITX) Software Mac OS 10.13.4 nVidia Web Driver 387.10.10.10.30.107 EFI/Clover v 4509 (setup per tonymacx86.com) BIOS Firmware for Z370N-WIFI: version F4 (UEFI booting) Problem "No output device found" Troubleshooting Steps Tried toleda's procedures for the Z370N-WIFI, first installing Clover ALC via [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], then tried installing Apple native HDA.kext, updating config.plist with various kext patches from various sources. NADA. Tried adding a toleda SSDT in EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/Patches. NADA. Had attached two full "Problem Report" sets of zipped files, but responses only refer me to procedures already tried and failed. Notes Please note that otherwise, the system works great. I get Geekbench 4.2.2 scores of 6102 single-core and 26418 multi-core. Also the graphics benchmark "Heaven" returns 51+ fps in "Ultra," full screen 1920 x 1080, 2xAA. But there is also a USB issue. Although all the ports work, I cannot make a "RehabMan" USB SSDT per his procedure, because IORegistryExplorer only displays "XHC@14" data, whereas all the "SSxx" ports location IDs imply there is a "XHC@15" somewhere, not shown in IORegistryExplorer. My system is presently running with the 15-port limit removed, which is not a good thing. Questions Does anyone here have experience getting audio working with this particular setup, i.e. Coffee Lake CPU paired with Kaby Lake motherboard? (I have built 4th generation and 6th generation Intel-based Hackintoshes and never had this problem.) Do you want me to upload anything here? Thanks for reading!
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    Introduce yourself.

    Hi, folks. I'm basically a very uninteresting, old, obsessive-compulsive retired engineer with a "like" for building Mini-ITX shoeboxes running Mac OS. I've just learned that you (the moderators) don't like my previous source of installation software, namely tonymacx86, although the pinned comments above are at least 4 years old and I've never been here before. So do you still feel the same? I've built Snow Leopard, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, and now Sierra shoeboxes with that site's help, and now I'm just trying to find a source of knowledge about Clover and its relation to my UEFI firmware. So hello again, and FWIW here are my present computers: #1 Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H170N-WIFI CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 (3.4 GHz, locked) CPU Cooler: Noctua Ni-L9h RAM: Kingston 16 GB DDR4 Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB (2 ea) Graphics: MSI nVidia GTX 750 Ti (low profile) Case: Thermaltake SD101 Running Mac OS Sierra 10.12.1 Gigabyte Dual UEFI/BIOS version F4 #2 Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K (3.9 GHz unlocked) CPU Cooler: Noctua Ni-L9h RAM: Kingston 16 GB DDR3 Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB (2 ea) Graphics: EVGA nVidia GT 740 (low profile) Case: Apex MI-008 Running Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 Gigabyte Dual UEFI/BIOS version F8 CHEERS! ----Bill P.S. Oh yeah, I also have a Mac Mini (Late 2013, running Sierra) ... nice machine.
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