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    Electronic Music Producer. Often into computing stuff too :O
  1. Hello there, a while back I tested El Capitan on an old computer, and had a pleasant first impression. So, I decided to take a spare hard drive and install EC using Clover on my main PC. The installation went fine, no problem. [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] ran fine, installed all kexts OK. I still don't have the Wi-Fi kext (TL-WN722N), apparently someone did one but I have to build it myself. I'll get to that on another moment. Now, the main issue I'm having is getting both displays to work. Unfortunately, both displays turn out to have only VGA input. So, I have an i7-4790, with Intel HD4600 integrated graphics, plus a discrete Gigabyte GTX 650. Because the discrete card only has one VGA out, I need to enable the iGPU too in order to be able to use the second port. On Windows, this works fine. Both displays get along without issues. OS X is a different story though. Only the GTX 650 works. It has full hardware acceleration so that's no longer an issue. I'm trying to get the integrated graphics to work at the same time, so I can have both displays operative just like Windows. Things I've tried: - FakePCIID - IGPlatformID - Taking out the discrete GPU. It hangs at boot. Only works in safe mode, but of course that's no use. - Setting iGPU as Primary, and here's where things get really weird. The computer boots (Apple logo with loading bar) on the HD4600's monitor, but then this display freezes and the login screen appears on the 650's screen. I attached a screenshot in which I try it with verbose mode, but mind you a normal boot is no different. It really seems like the OS just wants the NVIDIA GPU as primary regardless of my Clover settings. So, any ideas on how to get this working?
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    ATI Radeon X1600 Pro - 5MB VRAM issue

    Hello there, 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: MS-7525 motherboard 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 [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 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: -FakeID -MacLovin's Guide -Reinstalling OSX -Custom kexts 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