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    Dell Precision T5500

    After failing to get Yosemite working I have had great success installing and running Siera and upgrading to Mojave. I have one minor issue. In the beginning the machine would fail to power off on occasion. That no longer seems to be the case. However it seems to release a serge when powering off. It brings down the USB hub of my DVI switcher. Nothing has been permanently dammaged as of yet. I can bring it back up by unplugging the DVI switcher and the monitor. Can someone shed some light on the issue, or direct my attention. Thanks.
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    Nvidia GeForce GT 630

    Hi Everyone, Ive got my Dell Precision T5500 running 10.13.6. I do not understand why but this machine is very picky about what video card it is running Mac OS on. The computer runs fine with the Quadro 4000. However the exterior of the card reads 66° C at idle. My biggest concern is the unnecessary power consumption. I tried to replace the card with a GeForce GT 630 however the hardware acceleration is not working correctly. I can usually boot to desktop but it is practically unusable. I have removed the SSDT which injected the Quadro 4000 and attempted clover injection. I noticed that the NVCAP that clover is injecting is very similar, if not the very same, to the NVCAP I injected in the SSDT for the Quadro 4000. Could I have missed something? The card is a 1GB model but clover reports it as a 512MB. I figured the 630 would work because it is featured on macvidcards.com. They are selling the 2GB model however. Anyways if this card isn't compatible can anyone recommend a video card that takes up only one PCI space and is Metal compatible? I'm looking forward to upgrading to 10.14. How long have we waited for a flawless mac GUI with dark background with light text? I use the machine as a DAW and just need it to drive the GIU on 2 1080P monitors. Thank You. EDIT: After checking on windows with GPU-Z it turns out that my 630 is an older Fermi model. That could explain the problem.
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    Show Your OS X Desktop!

    is that Yosemite? Here is another flavors 2 desktop. Colorful sidebar courtesy of Xtrafinder. Widgets on the desktop via WidgetRuner. Hint: add <key>LSUIElement<key><true/> to the end of the info.plist in the app folder to disable doc icon and menu in top bar AFTER you have your widgets set up.
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    Show Your OS X Desktop!

    Snow Leopard is the best! I still miss the brushed appearance of Tiger though.
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    Show Your OS X Desktop!

    Still needs some cleaning up. @Allan Firefox used that one as a first web page displayed after install. What is the lightning icon top right? I'm loving the minimalist walpapers. How come I don't see anyone using XtraFinder. It's a must on the Mac. Even considering it is a bit glitchy and insists on being updated.
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    LOL - a min G5 PM? No, just for fun.

    I Love you! I'd like to see the back.
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    Quadro 4000 runs hot 89°C

    I was not able to get graphics working with different graphics cards on Mac OSX 9 and 10 on my Dell Precision T5500. I seem to have gotten it running perfectly running 10.12.5 and a Quadro 4000. However as stated in the topic the card is running to hot in my opinion. As expected mac's fan control.app didn't work, Does anyone know how I can control the fan? Is FakeSMC.kext responsible for handling this? Should I look deeper into FakeSMC? Please advise thank you. Edit: Comparing between windows 10 and OS X 12.5. the temperatures and fan speeds are the same. I tested Under normal usage (web browsing) and GPU stress Test. False alarm. I'll report back if I get around to upgrading the thermal paste. I can't see why the GPU should be at 85° while only transferring/verifying files.
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    Dell Optiplex 360

    They way I'm interpreting the wiki is: boot0af: flags the previously selected partition as active. boot0ss: simply boots an HFS partition and sets no flag. Boot0ss is useful if dual booting windows. Either should work whether on the USB install disk or "Macintosh HD". Is is important that you DO NOT install for UEFI Booting Only, and DO NOT install in the ESP. If your still stuck you may want to try that other bios block option. I'm not sure what that is. Of course make sure your set to boot of hard disk in the BIOS. I wouldn't recommend copying the folders over. I would recommend you copy over the config.plist, dsdt.aml, and the kexts into the appropriate places in your EFI folder. I would recommend moving the kexts from 10.10 folder to the “other” folder. You most likely know to install the SLE kexts with kext utility or other method. I must confess that there is a chance that my config.plist may be wrong. I was not aware that the cashe was allowing the system to boot... I was removing patches and boot flags and successfully rebooting and assuming they were not necessary. I did try to make sure it was correct before posting here but the possibility remains something could be off. Another possible Issue is clover and clover configurator has gone through extensive updates since I have done this. I'm noticing that the screen shot is r3763. Clover versions ranging from should work r3763-r3949. My Intel DH55TC failed to boot Yosemite after updating clover at one point. However it did boot clover itself not the OS X. I'll get back you you on the sound but i believe the kext was compiled for Yosemite and may not work with El Capitan. It was my understanding that clover does a wonderful job of disabling SIP. I haven't even had to think about it in my 10.12.5 instillation. I know SIP really sucks.
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    Dell Optiplex 360

    Try installing bootaf in the MBR also what version of clover are you using. I have trouble newer versions of clover booting Yosemite. I'm using r3949.
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    Dell Optiplex 360

    Be sure the NIC isn't disabled in the BIOS. It's easy to miss these things when troubleshooting. Good to hear it's working for you.
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    Do mac cards work on PC or in osx86?

    I recently purchased a Quadro 4000 Mac from eBay. I am experiencing random losses of video signal especially under heavy use. This is in windows 10 and Yosemite. I have not yet properly gotten Yosemite working. I'm not sure whether I'm responsible for cooking the card, the card is not compatible, or I received a defective card. I have also gotten a PC version of the same card. So far I see no problems with that. Has anyone used a mac card with a PC?
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    Dell Optiplex 360

    Lets try to get Yosemite zone working first. One of the reason's for can't find root device message is that your DSDT isn't properly patched. I would recommend grabbing my DSDT.aml from the "Clover and Kexts.zip". It is located at: EFI\CLOVER\ACPI\patched. Copy that to the root of your install disk, using an external enclosure. Type "/DSDT.aml PCIRootUID=4 -f" without quotes at chameleon boot loader. /DSDT.aml tells clover to load the DSDT. PCIRootUID=4 changes the PCIRootUID from the default value of 0 to 4, typically needed for Dells. -f tells chameleon to ignore the boot cache. Have you tried booting in safe mode? "-x" I'm willing to bet that the cache is causing the problem. The system didn't have a cache on the fist boot. I recall relying on -f to boot while straightening things out. If you are using clover. You have to enter the DSDT location in the ACPI menu. PCIRootUID=4 can be entered in the arguments. I believe the boot flags, -f -v -x for example, can as well. Otherwise you can select those options by pressing space bar on the selected volume. I would like to know if you can create a vanilla Yosemite USB installer drive off your PPC iMac. Then run the clover installer. The instillation to the USB drive should be done as mentioned above. Except don't install any Drivers64UEFI or RC Scripts.
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    It's time to say Goodbye!

    I hear you. I often worry about the true pionears of the osx86 scene. We are truly spoiled by the hard work of the few. I believe you are making a good choice for yourself. Doing this stuff is bad for your health. I'm grateful for the knowledge and Kext's you have shared with us. And for the opportunity to pry under the hood of OS X. Thank you for your help. Wherever you go, may you go in Glory! I must ask... anyone? What is the dispute? Is this regarding forbidden web sights?
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    Help with HP Z600

    I'd like to know what your graphics setup. I'm getting crashes/lag using graphics acceleration. Thanks.