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  1. This guide is for OS X 10.6.4 through to 10.7.0 Introduction: I'm a long time lurker on these forums and over the years have installed osx on lots of pc's all good fun and thought i'd give a little back, There are some poeple who have written good guides and how-to's on EFI strings method for nVidia video card recongnition in OSX, most of them don't cover all the bases and usually focus on a single card or specific setup. My aim in this guide is to be broad in demonstrating installation of all nVidia cards with the EFI string method and also who how to do it with multi card setups too, I aim to show all the necessary commands in the terminal in order for a complete noob to be able to understand and confidently follow along. Please note this guide is only for the EFI string preparation and installation into the apple.com.Boot.plist file. Any thing to do with customisation of KEXTS is not part of this guide, so be sure to check the usual places for custom KEXTs if needed, Some good places to start: www.osx86.net - formerly www.kexts.com wiki.osx86project.org www.insanelymac.com www.projectosx.com and most importantly www.google.com Files needed: gfxutil in.plist -modded but sourced from "agrafuese" from their insanelymac forum guide. textwrangler - google it. IMPORTANT, READ INSTRUCTIONS FROM START TO FINISH BEFORE BEGINNING part one: getting card details use a program called textwrangler, google it, it's an excellent text editor with some features that will make following this guide alot easier for yourself I promise you, Creat a text file on your desktop called whatever, i'll call mine info.txt now copy the corresponding string between the < > below of the Video RAM size your video card has labelled as "video ram": the digit after 0x are multiples of 256, the ones after 0x0 are multiples of 16. <0x08000000> - 128Mb <0x10000000> - 256Mb <0x14000000> - 320Mb <0x20000000> - 512Mb <0x28000000> - 640Mb <0x30000000> - 768Mb <0x38000000> - 896Mb <0x50000000> - 1280Mb <0x60000000> - 1536Mb next choose the type of outputs on the particular card labelled as "connectors": the connector layout: Mainboard side of card / SLI connector side of card <BAAAAAAAAwAMAAAAAAAABwAAAAA=> - DVI-I / DVI-I <BAAAAAAAAQAGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=> - VGA / DVI-I <BAAAAAAAAwAEAAAAAAAABwAAAAA=> - DVI-I / VGA now complete part one for your second card if you are going with 2 cards, and remember to keep the details for each card clearly labelled for that card. Part two: getting the card location if your going to use 2 cards, you must do this step twice, starting with your primary card inserted into your PC without the secondary card in the system, then repeat the process with the secondary card in the secondary slot it will occupy with the primary card removed. so in short, get first card location, swap out the card then get the secondary card location. this is how: you need root access, go here to learn how to get it: support.apple.com/kb/ht1528 with your primary or only card installed in the slot you intend to use it in, extract gfxutil to your desktop, open terminal and type: su [hit enter] [enter your root password then hit enter] cd \Users\[your username]\Desktop\ [hit enter] ./gfxutil -f display [hit enter] OK once you enter that last line you should get an outpu on screen like: PciRoot(0x4)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) label it as "location" copy it by dragin over with your mouse and right click, copy, then paste into you text file "info.txt" you recorded you video card details to, if using 2 cards make sure it's labelled for the card currently in your system then repeat with your second card fitted to it's slot again, only if you going to use 2 cards. Your almost done, your info.txt should read something like this: card a video ram:0x20000000 connectors:BAAAAAAAAwAMAAAAAAAABwAAAAA= location:PciRoot(0x4)/Pci(6x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) card b (only if using 2 cards) video ram:0x20000000 connectors:BAAAAAAAAwAMAAAAAAAABwAAAAA= location:PciRoot(0x4)/Pci(0x6,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) part three: modding the in.plist this is the part where you cop over your collected data to the template in.plist file. open it with textwrangler. locate the text "LOCATION" and paste your location info in it's place. locate the text "VRAMINFO" and paste your video ram info in it's place. locate the text "CONNECTORS" and paste your connectors info in it's place. locate the text "VIDEOCARDNAME" and paste your video card name in it's place. <key>model</key> <string>NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 - 896MB</string> for example. now if your only using one video card you can delete everything after "</dict>" up until the second occurrence of </dict>so there will be a total of 2 x </dict> at the end of the file like this: </dict> </dict> </plist> now procede to part four. If your using 2 video cards, do the same again for card b locate the text "LOCATIONB" and paste your location info in it's place. locate the text "VRAMINFOB" and paste your video ram info in it's place. locate the text "CONNECTORSB" and paste your connectors info in it's place. locate the text "VIDEOCARDNAMEB" and paste your video card name in it's place. <key>model</key> <string>NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT- 512MB</string> for example. part four: this part is where you convert your in.plist to an EFI string. save your info.txt and in.plist. Open terminal again with root access and type: cd /Users/[your username]/Desktop/ ./gfxutil -i xml -o hex ./in.plist ./out.hex ok, now open the out.hex file with textedit, hit Command + A to select all and Command + C to copy to your clipboard. go back to terminal and type: nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist this opens up the nano text editor, use the arrow keys to go </dict> and enter a line above it indented just like the others above that, and enter: <key>device-properties</key> <string>"PASTE EFI STRING HERE"</string> so when your done it will look like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs$ <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1920x1200x32</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> <key>device-properties</key> <string>ce0700000100000002000000e20300001500000002010c00d041030a04</string> </plist> The EFI string you paste may look wierd but as long as it has no leading or trailing spaces between <string>and</string> you all good. now to save the file, you press Control + X, then hit Y to confirm overwrite of old file. Your done. Shutdown the PC, install all video cards into their slots and Boot the PC, and it should work, if not, try NVEnabler.kext for single cards, or research the forums and OSX HCL pages on the OSX86 Wiki links above. This is AFAIK the only way to get 2 differing NVIDIA cards to work in the same OSX system. NVIDIA EFI Strings - HOWTO.zip
  2. Hello every body first of all my english is kinda bad sorry !! this is my first topic sorry if its in the wrong place !! I got a ATI mobility radeon hd 4500 on hp notebook pavillion dv6 "legacy" mod NO UEFI. So i downloaded mackintosh yosemite from "hackintoshzone.com" on windows and restored it using Transmac on a usb after that i installed yosemite on my "HP PAVILION DV6" and every thing worked just fine .But the only problem is the graphics its glitching and lagging a little bit . and after while i realized that the problem is in the Vram its just 3mb. I googled this problem and i only get some solution using clover wich i can't use i guess because i only have LEGACY on my notebook but i do have chameleon installed by default ??!! plz this problem is the only thing left so heeeelp AND I don't know a lot of stuff about this so go easy with the solutions pls if there any !
  3. rolloLG

    Virtualbox just 4MB vram

    I've successfully installed an original MacOS Sierra iso on Virtualbox 5.1.22 r115126... no special hackintosh custom distro installed, apparently was an original image. my only problem is reported VRAM inside virtualbox is just 4MB VRAM, despite I've set in virtualbox settings 256MB. For this reason emulation is VERY sluggish. Please can some kind soul instruct me how to increase that value?
  4. lpukraine

    VRam in DSDT

    Hello. I have graphic card with 4096Mb. Tell me please what i have to change in this: "VRAM,totalsize", Buffer (0x04) { 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x80 }, Now system profiles shows me 2048Mb instead 4096Mb.
  5. Hi there, this is my first desktop Hackintosh build with El Capitan 10.11.3 and everything is very nearly working. My only problem I have is that my Intel HD4600 is only being recognised as having 7mb of RAM. I have tried to install the AppleIntelFramebufferAzul.kext, along with the FakePCIID.kext and FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext but there is still only 7mb of VRAM recognised and there is huge screen tearing happening. I've spent the last two hours looking for a fix for this but most of the solutions are for laptops only. Is there any way to fix this? Thanks, RBrNx Specs: i5 4590 @ 3.3Ghz - Intel HD4600 Gigabyte H97-D3H Motherboard Crucial Ballistix 8GB RAM Western Digital Green 1TB HDD Corsair CS450M Power Supply Here is my current config.plist: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/45936957495302b0e27e
  6. piyush_arora

    HD 4000 Graphics

    Hi guys, I just installed Mac 10.8 Lion, using VMware on my x64 Windows 7 Home Premium. But there seems to be a lag ! Mac animations are rough, and I'm not sure why it's lagging! My specs: HP Spectre XT 13 i5-3317u (upto 2.6Ghz) HD 4000 (no dedicated graphics) 4GB DDR3 @ 1600 Mhz Samsung 128 GB SSD Res. 1366x768 VMWare Workstation 9 Windows 7 shows my video memory around 1696 MB, but Mountain Lion shows only 128MB. Is there a way to allocate more video memory to Mountain Lion? Any help would be deeply appreciated ! Thanks Piyush
  7. trupetiago

    Low vram

    I installed the 1st generation intel video card on Yosemite following this guide ( [GUIDE] 1st Generation Intel HD Graphics QE/CI ) i enabled CI and QE. I have 1969MB of VRAM, however, on "About this mac"is showing only 288mb, what should i do in order to use the 1969MB?