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Hi all,

 

Got a Dell Optiplex 990(small form factor desktop) which I managed to install Sierra on.

 

The onboard intel 2000 graphics card works but there's no video acceleration or anything.

 

Was looking into buying a low profile card for my install. As the power supply is only 240W, and the PCIE x16 slot only gives out 35W max, is there any compatible cards out there I could buy?

 

Many thanks

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Some low-end nVidia cards such as GeForce G210, GT610 or GT710, etc. exist in low-profile form. It's a simple matter of changing the card from a single full-height rear-bracket to a set of dual low-profile brackets (or single slot if you don't need/want the VGA output):

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Thanks for your answers.

 

The cards mentioned, will I have any power issues as the SFF version has a lower watt PSU and PCIE slot? And do they work OOB with Sierra?

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Those low-end cards do not require much power and do not need any specific/dedicated power connection unlike bigger/more powerful cards. I have a low-profile GT610 in my 250W-PSU Vostro 200 Small Tower. See here. The GT610 was not initially supported in Sierra but appears to be supported again since 10.12.4. The G210 should work OOB.

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Thanks again, Herve!

 

I shall purchase a GT610 then, and give it a go. :)

 

As the 610 is discontinued, am I better off with a 2gb 710?

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Thanks again, Herve!

 

I shall purchase a GT610 then, and give it a go. :)

 

As the 610 is discontinued, am I better off with a 2gb 710?

 

Greetings Insanely Mac community.

 

I recently acquired an Optiplex 9020 SFF, (Haswell 4790, stock) and have ordered a GTX 1050ti 4gb.

 

If you google "Elsa 1050ti" you'll find it.

 

You can get it from Amazon Japan. Its single slot, half height. Edit. Its single slot, FULL HEIGHT. (Beginner here). I got one from Amzne Jp. Oh well, future build?

 

There IS a single slot/half height, 1050 ti, Battle Flag from "ASL" in China.

I have that on order. too  :wub: (Helps if you speak Cantonese and can navigate A Barber shop).

This is my first hack, so I... have a bit of reading to do. - Just did a first second read through of the ACPI spec, et al.

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Thanks again, Herve!

 

I shall purchase a GT610 then, and give it a go. :)

 

As the 610 is discontinued, am I better off with a 2gb 710?

I recently tested the gt 710, gt210, and 8400gs all Nvidia cards, they all worked oob, I kept the gt210 as it was the cheapest and I'm only using for a helper card for my AMd RX 480. I was able to get metal supported status on the gt710 at one point with the RX 480 having full metal support. I have an AMD 5450 but the support is getting shaky for this card in sierra 12.4-12.5. There are a few people having problems getting them to work well since the last two updates. All three Nvidia cards worked well oob though.

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I am using the GT-710 in both of my hackintoshes. Works OOB indeed, depending on which SMBIOS you are using. I was using imac10,1 in which the card used to work fine, but that doesn't work anymore since 10.12.5. I am currently using MacPro3,1... no problems at all.

I also used a Radeon HD6450 which also worked OOB.

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750TI, 1030, 1050, 1050TI should be easy to find and more powerful than AMD's LP cards

 

1030 is the cheapest but I don't know if the latest NV driver supports it

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Well, The 750TI, 1050 and 1050TI has a dual-slot cooler which imo makes it hard to put it in a LP case.
They would not fit in my Dell Optiplex 755, nor in my NEC Powermate VL280. Which is a shame, since otherwise I'd have got one of these instead

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Well, The 750TI, 1050 and 1050TI has a dual-slot cooler which imo makes it hard to put it in a LP case.

They would not fit in my Dell Optiplex 755, nor in my NEC Powermate VL280. Which is a shame, since otherwise I'd have got one of these instead

 

There IS a single slot/half height, 1050 ti. "Battle Flag" from "ASL", in China.  :thumbsup_anim:

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I recently tested the gt 710, gt210, and 8400gs all Nvidia cards, they all worked oob, I kept the gt210 as it was the cheapest and I'm only using for a helper card for my AMd RX 480. I was able to get metal supported status on the gt710 at one point with the RX 480 having full metal support. I have an AMD 5450 but the support is getting shaky for this card in sierra 12.4-12.5. There are a few people having problems getting them to work well since the last two updates. All three Nvidia cards worked well oob though.

FYI:

 

1050 ti, SFF:

 

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Where did you got the Battle Flag from? I can't find it online

Ah, Inno3d has a single slot LP 1050 TI too but it's passively cooled. Not sure how that works out

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Where did you got the Battle Flag from? I can't find it online

 

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p.s You'll see in the comparison pic, there is, also, a single slot - full height - 1050ti.

 

It's from "Elsa", and is available online, Japan Amazon.

 

Although, its no good for our "SFF" rigs.

 

As I discovered, the hard way  :blush:

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Well, The 750TI, 1050 and 1050TI has a dual-slot cooler which imo makes it hard to put it in a LP case.

They would not fit in my Dell Optiplex 755, nor in my NEC Powermate VL280. Which is a shame, since otherwise I'd have got one of these instead

I googled your cases. To fit the cards in, you can remove the fans actually, since they don't run anyways if you don't play games. I also believe your office has AC, right?

 

 

BTW, the latest NV driver supports 1030 now. I found a post about it on a certain x86 dot com

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I use a number of low profile passive cooled graphics cards in my HP Microserver hacks.

  • Asus Radeon HD 5450 1GB - This requires a SSDT to work at its optimum under Sierra and High Sierra - see attachedSSDT-GFX0 zip.  The SSDT was downloaded from a post by another forum member on this site.  You would also need to use the Eulemur Framebuffer, ATI Inject and a FakeID (0x68E01002) in Clover config.
  • Asus Radeon HD 6450 1 GB & 
  • Asus Radeon HD 6450 2GB.

The two HD 6450's work out of the box in Sierra & High Sierra but require the AMD drivers from High Sierra 10.13.6 to work in Mojave.  Screenshot below showing Graphics card system information for the 2GB HD 6450 working under Sierra, using Pithecia framebuffer and with ATI inject selected in Clover.  I would assume that the other cards shown on the report screen, HD 7450/8450 & R5 230 would also work.

 

The HD 5450 is glitchy under Mojave even with copying the AMD drivers from High Sierra.

 

None of these cards require additional power and work just fine with a 150W and 200W PSU.

 

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SSDT-GFX0.zip

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Clarify HD 5450 Clover settings

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On 11/25/2018 at 1:58 PM, Edhawk said:

I use a number of low profile passive cooled graphics cards in my HP Microserver hacks.

  • Asus Radeon HD 5450 1GB - This requires a SSDT to work at its optimum under Sierra and High Sierra - see attachedSSDT-GFX0 zip.  The SSDT was downloaded from a post by another forum member on this site.  You would also need to use the Eulemur Framebuffer, ATI Inject and a FakeID (0x68E01002) in Clover config.
  • Asus Radeon HD 6450 1 GB & 
  • Asus Radeon HD 6450 2GB.

The two HD 6450's work out of the box in Sierra & High Sierra but require the AMD drivers from High Sierra 10.13.6 to work in Mojave.  Screenshot below showing Graphics card system information for the 2GB HD 6450 working under Sierra, using Pithecia framebuffer and with ATI inject selected in Clover.  I would assume that the other cards shown on the report screen, HD 7450/8450 & R5 230 would also work.

 

The HD 5450 is glitchy under Mojave even with copying the AMD drivers from High Sierra.

 

None of these cards require additional power and work just fine with a 150W and 200W PSU.

 

Screen Shot 2018-11-25 at 12.36.03.png

SSDT-GFX0.zip

How do you get your Radeon 6450 to work?? I tried EVERYTHING for High Sierra and I can't get it to work. I'm almost at the point of giving up. I've already replaced those 4 Kexts from Sierra, tried Lilu + Whatever. I'm over the black screen issue now but I want it to have full acceleration.. Please help me.. :( 

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Yes, 6450 worked in High Sierra with 4 kexts replacement. SMBIOS as iMac14,2. No WhateverGreen.

There is acceleration but without some functions which require Metal support.

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      This might be a bug with Mojave and it could be fixed by Apple in the future. but in the meantime, feel free to use this if it helps you fix the issue.
       
      For HP motherboards (including laptops), so far no solution, unless the BIOS somehow allows to switch from dGPU to iGPU and vice-versa.
       
      Cheers!
    • By PJR
      Opa gente!
      Ontem fiz uma instalação do Mac Os High Sierra em minha maquina, um I5 4440 + GTX 970, o finalizar a instalação resolvi conectar meu segundo monitor na saida de video da placa mãe (HD Graphics 4600) reiniciei a maquina e ativei a HD Graphics. Os monitores funcionam porem ao usar o Chrome, por exemplo, quando uma lista de sugestão de pesquisa aparece, ela apresenta diversos bugs graficos, chuviscos e artefatos no local onde deveria estar a lista.
      Obs: Ao usar apenas a GTX 970 ou somente a HD Graphics estes problemas não ocorrem.
    • By fusion71au
      Clover r5101 ISO compiled with GCC and minimal config.plist compatible for use in VMWare Workstation.
       
      Tested with unlocked Workstation 15 running OSX 10.9 -->10.15 guest in Windows X64 host.
       
      Installation
      1. Download and unzip "EFI_Clover_r5101 for VMware.zip". Mount Clover-v2.5k-5101-X64.iso by double clicking on it.
      2. Mount your VM's EFI System Partition eg in terminal
      sudo diskutil mount disk0s1   3. Copy EFI folder from step 1 into the EFI partition
      4. Shutdown the VM, add bios.bootDelay = "3000" to your VM's vmx file
      5. Reboot your VM, press <F2> to access the VMware Boot Manager and add CLOVERX64.efi to the boot menu.
       
      Substitute your own unique and valid MLB and ROM variables in the /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist (Rt Variables section) to activate iMessage/Facetime on your VM.
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