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Installing high sierra on an fx8350+hd7950 based computer

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Hi guys, i'm trying to help a friend of mine trying to install osx(possibly high sierra) on his pc with the following specs: 

 

Amd fx8350 

Asrock 990fx extreme 3

8gb of fury Kingston ddr3 ram(2x4)

Radeon hd 7950

128gb ssd( crucial m550)

A couple of hdds I don't remember the brand(maybe a seagate barracuda and a dumb old disk for data)

We tried to install it using the regular clover+high showers installer but we couldn't get it to reach the installer, then we tried osx-amd(don't know if i can talk about it there, sorry if i can't) and we still couldn't get to the installer.

Is there a guide i can use to install osx in that machin, i tried to search in the forum but i couldn't find it.

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This is not helpful, but to be honest, I think on AMD machines it's a waste of time to get a working Hackintosh up and running. It takes so much time and effort, and breaks so easily. Get a cheap Coffee Lake system, it will be faster than the FX anyway.

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This is not helpful, but to be honest, I think on AMD machines it's a waste of time to get a working Hackintosh up and running. It takes so much time and effort, and breaks so easily. Get a cheap Coffee Lake system, it will be faster than the FX anyway.

it's not helpful, i didn't ask wheter it was worth or not to do this hackintosh, i know it ain't easy since we spent a couple of evenings trying to figure out how to make it work but he isn't interested in changed build and buying components now unless unable to delay the buy is really stupid since all components prices went crazy(with ram and gpus at twice their cost last year or more)

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Some more info would be welcome. Like, why don't you reach the installer? What's happening, what's showing on the screen et cetera.

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Some more info would be welcome. Like, why don't you reach the installer? What's happening, what's showing on the screen et cetera.

the osx-amd version stops at hpet usually, the usual installer reboots the machine after you select high sierra installer in clover

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I'm going to assume you mean the installer I made for AMD. What are you getting stuck at? A picture would help.

i don't have it right now since it's my friend's pc but we are going to try again on friday, it usually stopped at hpet after the initialization of mac framework for what i can recall(we tried last week so i'm only sure about the hpet part), we tried many flags but none would help, except that without -x it wouldn't even reach that and just stop at the beginning 

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It's been quite a long time since I ran a AMD hackintosh (Mavericks and Yosemite on a FX-8120) but if my memory doesn't cheat on me I had to use NullCPUPowermanagement.kext otherwise I would get a KP about HPET too.

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If you can get a picture when you can of where it stops exactly. The installer kernel has IntelCPU blocked and NullCPU injected by Clover. 

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This is not helpful, but to be honest, I think on AMD machines it's a waste of time to get a working Hackintosh up and running. It takes so much time and effort, and breaks so easily. Get a cheap Coffee Lake system, it will be faster than the FX anyway.

This is nonsense. I have yet to successfully install high sierra on my XPS 9550, or older i5-750 rig. Out of frustration, I attempted installation on my AMD FX machine and installed without a hitch. Dead reliable. Everything works as it should despite countless configuration modifications and tinkering. I'm an amateur at best. I dont understand the bad rep with AMD hacks.

 

5 months have passed and Ive still yet to install on either of my intel based machines.

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It's not, I had quite the opposite experience on my FX-based system so I gave up.

Also you can't easily run updates. And power management is quite a hassle too.

 

But your mileage may vary.

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You can try different versions of amd-osx, I got very different results with different releases. Also try Sierra instead of HS, it ran much better on my FX. In the end however I gave up and decided it's not worth it (at least with my machine).

The amd-osx forum might also be a good place to ask.

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