Hi guys, I'm new to the world of Hackintosh. I write in this section because I have a problem with the graphics card of my laptop. As far as I understand from the web, it is not possible to use a dedicated graphics card on a laptop. So I'm trying to use the integrated processor one. The problem is that I have tried various procedures seen online, but in spite of this I cannot solve the problem. If you need this is the equipment of my laptop:
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 N580VD-FI038T
Screen: Led 15.6” 16:9 (Ultra HD 3480x2160). Chipset: Intel HM175. Cpu: Intel Core i7-7700HQ (2.80 GHz / 3.80 GHz, 4 core, 6 MB CACHE L3). Graphics Card: INTEL HD Graphics 630 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4 GB GDDR5. Hard Disk: SSD M.2 512 GB SATA 3.0 + SSD 750GB. Ram: 32GB DDR4-2666. Audio: audio stereo Harman Kardon. Webcam: webcam HD with integrated headphone. Lan: Intel LAN 10/100/1000, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2), Bluetooth 4.2. USB: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1, 1 x HDMI, 1 x LAN RJ-45, 1 x jack Slot: 1 x SD.
I hope there is someone who can help me with this problem
MOBO: MSI Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
GPU: Sapphire 5700XT Nitro
The problem I am facing is with the way RGB is behaving in MacOS. I have couple of fans connected to the ARGB and RGB headers on my motherboard and the motherboard it self has some lights.
The problem is that when I boot into MacOS the RGB freezes completely and doesn't recover even after rebooting into windows or shutting down the machine. I have to completely disconnect power and wait for 10-15 secs for the RGB to reset.
At first I thought that it's a USB issue as there's an internal USB device present called 'Mystic Light' so I mapped it in the SSDT but that didn't fix the problem. Then I put in the limit patch and removed USB map to inject all ports that didn't fix the problem either. I also set up proper 'EC' device and still nothing.
I have tried just about everything I could I even tried purposefully breaking nvram support then setting up RGB in windows and then booting back into MacOS. I am completely out of ideas and would be grateful if someone more knowledgeable than me would like to have a look.
I had initially set up the machine with OpenCore but then I switched to Clover thinking OC might be the issue so I will attach both OC and Clover configuration. They are WIP as I am stuck on fixing this problem before jumping on other things.
Ebayed the laptop for $290 + tax = $350
added: 16gb RAM + existing 8GB = 24GB Timetec Hynix IC 16GB DDR4 2400MHz PC4-19200 Non ECC Unbuffered 1.2V CL17 2Rx8 Dual Rank 260 Pin SODIMM Laptop Notebook Computer Memory Ram Module Upgrade S Series (16GB)
added: cheap wifi TP-Link USB Wifi Adapter for PC N150 Wireless Network Adapter for Desktop - Nano Size Wifi Dongle Compatible with Windows 10/7/8/8.1/XP/Vista Mac OS 10.9-10.15 Linux Kernel 2.6.18-4.4.3 (TL-WN725N)
added: NAND 1TB Internal PC SSD https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073SB2MXT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Gadget Reviews upgraded too, video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39EquX5PTkQ
I just installed. Everything works fine. I'll test final cut pro, premiere pro with 4k footage and get back with you on performance.
For now moves like a performant Mac book pro.
I installed Catalina first but I could not make the Intel UHD 620 Graphics get proper QE/CI.
Mojave is just fine. I want to use this system for quick video editing on the go.
Geekbench in my signature.
If you need any files or have any questions pls ask.
Lenovo T460 macOS with Clover Guide
Latest Release on GitHub (March 2020)
Updated to Clover r5105
Updated Lilu based kexts - Lilu, ALC, WEG
Various Tweaks over Last months
The zip file is a complete Clover ESP (/EFI) bundle and kext pack for the Lenovo T460. The current file bundle is tested on Sierra.
Note: I never got the GFX fully working on El Capitan.
Full Clover file set - config.plist etc.
Includes all custom kexts
Includes custom DSDT/SSDT scripts and patches
The zip bundles are posted to GitHub: https://github.com/tluck/Lenovo-T460-Clover/releases
Caveat: The T460 systems used here was configured with: i5-6300U, Intel HD Graphics 520, 1920x1080 touch screen. If you have a different system model, then extract the ACPI files and use the included scripts to create a set of files consistent with your system type and BIOS version. See below for details.
Credits: RehabMan, Shmilee, vusun123, TimeWalker, Mieze from which, much of their work and help is/was was used to get the T460 to this point.
Devices and aspects working:
Ethernet - Intel I219LM is enabled via IntelMausiEthernext.kext
WiFi/BT - substitute the Intel WiFi/BT with a compatible Broadcom or Atheros chip
Audio - ALC293 codec implemented via AppleALC.kext (the old AppleHDA_ALC293 and CodecCommander kexts are not needed)
PS2 - ClickPad + TrackPoint + all 3 buttons - using a modified VoodooPS2Controller to support new layouts - and added some custom Fn key maps based on 440/450 dsdt
USB - implemented via custom SSDT + USBInjectAll kext. All USB3/USB2 ports are intel-based and work - 3 external USB and internal Camera, BT, etc
Sleep/Wake - the sleepwatcher package and custom sleep/wake scripts are used to help with sleep/wake for BT and PS2 devices.
Note: have not tried to implement the SD card reader - no driver found.
New Installation - Steps and Details
Part 1 - OS Installation
Part 2- Post OS Installation and Setup
Notes on Custom Kexts