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Motherboard Asus P8H67-M LE with Chameleon

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My old Dell Dimension 9200 Intel C2D fried its PSU, I purchased a new one which exploded, so gave me the impetus to upgrade to a new main PC with Motherboard Asus P8H67-M LE.

 

Been busy, & fooling around with Linux & Chrome OS but now trying to get OS X Sierra working on my new PC...

 

A long while ago, with profuse help from RehabMan, I got it working on Acer W700 through the HDMI connection (LCD no eDP driver)

Using Mavericks, Captain, Yosem & Sierra using USB 3.0 sticks...

 

My experience of this are in these two threads:

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/299346-acer-iconia-w700/

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/300255-intel-hd-3000-no-graphics/page-3

 

 

The work on Acer W700 via HDMI gives QE/CI for Intel HD 3000 graphics.

 

I can also boot Sierra, Yosem, Mavericks, Lion to Asus P8H67-M LE with Chameleon but Intel HD 3000 does not give QE/CI.

 

There is a PCI-E slot where I can use the AMD Radeon HD6850 graphics card which gives QE/CI, but it takes all the PCI-E slots...

 

So I am trying to get the integrated card to give QE/CI.

 

So far no resources for this with chameleon, I will probably need to amend the DSDT a similar way done with Acer W700.

 

To save me hard work, is there a patched DSDT available already for Motherboard Asus P8H67-M LE with Intel HD 3000 graphics?

 

For now as initially for Acer W700 before patching its DSDT I get the annoying message:

SNB Framebuffer did not show up, unload

 

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I have a PCI-E x16 slot, & can fit my old Asus AMD HD6850 graphics card, just interested to see how to use the Intel HD3000.

Ref.

 

As I said above, I can use the Intel HD3000 with Acer Iconia W700, with the caveat of hooking it up to an HDMI monitor, it's good enough to access OS X from an external HD, SSD or USB.

Ref.

PS. - I like the integrated Intel HD3000 graphics card because it allows me to run Google Chrome OS which was a project of mine I posted profusely on in the XDA Developers forums.

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No exact idea how I did this, but I got full QE/Ci with Intel Graphics HD3000 using El Capitan on Asus P8H67-M LE.

 

I can't get this with Sierra or Yosem, in fact they get stuck with "still waiting for root device".

 

I boot from the partition with Sierra which has Chameleon with /Extra, the smbios.plist is for 8,1 which is a Macbook pro, I got a patched DSDT of Asus P8H67-M LE from OSX86.net -

However the El-Capitan has the DSDT of Acer Iconia W700 & associated /Extra , with same /boot Chameleon.

 

The above combination gives me full QE/CI - so major progress.

 

Unable to figure out why Sierra & Yosem cannot boot.

 

Other challenges which need sorting out regardless are these drivers:

Realtek ethernet 8111

USB 3.0

CD/DVD not recognised...

I had to boot from USB 2.0

 

Notes:

using smbios.plist for 5,1 (ie mac mini) does not boot, the above combination has to use smbios.plist for 8,1 (macbook pro)

 

How to make this workable for sierra, yosem or boot from El Capitan without having this hybrid stuff... is a challenge, no clue.

 

Any geek master with answers?

 

Details:

Hardware Overview:

  Model Name: MacBook Pro

  Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1

  Processor Name: Intel Core i5

  Processor Speed: 3.3 GHz

  Number of Processors: 1

  Total Number of Cores: 4

  L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

  L3 Cache: 6 MB

  Memory: 8 GB

  Processor Interconnect Speed: 25.4 GT/s

  Boot ROM Version: MBP81.xxx

  Apple ROM Info: B***

  SMC Version (system): 1.30f3

  Serial Number (system): xxx

  Hardware UUID: xxx

 

Intel HD Graphics 3000:

  Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 3000

  Type: GPU

  Bus: Built-In

  VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 512 MB

  Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

  Device ID: 0x0126

  Revision ID: 0x0009

  Displays:

Display:

  Resolution: 1920 x 1080

  Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

  Mirror: On

  Mirror Status: Hardware Mirror

  Online: Yes

  Built-In: Yes

D2343:

  Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz (1080p)

  Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

  Display Serial Number:            

  Main Display: Yes

  Mirror: On

  Mirror Status: Master Mirror

  Online: Yes

  Rotation: Supported

  Television: Yes

 

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The graphics result above was because I had the DSDT.aml of the motherboard in the Sierra partition, & the DSDT of Acer W700 in the El Capitan partition, so it fooled it into that output.

 

With DSDT same in all partitions the usual only one monitor output will show up.

 

For those interested to fool around & improve on this, who have the Asus P8H67-M LE  mobo, here is the link to its patched DSDT.aml:

 

https://www.osx86.net/files/download/137-dsdt-p8h67-rev-3/

 

Solved ethernet with Rehabman kext.

 

Not yet solved USB 3 - Rehabman didn't upgrade for El Capitan & Sierra, etc.

 

Intel HD Graphics 3000:

  Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 3000

  Type: GPU

  Bus: Built-In

  VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 512 MB

  Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

  Device ID: 0x0126

  Revision ID: 0x0009

  Displays:

D2343:

  Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz (1080p)

  Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

  Display Serial Number:            

  Main Display: Yes

  Mirror: Off

  Online: Yes

  Rotation: Supported

  Television: Yes

 

So QE/CI graphics with Intel HD3000 solved for Lion, Yosem, El Capitan & Sierra on Asus P8H67-M LE.

 

I might start thinking of migrating from Chameleon to Clover, even with my aging 60 years' geek brains.

 

As for USB 3, RehabMan kext works on Yosem, so if I want USB 3, I will use Yosem.

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I will soon include zips of my Extra's for those who wish to use them who own a PC with Asus P8H67-M LE mobo

 

Side note & rant -

 

The motherboard sold to me via ebay in a barebone PC has the defective SATA 3g chipset, meaning I can only use the SATA 6g 2 ports  :sick: - I found a PCI-E SATA 6g replacement with 4 SATA ports, but it was disingeneous of the seller not to alert me, though the PC was very cheap, so I decided to keep it, & mod it instead.

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