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Nicolás Castellanos

Compaq Presario CQ43 160LA: suitable as a Hackintosh?

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Hi  :)

Can you help me make a hackintosh for my laptop?
These are the specifications:

Compaq Presario CQ43 160LA
Processor: Intel Celeron DualCore T3500 x64 @ 2GHz
RAM: 6GB DDR3 (2GB 1333MHz x 4GB 1600MHz)
Network card: Realtek RTL8188CE
Graphics Card (Integrated): Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family

Thank you  ;)

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It's an old and obsolete laptop that does not meet the minimum requirements:

  1. Intel Celeron T3500 is Penryn but has no SSE4 instructions set which is required for macOS Sierra and later.
  2. no version of Mac OS X, OS X or macOS has support for Intel GMA 4500M/4500MHD graphics of Series 4 GL40/GM45 chipsets that support Celeron T3500 CPU (or any GMA 4500 flavour to that effect). Apple just never used these in any Mac computers and there are no drivers whatsoever.

So I'm afraid it's an absolute dead-end, this ancient low-end laptop is a totally unsuitable and inappropriate platform for the purpose of running as a Hackintosh.

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