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Can I run newer versions of macOS? (Already have High Sierra)


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Hello !

I would like if it will be possible to install the latest version of macOS (Monterey) or either (Big Sur). I already have a Hackintosh in this system, only it is macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and I would like to make the transition to something more modern, but I have talked to other people and if I install something above High Sierra, I will lose the video card (because there are no drivers). I only think if I could be without the video card, because I have a video card integrated into the processor, and what I do on the PC is just programming (Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio, Android Studio with android simulator, Unity). What opinions would I have, would it be possible, worth it?

 

CPU:

- Intel Haswell Refresh, i5 4460 3.2GHz

GPU:

- MSI GeForce GTX 960 GAMING 2GB GDDR5 128bit

MOBO:

- ASRock B85M-DGS

Memory:

- 4GB module (Patriot Signature) + 4GB module (HyperX Black) - DDR3 1600Mhz

Storage:

- WD Blue 1TB SATA3 7200RPM 64MB

- Solid State Drive (SSD) Kingston KC600, 256GB, 2.5", SATA III

Hello! 😃

 

Sure you can use Big Sur, but if you try use Monterey this SO still in Beta. IMO not good from now if you want a stable system.

 

Also, would be a good idea if you sell your GTX 960 and buy a compatible AMD video card. 😉

Your GTX 960 Gaming is of Maxwell generation. Those were never natively supported and required the nVidia Web Driver so that they could be supported in Sierra and High Sierra. No Web Driver since Mojave so, indeed, that card is unsupported since Mojave and therefore of no use in 10.14 and later.

 

On the other hand, HD4600 iGPU of your Haswell i5-4460 is fully and natively in all recent macOS versions -including forthcoming Monterey- with Haswell framebuffer 0x0d220003 and the relevant Haswell iMac SMBIOS.

@Allan @Hervé Thank you guys for your time and advice. I would like to start preparing the USB stick with what I need for macOS Big Sur because I am going to buy an SSD to install it there. Can you guide me in making a USB stick with what I need to install my hackintosh?

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