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    What is the cheapest graphics card I can use?

    I have Big Sur running fine on a Gigabyte B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI and I am currently using an XFX 7850 2GB graphics card. It's fine but I could do with something a little more up to date. I am a bit out of touch with the whole Hackintosh/Graphics Card thing but I know there are probably just a...
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    How do I auto boot to BigSur?

    I currently have three hard drives installed in my machine. The main drive with BigSur, a second drive (240GB) which is a clone of my main drive and one with Catalina on. When I boot my machine I get a black screen with a choice of drives. However, it sits there for around 20 seconds, during...
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    Updating from 11.5.1 to 11.5.2

    I am being prompted to update BigSur to version 11.5.2 and just wondered if there are any issues I should be aware of before proceeding?
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    WiFi Upload Speed Very Slow With Broadcom Card

    The motherboard is a Gigabyte B540 I WiFi Pro and up to now, I had been using the built-in wireless card (intel) with Heliport for my Wifi. Upload and download speeds were fine but I wanted to use AirDrop and iMessage and I understood that these would work better with an Apple-compatible...
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    Processor Unknown and Serial Number Default String?

    I have just recently managed to install BigSur and for the most part, everything is working fine. However, I noticed that whereas in Catalina my system showed as a MacPro 2017 and Core i5, it now shows processor unknown and serial number as "default string". Has anyone else come across this issue?
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    Upgrading from Catalina to BigSur. Never seems to work.

    I currently run Catalina 10.15.7 which mostly runs fine. The only thing that doesn't work is AirDrop but I can live without that. I would like to upgrade to BigSur and I have tried this several times before but always seem to get stuck on the Apple logo on a black screen and cannot get any...
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    Any way to get iMessage working?

    I have just managed to get Wifi & Bluetooth working on my Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro WiFi but I still cannot get iMessage working. I think I remember reading somewhere that this is down to the serial number used in the config.plist? Is that correct? I have tried quite a few serial numbers but...
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    Any suggestions for a budget graphics card that works with Catalina/Big Sur?

    I think I may need to update my graphics card in order to use my new Gigabyte A520M DS3H motherboard. At the moment the bios won't allow me to disable CSM so I cannot boot into Catalina or do a Big Sur install. My current graphics card is an XFX 7870 2GB. It works with Catalina on the B450 I...
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    Hard Drive EFI Appears Empty but Catalina boots from it fine!

    As some of you will know, I have been trying to get Wifi and Bluetooth working on my B450 I Pro Wifi board. In order to do this, I need to add some files to the EFI and update the config.plist however, on mounting the EFI there is no Boot or OC folders within it. I don't understand how this can...
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    Is it possible to get Bluetooth & Wifi working on a B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI?

    I have been spending a lot of time and money trying to get working wifi and Bluetooth on my Catalina 10.15.7 system, but I have had no success at all. Has anyone else done it? Or is it just not possible to use the board's built-in Intel® Dual Band 802.11ac Wave2 WIFI & BT 5?
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    Big Sur upgrade from Catalina failing on B450 I Aorus Pro Wifi, Ryzen 2600, XFX 7870

    I have been running Catalina 10.15.7 for some time now and apart from the usual things like wifi and Bluetooth not working it was ok. However, I wanted to install a fenvi 1200M Wifi/Bluetooth card but my B450 I has no PCIE slot for it. So I bought a Gigabyte A520M DS3H and Ryzen 3600. I...
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    Changed from B450 I to A520 Motherboard plus Ryzen 3600 Gen 3 now stuck on Apple logo

    Ok so I had Catalina 10.15.7 working fine on a B450 I with a Ryzen 2600 however I could never get the Bluetooth or Wifi to work. I bought a Fenvi 1200M wireless card but forgot that my B450 I doesn't have the PCI-E slot for it. I then bought a Gigabyte A520M DS3H so I would have the PCI-E slot...
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    Moving from Gigabyte B450 I with Ryzen 2600 to a new motherboard. Suggestions?

    Ever since I installed Catalina 10.15.7 on my Gigabyte B450 I with Ryzen 2600 I have had no wifi or Bluetooth. Some people had mentioned fixes but nothing worked. So I decided to buy a Fenvi FV-HB1200 PCI-E Wireless card. Only I forgot that my motherboard doesn't have a PCI-e slot! So now I am...
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    Graphics Card Recommendations?

    I am currently running Catalina 10.15.7 on a B450 I Pro WIFI. CPU is Ryzen 5 2nd Gen 2600 and Graphics card is the XFX 7870 2GB. Up until now, it has been fine but over the past two days it has locked up in World Of Warcraft. Yesterday it completely froze and I had to reboot. Today It was...
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    Updating from Catalina 10.15.4 to 10.15.7 Any Potential Issues?

    Ok, so I have a fully working install of Catalina 10.15.4 on my Gigabyte B450 I Wifi Pro with Ryzen 2600. I need to run Final Cut Pro but it tells me it won't run on this version of Catalina. I am assuming I can't just simply update to 10.15.7 and that some steps will be needed to be taken...
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    Does it really matter that my hard drive is showing as an external drive on the desktop?

    I installed Catalina 10.15.4 on my Gigabyte B450 I with Ryzen 2nd gen 2600 and it is all working just fine. Well, apart from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth but I will buy a Broadcom adapter for that. The one thing I missed when sorting the plist and ACPI was the fix for the hard drive so that it doesn't...
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    Should I update my bios after successful Catalina install? Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro WIFI

    I have successfully installed Catalina 10.15.4 on my Gigabyte B450 I with Ryzen 3400G however, as many know, the 3400G causes a lot of problems with audio. The easiest way to sort that is to change the CPU. So I was going to install a Ryzen 5 3500X. This is a 3rd Gen cpu and in order for my...
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    Ryzen 5 3400G with Gigabyte B450 I Pro Wifi. Any chance this will work?

    HI all. Great forum and very happy to be here! Here is my situation. I already own a 27" iMac, Mid 2010 but it is starting to fail. First, the backlight went so I am using it with an external display and now my Bluetooth keeps disappearing so my wireless mouse and keyboard stop working. The...
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