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IorbitDev

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Thinkcentre M715s
Specs:
MoBo: Lenovo (unidentified)
RAM: 20 GB (2x 8 GB Samsung RAM sticks and 1x 4 GB ADATA RAM)
Hard drive: 1TB SSD and 1 TB HDD (Planning to install on SSD)
Processor: AMD PRO A10-9700
GPU: iGPU Radeon R7

I havent opened the computer often so i dont know more of it, thanks in advance!
 

Edhawk

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This old AMD Small Form Factor system won't be easy to Hack.
  1. The R7 APU graphics aren't supported in macOS, any version.
    1. You may be able to install macOS following the Ryzen guide, but you will definitely require a compatible discrete graphics card to do so.
    2. A GPU from the Polaris series, i.e. RX 400 or RX 500 series of cards or newer would be best. Have a look at this GPU buyers guide for supported cards.
    3. https://dortania.github.io/GPU-Buyers-Guide/modern-gpus/amd-gpu.html
  2. No need to open up the case, use Windows Device Manager to determine the components in your system, assuming you have Windows installed.
  3. From the Drivers page on the Lenovo site linked below, it appears your system has a Realtek Ethernet controller and a Realtek WiFi/BT card. The Ethernet controller should work with one of the many Realtek Ethernet kexts available. The exact kext/driver you will need will depend on the specific Realtek Ethernet controller in your system.
    1. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/...ktops/thinkcentre-m715s/downloads/driver-list
  4. The WiFi/BT card isn't supported and would need to be replaced with a compatible Intel or Broadcom WiFi/BT card.
    1. https://dortania.github.io/Wireless-Buyers-Guide/
    2. https://openintelwireless.github.io/
  5. OpenCore bootloader guides:
    1. OpenCore guide - https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Install-Guide/prerequisites.html
    2. Ryzen specifics - https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Install-Guide/AMD/zen.html
You have a lot of reading and investigating to do before you are ready to start on this Hackintosh journey.

Best of luck.
 

IorbitDev

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Thank you, ill try to do that
 
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