replacing X7900 to T9300 for macOS Sierra install Is it worth it?
I’m wanting people to weigh in on installing macOS Sierra on 20" 2007 iMac. I installed a X7900 in it a few years back, but this CPU doesn't support SSE 4.1 instructions. The T9300 does and should work in this iMac. Same socket and same FSB 800. I’m also upgrading WiFi card to a BCM94360CAX combo card. Using an adapter and U.FL to MHF4 antenna adapters.
Does anyone see any problem with this being able to work after the upgrades are in place?
So with the macOS 10.12.4 beta 1 and beta 2 the iSight camera doesn't work on our 2007 iMacs. It shows up in hardware but won't turn on. I am working on how to fix this.
Also, If you want Night Shift to work on our iMacs you can use clover boot loader with a smbios to trick the iMac into thinking it is a late 2013. You will have to apply a fix for USB because changing it to a late 2013 iMac smbios breaks all but one USB and also bluetooth (which is considered to be on an internal USB port) the patch that I have fixes all this. If anyone is interested let me know and ill make a right up.
I’m thinking of making some videos to post on youtube at my channel Nandor690. I do AppleTV stuff right now but I think I'm going to also get into making videos on hackintoshes and unsupported real Macs as well
Update (01/09/2017) #2
I have figured out how to get Night Shift to work natively (Without using clover or doing any crazy hacks). Ill be posting a write up on this thread.
I'm still working on getting iSight working on 10.12.4 beta 1 and 2. Will keep everyone updated.
What I am working on now.
As you know, macOS 10.12.4 comes with the new feature Night Shift. But it doesn't work on our iMacs because they don't support Metal. late 2012 iMac is the first year for that.
I used Clover boot loader to make a smbios for a 2012 iMac and now my iMac thinks its a 2012 and night shift works!
A few draw backs are
- 2 of the 3 USB ports don’t work
- Bluetooth doesn’t work
- iSight camera doesn’t work.
I am working on fixes for these now. (Remember, those things don't work because I made my iMac think it is a 2012 instead of a 2007. NOT because I updated to 10.12.4. It is safe to update.
I’ll report back when I have fixes ready. I plan on setting up a couple threads in different forums and will link them here for you guys
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