Mac Mini 2018

stefan33

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#21
970 Evo 500GB inside my Mac Mini.... :) Now for storage only but I made 2 x 80 GB partition for future booting....
I also got matias Wireless Alluminium Keyboard.... Le's have a try...
 

Edhawk

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#22
I wouldn't expect there to be any issues updating High Sierra to 10.13.6 from 10.13.4, if your system is running well/perfectly.

Just make sure you have a backup of your system drive before you undertake the update. Use SuperDuper (free to use) or Carbon Copy Cloner (free for a trial period, paid licence after trial) to create the backup/clone of the system drive, just in case.
 

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#23
Rigth... thank you so much.... But what I don't understand is:
Here it is explained that could be a usb patch.... but means if you upgrade from befor 10.13.4?
Example from 10.13.1? Or is better to upgrade before to 10.13.5 and than to 10.13.6? Yes I use CCC for backups.... works fine...
Today I also I'm happy for the keyboard... can switch between 4 different devices... also Windows PC.... :)
Many thanks for your help.... :) About same Avatar.... :)
 

Edhawk

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#24
High Sierra is a bit different to the other versions of macOS in that it has a different USB port limit patch for each version, i.e. the patch for 10.13.0 will not work for 10.13.1, same goes for 10.13.2, 10.13.3 all the way to 10.13.6

I would download the Combo update for 10.13.6 and upgrade High Sierra from your current version 10.13.4.

Add the USB port limit patch for 10.13.6 to your config.plist but disable it, only enable it when you boot in to Clover from the Combo Update, use the options icon to access the kext to patch section and enable the 10.13.6 USB port Limit patch.
 

stefan33

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#25
High Sierra is a bit different to the other versions of macOS in that it has a different USB port limit patch for each version, i.e. the patch for 10.13.0 will not work for 10.13.1, same goes for 10.13.2, 10.13.3 all the way to 10.13.6

I would download the Combo update for 10.13.6 and upgrade High Sierra from your current version 10.13.4.

Add the USB port limit patch for 10.13.6 to your config.plist but disable it, only enable it when you boot in to Clover from the Combo Update, use the options icon to access the kext to patch section and enable the 10.13.6 USB port Limit patch.
But excuse me... Now I have the clean 10.13.4 but I did't add any patch to my build.... so I have the usb port number limited? To how many?
Many thanks....

Another question: In the hardware part I have seen MSI RX 560 LP... I need a low profile... So I need exactly this model or I can go also wit low profile Asus, Gigabyte, Sapphire ecc... If I find a low profile..... Many thanks.
 

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#26
Apple has limited the number of USB ports to a maximum of 15. The USB port Limit Patch gets over this, but is only meant to be used on a temporary basis.

You need to use either Rehabman's USB SSDT guide - https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-USB-Inject-All or the Hackintool app created by Headkaze - https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/release-hackintool-v1-8-2.254559/ to get your Intel USB ports correctly identified and within either a SSDT or USBPort.kext, which will be specific to your system.

The MSI RX 560 low profile card would probably work OK, here is a link to the card so you can see the specifications etc. for the 4GB card - https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/Radeon-RX-560-4GT-LP-OC.html

Yes, you could use any make of Low Profile graphics card, if you can find one from another manufacturer. You do not need to stick with the MSI card.
 

stefan33

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#27
Thank you so much for your help. I cam from here with my mini:
https://hackintosher.com/builds/gigabyte-z370n-wifi-itx-hackintosh-guide-4k-htpc-build/
I have done all the steps like in the guide.... so I'm asking to you...:
I have the same hardware of him... we have the same system... so in the config..plist included in the guide, talking about 10.13.4... is already patched or still need to be patched?
Only to understand... in the guide if i plan to use only the six usb ports 3.0 type B and one type C, on the back of the motherboard.... with 10.13.4 like in the guide and like my system now what of the usb shouldn't work and why? Many thanks for all :)
 

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#28
Have a look at the guide Raine has posted on this site. He has provided an easily understood way to get your USB ports activated correctly - https://hackintosher.com/forums/thr...vanilla-hackintosh-deluxe-build.704/post-6103

Most of Hackintosher's EFI folders are fairly generic, in that they have a number of kexts and config.plist options that can be used by different/similar motherboards/CPU's.

No matter where you obtain your EFI folder you always need to tweak the /EFI/CLOVER folder, especially the /kexts/Other contents and config.plist to suit your system. These EFI folders will get you up and running with most if not all your components working. You then need to investigate your system, so you can fix the remaining components and look at dealing with the USB, USB Power, Audio, Graphics acceleration/framebuffer tweaks necessary for your specific Hack.
 
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stefan33

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#30
Hi, one question: What is the difference between i5-6800k and RX560 graphics card? What I mean is: If with my Mac Mini I surf over internet... I play movie 4K@60 , no gaming and no encoding video... So adding a RX560 what are the real benefit in my normal computer use? many thanks... I'm asking that because I need a 4k H265 gaphics card for another windows pc for to drive a 4K display... (I can't get 4k@60 with a AMD A10-7800 Apu because I don't have a displayport on the board and no HDMI 2.0... So I can get a cheaper GTX1030... but I'm also looking at a more expensive RX560 if there is a sense to add it on my Mac Mini.... if I could have real benefit... also during 4k fast playback... I mean when with the mouse you scroll to the media player coursor to go on faster at 4x, 8x, 12x ecc.... Many thanks...

And if also if its could be possible to install Ma OS X on a A10 AMD Kaveri APU.... A88X chipset... I mean something stable like the build that I have with z370+Intel.....
 

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#31
Not sure you have the CPU model correct. Intel have the following Skylake i5-6600k & i5-6600 CPU's and a Broadwell-E i7-6800k CPU. As far as I can tell there is no i5-6800k.

Broadwell E - https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/codename/80341/broadwell-e.html

Skylake - https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/codename/37572/skylake.html

According to the Intel specification for the i5-6600k CPU and integrated HD 530 graphics it should be able to run a 4k screen from the rear DisplayPort on your motherboard, for the uses you stated, without the need for a dedicated graphics card, i.e RX 560 - https://ark.intel.com/content/www/u...-6600k-processor-6m-cache-up-to-3-90-ghz.html

The RX 560 while not top of the range will be an awful lot better than any integrated graphics.

With regards Haking an APU system I would recommend you have a look at these two sites:
These sites will have more information & kernels for an AMD APU hack. I have never tried an APU hack so don't know if this is possible or how stable they would be.
 

stefan33

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#32
Yes, sorry I was talking about the i5-8600K not i5-6800k ... :)
 

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#33
That being the case then the UHD 630 Intel Graphics that are integrated with the i5-8600K would be fine for the purposes you stated. The proviso with all of the Intel GPU's is you need to use the DisplayPort connector to get the higher/better resolution. While the HDMI connector will provide a similar resolution it is at a much lower refresh rate.
  • Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4)‡ 4096x2304@24Hz
  • Max Resolution (DP)‡ 4096x2304@60Hz
You will need to make sure you have a good quality DP or HDMI 1.4 cable, depending on which connector the screen you are connecting to can use.

Just for clarity:
4K refers to one of two high definition resolutions: 3840 x 2160 pixels or 4096 x 2160 pixels
 

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#34
Thanks a lot... anyway boards like Gigabyte Z370 itx wifi provide also HDMI 2.0 4096x2304@60Hz that come from DP..... ecc... I work with a 3440 x 1440 @ 60 connected to the DP... but also works at the same on HDMI 2.0 @60..... But only to know, with the i5-8600K and the board tht I have could I drive at the SAME time 2 displays 3440x1440@60 one on DP and the other on HDMI 2.0 or you have to chiche or DP or HDMI 2.0? Many thanks.... as ever :)
 

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#35
On this build:
https://hackintosher.com/builds/asrock-fatal1ty-z270-hackintosh-build-guide/
I have also same board, memory ecc... but i7-6700 (not k). Can I make it working only with my CPU? The board has go boot HDMI 2. and DP.... Now I have windows over but I can try to install Mac OS X on a Spare SSD....I have only to go step . by step with the same guide of i7-7700? Because change from HD530 to HD630....
 

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#36
The ASRock Z270 board will work with a Skylake or a Kaby Lake CPU, so you should be good to go with the installation of macOS with the i7-6700 CPU.

I'm not sure about it running two 4k displays @60Hz. The HDMI is only 1.4 standard and may only provide 4K @24Hz with the HD 530 IGPU.
 

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#37

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#38
Yes, according to the specifications the HDMI 2.0 should be able to drive a 4K @60 display. If the motherboard has two HDMI 2.0 connectors or a HDMI & DisplayPort connector then running two displays should be possible.