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Acer Aspire 7741z-4643: trying to run Yosemite


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Hi,  im trying to hackintosh this Acer Aspire 7741Z-4643 and im currently running into two problems, which are Yosemite doesnt seem to see my network card, and the second issue is the vram is only showing 3mb. 

CPU: Intel Pentium P6100

Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics

Network: 54.03345.421 (Which is what i found on the card itself)

 

The ethernet currently is not working also

 

Full list of specs:

http://www.lapspecs.com/detail/acer+aspire+7741z

 

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Pentium P6100 is Arrandale generation so its (1st gen) Intel HD iGPU may only be supported if it carries id 8086:0042 or 8086:0046. Then, support will depend on the video connector used for your laptop: eDP or LVDS. You'll have to consult the bible on the matter at InsanelyMac.

 

If the Intel HD iGPU of this Arrandale Pentium is not supported, you'd have no support for graphics and you'd therefore have to forget about OS X on this platform. Also note that, this Pentium P6100 not being SSE4 capable, at best you'd be limited to El Capitan 10.11 if at all possible.

 

All in all and this applies to your Ethernet and Wifi cards too, you're going to have to identify your hardware a little better than that site provides in terms of specs. You can either look at each main hardware component individually through Windows Device Manager and look at the hardware id information available in the driver's tabs. Failing that, use well-known tools such as CPU-Z or Aida64 to create a full report on your laptop's components.

 

Alternatively, now that you run Yosemite (albeit in limping mode), you may:

  1. run IOregistryExplorer app, save its output, compress it and attach it here
  2. open up your SysProfiler (Apple menu->System Information), save its output, compress it and attach it here

These should provide us with your full system's specs.

 

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Quick Google search (don't be shy on that front...) on "Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n" led me here:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/579491/acer-aspire-7741g;-invilink-nplify-ieee-80211-bgn-drivers-needed/

 

If you confirm Atheros AR5B97 chip (168c:002e) on your side, you may lookup compatibility with OS X here.

 

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