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Alienware 14 - El Capitan / Sierra on Clover

Jake Lo

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The specs:

  • BIOS A09 (Sata Operation -> AHCI mode, Bootlist Option -> UEFI)
  • 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Haswell processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz w/ Intel Turbo Boost)
  • Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner, DVD+-RW, Stealth Black with Soft Touch Finish, 63WHr 8-Cell Primary Battery
  • 8GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz
  • 750GB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s Hard Drive, 256GB mSATA
  • 14.0" High-definition WLED (1920 x 1080)
  • 1 GB DDR5 nVidia GeForce GT 750M using NVIDIA Optimus technology
  • Integrated Intel HD4600 GPU (PCI ven id 0x8086, dev id 0x0416)
  • Killer NIC 1202 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Killer E2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet
  • Integrated HD Webcam
  • Realtek PCIE CardReader
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports; 1 x USB 3.0 port with PowerShare; 1 x HDMI port; 1 x Mini Display-Port
  • 1 x Audio microphone port; 1 x headphones/microphone combo port; 1 x headphone/speaker port
  • Slots One half mini-card slot; 2 x full mini-card slots

Full QE/CI with HD 4600 / Disable nVidia GeForce GT 750m through DSDT/SSDT

Wireless (Replaced with supported device)

HDMI Video/ DP Video/ HDMI Audio 

Internal Speaker/Headphone/Mic
USB 3.0

 Sleep/Wake (Wake up right away = GLAN)

Update: I no longer have this system, try replacing with this DSDT for sleep 



Not Working:


Keyboard Functions:

Fn+Home = Disabled Touchpad

Fn+F6, F7, F8 = Mute, volume control

Fn+PageUP/PageDown = Brightness control



Follow Clover UEFI Guide (v3270), replace Clover folder with Bootpack

After Installation, install kexts in /EFI/Clover/Kexts/Others/LE to /Library/Extensions

Repair permission and rebuild cache

sudo chmod -Rf 755 /L*/E*

sudo chown -Rf 0:0 /L*/E*

sudo touch -f /L*/E*

sudo kextcache -Boot -U /



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