iMac pre 2012 Mojave Support
*I know how to google, if the only advice you can provide is from the 1st google page please move on.
So I have a iMac Mid 2010, fitted with 16GB of RAM, an SSD, an HD 5670 512mb, and now an i5 680 (and a blu-ray drive!).
I also have a compatible wifi/bluetooth 4.0 card lying around, but I didn’t install as it is a solder-job (and this is my family’s computer).
So, my real question is, why can’t my machine run Mojave?
The only thing I have found, is that my GPU doesn’t support metal.
So, I have found a cheap mxm graphics card, HD 7650a 2GB, that apparently is supported (as it is a 7000 series AMD card). If you can verify compatibility, please do.
If I flash this card to Apple’s firmware, and use a Mojave patch tool, will this machine see any issues running the latest OS?
I know we are still in the Beta stages, but surely someone knows more than just a list of compatible Macs, what’s the REASON behind them being compatible?
EDIT (12/16/18): I am surprisingly disappointed no one has tried this yet. As far I know, the latest and greatest consumer MXM graphics cards from both the Red and Green Teams are the RX 580 and the GTX 1080.
Unfortunately, as my machine is the 21.5”, a full MXM card will not fit, only the half size. I know 3rd party patches exist for graphic cards to work with Macs, and AMD is better supported.
So fine, I will buy this HD 7650a and attempt to patch it and run it in my iMac, then maybe the misinformation, dated theory, and “You can’t”s will finally cease.
Ist dies eine gute Frage?
FYI: macOS Mojave Patcher Tool for Unsupported Macs
@danj Great minds think alike! I was gonna post that.