Connect your display trough VGA port on GPU but what you got only native display in your hackintosh e.g 1024 x 768. Here’s how to get more display option in your hackintosh if you are still using VGA port, or because your graphic cards doesn’t have HDMI port.
If you are following my tutorials before, or follow any hackintosh installation using vanilla method. You don’t need additional kext and no need technical stuff to get full function of your Graphics card display option.
Get The Full Display Option by Replace VGA cable with the high quality one
Recently I buy a new high quality VGA cable. I also replace my hackintosh PSU unit with the new one, ‘the better one.’
And it’s surprisingly change the entire GPU function on my hack. Which is before I replace the VGA cable and Power Supply Unit. I only got the native display resolution that I’ve mention above. And when I look into Scaled option for Display in macOS System Preferences I got nothing but 1024 x 768.
Now After I replace the VGA Cable and The PSU. I got the 1600 x 1200 for scaled display option and it works just great on my Graphics card which is nVidia geForce 8500 GT 512 MB.
But for matching with the monitor width that I use. I have to choose 1400 x 1050 for the display option.
The solution is clear. If you have the same Graphics card like mine. Who don’t have the HDMI port and you want to get full graphics card display functionality in macOS scaled display option. Then consider to replace your VGA Cable with the high quality ones. That have a better signal and stuff.
Below is the screenshot of NETLINE High Quality VGA cable that I use.
Here are some sample of similar ‘Heavy duty VGA Cable’ on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RioaZt
Option two – replace the PSU with the better one (Optional)
If after change the VGA cable there is no change in macOS Scaled display option. Then replace your Power Supply Unit With the better ones. Is not must to be the expensive one but the better one that you can afford.
When you are using a ‘bad’ Power Supply. It will make some hardware like GPU doesn’t work as it should be. Because the lack of power supply. So this is one of the reason why your GPU not work as it should.
That’s how I get the full function of my Graphics card for my low budget hackintosh project.
Hope this info is useful for you guys who have the same GPU like mine or have a better one but the Graphics card have no HDMI port.
I also have try using DVI port before and I got the same display option.
So, replacing the VGA Cable with the high quality ones is how to get the most of your GPU Function. And ya replacing the PSU with the better and stable ones a must if you want get the most of you Graphics card functionality.
This issue not only for hackintosh but also for standard Windows PC as well.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!