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Dell M6800 - Open Core efi - Monterey (and BigSur)

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I wanted to share this efi folder to help other users and to show my thanks to this site that has made this possible.


macOS Monterey Version 12.5.1

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4910MQ CPU @ 2.90GHz

NVIDIA Quadro K3100M

RAM 32.00 GB

You will need to generate and enter your SMBIOS serial/ID numbers

Everything works fine like: Speakers, Headphones, USB3, WiFi, Bluetooth, Video etc

Install Notes:

First I installed BigSur 16.8.60 using the OLA EFI folder for series 8 chip-set and though the graphics were crazy messed up I could see it was installing and after it was on the BigSur screen with the orange and purple background colors I found the m4800 efi folder online and used it to boot into a fully working system. From there I ran the Monterey installer directly from the applications folder for a normal upgrade process to version 12.5.1 - good luck!

Video Notes:

BigSur 16.8.60 iGPU and eGPU both work out of the box for me

EDIT NOTE: I had to switch the kext I was using for Bluetooth to boot in Monterey - if you have the same wifi card I used this will need to be done (see the linked picture for Bluetooth)

Moterey 12.5.1 you need to go get "Geforce Kepler patcher-V5.dmg" and patch the video to get the eGPU working





Monterey Bluetooth:


BigSur Bluetooth:


These are very nice old laptops you can find at affordable prices - I hope this helps, and if you have any way to contribute to this build feel free to post any additions!


Dell Precision M6800 Monterey - Open Core EFI



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Hi could you please tell me how you are able to run this. I tried your EFi folder having added own SMBIOS and others, but the system reboot without proceeding after selecting the USB installer. My specs are as follows: 

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4940MX CPU @ 3.10GHz

NVIDIA Quadro K5100M.

Thanks and looking forward to your reply.

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Hi dear friend .

After several months, no matter how hard I tried, unfortunately, my graphics card was not recognized.

The k5100m does not seem to be recognized.

The next problem is that the Mac OS is not optimized for the m6800.

But a feeling tells me it's not worth the time.

Thanks for sharing the file

I hope one day a professional user can solve the problem by providing a file.

Thank you again dear friend for your help.

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