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Looking for a way to tap into the  FireWire 800 interface of the board … anyone has a working solution ? 

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I have contacted QUO about this several times, always told that they are working on getting stock of header cables and would let me know, its been many months like this. What a total waste. I tried to find some online but it seems most of the ones coming from china are special order only with large minimum quantities. There were a couple DIY type options from other companies but they would cost an arm and a leg. Does anyone have a source or working method for actually using the FW800 ports?

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This is a most interesting thread, and I'm still reading all of the posts, so I'll keep my questions to my own reading for a while anyway :)

 

I upgraded the bios to oz 828m , used all the defaults, native hdmi and snow leopard.  It booted right up from the dvd and installed in no time.  I upgraded to Lion and then to Mavericks.  I could have skipped Lion and upgraded straight to Mavericks, but I wanted to have the experience of all 3.



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Thanks for that Information.  I have the Nvidia GT 640 which  currently works OOTB with GE=no.  I don't see it as one of the recommended cards in the list, will this one be any problem in the QUO?

 

 

Some of the Nvidia cards are experiencing OpenCL issues in 10.9.1.  Will this be the case with this MB to or does the 3rd partly firmware take care of that? 

 

 

One more question will the Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4modules) either the 1600 or 1866 models function correctly?  They both default to 1333Mhz and in order to get the higher speed XMP or equivalent has to be enabled in the Bios.

 

Thanks

 

 

Wiki is based on info gathered from this thread, that doens't mean it's exclusive. We have two major variables with this board: 1. any hardware that deviates from proven, 2 a custom 'grey area' bios which gives us the advertised AOS functionality (personally that's my main pickle with this board - no disrespect to the bios devs - quite to the contrary -  infortunately when things don't work as advertised, the devs have no obligation to QUO i'm guessing and we're basically at their mercy, or go tonyhack which is kinda an insult to this board's potential).

 

Bottom line is try and test for yourself, like the rest of us. We're all walking on grey lines here... ;-)

 

 

 

=> FAO the forum moderators, can we pin the link to the wiki as 1st post to this thread?



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Wiki is based on info gathered from this thread, that doens't mean it's exclusive. We have two major variables with this board: 1. any hardware that deviates from proven, 2 a custom 'grey area' bios which gives us the advertised AOS functionality (personally that's my main pickle with this board - no disrespect to the bios devs - quite to the contrary -  infortunately when things don't work as advertised, the devs have no obligation to QUO i'm guessing and we're basically at their mercy, or go tonyhack which is kinda an insult to this board's potential).

 

Bottom line is try and test for yourself, like the rest of us. We're all walking on grey lines here... ;-)

 

 

 

=> FAO the forum moderators, can we pin the link to the wiki as 1st post to this thread

 

 

I am going to purchase the Graphic card they recommend but for the memory I am sticking with Corsair Vengeance Pro series.  Tech support told me that the adata was tested but they was only the 16Gb modules.  They did not test the 32Gb and adata does not sell the set up 4 as Corsair does and QC'd that all 4 modules will work together so I will take my chance on the corsair.   As long as OpenCL works OOTB with the graphics cards they listed I am fine with that.

 

Its funny Tech support told me the EVGA GTX 660 or the ti version yet Wiki does not list that one?  He told me OpenCL works OOTB with the 660.  SO now I am lost.  Wiki has a different list than what Tech support had told me, unless they just tested the 660 and just did not update the wiki?



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OpenCL works OOTB on Kepler cards like the 660. What doesn't work right now is power management. Meaning when you use OpenCL on the card it won't clock down when idle. This seems to be a nvidia driver issue so we're all waiting for them to sort it out.



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Fire Wire 800 :

Someone test with that cable :

http://store.apple.c...dapter?fnode=51

 

We are unable to find a cable for the inside connector, is it an other way ?

 

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Sorry for the garble tapatalk screwed this post up... Here goes again

GOOD NEWS!!!! (Well for me at least :) )

HIS RADEON RADEON 7750 (low profile) WORKS OOTB, FULLY RECOGNISED IN MAVERICKS !! (With 828 bios)

Woohoo!!

On not so good news, Mavericks isn't liking the Sapphire version of this card. I get a black screen after the boot loader (first apple I guess) loads mavericks. From then on its allll black. I'm guessing maybe if I add the device id to AMD7000controller.kext it may work, (card works fine in Linux btw, just to rule the harwdare out)... It's strange that on Tony's forums this specific card has been reported to work OOTB though.... To be continued....


Now for the bad news. CAN'T POST with both cards on board. Could this be broken in the BIOS? :((

Both PCI express lanes work (1&4). Each card works separately in one of those lanes by themselves. Put both in, no go. No Quo Logo, Nada. I can tell it hasn't posted yet because in this condition a single press of the power button switched the machine off, whereas if an OS has loaded it requires a long press to power off. A single press puts it to sleep. Not the case here.

've tried the following settings in 828 bios, changing one at a time, starting from loaded optimised defaults.
- init graphics Auto
- init graphics PCIe
- PCIe gen set to auto
- PCIe fixed to Gen3
- PCIe fixed to Gen2
- 3mark01 boost set to normal
- 3dmark01 boost set to legacy
- video cable attached to card in lane 1 (hdmi / dvi)
- video cable attached to cable in lane 4 (hdmi / dvi)

In every single test, on power on I get a black screen, no Quo Logo... Even after 5 min wait...

Anyone else tried two video cards (let alone crossfire) with the Oz bios? (King? If u still have any patience left.....?)

My setup: core I5 3570k 4gigs of ram, 2 ssds, HIS + SAPPHIRE Radeon 7750 1024 GDDR5

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Sorry, I was just trying to be funny. I don't know about the card's suitability either. I use the TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 PCIe card and the IOGEAR GBU521 USB dongle - at ~$50 + ~$12 it's a pretty expensive solution, and although the Wifi is rock solid OOB, bluetooth is a bit fussy.


 

My version of the QUO motherboard doesn't have a mini-PCIe slot. Is there another version that does?

 

 

I have that same TP link Wifi card.  I don't care too much about BT.  Is OpenCL working 100% OOTB with that Graphics card or is there some fix etc you need to do?  The model I am looking at is 02G-P4-2765-KR.   

 

I am also looking at the EVGA GTX 660 2GB.  They also make a 3GB version but 2 is enough for now.  I really don't want to spend more than a couple 100 US on a GC.



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I am going to purchase the Graphic card they recommend but for the memory I am sticking with Corsair Vengeance Pro series. Tech support told me that the adata was tested bu they was only the 16Gb modules. They did not test the 32Gb and adata does not sell the set up 4 as Corsair does and QC'd that all 4 modules will work together so I will take my chance on the corsair. As long as OpenCL works OOTB with the graphics cards they listed I am fine with that.

Its funny Tech support told me the EVGA GTX 660 or the ti version yet Wiki does not list that one? He told me OpenCL works OOTB with the 660. SO now I am lost. Wiki has a different list than what Tech support had told me, unless they just tested the 660 and just did not update the wiki?

Ram is ram as far as I'm concerned (speeds not withstanding this comment). Go for the cheap stuff u'll be cursing, especially with OS X - doesn't like the {censored} stuff (kernel panic prone), not to mention ur data will probably corrupt with flipped bits. Personally I'm running. With corsair XMS3 works just fine. You might wanna check the max ram ur CPU can handle though, no point maxing out to 32 gb if it can only handle 16....

As for gfx, the Same rules apply here as for a normal hack I reckon. It's all down to the drivers present in OS X. Nvidia is usually hassle free, Ati better choose wisely.

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Ram is ram as far as I'm concerned (speeds not withstanding this comment). Go for the cheap stuff u'll be cursing, especially with OS X - doesn't like the {censored} stuff (kernel panic prone), not to mention ur data will probably corrupt with flipped bits. Personally I'm running. With corsair XMS3 works just fine. You might wanna check the max ram ur CPU can handle though, no point maxing out to 32 gb if it can only handle 16....

As for gfx, the Same rules apply here as for a normal hack I reckon. It's all down to the drivers present in OS X. Nvidia is usually hassle free, Ati better choose wisely.

 

Thanks I'll stay away from the 1866 the 1600 is cheaper.  I have the I7-3770K it can handle at least 32GB.  I will also look at the XMS3 which is what I have in some of my older rigs.



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Anyone else tried two video cards (let alone crossfire) with the Oz bios? (King? If u still have any patience left.....?)

My setup: core I5 3570k 4gigs of ram, 2 ssds, HIS + SAPPHIRE Radeon 7750 1024 GDDR5

Patience I have, what I do not have is 2x nvidia  or ati cards to test...

 

Some advice for you on multiple discrete gfx cards:

1. do not touch BIOS settings(let everything to auto)

2. make sure card in slot 1 have display connected to it, as test try with display connected only on it

3. test at first only card ports closest to the motherboard and avoid the use of HDMI port best is DVI

 

Good luck!



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That's a great example of people disagreeing while having each one quite valid points.


P.S.: King, i know it's probably not your role here, but since you're online and posting, do you know of any plans from Quo Computers to release a LGA 1150 motherboard for Haswell CPUs?

 

 

Before I placed my order the tech support person told me that they will not have plans for 1150 socket since Haswell has minimal performance gains over IvyBridge 1155 socket.

 

They did hint on a remarkable and significant MB upgrade possibly in the next 2 years based on the dual socket design.  Could that mean 2011 socket not sure?



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Before I placed my order the tech support person told me that they will not have plans for 1150 socket since Haswell has minimal performance gains over IvyBridge 1155 socket.

 

They did hint on a remarkable and significant MB upgrade possibly in the next 2 years based on the dual socket design.  Could that mean 2011 socket not sure?

Well if he is being sincere that is a bit of a bummer. while it is true that haswell does not have large performance improvements the iGPU is substantially better and z87 platform does have some nice improvements- and it would be nice to have a TB2 board as well as maybe a full ATX option. A dual socket board does sound intriguing but would only cater to a very small high end niche of the market and would have to remain price and feature competitive with the mac pro. 

 

My guess, and it is only a guess, is that QUO has lost much of its enthusiasm for this AOS business. It may not have been as successful as they hoped or perhaps for some other reasons they seem like they are winding down the whole AOS thing instead of reinvesting in new products. I am mostly disappointed that they never got thunderbolt hot-swap working and don't even provide an option to make use of the firewire800 ports. I am glad they are still selling this board but i don't have a lot of confidence that this will be anything but a one-off product.

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In going back I noticed this part of your post. There's a fix posted here:

http://www.techspot....g-a-hackintosh/

About halfway down under "Working Out The Kinks" that worked for me. If you haven't seen it, give it a shot.

 

 

If FakeSMC sensors are installed, assuming they install in /S/L/E doesn't that cause a conflict with the one that already exists in the EFI partition?  Should the one in the EFI partition be replaced with the FakeSMC sensors?  I have to assume the sensor kext files CPU, GPU etc would also need to be placed in the same location (EFI Partition)?



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If FakeSMC sensors are installed, assuming they install in /S/L/E doesn't that cause a conflict with the one that already exists in the EFI partition?  Should the one in the EFI partition be replaced with the FakeSMC sensors?  I have to assume the sensor kext files CPU, GPU etc would also need to be placed in the same location (EFI Partition)?

 

 I had iStat working great with fakesmc and sensor kexts, but after a reinstall it went crazy and iStat started crashing in the menubar. I'm currently trying to get it working again but when it was working all I had done was install the kexts with kext utility and it worked fine.



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 I had iStat working great with fakesmc and sensor kexts, but after a reinstall it went crazy and iStat started crashing in the menubar. I'm currently trying to get it working again but when it was working all I had done was install the kexts with kext utility and it worked fine.

 

 

It won't work because FakeSMC loads from EFI first so I would think that will cause some conflict with the FakeSMC in /S/L/E.  I also think that FakeSMC cannot be replaced in EFI partition because I have to assume the script was written specifically for this Board.

 

I am also unsure how it will work with legacy install/boot/Chameleon unless there is a setting that will ignore the EFI or the EFI files do not get installed when installing legacy way?



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The HermitCrabs BIOS contains FakeSMC. It's not loaded from the EFI partition.

 

In any case, OS X will always load the copy of the kext with the highest bundle version so if you install a newer version in /S/L/E that will take preference over the one in the BIOS.



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The HermitCrabs BIOS contains FakeSMC. It's not loaded from the EFI partition.
 
In any case, OS X will always load the copy of the kext with the highest bundle version so if you install a newer version in /S/L/E that will take preference over the one in the BIOS.


That's good to know sorry about the incorrect information in my prior post. If fakesmc were in the efi would the same rule apply?

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Good to know. I know it worked before. Just wish I could figure out why iStat keeps wigging out on me now.



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Good to know. I know it worked before. Just wish I could figure out why iStat keeps wigging out on me now.

 

On my system, the latest release of the iStat Menus.app version 4.20 also fails to load and crashes under both the OS X 10.8.5 and 10.9.1.







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