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https://www.asus.com...ards/X79DELUXE/

 

Does anyone have it yet? I want to buy this board for my new build.



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I support all x79 systems on my blog. Here is a link to the Asus x79 support page:

 

http://rampagedev.wo...loads/asus-x79/



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I support all x79 systems on my blog. Here is a link to the Asus x79 support page:

 

http://rampagedev.wo...loads/asus-x79/

 

The X79-Deluxe is not mentioned on that page. Is there a DSDT for it? We're talking about a different board than P9X79 Deluxe, to be clear.



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The X79-Deluxe is not mentioned on that page. Is there a DSDT for it? We're talking about a different board than P9X79 Deluxe, to be clear.

 

You have the new E one? If so get me a DSDT and IOreg extract and post them so I can add support. Please state the BIOS version. 



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Right, it's the new one, came out last month. I don't have it yet, I just asked for buying advice.

 

8x SATA 6 Gbps ports  :thumbsup_anim:

8x USB 3.0 ports

 

Newegg video review: https://www.youtube....h?v=4wQ9reTBuBM

 

More than I'll ever use probably. Which is a good thing. Nobody has it yet? I found one place online that already sells it in my country so I might go ahead and buy it.



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Right, it's the new one, came out last month. I don't have it yet, I just asked for buying advice.

 

8x SATA 6 Gbps ports  :thumbsup_anim:

8x USB 3.0 ports

 

Newegg video review: https://www.youtube....h?v=4wQ9reTBuBM

 

More than I'll ever use probably. Which is a good thing. Nobody has it yet? I found one place online that already sells it in my country so I might go ahead and buy it.

 

You have to have the new CPUs for this board and I have 14 SATA III ports on my system...

 

8 on my SAS card

2 Intel 

4 AsMedia



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I just got the board today. My new GPU and SSD will arrive on Monday and I'll begin hackintoshing it then (so, will post DSDT and IOreg extract on Monday)

 

I did plug it in already and I see that the board shipped with bios version 0401 while Asus' website already has a new version - 0403. It's OK if I update the bios to the latest version in the meantime, right?

 

*UPDATE*

 

Well, I got all my hardware and the machine is built. Apple event is just hours away so it makes sense to wait for the official Mavericks release before hackintoshing.



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Well, tried it, no luck so far. The installer flashes a few messages on the screen and then the screen goes black.

 

Did it with -v cpus=1 npci=0×2000 as instructed on Rampage Dev's blog.

Also tried GraphicsEnabler=Yes and GraphicsEnabler=No just in case. Used a GTX 780 and an 8800 GT from my older machine. The installer launches fine on the older machine (i3 on asus P8H61) so I know the problem is not the GPU but the X79 board.

 

Is there something I can do in the bios settings? The bios version is 0403 if it matters.

 

To make the installer I followed the guide at http://rampagedev.wo...mountain-lion/ 

 

My CPU is 4930k, I assume the final Mavericks release supports it? Rampage Dev's guide doesn't seem to mention anything special about Ivy-E, so I figure it should work out of the box, right?



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Rampage Dev, I'd like to thank you for your guide and the files for this board on your dmg, I got Mavericks installled. Some important things to note:

 

1. The guide didn't have any information about Ivy Bridge-E specific installation, so I fumbled around at first. Turns out you need to take the mach kernel file (it's present on the dmg) and it needs to be copied twice. The first time you'll replace the one on the flash drive, the second time - the one on your installed system. This is necessary until the new Mac Pro is released. I know that you know this, I'm just saying for other people because this information needs to be made very clear.

 

2. My installation would freeze up without GraphicsEnabler=No. This wasn't mentioned in the guide and it took me some time to identify that this was the right fix. Some distributions like iAtkos have a list of common issues and troubleshooting tips, it's very helpful to have that kind of information on hand (just a suggestion for the guide).

 

To anyone trying a similar build, you should know that the first part of the installation looks like it's frozen but it's actually not. It took about 12 minutes for the install to get to the Welcome screen. First the screen is light grey with nothing going on for about 5 mins, then dark grey with the mouse cursor for about 5 more mins.

 

Now that it's installed:

 

Intel ethernet kext (from the dmg) causes kernel panic on boot very frequently. Not all the time, but very often.

I downloaded a kext for the realtek ethernet from osx86.net, will try it out.



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For the Intel ethernet I'd recommend downgrading to 2.4.14. There are stability issues with the 2.5.4 versions.



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Since Ivy E is not officially supported by App the modded kernel on my DMG is meant only for developers more then newer users. 

 

As for the GPU there are so many that YOU need to do the foot work to find that out. 



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For the Intel ethernet I'd recommend downgrading to 2.4.14. There are stability issues with the 2.5.4 versions.

Thanks, will test it.



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Hey there,

I intend to give the X79 deluxe + 4930k build a try very soon. How are things going on your side right now? Ethernet finally ok?

Cheers



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Hey there,

I intend to give the X79 deluxe + 4930k build a try very soon. How are things going on your side right now? Ethernet finally ok?

Cheers

 

I've been using Realtek ethernet on the board for the past couple days, working very well with this kext http://www.osx86.net...k-rtl8111-kext/

 

Rampage Dev's dmg didn't have that kext but it's been working well, so could be a good thing to add. I still need to test the older version of Intel ethernet kext.

 

Power management - I'm not sure, but I don't think it's working, exhaust air seems hotter than in Windows. How do I check actual CPU speed on OS X?



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Thanks for your feedback. What RAM did you install? I'm thinking 1866 should go fine since that's what the nMP has. Like this Corsair bundle for instance.

Try this to check your CPU speed : http://software.inte...er-gadget-2.zip



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CPU is running exactly at base clock 3.4 GHz regardless of load. I guess it's a "wait for Mac Pro release" situation.

 

My ram is Kingston HyperX 10th anniversary edition. It does 1600 MHz with timings 9-9-9-24 and 1866 MHz with 10-10-10-27. As far as I've been informed, there isn't much real world difference with memory speed and it doesn't need heatsinks, they're just for looks. Also, I'm not using a kit, I just got 4x 8GB sticks and popped them in. There is a lot of marketing around ram, that's mostly BS, I think.



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I agree with you regarding RAM, I'm mainly thinking bundle + 1866 for max compatibility sakes. I'm sure any 1600 will do ;)



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Btw is bluetooth working? I like the magic mouse alot ;)



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Heh, I had some SATA and USB controllers disabled in the bios, forgot to re-enable (facepalm). So all SATA and USB ports work, I edited my post above so as not to confuse people.

 

Bluetooth is enabled in the bios but not visible in Mavericks, it says "No information found." under Bluetooth in the System Report. I bet you could still use your mouse with a Bluetooth USB dongle.



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I did a little research and it seems the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module on this board is similar (same thing?) as Asus Z87-Deluxe. Looking at the thread for that board I see that they have the module working - http://www.insanelym...7-deluxe-4770k/

 

I tried the kext from that thread and Wi-Fi works, I was able to see access points and connect. Bluetooth not so much - I can turn it on and make it discoverable (and in fact I was able to see my Hackintosh from my iPad for a few seconds) but connection didn't succeed. Looking into it, I see that the Sub Ven ID in that thread is 106B and on this X79-Deluxe it's 1043. Other numbers are identical.

 

This is on my board:

 

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