I'm posting this from my successful install of Mavericks on my AMD build. Quite surprised it was so easy, and everything works perfectly apart from one thing. I do have one problem though. Sound!
Mobo: SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
Proc: AMD 8350fx BE
RAM: 8gb 1600mhz
GPU: AMD R9 270x (very surprised that this worked out of the box with full support!)
So, the issue is sound. My motherboard has the Realtek ALC898.
I actually used a 'distro' to install. Steps I had to take:
- remove certain kexts from the installer usb stick I had to avoid a bluetooth error
- delete the intel power management kext to stop freezing
My install included VoodooHDA but there was intense noise coming out of my speakers with this, so I removed it (am I right in thinking it doesn't support optical out either?)
I then went on to install the kext from the Mavericks version of ##### <<< An app that is quite beastly, the kexts are in place but still no sound at all.
So I deleted them and went searching for the correct standalone kexts. HDAenabler and the modified appleHDA.kext, 99% sure I had the right ones but still no luck.
The volume icon is greyed out and I have no hardware showing under sound in system preferences.
Perhaps the hardware ID is wrong inside the kext for my mobo?
Does anyone have any suggestions?