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SoundForSoul

Member Since 06 May 2008
Offline Last Active Jun 10 2015 05:29 AM
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In Topic: Asus X99 Deluxe + 5960x - Stuck, please help!

13 April 2015 - 06:39 PM

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

 

I got my 5960x overclocked at 4.16 Ghz (as seen by iStatMenu only by adding a 42 cpu multiplier in bios, with a 1.2 vcore temperature but - very important, by disabling speedstep and enabling turbo. If you don't enable turbo mode, nothing above the base multiplier (30, in my case) will be recognized by clover / osx.

Also, disabling Xhci got me a 10% improvement in cpu performance, but lost all the usb 3 ports ( I guess I have to install generic usb kext  for those to come back).

33000 in geekbench at 64 bit with 10.10.2 with cpu temps at around 50 celsius (fractal design  s36  water cooler - awesome one !)

In Topic: Haswell-E mach_kernel patch (5960X, 5830K and 5820K) Yosemite

13 April 2015 - 06:38 PM

Just wanted to check in again about my overclocking progress... Here is what I discovered:

 

-OS X flat out refuses to go above the base multiplier, which in my case is x30. If I don't use NCPM, it APPEARS as if it's going above x30, but it's actually not based on my identical benchmark results.

-Intel Power Gadget reports incorrect readings. When it reports your clock speed in GHz, it assumes you are using a 100 MHz bus speed, so if I have my BCLK set to 125, it will show "3.00 GHz" when it's at 3.75 GHz. This happens in the Windows version as well.

-The only way I am able to get OS X to successfully use my overclock is by overclocking the BCLK. Currently, I've got a 167 MHz BCLK and x29 multiplier so I'm at 4.34 GHz.

 

Thanks @schumlav for suggesting overclocking the bus.

I got my 5960x overclocked at 4.16 Ghz (as seen by iStatMenu only by adding a 42 cpu multiplier in bios, with a 1.2 vcore temperature but - very important, by disabling speedstep and enabling turbo. If you don't enable turbo mode, nothing above the base multiplier (30, in my case) will be recognized by clover / osx.

Also, disabling Xhci got me a 10% improvement in cpu performance, but lost all the usb 3 ports ( I guess I have to install generic usb kext  for those to come back).

33000 in geekbench at 64 bit with 10.10.2 with cpu temps at around 50 celsius (fractal design  s36  water cooler - awesome one !)

In Topic: Asus X99 Deluxe + 5960x - Stuck, please help!

13 April 2015 - 08:20 AM

UPDATE: I have disabled the speedstep and increased the multiplier to 42 - oddly enough, the cpu was recognized in bios as 3900 MHz, which is fine with me - BUT, after booting into MAC, for the very first time,  iStatMenu sees the 42 multiplier and the cpu as... somewhere areound 4 GHz ... AND I finally got a 30000 Geekbench score.

So, it works in Clover, but you have to turn off the speedstep. I guess it's a decent turnaround..

 

Talked to a guy from overclockers forum and he said that turbo has to be enabled otherwise the cpu won't go above 30 multiplier .. so I have turbo enabled ( actually I couldn;t get it disabled when changing multipliers ) and speedstep disabled!

 

Maybe should I also try to use both 125 bclk and cpu multiplier ... ?!

In Topic: Asus X99 Deluxe + 5960x - Stuck, please help!

12 April 2015 - 11:19 AM

Hi!

 

I have installed HW sensors (

HWSensors 6.14.1364 (Binaries)

and now everything seems to be fine - cpu, motherboard, hdd temperatures are shown.

Also, clover config did the trick with changing the serial number.

 

 

Regarding  the OC,  I really don't understand why when I set the cpu multiplier only - like 42 instead of 30, when I boot into mac the iStatMenu hardware monitor software still detects it at 30 and not 42, and the CPu freq is set to 3000 instead of 4200 - I thought that is only cosmetic, but it isn.t - the Geekbench score is still 21500

 

However, when I set the xmp profile= 1 from bios and the bclk is automatically set to 125, the iStatMenu detects it at 3.5 Ghz  and the Geekbench score raises to 25.000

 

As far as I understand, only the bclk freq can force the cpu to OC into mac ? How is that possible ? Shouldn't be the bios settings kept ?Is this specific for Asus Deluxe only or it applies to all the motherboards ?

And how does other users obtain OC freq of 4.3 GHz with the same CPu and Motherboard ?

One last small thing - I have observed that whenever I make changes into hardware, like inserting another HDD, leaving a usb plugged in while booting when it wasn't there when I last shut down the computer, etc etc - makes it restart at least one time 20-30 seconds after choosing the hdd to boot from in the clover interface, like a kernel panic occurs or smth. 

 

If I don't make hardware modifications, booting and rebooting is flawless and very fast. 

Can I make anything about that ?

In Topic: Asus X99 Deluxe + 5960x - Stuck, please help!

11 April 2015 - 05:58 AM

I actually made it work using both ##### installer and clover on both asus deluxe and Gigabyte ud4. The only problem was that I was using verbose and as soon as I saw "PCI configuration Begin", I didn't wait enough time (since I thought it was kind of an error, since the digit meter on my motherboard changed from AE to AA or smth like that), after 10 seconds I simply pressed restart every time. A friend of mine came by and forgot to press restart while talking to him then it booted up... argh! :)) I guessed it would have worked after the very first trials with a little bit of patience .. 

For the moment, I incline to keep the Asus deluxe one, but I am not sure if it justifies the 200$ price difference in my country.

Also, looking for the right bios modifications to overclock this lazy piece of silicone ! :)) I am afraid not to mess things up, though...

 

Another thing that I am trying to find an answer is - I need to change my serial number of the new build so that it will be identic to my last build ( so that I don't need to re-authorise most of my bought licenses) - is it possible to do this with clover or any other method ? I saw that it is possible to do that by generating new codes, but haven't managed to find a way to paste an existing one. Any hint would be appreciated.

 

 

Thanks to this wonderful community I am a happy hackintosher :) Thank you all, guys!

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