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sld87

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Memory use seems very high!

07 October 2016 - 11:36 AM

Hi guys,

 

I've even had to restart a few times due to this, but i'm basically not running anything at all and here are my stats.

 

Is it normal for tabs in safari to be 300-500mb each too? Anything i can do?

SOLVED black screen - Sierra - Fermi - 560ti - READ ON

04 October 2016 - 08:33 AM

What a momentous occasion!!! Finally got it up and running guys.

 
The Problem:
You've probably read it a million times for different cards. The dreaded black screen issue for Sierra. Like many, you probably had a working system in El Cap but now after updating you get the BSOD. (Black Screen of Death). What to do? Read on
 
The Basics:
You probably need Web Drivers. Otherwise, you wouldn't need to disable the Nvidia ones to log in (It would switch to them natively) and you'd get notice QE/CI support. I thought I was using OSX drivers in El Cap (According to the radio switch.. But i was on Web all along)/
 
Step One:
Boot and install Sierra using your preferred method. I haven't tried direct update, but I will try that tomorrow.
 
Step Two:
 
After initial boot, boot back into OSX and
 
- Run Clover installer for your build (Mine was legacy etc) customise to your liking.
- Set your SMBIOS to 14,1 (This is 100% supports)
- Should you need to switch SMBIOS, you can either
 a) switch it in AGPD kext by running Slim Jim's method 3 
This means replacing one of the other boards listed with your own, or by changing Config2 to none if necessary
 
  B) changing it in Clover (Preferred). This means you can use any SMBIOS profile you want, you just need to change your boardID to that of iMac 14,2 (Or any other that is already supported in that kext). This is preferred, because it means you don't need to update the kext every update.. Clover will ensure you are always in the clear.
 
- Activate NvidiaWeb boot flag in Clover as per the new way of doing it in Sierra 
 
- Finally, install the Nvidia Web Drivers and reboot.
 
Now, for the kicker:
 
I tried all these methods before. Multiple times in fact. But I had missed one important variable. The cabling. People are reporting VGA issues (to be expected). But folks, my setup didn't work in DVI. It wasn't until i realised that under El Capitan my setup would only boot when DVI was in slot 1, not 2, that the eureka moment came. YOU HAVE TO USE HDMI CABLING. This is definitive. I tried it in DVI and it DID NOT BOOT.
 
 
Lastly, a huge, massive thanks to Slim.Jim for his continued efforts
SexyTaco and OLDSPORT 
Kota991 for his suggestion to try HDMI (Which proved to be right, but I didn't read it until after I had tried!).
 
 
I believe this is a true fix for the majority of unanswered black screen problems people are having.

Help getting my nVidia GTX 760 working.

04 July 2016 - 08:11 AM

Hi guys

 

Z170x-UD5-TH

Geforce 960

 

Have loaded 11.5 with the latest drivers, system profile is listing it as a Display 7mb and it is artifacty as hell. Loading no boot flags causes this. If i load nvdr_drv=1 i get a black screen.

 

I'm not sure where to look next as my old 560ti was supported OOB. 

 

Please advise.

Thanks

 

Stef

Need help with Z170x UD5 TH El Capitan - KP on install boot

03 July 2016 - 12:38 AM

hi guys,

System specs

 

Z170x-UD5-TH

660

Geforce Nvidia 760

 

Trying to boot into the installer, but hanging on the search for transport event error.

USB is plugged into a Rear Black Panel port. 

 

Have tried checking the option in clover for USB Ownership. Legacy mode is disabled etc.

http://imgur.com/rTikjr9

 

 

Any help greatly appreciated!

 

Cheers

 

Stef

Which system profile for this Skylake Build?

24 June 2016 - 02:12 AM

Hi guys,

 

Finally replacing my Sandy Bridge after years of reliable service.. Running El Cap at present.

 

What system profile (And why) would you recommend for this setup? Any known issues with any components here?

 

The only thing missing is the motherboard which will be a Z170X-UD5 TH - seems to be the best bet. Also adding the adaptor from OSXWIFI, as i have used this without fault.

 

Many thanks

 

 

 

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