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In Topic: Clover General discussion

25 October 2016 - 03:52 PM

Slice (or any dev), are you aware that enabling Above 4G Decoding in the BIOS will not allow MacOS to start up? It is an old issue, but I cannot remember if I have seen it discussed in this thread. I have tried with both Clover & Chameleon, so this is more of a feature request than a bug. 


You can see ASUS's description of 4G Decoding here: https://www.asus.com...rt/FAQ/1004170/


However, is there any way to address this within the bootloader, or is this purely a kernel problem? Theoretically, any 64-bit OS should be capable of this, correct?




The reason I ask is that if you have 2x GTX 9xx series cards, as well as working Thunderbolt, then the motherboard will fail to POST until you enable 4G Decoding. At that point Windows 7 or higher will load, but MacOS will now restart while loading.

In Topic: you shut down your computer because of a problem

21 October 2016 - 08:27 PM

I get that 'You shut down your computer because of a problem' error message dialogue at every reboot. Seems 

like everything is working so I have no idea whats tripping it. Is this a DSDT, or Clover bug?




It is stuck in NVRAM. 


sudo nvram -c



If it persists, delete EmulVariable from Clover's UEFI 64 folder.

In Topic: El Capitan XCPM for X99 - One patch solution

21 October 2016 - 04:31 PM

what's the one patch solution for Sierra 10.12.0


Using Gigabyte X99P-SLI and Broadwell-E 6800K


And you must always use FakeCPUID for Broadwell-E, i haven't seen one solution work without it




I "ported" (no actual work done ;p) this patch to Sierra, but it does have any observable effect. Does anyone more knowledgeable than I see a problem with it in the kernel?


However, this is only for Haswell-E/P and the thread is just awaiting a re-name.


If anyone is interested, you can test it yourself:

40000000010005000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 to 40000000010004000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Oddly, the original El Capitan patch works with some of my Haswell Xeons, but not others. I have yet to determine why that is. For example, my extremely old engineering sample E5-2693 V3 2.8Ghz 12-core runs at the highest possible turbo ratios under this patch, but never drops out of turbo.


While, my E5-2673 V3 2.4GHz 12-core (a very late stage ES) runs perfectly, just like my retail i7-5960X. It consistently flat-lines during benchmarks, then fluctuates between 1.2-1.5Ghz in a way that is similar to Windows.


So perhaps my problem is that I have this janky old ES CPU in one of my builds? Does anyone else have earlier stage ES Haswell-EP Xeons and can test this patch and see how it goes?

In Topic: macOS Sierra on Broadwell E/EP (not a guide but maybe a working in progress)

18 October 2016 - 04:34 AM

@ Fabio

I'm glad it works!


@ ekwipt

toleda's method is the closest way to have "vanilla" onboard audio. Even with the same quality of Voodoo, I would have used it anyway. That said, I must admit I am no expert about VoodooHDA at all!


Why not use AppleALC? That is the most vanilla method insofar as it requires zero maintenance through updates and makes no changes at all to SLE.

In Topic: Nvidia Web Driver updates for Yosemite [UPDATE: 10/25/2016]

14 October 2016 - 06:16 PM

Can one use an MST 4K display with the web drivers yet? I haven't tried since 10.10.2 or so.

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