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In Topic: Gigabyte X99-UD4 i7-5960X and Thunderbolt 2 PCI-card bios settings?

25 November 2015 - 09:53 PM

You need to use legacy kexts from 10.9.5 to haver TB working.

I posted is somewhere here. 

Also remove AppleThunderboltNHI.kext and rebuild kernel cache so the boot time speeds up.


Here is the solution: http://www.insanelym...mite/?p=2165008

In Topic: OpenCL & GTX970 Problem

20 November 2015 - 05:15 AM

Hey man, I have been also trying to work this issue out with my GTX 980ti, as far as I am told, the issues resides on the OpenGL / NV Path utilized for the vector rendering. This as you might recall, wasn't implemented during the last version "Because the NV Path Rendering technology uses parts of OpenGL that are not supported by Apple"

I should point out that i experimented this issue on two different machines using three cards: 980 ti, Quadro 4000, GTX 680. All gave me the same error, I was thinking maybe the web driver might be the culprit. So far i haven't used a mac/hack with the retail nvidia drivers, so I have no idea i the problem would really be Web Driver related

I have submitted countless bug reports (I am registered as a beta tester) and so far no luck with the Adobe Team for mac, so far it seems like they are content on ignoring the issue.

Right now, I am utilizing an AMD 5770 for Mac and so far no issues, I am considering buying a R9 390x for its insane 4K stream processors yet it would be a shame to waste/sell this awesome card (980ti) only because of a faulty driver.

I have similar issues with GTX970 and GTX980. When in Photoshop OpenCL is enabled and I do resize or blur Photoshop crashes on OpenCL.

So I thought it was Adobe not using OpenCL in the right way because when I run Luxmark it runs OpenCL just fine. Every benchmark runs fine except Photoshop when OpenCL is enabled.

Is there really no way of fixing this? If you or someone knows a trick I'd love to test it. not afraid of editing any kext or string. :-) 

In Topic: Haswell-E mach_kernel patch (5960X, 5830K and 5820K) 10.10 - 10.10.1 Yosemite

30 September 2015 - 07:11 AM

I think snatch is correct. I did a fresh install of 10.10.5 on an i7-5960X (versus the combo update from earlier testing) and I had to patch the kernel. Only the Xeon 6-core and 12-core are running an un-patched kernel. I do not have a Xeon 8-core or 10-core to test with to see if they need patches, but my 14-core Xeon does still need patching. 




For those of you asking about power management, that is largely a separate issue. Sleep has been possible to get working for quite some time with Yosemite, but it doesn't mean power management is working. You still only get to 12x and max multi at best. You don't have turbo or actual power management. Doesn't look like you ever will in Yosemite. Wait for the next MacPro, just as with X79.




The essential message here is that everything is still the same. You can have working sleep if you want, but you have to use VoodooTSCSync. You can take or leave NullCPUPM, but having it seems to improve performance. You can avoid patching the kernel or using legacy kexts with proper CPU choice if you want, but other than convenience there is no real upside. You don't "unlock" new features in the OS that you could not have already gotten.

I have 8-core without patch and with cleared cache. I use the cacherebuild_command tool and also I removeted manually the kext cache and I stil am able to run my 5960X fine without any patch.

In Topic: Haswell-E mach_kernel patch (5960X, 5830K and 5820K) 10.10 - 10.10.1 Yosemite

14 September 2015 - 04:53 AM

now i have 10.10.3 

i think i will stay with this version i don't understand what you say,


i have Gigabyte GC-Thunderbolt 2 PCIe card when i Enable this card on BIOS

the os x not boot up

i get black screen

when i Disable it from Bios it boot up normally.


you can help me to run this thunderbolt 2 card ?


Do you have TB in PCI-2 slot?

Did you delete AppleThunderboltNHI.kext?

This one causes slow boot.?


I thought yo updated to 10.10.5 My mistake. :-)

In Topic: Haswell-E mach_kernel patch (5960X, 5830K and 5820K) 10.10 - 10.10.1 Yosemite

13 September 2015 - 03:20 PM

You have to patch kernel again and restart in save mode first. Then it will update and boot fine.

If you have clover to patch it then only boot in save mode. interrupt the boot process in clover and hit spacebar.

There you will find boot options. OSX needs first to finish installation and that it will do in save-mode. Be patient.

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