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#2197385 Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 (First Hackintosh Install Progress)

Posted by eobiont on 15 December 2015 - 03:56 AM

Just an idea cause I have no idea how to do it.  With the USBInjector,you could build one so that the port that your cooler is plugged into is disabled in MacOS.  That way when you boot to windows, it would still be communicating.  It would just be invisible to MacOS and so would not cause you problems with sleep/wake - just an idea.

#2194549 Motherboard Advice

Posted by eobiont on 06 December 2015 - 05:15 PM

I don't know what I am talking about.... so keep that in mind and don't make a buying decision based on this...  I am working on my third generation MacOS build after a P45 chipset oldie 6 years ago and a Z87 based one a few years ago.  Skylake is not going as smoothly as those other two, but that is to be expected.  The asus z170-K looks like it could be good for MacOS.  It has a Realtek 8111H based NIC which should be compatible with MacOS. And is has 887 audio, which also should be OK. Many of the Z170 motherboard have Intel I219-V NICs and those still are not working with MacOS. (Right?).  My own motherboard, the Giga Z170x-UD5 (not TH) has a I211 and an I219 and only the 211 works with an added Kext and doesn't come back after sleep/wake. It is way to early to guess about what motherboard will eventually work, but I would say that working Ethernet is at the top of most people's list, just behind "It boots!". If your interested, the z...
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