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  1. Holy {censored}! I think I've made progress. I had to manually add more processor entries in my SSDT after the ssdtPRgen would only add 16 logical cores. I duplicated the first block of 16 logical entries C000-C00F and numerated each entry from C100 to C10F for the second block. These are the flag/switches I fed ssdtPRGen. ssdtPRGen.sh -mode custom -p 'E5-2650 v2' -b Mac-F60DEB81FF30ACF6 -c 3 -x 1 -cpus 2 -l 32 -target 1 This resulted in the first part of the screenshot below. Only 16 logical cores were defined in that block. My scores were very low. Didn't have low power or turbo modes. Speeds were stuck at 2.6ghz. Low and behold, with the edited SSDT (on the right side of the screenshot). Speeds fluctuated between 1.10ghz, and 3.4ghz as demanded. This resulted in higher scores for both GB4 and cinemabench. Now I have to test it for stability.
  2. I really don't know what's going on. And I don't think PM works at all. You highlighted on a following post how cpu loading order on my system isn't an issue related to the 26x7 26x3 CPUs issue. As things stand right now, the machine sometimes crashes on boot, or while using a pro-app (FCP or Logic Pro, Adobe suite). On the other hand, I could surf the web and listen to music all day without a crash. I'm using an hp z620, late bios jul-2019 (03.95 Rev.A), dual e5-2650 v2 cpus. With an nvidia k500 on the first graphics slot, a bluetooth/wifi card in the 3rd slot, and a firewire400/800 card in the 2nd graphics slot (x16). The fusion card was taken off the system, and I have no plans on using it. Overall the system seems stabler and with higher scores in mojave than it did with high sierra. Things become progressively worse after applying patches. After generating the ssdt-1 file I couldn't even drop ssdt oem tables without a boot freeze (just plain freeze, no KP) You're welcome to look at both my pre and post patched DSDT/SSDTs and config file. Just keep in mind I haven't progressed beyond IRQ/HDEF patching in the supplied patched dsdt/ssdt files. Here's the 1st issue that I'm having. The EUSB->EH01/USBE->EH02 patch doesn't work in the DSDT.aml. This results in no USB at all. However, after rolling the DSDT edits back to syntax-errors post-patching, and applying the USB patch via clover config, USB works fine. z620_latest_BIOS_v2_cpus_DSDT-SSDT_patched.zip z620_latest_BIOS_v2_cpus_DSDT-SSDT_unpatched.zip config.plist
  3. Interesting. I thought You'd have a higher benchmark score with your 3.4ghz CPUs. Mine clock at 2.60ghz Another thing, I noticed that the registers on the output of the AICPMPatch.pl don't match the same on my AICPM kext binary. I Mean I can't boot without the AICPM patch in clover. I assume the patching in clover is the same as the one in the perl script. MY z620 simply reboots at boot up if I don't enable it in clover. Is it safe to apply the .pl patch to the kext? Bilbo's Z820: delta: 1 0000000000009efd movl $0x000000e2,%ecx 0000000000009f02 wrmsr My Z620: delta: 1 00000000000090e2 movl $0x000000e2,%ecx 00000000000090e7 wrmsr
  4. I do clean installs. Then afterwards, when I end up with a stable hackintosh, I make an extra back-up of it to be safe. Then I copy my programs over with carbon copy cloner. I don't reinstall them. I clone some specific folders. /Users/. I usually stick with the same username and UID across machines to keep things more consistent. I also copy /Library/Audio, and specific Audio applications in /Applications. In most cases the licenses/registration copy over after copying the /User space. But a few that rely on hardware check licensing schemes fail. But that's ok. In that case I still don't reinstall them, just re-register them. Yeah, I don't recommend it. But I've been doing this since 2007 with hackintoshes and real macs without any major issues. And no I don't trust macOS migration helpers to do the job right I just copied everything over from my macpro 2010 drive, ran permissions on my /User/ home folder and also ran first aid from the recovery boot to fix permissions of other folders I've cloned at root level. So far everything works fine. I game on windows only. And I haven't done any production work (audio or video) on a mac for a living in almost a decade. But I feel for hackintosh/mac users who were looking forward for future nvidia support. It sucks Anyhow... I'm now moving to the cpu power management section of your guide.
  5. I used this guide to install mojave. It didn't work out that way at first. I wanted to used high sierra to migrate from a macpro 5,1 (running sierra) to a z620 that only has protools (windows version). Cloning some bits over like user space and apps and leaving anything else intact. Not sure if the bits will copy over going from hfs+ to afps. and in this case from high sierra to mojave. I hope nothing is too dissimilar in the file hierarchy that I would waste too much time troubleshooting non-working apps. Anyhow, to make a story short. High sierra only worked with one cpu. To the point that using cpus=1 flag wasn't enough. I had to physically remove the 2nd cpu to get anything done. It was nothing but crash after crash. So in my sleep-deprived state of mind (I had been up for over a day trying to get this to work), I decided to take the plunge and install mojave instead. I wiped clean the efi partition, installed the latest version of clover (v2.5k_r5033) in it. And installed mojave. Halfway through the installation progress I noticed I had left the 2nd cpu installed in the system, the system was also in uefi only (no legacy). The installer goes without a hitch with two cpus in it. No crashes, no stuttering, no drunken mouse syndrome. I also upgraded to 10.14.6 via combo update. No probs whatsover updating from the update partition via clover. So far I'm at the post-boot phase and my z620 is stabler than I thought it would be. The fw800/400 card in it works without any issues with a digirack 003 interface and logic pro. So does a broadcom bcm943602cs wifi/bt 4.0 card. Airdrop works as intended. I can send files to my iphone via bt without issues. I haven't done any extensive tests, but these are encouraging results being I have done jack sh*t to make it any better. And the system has been up for hours without crashes or reboots. The config file I'm using currently is the same I used for the install. And is the one used at install phase in this guide. The culprit for this not working with high sierra could well be due to a combo of a late (windows 8 pro) revision motherboard(with v03.95 bios released july 1 2019) and dual e5-2650 v2 2.6ghz cpus. I'm going through the rest of the guide once I finish through cloning this install. So far my entire user space from the macpro works fine after fixing file permissions. Btw the geekbench score is actually higher if I quit all the apps I'm using. i just wanted to show everything that so far works in one screenshot
  6. gawdemmet

    HP XW8600 ?

    Guess I'm gonna answer my own Q. After a lot of tweaking around it seems that, although OSX 10.7 supports the SAS drives, it only supports them as separate drives. It doesn't support the RAID setup made with the LSI Logic utility in the LSI BIOS. You can however make a JBOD drive with OSX's disk utility once it sees both drives as separate drives (Non-RAID) The reason why I couldn't see the drives was due to them being setup as RAID0 in the LSI BIOS. Once I deleted the array in the LSI BIOS, then OSX could see both drives as separate. For those having trouble configuring SAS drives on hp xw8600 workstations, you can google a doc called "installing and configuring SAS hardware raid on hp workstations". The first section "LSI 3041E and Integrated LSI 1064/1068 Setup" covers how to setup (or in my case delete) a RAID on the built-in LSI 1068 controller. HTH
  7. gawdemmet

    HP XW8600 ?

    Has anyone got their xw8600's SAS disks to show up in OSX (10.7.5 or 10.8.x) ? Is there a driver for the LSI Logic 1068X ? Thanks ok nvm. I did see the AppleLSIFusionMPT kext and I've changed the device ID accordingly to pci1000,54 under IONameMatch. The SAS controller does show up in profiler, but the disks do not. Any ideas? SAS Domain 0: Vendor: LSILogic Product: UNUSED Revision: Firmware, NVData version 4 Initiator Identifier: 112 SAS Address: 50:01:10:A0:00:58:9E:72
  8. I followed the instructions on the original post but got nothing but either kernel panics or blank screens. If anyone gets full video support on a D520 dell latitude running 10.6.3 - 10.6.6 please msg me. For the time being I get video but with no QE/CI or OGL support whatsoever Thanks 8086:27a2 Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
  9. gawdemmet

    Install Snow Leopard on Dell Latitude D520

    VoodooHDA 2.7.2 Has given me audio. Got that off google code. External USB drives mount fine and can transfer large files without probs. I guess this counts as a successful install of 10.6.3 on a dell d520.
  10. gawdemmet

    Install Snow Leopard on Dell Latitude D520

    If anyone is wondering, I too did an install of iAtkos 10.6.3 V2. I think disabling RTC did it. But I'm not about to repeat the experiment now. And it sort of works for the time being. Took me a few hours until I hit on the same kexts to enable/remove as this guy. I added Laptop battery kext and it works fine. Also, I installed the BCOM 440x kext and ran Kext Utility right after the install. then after rebooting the built-in ethernet network worked just fine. Wireless card works without any problems so far (BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN). I did not enable ANY wireless card drivers during installation, nor did I enable any graphics card drivers. Will post later if I get audio working.
  11. I've got a quad boot setup (4 OS on four separate drives) with an xw8400 HP Workstation. Basically a station based around a Tyan Tempest i5000XT S2696 motherboard housed in a HP logo branded case that makes people feel special. The bootloader is installed on the first drive running CentOS 4.7, The second drive runs win32/64, the third one runs Mac OSX Server 10.5, the 4th runs Mac OSX 10.5.7 (iPC 10.5.6 install then upgraded via 10.5.7 combo update) My problem specifically is that neither mac os install (3rd and 4th drive) boots up with an 8-core setup (Dual xeon). The kernel crashes at boot up. No issues whatsoever with either Linux/Windows. It works as closely to a real mac pro as it could ever get but with only one CPU (4-core) Am I stuck running on a 4 core until someone comes up with a bios that boots up all 8 cores? Btw, if anyone wants to tackle this, the link for the bios is at ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp44501-45000/sp44717.exe Any other way to get around this? Anyone else successfully running 8-cores on a Tempest i5000XT? Thanks!
  12. I spoke too soon. It doesn't like the second processor I added (Kernel Panic on boot). Neither Win, or Linux complains though. Possibly needs patching. The error says something along the lines of "expecting 2 cores, but got one instead" There's 8 core in there now, you dummy kernel! :0
  13. Heh. Believe it or not, this hp setup is working better that apple's own hardware. I have x2 8 core macs at work, both with their own quirk and problems. Yet the hp xw hw is giving me less lock ups / freezes, and far less erratic behaviors. I'm actually taking work home because of mac problems at work. I'm adding another quad core xeon 1.86ghz cpu to the system. I'll update benchmarks when I install that.
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Here are the benchmarks: CINEBENCH R10 **************************************************** Tester : Me Processor : E5320 MHz : 1.82 Ghz Number of CPUs : 4 Operating System : OS X 32 BIT 10.5.7 Graphics Card : NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 OpenGL Engine Resolution : 1280x1024 Color Depth : <fill this out> **************************************************** Rendering (Single CPU): 1748 CB-CPU Rendering (Multiple CPU): 6452 CB-CPU Multiprocessor Speedup: 3.69 Shading (OpenGL Standard) : 3340 CB-GFX XBench **************************************************** Results 127.73 System Info Xbench Version 1.3 System Version 10.5.7 (9J61) Physical RAM 24577 MB Model MacPro3,1 Drive Type WDC WD2500SD-01KCC0 WDC WD2500SD-01KCC0 CPU Test 109.74 GCD Loop 194.87 10.27 Mops/sec Floating Point Basic 91.17 2.17 Gflop/sec vecLib FFT 85.27 2.81 Gflop/sec Floating Point Library 116.00 20.20 Mops/sec Thread Test 278.24 Computation 251.97 5.10 Mops/sec, 4 threads Lock Contention 310.63 13.36 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads Memory Test 133.97 System 174.16 Allocate 207.05 760.35 Kalloc/sec Fill 149.49 7268.57 MB/sec Copy 175.24 3619.61 MB/sec Stream 108.85 Copy 115.30 2381.52 MB/sec Scale 111.82 2310.12 MB/sec Add 105.54 2248.13 MB/sec Triad 103.55 2215.16 MB/sec Quartz Graphics Test 168.29 Line 132.45 8.82 Klines/sec [50% alpha] Rectangle 179.77 53.67 Krects/sec [50% alpha] Circle 146.99 11.98 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha] Bezier 142.18 3.59 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha] Text 362.08 22.65 Kchars/sec OpenGL Graphics Test 110.32 Spinning Squares 110.32 139.94 frames/sec User Interface Test 234.56 Elements 234.56 1.08 Krefresh/sec Disk Test 65.10 Sequential 108.82 Uncached Write 111.23 68.29 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 109.90 62.18 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 97.46 28.52 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 118.94 59.78 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 46.44 Uncached Write 17.30 1.83 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 110.61 35.41 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 84.22 0.60 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 134.96 25.04 MB/sec [256K blocks] Geekbench 64bit **************************************************** Platform: Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) Compiler: GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484) Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.7 (Build 9J61) Model: Hackintosh Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard 0A08h NA Processor: Intel® Xeon® CPU E5320 @ 1.86GHz Processor ID: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 Logical Processors: 4 Physical Processors: 1 Processor Frequency: 1.87 GHz L1 Instruction Cache: 32.0 KB L1 Data Cache: 32.0 KB L2 Cache: 4.00 MB L3 Cache: 0.00 B Bus Frequency: 1.06 GHz Memory: 24.0 GB Memory Type: 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM SIMD: 1 BIOS: Hewlett-Packard 786D5 v02.35 Processor Model: Intel Xeon E5320 Processor Cores: 4 Integer (Score: 3849) Blowfish single-threaded scalar -- 1145, , 50.3 MB/sec Blowfish multi-threaded scalar -- 4391, , 179.9 MB/sec Text Compress single-threaded scalar -- 1677, , 5.36 MB/sec Text Compress multi-threaded scalar -- 5585, , 18.3 MB/sec Text Decompress single-threaded scalar -- 1459, , 6.00 MB/sec Text Decompress multi-threaded scalar -- 5146, , 20.5 MB/sec Image Compress single-threaded scalar -- 1607, , 13.3 Mpixels/sec Image Compress multi-threaded scalar -- 5380, , 45.3 Mpixels/sec Image Decompress single-threaded scalar -- 1549, , 26.0 Mpixels/sec Image Decompress multi-threaded scalar -- 5121, , 83.6 Mpixels/sec Lua single-threaded scalar -- 2947, , 1.13 Mnodes/sec Lua multi-threaded scalar -- 10181, , 3.92 Mnodes/sec Floating Point (Score: 5997) Mandelbrot single-threaded scalar -- 1389, , 924.5 Mflops Mandelbrot multi-threaded scalar -- 4809, , 3.15 Gflops Dot Product single-threaded scalar -- 2515, , 1.22 Gflops Dot Product multi-threaded scalar -- 9156, , 4.17 Gflops Dot Product single-threaded vector -- 1955, , 2.34 Gflops Dot Product multi-threaded vector -- 7488, , 7.79 Gflops LU Decomposition single-threaded scalar -- 980, , 872.2 Mflops LU Decomposition multi-threaded scalar -- 3716, , 3.26 Gflops Primality Test single-threaded scalar -- 3607, , 538.8 Mflops Primality Test multi-threaded scalar -- 9520, , 1.77 Gflops Sharpen Image single-threaded scalar -- 3863, , 9.01 Mpixels/sec Sharpen Image multi-threaded scalar -- 13188, , 30.4 Mpixels/sec Blur Image single-threaded scalar -- 4812, , 3.81 Mpixels/sec Blur Image multi-threaded scalar -- 16970, , 13.3 Mpixels/sec Memory (Score: 2041) Read Sequential single-threaded scalar -- 2379, , 2.91 GB/sec Write Sequential single-threaded scalar -- 2278, , 1.56 GB/sec Stdlib Allocate single-threaded scalar -- 1669, , 6.23 Mallocs/sec Stdlib Write single-threaded scalar -- 2142, , 4.44 GB/sec Stdlib Copy single-threaded scalar -- 1738, , 1.79 GB/sec Stream (Score: 1727) Stream Copy single-threaded scalar -- 1671, , 2.29 GB/sec Stream Copy single-threaded vector -- 2066, , 2.68 GB/sec Stream Scale single-threaded scalar -- 1744, , 2.26 GB/sec Stream Scale single-threaded vector -- 1957, , 2.64 GB/sec Stream Add single-threaded scalar -- 1437, , 2.17 GB/sec Stream Add single-threaded vector -- 1878, , 2.61 GB/sec Stream Triad single-threaded scalar -- 1748, , 2.42 GB/sec Stream Triad single-threaded vector -- 1321, , 2.47 GB/sec
  15. iDeneb did not work for me either. I set the bios to handle the drives under separate IDE controllers because my setup has 4 drives each with a different OS. I don't think I could've gotten away with RAID+AHCI for multiple booting with GRUB (linux,win32,win64,osx). I don't know if it can work with RAID+AHCI. The drive is partitioned as GUID of course. I chose no kernels. Chose chameleon DSDT (no custom picture). I also chose AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext. I applied no DSDT patches. I chose no SAS chipset support, although Apple profiler correctly identifies it as LSI Logic. Not sure if it works to be honest as I have no SAS drives. The ethernet kext I used is AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext and it's in /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/ I can't remember where I found it but I can provide it for you. I used no other patches. May have used seatbelt though. Can't remember.. Once the install finished I went ahead and downloaded the combo 10.5.7 upgrade from apple. I apologize but I did say I downloaded through Software Upgrade and that's no true. Either way, after the installer finished I went ahead and rebooted to much of my surprise without any problems whatsover Keep in mind that performance isn't in any way stellar. I'll post xbench/geekbench/cinebench scores later for this setup. The last core2duo imac I tested scored about %25 higher than this. Dunno if it matters but I have a quadro fx 3700 card (using nvdarwin 512).