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    IronManJFF got a reaction from CiTroNaK in GUIDE: Z77MX-QUO-AOS Migrating from Ozmosis to OpenCore 0.5.7   
    And also some good news ..from my QUO Board 
     
     
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from Elissa-bb in Free - Intel Xeon 8 Core Xserve   
    I have 2 Xserve Intel Xeon 8-Core Model A1279 (last ever made) to give to anyone who would have a use for them. All you have to do is to come pick them up.
    I live in Laval, near Montreal.
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from CiTroNaK in GUIDE: Z77MX-QUO-AOS Migrating from Ozmosis to OpenCore 0.5.7   
    And also some good news ..from my QUO Board 
     
     
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from CiTroNaK in GUIDE: Z77MX-QUO-AOS Migrating from Ozmosis to OpenCore 0.5.7   
    And also some good news ..from my QUO Board 
     
     
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from niXta in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Updated for 0.5.9 (Added download link)
     
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from niXta in GUIDE: Z77MX-QUO-AOS Migrating from Ozmosis to OpenCore 0.5.7   
    Updated for 0.5.9 (added new download link)
     
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from niXta in GUIDE: Z77MX-QUO-AOS Migrating from Ozmosis to OpenCore 0.5.7   
    Updated for 0.5.9 (added new download link)
     
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from Steph-19 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Not against it
    Not for it either
     
    Having mixed toughts on it .. there is so few of us that multiplying channels might be diluting ..at the same time this thread as become ridicoulsy long. Trying to find relevant info in a 175 pages thread is not efficient either.
     
    With almost everyone moving to OpenCore, maybe we should close this thread and open a brand new one for OpenCore on Z77MX-QUO-AOS.
    I actually never intended the Migrating from Oz to OC to become a support thread ..it was supposed to be a Guide and helping people migrate.
    Also thinking about moving my utilities to GitHub instead of my Dropbox
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from niXta in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Updated for 0.5.9 (Added download link)
     
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from Steph-19 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Not against it
    Not for it either
     
    Having mixed toughts on it .. there is so few of us that multiplying channels might be diluting ..at the same time this thread as become ridicoulsy long. Trying to find relevant info in a 175 pages thread is not efficient either.
     
    With almost everyone moving to OpenCore, maybe we should close this thread and open a brand new one for OpenCore on Z77MX-QUO-AOS.
    I actually never intended the Migrating from Oz to OC to become a support thread ..it was supposed to be a Guide and helping people migrate.
    Also thinking about moving my utilities to GitHub instead of my Dropbox
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    IronManJFF reacted to Haydar in GUIDE: Z77MX-QUO-AOS Migrating from Ozmosis to OpenCore 0.5.7   
    Thanks for your reply. I updated intel power gadget, this is the new screenshot. Unlike yours I have core req always higher than 3 ghz, never seen it going under. Is this because of the ssdt-pm not working correctly? I still prefer using imacpro1,1 for the better graphics performance, but if there's a way to optimize cpu too it would be great.
    Do you have any tips/trick to suggest? Thanks
     

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    IronManJFF got a reaction from Steph-19 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    ATTENTION ATTENTION
    You will not be able to make GTX1060 work, there are no drivers available.
    GTX 970 would work up to High Sierra after that ..nope( i have one I was about to put on Kijiji)
    GTX 760 will work out-of-the-box in just about anything until Mojave 10.14.6
    GTX1000 or 2000 series will not work at all
     
    Will work in 10.13.4 and above
    AMD RX570,RX580
    AMD Vega 56,64 
    AMD Vega 64
    AMD WX7100,WX9100
     
    Will work in Catalina 10.15.2 and above
    RX 5700 XT
     
    Any reason why you want to pretend to be a MacPro3,1 ? ..it is a lonely island. Everyone is either a iMac13,2 (dGPU) or a MacMini6,2 (iGPU)
     
     
     
    Answers to your questions :
    1) It is a very good proven ROM for El Capitan
    2) Not really, Ozmosis is still stable even tough there has been no new development on it for quite some time. Al new development is on OpenCore
    3) No
    4) XMAX-E -> Will install as MacPro3,1 if no Defaults.plist found. OC firendly -> You have to provide a config.plist file.
     
    Nvram:
    1) Yes or just hold Command-Option-P-R when powering up (with Oz or OC firmware).
    2) Yes
    3) Yes for Ozmosis (Opencore has nothing baked in)
     
    Tu peux me demander en français anytime

     
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from Steph-19 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    OpenCore is not meant to be included in firmware. Anyway, nowadays I would not do it. There is no gains now that everyone is booting from SSD.
    I am to the point where I will not go back anymore and staying with OpenCore.  I have to make some adjustments to the firmware I assembled and then write a migration guide.
     
    Presumably because they were already paired with your dongle ... unpair them , remove the dongle 
     
    In Finder Command-K, then hit the Browse button. Do you see them ?
     
    Number of fans. The only software that will give you only the fans we have is HWSensors if and only if you are also using the SMC sensors built into the firmware. If you have FakeSMC in anywhere or VirtualSMC .. it will list additional fans because they don't have a profile for the motherboard.  This is something I might want to try to do for OpenCore (make a QUO motherboard profile to include for VitualSMC).
     
    Unless your fans are Spectre Pro PWM (your sig says Spectre Pro ..which means regular) there is nothing to control. Set them in firmware - choose Silent).
    The Intel stock CPU cooler sucks a lot, if you do any kind of very cpu extensive work.. I suggest you get a decent cooler else the CPU have have to throttle down to prevent it from reaching too high temperatures.  71C @ idle is a lot .....you did put the thermal paste right ? Here r my temps and rpms...
     

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    IronManJFF got a reaction from Steph-19 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Updated Defaults.plist template  ( applies to HighSierra & above notice the change to BiosVersion format) :
     
     
     
    Defaults.plist template :
     
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
        <key>Version</key>
        <string>1.0.1</string>
        <key>Date</key>
        <integer>0</integer>
        <key>Defaults:4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102</key>
        <dict>
            <key>BiosDate</key>
            <string>07/24/2019</string>
            <key>BiosVersion</key>
            <string>288.0.0.0.0</string>
            <key>FirmwareFeatures</key>
            <integer>0xE00DE137</integer>
            <key>FirmwareFeaturesMask</key>
            <integer>0xFF1FFF3F</integer>
            <key>ProductId</key>
            <string>Mac-FC02E91DDD3FA6A4</string>
            <key>ProductFamily</key>
            <string>iMac</string>
            <key>ProductName</key>
            <string>iMac13,2</string>
            <key>SystemSerial</key>
            <string>InsertYoursHere</string>
            <key>BaseBoardSerial</key>
            <string>InsertYours+5Digits</string>
        </dict>
        <key>Defaults:7C436110-AB2A-4BBB-A880-FE41995C9F82</key>
        <dict>
            <key>boot-args</key>
            <string>-v</string>
            <key>csr-active-config</key>
            <integer>103</integer>
        </dict>
        <key>Defaults:1F8E0C02-58A9-4E34-AE22-2B63745FA101</key>
        <dict>
            <key>DisableNvidiaInjection</key>
            <true/>
            <key>BootEntryTemplate</key>
            <string>$label</string>
            <key>DarwinDiskTemplate</key>
            <string>$label $platform.$major.$minor</string>
            <key>DarwinRecoveryDiskTemplate</key>
            <string>$label $platform.$major.$minor</string>
        </dict>
    </dict>
    </plist>
     
     

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    IronManJFF got a reaction from Steph-19 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Yes I meant vanilla .. On El Cap & Sierra Apple imposed some USB ports restrictions for some models. F_USB3 is not the target of those restrictions.
    On El Cap, you can use the kexts I posted here to remove restrictions (if you need those ports). I haven't published for Sierra yet since I have not upgraded.
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from Steph-19 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    @pkatzman
    @jcarnell
    Please make a build signature 
     
    @jcarnell
     
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from Steph-19 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    Defaults.plist are read from SATA0,0 (if a drive is connected there..that is why i always recommend using this connector to make it predictable) and stored in NVRAM until NVRAM is cleared (flashing firmware, Command-Option-P-R).

    KernextPatcher.plist are read from the disk that contains the kernel you are booting if present, else it is read from the one i built into the firmware. KernextPatcher.plist is read at every boot.
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from Steph-19 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    I would start back at page 160 (Feb 3rd).. if you read from there you should be able to get up to speed fairly quick.
     
    The firmware will create the Oz directory itself after you flash the correct firmware if it is not there. If it is not already there it is because you were using Clover and not Ozmosis.
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from Steph-19 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    I have assembled a new firmware. I call it XMAX-E (E for Expandable).
    I have based it on the XMAS firmware , built into the firmware is APFSDriverLoaded, KernextPatcher and DBounce.
    Kernel patches up to 10.14.4 are built into the firmware but can be expended by placing KernextPatcher.plist in /Efi
     
    By default DBounce is disabled until you place DBounce.plist in /Efi (you can use DBounce to Expand the firmware by loading more drivers such as DarBoot or BeepBeep )
     
    Credits go to @cecekpawon for UEFTW, @PMheart for the kernel patches and @alberto21 who's RE-XMAX firmware sparked the idea for me to build this one.
     
     
     
    Z77MXQUOAOS.H2O.167X-XMAX-E.ROM.zip
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from Steph-19 in OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO   
    To invoke the board's Backup Firmware (in case you brick it while flashing BIOS)
    Method #1
    Turn off power via AC main switch on PSU.
    Press and hold the ATX power switch then switch the PSU back on while still holding ATX power switch. Hold the power button until the PC starts and shuts down again.
    Release the ATX Power switch, wait 5 secs and press it again. Backup Firmware should kick in. If not, repeat.
    Method #2
    1. Shut your PC down 2. Hold the power AND the reset button for about 10 sec, then release. 3. Backup BIOS should kick in anytime soon now.
     
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from CiTroNaK in GUIDE: Z77MX-QUO-AOS Migrating from Ozmosis to OpenCore 0.5.7   
    Yes, I will and it is one of the reasons I released my OCPostConfig utility as it was there are some big changes in the config.plist so I did not want to invest too much time on stuff that would be broken and having too maintain too many versions.
    Just need a boring rainy day to get going.
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from CiTroNaK in GUIDE: Z77MX-QUO-AOS Migrating from Ozmosis to OpenCore 0.5.7   
    Releasing as it is right now.
    Does not do much but does it well.

     
    OCPostConfig.zip
     
    I am looking for someone to make a couple of app icons for this utility and the Migration kit.
    See here for a place to start  
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from CiTroNaK in GUIDE: Z77MX-QUO-AOS Migrating from Ozmosis to OpenCore 0.5.7   
    Basically it means that you need to have enough free space on your EFI partition to store the firmware.
    Of course, you could never successfully apply this firmware update as it is meant for a real Mac.
    OpenCore should skip the 'apply part'.
     
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from Casm101 in GUIDE: Z77MX-QUO-AOS Migrating from Ozmosis to OpenCore 0.5.7   
    Working (and learning at the same time) on a little something in ApplescriptObjC..
     
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    IronManJFF got a reaction from Casm101 in GUIDE: Z77MX-QUO-AOS Migrating from Ozmosis to OpenCore 0.5.7   
    Working (and learning at the same time) on a little something in ApplescriptObjC..
     
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