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  1. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Thanks but I am already using the QUO Xmass bios. I am looking for a new hacked version of the Nvidia GTX 680 mac bios UberNoob referred to above. I have a copy of the Nvidia GTX 680 mac bios that was released a couple of years ago but I can't find any reference to new hacked version made for OSX 10.11.5.
  2. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    I upgraded to a GTX 680. Could you please post a link to the "hacky" bios. Would be much appreciated, Thanks
  3. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    I am having the same problem with dual DVI output on my GTX 640 card. Dual monitor support worked fine on Mavericks and Yosemite with the 1479 BIOS. Now on 10.11.4 and Xmass BIOS I only have support for one monitor. The GTX 640 has dual monitor support in Win 7 so I know the card is working. Please let me know if there is a flash or other work around for this card. Thanks.
  4. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    I am also having the same issue. Sometimes the audio does not work when the computer wakes. The length of time the computer sleeps does not seem to matter. I find that if I just reboot the audio comes back, no need to repatch with the King audio package. Hopefully the next bios release will address this.
  5. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Thanks Lanceomni, reflashing the 828 bios and F7 did the trick. Interesting the option that came up was "UEFI: USB USB Hard Drive" and this option only appeared when I had a second USB plugged in that contained the flash bios. With the OS X 10.9 installation USB plugged in alone the options were "Install Mavericks 10.9" and "P2: Kingston Travaller". Plugging back in the second bios USB brought back the "UEFI: USB USB Hard Drive" option. Selecting this caused the bios to find and load the Mavericks installation USB drive. This maybe an issue limited to Kingston USB drives? I only mention this in case someone else sees the same boot options. In any case OS X 10.9 loaded fine after hanging up at the "installation complete in about 1 second" message for about 20 mins. The UEFI installation now allows the computer to fully shutoff when pressing the power button before under Bios the computer would shut down but then reboot after a couple of seconds forcing me to shutoff the power supply. When doing the Windows 7 installation should I unplug the OS X drive and boot using Windows PE to format the separate hard drive to the GPT format? I believe Windows PE will then allow me to load the Windows image file off the DVD. I don't see a UEFI option for the DVD drive so I am thinking this may be the best way to proceed. I also corrected my post above to correctly reference Lanceomni rather than akindly.for post #856.
  6. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    I am doing a reinstall and I would like to do it under UEFI following "Lanceomni" instructions in post #856. I am having trouble because the bios H3A 828 does not give me a "UEFI:" header for the installation USB drive. I formatted the USB drive with GPT and Extended (Journaled) and used the script: sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app --nointeraction to create the Mavericks installation USB. When I boot and select F12 I only see "Install OS X Mavericks." and the default name of USB drive like "Kingston Traveller.." but nothing with a "UEFI:" header for the USB drive. The hard drive I am going to use for the installation does show up both as "P0 Hard Drive Name" and "UEFI: Hard Drive Name" so I know I have UEFI enabled in the bios. When I am in the boot priority section of the bios there also seems to be no option for selecting a boot priority for "UEFI: USB" in the menu. I have done some internet searches but I can't find any solutions. Can someone please let me know what I am doing wrong? Thanks.
  7. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Hopefully I am speaking for the silent majority... Thanks Lanceomni for the instructions I was able to make a bootable USB copy of 10.9. However it looks like upgrading the BIOS to 820m did the trick. After updating the BIOS I booted back into 10.8.5 and clicked on the auto 10.9 installer just to see what difference 820m would make and it worked like a charm! The auto installer went through the full installation with 2 reboots and loaded 10.9 without a hitch and not require me to resetup my Apple account or reload applications. I applied the King's 10.9 audio patch and it works with no audio distortion. The sleep function works with the hard drives shutting down. I still need to patch the system serial for Imessage. The only minor issues are the same ones I have always had with 10.8.4, 10.8.5, the Symbios reports the system as a "MAC Pro (early 2008)" and the TB Hardware is not detected in the system report (have not tested functionality). So overall I could not be more pleased with the effortless upgrade to 10.9. Thanks to Hermit Crab Labs, the King and QUO for developing a superior solution.
  8. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Tried update to 10.9 using the App Download auto install. 10.9 seemed to load but after reboot the system still reports 10.8.5. Looks like no changes were made. I forgot to copy 10.9 installer to new folder so I am doing another 5 hour download from Apple servers. My system updated fine from 10.8.4 > 10.8.5 with this method but then I edited the Symbios with the "6.2 MAC mini hack commands" posted earlier in this thread because my I5-3570k system originally reported as a: MAC Pro (early 2008). Could changing the Symbios affect the system's ability to auto upgrade? I am going to try a USB update to see it that makes a difference.
  9. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Ok now that some dust has settled, as an update to my earlier post I am happy to report to the "non-pros" that applying the Mac mini 6.2 Symbios definition as described in post #438 by toren and/or STLVNUB to my I5-3570K / HD4000 QUO board resulted in the system reporting a "mac mini server" instead of a "Mac Pro (early 2008)". Doing the 17 digit serial number trick allowed Imessage to work. I still don't see Thunderbolt hardware in the system report but I currently don't have a way to check it's functionality. So with the 816m bios the system sleeps, has USB 3 and Firewire, loads updates, and runs applications directly from the Apple store without any issues. I am pleased with the QUO board and from a noob perspective I think it was money well spent for a bios based hacked system. Thanks to QUO, the King and all the others on this forum for the support.
  10. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    To answer some earlier inquires regarding the H3a - 816m, I was able to successfully flash the BIOS. After flashing completed the computer rebooted but hung up before the Quo Comp screen displayed. I manually rebooted and it immediately loaded OS X. So this may be what is mean't by the boot twice Oz instruction. The King provided audio patch worked great. Sleep works fine, USB 3 wakes properly and firewire is detected. My only concern is that the SMBios shows the system as "MAC Pro (early 2008)" . From reading the earlier posts this I believe is due to the I5 3570K chip in my system? Also Thunderbolt shows "no hardware shown" but from earlier posts I believe this is an anomaly due to the MAC Pro definition and it will actually work fine? (in an earlier install through a boot loader and the F3A BIOS Thunderbolt was detected) .And finally If I change the system definition to a "MAC mini 6.2" as described in earlier posts will this have any affect on the system performance and can I use this definition for a I5-3570K Ivy Bridge chip? Thanks for shedding any light on the above.
  11. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    https://mrq7bqbfgwmjzd5m.tor2web.org/ CHANGELOG: 816M Fix loading SSDT table overrides. 801M 10.8.5 audio distortion fixed. Click on the link above, download OZ and unzip to any Fat32 USB flash drive. Restart with USB flash drive and tap 'End' Key on reboot. Flash new BIOS After system verifies flashing, computer will reboot twice. Enjoy. Wow this is a 3.8MB download vs 729KB for the 801M Bios
  12. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    I never had it restart by shutting it down within OSX. When I had a corrupted video signal and tried to shut it down by holding down the power button it would restart and act like I pushed the reset button. I would have to turnoff the PS to shut the system down. So far my recovered system continues to be stable after numerous turnoffs and restarts from within OSX. I have not had the courage to try shutting it down manually yet. I will keep in mind the recovery method recommended by QUO if the reboot issue returns.
  13. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    As noted above I had the exact same problem and so far replacing the PS seems to have cured the cycling issue. When I was having the problem I switched off the bad PS at the exact time between the cycles, then waited about 30 secs and turned it back on. The computer would stay on and after about 15-30 secs it would post to a screen that said the bios was corrupted. After reflashing the BOIS I was able to reach OSX by always manually switching off the PS during a reboot. This worked for me until I replaced the PS but time will tell if the system stays stable. I am really curious to see what you find out about your mb.
  14. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Lanceomni thanks for your input. I replaced the Enermax ENP550A 550W PS with an Antec High Current Gamer 520W and all seems well at the moment. The time to boot is now back to seconds and all I did was install the PS and flip the switch! I guess one of the voltage values in the Enermax must have gone out of spec. as the computer seemed unstable and acting like it was badly over clocked. (All the voltages in the BIOS were at the default setting however) To answer your questions it took me about 6 installs to get to where OSX loaded without using the USB drive. This was my first build so I was trying many different methods including some I can't discuss here. In order to learn as much as possible I followed the Vanilla Install tutorial by Rockinron_1 to prepare the USB drive and use the Chameleon Wizard. I can't recall the exact settings I used as I was doing a lot of trial and error. I will edit this post with the MD5 of my F3A BIOS when I reboot again. The first thing I did when getting into the BIOS was to hit the F7 key. The memory is Crucial Ballistix 2X 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 CL9 1.5V The product number is BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00 I am only using the mini stereo pin connector on the back panel for audio The only other issue I have is when I try to use Airplay with my Apple TV the DVI monitor goes nuts and displays a flickering mosaic of three screen images across the top half of the screen and I don't know how to recover without shutting down the computer. I plan on doing another install with the latest 801 BIOS after a couple of days if the computer hardware remains stable. Thanks again for your support.
  15. electroshock

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    As I posted before I am using the F3A bios with the standard Hackintosh install. Everything was working fine for 2 weeks but when the computer rebooted after installing Superduper the computer would not post. It tried to start up but shuts down after a couple of seconds then automatically reboots and tries to start again and again. When I switched off the power supply during a restart and then turned it back on after about 40 seconds it finally started to post but a message came up that the bios is corrupt and started started a flash using the backup the F2N bios, When finished I was able to reach the bios menu. I reflashed the bios using F3A successfully and the computer was finally able to load OSX after taking a long time start up (it usally loads in seconds). When however I did another restart the same issue happened again with the cycling and corrupt bios. I was planning on doing a reinstall with the new 801m bios (which is why I downloaded Superduper) but I am afraid this restart issue will cause big problems. I replugged the memory and checked every power supply connection with no results. I am going to return the Enermax NRXN 550 watt P.S. to see if that is causing the problem but I am wondering if anyone else has had this problem with the QUO MB?
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