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    Logic Pro X Weird behavior

    Sorry to bump an old thread, but since I never got a reply to this question I figured I would ask again. After searching the inter webs, I can't find any threads where someone is experiencing the same problem, so this must be unique to my system. In addition to the problems I have listed above, it will also stop recording at random places. For instance If I enable a track and start recording, sometimes I can record 30 seconds before it just stops, sometimes I can only record 2 seconds before it stops, but it always stops recording, and the track continues playing without recording. I have discovered the problem persists in Garageband as well as logic, but is not present in other DAWs (at least not Reaper, which is the only other one I have tried). It must be something with how apple processes audio for those two applications I guess. I have deleted and re-installed both apps, disabled ALL audio plugins, and tried just about everything else I can think of. Trying one more time to see if anyone here has any ideas or suggestions.
  2. I recently upgraded to Sierra and did a clean install. Mobo: Gigabye X79-UP4 Proc: i7-3930K Mem: 8x4GB 1866Mhz Video: NVIDIA GTX 780 SSD: I recently upgraded to Sierra so that I could update my Logic Pro X to the latest version. Prior to this I was using Yosemite with no issues. No when playing a project the audio will stop at random places. The play head continues to advance but no audio comes out of the speakers. Sometimes, the drummer regions will start playing again, but not always, and not for very long. Stopping and starting again will get me audio, but usually out of sync, at least for a few bars. Sometimes it re-syncs, but the audio will stop again shortly after. This behavior happens on any project (so far), but I have been able to successfully bounce a project with no gaps in audio. I have tried creating a new project with no plugins, no midi, just one track enabled, and the problem is still there. I'm getting no error messages of any kind. The CPU/HD meters are not showing hardly any load. My audio buffer size is set to 128 This is driving me crazy, so if anyone has any idea what's going on, please let me know. Thanks
  3. A have Sierra 10.12.6 installed, and most things are working as they should, except for USB or FireWire audio. I have a Behringer X32 with a combination USB/FireWire card, and whenever using that for my audio interface it starts out working fine, but then about 2-3 minutes in the audio begins to degrade rapidly. It gets buzzy and noisy, then add choppy to that, until within a couple more minutes it's just pops and clicks. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing that, or how to fix it ? Any help would be greatly appreciated, especially since my primary purpose for this machine is recording / mixing through Logic Pro, which requires the use of my USB or FireWire audio interfaces. Thanks Mobo: Gigabye X79-UP4 Proc: i7-3930K Mem: 8x4GB 1866Mhz Corsair Video: NVIDIA GTX 780 UPDATE: Found a video on YouTube of someone experiencing the EXACT same problem as me with the same interface. Turns out there is a firmware issue with the USB card in the interface with newer MacOS systems, and it is a card that is no longer supported by the developer. Problem solved.
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    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    I've finally had some success! I downloaded the latest Clover and re-installed it, and now I'm able to boot into Sierra without the runaway kernel task. I have some other weirdness tho. The worst is that my USB audio interface (Behringer X32) degrades rapidly after about 2 minutes. Starts out sounding fine, but then degrades to the point of just being staticy pops and clicks. After running the audio_RealtekALC patch my built in audio works, but the sound control panel is now in Spanish for some reason. My USB 3 does not work. Neither the built in ports or the PCI USB3 /C card that I have. Both are just seen as USB2. Siri cannot connect to the internet. And the last weird thing. that is happening, is that the finder thinks there is a blank DVD in the DVD burner, but there is No disk in the drive. Most of this I can live with for now, but I really need to get my USB audio working, and USB3 working as well. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks
  5. Mobo: Gigabye X79-UP4 Proc: i7-3930K Mem: 8x4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1866 Video: NVIDIA GTX 780 Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD I have a stable install of Yosemite, but have never been able to upgrade, and it is driving me crazy. I can get Sierra installed, and it "works" to a degree, but the finder is super slow (takes longer than a minute to drag a file from one folder to another), there is a Kernel_task constantly running at 200% and the system will eventually lock up after a couple hours. I'm not well versed in this world (i paid someone to help me build this system) and am not familiar enough with computer programming to figure out what is going on. I reached out to the same person I paid to help build it, and he asked for the IOREG from both the working Yosemite and the Sierra installs, which I sent him, but I haven't heard anything since. Can someone maybe point me to a post that will explain how to use those files to trouble shoot a system? I've searched long and hard to find a post with a similar problem to mine, but so far, it seems I'm the only one experiencing this. I'm beginning to think the universe doesn't want me moving past Yosemite. There is a thread on here, that I have been following (for a while now) and have posted in several times, in case you're curious what I've tried so far. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/315489-gigabyte-x79-up4-macos-sierra-success/ Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    Hello all, I have still not been able to get Sierra running reliably on my Hackintosh. I have the same setup as JD Apolo, except my video card is a GTX780, other than that, same CPU, same motherboard, etc. I currently have Sierra installed, but when it is running, the system is slow (especially finder tasks like moving a folder etc may take minutes to complete) and there is a constant 100%-200% cpu usage by kernel_task. I have tried all the clover folders that have been uploaded here, and each result in different things (Maldons breaks USB, but video works great) but all still result in the same Slow finder and CPU kernel_task usage. I have Yosemite installed and working very well, but I can no longer update several apps that I use and need to update. I'm not very well versed in how to diagnose this problem - would anyone be willing to help me figure this out? I have the IOREG from both the working Yosemite and the Sierra installs but do not know what I'm looking at. Any help would be greatly appreciated. UPDATE I Started over with a clean install, and it is now working better. My kernel_task problem had to be something is the OS install, because now it is gone, and at the moment Sierra seems to be running smoothly. I do not have USB 3 working, as I have noticed others in this thread have also had problems with, and while the on-board audio works, audio being sent to my USB interface (which is use much more frequently) is distorted and broken. I would greatly appreciate any help getting USB 3 and my audio fixed. UPDATE 2 - Tried installing VoodooHDA to see if that would fix my USB audio interface problem. It did not. Audio plays fine through my USB interface for about 55 seconds, then begins to distort and deteriorate, eventually to nothing. Switching to a different output then back to my USB interface makes it work again, for another 55 seconds, then it starts crapping out again. UPDATE 3 My runaway kernel_task is back in my clean install. I don't know what screwed it up, but after the VoodooHDA experiment, then trying to undo it I now have a completely unresponsive finder (moving an item to the trash takes longer than a minute) and a kernel_task that as I type this is at 149%. I felt like I was SOOO close, now I'm back to unusable again. Sigh. Thanks
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    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    I tried a different USB drive, and this time it worked, although I can't seem to make it boot from it. I put a theme on the USB, but unless it's not loading the theme, it doesn't look like I'm successfully booting from the USB. In the Boot selection list in the BIOS I'm selecting generic USB as the disk (I have several HDDs in the tower), but I'm not sure that is the correct one, as there are several disks listed with gibberish looking names.
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    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    What do I do if there is no EFI partition on the USB after clover does the install? I go through all the motions, but when I run diskutil list no EFI is present for the USB drive
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    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    Thanks! I'll try that, or perhaps the opposite, try to get a file that will load Sierra successfully on a USB before changing the one on my HDD. I have kind of a noob question though. If i have an EFI partition on a HDD with clover, and a USB stick with Clover, how do I force it to load the USB version instead of the HDD? How do I know which will be loaded at startup?
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    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    After much trial and error, I was finally able to get the computer to boot so that I could restore my EFI files and boot back into Yosemite. Upgrading my mackintosh is always fraught with anxiety, as I don't have another computer and if it won't boot after making a change, it won't boot. How do the rest of you deal with that? Do you have other computers you can mount your EFI partitions on to make changes?
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    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    I'm using the Gigabyte X79, I wonder if that is the problem. I tried every combination of the nv-disable and web driver flags, and do not jave the monitor connected by HDMI. I appreciate the suggestion. Any other ideas?
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    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    I have a very similar set-up as you - same specs except for my video card is the GTX-780. Other than that, same motherboard, same CPU, not sure if I have the same vendor of RAM, but 4x8gb. I replaced my clover config file with yours and copied your 10.12 Kext folder to my EFI partition. I only get a black screen on boot up. I tried switching to nv-disable=1, but with no success. Prior to doing this, I had a working Yosemite install (never updated to El Capitan) and had successfully installed Sierra, but the USB 3 was not working, and there was a kernel task that was constantly taking up 200% of the cpu and making everything sluggish. Any ideas on why Im only getting a black screen?
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