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  1. Hello.

    Back in 2012 I delved into my first Hackintosh. Since then it has been running mostly flawlessly through many updates.

    This is my current setup.

    GA-Z87X-UD5 TH
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4095 MB (SC)
    Corsair VengeanceLP - 16 GB 1600 DDR3 Ram
    3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 (OC to 4.3 GHz)
    Samsung Evo 850 500GB SSD (OS X - High Sierra)
    Samsung Evo 840 500GB SSD (Windows 10)
    SanDisk 120 GB (Storage)
    SanDisk 120 GB (Storage)
    Seagate Barracuda 4 TB HDD


    I am a graphic designer and gamer. I would like to upgrade the Mobo, RAM, CPU, and GPU so that I can continue being productive in my work and take my gaming experience to the next level.

    I am a bit unsure how to plan ahead for OS X Mojave, while assuring my gaming experience is awesome. I am not really concerned with what hardware I get except that I am familiar with Gigabyte motherboards and I would like to go with a GTX 1080 Ti GPU.

    What I was thinking was something like...

    Core i7-8700K Processor
    Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming WiFi - Or some similar product that would be awesome
    Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit

    Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. I think I solved the Adobe issue. 

    I had to add the EmuVariableUefi driver in Clover. Reboot.

    This allowed me to install Adobe CS6. I suspect it had something to do with the NVRAM not working correctly due to that missing. 

    The last thing was to instal Java:


    Everything seems to be working now. I will update if any issues arise.

    Now just have to keep testing/working on the Wifi

  3. Hey,


    I've been working on getting a fresh install working with Clover. So far everything has gone smoothly except for a few things. These are most important to me because I require them for work.


    1. Before OS X sleeps I am getting 112 mb/s after it wakes I get only 8mb/s. Dropbox also takes a long time to connect.


    2. I can't install Adobe CS6. The installation gets to "Installing AdobeHelp" and hangs. It doesnt freeze, but the time left counter goes up and up (it is currently at 81 minutes). If I install just Photoshop it will work perfectly, but Indesign or Illustrator and it tries to install AdobeHelp and hangs.


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.



    I'm running Clover, OS X 10.11, and my specs are:

    GA-Z87X-UD5 TH

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4095 MB (SC)

    Corsair VengeanceLP - 16 GB 1600 DDR3 Ram

    3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 (OC to 4.3 GHz)

    Samsung Evo 840 500GB SSD (OS X)

    SanDisk 120 GB (Windows 10)

    SanDisk 120 GB (Storage)

    Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD

    This Network Card -


  4. Try using OSXAptioFixDrv2 (=Version 2)

    This solved the Problem for me. You'll find it in the newest Clover-Installations.


    Thanks Maroder,


    I tried installing both this one, and the other version. No change. I was just unable to boot again, and this didn't help. In fact it seemed to freeze my PC as soon as I got into OS X (Using Chameleon USB). 


    I ran the Kext utility again, and was able to boot. It definitely seems like an issue with one of the kexts resetting permissions or something. I dunno, but what ever is doing it is annoying me.

  5. Hey All,


    I have a bit of an issue that is actually starting to make me cranky. 


    Every few days I boot into Windows, or restart my machine and I can't boot into OS X anymore. It gets to the Apple logo, stalls, then I get the Ghostbusters icon.


    When I got my new GTX 980, the problem started. A user on Reddit suggested I run "Kext Utility" and after it repaired permissions, updated the cache, and whatever other magic it did, I could once again boot into OS X.


    For a while it worked perfectly, but now, every few days the permissions will get reset, or the cache, or something and I can't boot. The only way to fix it, is to use a chameleon boot USB (None of my Clover USB drives work). Then run the Kext Utility program again, then reboot. This creates an issue because while I can boot into OS X, it sets my system profile to 3,1, thus logging me out of iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, etc. and screws up my handoff/continuity for about a day or so.


    It took me long enough to get iMessage working, so having it log out all the time isn't something I really want to fool around with.


    So, I am hoping someone can help. It is work noting that I have never been able to use any of the Clover options at boot (no cache, etc.) I get a stupid error message, and then nothing. 





    This is the post the reddit user gave me:



    lol dude, I JUST had this {censored} problem yesterday. It has to do with the Nvidia drivers and how it deals with the kext caches and I'm not sure what exactly causes it, because it does NOT happen after the first reboot when you install the drivers. It didn't happen to me until a couple reboots later. Boot with Chameleon, then download and run the latest kext utility. That is what "fixed" it for me. My concern is that I will have to do this every time I update the drivers - so I will be running kext utility every time I update the drivers from now on before I press the restart button.



    If anyone has any ideas how to stop this, it would be very much appreciated. 



  6. A bit more testing. 

    It turns out I get 36mbps on all my devices (iPad, iPhone, PC, PC 2 running Windows). It also happens when I log into Windows on my Hack as well.


    When I log into the router and change the setting, all my devices see upwards of 70-99mbps. 

    I have no idea what could be causing this to happen across all devices. I really hope my Hack isn't causing issues with the router. 

    I have a service tech coming out on Monday to check it. This is the strangest WiFi issue I've ever had.

  7. I did a bit more testing.



    I renewed the DHCP, turned off/on WiFi, Deleted connection and reconnected. 
    None of these worked.
    If I log into the router and switch on/off "Band Steering" it will instantly jump to 99mbps.
    So, the setting in the router itself doesn't seem to matter, but something about the act of changing the router setting allows OS X to suddenly free itself of the cap, and run at full speeds.

  8. Hey,


    I have a weird issue that I hope someone can help me solve. 


    I have a 100mbps internet connection, and in Windows I get speeds between 99/105mbps on WiFi. However, after doing a speed test yesterday/today I realized my WiFi in OS X is capping out at 36mbps. 


    If I log into the router and change almost any setting, then the speed will jump up to 99/105 mbps. It will stay like this until restart, or until it wakes from sleep.


    Any ideas why this might be happening, and how to go about fixing it?





  9. I just wanted to update this.

    One of the other issues I had been having in addition to the Handoff, was that my Hack would suddenly, and without warning stop booting after a few boots. No explanation, it would just stop. Someone on Reddit suggested I use kext utility as a solution.

    They had a similar issue and it turned out, according to them, that the Nvidia drivers were failing to cache or something after a while. OS X would simply reject them, leading to the inability to boot.

    I ran the program and it did its thing....only to have my newly working Hack to not boot. I booted into OS X using my chameleon boot recovery disk (my Clover one never works), and ran the program again.

    Not only did it fix my boot issue, but it fixed Handoff as well. 

    So, it must have been some permissions error or something on one of the kexts relating to the network card. 

    As of this moment I have a working Hack with Handoff support. So, if you're having issues perhaps try running that software. 

    Good luck :D

  10. Someone on Reddit solved their issue by using the following steps:


    Here is what I did:

    Sign out of iCloud on my hackintosh, delete all accounts
    Verify that nothing is signed in (check App Store too)
    Add a smUUID (run uuidgen and paste it into the SMBIOS panel of Clover Configurator)
    Add a board serial number (Serial Number + XXXXX) (17 alphanumeric chars)
    Now it works!



    I'm hesitant to do this as I don't really want to change these settings unless I have to. I would just like to know why OS X suddenly thinks the card doesn't support Handoff....especially since other users with the same card had no issues. 


    I suppose the next step is to physically pull the card out, put it back in and see if that fixes it.

  11. Hey Everyone,


    I just updated to 10.10.2, and while everything seems to be working, my bluetooth card has lost functionality. I no longer have handoff support. 


    The card I have is:




    Which I believe is BCM94360CD.


     Bluetooth Low Energy Supported: Yes

      Handoff Supported: No

      Instant Hotspot Supported: No

      Manufacturer: Broadcom

      Transport: USB


      Chipset: 20702B0


    Any ideas how to fix this?



  12. just update thru App Store and and let it reboot and you're done


    When running Chameleon, this is considered a big "no, no!"


    Updating through the app store can completely screw up a stable system. Since I am new to Clover, I am looking for any potential issues that might come from upgrading. I don't want to have it screw up my iMessage, or boot, or whatever. 


    Is there nothing special that needs to be done with Clover? Please excuse my hesitation to upgrade without further confirmation, but it took me a lot of effort to get it working.

  13. Francesco!


    I'm going to leave it a bit longer, just to be sure. However, last night my PC went to sleep about 1:30am, and when I woke up today at 8:15am, my PC was quietly sleeping. I pressed the mouse button and *yawn* it woke up and was ready to go!

    That is exactly what I needed it to do. If it continues to work, then that is exactly what I needed it to do, and I thank you so much!


    I think this is about the final issue with my Mackintosh, so I'm very grateful. 

    Please keep my name handy on here. Since we have basically the same system, it might be nice to be able to bounce issues off each other. If there is anything I can help with, I would be more than glad to help trouble shoot it with/for you.

    Thanks again.


  14. I have exactly the same system and the same Wake problem, after many different change i discovered that this problem, in my case, is related to the Hibernation status because after the standbydelay (see pmset) no way to wake up my system, i solved it setting:



    sudo pmset -a standby 0



    sudo pmset -a standbydelay 8640000


    (standby delay is arbitrary and i set very high value just to avoid any problem)




    pmset -g live


    Active Profiles:

    AC Power -1*

    Currently in use:

     standby              0

     Sleep On Power Button 1

     womp                 1

     autorestart          0

     hibernatefile        /var/vm/sleepimage

     darkwakes            1

     networkoversleep     0

     disksleep            10

     sleep                1

     autopoweroffdelay    14400

     hibernatemode        0

     autopoweroff         1

     ttyskeepawake        1

     displaysleep         10

     standbydelay         8640000






    Whoa! Nice!


    Ok, I've set the settings, I'll report back in the morning and see what happens. Thank you.



    Isn't fixing USB clock ID supposed to let you wake up with a mouse or keyboard ?


    crazylegsmurphy: Did you generate your SSDTs using the script from Pike ?

    Also, did you try other SMBioses ?


    I generated my SSDT using a script, yes. I think it was from Pike. 


    I haven't tried any other SMBioses....unless you mean like the System Definitions, in which case I tried a bunch. The one I have currently is the most stable.

  15. It seems that nothing I do is helping, and I simply don't have enough information to go any further. 


    My only solution is to see if I can't extend the sleep, so I might avoid the hibernation.


    So, is there any way I can extend the time that the computer takes until it decides to hibernate? For example, it will sleep perfectly for X amount of hours, during which time I can wake it up normally. Can I set OS X to not hibernate until say, 15 hours have past? That would give me enough time to sleep during the night, and still catch it before it goes into hibernate mode. If I don't get to it within 15 hours, then I'll just boot normally and deal with having to start over where I left off.

  16. I'm setting it to mode 3. I'll see what it looks like in the morning.


    I have the same things in my drivers64UEFI as you, except I have "PartitionDxe-64" as well. 


    The only thing I can think of is that my SSDT.aml isn't setup right with my config for Pstates or something. Unfortunately, while I did the best to set it up based on my system, I'm not sure it is all correct.



    I appreciate the help though, honestly. 

  17. Just to make sure i understand, what you want to get is only sleep or you want to get hibernate as well (which requires a lot more experimentation with slide values and Clover efi drivers) ?

    If it is only for sleeo you may try with sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 or 3.  For me 0 works well as i don't need hibernate, in fact its useless for me.


    I don't really care if it hibernates. I just want the PC to "sleep" so it's not sucking power all night.


    I think I already set the hibernate mode to 0, perhaps I should try 3. 

  18. Thanks, Slayer.

    I have read similar things. Unfortunately, it still isn't working. 

    On that link you sent, steps 1 - 8 work as described. When I attempt to start in Hibernate mode, the screen goes blank and nothing happens. I can cancel hibernate mode and boot normally, but that is all.

    As for the rest of the article, I simply don't have enough experience with Clover/Hibernate/Etc to fix the issue. All I want the PC to do is act like it did with my previous version of Mavericks where the computer would sleep, and wake up when I press a button. Now, rebooting into Clover is quite annoying as it will just sit there with the screen on, blasting the fans, and sucking up power for hours.