Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About rkelleyrtp1

  • Rank
    InsanelyMac Protégé

Profile Information

  • Gender
  1. Greetings all, I have a 2016 15" MBP and would like to connect 2x 27" displays. I have been looking into the Razer Core Edge egpu but don't know which video card (if any) will drive 2x monitors natively with OSX 10.13.5. Any hints?
  2. Sorry if this has been asked before, but can anyone recommend a rock-solid X99 board to use ? I have a Gigabyte X99-UD4 (rev1) board and keep having issues with OSX like sleep, idle power, CPU turbo speeds, USB issues, etc. I have similar issues running Ubuntu (Linux), so I think my board is starting to go bad. I would like to install OSX 10.13 and use it as a daily driver with 2x 750TI video cards. I need a system that will support sleep/suspend, CPU turbo speeds, audio, and LAN out of the box with minimal tweaking. I spent many days last time getting my last X99 board working; I would prefer to leverage someone's existing clover config if possible. Thanks.
  3. Greetings all, I have been trying to get CPU frequency (idle, turbo, etc) working properly on my gigabyte X99-UD4 (F23 BIOS) and 5960x CPU. I have installed Sierra on my machine, and it runs very good thus far. However, the CPU frequency never hits idle speeds - it always hovers around the 3GHz mark even at idle. I have read about a thousand forum posts and tried countless tips to make things work. Among the many things I have tried: Setting the SMBIOS IDs to MacPro5,1 MacPro 6,1 and iMac 17.1 Per the first page of this thread, I have disabled EIST, C6/C6, and C1E settings in the BIOS. I only have C3 enabled Created a fresh ssdt.aml file per the ssdtPRGen.sh tool Tried various config.plist files (per this thread: X99_Gold, X99_Gold_1, etc) Please see the attached zip file of my current CLOVER configuration as well as the output from the AppleIntelInfo.dat tool. You can also see from the screenshot the CPU frequency hovering between 3.0 and 4.3GHz. Hoping someone could help me figure this out. Thanks. CLOVER.zip AppleIntelInfo.dat.zip
  4. Greetings all, Before I go through the upgrade process, I am wondering what the user community has to say about High Sierra vs Sierra. From what I have read, HS has some improvements in the baseline apps (Mail, iTunes, Siri, etc) plus the new APFS file system. To me, this is just another incremental update. However, if it provides some real-world usage performance (CPU, etc), I would be more open to upgrading. My normal day-to-day usage: iTerm, screen casting, VMWare Fusion, email. My system: Gigabyte X99-UD4 (F23 BIOS), i7-5960x, 32G RAM, 2x 1TB Samsung SSDs, 2 GTX-750Ti video cards, 2x 27" displays Thanks for any input!
  5. Greetings all. I am running a Gigabyte X99-UD4 board with Intel i7-5960x CPU, 32G RAM, and 2x GTX750i video cards. So far, things are working very well. LAN and Audio are working 100%, but I am having issues with USB ports and CPU frequency. I am hoping someone (MaLd0n) could help if possible. The X99-UD4 board has 10x USB connectors on the motherboard face plate. The top set of ports (4x USB2) are working fine. The next set of ports (4x are USB3) work at USB 2 speed. Of last set of ports (2x USB3), one port works at USB 3 speed and the other does not. The two front USB ports are working as expected at USB3 speed. I have added the XHCI-x99-injector.kext to the CLOVER/kext/Other directory to try and fix that problem. As mentioned above, my CPU is i7-5960x (8 cores at 3GHz) - overclocked to 4.3GHz in BIOS (all other settings are default). The system is very fast and scores 32970 in the multicore Geekbench4 test. However, it seems the CPU constantly hovers between 2.75 and 3.3GHz (as per the Intel Power Gadget tool) even if I am not using it. I have run the Pike Alpha ssdtgen tool and put the correct ssdt.aml file in CLOVER/ACPI/patched directory. Still, it seems the CPUs are not idling as expected (1.2GHz expected idle). I have attached my CLOVER directory in hopes someone can take a look. I generated a new DDST.aml file today (F4 from clover boot menu) as well as a new ssdt.aml file per Pike Alpha's tool. Thanks for any help! -Ron
  6. rkelleyrtp1

    Quiet NVidia card working with 10.12?

    UPDATE: Received the 750Ti and it works great. Very quite with great performance (going to order a second one!). The only issue was getting the Nvidia Web Drivers to "stick" when booting into Sierra. Since Sierra does not recognize the "nvda_enable=1" option in Clover, I had to add the following from this thread: <key>SystemParameters</key> <dict> <key>InjectKexts</key> <string>YES</string> <key>InjectSystemID</key> <true/> <key>NvidiaWeb</key> <true/> </dict>
  7. rkelleyrtp1

    Quiet NVidia card working with 10.12?

    Thanks for the replies. Just pulled the trigger on this card at Amazon - EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti SC 2GB GDDR5 for $110. Hope it works like the 730 cards I had in the box.
  8. rkelleyrtp1

    Quiet NVidia card working with 10.12?

    Greetings all, Long story short, my ATI R290X cards (I have two) are not working with 10.12 so I am looking for a pair of decent NVidia cards that are quiet and less than $120/ea. I picked up a pair of PNY 730 cards at BestBuy today for $60/ea. They worked great out of the box are are too loud. I am willing to spend a few dollars more to get good silent cards. Background: I have a Gigabyte X99-UD4 with a 5960X CPU, 32G RAM, and a 1TB SSD running MacOS Sierra (works great!). I use it to run virtual machines, some office productivity, and produce pod casts. After getting the ATI cards, I realized I don't need high-end cards for what I do - just some solid (quiet) cards to do normal desktop chores. Any suggestions?
  9. By chance, do you have a recent backup you can recover from? For what it's worth, I am running a 5960x and had a ton of problems getting Yosemite working. Always stuck on PCI Configuration begins. I switched over to Mavericks, and my system has been 100% rock solid since. I don't miss any Yosemite features, and I can always count on my system to boot and run. I am running a GA-X99-UD4 system with a 512G SSD and two 290X video cards. Very fast and stable. Sorry to hear of your Yosemite woes...
  10. Right, but did you adjust the input and PCM gain using the VoodooHDA tool? If not, you will get the terrible noise and low noise problems you mentioned above. Let me know if you need a screenshot or two of how I setup VoodooHDA for my X99-UD4.
  11. @btutz I ran into the exact same problem with my X99-UD4 system. In the end, I gave up on the Clover ioreg stuff and used the VoodooHDA plugin. It worked the first time. The only gotcha is the input from the speaker creates a terrible noise. You have to tweak the input gain to get good audio from the speaker. You can get another utility called VoodooHdaSettingsLoader that will keep the input gain settings consistent among reboots. Otherwise, without this utility, you have to reset the gain each time you boot/reboot your Mac. BTW - I am running Mavericks since Yosemite gave me fits with my X99 board (waiting for PCIRoot). I suspect the same VoodooHDA plugin works for Yosemite like it does for Mavericks. Hope this helps.
  12. rkelleyrtp1

    Clover General discussion

    Given the problems booting the 290x cards in legacy boot mode, will the above method work? I thought I had to boot via UEFI mode due to the cards.
  13. rkelleyrtp1

    Clover General discussion

    Greetings all, I am running Clover v3050 on my Gigabyte X99-UD4, Intel 5960x CPU, ATI 290x video card, and OS X Mavericks 10.9.5. I built the system last week, and after some fiddling around with clover, the system has been working very well thus far (other than deep sleep). Today I installed a second 290x card to drive my 2nd 27" display. Each time I boot, I get "Error allocating xxx pages at xxxxxxxx alloc type 2". Initially, I had the "OsxAptioFixDrv.efi" memory driver, switched to the "OsxAptioFixDrv.efi-2" driver, then switched to the "OsxLowMemFix.efi" driver. No matter which driver I use, I get the same problem. I have tried "slide=0", "slide=1", "slide=10" kernel boot args but the same results. And, I have cleared the kernel cache. Any pointers? What else can I try to get this booting? Thanks in advance.
  14. rkelleyrtp1

    R9 290X + Yosemite = Blackscreen

    I have/had the same card and found out you need two things: * Kernel boot string needs to say "npci=0x2000 kext-dev-mode=1 -v" * You need to disable ATI injection Modify your config.plist with the two above items and try to boot.
  15. I need to do a fresh Yosemite install on boot my new X99-UD4 board (5960x CPU) using a modified kernel and Clover v3050. However, I don't know where to put the modified kernel. The USB installer does not have a S/L/E folder yet, and I don't see any Clover plist statements that let you patch the kernel on the fly. I tried putting the modified kernel in the root directory of the ESP partition as well as the root directory of the OSX installer USB, however I still can't boot (stuck at the "root device UUID is" message). Where do I need to put the modified kernel? Thanks!