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  1. Gregow

    external soundcard for iMac ?

    I think among the best things you can get is the ODAC + Objective 2 combo. They are, as they say, as real as it gets. I don't own them myself (I have a Steinberg interface, which I would not recommend), but by any objective measurement they kick ass. I'm not sure but I think it would just fit within your budget too.
  2. Thanks fabiosun! Unfortunately I still can't get IPG to work, and the EIST patch did nothing (no surprise though as I have EIST and C-states turned off in the BIOS). However, I understand that this may be a bit off topic so it might be better if I start a new thread on these issue. It's interesting, however, that you don't seem to experience the same problems with PS. I've always thought this an issue with the nVidia drivers, but I may have missed something. To you and others here, if you open a reasonably small image in PS, press 'F' and move it around. Does the image trail behind the mouse cursors at all? If you open a raw image and drag the sliders, do you see any lag? I have tons of lag with some operations like that, and sometimes artifacts as well.
  3. I can't seem to get IPG to work properly. Does it require plugins like HWSensors? The CPU type seems supported nowadays, as it installs fine without Pacifist. What's the oarksit performance fix? Trying to google it but coming up with very few answers... could be something worth trying though. Strange thing is on one boot I can get something like 1210 cb multicore, while on another boot I get 1350 cb (which would be a normal score compared to Windows). In Photoshop when you move, rotate or crop an image around does it run smooth and without any lag to the cursor? Have you compared it to the performance in Windows? The performance I get is definitely a lot worse (and changing the performance settings doesn't do much).
  4. Yes, that was running with the web drivers. Booting with nv_disable always gives the gioscreenlockstate loop. After following holyfields steps in #563 and then deleting the caches I got it running, but inconsistently. Tried a fresh install and repeated the steps, with the extra step of deleting caches, and so far it works fine. However, nv_disable does not work which could be a bit of a pain in the future... --- On another note, performance was mentioned previously in this thread. I'm not sure what to make of it. Luxmark and Geekbench OpenCL scores look fine. Cinebench is rather inconsistent (which is odd, considering it's one of the more consistent benchmarks out there) and OpenGL scores are plain sad (130-140fps, whereas on Windows I get 185-190fps). CPU scores are more normal, but with a difference somewhere between 100 points between runs (after rebooting). Photoshop has a pretty laggy interface. Worse than on Sierra, which was not very good. Not sure if that's a driver issue or an issue with Photoshop.
  5. I've never bothered with power management since that tends to reduce the highest stable clock. GenericUSB is just temporary before doing the port injection properly (which is a lot of work).
  6. Thanks for the suggestions I have EmuVariableUEFI-64.efi installed (not exactly sure what it does but I always install it). Also OsxAptioFix2-free200.efi and some Test2.efi (those are required to boot at all). I made some progress by deleting the caches. So, essentially following holyfields advice above then booting into recovery mode to delete /System/Library/Caches/*. So far it works 2/3 times. The other time it gets stuck at the login screen. Mouse working but the screen is frozen at some stage of login in. Well, at least it's some progress after hours of banging my head against a wall... Sure, no problem!
  7. Seems impossible to get to work for me. Clean install and latest update. Installing FakeSMC (with only some FakeSMCkeywhateveritscalled in plugins), IntelMausi, GenericUSBXHCI, VoodooTSCSync and NullCPUPowerManagement. MacPro 6,1 SMBIOS. AGDPFix in Clover (KextsToPatch). SIP set 0x00/0x00. Installing nVidia webdrivers. Drivers seem to be loading but booting to a black screen (display powers off). Trying to boot with VESA gets stuck at gIOSCreenLockState 3. Safe mode (-x) just reboots. Same thing using Lilu and NvidiaGraphicsFixup in FakeSMC plugins. Using NVWebDriverLibValFix gets me stuck at gIOScreenLockState 3 instead of a black screen. After 8 hours of this I'm pretty close to be done for good with MacOS... :/
  8. I'm getting these messages when rebooting or shutting down: https://imgur.com/gm45912 Seems related to unmounting the drive, but what does it mean? Is it an error or can I safely ignore it?
  9. Ah, thank you! It's the FakeSMC/Plugins/GPUSensors.kext, right?
  10. Well, here´s to focusing too much on the problem so you fail to see the most obvious solution: Change SMBIOS, boot and run agdpfix. Switch back. Still, it´s a bit of a cumbersome solution for the next time I update the drivers. If you have any ideas what´s causing this issue I would still like to hear them.
  11. Updated to High Sierra and installed the latest webdrivers from nVidia. I'm using a MacPro6,1 SMBIOS so I need the agdpfix to avoid black screen issues. When booting with nv_disable=1 I get the "GeForceSensors: still waiting for accelerator..." message. Booting with the webdrivers seems to resolve that issue, but I'm booting into a black screen so that doesn't really help... Any ideas what could be causing this and how to fix it? My system: Asus X99-A 5820K Asus STRIX 1080Ti
  12. Trying to run USB-installer I get this kernel panic: https://imgur.com/ir2yzhq Seems to me like it fails to mount the image, but what could be the cause of that? Any ideas?
  13. Gregow

    Help with troubleshooting

    I've made some slight progress. By using OsxAptioFixDrv-free200 and Nick Woodhams (I think) Test2.efi I was able too boot fine. Can't recall I've ever used that combo before, but whatever. Some progress was made at least. Also updated to High Sierra now that webdrivers are available. Issues now are something with the apfs driver and "geforcesensors". But I suppose such queries are better handled in the apropriate forum.
  14. So, I'm at my wits end here hoping some clever Mac-wizards can help me find a solution. Apologies for a long post, but let me start at the beginning. I could not find a suitable forum as this pertains to both install and post-install. Anyhow... A while ago I decided to make a fresh install of Sierra. I had been running it for quite a while, through several updates, and figured it would be nice to start fresh. I've done this many times in the past, with the same installation media, with the same procedure and on the same hardware. Got everything installed OK. Did the post-install with Rampagedev's X99.dmg, installed the latest version of Clover. Aaand, I can't boot from the EFI on my SSD. It only works. when booting from the USB-stick. From the SSD I only get to: After that the computer just hangs or reboots. I've tried with OsxAptioFixDrv, OsxAptioFix2Drx and OsxAptioFixDrv-free2000. Same thing, except OsxAptioFixDrv actually gives a memmap error. Tried updating BIOS to the latest version with no difference. I have also replaced my old GTX 970 with a 1080 Ti. I tried copying the EFI from the USB-stick to the EFI on the SSD. Same thing - it just won't boot. Except once or twice, running very unstable. Booting from the USB is no walk in the park either. It fails frequently, though later in the process (at seemingly random stages). Sometimes it fails to load the webdriers, other times it freezes at the login screen. Network connection is sometimes barely usable and Safari is very unresponsive. Kind of odd for a machine that's been running well for a long time and an installation procedure I've relied upon many times. Trying to re-install Sierra works equally bad. Now I get tons on "Sandbox violation" errors. Even if the installer starts is usually unusable. Like, can't use disk utility or actually start the installation. I just get the spinning wheel. I've checked the BIOS, disabling CSM and secure boot as well as VT-D. Makes no difference. Reverted back to optimized defaults. Same thing. Something is clearly messed up, and for the life of me I can't figure out what. And for the record, I'm running Windows without any issues. Hardware is stress-tested and memory seems to be running fine. Do you have any idea what could be causing this? Maybe you have some clever suggestion that I haven't tried yet? I have the following hardware: Asus X99-A I7 5820K Asus STRIX 1080 TI OC 16 Gb (4ch) Corsair Vengance LPX
  15. Do you think there's a chance for us getting better performance in High Sierra? I mean, considering eGPU support maybe there's some incentive for nVidia to improve their drivers? I'm sort of glancing at Vega right now...