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  1. Everything works fine here. Make sure your config.plist is updated with latest Clover Configurator 4.61.0.0
  2. - Just as you mentioned, I find no reason to upgrade. - When it comes to Max VCore: I would keep lowering DVID and testing stability to determine what is minimum DVID value (or VCore) required to maintain this overclock on your MOBO.
  3. - In general Max CPU VCore = Min CPU VCore + DVID value, but on the top of that it is also adjusted by "Load Line Calibration" setting in BIOS. Check what is the actual minimum VCore value of your CPU. Lowest Vcore value will be shown in BIOS at M.I.T/Advanced Voltage Control/CPU Vcore. Also on my MOBO I can only turn "Load Line Calibration" ON or OFF. On your MOBO this setting has choice of several "Levels". Try playing with different levels. - Here are results of new test that I performed today using 64bit HWMonitor 1.34 and IntelBurnTest set to Maximum Stress Level: At Powers/CPU/Max it shows 195.35 Watts. At Intel Xeon X5670/Powers/Package/Max it shows 108.55 Watts. - My HWMonitor, FakeSMC and Sensors kexts were extracted from HWSensors.6.16.1372.pkg using Pacifist. FakeSMC.kex was patched for smc-thurley (MacPro5,1 platform) which is described in point 13 of d00d guide. Sensors kexts were placed inside FakeSMC/Show Package Contents/Contens/Plugins folder. You can find it all in attatched EX58-UD5:F13.zip. Don't add ACPISensors.kext to Plugins folder. It can cause many different problems, even in systems with properly configured BIOS and perfectly patched DSDT. - Ability to access and display GPU VCore sensor value depends on video card model, HWMonitor and Sensors kexts. It works with my evga GTX 780 and attatched kexts EX58-UD5:F13.zip
  4. I am glad that my OC guide worked for you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts in such a detailed report. Hopefully it will encourage others to try this method as well. P.S. Would you please copy/paste your last post to my OC guide page.
  5. I have two identical computers with the exception of CPUs. One has Xeon X5670 and the other i7-980X. The both overclocked to 4.54GHz as explained in my guide. When it comes to stress testing on Mac side I used Geekbench 3 Stress Test feature. On Windows I used Intel Burn Test. My overclocking method is very simple: At the beginning I set DVID to +0.24375 as this value would give me desired maximum CPU VCore of 1.408V. Than I left all other voltages I could at Auto and just played with BCLK value until I reached stability. Then using Easytune6 and Hardware Monitor on Windows I reviewed actual values of BIOS parameters that were set to Auto. Since all values looked fine to me I decided to leave them at Auto. RAM Notes: In both of my computers all 6 RAM slots were always occupied. Initially I used Corsair XMS3 RAM running at 1.65V and with "Intel® Turbo Boost" enabled in BIOS I could not obtain stability beyond 174 BCLK/4.17GHz. Corsair XMS3 RAM is falsely advertised by many internet sellers as 1.5V type. This RAM will not work properly below 1.65V. When I switched to Low Power CORSAIR Vengeance LP RAM and left it at default 1.5V and 9-9-9-24 timings, higher stable CPU overclock became possible. In general I do not overclock my RAM, trying to run it at the lowest voltage as increasing RAM voltage is an obstacle in getting the best CPU overclock possible.
  6. Here are my scores with Geekbench 4: https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/7012455 It is 3847 for single core and 18547 for multi-core. At the beginning I used the same overclocking approach as yours with "Intel® Turbo Boost" disabled and everything worked fine. Later I desired for my overclock to be "by the book" and within the following guidelines: - CPU VCore should not exceed 1.4175V at maximum - CPU temperature should not exceed 69 C at maximum load during regular use - All possible C/P States should be used If your overclock gives you what you want there is no reason to change it.
  7. To get all multipliers and power states you must enable "Intel® Turbo Boost" in BIOS. You will find more info in the following post: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/319980-overclocking-6-core-cpu-on-ga-ex58-ud5/?p=2345859 Here is some info on peripherals that work natively OOTB: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/303804-usb-3-sata-3-wifibluetooth-4-on-older-motherboards/
  8. - With my DSDT and config.plist, every function works properly including wake from keyboard and mouse. - I did not find Virtualization Technology setting to interfere with anything, but I do not use Parallels or VMWare so I keep it disabled anyway. - Initially I used Corsair XMS3 RAM running at 1.65V and with "Intel® Turbo Boost" enabled in BIOS I could not obtain stability beyond 174 BCLK/4.17GHz. Corsair XMS3 RAM is falsely advertised by many internet sellers as 1.5V type. This RAM will not work properly below 1.65V. When I switched to Low Power CORSAIR Vengeance LP RAM and left it at default 1.5V and 9-9-9-24 timings, higher stable CPU overclock became possible. In general I do not overclock my RAM, trying to run it at the lowest voltage as increasing RAM voltage is an obstacle in getting the best CPU overclock possible. My Xeon X5670@4.54GHz draws 108 Watts of power during Intel Burn Test, so I also had to get better CPU Cooler to keep my temperatures acceptable under full load. I switched to Noctua DH-14 air cooler which I highly recommend. It can compete with many more expensive water cooling solutions.
  9. Your Intel i7-920 is 4-core CPU which requires different BIOS settings, config.plist and FakeSMC.kext patches. My DSDT does not contain any information about my Video Card or Memory. As it is, my guide will work well only for X58 systems with 6-core CPU.
  10. I use OSX native, bootable SYBA SY-PEX40039 SATA III PCI-E card. It gives me 417MB/s Write and 436MB/s read speeds with Samsung 840 Pro. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/303804-usb-3-sata-3-wifibluetooth-4-on-older-motherboards/ http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/319980-overclocking-6-core-cpu-on-ga-ex58-ud5/?p=2345859
  11. Note: Credits and personal thanks to d00d and others which contributed to the creation of the following topic: GA-EX58 and GA-X58A DSDT native power management modifications ---- For this guide to work you must properly patch your own DSDT as per d00d's instructions from here. To have all Speed-Step frequencies available, you must modify the Device (PX40) section so that AppleLPC.kext loads as described in point 9 of d00d's guide. You can check if AppleLPC.kext is loaded on your system by going to About This Mac/System Report/Extensions/AppleLPC You can use my DSDT and config.plist, but only with GA-EX58-UD5 mobo on F13 BIOS after modifying SMBIOS and Graphics sections in my config.plist to reflect your System Definition & GPU. If you own different motherboard and have trouble editing DSDT manually, use DSDT patches by motherboard from olarila.com and apply them to your own DSDT with DSDT Editor. If you want all C/P states working, you should have the following enabled in BIOS: 1. Intel® Turbo Boost ---- Enabled 2. CPU EIST Function ----- Enabled 3. Load Line Calibration -- Enabled 4. CPU Vcore must be set to “Normal” 5. Dynamic Vcore (DVID) must be set to value optimal for your overclock ( +0.24375 value allowed me to reach 190 BCLK/4.54GHz overclock on X5670 & i7-980X ) If you are not overclocking but want all C/P states used, set Dynamic Vcore (DVID) value using following formula: CPU Vcore lowest value (when set to Normal) + (DVID) set value = 1.35V (or Vcore value shown inside M.I.T window when using Optimized Defaults in BIOS) You must reboot after each DVID change to see updated lowest and highest CPU Vcore value. Updated highest Vcore value will be shown in BIOS at the bottom of MB Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T) screen. Updated lowest Vcore value will be shown in BIOS at M.I.T/Advanced Voltage Control/CPU Vcore. HWMonitor.app should show the same lowest and highest Vcore values during idle and during maximum load. It may take several tries to get desired Vcore values when adjusting DVID as Load Line Calibration function applies its own adjustments as well. I do not use any external SSDT, letting Clover generate C/P States. I extracted my own DSDT by pressing F4 key at Clover bootscreen and applied d00d's patches from here. I use unmodified F13 BIOS from Gigabyte website as F13 mod10 version was giving me some trouble. With overclock settings listed below, my Xeon X5670 & i7-980X show the following frequency states: 2.27GHz (x12), 4.16GHz (x22), 4.35GHz (x23), 4.54GHz (x24). CPU Vcore value shown in HW Monitor of system using Xeon X5670 CPU change in multiple steps between 1.136V and 1.408V. CPU Vcore value shown in HW Monitor of system using i7-980X CPU change in multiple steps between 1.120V and 1.382V. Note: Intel specifies that maximum Vcore voltage can be 1.35V(+/-)10 percent which is 1.4175V at maximum. Both systems pass 10 hours of IntelBurn Test and have everything working properly including shutdown, restart, sleep and auto-sleep. After switching to Noctua DH-14 Air Cooler my CPU temperature maxes at 78C during IntelBurn Test. In regular use under load it maxes at 69C. Idle temp is 32C. My overclocking method is very simple: At the beginning I set DVID to +0.24375 as this value would give me desired maximum CPU VCore of 1.408V. Than I left all other voltages I could at Auto and just played with BCLK value until I reached stability. Then using Easytune6 and Hardware Monitor on Windows I reviewed actual values of BIOS parameters that were set to Auto. Since all values looked fine to me I decided to leave them at Auto. If you copy my BIOS overclock settings start with BCLK Frequency value 172 and see how much higher you can go before system becomes unstable. If CPU temperature gets too high, get better CPU Cooler or reduce DVID and BCLK values until temperature drops to comfortable level. On Mac OSX you can use Geekbench 3 "Stress Test" function to check stability of your overclock. Here are my complete Overclock BIOS settings for Xeon X5670 & i7-980X CPU: RAM Notes: Initially I used Corsair XMS3 RAM running at 1.65V and with "Intel® Turbo Boost" enabled in BIOS I could not obtain stability beyond 174 BCLK/4.17GHz. Corsair XMS3 RAM is falsely advertised by many internet sellers as 1.5V type. This RAM will not work properly below 1.65V. When I switched to Low Power CORSAIR Vengeance LP RAM and left it at default 1.5V and 9-9-9-24 timings, higher stable CPU overclock became possible. In general I do not overclock my RAM, trying to run it at the lowest voltage as increasing RAM voltage is an obstacle in getting the best CPU overclock possible. My Xeon X5670@4.54GHz draws 108 Watts of power during Intel Burn Test, so I also had to get better CPU Cooler to keep my temperatures acceptable under full load. I switched to Noctua DH-14 air cooler which I highly recommend. Advanced CPU Features: CPU Clock Ratio ........................ [22x] Intel® Turbo Boost Tech ........ [Enabled] CPU Cores Enabled ................... [All] CPU Multi Threading .................. [Enabled] CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) .......... [Auto] ------ (when Enabled, I get occasional system lag after period of inactivity) C3/C6/C7 State Support ............ [Auto] ------ (when Enabled, another single core frequency of 4.72GHz (x25) appears only with Xeon X5670 CPU, but I can't boot into Recovery Partition and get kernel panic on reboot after each macOS Sierra update) CPU Thermal Monitor ................. [Enabled] CPU EIST Function .................. [Enabled] Bi-Directional PROCHOT ............ [Enabled] Virtualization Technology ............. [Disabled] Uncore & QPI Features: QPI Clock Ratio ......................... [Auto] QPI Link Speed ......................... [6.84 GHz] Uncore Clock Ratio ................. [x17] --- (Set Value = 2x System Memory Multiplier +1) Uncore Frequency ................... [3230 MHz] Isonchronous Frequency ........... [Enabled] Standard Clock Control: Base Clock (BCLK) Control .............. [Enabled] BCLK Frequency (MHz) ................ [190] --- may have to be tweaked (start from 172 and see how much higher you can go before system becomes unstable) PCI Express Frequency (MHz) .......... [Auto] C.I.A.2 ....................................... [Disabled] Advanced Clock Control: CPU Clock Drive ........................ [800mV] PCI Express Clock Drive ............ [900mV] CPU Clock Skew ........................ [0ps] IOH Clock Skew ......................... [0ps] Advanced DRAM Features: Performance Enhance ...................................... [standard] Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ....................... [Profile 1] System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ................... [x8] --- may have to be lowered for other then 1600MHz/1.5V RAM type Memory Frequency (MHz) ................................ [1520 MHz] DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) ........................ [Auto] Advanced Voltage Control: CPU Load Line Calibration ............... [Enabled] CPU Vcore 1.1360v ................... [Normal] Dynamic Vcore (DVID) ............ [+0.24375] --- may have to be tweaked ( +0.24375 value allowed me to reach 190 BCLK/4.54GHz overclock on X5670 & i7-980X ) QPI/VTT Voltage 1.175v .............. [Auto] CPU PLL 1.800v ......................... [Auto] MCH/ICH PCIE 1.500v ......................................... [Auto] QPI PLL 1.100v .................................... [Auto] IOH Core 1.100v .................................. [Auto] ICH I/O 1.500v ..................................... [Auto] ICH Core 1.1v ...................................... [Auto] DRAM DRAM Voltage 1.500V .................. [Auto] --- my RAM is 1600MHz/1.5V type DRAM Termination 0.750v ........... [Auto] Ch-A Data VRef. 0.750v ............... [Auto] Ch-B Data VRef. 0.750v ............... [Auto] Ch-C Data VRef. 0.750v ............... [Auto] Ch-A Address VRef. 0.750v .......... [Auto] Ch-B Address VRef. 0.750v .......... [Auto] Ch-C Address VRef. 0.750v .......... [Auto] Anyone with X58 board should upgrade to 6-core CPU. Presently, used 6-core Xeon X5670 could be purchased from eBay for as low as $60. Adding SSD Drive connected to Native Sata 3 PCI-E card will dramatically improve boot time and user interface responsiveness. If needed, native USB 3 PCI-E Card and native WiFi PCI-E Card could also be added. My system overclocked to 4.54GHz, score 20874 points in Geekbench and it performs like brand new machine. You can combine advantages of small but fast SSD and large but slower Hard Drive by moving /Users folder from SSD to Hard Drive and telling OSX to use it. Here is the procedure: - After /Users folder is copied to HD, go to System Preferences/Users & Groups/right click on Account to be used/Advanced Options/Home directory/Choose/select Account copy located on Hard Drive - Beware not to change Hard Drive name after this procedure as SSD-Hard Drive connection is defined in OSX by the name of the Hard Drive. This SSD+Hard Drive combination works as well as Apple Fusion Drive and it is easier to configure. Also, it works without any issues in case where SSD Drive is formated as APFS and Hard Drive as HFS+ Note: If you plan to upgrade from macOS Sierra 10.12 to macOS High Sierra 10.13 and new APFS file system you must first do the following: - Update Clover EFI Bootloader to the latest version - Copy contents of EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.12 folder to EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.13 folder. - Copy apfs.efi driver to EFI/CLOVER/drivers64 folder ( apfs.efi is located inside Install macOS High Sierra/right click Show Package Contents/Contents/SharedSupport/open BaseSystem.dmg/usr/standalone/i386 ) You should use APFS file system only on SSD drives. It does not work well on conventional Hard Drives. For anyone willing to try my setup, I also attached all my files used with Clover bootloader: - Attached config.plist can be used after modifying SMBIOS and Graphics sections to reflect used System Definition & GPU (I use MacPro5,1 definition). (Don't enter any value in Cpu/Frequency MHz field of config.plist as it will cause occasional Kernel Panic during boot on overclocked system) - My patched DSDT.aml file comes from F13 BIOS of GA-EX58-UD5 mobo and could be used with any CPU and any System Definition. - Attached FakeSMC.kext 6.23.1417 is patched for smc-thurley (MacPro5,1 platform) and in Plugins folder contains kexts required for HWMonitor.app to show sensors data. (Don't add/install ACPISensors.kext to Plugins folder. It can cause many different problems, even in systems with properly configured BIOS and perfectly patched DSDT) - Attached AHCI_3rdParty_SATA.kext contains patch allowing to use keyboard eject button to eject/inject CD/DVD Drive. - Build-in LAN works perfectly with attatched RealtekRTL81xx.kext - Toleda script from here must be run to enable onboard audio. - For macOS Sierra use Clover_v2.4k_r4003 or newer. Prior versions of Clover for Sierra break sleep and/or create problems with Wi-Fi cards on GA-EX58-UD5. - Remember that some changes made in config.plist take two reboots to be used by OSX. So far this overclock has been confirmed to work on seven different X58 systems besides two of my own. If it works for you please do not forget to confirm in post reply. EX58-UD5_F13.zip HWMonitor.zip
  12. 1. In past I was playing with C3 latency setting but did not observe any changes in system behavior. 2. AppleTyMCEDriver checks for presence of ECC Memory in MacPro5,1 and if not found generates Kernel Panic during boot in Maverick or Yosemite (can't remember exactly). I keep this patch in case Apple decides to use this check again. 3. Values in “Reset Address” and “Reset Value” fields were generated by Clover Configurator when “Generate Config” command was used with MacPro5,1 definition. I do not know exactly what they do but I noticed that Clover Configurator generates different values for different system definitions. 4. For me IOAHCIBlockStorage patch is no hassle TRIM solution. Unlike "trimforce" command it never has to be reapplied with OS X changes. Which Sata 3 card are you using for multiple SSDs?
  13. Power Management and Overclocking Tips: --- For this guide to work you must properly patch your own DSDT as per d00d's instructions from page 1. To have all Speed-Step frequencies available, you must modify the Device (PX40) section so that AppleLPC.kext loads as described in point 9 of d00d's guide. You can check if AppleLPC.kext is loaded on your system by going to About This Mac/System Report/Extensions/AppleLPC You can use my DSDT and config.plist, but only with GA-EX58-UD5 motherboard on F13 BIOS after modifying SMBIOS and Graphics sections in my config.plist to reflect your System Definition & GPU. If you own different motherboard and have trouble editing DSDT manually, use DSDT patches by motherboard from olarila.com and apply them to your own DSDT with DSDT Editor. To get all C and P states working you should have the following enabled in BIOS: 1. Intel® Turbo Boost ---- Enabled 2. CPU EIST Function ----- Enabled 3. Load Line Calibration -- Enabled 4. CPU Vcore must be set to “Normal” 5. Dynamic Vcore (DVID) must be set to value optimal for your overclock ( +0.24375 value allowed me to reach 190 BCLK/4.54GHz overclock on X5670 & i7-980X ) If you are not overclocking but want all C/P states used, set Dynamic Vcore (DVID) value using following formula: CPU Vcore lowest value (when set to Normal) + (DVID) set value = 1.35V (or Vcore value shown inside M.I.T window when using Optimized Defaults in BIOS) You must reboot after each DVID change to see updated lowest and highest CPU Vcore value. Updated highest Vcore value will be shown in BIOS at the bottom of MB Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T) screen. Updated lowest Vcore value will be shown in BIOS at M.I.T/Advanced Voltage Control/CPU Vcore. HWMonitor.app should show the same lowest and highest Vcore values during idle and during maximum load. It may take several tries to get desired Vcore values when adjusting DVID as Load Line Calibration function applies its own adjustments as well. I do not use any external SSDT letting Clover generate C/P States. I extracted my own DSDT by pressing F4 key at Clover bootscreen and applied d00d's patches. I use unmodified F13 BIOS from Gigabyte website as F13 mod10 version was giving me some trouble. With overclock settings listed below, my Xeon X5670 & i7-980X show the following frequency states: 2.27GHz (x12), 4.16GHz (x22), 4.35GHz (x23), 4.54GHz (x24). CPU Vcore value shown in HW Monitor of system using Xeon X5670 CPU change in multiple steps between 1.136V and 1.408V. CPU Vcore value shown in HW Monitor of system using i7-980X CPU change in multiple steps between 1.120V and 1.382V. Note: Intel specifies that maximum Vcore voltage can be 1.35V(+/-)10 percent which is 1.4175V at maximum. Both systems pass 10 hours of IntelBurn Test and have everything working properly including shutdown, restart, sleep and auto-sleep. After switching to Noctua DH-14 Air Cooler my CPU temperature maxes at 78C during IntelBurn Test. In regular use under load it maxes at 69C. Idle temp is 32C. My overclocking method is very simple: At the beginning I set DVID to +0.24375 as this value would give me desired maximum CPU VCore of 1.408V. Than I left all other voltages I could at Auto and just played with BCLK value until I reached stability. Then using Easytune6 and Hardware Monitor on Windows I reviewed actual values of BIOS parameters that were set to Auto. Since all values looked fine to me I decided to leave them at Auto. If you copy my BIOS overclock settings start with BCLK Frequency value 172 and see how much higher you can go before system becomes unstable. If CPU temperature gets too high, get better CPU Cooler or reduce DVID and BCLK values until temperature drops to comfortable level. On Mac OSX you can use Geekbench 3 "Stress Test" function to check stability of your overclock. Here are my complete Overclock BIOS settings for Xeon X5670 & i7-980X CPU: RAM Notes: Initially I used Corsair XMS3 RAM running at 1.65V and with "Intel® Turbo Boost" enabled in BIOS I could not obtain stability beyond 174 BCLK/4.17GHz. Corsair XMS3 RAM is falsely advertised by many internet sellers as 1.5V type. This RAM will not work properly below 1.65V. When I switched to Low Power CORSAIR Vengeance LP RAM and left it at default 1.5V and 9-9-9-24 timings, higher stable CPU overclock became possible. In general I do not overclock my RAM, trying to run it at the lowest voltage as increasing RAM voltage is an obstacle in getting the best CPU overclock possible. My Xeon X5670@4.54GHz draws 108 Watts of power during Intel Burn Test, so I also had to get better CPU Cooler to keep my temperatures acceptable under full load. I switched to Noctua DH-14 air cooler which I highly recommend. Advanced CPU Features: CPU Clock Ratio ........................ [22x] Intel® Turbo Boost Tech ........ [Enabled] CPU Cores Enabled ................... [All] CPU Multi Threading .................. [Enabled] CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) .......... [Auto] ------- (when Enabled, I get occasional system lag after period of inactivity) C3/C6/C7 State Support ............ [Auto] ------- (when Enabled, another single core frequency of 4.72GHz (x25) appears under load only with Xeon X5670 CPU, but I can't boot into Recovery Partition and get kernel panic on reboot after each macOS Sierra update) CPU Thermal Monitor ................. [Enabled] CPU EIST Function .................. [Enabled] Bi-Directional PROCHOT ............ [Enabled] Virtualization Technology ............. [Disabled] Uncore & QPI Features: QPI Clock Ratio ......................... [Auto] QPI Link Speed ......................... [6.84 GHz] Uncore Clock Ratio ................. [x17] ------- (Set Value = 2x System Memory Multiplier +1) Uncore Frequency ................... [3230 MHz] Isonchronous Frequency ........... [Enabled] Standard Clock Control: Base Clock (BCLK) Control .............. [Enabled] BCLK Frequency (MHz) ................ [190] ------- may have to be tweaked (start from 172 and see how much higher you can go before system becomes unstable) PCI Express Frequency (MHz) .......... [Auto] C.I.A.2 ....................................... [Disabled] Advanced Clock Control: CPU Clock Drive ........................ [800mV] PCI Express Clock Drive ............ [900mV] CPU Clock Skew ........................ [0ps] IOH Clock Skew ......................... [0ps] Advanced DRAM Features: Performance Enhance ...................................... [standard] Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ....................... [Profile 1] System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ................... [x8] ------- may have to be lowered for other then 1600MHz/1.5V RAM type Memory Frequency (MHz) ................................ [1520 MHz] DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) ........................ [Auto] Advanced Voltage Control: CPU Load Line Calibration ............... [Enabled] CPU Vcore 1.1360v ................... [Normal] Dynamic Vcore (DVID) ............ [+0.24375] ------- may have to be tweaked ( +0.24375 value allowed me to reach 190 BCLK/4.54GHz overclock on X5670 & i7-980X ) QPI/VTT Voltage 1.175v .............. [Auto] CPU PLL 1.800v ......................... [Auto] MCH/ICH PCIE 1.500v ......................................... [Auto] QPI PLL 1.100v .................................... [Auto] IOH Core 1.100v .................................. [Auto] ICH I/O 1.500v ..................................... [Auto] ICH Core 1.1v ...................................... [Auto] DRAM DRAM Voltage 1.500V .................. [Auto] ------- my RAM is 1600MHz/1.5V type DRAM Termination 0.750v ........... [Auto] Ch-A Data VRef. 0.750v ............... [Auto] Ch-B Data VRef. 0.750v ............... [Auto] Ch-C Data VRef. 0.750v ............... [Auto] Ch-A Address VRef. 0.750v .......... [Auto] Ch-B Address VRef. 0.750v .......... [Auto] Ch-C Address VRef. 0.750v .......... [Auto] Anyone with X58 board should upgrade to 6-core CPU. Presently, used 6-core Xeon X5670 could be purchased from eBay for as low as $60. Adding SSD Drive connected to Native Sata 3 PCI-E card will dramatically improve boot time and user interface responsiveness. If needed, native USB 3 PCI-E Card and native WiFi PCI-E Card could also be added. My system overclocked to 4.54GHz, score 20874 points in Geekbench and it performs like brand new machine. You can combine advantages of small but fast SSD and large but slower Hard Drive by moving /Users folder from SSD to Hard Drive and telling OSX to use it. Here is the procedure: - After /Users folder is copied to HD, go to System Preferences/Users & Groups/right click on Account to be used/Advanced Options/Home directory/Choose/select Account copy located on Hard Drive - Beware not to change Hard Drive name after this procedure as SSD-Hard Drive connection is defined in OSX by the name of the Hard Drive. This SSD+Hard Drive combination works as well as Apple Fusion Drive and it is easier to configure. Also, it functions properly in case where SSD Drive is formated as APFS and Hard Drive as HFS+ Note: If you plan to upgrade to macOS High Sierra with new APFS file system you must first do the following: - Update Clover EFI Bootloader to the latest version - Copy contents of EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.12 folder to EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.13 folder. - Copy apfs.efi driver to EFI/CLOVER/drivers64 folder ( apfs.efi is located inside Install macOS High Sierra/right click Show Package Contents/Contents/SharedSupport/open BaseSystem.dmg/usr/standalone/i386 ) You should use APFS file system only on SSD drives. It does not work well on conventional Hard Drives. For anyone willing to try my setup, I also attached all my files used with Clover bootloader: - Attached config.plist can be used after modifying SMBIOS and Graphics sections to reflect used System Definition & GPU (I use MacPro5,1 definition). (Don't enter any value in Cpu/Frequency MHz field of config.plist as it will cause occasional Kernel Panic during boot on overclocked system) - My patched DSDT.aml file comes from F13 BIOS of GA-EX58-UD5 mobo and could be used with any CPU and any System Definition. - Attached FakeSMC.kext 6.23.1417 is patched for smc-thurley (MacPro5,1 platform) and in Plugins folder contains kexts required for HWMonitor.app to show sensors data. (Don't add/install ACPISensors.kext to Plugins folder. It can cause many different problems, even in systems with properly configured BIOS and perfectly patched DSDT) - Attached AHCI_3rdParty_SATA.kext contains patch allowing to use keyboard eject button to eject/inject CD/DVD Drive. - Build-in LAN works perfectly with attatched RealtekRTL81xx.kext - Toleda script from here must be run to enable onboard audio. - For macOS Sierra use Clover_v2.3k_r4003 or newer. Prior versions of Clover for Sierra break sleep and/or create problems with Wi-Fi cards on GA-EX58-UD5. - Remember that some changes made in config.plist take two reboots to be used by OSX. EX58-UD5:F13.zip HWMonitor.zip
  14. @jdizzle 1. Install latest BIOS (not Beta). 2. Disable build-in USB3 in BIOS. Remove previously installed USB3 drivers if any. 3. Extract your own DSDT by pressing F4 key at Clover Bootscreen. 4. Use dood's patches from page 1, or apply attached “GA X58A-UD5 patches” to extracted DSDT with DSDT Editor. Place patched DSDT.aml in EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched folder. 5. Do not use any SSDT in EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched folder. Clover handles C/P states perfectly. 6. Use attached config.plist after modifying SMBIOS and Graphics sections to reflect your System & GPU using latest Clover Configurator Use MacPro4,1 definition for 4-core processor, or MacPro5,1 for 6-core processor. 7. Copy attached kexts to EFI/Clover/kexts/10.12 folder. 8. Enable Audio using "Toleda Script". 9. Update Clover to the latest version. X58A-UD5.zip
  15. ACPISensors.kext can cause many different problems, even in systems with perfectly configured BIOS and DSDT. This information is important but barely mentioned anywhere. To locate this kext right-click on FakeSMC.kext/Show Package Contents/Contents/Plugins/ACPISensors.kext. Remove it and make sure it is not installed with FakeSMC.kext updates.
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