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  1. Hello, I have been working on this build (the one in my signature), CPU: i7-8700K MOBO: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming WiFi RAM: G.SKILL RipjawsV 2x8GB F4-2400C15D-16GVR GPU: XFX Radeon RX 570 PSU: SeaSonic 650W SSR-650RM CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro H110i 280mm OS drive: 250GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO Project drive: 250GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO Archive drive: Seagate Barracuda ST4000DM004 Optical: Lite-On DVD Burner Monitor: LG 32MP58HQ-P Black 31.5" OS: MacOS 10.13.6 (17G5019) Clover: 2.4k r4972 And have things working with MacOS 10.13.6 (17G5019) and have tried both the 18,3 and 19,2 system definitions. I was using 19,2 and started having some issues with the computer restarting for no reason. In some cases, it was when I was using the internet or at the app store, but in some cases not. I have recently updated clover and all of my kext files using Hackintool. I decided to revert to 18,3 and everything was working well last night. Today I was at the app store and the system just kept restarting. I happened three times in a row. I decided to change to the 19,2 definition by restoring an image I had taken after all the updates. I started up Clonezilla to restore the image (as I have done quite a few times over the install process) but the system keeps restarting not long after Clonezilla starts the restore of the drive. It doesn't restart at the same place in the process. I disconnected from the network while running Clonezilla but that doesn't help. If this is happens while Clonezilla is running, it doesn't have anything to do with MacOS. I have had the build running for several months but haven't used it much. I have only had it on the internet in the last few days. I have never had a build go this wrong and be so unstable. The change was fairly quick from the first instance of the restart to now where I can't use it for more than a few minutes. Previously, it had been up for days at a time with no issues. I am not really even sure where to start with this. I probably don't have a functional OS now since it quit during an image restore. Which has never happened in all the years I have used Clonezilla. I guess I will see if I can get memtest to run and start there. The only other thing that is different is that I switched to a Rosewill wireless usb keyboard and mouse instead of the wired usb I had been using. Has anyone run into this kind of thing before? Suggestions would be appreciated. LMHmedchem
  2. The rig also restarts while running memtest. I didn't notice any memory errors before the restart but I wasn't there the entire time. It does look like I can still log into MacOS. Clonezilla must have quit before it started the restore. I don't know if there would be anything in the MacOS system logs that would be useful or not. LMHmedchem
  3. I have my system working in large part (the system in my signature), but have been trying today to get the SMBIOS settings correct. Today I did the following, - installed the latest Clover Configurator (5.4.4.0) - set the machine to a 19,2 (which is an i7-8700 and I have an i7-8700k). - generated a serial number with the generate button and checked it at checkcoverage.apple.com When I do this check, I get the message, "We’re sorry, but this serial number isn’t valid. Please check your information and try again." I thought I should get the message, "We're sorry, the number you have provided cannot be found in our records. Please verify the number and try again" - generated a random SMUUID using the "generate" button in Clover Configurator. - replaced the first 12 characters of the board serial number with the serial number I used above I left the the last 5 characters what they were. - saved the plist.config file and restarted. On restart, I get a different looking clover screen (it is tan in color). If I try to boot OSX, I immediately get the stop sign. I switched on verbose, but that doesn't give me any error messages, I get the stop sign immediately. I have restored back to the stable system, but I need to complete this step and get the SMBIOS settings right. I am wondering if there is some issue with calling the system 19,3 when I am using High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G5019) . The apple 19, computers are newer and I guess they may not expect them to be running High Sierra. Any suggestions? LMHmedchem
  4. Hello, I have recently changed my system definition from 18,3 to 19,2 because 19,2 more closely matches my hardware. I have had some instability that has occurred since making the change. On two occasions, moving the mouse triggered a restart. I have looked in the Console app, but I don't see a kernel panic log so I am not sure what caused the restarts. I need to get the system definition and serial number settled because I need to buy and install Logic X from iTunes. I am assuming that the install will lock to the hardware id and that changing it will be a pain, so I would like to get my final definition and serial number set up first. Can anyone report a system definition that they have used with i7-8700k/z370/High Sierra that has been running stable? LMHmedchem
  5. Thanks. Do you think that 18,3 is a better system definition to use? I got this to boot using 19,2, and the -no_compat_check flag, but the system has some instability and has restarted twice from just moving the mouse. I have an i7-8700k and 19,2 is the only definition with that processor. That doesn't really help if it's not stable. I can change back to 18,3 if you think that will be more stable using the hardware in my signature and 10.13. LMHmedchem
  6. Hello and thanks for this kext. Currently I am using IntelMausiEthernet.kext v2.4 in /L/E with a Z370 chipset (Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming WiFi) which has the Intel 1219v2 adapter. I have a system definition of 19,2 and am running High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G5019) . I have to boot with the -no_compat_check flag to get the system to boot with the 19,2 definition. Today I connected to the internet for the first time with this rig. I plugged in the cable with the system off and booted. When the system came up, I opened the Network manager and found the system was connected. I did not have to do anything to set it up. After confirming the connection, I opened Safari and checked a few things to make sure I had a good connection (browsed to a few sites). After I closed the Safari window, I did right click on the Safari icon to quit Safari. I have never liked the fact that MacOS leaves apps running in the background after you close out the window. Shortly after I quit Safari, the system suddenly restarted. I'm not sure if the events were related or not. I used it for a bit after the restart, mostly some browsing at iTunes, and it did not happen again. This has never happened before since I got things configured, but I have also never been on the internet. Is it possible that this had something to do with IntelMausiEthernet.kext v2.4? Should I be using 2.5.0d0 with the 19,2 system definition? I have also recently changed my system definition from 18,3 to 19,2 because I have an i7-8700k. The 19,2 definition doesn't like High Sierra, thus having to use the -no_compat_check flag to boot. It is possible the restart is related to the change in system definition but I thought I would check here because the shutdown happened after using the IntelMausiEthernet.kext for the first time. I don't have XCode installed, so if someone could post a .zip with 2.5.0d0 compiled with the 10.13 target for High Sierra I would really appreciate that and could test if that makes a difference or not. LMHmedchem
  7. Hello, I have the rig in my signature working under High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G5019) for all but a few things. I don't have a network connection in my shop, so I build my computers without a network connection until everything is set up and I move them to where they will live. This is fine for PCs since all I don't want a connection until I have everything configured and the security software installed and updated. I am not sure what, if any, kext files for networking I already have installed or what is in the config. How would I check on that? Is there a procedure for I need to do? I will eventually move the computer to where it will be used and connect to my LAN router (wired). What do I need to install before I will be able to use the OSX interface to set up networking once the system is connected. I can't see anything I can do with the OSX interface without a physical connection. What additional information do I need to post? Thanks, LMHmedchem
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    adding LAN function after install of High Sierra

    Today I connected to the internet. I plugged in the cable with the system off and booted. When the system came up, I opened the Network manager and found the system was connected. I did not have to do anything to set it up. Apparently with the Intel 1219v2 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, having the IntelMausiEthernet.kext v2.4 properly installed in /Library/Extensions was sufficient. I don't know if there was anything configured that I don't know about. After confirming the connection, I opened Safari and checked a few things. After I closed the Safari window, I did right click on the Safari icon to quit Safari. I have never liked the fact that MacOS leaves apps running in the background after you close out the window. Shortly after I quit safari, the system suddenly restarted. I'm not sure if the events were related or not. I used it for a bit after the restart, mostly some browsing at itunes, and it did not happen again. This has never happened before since I got things configured. Is it possible that this had something to do with the connection, IntelMausiEthernet.kext v2.4, or Safari? I have also recently changed my system definition from 18,3 to 19,2 because I have an i7-8700k. The 19,2 definition doesn't like High Sierra so I have to boot with the -no_compat_check flag to boot the system. It is possible the restart is related to this but I thought I would check here because the shutdown seemed to be correspond to my shutting down Safari. LMHmedchem
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    adding LAN function after install of High Sierra

    I used IOreg to find the adapter and under one of the branches for IntelMausi I found "Intel 1219v2 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Adapter". This is listed in the IntelMausiEthernet.kext thread as one of the sported adapters, so I guess that is good. I checked and I have IntelMausiEthernet.kext v2.4 installed already. If I power down, connect an Ethernet cable, and restart, should I be able to use the OSX interface to set up a connection? Do I need to do anything else? LMHmedchem
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    adding LAN function after install of High Sierra

    Thanks, the motherboard is a Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming WiFi 2.0 which uses the Intel GbE LAN chip. How do I reference if this chip is supported or not? I have read posts where users got internet working on this board using the intelmausiethernet v2.4.0 kext but I am not sure if this is the right kext (I think there is a newer version), where and how the kext needs to be installed, and if there is anything else the needs to be done other than to install the kext and rebuild the cache. Thanks, LMHmedchem
  11. I think my issue is that my copy of clover configurator is too old. The highest system definition I can find is 17,1. I will try to find the newest copy and see if it has hardware information for the 18,x definitions. LMHmedchem
  12. Hello, I have largely completed a High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G5019) setup with the following components, CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 3.7 GHz MOBO: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming WiFi RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V 2x8GB DDR4 SDRAM F4-2400C15D-16GVR GPU: XFX Radeon RX 570 8GB RS Black Edition RX-570P8DBD6 OS/Apps drive: SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 250GB PCIe Gen3. X4 NVMe SSD MZ-V7E250BW Project drive: SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 250GB PCIe Gen3. X4 NVMe SSD MZ-V7E250BW Archive drive: Seagate Barracuda 4TB 5400 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive ST4000DM004 PSU: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Power Supply SSR-650RM Optical: Lite-On DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS124-14 Card reader: Rosewill RDCR-11004 5.25" Data Hub CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro H110i 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CW-9060026-WW Case: FSP CMT230 ATX Mid Tower PC Computer Gaming Case Monitor: LG 32MP58HQ-P Black 31.5" FHD IPS Widescreen LED Backlight Monitor The above components are working with the exception of the motherboard rear panel red USB 3.1 Gen-2 jack. Also, in order to keep the number of USB ports below 15, some of the blue USB 3.1 Gen-1 jacks do not have both a USB2 and USB3 port assigned to them. I have not tested the network card yet as I don't have an internet connection in my shop. Soon I will test the internet connection and also download a new version of Logic Pro from iTunes. Before I do this, I want to make sure that my SMBIOS is set up correctly. I have read through this guide, Generate your own Hackintosh Serial Number and I have some questions. 1. What is the most appropriate system definition for my hardware Currently, my system definition is set to iMac 18,3. I have no idea if that is the best definition or not, or what the difference is. I read that I should go to everymac and find the system there that is closest match to my hardware. I have looked at that site I have no idea how to determine which model is the best match. 2. This system has never been on the internet, so I don't have an iCloud account. Do I need to set one up? I don't know if I will ever use iMessage or iCloud on this system or not. 3. The link for the bash script simpleMLB.sh that is mentioned in some of these guides is dead (404). There seem to be several versions of this now. There is macserial and there is MacGen, but neither of these appear to be a bash script like ones mentioned in the guide. The simpleMLB.sh script seems to be available, but is marked as depreciated. I'm not sure if the version at the link is the correct version since it is not at the original link location. I have also read that you can leave the MLB value blank. 4. Will I run into any trouble buying from iTunes if I don't get the serial number and SMBIOS settings correct? Can someone here help with these questions? Thanks, LMHmedchem
  13. Hello, I am finishing up a build to run Logic Pro X. I have most of the installations issues resolved and am down to audio. Audio is obviously critically important here because this is an audio editing box. Audio input will come through two USB 2 DI devices; a Tascam US-1800, and a Line 6 Tone Port KB37. The motherboard is a GA z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming WiFi, which uses the Realtek ALC1220 codec. I don't actually know if there are separate codecs associated with the DI hardware or software. As said, this will run into Logic Pro X and the installation is High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65). I need advice on how to proceed with audio. At the moment, I have VoodooHDA installed using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. That was easy to do and has my CD player working through a set of Boston Acoustics amplified speakers connected to the rear panel 1/8" headphone jack. The sound through that setup is very nice. I have no idea about the DI IO through USB and how the different audio options will handle that. Are there any suggestions from users here? What is the typical approach for audio editing rigs? My general understanding is that AppleALC can give better results, but may be more difficult to set up than VoodooHDA. It is unclear to me what the difference is between AppleALC and AppleHDA. The audio on this needs to work very well and be very stable. I probably won't be regularly updating the OS once it is set up, so maintaining the HDA through updates is probably not a major consideration. Can both VoodooHDA and AppleALC or AppleHDA be installed at the same time in a setup where I can choose which to use after the OS is booted? If not, can someone let me know the best way to alternate among the options for testing, such as with multiple Config.plist files selected at Clover boot? Let me know if it is useful to post Config.plist or other debug information. LMHmedchem
  14. Hello, I have spent allot of time trying to get to a 10.13.6 install set up because it seems as if there is no place where the full final 10.13.6 (17G5019) full installer can be downloaded. I ended up having to use a 10.13.1 installer followed by the 10.13.6 Combo update to get to 10.13.6 (17G65). If anyone knows how to download the full installer, please let me know. The app store just gives me the 18MB installer. The system has as EVGA GTX 1050 and the installation was made with the bios set to use the 1050 and the HDMI cable plugged into the video card port. Everything works reasonable well after the install with the exception of graphic artifacts that appear here and there as expected until the proper drivers are installed. As far as I understand, I implemented all of the steps to prepare for the web drive install. -> enabled SIP and restart -> Clover Configurator > Config.plist > Sections > Boot > nv_disable=1, unchecked -> Clover Configurator > Config.plist > Sections > Graphics > Inject Intel, unchecked -> Clover Configurator > Config.plist > Sections > System Parameters > Nvidia Web, checked -> Clover Configurator > Config.plist > save -> there is no file /EFI/Clover/Drivers64UEFI/OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi -> there is no file /EFI/Clover/Drivers64UEFI/OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi -> EmuVariableUefi was not selected in Install Drivers -> /System/Library/Extensions/Lilu.kext exists -> /System/Library/Extensions/WhateverGreen.kext exists I installed WebDriver-387.10.10.10.40.105.pkg as this is the correct driver for my build number. The installation proceeded without error and I rebooted my system. The system comes up normally to the login screen. At the login screen, the keyboard and mouse are not functional. I have unplugged and replugged both devices with no change. I have both devices in other jacks with no change. Both devices worked perfectly before installing the web driver. I have attached the debug files created by black.dragon74's gen_debug script in case that is useful. The debug files were taken right before I installed the web drivers after the preparation was done. Once the drivers are installed, I can't get login. I don't know how to get the debug files after the driver install unless someone tells me how to get into the system. I have seen posts from users with the same motherboard and CPU and a GTX1060 or GTX1070, so I would expect I should be able to get this going. At any rate, I bought the components under the impression that they were compatible with High Sierra. LMHmedchem debug_9403.zip
  15. Hello, I have a friend who uses Logic Pro 9 for his home recording studio. He has a an older iMac with 8GB of RAM that cannot be upgraded. 8GB RAM places limitations on what he can do with the software but a newer iMac is out of his price range. I have built PCs for years, so I thought I would look into the specs for an Intel based system that could run OSX and Logic Pro 9. I am thinking that running OSX in a VM would not provide the required performance. Please let me know if I am not right about that. In the past I have looked at an OSX compatible system using a Gigabyte board, but that has been quit a while ago (Wolfdale, socket 775) so I need to start fresh. I would be looking at skylake or kaby lake. As far as details go details, I need to put together a hardware list, accumulate the necessary drivers, and find a place to buy the software that I need a license for. If someone here can give me some pointers or direct me to a good place to start looking, I would appreciate it. It would also be great to get some advice from someone who uses Logic Pro and can comment on hardware utilization. Is it helpful to have more than 4 cores, or is the max GHz per core more important? How much RAM is too much, especially since RAM can cost double the combined CPU and motherboard cost? Thoughts on a sound card, other peripherals,etc. Thanks for the input, LMHmedchem
  16. This is the final list that I ordered, CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 3.7 GHz LGA 1151 ($340) MOBO: Gigabyte Z370 AORUS ULTRA GAMING WIFI LGA 1151 Intel ATX ($140) RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V 2x8GB DDR4 2400 F4-2400C15D-16GVR ($105) OS drive: SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 250GB SSD MZ-V7E250BW ($78) data drive: SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 250GB M.2 SSD MZ-V7E250BW ($78) archive drive: Seagate BarraCuda ST4000DM004 4TB SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD ($85) optical: Lite-On DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS124-14 ($14) PSU: SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W ATX12V 80 PLUS GOLD Modular PSU ($75) GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 SC GAMING 03G-P4-6153-KR 3GB GDDR5 ($120) case: FSP CMT230 ATX Mid Tower PC Computer Gaming Case ($65) card reader: Rosewill RDCR-11004 5.25" Data Hub ($27) CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro H110i 280mm CPU Cooler CW-9060026-WW ($110) fan control: Sunbeam Rheosmart 3 Fan Controller ($17) display: LG 32MP58HQ-P 31.5" FHD IPS Widescreen LED Backlight Monitor ($170) This comes to right around $1450 after $40 in in-store rebates and two extended warranties. I always get an extended warranty for the motherboard and display. Those are the two components that are most likely to have an issue that isn't immediately apparent. The EW lets me just take them back to the store and get a new one if there is any issue and I pay the extra $18 for the convenience. This even covers dead pixels in the monitor that aren't covered by the factory warranty. I went with the i7 8700K because of this article, http://www.scanproaudio.info/2018/10/19/intels-i9-9900k-and-the-coffee-lake-refresh/ that clearly shows that DAW software requires as many threads as possible to work efficiently. The i7 was only $100 more than the i5 and this rig is still less than 1/2 the price of a comparable iMac, which wouldn't have the M.2 SSDs, a 4TB archive drive, proper cooling, or a 32" display. I am still interested to know if anyone uses a third party sound card with one of these systems. I will post back when I have it together. LMHmedchem
  17. After some modifications, this is my current build list. This will run Logic Pro 10 under MacOS High Sierra. CPU: Intel Core i5-8600K Coffee Lake Hexacore 3.6 GHz LGA 1151 ($220) MOBO: Gigabyte Z370 AORUS ULTRA GAMING WIFI LGA 1151 ATX ($155) RAM: G.SKILL Sniper X 2x8GB DDR4 3000 F4-3000C16D-16GSXFB ($130) OS drive: SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 250GB PCIe Gen3. X, NVMe SSD ($88) data drive: SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 250GB PCIe Gen3. X, NVMe SSD ($88) archive drive: WD Blue 4TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s WD40EZRZ ($98) optical: Lite-On DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS124-14 ($20) PSU: SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W 80 PLUS GOLD Modular PSU ($70) case: FSP CMT230 ATX Mid Tower PC Computer Gaming Case ($70) card reader: Rosewill RDCR-11004 5.25" Data Hub ($27) CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro H110i CW-9060026-WW 280mm ($75) fan control: Sunbeam Rheosmart 3 Fan Controller ($17) monitor: LG 32MP58HQ-P Black 31.5" FHD IPS LED Backlight Monitor ($170) After a $30 microcenter rebate, this comes to just under $1200. At the moment, there is not a video card in the build. Is there a problem in using the onboard video? If so, I would probably add an Nvidia 1050 which goes for about $130. There may need to be dual monitors at some point but I'm not sure. This is for sound editing not video editing. -Does anyone see anything here that will not work, such as the card reader or optical? -Is 16GB enough RAM for Logic Pro 10? -Will there be any issues booting from the NVMe SSD drive? -Is a third party sound card useful for sound editing purposes? Thanks for all the advice. LMHmedchem
  18. After some reading, I have come up with this as a starting point, CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 Kaby Lake 3.4 GHz LGA 1151 ($189) MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-H270M-DS3H rev. 1.0 H270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX ($90) RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Redline 2x8GB DDR4 3000 MRA4U300JJJM8GX2 ($132) OS Drive: SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 250GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 SSD MZ-V6E250BW ($125) Archive Drive: WD Blue 4TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive WD40EZRZ ($118) PSU: SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular ($70) GPU: EVGA GeForce GT 710 DirectX 12 02G-P3-3713-KR 2GB 64-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 ($60) Case: DIYPC Cuboid-B Black USB 3.0 Gaming Micro-ATX Mid Tower ($50) Monitor: LG 32MP58HQ-W 31.5" FHD IPS Widescreen LED Backlight Monitor 5ms 1920x1080, 60 Hz ($200) After a $30 Microcenter rebate, the above comes to $1004. Can anyone see any issues with this as a parts list? I have a few other questions if anyone can help. Does a rig like this need a motherboard with thunderbolt video output and a thunderbolt monitor? This is very important as it completely changes the price structure. Are there any other suggestions about the video card and monitor? I would really like to add a second m.2 SSD for current project files but there aren't any Gigabyte H270 boards listed at newegg that have 2x m.2 slots. Can someone recommend another board? Otherwise I would need to go ATX. Is there anyone who uses Logic Pro who can tell me if there is an advantage to going with an i7 hyper-threading chip over the i5 listed above? Does it make sense to wait a bit until the new Intel hexacore chips come out in October or is the i5 quad above plenty of CPU? Not every application is multi-threaded to use every available core. This rig has 16GB of RAM, will Logic Pro utilize more than that if it is available? RAM is so expensive now that I don't want to waste budget on RAM if the software is not set up to use it. I am not sure about a sound card. I would guess Logic Pro could run off of the onboard card but if there are advantages to using an aftermarket card, I would appreciate advice on that. Thanks, LMHmedchem
  19. Hello, I have a friend who used Logic Pro 9 for his home recording studio. He has a an older iMac with 8GB of RAM that cannot be upgraded. 8GB RAM places significant limitations on what he can do with the software but a newer iMac is out of his price range. I have built PCs for years, so I thought I would look into the specs for an Intel based system that could run OSX and Logic Pro 9. I am thinking that running OSX in a VM would not provide the required performance. Please let me know if I am not right about that. In the past I have looked a OSX compatible system using a Gigabyte board, but that has been quit a while ago (Wolfdale, socket LGA 775) so I need to start fresh. If someone here can point me to the proper forum in which to post such a topic, I would appreciate it. As far as details go details, I need to put together a basic hardware list, accumulate the necessary drivers, and find a place to buy the software that I need a license for. Thanks for the input, LMHmedchem
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