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  1. How do you apply this patch? What do I need to do? I haven't applied these kinds of patches before.
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    (Guide) GA-X58A-UD3R v2 -> 10.13.3 High Sierra

    Well I finally managed to get my bootable drive working, I was missing the FakeSMC file which I swore I had! It's launching the installer. However, I'm not seeing my HDDs in disk utility, so I can't format them and can't install anything :S. After searching around on google, I can't find anyone else with a similar problem, well I couldn't find a solution for the problem. Everyone seems to think it's a hardware fault, which it isn't since BIOS and windows see these drives just fine. I do see my SSD on there which has windows installed on it so that's no good to me but it's a good start I suppose. It's NTFS formatted, just like the drive that I'm trying to install MacOS onto. But that doesn't seem to matter.Well I finally managed to get my bootable drive working. It's launching the installer. However, I'm not seeing my HDDs in disk utility, so I can't format them and can't install anything :S. After searching around on google, I can't find anyone else with a similar problem, well I couldn't find a solution for the problem. Everyone seems to think it's a hardware fault, which it isn't since BIOS and windows see these drives just fine. I do see my SSD on there which has windows installed on it so that's no good to me. It's NTFS formatted, just like the drive that I'm trying to install MacOS onto. But that doesn't seem to matter.
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    Generating DSDT to use on Hackintosh

    Can you trust the DSDT that is created with DSDT editor for windows?
  4. I'm definitely not 100% sure it's the motherboard. Just suspecting it's the case. When I was overclocking my i7 930, I got it stable at 4Ghz @ 200 bclock then started playing around with it (I tried to go down to 3.8Ghz to reduce temps a bit and something happened (not magic smoke) but basically I tested the 4Ghz overclock for an hour on both OCCT and Prime95 and they were both stable for an hour but after playing around and trying to go for 3.8Ghz with different bclock, the computer became totally unstable even at low overclocks and 4Ghz broke, I literally could only run the comp at stock speeds only. As for my memory, it was working fine at 1600 i.e. 1600/200 so multi of x8 and 1.54v and slightly tighter timings than factory i.e. factory was 9 9 9 ?24?, I got it down to 8 9 8 24. That was 1 hour mem test stable. That's the settings I was using as the upper limit for my memory because I knew my memory was stable at those levels. I have GSkill mem, not ripjaws which I think are the expensive ones, I just have the relatively average ones x6 sticks 12Gb. I was asking for advice on like 4-5 forums about overclocking this chip. None of the advice helped. Nothing that I tried resulted in anything other than no post. I think I got lucky in the sense that I stumbled onto an overclock that worked literally the first stab in the dark that I took and unlucky in the sense that I agree, these chips do seem very easy to overclock, but some part of my system isn't playing nice, can't do much about it unfortunately. I tried everything but nothing worked. 3.84Ghz is good enough for what I need for now. The next step is to get a new computer. I was only extending the life of this current machine by a few years. I'm pretty happy with it to be honest. It does what I need it so I'm just going to stick with it.
  5. Can you trust DSDT created by DSDT Editor?
  6. I didn't want to follow the guide because @ 3.84Ghz, my hottest core was already at 70C. An extra Ghz right off the bat would I feel bust me through the 81C limit of these chips. I don't want to risk it. Bit of an update. I have tried everything and all things point to a MB that is acting up. I was lucky to find any overclock at all. It's stable which is a good thing, but it's the only overclock that I was able to find. Seems I must have damaged the MB when I was overclocking the i7 930. No matter what I tried with the X5670, it wouldn't post. Oh well, better than nothing so I'm not complaining. It's still 2ce as fast as my old setup, so good enough.
  7. What are your core temps like? Mine are a bit all over the place. I have tried applying thermal paste twice. The first time, it wasn't ideal, some bits of the CPU were dry, but the second time, I'm pretty sure I got all of the CPU covered. However, one of my cores is significantly hotter than the others. I'm talking 10 degrees different. I got a similar result both times I tried applying thermal paste. EDIT: Problems with over clocking: I reduced multipliers for my CPU, memory and QPI because I wanted to start playing around with the bclock. It wouldn't post. I had all the power savings modes turned off, so after a CMOS reset, I thought I'll do the same except keep all the power saving modes on as per default. Still no beuno. Still not posting. My uncore is x2 of DRAM i.e 1600 vs 800, so that's all good... hmm... I'm just following the same guides as for i7 930. Is there something I'm missing? EDIT: Thanks TheBloke for the write up, some good tidbits in there. I think ECC is a bit overkill after reading about what it's for.
  8. Yep makes no sense to me either. Clover is definitely not installed anywhere other than my USB. Another question. When you compile DSDT, various errors/warnings pop up. Should I be aware of something in this regard? Should they all be rectified or just ignore these?
  9. TheBloke has redirected me to this thread, so I'll ask my questions here. I have a legacy BIOS but to create my bootable flash drive, I mounted the EFI partition with Clover Configurator and put my EFI folder in there. When I boot up from my flash drive, it boots up Clover. How is this possible?
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    (Guide) GA-X58A-UD3R v2 -> 10.13.3 High Sierra

    This is taken from d00d's thead on DSDT modification: Volcacius d00d replied Volcacius d00d So it seems like you really can't take any short cuts with editing DSDT because the consequences could be quite nasty.
  11. Well I picked up a second hand X5670 as suggested after reading some very encouraging experiences all over the internet. So fingers crossed. Only thing I don't understand. Why do some sites suggest my MB X58A-UD3R Rev 1 doesn't support this CPU, while other sites suggest it will work? Seems like people who have tried it with the Rev 2 at least said it worked, so I'm guessing Rev 1 will also suit? A bit more on topic... it seems that playing around with DSDT comes after the installation of MacOS?
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    (Guide) GA-X58A-UD3R v2 -> 10.13.3 High Sierra

    I've got my system in my signature. It's a rather old comp, certainly not Maxwell in terms of video card. I did have NVidiWeb enabled. But no love. I just now updated my clover, says it's 4411. I didn't change any of the kexts form what they were when I got them. I got my EFI folder from https://hackintosher.com/guides/high-sierra-install-full-guide/ Should be relatively recent I'm hoping. In terms of updating to latest FakeSMC, see above, no changes from the one I d/l above. EDIT: I got past the screen turning off by ticking nv_disable=1 and removing -v. I'm going to try with -v right now. But I am stuck yet again. Now instead of the screen turning off completely, it gets to the next phase of the install and now the whole screen just turns grey. I'm reading that this is a result of FakeFMC not loading. So reading up on this right now. EDIT 2: After adding -v I am now showing the last lines that I see are:" NVDATesla: disabled by nv_disable=1 boot-arg and then I get: kextd stall[0], (240s): 'ApleACPICPU' then this repeats: kextd stall[1], (240s): 'ApleACPICPU' so obviously something has timed out. The research continues. Progressing slowly it seems.
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    (Guide) GA-X58A-UD3R v2 -> 10.13.3 High Sierra

    Thanks TheBloke. I was getting a kernel panic as well, wasn't sure which options to tick to get around it. Looks like FixUSB and FixDarwin worked for me also. Well not entirely. I think I got past the point that I was getting to previously, but I'm still having issues. Now my monitor just turns off and goes into sleep mode. So something to do with the video card I'm guessing. I tried with nvda_drv=1 on and off and the same result, it gets to a certain point in the loading and then the monitor just turns off and I just need to reset my computer. Any ideas what to try next? P.S. I'm trying to install onto a RAID 1 partition, do I need to do anything extra for this?
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    Installation Reboot

    Hi, I'm installing High Sierra on my hackintosh. The comp is old, i7 930, Gigabyte X58A-UD3R and GTX260 with old school BIOS. I'm trying to install onto a RAID 1 Mirror x2HDD setup. I have successfully booted clover and then went to boot from bootable USB on which I have the HS installer and clover EFI. I have -v enabled but it goes too quick to be of any use, not sure how to pause it if it all possible. Basically, it starts running through lines of stuff and then it resets all of a sudden. After the reset, the USB is no longer recognised by the computer and I have to pull it out and put it back in, but I think this last point is largely irrelevant. Is there some way for me to pause the -v to see where the error occurs?
  15. Unfortunately, there are no simple guides out there for Windows. Everything I've tried so far has failed.
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