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  1. After I recently upgraded (fresh install) to High Sierra I am getting strang serial output from clover as it loads. I think it is filesystem related but I do not know. Clover loads fine and High Sierra loads and runs fine but I was wondering what it is and if it can be removed. There is a short video of the output here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/855x3gt8b0f58co/Output clover.m4v?dl=0 config.plis attached. Thank you in advance :-) config.plist
  2. JohnFante

    Corrupted boot menu after monitor upgrade

    VICTORY!! I got the card with the bad flash working again. And got the correct UEFI Bios from Sapphire (big thumps up to their support. Very fas and service minded!). I have flashed with the new UEFI BIOS. Changed to Windows 8 and set it to never to remove CSM and now the menu problem is gone :-D Clear and sharp Clover menu in 2560x1440. Thank you so much for all you help and good advice!
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    Corrupted boot menu after monitor upgrade

    Found the same guide searching so I will give that i go during the week. Thank you :-) When the intel gpu is enabled I can turn off CSM and it boots extremely quickly and in full 2560x1440.
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    Corrupted boot menu after monitor upgrade

    I have a backup of my BIOS and I am quite confident I will get it up and running again. Just need to get into Windows with the card installed and not be in safe mode :-) When I flashed (flash went well) and rebooted the screen was just black and nothing happen. Apparently the card did not initialize and since I did not have my built in graphics card enabled at the time it just halted. I then switched to the card that worked, enabled intel and got things running. Everytime i boot windows with the card installed (running from the built in intel) and it is not in safemode the system crashed. When you are in safemode you can not use admin rights and then I can not reflash. To do that I need to make a install Windows 10 install USB and that I can first do at easter. Bit busy schedule at the moment :-) I will try asking for a new bios at the Sapphire forum. I am rather sure this is UEFI related/graphics card related since there was no menu corruption in clover when I used the internal intel graphics card. I have not changed anything in my BIOS. I had allready done the load optimized defaults when I installed Sierra. I will try to get a hold of a newer/correct BIOS from Sapphire and see if that helps. I am running the latest BIOS on my mobo. I will get back to you when I have news :-) Once again than you for all your help. Much appreciated!
  5. JohnFante

    Corrupted boot menu after monitor upgrade

    Well I tried flashing one of my cards with a newer BIOS . https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/?architecture=&manufacturer=Sapphire&model=R9+270X&version=&interface=&memType=&memSize=4096&since= That did not go well . My computer will not boot with the new BIOS and I can only boot windows in safe mode (with output from the built in Intel) where I can not use ATI flash since it needs admin rights and you can not use admin rights in safe mode .... I now have to make an Windows 10 install USB and use that to boot with admin rights and then - hopefully - flash the card back ... and I will not have time to do that before easter. However I am pretty sure that my problem is UEFI-related. When I boot from the internal intel GPU there are no graphic corruption in clover. Looks fine. So I am more or less stuck where I am. No my focus is on getting my card up and running and then we will see. Thank you once again!
  6. JohnFante

    Corrupted boot menu after monitor upgrade

    Thank you :-) I have tested the top card and it is not UEFI and the BIOS version is not the latest. I will check the other card tomorrow. I really appreciate all your help :-D
  7. JohnFante

    Corrupted boot menu after monitor upgrade

    This is a bit strange. When I select Windows 8 and disable CSM support in the BIOS everything looks fine. Then I save and exit and the system reboots but when I go into the BIOS to double check that the settings are as they should be CSM is turned on again!?! As far as I can see my card does not have a button to select between the different BIOS's. On the manufactures webpage is says that it supports both. http://www.sapphiretech.com/productdetial.asp?pid=524951DE-D0A8-44F4-ABD9-ABCE79A16F73&lang=eng Strange .... UPDATE: Apparently that is what is supposed to happend if the cards GPU is not set to UEFI boot. I will look at my GPU more closely. Will get bavk!
  8. JohnFante

    Corrupted boot menu after monitor upgrade

    I have set the bios to "Other OS". That should be the same as disabling CSM. Or? In short I followed the guide at TonyMac: I have attached a screenshot of the drivers I have installed. Last but not least I have put my specs in my signature.
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    Corrupted boot menu after monitor upgrade

    Well changing to 1.1 fixed the clover issue it but at the same time created another problem. When changing to stream 1.1 from 1.2 it locks the resolution to 1900x1100 in Sierra. I did not notice at first but it did. Changing to 1.2 got it up to 2560x1440 again but that gave me back my clover menu problem. More on that later. Thank you for checking my config. Sorry about posting the complete file. Saw the code function and went with it :-) I do not know why it was injecting Intel. I have disabled that in the BIOS. I have also removed it in config via clover configurator. Did not make any difference but good to have it fixed. :-) Regarding the resolution. I have now set the resolution to 2560x1440 in clover configurator as suggested and it is changed in the config file. Everything should be fine. However when I boot clover is stuck to 1600x1200 no matter what I resolution I try in clover configurator and config. See screenshot. I have also tried resetting NVRAM. Both via F11 and via terminal in Sierra but with no changes. So again I think we are back to some kind of clover issue. I have not taken out one of my graphics cards. I will maybe try that later.
  10. JohnFante

    Corrupted boot menu after monitor upgrade

    Found the solution. I changed the DisplayPort-stream on the monitor from the default 1.2 to 1.1. The screenshot is from the monitor manual. Apparently my GPU and Clover does not like 1.2. I have two Sapphire R9 270X in crossfire: http://www.sapphiretech.com/productdetial.asp?pid=524951DE-D0A8-44F4-ABD9-ABCE79A16F73&lang=eng Can not find any info on their max DP stream but apparently it is 1.1 when combined with Clover. No matter what. Thank you for all your help, and if you have any suggestions for my config.plist I would be glad to hear them :-)
  11. JohnFante

    Corrupted boot menu after monitor upgrade

    The problem also happens with the BGM-theme. It happens with all the themes I have tried. I have also tried booting from a freshly installed High Sierra install USB to see if this was related to something in my configuration/version of Clover but the problem is the same. Below is my config.plist with the serials etc. deleted. I have not changed anything in it besides changing the resolution in clover (and that does not change anything) and telling it not to scan for legacy drives. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>ACPI</key> <dict> <key>DSDT</key> <dict> <key>Debug</key> <false/> <key>DropOEM_DSM</key> <false/> <key>Name</key> <string>DSDT.aml</string> <key>ReuseFFFF</key> <false/> </dict> <key>SSDT</key> <dict> <key>DropOem</key> <false/> <key>Generate</key> <dict> <key>APLF</key> <true/> <key>APSN</key> <true/> <key>CStates</key> <false/> <key>PStates</key> <false/> <key>PluginType</key> <true/> </dict> </dict> </dict> <key>Boot</key> <dict> <key>Arguments</key> <string>dart=0</string> <key>Debug</key> <false/> <key>DefaultVolume</key> <string>Sierra</string> <key>Legacy</key> <string>PBR</string> <key>Secure</key> <false/> <key>Timeout</key> <integer>3</integer> <key>XMPDetection</key> <false/> </dict> <key>CPU</key> <dict> <key>UseARTFrequency</key> <false/> </dict> <key>Devices</key> <dict> <key>Audio</key> <dict> <key>Inject</key> <string>1</string> </dict> <key>FakeID</key> <dict> <key>ATI</key> <string>0x0</string> <key>IMEI</key> <string>0x0</string> <key>IntelGFX</key> <string>0x0</string> <key>LAN</key> <string>0x0</string> <key>NVidia</key> <string>0x0</string> <key>SATA</key> <string>0x0</string> <key>WIFI</key> <string>0x0</string> <key>XHCI</key> <string>0x0</string> </dict> <key>USB</key> <dict> <key>FixOwnership</key> <false/> <key>Inject</key> <false/> </dict> </dict> <key>DisableDrivers</key> <array> <string>Nothing</string> </array> <key>GUI</key> <dict> <key>Hide</key> <array> <string>\EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI</string> <string>Windows</string> </array> <key>Language</key> <string>en:0</string> <key>Mouse</key> <dict> <key>DoubleClick</key> <integer>500</integer> <key>Enabled</key> <true/> <key>Mirror</key> <false/> <key>Speed</key> <integer>8</integer> </dict> <key>Scan</key> <dict> <key>Entries</key> <true/> <key>Legacy</key> <false/> <key>Linux</key> <true/> <key>Tool</key> <true/> </dict> <key>ScreenResolution</key> <string>1600x900</string> <key>Theme</key> <string>BGM</string> </dict> <key>Graphics</key> <dict> <key>Inject</key> <dict> <key>ATI</key> <false/> <key>Intel</key> <true/> <key>NVidia</key> <false/> </dict> <key>NvidiaSingle</key> <false/> </dict> <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key> <dict> <key>AppleIntelCPUPM</key> <true/> <key>AppleRTC</key> <true/> <key>Debug</key> <false/> <key>KernelCpu</key> <false/> <key>KernelLapic</key> <false/> <key>KernelPm</key> <true/> <key>KernelXCPM</key> <false/> <key>KextsToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>External icons patch</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> RXh0ZXJuYWw= </data> <key>InfoPlistPatch</key> <false/> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleAHCIPort</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> SW50ZXJuYWw= </data> </dict> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>10.9-10.12-AppleHDA/Realtek ALC1150</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> ixnUEQ== </data> <key>InfoPlistPatch</key> <false/> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleHDA</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> AAnsEA== </data> </dict> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>10.12-AppleHDA/Realtek ALC...</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> ihnUEQ== </data> <key>InfoPlistPatch</key> <false/> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleHDA</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> AAAAAA== </data> </dict> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>AppleHDA/Resources/xml&gt;zml</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> eG1sLnps </data> <key>InfoPlistPatch</key> <false/> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleHDA</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> em1sLnps </data> </dict> </array> </dict> <key>RtVariables</key> <dict> <key>BooterConfig</key> <string>0x28</string> <key>CsrActiveConfig</key> <string>0x3</string> </dict> <key>SMBIOS</key> <dict> <key>BiosReleaseDate</key> <string>09/03/2013</string> <key>BiosVendor</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>BiosVersion</key> <string>IM142.88Z.0118.B00.1309031249</string> <key>Board-ID</key> <string>Mac-27XXXXXXXXXXXXXX</string> <key>BoardManufacturer</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>BoardType</key> <integer>10</integer> <key>ChassisAssetTag</key> <string>iMac-Aluminum</string> <key>ChassisManufacturer</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>ChassisType</key> <string>13</string> <key>Family</key> <string>iMac</string> <key>Manufacturer</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>ProductName</key> <string>iMac14,2</string> <key>SerialNumber</key> <string>XXXXXXXXXXXXXX</string> <key>Trust</key> <false/> <key>Version</key> <string>1.0</string> </dict> <key>SystemParameters</key> <dict> <key>InjectKexts</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>InjectSystemID</key> <true/> </dict> </dict> </plist>
  12. JohnFante

    Corrupted boot menu after monitor upgrade

    Yes the bottum of the monitor looks like that. At first I connected the GPU via a displayport (GPU) to minidisplayport (monitor) cable that came with the monitor. I have just tried a standard displayport (gpu) to displayport (monitor) cable. The problem was the same. BIOS (or EFI to be precise) boot screen looks fine. Then it comes to clover. Looks as above. Then Sierra starts booting and at first the picture is twisted as with clover but then it changes and looks sharp. I can make a video if you want. As mentioned the problem was not there with a DVI (gpu) to HDMI (monitor) cable. I will try tomorrow with a HDMI (GPU) to HDMI (monitor) cable. Strange problem. But thank you very much for your help so far :-)
  13. JohnFante

    Corrupted boot menu after monitor upgrade

    Found a solution. Changing port on the GPU solved the problem. I was running DisplayPort (GPU) to Mini DisplayPort (monitor). I changed that to DVI output on the GPU to a HDMI input on the monitor and now the clover menu looks fine. Now the "problem" is that only DisplayPort on the monitor supports FreeSync. I am running a Radeon R9 270X (two in crossfire to be precise) GPU. I will try some more of the advise above to see if it solves the problem on DisplayPort.
  14. JohnFante

    Corrupted boot menu after monitor upgrade

    Thank you for all the good advice. I will test tonight! :-) The problem happens both with the TonyMac-theme and the BGM-theme so I do not think it is a theme-problem but I will check others tonight. Thanks again!
  15. I just upgraded my monitor to a ASUSMG279 144mhz. monitor. Now my clover bootmenu looks garbled like attached. I have tried changing the screen resolution but with no succes. No issue at all when Sierra (and windows and linux) has booted. Just clover. Running latest version 4411. Any suggestions?
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