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About NetBladeZ

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  1. How to improve boot time? (Video inside)

    Cool, so tell us what could be wrong then..
  2. So what are we suppose to be looking at?
  3. How to improve boot time? (Video inside)

    1. What was your install method? 2. Have you done your DSDT and SSDT yet? I stopped using Chameleon because it took a long time to boot. I am on Clover UEFI now. Having said that, I'd suggest you don't do a -f in your boot sequence. One thing I always do is to remove all the kexts that I won't use. Especially the ATi ones if I am using a Nvidia card. Here's my boot up video, not the fastest but it's good enough. Therefore remove the -v from the boot up. It slows it down albeit a little, still makes a difference.
  4. Z77X-UD3H Rev 1.0 Yosemite Build

    Hi BigBen, I'm Ben too haha. anyway.. Are you on Clover as well? I am wondering if my cpu mobo is running the way it should..
  5. Clover bootloader: Windows doesn't boot

    What happens when you try to load the EFI.. jumps back to Clover Boot?
  6. Completed my rig! Thanks InsanelyMac for your valuable resources and extremely helpful people! Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 2.41.10 pm.tiff
  7. Well, this is what I did: STEP 1 A. 1. Formatted my 4TB Hard Drive - Partition, GUID, Mac Extended. Named It OSX. STEP 2 A. 1. Downloaded Clover Clover_v2k_r3050 2. Launched The Installer 3. Set Install Path to to OSX 4. Used UEFI booting only 5. Install Clover in the ESP 6. Drivers64UEFI - EmuVariableUefi-64 Checked - OsxAptioFixDrv-64 Checked B. 1. After the install, the EFI Volume appears on desktop. ​ 2. I went into EFI/Clover/Kexts/10.10/ 3. I copied the following kexts into the 10.10 folder (just to ensure it boots well for installation) - FakeSMC.kext - lspcidrv.kext - NullCPUPowerManagement.kext C. Created the Yosemite Installer USB ( this one is pretty common ) D. Set my Z77X-UD3H to only boot UEFI and specifically to boot from my 4TB HDD E. Boot up via the HDD, but boot the USB Installer instead - Did the setup - Booted up with npc=0x2000 PCIRootUID=1 Works for my Z77X-UD3H Rev 1.0 perfectly(well almost) Audio is now on VoodooHDA .. will find a way to work around it. USB 3.0, I still need to run the GenericUSBXHCI.kext but no big deal.. It sleeps, wake by pressing power button. Geek bench now shows Single Core: 4203 Multi-Core 14904
  8. OSX Yosemite - Console No Messages

    Did a full UEFI reinstall using Clover, everything works now. Sleep works, just need to press the power button to wake.
  9. OSX Yosemite - Console No Messages

    Thanks for the reply, issue is, there isn't an asl.db somehow
  10. Hi guys, My console is not showing any messages, what could be wrong?
  11. Haha fixed it. Now I simply just need to familiarise myself with clover. I am now running on Clover My rig still wouldn't sleep and the benchmarks are lower than before. Ow yeah, regarding the USB and the booting issue, i found out that out of my many thumb drives, some simply won't work as a bootable device. Managed to find one that actually works
  12. I actually have it printed and blinded into a beautiful book. Somehow, I can't even get the boot usb to boot. I'll try again on a fresh hard disk.. thanks m8.. hope to chat with you one day.. cheers!
  13. I need to get back into the feel of things, I agree, personally I never liked Chimera and such. I tried to use clover recently but failed miserably to get it up. Would you be so kind as to rescue me from this chimera curse and join the light side to use Clover?
  14. Hi everyone, Been awhile since I last post up anything. My Rig: Mobo: Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H Rev 1.0 Firmware F18 16GB RAM CPU : i7 3770K RAM : G.Skill 8GB x 2 Storage : Hitachi harddrives (1x 4TB 1x 1TB 1x 2TB) I have just finalised my installation of Yosemite 1. via Chameleon BootLoader. 2. Used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to setup basic drivers. 3. Installed nVidia WEB drivers for my Nvidia 980GTX 4. Edited mt DSDT and SSDT via MaciASL via tips posted by PimentelX86 3. Removed fakesmc and NullCPUPowermanagement kext files to be as vanilla as possible. 4. Added DropSSDT with YES to startup. 4. Added -xcpm to my startup What works: Pretty much everything : 1. Graphics - I believe my card isn't running at its best but its fast enough for my work and games for sure. 2. CPU performance - its snappy but I believe I need to seek some advice from you guys to get the CPU to work at its best. I am using a G19 Keyboard with the display, when I run my benchmarks or do any 3D rendering, its like on 90% on max. Not at 100% 3. Audio works well after installing the latest VoodooHDA 2.87 don't need to even adjust anything from info.plist! 4. USB 3.0 works Natively, don't need any special kexts. 5. Internal Network Card Works What doesn't: 1. Sleep. It does not sleep, i can hear the hard drives park, but thats it. It can shut down, but takes quite a while to do so. 2. CUDA for nVidia does not seem to register, then again, web drivers and technically GTX980 does not exist to real macs(yet) Anyone with success with the sleep functionality for this board? Kind regards, BladeZ
  15. Friends, I have a EP45-U3DR(XFX GTS250), installed with Kakewalk and a legit Snow Leopard 10.6.3 After I did a direct update to 10.6.7 from 10.6.5, I noticed for myself, where my Counter Strike Source use to run around 160FPS now dips to 30 - 40 FPS. X-Plane pretty much unplayable. I read from reviews and complaints by users all over who spoke of their bad experience with Warcraft and Star Craft. Here is what I did which brought fun back to my Mac: 1. Access System Profiler, noticed my RAM was 1100Mhz which should have been 800Mhz 2. Accessed by BIOS and checked my RAM Settings, set most of the RAM settings to Auto Boot back into Mac, and immediately noticed that my GFX speed is back. I'll post something more later.. NetBladeZ