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About morpheousman

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  1. Well, glad all is well. Just wanted to mention that I have flashed bios on these many times without windows installed. I use Hiren's boot CD, load Mini-XP, C&P bios file from usb drive to desktop, then flash bios. 5 minutes or less, start to finish.
  2. Yeah, I was wondering more people from High Sierra Guide have not migrated to this thread, but i think you answered that question. I have been using Optiplex 790, and 990 for 2 years now, and have not had to deal with some of the issues people have been having with the older models.
  3. Yeah, for the money, an SSD is probably the best bang for the buck for added performance. Not sure why it is not being detected on each boot. No issues at all with the 3 that I have.
  4. Check your bios settings. If you start the computer, press F2, go into bios settings. Is the Hard Drive listed in the bios? Did you change the Drive settings from Sata to AHCI? Hard drive checked as a boot device?
  5. I do not use NULLCPUPowerManagement.kext. I do use AppleIntelCPUM option in Clover. Maybe not always needed with a compatible smbios, but I use it, or I get a panic. According to WiKi Page... AppleIntelCPUPM <key>AppleIntelCPUPM</key> <true/> AsusAICPUPM key was renamed to AppleIntelCPUPM. Some vendors, like ASUS, restrict the use of MSR register 0xE2 in their power management module to ReadOnly. On Sandy/Ivy Bridge systems the kext AppleIntelCpuPowerManagement will try to write to this register and cause a kernel panic. This patch will eliminate the kext's write operations.
  6. Pretty trouble free install to 10.13.4. Takes 2 or 3 seconds longer to boot now. Time for a faster CPU. lol Was surprised that nightshift was still working without edits.
  7. Q9550 - $32 Optiplex 790 i5 Core - $95 Worth an extra $30 for quad core upgrade? Just my opinion, no.
  8. My 790 was doing the same when I first got it. Solution was in the bios settings. I cannot remember which one it was at this moment, but I found it with a google search. It was doing the restart with Windows and Mac OSX. Also, make sure your bios is up to date.
  9. My 790 has an i7 Core CPU, and I think I paid about $190 for that almost 2 years ago now. The HD5450 Graphics card was $20 after a $10 rebate. Throw in a Solid State Hard Drive, a nice 27" Monitor, and, according to a couple of my buddies, its every bit as functional as their iMacs. I have about $450 in my 790 i7 Core, but wiithout the SSD, and getting the i5 core, which is still a fast CPU, you could put one together for about $300 - $350, and thats including a decent monitor. You can't beat that.
  10. I started with an Optiplex 760 a few years back, I think it was with Mountain Lion. Then I got an Optiplex 780, which is not a whole lot different, I think maybe just the chipset. Now I have an Optiplex 790, and 990, and I would highly recommend to anyone just starting out to get a 790 or 990. With 790 SFF i5 cores going on eBay for about $110 US, I wouldn't be considering the older models myself. That's just my opinion. One thing to keep your older 755, 760 and 780's going, and maybe another if your just starting out. Just a matter of personal choice, but I sold both my 780's and upgraded. It's nice to have a little more CPU Power, and to not have to worry about rolling back kexts.
  11. You missed my attempt at making a joke. Not, does sleep work with your computer? But... Because your answer was so fast, Do you sleep with your computer? <<< Take computer with you to bed? lol
  12. That was a quick answer. Do you sleep with your computer. lol Thank you!
  13. @Chriss1111, Are you using a custom SSDT with your 790, or just using the inject AppleIntelCPUM in clover in Clover? Just checking some details on my installs, and realized that, like a dummy, i was still using NullCpuPower kext. i7-core seems to be running a little more efficiently now.