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  1. If it helps any of the wizards figure this out: I have two systems: 1. Z370 with 8700k + Nvidia GTX 960. I installed 10.13.3 and things work fine. 2. Z270 with 7700k + Nvidia GT 740. On this machine, the graphics lag and suck. I reversed machine #2 to 10.13.2 for now.
  2. new driver on 10.13.3 seems sluggish to me, as it usually does BEFORE installing the web driver. geforce 740. Anyone else?
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    HS on 8700K, Coffee Lake

    I can get this working but am having trouble with Graphics. I am using the HD 630 and while it injects the kaby lake device IDs correctly, I cannot get acceleration. Any ideas? Would editing the device ID in your kext work? I am using 8100. I edited the Coffee630 kext and changed the device ID to match (to 03e918086). I can boot with InjectIntel=true and it does in fact load the Kaby Lake driver device IDs, ig-platform-id, etc. But still no acceleration. Is there anything I'd need to do other than edit the 3e92->3e91 to make your Kext work? Moreover, I used your EFi with few changes on my 8700k build, with my external GPU card removed, and I got perfect Intel graphics with full acceleration. I've tried other methods -- just about every possible method of injecting the ig-platform-id and device id, but no luck on the i3-8100. Bummer, because I can't fit an external GPU in this other HTPC build. I'm considering swapping the i3 for the i5 8400. That shares a device ID with the 8700k, so perhaps that would help. I'd be interested in your thoughts.
  4. Scary! Actually a pretty big turn off, especially to learn it's just because of a minor cost-savings from Intel.
  5. I feel like if you're at 95c and not OCing in Prime95 you probably have a problem w/ how your cooler is installed. Not normal! 1.2v is nothing.
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    Airport - PCIe Half Mini

    Works perfectly. Thanks!
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    Airport - PCIe Half Mini

    DP7 -- another confirmation that we need a new binary patch. I'm sure someone will come along with one. Anyone mind explaining how one figures out how to do this?
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    Airport - PCIe Half Mini

    This patch is still fine on DP5 10.10.
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    OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 to Dev

    In case anyone is curious, this does not add 9-series chipset support. The new intel CPUs in recent macbook pros are not 9-series chips, just bumped up 8-series ones.
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    Mavericks Realtek ALC AppleHDA Audio

    Can someone post the original AppleHDA for 10.9.4. Need the vanilla file, don't want to reinstall
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    Airport - PCIe Half Mini

    I solved my issue by using the BT Firmware Uploader + Your wifi kext. Both are functional now with no issues.
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    Airport - PCIe Half Mini

    Having some issues with this kext. Wifi is pretty reliable. Bluetooth won't recognize my trackpad, particularly in Yosemite. Similar thing happened in Mavericks but I was able to get it to work by loading each kext one at a time and building the caches. Once Mavericks saw the trackpad it was good forever No such luck in Yosemite. Just can't get the damn fool thing loaded. IOREG attached. FWIW I still *see* Bluetooth. And when I remove the kext bluetooth disappears. But it just won't recgonize any devices. Update: AFTER I tooled around in Yosemite my trackpad would also no longer work in Mavericks. Strange. I am able to pair it with my MBP. Any ideas? Admin’s iMac no BT.zip
  13. Replaced my 5th Gen Airport Extreme router with a Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 router (model R7000). Popped an ASUS PCE-AC68 in yesterday on Mavericks. It works OOB, recognized as a Third party card. To get it recognized as Airport Extrem. I had to hex edit /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AirPortBrcm4360.kext/Contents/MacOS/AirPortBrcm4360 and change 30 6B 10 00 00 75 0D to 30 6B 10 00 00 90 90 As others recommended in various posts. In Network Utility, it recognizes the card as 600mbps (over 450 before). However, in System Info -> Wifi, we see: Current Network Information: PHY Mode: 802.11ac BSSID: e4:f4:c6:05:c0:d0 Channel: 161,-1 Country Code: US Network Type: Infrastructure Security: WPA2 Personal Signal / Noise: -45 dBm / -83 dBm Transmit Rate: 405 MCS Index: 7 Transmit rate = 405, which is the same as I get on my other hack with an N card (this is still higher than I got on the old router as the new router is faster). In each case the router is only about 15 feet from the computer, so I don't think it's a signal issue. In comparison, on my Macbook Pro Retina I get transmit rates up to 1035 (usually at 878 however). Which is terrific. Either way, my actual transfer rates are about the same when moving big files around. Anyone have any tips on getting it to recognize at 1300mbps? Or, more importantly, register a higher transfer rate?
  14. I use DVI so I don't know. Also, I can only get full speed using an SSDT for power management. Unfortunately, my system is unstable with a PM SSDT -- even in Mavericks. I think it's a mobo/voltage issue and unrelated to anything else given that SSDT for others work fine and also work fine on my SB & Haswell systems. Even when I use the SSDT and set min clock to 3400 so it locks there but I still get random shut downs. Bummer. Stable as a rock in Mavericks with no SSDT and therefore no PM. Ordered a Asus Z97-Deluxe + 4790k the other day to replace my 6-core. Don't need all 6 scores since I mostly use this for web dev, writing, and statistics. Most stats programs are still single threaded and the one I use that can do multi-core I only paid for 4 cores cause six costs too much (no student discount!). So not really worth it. Otherwise Haswell wins performance for what I use it for. That may change with X99 :-D Soon....
  15. Took me a while to get Yosemite up and running, but I think I'm at a pretty good spot right now. Runs pretty smoothly and is for the most part stable. This should work on all X79 boards. Current Config: Asus Sabertooth X79 -- Bios 4701 (Latest as of June 23 2014) -- Optimized Defaults -> XMP -- CSM disabled / Secure boot = OTHER OS Intel i7 4930k EVGA GTX650 GPU (flashed for UEFI.... email support and they'll send you a BIOS file but you need to use Windows to install it) 32GB Corsair 1866MHz Memory A bunch of SSDs Other stuff (Bluetooth 4 adapter, Wifi PCI adapter, Trackpad, Apple Keyboard) What you'll need: 10.10 Installer bash script (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/298521-easy-yosemite-1010-usb-installer-updated/) Clover v2747 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/) Clover config.plist edited by RampgeDev (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_id=142844) OS X Yosemite DP (from Mac Developer Center) DP2 Patch (see Pike's comments here: http://pikeralpha.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/os-x-v10-10-yosemite-update-1-build-14a261i/) RampageDev X79 DMG (http://rampagedev.wordpress.com/dsdt-downloads/asus-x79/) Mirone AppleHDA edit ALC982 v2 (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/298663-applehda-for-yosemite-dp2/) Pike's ssdtPRgen.sh (https://github.com/Piker-Alpha/ssdtPRGen.sh) MacIASL (http://sourceforge.net/projects/maciasl/) Kext Wizard (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/253395-kext-wizard-easy-to-use-kext-installer-and-more/) HWMonitor (http://sourceforge.net/projects/hwsensors/) I'll assume some familiarity with the hackintosh process. I'll note some dead-ends I took so you can either 1) figure out how to make these methods work; or 2) avoid them. 1. Make your USB. Disk Utility -> Parition -> 1 -> Name it "Install" -> Make sure USB type is GUID. Format. Follow directions here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/298521-easy-yosemite-1010-usb-installer-updated/ 2. Install Clover. Select new USB. Install to ESP/UEFI. DriversUEFI64 -> Check EMUVariable64/AptioFix. You also might need to install HFSPlus.efi instead of VBoxHFS-64.efi (see here: http://rampagedev.wordpress.com/os-x-10-8-mountain-lion/ Step 2 under Clover). I've found that this is not necessary in Yosemite as it was in Mavericks, but I do it anwyay as apparently HFSPlus.efi is faster. YMMV. 3. Go to EFI partition /EFI/CLOVER/ Copy Rampage's edited plist above. Don't use one on his DMG. 4. Load MacIASL. Open up relevant SSDT on Rampage's DMG. Search for HDEF. Change LayoutID from 01 to 04 (explain why later). E.g.: "layout-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 } Save. Copy to /EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/. Now your USB is ready. 5. Navigate to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts. Create directory 10.10. Go to rampage's SSD and copy Kexts for USB, FakeSMC, and IntelLAN. 6. Set BIOS to boot USB. Install. Note: if you installed config.plist correctly, you shouldn't need to do this, but you'll need bootflag npci=0x2000 to boot into installer. 7. On reboot, select your new Installation. (This is different from Mavericks where you need to go into the installer again.) 8. Go through all the setup processes. 9. Install clover again, but this time on your normal HD. Copy config.plist again. Also copy your edited SSD. (Basically do steps 2 through 4 again, just dont edit the SSDT as you already did.) 10. Install FakeSMC/Intel LAN, USB driver again using KextWizard, this time to /System/Library/Extensions. 11. Eject USB, Restart, enter BIOS, select your drive to boot to. Reboot, make sure everything works. 12. You currently have no PM and are stuck at 1.2GHz. (I was.) Run Pike's SSDT generation script. Rename to SSDT-1.aml. Load it in MacIASL and change APLF from 01 to 04 (this fixes being stuck at 1.2 GHz). E.g: Name (APLF, 0x04) Go to terminal. Run "diskutil list". Find the drive your Yosemite install is on and mount EFI partition: "sudo diskutil mount /dev/diskXs1" where X = your drive number. Copy SSDT-1.aml to /EFI/CLOVER/APCI/patched/" 13. Reboot. Install HWMonitor and make sure you're not stuck at 1.2GHz. You should also have working PM now. 14. Install DP2. The download from the Developer Center (at least for me) installed DP1. Using App Store download of Update 1 (DP2) wouldn't install. Instead I downloaded the patch directly and installed. See Pike's instructions in comments here: http://pikeralpha.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/os-x-v10-10-yosemite-update-1-build-14a261i/. Download OSXUpd1010Patch.pkg and install it. Reboot and check System Information -> Software to make sure you are now on 14a261i (I.e., DP2). 15. Install sound. Download mirone's edited kext. Go to System Information -> Audio and make sure the SSDT is injecting Layout 4. Install Mirone's edited kext with Kext Wizard. Fix permissions and rebuild caches. Make sure you rebuild the kernel cache or the kext won't load. 16. Reboot, but add boot flag kext-dev-mode=1 This is necessary because the above Kext won't load otherwise. 17. Check sound works (System Preferences -> Sound -> Output). Now let's add AppleHDA to Kext Exception List so we can avoid kext-dev-mode=1. Go to /S/L/E/. Copy AppleKextExceptionList to desktop. Edit it (If you use ATOM.io texteditor you can just open it in the text editor, awesome!). Go to Contents/Info.plist. Navigate to: <key>OSKextSigExceptionHashList</key> Then add this to the end: <key>com.apple.driver.AppleHDA</key> <string>1111.1</string> <key>com.apple.driver.AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver</key> <string>1111.1</string> <key>com.apple.driver.KextExcludeList</key> <string>1111.1</string> Save. Use Kext Wizard to install Kext to /S/L/E/. Repair Permissions and Rebuild caches. 18. Reboot. Don't use kext-dev-mode=1 flag anymore. You should boot fine. 19. Enjoy! NOTES: 1. I have had the odd crash that I don't usually see in Mavericks, but this is to be expected. 2. I could not get sound working use my typical method, which is autopatching using Clover (see: https://github.com/toleda/audio_CloverALC). The kext doesn't load and when I use kext-dev-mode=1 the system crashes on boot. 3. Likewise, I couldn't use Pike's method of patchign AppleHDA described here: http://pikeralpha.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/new-style-of-applehda-kext-patching-for-yosemite/. Same problem as above. 4. When pairing my Trackpad through Bluetooth it asks for a code. 0000 works fine. 5. To be able to log in to the App Store, I had to go to /Library/Preferences/SystemInformation/ and delete the preferences and network interfaces.plist. After restarting access was fine. The problem here is en0 needs to be the Eternet adapater and for some reason on 10.10 it puts my Wifi card first. Otherwise, I'm enjoying a fully functional Yosemite Beta DP2! Credits: RampageDev (http://rampagedev.wordpress.com/ Pike (http://pikeralpha.wordpress.com/) Mirone (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/298663-applehda-for-yosemite-dp2/) Snatch (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/298521-easy-yosemite-1010-usb-installer-updated/) toleda (https://github.com/toleda/) Clover (http://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/)