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  1. Okay guys, I need recommendations on upgrading my Hackintosh. Current specs are as follow: MB: Z87X-UD7-TH CPU: i7-4770k GPU: AMD R9 280x RAM: CORSAIR 32GB 1600mhz PSU: CORSAIR HX 650 As of right now I have Sierra installed but having a lot of issues my system not running stable. The whole point of this build is for music and video production. With current specs I can't seem to get this to work as I should. I get really bad graphic lags when watching my goPro videos. They are not even watchable. I know the GPU should be able to handle it but It seems my system is missing something. I ran Geekbench and my performance was horrible. I will attach them here but with my current specs should I be getting higher than 3,772 on multi core and 1,116 on single? Seems really low for me. The GPU got higher scores than my CPU. Anyways if anyone has solutions for this it would be gladly appreciated but since I can't seem to get this to work and most of my hardware is outdated anyways I want to upgrade. Now I'm tossing between i7-8700k or i7-7820x. I will need a new mother board and both MB for these CPUs offer thunderbolt capabilities with TB card which I need for my audio interface. Which one will work best for my needs and will my PSU and GPU work out of box with these?
  2. Hi. Is there anyone with this motherboard? It seems to tick all the boxes for me, in particular improved VRM. It has a Thunderbolt AIC header on the motherboard, and the Web pages states thst it supports it. However, when you check the manual and look at the Peripherals BIOS screen, there's no Thunderbolt entry there nor is it listed in the manual. The manual for the Gaming 7 (non pro) or the Gaming 9, do show a Thunderbolt entry there. So I was wondering if it's a BIOS bug or just the manual that somehow made a mistake.
  3. THE GREAT GUIDE SIERRA + Z820 *** 02/17/2018 (from El capitan's guide) Introduction: Hi everybody. Yes I know. Maybe it is a little late for Sierra but I need a stable system and I always go to for final release. In my opinion, High Sierra is a beta. Anyway, yes, it’s late, but I didn’t have too much time last year. WORK- Everything except Sleep and common graphical issues related with non-supported graphic cards and nvidia drivers. Some important topics: 1. The update. Some procedures are now easier and shorter, and with the help of DSDT patched, an/or DSDT auto-patches, I hope it will be easier for everybody. This is a guide DSDT-centric. If you have the right bios version, you will be able to get it quick and easy. If not, I’ve described how do it anyway. But I strongly recommend update the bios to 3.91. It´s a safe process from windows. 2. Credits. I’m not an expert. Best improves of this guide has been possible thanks to some people. All credit for them. -Thanks for the audio fix for macpeet and Rockey12 -Thanks for the Lsi driver patched for Sierra to despeinao -Thanks for DSDT patching to Maldon -Thanks for SSDT patching info for 26x7 and 26x3 models to Hugodlc 3. Please, help to improve this guide. Consider any part of this guide open to discuss. If you see something wrong, or which could be improved, please, just say it, and I’ll fix it. English is not my native language. If you can’t understand some step, or something could be best written, please, just say it (via pm if you want ) and I’ll fix it too 4. Some important considerations about hardware: In short, there are V1 versions (for E5-Xeons V1, Sandy Bridge) and V2 (for E5-Xeons V2, Ivy bridge). Both of them are identical in generic specs (audio, usb, ethernet, pci, etc), but their bios are slightly different. Remember that DSDT is related to bios version. And SSDT is related to CPU model. Don’t exchange them. I provided DSDTs for 3.91 in V1 and V2 versions. If you have other version, and you don’t want or you can’t update, just follow the full guide to patch your DSDT. Anyway, with patches, edit DSDT is easy. But, I’m still recommeding extract your DSDT and SSDT and patch them. IMPORTANT WARNING FOR 26x7 and 26x3 USERS!!!. These models have a special cpu definitions in SSDT, causing the “Should have XX threads but only found YY” error. Please, go to Appendix (under construction). 5. And please, (this is for "anonymous" users) don't PM me with questions. No need for that. Any question can be answered openly. Ok, let’s go. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PART I 1-BIOS SETUP This guide is for UEFI systems. This is not important to follow this guide except in Clover installation section. Keep in mind it to adapt some settings if you need it, use legacy-bios mode. If you don’t need any special option, and you have been playing with options, reset the bios to default settings. 6. The main BIOS options are: In storage options: set ACHI mode (IMPORTANT). Set boot order. UEFI first, (for me), USB first and HD second. Security options: Device Security: I like disable unused devices (scu controller Disable Vt-d. IMPORTANT and serial port). Optional Disable Secure boot. Enabled. (For boot with non signed OS). In power options: I use UEFI boot, but I keep legacy support active. Set Runtime power management to Enabled.This option will allow Power (This is optional.) Management later. In power options: In Advanced: About the rest of options, I’m not sure of the impact in Set PXE, Storage and Video to EFI. (for me). performance. If you have a graphic card non EFI-compliant, you can set video in Legacy, keeping an UEFI boot. Don’t forget set thunderbolt policy in Legacy mode. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PART II: INSTALLATION 7- MEDIA CREATION (This guide assume you have a MacOs running. I have no idea how do it on PC) -Important: Download Sierra dmg only from Apple. Don´t use suspicious dmgs or Isos. It’s not longer available to search in Apple Store, but you can find one link to download it from Apple Store. ("get os mac os sierra" link) It’s 10.12.6. Let the file in Applications folder. (and keep one compressed copy for future attempts). -Download my stuff folder with all necessary stuff. -Format one USB stick with common settings: Go to erase tab, select GUID partition table in options, and Mac Os Extended (Journaled) as Filesystem. Name the partition as “USB”. Ok to Apply. -On a terminal window, type (copy and paste) : sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app --nointeraction -Enter and type your admin password. It will take 10-15 minutes. (When it finish, you’ll see the prompt again) 8. INSTALL CLOVER. -Download Clover from here . Version used to make this guide: Clover_v2.4k_r4359 ((Sierra requires r3994 or newer) ) -Download Clover Configurator from here. It makes easier edit config.plist file -Download plisteditor pro demo for edit info.plist files. -Download additional tools for install kexts, fix permissions and rebuild cache. I use Kext helper from rampage’s dmg, although I need always forcequit. An alternative is Kext Utility. -Maybe EFI mounter (from download sections). CloverConfigurator mounts EFI too, but maybe with this utility is easier. -Install Clover in the USB. On first screen, don’t forget change the install location in order to do not install on your Internal HD. Select your USB stick. -Click on Customize. -Choose “Install for UEFI booting only” and “Install Clover in the ESP” as main options (if your system is UEFI-based) -This is optional: choose your favorite Theme. -In Drivers64UEFI select: / EmuVariableUefi-64 / OsxAptionFix2Drv Let the rest of option unselected and Click on Install. 9- CONFIGURE CLOVER When clover finish, It will mount EFI partition. Time to modify it. You’ll find all necessary files in my folder. There are three things to modify: config.plist, drivers, and kexts -Owners of CPU models 26x7 or 26x3 see appendix 2. (It’s not finished yet) 9.1 Config.plist The default config.plist is not useful for us. Replace it by mine (folder n.2) But take a look to options (with clover configurator) to understand my options in order to be able to adapt them for your specs or your preferences. It’s a basic config.plist. I could add more options or fixes. but is a good idea install with minimum options. Acpi. All fixes in ACPI section has been removed except some minor fixes in 2 subsection, smart ups option, etc. SmartUps it’s not important now, but it will be later. So I prefer activate this option. The most important, The rename usb devices patches are included. Boot Bootflags needed are only -v and npci=0x2000. Of course -v is optional only to see the boot process. You can deactivate it when you finish. Any option activated in Boot Graphics/ Cpu/Device/Disable driver Gui options. These are only personal preferences. Graphics. Any Graphic injection and any option activated. At least, no needed for my 1080ti card. Check it out for your card video. An essential section. Kernels Patches needed RT Variables booterConfig, and Csr to deactivate security policy in Sierra. The info values are taken from smbios. One important change from El cap’s guide. SMBIOS is set to Mac Pro 6,1. We will be able to avoid the black screen later, with the right kexts. IMPORTANT—> press “generate new” repeatedly to get one random fresh serial number System parameter: 9.2 -Drivers64UEFI folder. You’ll see more drivers installed than you selected. That is because some of them are mandatories. That is fine. As usual, delete VBoxHfs-64 driver and replace it by HFSPlus.efi. (from my folder). 9.3 Kexts: Add Kexts from my stuff to /EFI/CLOVER/Kexts/10.12 They are: -FakeSMC.kext ,(from rampagdev, dual cpu dmg or X79 ) Without lpc sensor plugin. This plugin sometimes causes KP -VoodooTSCync.kext, to avoid boot with -x (from rampagdev, dual cpu dmg or X79.dmg) You’ll find several versions into my folder. One generic version ans several for every core number. I haven’t noticed any change using the generic or the specific version. I think that is not important for our platform. I provided the generic version and customized versions for every cpu. Anyway, try if you want.The customize method is: Anyway, I provided of all VoodooTSCync.kext versions already patched. -IntelMausiEthernet.kext. One better kext for the ethernet card from rehabman. (2017-0914 version) -UsbInjectall, for USB2 from rehabman ( 2017-1214 version) And add to /EFI/CLOVER/Kexts/others -Lilu kext (from here , 1.2.0 version 1.2.2 version) -NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext ( from here , 1.2.1) This couple of kexts avoid black screen booting with 6,1 smbios. Is quite important keep in mind the versions of these kexts. 1.2.1 works only with lilu 1.2.0. In a future, is important keep the right versions among this kexts. Thats all. We have our usb installer ready. Copy in a folder all stuff necessary to repeat the process and copy it to the USB stick. You will have it available after first boot. Reboot from the USB stick and install Sierra. 10- INSTALLATION Some advices: -The internal HD have to be connected to grey internal sata connectors labeled as AHCI 6Gb/s into HP's doc. -Use only USB2 ports, and only in the front USB2 port. -Don’t use USB hubs, or cable extenders… (personal issues) -Unplug any other usb device -The boot process may be slow, (and with terrible and apocalyptic errors). Be patient -Maybe, the boot stucks with the error “consideredRebuildKernel …. blabla”. Just reboot again. -If you have two monitors, shutdown one can help with graphical errors. -Plug your graphic card in PCI Slot 2. -For inexperienced users, to install: On first screen, go to disk utility and erase the Volume. (Mac Os Extended (Journaled) and GPT). Quit the utility and return to first screen. Choose Install. -Now the process is splitted in two steps. The first step promises take only 8 minutes. Nope. It will take 30-40 minutes. Move the mouse from time to time to refresh the screen. Again, be patience. -After this first reboot, select in clover the new internal sierra installer partition, not the usb installer. It will finish the process. This step, yes, takes 10min aprox (using a SSD) -To boot again, keep booting from USB but choose internal HD as boot volume. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PART III: FIRST BOOT 11. Optional updates. If you are interested in install security updates, now is the right moment. If not, jump to next point. There are two security update for 10.12.6 : "2017-002" and "2018-001". Forget completely the 2018-001. It’s probably that it causes KP. ( I tried and I screw up it). You can use this update using versionn 1.2.2 of LILO kext. (version updated in the sutff folder.) You can install the 2017-002. thought it’s not longer available in Apple store. But there is a direct link to download it. Just open it, reboot, wait for the process, and you will be back at the same point. With this update, the Mac OS Version is 16G1114 . Anyway, I repeat it , it's optional. 12- Install Clover. On first reboot, install clover again on HDD, repeating same process and same options than with the USB installer , but keep in mind you have to add some options on clover’s screen install: -Install RC scripts on target volume -Optional RC scripts -Install Clover Preference Panel. … and install clovermanager.app. This is optional but it’s the best way to manage the themes and find a good theme, because the default themes are… well, I have no words. In my folder you´ll find mine (a customized version from El Capitan’s theme). Bootcamp is another theme for those who doesn’t like the clover’s catalogue. And maybe the most appropriate for a professional environment. Of course, left this for later. Install clover and add same files used on the USB: config.plist , hfsplus driver and kexts. Reboot. You can now extract the USB installer and reboot from the internal HDD. After boot, go to clover preference panel and set it to auto mount EFI partition. It will be useful along this process. Disable this when you finish and you get stable your system.
  4. First Hackintosh ever and first PC build in a very long time. Initial setup worked OOB, but tweaking—especially Thunderbolt—was somewhat painful at times. I hope this helps others too I set this up for video production and image processing, not for gaming, so some parts of the system might look wimpy and others will be overkill. Also, I plan to dial back some of the overclocking; these settings are as far as I could go. The links are meant to see the exact same product as I used, but are not affiliate links—nor do I endorse anything. I'm just sending you to places where you can see what I tried and used. CoffeeLake 8700k (5.4 GHz multi-core O.C.) GeekBench scores Single-core / Multi-core 7,153 / 33,395 (all-time high: 34,110) GTX1080 w/ UHD630 OpenCL 182,576 Metal 193,459 CUDA 226,413 Cinebench R15 160 fps / 1,744 cb / 229 cb LuxBall (default compiler settings) 20,935 Heaven / Valley Note that all numbers vary a little on each run. Also, my system is not “bare bones,” and I have schedulers and extensions running in the background, which can influence results as well. Cf. screenshots for multiple runs. Core Build Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117827, $389.99 Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 rev. 1.0 BIOS F5h, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813145036, $219.99 G.Skill TridentZ 4x 16GB DDR4 CL16 — F4-3200C16D-32GTZSK, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232415, $479.99 (total), O.C. at 3300 EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming iCX 11GHz — 08G-P4-6686-KR, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487319, $549.99, top PCIe 16x slot — O.C. 2113 MHz (see note below) Fenvi FV9801 802.11AC WiFi / Bluetooth PCIe card, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0734FNBW8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $17.99, middle PCIe 1x slot Expanded Build Vantec 2 Channel 4-Port SATA 6Gbps PCIe — UGT-ST622, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008AEBY1W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $20.60, top PCIe 1x slot Gigabyte GC-Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt 3 PCIe, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019955RNQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $70.00, bottom PCIe 16x slot — has to go there and no where else; invalidates lower M.2 slot. Overclock Settings (Delidded CPU) Dr. Delid PROFESSIONAL tool for Kaby Lake, Skylake und Coffee Lake processors, https://shop.aquacomputer.de/product_info.php?products_id=3663, $35.20 Arctic Silver Arcticlean Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier ACN-60ML (2-PC-SET), https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100010, $8.99 Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Thermal Grease Paste - 1.0 Gram, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A9KIGSI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $14.89 Gorilla Super Glue Brush & Nozzle, 10 g, Clear, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A7AVQKA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $3.19 BIOS Settings cf. screenshots; I have deliberately not included full O.C. settings; for the record, this is not something that I encourage and I am therefore not responsible in any way, shape, or form for any bad outcomes you may experience. Just sayin’… Drives - Boot Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 PCIe 1TB — MZ-V6E1T0BW, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147595, $399.99, boot with MacOS, top M.2 slot under thermal shield WD Blue 3D M.2 SATA 500GB — WDS500G2B0B, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820250091, $164.99, boot with Win10, middle M.2 slot LG 14x SATA Blu-Ray internal burner OEM — WH14NS40, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136250, $19.99, to boot with CDs Drives - Other Toshiba OCZ RD400 NVMw M.2 PCIe 256GB — RVD400-M22280-256G, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G3HLP0C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $134.99 Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB SATA III — MZ-75E500B/AM, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147373, $129.99 Toshiba X300 6TB SATA Internal, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149629, $169.99 StarTech USB 3.0 Internal Multi-Card Reader with UHS-II Support, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011NLXC5O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $29.36 StarTech 3.5-Inch to 5.25-Inch Floppy Mounting Kit Bracket (Black Plastic), https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HLZXH2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $6.26, needed to install Multi-Card reader COSMOS desktop computer ATX/MATX companion, blank drawer rack (5.25"), for computer accessories/storage devices, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006VAD2C6/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $11.74 Case / Power / Cooling Corsair Carbide 330R Titanium Edition CC-9011071-WW Black Steel, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139053, $79.99 Corsair Carbide Series 300R Left side panel with dual 120mm/140mm fan mounts, black, http://www.corsair.com/en-us/300r-left-side-panel-with-dual-120mm-140mm-fan-mounts-black, $9.99 Corsair HX1200 Platinum — CP-9020140-NA, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139205, $179.99 (overkill, but I got a deal on it) G.Skill FTB-3500C5-DR, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1K64263994, $20.74, on DDR4 Corsair Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler, w/ Liquid Metal (see Delid note), https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019955RNQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $139.99, under top lid Corsair ML140 CO-9050044-WW 140mm Premium Magnetic Levitation PWM Fan BLACK (2-Pack), https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181111, $29.99 3x Phanteks PH-CB-Y4P 4.3" 4 Pin PWM- Y Splitter Fan Cable Female to Male, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812987008, $14.97 (total) SilverStone 140mm Fan Filter with Magnet for Case Fan/Power Supply Fan and Panel Air Vent FF141B (Black), https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GGUASG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $10.97, screwed onto the outside of the ventilated 300R panel SilverStone 21-Inch x 15-Inch 4mm Thick 2-Piece Sound Dampening Acoustic EP0M Silent Foam SF01 (Black), https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0040JHMH6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1,$15.99, stuck on inside of 300R ventilated panel for sound proofing (original 330R panel has foam on it) 6 x 140mm Corsair fans (including H115i), 1 x 120mm Corsair fan, PSU has own built-in fan Mistakes / Lessons Learned CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW) High Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm; not a real mistake, but I got a better deal on the H115i, which has a very high thermal capacity, so I decided to future-proof. WBTUO LM900 Micro USB3.0 TO M.2 PCI-E SSD Enclosure NGFF M-KEY PCIE Support AHCI for 2230 2242 2260 2280 SSD; I got it for an extra M-key PCIe SSD that I had. It turns out that this item cannot host NVMe, which wasn’t stated up front. PwrLink Adpt Graphics Cd Acces 600-PL-2816-LR ; angled power-bracket for EVGA 1080, worked great with regular 330R panel, but when I decided to install a ventilated 300R panel with fans, the bracket and the fans interfered. So I took it out. The bottom PCI 1x slot shares/blocks a SATA connector. That is not documented in the manual and I therefore got the Vantec card to compensate for the lost SATA Ports Installing the Alpine Ridge card essentially voids the lower M.2 slot. It should share bandwidth, but apparently the Alpine Ridge card only runs at 4x, so you have to leave the lower M.2 slot empty for Thunderbolt to work. Installing a USB 3.1 Gen 2 header cable (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAE4P6PP9074) will deactivate Thunderbolt. Not only that, it will reset any driver memory. If you have Thunderbolt working, do not touch that connector. Just don’t. Mailiya PCI-E to Type-C + A 5-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Mini PCI-E USB 3.0 Hub Controller Adapter with Internal 20-Pin Connector; https://www.amazon.com/Mailiya-Express-Connector-Controller-Internal/dp/B01MQ5R7I1; crashed MacOS or isn’t recognized at all, depending on BIOS settings. Uses NEC uPD720201 chipset. ORICO USB 3.0 PCI Express Card Hub Controller Adapter Card with 2 Rear USB 3.0 Hosts and Internal USB 3.0 with 15PIN Power Connector, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1DS0DV6321; crashes windows at boot with blue screen; ORICO paid lip service and were useless. Likely uses ViaLab VLI chipset. SilverStone USB 3.1 Gen 2.0 PCIe with internal 19-pin connector — ECU05, ˚https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HZ0XVJO/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $47.99, middle PCIe 16x slot (needs 2x slot or above, based on ASMedia ASM1142 controller) needed to power multi-card reader in addition to Carbide 330R front panel ports. Great card, highly recommended, but in my case, it took a slot that dropped the GPU to 8x, so I had to find a 1x PCI solution. Thunderbolt: boot into Windows and connect a Thunderbolt device; I used an OWC TB 2 dock. When recognized, reboot into Mac OS X; I used a G-Drive TB 2 drive for that, as the OWC didn’t show up. Once the G-Drive showed up, I was able to hot-add the dock. No issues since (aside from using the internal USB 3.1 Gen 2 header, which led to a big mess; see next item). Note that if you disconnect the computer from power, you will have to boot into Windows again and connect a Thunderbolt device again prior to booting into Mac OS X. Chenyang USB 3.1 Front Panel Header to USB 3.0 20Pin Header Extension Cable 20cm for ASUS Motherboard, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAE4P6PP9074&ignorebbr=1, $18.88; replaced SilverStone board for internal 19-pin, freeing up one 16x PCIe slot. This disables the Thunderbolt header, as reported in other forums (and if you even try that port, you will have to go through the whole Thunderbolt install process again…). I also tried a header splitter cable, https://www.moddiy.com/products/20%252dPin-USB-3.0-Internal-Header-Y-Splitter-Cable-%2812cm%29.html, but that didn't work either. Systems / OS MacOS 10.13.2 [17C205] “High Sierra” — all Mac drives are Journaled Extended MacOS (JHFS+); no APFS. [uPDATE: now on 10.13.3 [17D47; see below about issues] Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Clover Clover Bootloader 2.4 4269 [uPDATE: now 4380 and OsxAptioFix3Drv] Clover Configurator 4.60.0.0 Running as: iMac 18,3 EFI attached (sans Serial #) To get TB running without boot process freezing, I had to add: Remove EmuVariableUefi Connect only one screen (add all you want later) Acpi: FixRegions: True Boot: slide=0 [KSLR disabled] Manual addition of kexts to 'other' folder. Other Tools that Saved my Skin SoftRAID, https://www.softraid.com, for my external RAID5 backup server. DiskWarrior, https://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/, as I had quite a few corrupted directories during crashes. Also, the main reason I will not switch to APFS for now. Kexts (all in EFI/Clover/kexts/Other) [uPDATE: Since then running all latest versions; will not not be updating this list] AppleALC.kext 1.2.2 AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext 2.2.2 CodecCommander.kext 2.6.3 FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext 6.26-322-g1b20eab7.1765 FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext 6.26-322-g1b20eab7.1765 FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext 6.26-322-g1b20eab7.1765 FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext 6.26-322-g1b20eab7.1765 FakeSMC.kext 6.26-322-g1b20eab7.1765 IntelGraphicsFixup.kext 1.2.1 IntelMausiEthernet.kext 2.3.0 Lilu.kext 1.2.1 NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext 1.2.1 RealtekRTL8111.kext 2.2.1 Shiki.kext 2.2.0 USBInjectAll.kext 0.6.2 XHCI-200-series-injector.kext 0.5.0 Works WiFi Bluetooth (with Apple keyboard and MagicTrack Pad 2; see note below) Logitech Anywere MX mouse (with receiver) UHD630 Acceleration (see image) Audio (back panel and front panel) USB 3.0; tested with BlackMagic Disk Speed Test and Samsung Portable T3 SSD 1TB iMessage iCloud FaceTime Continuity / Handoff AppStore Universal Copy/Paste Eject key with DVD reader Thunderbolt Dual Boot Power Management UPS (mine is a CyberPower) Not Working Overclocking on EVGA 1080 FTW 2; see note below. Cannot get a signal on the iGPU connectors (in ig-platform 0x5912000 config); ghost monitor appears in Displays and monitor turns out, but remains dark. Currently running with ig-plaftform 0x5912003. PCI boards shows as pci8xxx in Profiler; no names. Don’t think GPU shows either. Thunderbolt does not appear in profile. 10-bit display; perhaps need Vega FE for that. [uPDATE: added a Quadro P400; all good now with OpenGL display] Jury Still Out Sleep / Hibernate; the System Preferences : Energy panel is rather minimalistic. For example, Power Nap doesn’t show up. [update: was told that that might be because I am connected via Wi-Fi and not RJ45; either way, I don't need it and set Darkwake=no] USB ports; still have to map out unused out; my Anker USB hub shows as a 2.0, but I thought it was a 3.0. Need to investigate that further. [update: hub works fine; what I was seeing was—correctly—a USB 2.0 device plugged into it; 3.0 devices work as they should.] Booting with all 3 monitors on sometimes causes the 1080 to flicker and then hang. If I boot with two of them and then turn on the SW320 after login (I can leave it connected though), all is fine. Notes TrackPad 2 doesn’t allow me to tap-drag. I can double tap, but I have to click-drag. NVIDIA 378.10.10.10.25.104 & CUDA 387.99. Installed NVIDIA web drivers using SIP procedure. Later installed CUDA 8.x and updated through CUDA System Pane (Control Panel). [uPDATE: Updated MacOS to 10.13.3 and driver 156; hangs on boot; reverted to 104 with nvdiaweb_patcher and all good now; even recognized both Quadro and GeForce] Pump was configured with CorsairLink in Windows and settings saved to device. Works for me, but use at your own peril! EVGA 1080 apparently doesn’t store OC settings in memory; you have to either ( a ) reset every time or ( b ) flash to BIOS. For ( a ) there is no software that I can find for MacOS; maybe someone knows how to port Nvidiux or similar utilities for command-line setup. For ( b ), NVIDIA apparently have locked Pascal boards for BIOS mods, so you can’t set up the board in Windows, flash it, and maintain settings in MacOS X. Benchmarks, snapshots, BIOS settings (partial), and config (serial changed) are attached. Many thanks to @joevt for advice and ideas while dealing with Thunderbolt and to @glasgood for a terrific guide when it came to fine-tuning. config-changed serial.plist.zip
  5. Vendo scheda PCIe come da titolo alla migliore offerta, l'ho comprata doppia per un errore. E' nuova, completa di scatola originale e cavi. Se qualcuno è interessato scrivete! manderò foto a richiesta
  6. ¡Hello guys! Im trying to get my thunderbolt 3 USB-C working. My system are: -Gigabyte Z170X Ultra Gaming -i7 6700K -32 Gb RAM DDR4 3000 Corsair. -500GB NVME Samsung Evo 960 -500GB SSD Samsung Evo 850 -MSI Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 All the system is working for several months , but in that moments I hasn't got any thunderbolt device to test the connections. I have done the requested firmware Thunderbolt update from windows. And im in the latest Bios of this moment (f.23d) I think also that I have the correct bios configuration to get the system working. Now, I have a MacBookPro 15" i7 2017 with thunderbolt 3 USB-C , so I supposed capable to use the computer as an HD. I boot in the HDD mode , pressing T in the boot time, and then I connect via USB-C to USB-C cable my Macbook and the hackintosh. then I power the hackintosh and after of clover and everything, Im at the desktop without any thunderbolt connection. The USB-C port works , because I have used the USB-C to USB-3.0 A + ethernet. And connect without problem. what could I do to get it working? in a future I want to get an Apollo UAD interface . ¡¡¡Thanks you so much!!!
  7. Few days ago, I clean install the 10.13.1 on my 5480, and the usb3.1 type-c hot plug works fine. yesterday I got the Dell TB15 (TB3 dock), then TB3 is no hot plug, I have to plug in before boot, and the type-c on the TB15 is no hot plug, either. any idea? Thanks EFI_IOReg_patchmatic_Termianl.zip
  8. Hi everyone, I got a very odd problem after updating to 10.12.5 and I'll try explaining it to the best I can along all troubleshooting I did... I have a Macbook Pro retina 13" (early 2015) that I've always used with two Samsung external monitors (both are the same model). One of them is connected directly through the HDMI port located on the right side of the Macbook Pro, the other one connected through a thunderbolt-to-HDMI cable. It has always worked until last week when I updated to 10.12.5. After the update, I quickly noticed that my Macbook Pro wouldn’t detect any external display via thunderbolt-to-HDMI. Thus, I started a long process of troubleshooting, and here’s all I’ve tried: Assuming it could have been a defective cable, I’ve tried 3 different ones, still no luck I’ve tried both thunderbolt entry, still no luck I’ve tried thunderbolt-to-VGA, it WORKS, yes, I know this is insane. I’ve tried to connect thunderbolt-to-HDMI (still with all 3 cables) on older Samsung monitors (again two older monitors were the same model, it was my old setup)… it worked Then, I assumed it was the Samsung monitors that were broken (the two of them at the same time…? Odd, isn’t it?). Thus, I tried to connect them on my mac mini, the same way I always did on my Macbook pro… And it works… Then I tried to reproduce the problem on my mom’s Macbook Pro retina 13” (exact same model I have the problem with and same update)... It works Then I assumed the problem must be coming from my Macbook Pro. Thus, I booted on Windows 8 (bootcamp), it works. Starting to lose my mind… I booted from an external hard drive I have (running an early sierra version), it didn’t work either (I had used this external hard drive in the past and it was WORKING) I've done a factory reset, still not working EDIT (forgot to mention): SMC, no luck NVRAM, no luck So in a nutshell, the problem seems to appear only via thunderbolt-to-HDMI, only on this specific Macbook Pro, and specifically on macOS. I’m no expert and I don’t know what else I can do. Of course I've tried contacting Apple many times but they keep blaming me for updating my mac and/or Samsung for making the environment not compatible, which I believe is a total nonsense. Has anyone encounter any similar problem? Does anyone know what it could be? I’m desperate so I’d like to thank y’all in advance for your help. Cheers
  9. I'd like to build a "Hackintosh PRO" with thunderbolt for the occasional time I use an UA Apollo Twin. Looking for a 6-core I7 , and a motherboard that can take between 32GB - 64GB of ram. I've seen some people getting the thunderbolt to work but it looks like its on older motherboards. Any help would be much appreciated.
  10. Hello all, I am getting prepared to build another hackintosh, and I have run into something that is puzzling me. I have 2 Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo external hard drives that I've used for years with my MacBook Pro. It is my intent to begin moving away from using my MacBook Pro whenever I finish my hackintosh. As the title of this thread suggests, I am building a dual boot system with Win7 and OS X. I want to be able to use my external hard drives seamlessly between the two operating systems, but I'm having trouble finding a way that I can plug my drives into when the system is finally built(or perhaps I'm having trouble understanding the concept in its entirety). If you were not already aware, the My Book Thunderbolt Duo's I/O consists only of 2 thunderbolt ports on the rear for connection, no USB. And even if it did have USB ports, I wouldn't be able to daisy chain the two drives, as I do now, which is at the moment also daisy chained in with the monitor I'm using. So, is there anything I can buy(like a pci card or hub) that will allow me to plug my thunderbolt hard drives into my computer, that will give me full thunderbolt functionality between both operation systems? Once I get my hackintosh built, I'll be plugging the monitor into the gfx card(obviously), so thunderbolt storage is the main functionality desired. But if there is something out there that supports thunderbolt video and storage in a hackintosh like mine, don't neglect to let me know. Here is my pcpartpicker list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/R2j2nn I am building a custom water loop for this hackintosh, so certain otherwise essential components may be left blank in this list. Thanks is advance!
  11. Hello guys. This is not my first hackintosh, but this will be the first time to create a hackintosh with thunderbolt. First of all, i have read some info about MoBos with Thunderbolt, but im a bit confused. I need to create a working hackintosh with Thunderbolt 2/3 . At this moment i know that we got 2 options (Correct me if im wrong), -we can get one MoBo and ad a Pcie Card with thunderbolt (only if the chipset is compatible) -we can get one MoBo with thunderbolt integrated via USB-C connectors (like the new Macbook Pro) What are the possible MoBos that have integrated Thunderbolt vía USB (or directly thundelbolt ports)? I have read a lot of buyers guides from some webs , but a lot of that MoBos with thunderbolt enabled, are "discontinued" or without stock Should we only choose Gigabyte MoBos? I Have been too looking at Gigabyte website, and seems that the Chipset Z170 its the only one with Thunderbolt (vía USB-C) ports. Could you help me with these please? Thanks You So Much!
  12. I have been researching this for over a year through many different resources (including searching Tony's infamous site, and InsanelyMac), and I have pretty much come out empty handed. A friend on Reddit suggested I ask around in here, and I realized this is kind of the central and historical hub for OSX86! I am excited to see such well organized information on loading OSX/MacOS onto a non-Mac computer! I have just recently started asking in the forums, and I have been constantly getting the same responses from other forums I have tried. These responses mostly are kind of subjective, moot points, and sometimes, downright rude. I'm trying to keep things polite and courteous, and so I will lay down what I am trying to do upfront. I would LIKE to be able to build a rig on which I can boot to Windows for gaming/Windows related tasks, and also boot to MacOS for recording/editing audio and video. I would LIKE to have a high performance setup that goes beyond normal 4-core, x16 PCIe lane specs in current gaming i7 setups. We have reached a limit on core speed for the near future, for the most part, and it has become necessary to use more cores, alongside applications that can utilize those cores, to get more performance out of a system. I have looked at real world performance with the i7-6700K and other 4 core processors in the same class, and I don't see it easily pulling the weight I want to throw at it now, much less in the future as software evolves. I am not really interested in hearing the argument about how I don't need more than 4 cores. I am not just gaming here. I've heard this far too many times for it to be worth saying again, but do as you wish. I need low-latency round-trip capabilities for audio so I can monitor with effects ON (wet) while I overdub new tracks. This requires more cores to balance the load. I am not really interested in hearing about how i7 performs much better than XEON, performance vs. price. For my needs, it doesn't necessarily do that. My needs require large amounts of floating point Ops for video rendering, and, while some i7s can do this quite well, server class processors tend to do this better. I can go either way on this though. I have already heard these comments and have taken them into account. I am fully aware of the fact that X99 (and X79?) chipsets are a nightmare to work with on OSX. I am NOT fully aware as to how much of a nightmare, or what is nightmarish about them. No one seems to have a response to those questions. Just that I shouldn't bother. I have found scattered info on some problems with those chipsets, but I don't really have the full picture on why they are difficult or even not possible for my needs. I am seriously interested in rolling up my sleeves, learning some new things, and getting my hands dirty (and possibly very frustrated) figuring out, on my own, how to make a build work! Of course, I cannot do this completely on my own, hence the need for this large wealth of knowledge you all have here! Here are my desired specs for my system: 8 Core i7 or Xeon with over 3GHz and made within the last 3-4 generations. 32GB of the fastest RAM compatible with my system either stock speed or OC (if i7 system is chosen, of course) At least a single GeForce 900 series Nvidia graphics card (or the GeForce 10 series if we have those working in builds now) USB 3.0/3.1 (if possible) The fastest SSD I can use with my setup, whether that be a SATA III drive, a Raid setup, or a PCIe, M.2, or other fast I/O system FireWire connection, or, if possible (which, by my research, seems pretty bleak right now) some Thunderbolt connections At least 2x16 PCIe slots Water cooling system to keep noise down and increase longevity of my system (CPU and GPU) I am seriously, and humbly, asking for your advice on where I should start looking for components to my build. I'm willing to go the distance (or even pioneer groundbreaking new techniques haha!) for getting these specs to work. Is it possible to get a stable build with +4 cores that can do what I need it to do? I already know a system like this would rock out with gaming on Windows, but can I semi-reliably use it for recording/UHD video editing? Remember, I don't rely on this system for money, I have another job (or two) ;^) I would just like to be able to do this for extra money at some point and possibly work it into a business. I just need something that will work for the most part right now. Can anyone here help me in understanding the known limitations of the systems that fit my desired specs? Or perhaps, have some other ideas I haven't considered? I'm open to any replies, even (sigh) including the typical ones I mentioned above, especially if they shed light on the subject. Thank you so much in advance! Mikey P
  13. Just wanted to share a working ThunderBolt Build and discuss others ThunderBolt experiences. I'll be discussing only ThunderBolt. This isn't a guide, and if you need help just read, maybe something will help you. This info is all from default configurations and installs. I want to identify the behavior between OS's. Asus X99E WS https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/X99E_WS/ ASUS X99-Deluxe 3.1 https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/X99DELUXEU31/ Gigabyte Designaire X99 EX http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5812#ov --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Asus motherboards use a ThunderBolt header directly on the motherboard. This obviously limits the MotherBoards available with ThunderBolt. In the X99 series, only an Add-in PCI-e Card is available. You Must install Windows7/8/10 and install the driver which updates the firmware. Now you can use the x2 thunderBolt ports in Windows. I have had limited success in OSX with the Asus Add-in Card. As Soon as you insert into your system, it will reboot twice and re-allocate resources. Anytime you make a PCI-e Slot change you must re-allocate resources, which is a deathly combination of BIOS Resets, unplugging the Header Cable, and moving cards around. 2nd GPUs or Areca RAID controllers have caused failure to POST. The Best scenario with Asus Add-in card is with GPU in SLOT1 and ThunderBolt Expansion Card in Slot2. No Hotswap, works occasionally, mostly needs a BIOS reset whenever you plan to use it. From my perspective, it doesn't work work reliably and I don't have much control over it. I know, How do you do that? Well, it kinda requires a Single slot GPU water Block, custom Loop, and dremeling off the 2nd DVI Slot on your GPU. I can't recommend this enough, since you get back a PCI-e Slot! I built a couple of Dual Xeon/ Dual GPU Rackmount Systems a few years ago, so cutting off that 2nd Slot got me x2 Slots back for 10Ge and a 12G SAS card! Anyway, My recommendation is not Asus. They don't have a totally working ThunderBolt solution even for Windows. I noticed on the X99E WS I couldn't POST with certain RAID cards, and Dual GPU was killing me. (This is all with the ThunderBolt card inserted, I swear it's a different computer as soon as you use the add-in card.) So Far, The Gigabyte X99 EX board has been successful, it has 1 onboard tb3 port. (I use a TB3 to TB2 Apple adapter) There is also a Add-in Card available for this board, it mostly works in Windows. Ubuntu 16.04 will not use the Add-in card whatsoever, but does detect it when running `lspci`. The only setting changed is ThunderBolt Pre-fetch line cache from 32 to 128. Very minimal BIOS settings, Virtualization=ON, UEFI Mode. While in Unique ID mode. I can hotswap devices on Windows, and Ubuntu16.04. But this only works if you have 'any' Thunderbolt device connected while Booting. Then you can swap the device or Drive, whatever. Which sort of tells me that there's a GPIO that is HIGH when a device is plugged in, and LOW when not plugged in. Now OSX 10.12, Boots fine. ThunderBolt devices work while in Unique ID Mode, but must be plugged in before Booting. Hotswap does not work. Add-in Card also will not work. I have not tried Legacy, since the Apple Documentation implies that Unique ID Mode is required for proper device enumeration. <<-- Some 3rd party Device drivers use this enumeration, and fail to load. But generally, Gdrives work, BlackMagic Devices work, adapters work. No information in System Profiler, which is expected. I can fake it, but that doesn't complete the real task. So This Post is generally supposed to spark some interest in ThunderBolt and start a Developer discussion. I am gathering information, If you have anything to share please do.
  14. Avevo pensato di acquistare una mobo con anche la porta thunderbolt 2. Ho visto che adesso Apple ha messo nei nuovi MacBook la USB-C che è anche Thunderbolt 3. Non credo che questo tipo di porta sia già presente in quache mobo attualmente in vendita però mi sembra che la Thunderbolt 2 sia implementata in qualcuna, ma volevo sapere quale è maggiormente compatibile in un hackintosh. Non ho capito poi se la porta USB 3.1 type C è già di per se compatibile con Thunderbolt 2. Grazie.
  15. MY BUILD: GA-Z97X-UD7 TH 4790K i7 GTX 980 Ti OS X: 10.11.5 I cannot control my fans, so i bought THIS: http://www.aquacomputer.de/newsreader/items/aquastream-ultimate.html. A wotercooling pump with fancontrol..... Next problem is THUNDERBOLT. It only works after rebooting from windows to osx. After powerdown i must enter windows before TB is activated.. Any reason to Update OS from capitan now?
  16. Hi there, i've already brought a HP z800&400 to El Capitan, so now i wanna set up a fast rendering machine for VR, VFX and 4k renderings, using the following core components: 1x i7-6950k 2x MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 980 4GB OC 1x ASUS X99-Deluxe II 2x Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB As usually the question arises whether those components will work on El Capitan or not - you dont wanna spend 4k on scrap metal right? And i definitely need Thunderbolt, so will this work with the ASUS X99-Deluxe II? Any information or guidance especially considering the i7-6950k will be appreciated. Thank you in advance mcBane
  17. ———————————————————————————————————————— THE GREAT GUIDE EL CAPITAN + Z820 *** 01/09/2016 ********************************************************************************* ———————————————————————————————————————— ———————————————————————————————————————— >>>>>>>>Warning, go to Sierra's guide here. This guide is obsolete in many aspects <<<<<<<<<<<<<< Introduction: Hi everybody. I’m glad to release this guide to enjoy this beauty running El Capitán. It has been a long and hard way. I've been trying to get a stable hackintosh since Mavericks (with a lot of drawbacks), and Yosemite (same problems). Finally, with El Capitan, I have succeeded. This version is awesome, works perfectly, fluently , skips important problems and allow new support for some hardware. Some important topics: 1. What is the main goal of this tread? Not only show the how-to. I’d like gather all Z820 owners here to talk and share problems, tips, and refine this guide. We are not too much z820-users. Search info is frustrating. So please, join here. 2. Please, help to improve this guide. I’m not an expert. I’m far from to be an expert. This is only the result of hours, days, of searching, tries, and trial-and-error method. If you see something wrong, or which could be improved, please, just say it, and I’ll fix it. 3. Specs. This is a guide for my specs. There are several revisions and versions (V1, V2 , bios versions, dual, not dual cpu...), and some custom hardware peripheral (graphic card, pci cards). You have two ways. - To be lazy, download my files and … anything else. If your hardware does not match, is incompatible, or something is updated, you’ll not know how adapt it and fix it. - Try to understand what I do and adapt it for your specs. And then, share it My specs are: Intel Xeon Processor E5-2630 v2 dual. Bios version 3.85 Graphics Card: Quadro K5000 Memory: 64gb ram Common Hardware: Audio card Realtek ALC262 Internal SATA-SAS controller LSI 2308 USB3 internal controller Texas Instruments TUSB37320/40 And: LSI Sas-Sata Raid 9620 8i PCI Thunderbolt Card HP USB 3 PCI Conceptronic And finally , one last topic more: 4. English is not my native language. If you see how I kill your language, please, just say it and I’ll fix it too 5. And please, (this is for "anonymous" users) don't PM with questions. No need for that. Any question can be answered openly Fixes to guide: 1. Dec 2017 Minor fixes to guide, fix firewire part and fix irq conflicts. Maybe important to get audio working. 2 Jan 2018 Minor fix to PM section VIII, step 23 , a , to explain better how apply patches depending if you have a v1 or v2 cpu Please, check it out Ok let’s go. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PART I 1-BIOS SETUP (Preface. This whole guide is for UEFI systems. It’s not important to follow it. Keep in mind it to adapt some settings if you use legacy-bios mode.) On storage options: set ACHI mode. On security options: disable Vt-d On Advanced, set PXE , storage and graphics to EFI. (in that case) On power, set Os power management to Enabled. This option will allow Power Management later. Throughout my experiments, I haven't found any other option with a negative impact specially important. But, If you don’t need any special option, reset the bios to default can be a good idea. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PART II: INSTALLATION 1- MEDIA CREATION (This guide assume you have a MacOs runnig . I have no idea how do it on PC) -Download El Capitan from AppleStore. Currently, is 10.11.6. Final version. No need to update. Let the file in /Applications -Download my compressed folder with all necessary stuff. -Format one USB stick with common settings: Go to Partition Tab, choose 1 partition in “partition layout”, select GUID partition table in options, and Mac Os Extended (Journaled) as Filesystem. Name the partition as you want. Ok to Apply. -On a terminal window, type: sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USBName --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction -Change “USBName” by your usb name. Enter and type your admin password. It will take 10-15 minutes. (When it finish , you’ll see the prompt again) -Download Clover from here . Version used to make this guide: Clover_v2.3k_r3676 -Install Clover in the USB. On first screen, don’t forget change the install location in order to do not install on your Internal HD. Select your USB stick -Click on Customize. -Choose “Install for UEFI booting only” and “Install Clover in the ESP” as main options (if your system is UEFI based) -This is optional: choose Bootcamp in Themes. I like this theme because looks like a real mac. The rest of themes are horrible. -In Drivers64UEFI select: / EmuVariableUefi-64 / OsxAptionFix2Drv Let the rest of option unselected and Click on Install. 2- CONFIGURE CLOVER When clover finish, It will mount EFI partition. Time to modify it. 2.1 Config.plist Clover makes a config.plist with some options pre-selected. Change the original config.plist by mine. But take a look to options (with clover configurator) to understand it in order to be able to adapt them for your specs. It’s a basic config.plist. I could add more options or fixes. but is a good idea install with minimum options. Acpi. No options activated. Ignore section dsdt.patches for the moment. I'll explain it later. Boot Bootflags needed are only -v and npci=0x2000. dart=o is no needed with vt-d deactivated on Bios. Kext-dev-mode=1 is for Yosemite only. rootless=0 is for first betas of Capitan. No options activated in Cpu/Device/Disable driver Gui options. Graphics. No Graphic injection. At least, no needed for my Quadro card. With this option I boot with only 1 screen. (I have two monitors). Check it out for your card video. Kernels Patches needed RT Variables to deactivate security policy in el Capitan. Similar to kext-dev-mode in Yosemite. SMBIOS Set to Mac Pro 5,1. This is important to skip black screen with boot with SMBIOS 6,1. We will fix that later. System parameter : “No caches” enabled. It’s optional. I like activate this option to test instead of press space bar in every boot. Thats all. 2.2 -Drivers64UEFI folder. You’ll see more drivers installed. That is because some of them are mandatories. That is fine. As usual, delete VBoxHfs-64 driver and replace it by HFSPlus.efi. 2.3 Kexts: You can use my kexts from my stuff folder, or download them from original sites. -Download X79 dmg from RampageDev's site. Mount it and go to /Files/Step2/10.11 to current/StandardKext and grab next kexts: -FakeSMC.kext . -VoodooTSCync.kext, (to avoid boot with cpus=1) -AppleintleE1000e.kext. Not important now, but it will allow to get internet on first boot …and copy them to your /EFI/CLOVER/Kexts/10.11 Important. OpenFakeSMC.kext , (show Package contents) and delete LPCSensors from /Contents/Plugins. This LPC plugin freeze the boot ! Note. My folder has a couple of kexts more. We will talk about it later. ---> don't use this astek drivers in Sierra and High Sierra. They cause KP. See post number #106 3- FIXING USB PORTS If we boot now, we will get the annoying “PCI configuration Begin” error. This is cause the usb issue of El Capitán. We could even avoid this booting using an HDD instead of an USB stick. Which is really weird. But anyway, once we reach the installer, the USB won’t be recognized, so no mouse, no keyboard. The right way is fix the usb ports. Here I have to give credit s to these german guys which allowed me see the solution and refine it. Credit also to the user from the ton--mac forum who found the forum and linked it So, we are going to fix the problem. It has two parts: 1-First Go to here and download last version of USBinjectAll.kext of the-never-well-enough-praised Rehabman . Copy the kext to /EFI/CLOVER/Kexts/10.11 2-Second. We have now to apply a DSDT patch to rename usb devices. But doing this now, we have to extract it, clean it and compile it, and finally fix it. And now it’s not the right moment. We can do it with DSDT-patch-on the fly of Clover. Copy the next dsdt-patches code to the config.plist, using plistedit pro or add them manually with Cloverconfigurator. Z820-EL_CAPITAN_stuff.zip
  18. Hi guys, crazy problem. so, i can boot from NVME. but not if Thunderbolt card is plugged in. screen just goes black when apple logo would normally show up, then desktop. it just stops. I can boot from normal SSD, and be able to mount the NVME (non-booting), and use Thunderbolt, but i want to be able to boot from the NVME and use Thunderbolt. I've tried putting the Thunderbolt card in different slots, and that hasn't been helping so far. Might there be any Clover flags perhaps, that could fix this? or any other solution? Donation for working solution! my config: 5960X X99-A Yosemite Clover ThunderboltEX II Samsung 950 Pro NVME SSD
  19. Hi guys, I recently built my Intel Hackintosh with the MSI H81M-E34, and I was wandering if I was able to somehow get the equivalent of Thunderbolt or even maybe Thunderbolt (itself) onto my Hackintosh? I saw something on the internet about this Expansion card with a Thunderbolt I/O port and a DisplayPort Input Port made by ASUS for selected ASUS motherboards. Would I have any success with this? I noticed that this PCI card has this thunderbolt header thing and maybe I wouldn't have to use that?
  20. [WIP] Z97X-UD7 TH thunderbolt DSDT

    Please help me remove the errors. DSDT.aml.zip Update 8/31/2015 Need help fixing "OperationRegion GPIO" in post #8
  21. Hi! I recently had to upgrade my computer, after my motherboard went bang a couple of weeks ago. As you can see in my sig, I'm now a proud owner of an Asus Z97 Gryphon m-ATX board. One of the nicest features of it is the possibility of thunderbolt expansion via the Asus Thunderboltex II PCI-e card, for a smaller total cost than Gigabyte's competing solution, the Z97-UD7-TH. On the other hand, the UD7-TH thunderbolt port works more or less OOB under OSX - like everything Gigabyte usually does - and didn't even know the Asus card existed until very recently. So I'm now curious - did I make a good choice going Gryphon for a future thunderbolt capability without the UD7-TH's price tag? Have anyone actually tried this card with a hackintosh? If so, does it work fine, or work at all? All the best!
  22. Hi guys, I built a Z97 Hack with Chamleon. I added a Thunderbolt EX II Asus Card. (2 Thunderbolt Ports) Its running. But I cant do Hot Swap. I have to restart if I connect something. Can somebody solve that? Maybe with clover ? If somebody can make this smooth run for me ... would be fantastic.
  23. For those of you, like myself, who choose not buying QUO when it was on kickstarter phase and now regret for quite a while not being able to use a thunderbolt capable board with our good old Ivy Bridge CPUs, since 7-series boards vanished, and the few ones which had TB more so, that's noteworthy news. I was planning to upgrade my old i5 3570K, but perhaps I had an alternative which would allow me to keep it: http://quocomputer.com/shop/z77mx-quo-aos/ Still thinking about it: does it still worth the price in these 8/9 Series/Haswell/Broadwell days?
  24. I just purchased a refurbished 27" iMac (September 2013. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough money to buy one with a SSD or Fusion drive, and I am stuck with a 1TB internal drive at 7200rpm. Originally, I was just going to purchase an external SSD and boot from it, but I have decided that I would rather use a hybrid/fusion drive. Will a hybrid drive even work properly in an enclosure? If not, any recommendations on a cheaper external SSD? I was hoping to get the following hybrid drive with a decent USB 3.0 or TB enclosure. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EIQTOFY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  25. for use with the Apple 27" LED Cinema Display (A1316 MC007LL/A) 2560 x 1440 which only has ONE cable with a mini DisplayPort plug, in now Mountain Lion and later Mavericks. $250 for Apple's ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro MC742ZMA is too much for me. Usage: heavy Adobe graphics/ video mix (Photoshop/ InDesign/ Illustrator/ Premiere/ Dreamweaver), all open at the same time .. Final Cut Pro will follow later. Apart from that, here's what the card also needs to be able to deliver in 10.8.5 (and best 10.9): dual-monitor: connect a 2nd one via DVI or HDMI live resolution switching on both monitors w/o black or blue screens fully working wake from monitor sleep AND wake from MacOS sleep on BOTH monitors w/o black or blue screens ATY framebuffer negotiated correctly between the card and OS X cooling fan(s) not too loud if possible Sharing of best your personal experience or otherwise links or pointers would be very welcomed Thank you, Bugs
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