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Asus P8Z68 Deluxe

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Update May 26, 2012

  • smbios.plist
    to emulate Macmini5,3
  • SSDT-1.aml
    to fix the P-States. (1600/3800Mhz) note: Use it with the other SSDT.aml

Update May 15, 2012

  • 3304 patched BIOS
  • FakeSMC.kext
    Fixed the missing SMC key

Update May 13, 2012

  • 3203 patched BIOS
  • SSDT for the new BIOS

 

Hi guys,

I've decided to make a guide to improve the system after the Mac OS X installation, because often i see requests of help about this mobo regarding DSDT, Speedstep issues, system improvements and more. In this topic you can find all the needed informations and tools to have a good working system.

I added below a patched BIOS to allow the native CPU Power Management to work. Remember: The patching of the BIOS is a risky business, if you are not familiar with flashing BIOS do it at you own risk. If you don't want to patch the BIOS you can always use the Speedstepper to patch the AppleCPUPowermanagement.kext.

 

 

Bios Settings

Extreme Tweaker

AI Overclock Tuner = Manual

Turbo ratio = By number of active cores mode

For i7 2600K (you need to get the correct settings for your CPU):

1-Core Ratio Limit = 38

2-Core Ratio Limit = 37

3-Core Ratio Limit = 36

4-Core Ratio Limit = 35

Internal PLL Overvoltage = Disabled

 

Advanced\CPU Configuration

CPU Ratio = Auto

CPU C1E = Enabled

C3 Report = Enabled

C6 Report = Enabled

 

Advanced\USB Configuration

EHCI Hand-Off = Enabled

 

Advanced\SATA Configuration

SATA Mode = AHCI

 

Advanced\System Agent Configuration

Initiate iGPU = Disabled

 

Patched Bios

3304.ROM.zip

SHA1: F705EB7DD185863DF475061F62D7428EBF20425C

3203.ROM.zip

SHA1: ED8B560E7401BA9C44DDBC2F4F1DB0F53E0DC963

0902.ROM.zip

SHA1: EF6409B2057655DA5BCA7C4972A4213299DC8A25

 

Chameleon

Chameleon 2.1 rev1823.zip

 

Extra

SSDT-1.aml.zip for SpeedStep 1600/3800Mhz

SSDT-3203.aml.zip for 3203/3304 BIOS

SSDT-0902.aml.zip for 0902 BIOS

org.chameleon.Boot.plist.zip *Important: read below for further informations.

smbios.plist.zip Macmini5,3

 

Extensions

FakeSMC.kext.zip

AppleHDA.kext.zip

AppleIntelE1000e.kext.zip

P8Z68SATAControllers.kext.zip

RealtekRTL81xx.kext.zip

JMicron36xAHCIEnabler.kext.zip

 

HWMonitor + Plugins

HWMonitor.zip

IntelThermal.kext.zip

NuvotonNCT677x.kext.zip

 

pix.png

 

org.chameleon.boot.plist

As you can see I don't use _DSM methods for Audio, Ethernet and GraphicsCard in a custom DSDT or my miniSSDT, but I prefer to use EFI properties for them.

I added the org.chameleon.Boot.plist file with Audio and Ethernet only. The next, instead, is the EFI injections that I'm currently using:

 


<?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>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key>
<dict>
<key>@0,name</key>
<string>ATY,Duckweed</string>
<key>@1,name</key>
<string>ATY,Duckweed</string>
<key>@2,name</key>
<string>ATY,Duckweed</string>
<key>@3,name</key>
<string>ATY,Duckweed</string>
<key>model</key>
<string>AMD Radeon HD 6870</string>
<key>hda-gfx</key>
<string>onboard-1</string>
</dict>
<key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x1)</key>
<dict>
<key>hda-gfx</key>
<string>onboard-1</string>
</dict>
<key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1B,0x0)</key>
<dict>
<key>PinConfigurations</key>
<data>
AA==
</data>
<key>layout-id</key>
<data>
DAAAAA==
</data>
<key>subsystem-id</key>
<data>
oAAAAA==
</data>
<key>subsystem-vendor-id</key>
<data>
axAAAA==
</data>
</dict>
<key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x19,0x0)</key>
<dict>
<key>built-in</key>
<string>0x01</string>
</dict>
<key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1c,0x7)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/Pci(0x9,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key>
<dict>
<key>built-in</key>
<string>0x00</string>
</dict>
</dict>
</plist>
[/codeBOX]

 

I leave here my xml. Use a text editor to add any other EFI injections, then use gfxutil to convert it to hex and replace the number in org.chameleon.Boot.plist

[code]sh-3.2#gfxutil -i xml -o hex EFIZ68.xml EFIZ68.hex[/code]

EFI stuff.zip

 

 

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My IOReg.zip

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i have a similar MOBO but to get the Device (EC) working is a mission impossible without a working model

and as i see in your ioreg you have it working and recognized by the system as native device

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Great job buoo!

Thanks for the acknowledgment :wink2:

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i have a similar MOBO but to get the Device (EC) working is a mission impossible without a working model

and as i see in your ioreg you have it working and recognized by the system as native device

 

You're right!

If you take look at my SSDT you can see that i dropped the Device (EC0) and I added a patched one.

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You can use the native power management, don't use chameleon's functions.

About the Audio, you don't need to add DSDT injections.

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Asus released the new 3203 bios for this mobo, but I haven't patched it yet. If you want to use it, you need to patch IntelCPUPM.kext with the speed stepper. There are a lot of changes in this new version, so I made a new SSDT for who is interested in using it.

 

Note: The SSDT is still a beta version, I'm working and testing jet. Ok It works perfectly. Don't use it with old bios' versions.

3203 SSDT β.zip

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Dear Buoo, tell me please, what about bluetooth and wifi? Work or not? I want to buy Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 or Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3, what about thing? Advise me, please. And CPU: i7 2600K or i5 2550K without gpu?

Thank you! Sorry for my English.

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Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 and Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 are two great mobos.

The bluetooth can work using the firmware extracted from Windows or Linux, but it's not a complete solution. It could works better :thumbsdown_anim:

About the wifi, these mobos haven't a wifi chip, you should buy a Wireless PCI Express Adapter like this TL-WN781ND ver1.0 that works really good.

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Hi Buoo, please tell me, having two SSD drive sata3 to which controller is better to connect: Intel or Marvell? Which of the controllers will work better on Mac OS? Оne drive will be for windows and the other for Mac OS. Thank you very much!

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For me there are many error in applehda , today I have found two upgrade of system and audio dont work ...hey man study for this problem lol

 

 

 

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Yep, you can use kext wizard. HDA Wizard.

The AppleHDA that I attached comes from Lion.

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For i7 2600K (you need to get the correct settings for your CPU):

1-Core Ratio Limit = 38

2-Core Ratio Limit = 37

3-Core Ratio Limit = 36

4-Core Ratio Limit = 35

Internal PLL Overvoltage = Disabled

 

I also have a processor i7 2600K, but in the bios auto settings. And therefore I have a question for you: why do you think that your settings are correct? What is the advantage?

Thank you! Sorry for my English.

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I also have a processor i7 2600K, but in the bios auto settings. And therefore I have a question for you: why do you think that your settings are correct? What is the advantage?

Thank you! Sorry for my English.

 

This option it is for the energetic saving, and increases or it raises the multiplier of the cpu

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This option it is for the energetic saving, and increases or it raises the multiplier of the cpu

I understand why these options, but the question is: why these settings?

Thank you!

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:| You have a 2600K ? Your cpu of default is 34x If setting 35x 36x 37x 38x ..you active turbo step..ok?????

Thanks for answer!!! ok?????

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      I won't go into the details of DSDT extraction and patching. There are better guides (the linked guide is a rip-off of rehabman's guide from a different forum). Please follow such a guide to extract your ACPI data.
       
      Locate and disassemble the DSDT with the newest iasl binary you can put your hands on, then open it with MacIASL in its newest version you can find (Hint: Here is a good source) You can check if the version is new enough if MacIASL doesn't throw error upon compiling a freshly extracted DSDT.aml or DSDT.dst
       
      Add rehabmans repo (as per linked guide) and apply the following patches:
      Rename _DSM to _XDSM Fix _WAK Arg0 v2 USB3 _PRW 0x6D Skylake (instant wake) Find the CNVW device and remove the _PWR function there.
       
      Compile the DSDT and place it in "patched".
       
      2.1.2 Use SSDT hot-patching
      Instead of having to re-extract and re-patch the DSDT on every BIOS change or update, Hardware change one can also use ACPI hot-patching.
      It's a combination of config.plist patches and an SSDT, which is hot-patched into the ACPI (if I understand the process correctly)
       
      You need to add this SSDT-GPRW.aml to your Clover folder in the designated position at Clover/ACPI/patched You need to add this patch to your config.plist. It goes into the DSDT patch section  
      Note: This works for me, but the patch removes the _PRW method from all devices in the DSDT. This could have side-effects. So far, I have seen none. At the moment I'm also not applying any other patch, compared with the additional edits I made to the DSDT method before.
       
      2.2 Install kexts to system
      As mentioned in the install section, it's better to follow rehabman's instruction and install USBinjectAll.kext to /L/E:
      sudo cp -R Release/USBInjectAll.kext /Library/Extensions sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u / 2.3 Enable onboard Audio
      This is where I'm not so happy currently, I'd like it to work without altering AppleHDA. But currently I find no other way.
       
      2.3.1 Install FakePCIID & FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio
      Rehabman tells us to use a kext installer to install it to /S/L/E. Chose the RELEASE folder
       
      2.3.2 Run CloverALC command
      Ensure your EFI partition is mounted before running this command
      Get the newest version of CloverALC command (audio_cloverALC-xxx.sh) and run it. Our Audio codec is RTL887 and I'm running with layout ID 1
       
      2.4 Optional steps
      If you have a dGPU, now it's the time to install its drivers and adjust the config.plist for it.
      This is out of scope of this guide. Yet, my supplied config.plist is ready to be used with Nvidia Pascal cards and using the Nvidia web driver.
       
      3. Updating
      Updating inside 10.3.x point updates doesn't require much attention:
      Download the update from the AppStore as any Mac would do Allow the system to reboot Before booting MacOS with Clover, make sure to disable extra drivers for dGPUs which require non-native support. If using an Nvidia dGPU: Remove "nvda_drv=1"  from your boot arguments and disable Nvidia injection If using a non natively supported AMD card, do the same for AMD (I'm not using AMD, thus I cannot be specific) Boot into the newly created Install MacOS partition Repeat this process until the Install partition is gone Boot MacOS again, still following 3., and potentially install updated drivers Your Audio might require re-patching  
      4. ToDo
      Move away from static DSDT patching to SSDT hotpatching --> requires my work Native NVRAM --> requires developer work Audio without AppleHDA patching --> requires developer work  
      5. Thanks to
      @MaLd0nfor helping finding the right way with the DSDT
      @RehabMan, for being a legend and helping me out patching
      @toleda, for audio patches for the 300 series
      /u/corpnewt, for his superb vanilla guide
      @wmchris for his super XPS 9550 guide and introducing me to hot-patching
      all the developers of clover and it's awesomeness
       
      SSDT-UIAC.aml
      config.plist
      DSDT.aml
      hack2
    • By yehia2amer
      Dell Precision T7610 Workstation
      Hackintosh GUIDE (Work in Progress)
       
                        
      Introduction: 
      Hi Everyone,
      This Workstation used to be a Beast with Dual CPUs and tons of RAM, I Know it is now normal to get that much cores in a Desktop but it is still a very decent machine for me (As a Programmer), and I thought it would be a good idea to Install MacOS as the Daily Driver Rather than Linux and It turns out to be a very Great Experience (with Some Challenges ).
       
      Specs:
      CPU: 2x Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.8GHz Ten Core Processors RAM: 128 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC Memory GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4870 Chipset: Intel C602 Audio: Realtek ALC269Q High Definition Audio SAS Drive Controllers (RAID): LSI 2308 SATA/SAS 6Gb/s controller with host based RAID 0, 1, 10 (4  Network Controller 1: Intel 82579 Gigabit Ethernet controller with Remote Wake UP, PXE and Jumbo frames support
      Network Controller 2: Intel Ethernet Controller I210
      NEC USB3.0 xHCI Controller: Renesas Electronics uPD720201 & uPD720202
       
      Working:
      Both "Xeon E5-2680 v2" and all cores with Power Management and P-States (using VoodooTSCSync & ssdtPRGen.sh) ATI Radeon HD 4870 (Vanilla) Realtek ALC269Q (using VoodooHDA till Now) LSI 2308 SAS (using AstekFusion2) Intel 82579 Network Controller (Vanilla) Intel I210 Network Controller (IntelMausiEthernet) USB 2.0  
      Not Working:
      NEC USB3.0 xHCI Controller (Renesas Electronics uPD720201 & uPD720202) Sleep  
      https://github.com/yehia2amer/Dell-Precision-T7610-Workstation-Hackintosh-Guide
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