Jump to content
meklort

OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

4,362 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

@IronManJFF, Cyberstrolch and niXta, thank you guys for your help and all this precious information, I'll let you know how it ends !

 

 

 

 

Success for AirPlay, but still searching for iMessage, any idea ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Advertisement

I think it was around November that Apple made modification to iMessage Signin.. It validates the MLB number .. So far there is no proven workaround... This affect all Hackintosh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it was around November that Apple made modification to iMessage Signin.. It validates the MLB number .. So far there is no proven workaround... This affect all Hackintosh

well... wait and see

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone used a Maxwell Chipset from NVIDIA with the latest BIOS.

 

Say a 980 or 970 with the QUO?

 

Probably have to run Yosemite and current Cuda Driver.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone used a Maxwell Chipset from NVIDIA with the latest BIOS.

 

Say a 980 or 970 with the QUO?

 

Probably have to run Yosemite and current Cuda Driver.

 

There are hacks working with GTX 970 .. you can see some on this site or T*-site

 

If you need CUDA, you will need the web drivers from Nvidia.

 

For OS X support you need to be at least on Yosemite. I am unsure if HDMI is gonna be working because it uses the new HDMI 2.0 protocol which I do not know if supported on OS X.

 

All that remains to be confirmed (i think)  is if our own H3C.1479  needs to be told anything to make it work ... that is beyond my current skill level at the moment ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I received my Titan back in Oct'13 it did not work with H3A.816 at the time, so I had to run a 690 until H3B.894 was released.

 

I know H3C.1479 has been out since the Yosemite Developers Preview launched but the 9 series weren't around.

 

The link on pg 15 doesn't work anymore wish I would have gotten a screen grab, they usually have the list cards that run on all the BIOS builds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More research ...

 

OS Yosemite as of 10.10.2 does not provide drivers for Maxwell Based Card

 

The Nvidia drivers are thus required (not only for CUDA as i previously tought )

 

 

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS for Driver Release 343.01.01f03

  • Model identifier should be MacPro3,1 (2008), MacPro4,1 (2009), MacPro5,1 (2010) or later
  • Mac OS X v10.10 (14A389)

 

Looking for more info ....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK, I see you have windows so here is what you need to do:

 

1. Create bootable FAT32 DOS USB stick with http://rufus.akeo.ie/

2. Copy all files from attached zip on the stick

3. Make sure in BIOS Legacy boot is enabled!

4. Boot from USB stick(legacy not UEFI).

 

Once on DOS prompt type:

 

eeupdate /nic=1 /d lan.eep

 

This will write new LAN eeprom without changing existing MAC address, if you want to be pir8:

 

eeupdate /nic=1 /d lan.eep /MAC=XXXXXXXXXXXX

 

Where XXXXXXXXXXXX will be your new MAC address at your choice ;)

 

After this type celo then enter

 

If it pass all tests then you are good to go on OS X for test.

 

Have fun!

 

attachicon.gifQLAN.zip

 

Sorry for being OT , do you think i could flash my GB board this way without "burning" it ? 

Or would you recommend doing this only for the QUO ?

 

thanks for your advice

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Christ, these must come up for sale once a decade... So frustrating that there isn't a reliable source for this after so much time...

g\

 

 

Don't know if this is any use but I've found a cheap supplier of motherboard 1394B FireWire headers over at TaoBao - http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=35208031613

 

 

xWrWSFz.jpg

pthCv4D.jpg

glL0puu.jpg

You will probably need to go through a TaoBao agent to order(assuming these are compatible) ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a gtx 970 and it works like a charm with last nvidia web driver and Yosemite.

Would you mind posting your full system specs in your signature ?

Is your GTX 970 replacing a Nvidia card you already had ?

Anything special about the install procedure ? 

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have installed my 3th QUO system. Flashed and gone bad. Restored the original 2th BIOS and Re-Flashed. Now on booting it start after few seconds switch off. Any idea or help appreciated.

 

Best

WT

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey my EVGA GT 640 stopped working in Yosemite, I get a no signal to monitor.  It also does not work on Giagbyte Z68X but it does work on the Gigabyte Z77X-UP5-TH?   Isn't the QUO chipset very similar to the Z77X?

 

I also tried the web driver no luck.  Does anyone have the EVGA GT 740 running on this  board with Yosemite 10.10.2 with the Native Apple Driver not Web driver?

 

My EVGA 760 and 770 are both running fine.  I have no idea what happened to the GT 640 support with Apple?

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So don't know if this has been mentioned here, but now that Apple has enabled two step verification on iMessage and FaceTime, it allowed me to log in without the contact Apple error. We'll see if it continues without issue, but I thought it was interesting. I'm still running on "stock" Oz values of Mac Pro 3,1 and generated serial and whatnot. Anybody else notice this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the GFX card is supported by the OS, it should work.

Just want to be sure we do not misinterpret here ...

 

Does it really matter if the driver is provided by Apple or Nvidia (I have my finger hovering over that <Order Now> button)  ?

For reference : Modify Nvidia drivers package so it installs on non-supported SysDef 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Just want to be sure we do not misinterpret here ...

 

Does it really matter if the driver is provided by Apple or Nvidia (I have my finger hovering over that button)  ?

For reference : Modify Nvidia drivers package so it installs on non-supported SysDef 

Yosemite comes with its own driver, so if a card work with it surely is a supported cards. NVidia is a partner but this does not mean that newer cards becomes fully compatible: in fact they have a limitation in their package for certain and tested products... Anyway this can be really enough but your card must be among the supported products.

For me vanilla cards are those that only work with vanilla drivers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

GTX 970 is supported by Nvidia driver but Yosemite has no driver for it, This is why  i am asking if it matters if the drivers come from Apple or Nvidia as it relates to H3C.1479 on QUO boards. i know that there have been success stories for other Hackintosh but none so far on a QUO board

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok I figured out the problem with the GT 640 no signal to monitor (black Screen).  Google search will show others with same issue.  What fixed the issue was changing the iMac to 13,2 in smbios on my Gibabyte Z77X non Quo board, Gigabyte Z68X and older Gigabyte C2D EP45 changing that ti MacPro3,1.  Now I need to figure out how to change this on the Quo to iMac13,2.  Would that be a Nvram setting and if so does anyone have the procedure (script)?

 

Thanks

 

Edited:

 

Did a search on this thread found this to change System Profile, which worked fine and GT 640 now boots to desktop.  With MacPro3,1 it would not but the GTX 760 would boot to desktop with MacPro3,1.  Weird sin't it?

 

@IronManJFF,

 

I created a Smbios using Clover Configurator then renamed it Defaults.plist and placed it in EFI/EFI/Oz and that didn't do anything?  Maybe Nvram took precedence over it no?

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285920-new-os-x-compatible-motherboard-quo/?p=2061513

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just want to be sure we do not misinterpret here ...

 

Does it really matter if the driver is provided by Apple or Nvidia (I have my finger hovering over that <Order Now> button)  ?

For reference : Modify Nvidia drivers package so it installs on non-supported SysDef 

I wont advise you to buy a card that is not supported OOTB by Apple drivers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

@IronManJFF,

 

I created a Smbios using Clover Configurator then renamed it Defaults.plist and placed it in EFI/EFI/Oz and that didn't do anything?  Maybe Nvram took precedence over it no?

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285920-new-os-x-compatible-motherboard-quo/?p=2061513

I am unsure if Clover Configurator will generate a plist compatible with Ozmosis ...in any case ... 

 

Your Defaults.plist will not override variables already defined in NVRAM.

Here is my Defaults.plist that defines my QUO board as iMac 13,2 if you want to use it as a guide ...

 

You can validate your plist with plutil command

You can confirm that Ozmosis found you Defaults.plist file by looking at the firmware log using DarwinDumper you will see a line with Defaults found (after memory and GPU detection)

<?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>BiosVersion</key>
        <string>IM131.88Z.010A.B05.1210121459</string>
        <key>ProductId</key>
        <string>Mac-FC02E91DDD3FA6A4</string>
        <key>ProductFamily</key>
        <string>iMac</string>
        <key>ProductName</key>
        <string>iMac13,2</string>
        <key>SystemSerial</key>
        <string>Insert Yours Here</string>
        <key>BaseBoardSerial</key>
        <string>Insert Yours Here</string>
</dict>
</plist>

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Tricchi
      Vorrei assemblare un nuovo hackintosh partendo dallo stretto necessario per poi aggiungere altri componenti nel tempo. Dato che la mobo penso sia fondamentale vorrei prenderne una che mi dia la possibilità di future espansioni ma che non costi troppo. Ho visto che su Amazon ci sono delle mobo come ad esempio la Asrock Z370 Taichi usate ad ottimi prezzi. Voi che ne pensate? Vale la pena o è rischioso? Nella descrizione c'è scritto "Come nuovo" o "Ottime condizioni".
      Riguardo alla compatibilità di questa scheda madre con hackintosh che mi dite? Il modulo wi-fi e bluetooth è compatibile?
      Grazie.
       
      Marco
    • By Surfman
      Ciao a tutti.
      dopo aver installato High Sierra il pc non può avviarsi dall'SSD mostrandomi la schermata nera che dice di scegliere il boot. facendo partire il pc con l'USB inserita, da dove ho installato il tutto, mi viene mostrata schermata di scelta dove posso effettivamente fare partire osx appena installato dal ssd ma con una lentezza mostruosa!. se provo con la chiavetta scollegata stessa schermata nera con la scelta del boot. inutile aggiungere che ho cercato di cambiare l'ordine di avvio dal BIOS, aggiornato il BIOS, ma senza successo. l'ssd funziona perché dopo ho installato da questo stesso anche linux o windows tranquillamente
      cosa posso fare? grazie a tutti

      MOBO: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H
      CPU intel i5
      GPU NVIDIA MSI N750 Ti TF 2GD5 / OC  

    • By srmusico
      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!
    • By Costanegra
      Hello.
       
      It's been about 3 or 4 years since I built my first, and so far only hackingtosh. I did so fallowing a guide written by good guy ^Andy^, witch came with hardware recommendations. I now feel it's time for me to upgrade to a faster system to keep up with heavier work loads. I'm strongly considering building a hackingtosh around the new i7-6700K Skylake processor, but I haven't come across guides for  this type of processor. I was wondering if any of you could recommend me a motherboard that's compatible and that won't become a hassle when trying to install OS X. Also, if there's a guide you know of, please let me know.
       
      Thanks in advance.
    • By FrankOshe389
      Hi,
      I'm currently running a Windows 7 x64 PC with:

      8GB DDR3 Ram

      AMD FX 4170 GPU

      AMD Radeon HD 7870 CPU

      1TB HDD (Windows 7)

      150GB HDD (Blank)
       
      Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Motherboard
      I am aware that getting OSX on an AMD machine is not an easy task, but can it be done with my setup?

      I am currently running OSX 10.8.3 in VMWare which is OK but lags a fair bit and lacks any kind of 3d acceleration and would like to be able to dual boot it natively alongside windows on the 150GB HDD.

      Thanks 
×