Updated to High Sierra and installed the latest webdrivers from nVidia. I'm using a MacPro6,1 SMBIOS so I need the agdpfix to avoid black screen issues.
When booting with nv_disable=1 I get the "GeForceSensors: still waiting for accelerator..." message. Booting with the webdrivers seems to resolve that issue, but I'm booting into a black screen so that doesn't really help...
Any ideas what could be causing this and how to fix it?
So, I haven't been running Hackintosh for a while but decided I wanted to give it new shot. I had previously ran an El Capitan installation, but wasn't all too happy with the performance. Figured I'd go at it again and not give up until it's working well.
Anyhow, I made some bastardization of the old El Capitan USB; latest version of Clover, Sierra install and copied the old El Cap config files (kexts, config.plist, SSDT and so on). As I don't remember everything clearly I tried to change as little as possible.
It seems to have installed fine and the performance is a bit better than on El Capitan. So that's where I'm at now.
I know that's not very detailed information, but I'll be happy to provide more if I just know what would be of interest/relevant.
Running some benchmarks the performance is not great. Geekbench gives a decent single core performance but the multi-core is just around 20k (clocked at 4Ghz). Cinebench R15 seems a little better with 1180 points on CPU, but a little tired GPU score of 118 (GTX 970).
I'm using the NullCPUPowerManagement.kext so I'm assuming the CPU runs at full power.
Where do I begin troubleshooting? Any suggestions?
My system specs:
Asus X99-A motherboard
i7 5820K @4Ghz
Asus GTX 970
The Macs that will run macOS Sierra
iMac – all models from late 2009, iMac 10,1 – 17,1
MacBook – all models from late 2009, MacBook 6,1 – 9,1
MacBook Pro – all models from 2010, MacBook Pro 7,1 – 11,5
MacBookAir – all models from 2010, MacBook Air 3,1 – 7,2
Mac Mini – all models from 2010, Mac Mini 4,1 – 7,1
Mac Pro – all models from 2010, Mac Pro 5,1 – 6,1
macOS Sierra won’t run on
iMac 4,1 – 9,1
MacBook 1,1 – 5,1
MacBook Pro 1,1 – 5,2
MacBookAir 1,1 – 2,1
Mac Mini 1,1 – 3,1
Mac Pro 1,1 – 4,1
Xserve 1,1 – 3,1
How to check your CPU's SpeedStep more simple and more accurate? Use MSRDumper.kext? isata menus?
Maybe you have other ways, but I like to do it myself. So I created this application—"CPU-S". It is very simple to use—Just open the application, click the button, then you get the information you want. I can't wait to share it with you. And here are some screenshots:
click "SpeedStep Test" to check your CPU's speedstep
one of hint messages
one of hint messages
build and copy ssdt.aml to your desktop
Some drivers need to make the app running. If your system does not have these drivers, the application will install them.
PS: 1.I'm Chinese, so there may be a time difference between me and you. And I may not be able to answer your question in a timely manner. 2.I'm not good at English......
Intel ARK site for CPU info
Pike R Alpha's SSDT generator and AICPUPMInfo kext.