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I installed it without any problem.

 

The NVIDIA driver still has a lower performance than with iMac18,3 SMBIOS. I lost about 33% in performance. But this was already happening with the previous macOS/NVIDIA version.

 

There is a minor improvement. I had the "freeze" bug with graphics acceleration. For example, the 3D animation here:

http://madebyevan.com/webgl-water/

used to freeze for a moment every few seconds. This happened both in Safaria and Chrome.

 

Now, with the new updated, it runs smoothly on both browsers.

 

You can also test this with the Finder: you open two Finder windows, and try to resize or move the window in the background. Before this update, it would stutter a bit. Now, it runs smoothly.

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Did you down the traditional route of App store or the combi downloader? 

 

This pesky Nvidia thing is really annoying. I actually remained on .102 version which is giving me much better scores but somewhat 'outdated' now. I hope with 10.3.4 we'll see a proper Nvidia driver fix.

 

@Slurpi you're still on iMac smbios right, or did you go for iMacPro? 

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Hi zambostraut.

 

I was already with iMacPro1,1 before the update, so it was just a matter of using the AppStore to update. To move from iMac18,3 tp iMacPro1,1, I had to follow the guid here:

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/331658-how-to-build-your-own-imac-pro-successful-buildextended-guide/

Section D, specially section D5.

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i tries aptiofixdrv, fix2drv, fix3drv and fixdrv+test2016 but not success. I try aptiomemoryfix and successful but my machine very lag, Such as when moving fast finder or watch clip ... i check speedstep but it only show 12 41 42 43 45 (i used ssdtprgen and enable XCPM in config.plist).

Beside CPU not show About Mac, it shows Unkown.

 

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Just now, nvhhung said:

@slurpi @zambostraut pls help me :(

 

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On 21/3/2018 at 3:58 PM, nvhhung said:

i tries aptiofixdrv, fix2drv, fix3drv and fixdrv+test2016 but not success. I try aptiomemoryfix and successful but my machine very lag, Such as when moving fast finder or watch clip ... i check speedstep but it only show 12 41 42 43 45 (i used ssdtprgen and enable XCPM in config.plist).

Beside CPU not show About Mac, it shows Unkown.

 

image.png.78f93f4ad7fe86e23ba02cbf1649422b.png

 

no one help me :(

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For lag issue :

You must have VoodooTSCSync.kex and edit "Info.plist" file

Right-click with the mouse on the VoodooTSCSync.kex file and select "Show Packet Contents".
 
 Double-click with the mouse on /contents/ . After a right-click on the "Info.plist" file, select "Open with /Other". Select the TextEdit.app and edit the "Info.plist" file.
 
 Use the "find"-function of TextEdit.app and search for the term "IOCPUNumber"
 
 Note that the adequate IOCPUNumber for your particular Skylake-X processor is the number of its threads -1, by always keeping in mind that the number of it's threads is always 2x the number of it's cores.
 
Thus in case of the 8 core i7-7820X, the IOCPUNumber is 15 (16 threads - 1).
 
<key>IOCPUNumber</key>
<integer>15</integer>
 
Save and exit.
 
After : 

You must put VoodooTSCSync.kex in EFI/Clover/Kext/other

 

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On 21.03.2018 at 11:58 AM, nvhhung said:

Beside CPU not show About Mac, it shows Unkown.

For cosmetic reasons only :wink_anim:
 
1.) Open a terminal and use the following commands:
 
cp /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppleSystemInfo.framework/Versions/A/Resources/English.lproj/AppleSystemInfo.strings ~/Desktop/
sudo mv /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppleSystemInfo.framework/Versions/A/Resources/English.lproj/AppleSystemInfo.strings /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppleSystemInfo.framework/Versions/A/Resources/English.lproj/AppleSystemInfo.strings-Backup
 
2.) Open "AppleSystemInfo.strings" on your Desktop with TextWrangler and change
 
<key>UnknownCPUKind</key>
<string>Unknown</string>

to what ever you want. In your case choose:

 

<key>UnknownCPUKind</key>
<string>Intel® Core™ i7-7820X</string>
 
Save  "AppleSystemInfo.strings"
 
 
3.) Run the following terminal commands:
 
sudo codesign -f -s - ~/Desktop/AppleSystemInfo.strings
sudo cp ~/Desktop/AppleSystemInfo.strings /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppleSystemInfo.framework/Versions/A/Resources/English.lproj/
 
and reboot your system.

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14 hours ago, Ingwar77 said:
For cosmetic reasons only :wink_anim:
 
1.) Open a terminal and use the following commands:
 

cp /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppleSystemInfo.framework/Versions/A/Resources/English.lproj/AppleSystemInfo.strings ~/Desktop/

sudo mv /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppleSystemInfo.framework/Versions/A/Resources/English.lproj/AppleSystemInfo.strings /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppleSystemInfo.framework/Versions/A/Resources/English.lproj/AppleSystemInfo.strings-Backup
 
2.) Open "AppleSystemInfo.strings" on your Desktop with TextWrangler and change
 

<key>UnknownCPUKind</key>
<string>Unknown</string>

to what ever you want. In your case choose:

 


<key>UnknownCPUKind</key>
<string>Intel® Core™ i7-7820X</string>
 
Save  "AppleSystemInfo.strings"
 
 
3.) Run the following terminal commands:
 

sudo codesign -f -s - ~/Desktop/AppleSystemInfo.strings

sudo cp ~/Desktop/AppleSystemInfo.strings /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppleSystemInfo.framework/Versions/A/Resources/English.lproj/
 
and reboot your system.

tks ^^ Can  you instruct to fix speedstep? my pc not full speedstep 

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7 hours ago, Ingwar77 said:

I have no idea, just update your BIOS and check Enhanced Intel Speed Step Technology (EIST)

What about VoodooTSCSync.kext ?

i fixed info.plist of voodooTSCsync.kext. My pc no lag more but not full speedstep

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Good ;-)

Well now  , you may adjust your bios settings for full speestep .

Edited by Loloflat6

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For exemple Gigabyte basic bios settings :

A /M.I.T/Advanced Frequency Settings/

a.) Extreme Memory Profile: (X.M.P): Profile1

B /M.I.T/Advanced Frequency Settings/Advanced CPU Core Settings

a.) Active Cores Control: Manual
b.) Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled
c.) Enhanced Multi-Core Performance: enabled/disabled (optional)
d.) CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E): Enabled
e.) C6/C7 State Support: Enabled
f.) Package C State limit: C6
g.) CPU EIST Function: Disabled

C /M.I.T/Advanced Memory Settings/

a.) Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P): Profile1

D  /BIOS/

a.) Boot Numlock State: Disabled
b.) Security option: Setup
c.) Full Screen Logo Show: Enbabled
d.) Fast Boot: Disabled
e.) CSM Support: Disabled

E /BIOS/Secure Boot/

a.) Secure Boot Enable: Disabled


F /Peripherals/USB Configuration/

a.) XHCI Hand-off: Enabled

G /Chipset/

a.) VT-d: Disabled

 

Edited by Loloflat6

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22 hours ago, Loloflat6 said:

For exemple Gigabyte basic bios settings :

A /M.I.T/Advanced Frequency Settings/

a.) Extreme Memory Profile: (X.M.P): Profile1

B /M.I.T/Advanced Frequency Settings/Advanced CPU Core Settings

a.) Active Cores Control: Manual
b.) Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled
c.) Enhanced Multi-Core Performance: enabled/disabled (optional)
d.) CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E): Enabled
e.) C6/C7 State Support: Enabled
f.) Package C State limit: C6
g.) CPU EIST Function: Disabled

C /M.I.T/Advanced Memory Settings/

a.) Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P): Profile1

D  /BIOS/

a.) Boot Numlock State: Disabled
b.) Security option: Setup
c.) Full Screen Logo Show: Enbabled
d.) Fast Boot: Disabled
e.) CSM Support: Disabled

E /BIOS/Secure Boot/

a.) Secure Boot Enable: Disabled


F /Peripherals/USB Configuration/

a.) XHCI Hand-off: Enabled

G /Chipset/

a.) VT-d: Disabled

 

tks, i will try and report later ^^

@Loloflat6 i see C6 retention and C6 non retention. How Should i will choice? 

Edited by nvhhung

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I mean for Msi bios is :

 

Advanced -- CPU Configuration:
Intel Hyper Threading = Enabled
(Intel Virtualization Technology = Enabled/Disabled makes no difference) : disable first
CPU C States Support = Enabled
Package C State = C6(non Retention)
CPU C3 State = Enabled
CPU C6 State = Enabled
Edited by Loloflat6

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On 29/3/2018 at 3:26 AM, Loloflat6 said:

I mean for Msi bios is :

 

Advanced -- CPU Configuration:
Intel Hyper Threading = Enabled
(Intel Virtualization Technology = Enabled/Disabled makes no difference) : disable first
CPU C States Support = Enabled
Package C State = C6(non Retention)
CPU C3 State = Enabled
CPU C6 State = Enabled

tks i tried but not success :(

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On 3/29/2018 at 3:26 AM, Loloflat6 said:

I mean for Msi bios is :

 

Advanced -- CPU Configuration:
Intel Hyper Threading = Enabled
(Intel Virtualization Technology = Enabled/Disabled makes no difference) : disable first
CPU C States Support = Enabled
Package C State = C6(non Retention)
CPU C3 State = Enabled
CPU C6 State = Enabled

Update: my pc full speedstep with your guide. tks :)

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Hello,

 

I made my hackintosh using your help. Thank you.

Now I have to add some internal hard drives but something strange happend: I can only mount two internal hard drives.

 

I tested all the combinations with four hard drives, four sata cables and four connections but it only mounts two.

What could it be?

 

Cheers.

Txabi

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14 hours ago, Txabi said:

I tested all the combinations with four hard drives, four sata cables and four connections but it only mounts two.

What could it be?

 

First, make sure that the UEFI sees all the drives. Boot into the UEFI and make a picture of the screen with all the drives detected and send it here. This way, we can see if the connection (AHCI, SATA, IDE) is what should be.

 

If that is ok, open de terminal and do

 

sudo diskutil list

 

(press enter and type in your password) and copy&paste the result here. This also can help to show if the drives are there but not being mounted. 

 

 

 

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Hello again,

 

Thanks to your help I realized that the M2 Disk uses one of the SATA connections, I assume that the first one.

Now that I don't plug anything on the first sata and I left it free, i can see ALL my internal drives.

 

Thank you.

Txabi.

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      (Original OSXLatitude post link: http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/10077-success-acer-aspire-v-15-v5-591g-55tu-high-sierra-dual-boot-windows/)
      Working:
      Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with BCM94352z: (enabled with BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2, FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, install them with Kext Utility or another kext installer) (Original WiFi is Qualcomm Atheros, unsupported but BT works) Hand-off with BCM94352z Full Graphics enabled on HD 530, HDMI, VGA. ALC 255 Audio: (Internal Speakers, Internal Microphone, Headphone jack (microphone not tested) with layout-3 fix (you can use AppleHDAPatcher) Ethernet Realtek 8168B/8111B App Store, Messages, FaceTime, Siri, iCloud (native) Integrated webcam (native) 3.0 USB (native) Touchpad and Keyboard: Fn keys are good, the weird thing is the Brightness key. On my keyboard it's Pause Break:Br-up, Fn+F12:Br-dwn. (VoodoPS2Controller.kext) Battery info: Install ACPIBatteryManager.kext with kext utility or other installer. Sleep Mode: In High Sierra sleep mode not worked for me natively. Inject custom EDID to fix the blank screen after wake from sleep
      See here for instruction (thanks black.dragon74 and Jake Lo !!) Please add these 2 patches to ACPI\DSDT\Patches in your config.plist in order to avoid not responding applications after sleep: (added in "v5_591g_55tu_updated_CLOVER.zip") HECI to IMEI 48454349 494d4549 EC0 to EC 4543305f 45435f5f Before updating to a new version of High Sierra please update kexts to new versions to avoid kernel panics Note: No need for "IntelGraphicsDVMTFixup.kext" so you should delete it. Not working:
      Original Wi-Fi: Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A unsupported, you need switch to BCM94352Z or just use a mini usb wifi dongle. NVIDIA GTX 950M: Optimus not supported. Card Reader: Unsupported For WiFi:
      You can choose an external USB wifi dongle (I used tp-link Archer T1U (5GHz support), Tp-link have official macOS drivers, you just need to install it (OR)Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Z card (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kext I wrote above I'll attach my EFI folder for anyone who want to install High Sierra (acer_aspire_v5_591g_55tu_hs.zip).
      *REUPLOADED updated CLOVER folder, attached as "v5_591g_55tu_updated_CLOVER.zip" (uploaded to OSXLatitude forum, can't upload here).
       
      I'm using High Sierra in Dual-boot with Windows 8.1. To do this in a clean install or with Windows installed first try my little minimal guide:
       
      Dual-boot clean install (on one drive):
      1. Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it's no matter what), 1 for Mac), 
      2. Install Mac, boot with your USB, *mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder, copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,
      3. Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install. 
      4. Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:
      bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi 5. You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition).
       
      Dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive):
      If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope:
      You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (you can search for it).
      (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB)
      1. Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac.
      2. Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created.
      3. Restore from image: select your full system restore image.
      4. When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb.
      5. Do Step 2. from "*" from clean install dual-boot above. but KEEP "Microsoft" FOLDER IN IT!
      6. Do Step 4. from clean install dual-boot above.
      7. You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS!
      (I only tried with Windows 8/8.1/10. I don't know Windows 7,etc.)
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING MAC RESTORE:
      Make sure you have partitions in GPT The best version for restore method is Windows 8.1. It's using 200 MB EFI. Windows 10 using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. You can use with Windows 10, just ignore the errors IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT installer IF YOU USED RESTORE METHOD THEN CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found)
      It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI,  but do not worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI mounter v3: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem) You also could "mount" the EFI from windows, for that open cmd and type: diskpart list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4) sel vol 4 list part (Select System type partition, for example 2) sel part 2 assign letter=b (This will "mount" your EFI partition, to manage files download totalcmd or explorer++ (run as admin)) remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI) Here is a video from dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive):
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_Q8uPkwcWQ
      Here some pictures:




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