for a long time I was just a passive forum member, but now I have to ask you for help in this forum. I already have a working hackintosh (as of 2013), but now I need a bit more power for my photo and video editing. Based on the reviews and various compatibility lists on the internet, I bought a new system 5 weeks ago, on which I want to use Clover to install macOS 10.13.6. The configuration is in my profile. Windows will be installed later and doesn't matter right now.
I've read a lot of tutorials on Mainboard, Coffee Lake, NVIDIA & Co. and just can't get it to work. I have tried the great guides of Quattrofx and also of Hackintosher and many others several times - unfortunately no success.
Currently, the following problem appears:
First installation screen goes through to about two minutes remaining time, then automatic reboot. After the first reboot, I boot to the M.2 via the Clover stick so that the installation can continue and an error message appears that the installation can not be completed. = Restart
The following steps I have taken so far:
BIOS version and configuration adapted several times. Many guides work with the version F7h, which is no longer available as download. In this version you should set the Windows 8/10 features to "Other OS". I have now the latest version F10 installed (I have also tested all former versions), where you should put the setting to "Windows 8/10" according to a comment under a guide (not "Windows 8/10 WHQL").
Various different sticks tried, several times the installation file from the AppStore loaded, sticks in the terminal and via apps recreated etc., PRAM and NVRAM reset, ... I attached my last EFI and screenshots
Here is my hardware in detail:
Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming
GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming
16GB DDR4-2400 Corsair Vengeance LPX
Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB M.2
After 5 weeks of countless tries and tests I just can not get on and need help.
EHCI hands-off Enabled
XHCI hands-off Enabled
BOOT settings set to Other OS , UEFI only
No DSDT installed.
After a few days of tinkering around I've managed to get most stuff working.
Things that still need tweaking:
- shut down sometimes doesn't work fixed by using SMBIOS 14,2
- sound card is not working - fixed by installing DRAM and DSDT drop tables options in Clover
Only issue so far: Front microphone port is not working.
Got everything going fine for now.
At the end will post my Clover EFI file.
I finished my hackintosh a couple of days ago. I am a gamer, but I'm also a web programmer. For years i've struggled with the dilemma of running 2 different (and sometimes more) computers for work and for play. Anyone who's gone through this understands that pulling all your monitor cables, mouse, keyboard, headset and other peripherals out of one computer and into another is a gigantic pain. So my goal here was to build a bad ass gaming PC that would allow me to push the limits of my Acer 144hz gaming monitor (so 140 - 160fps @ 2560x1440 resolution), but also have FULL native compatibility with Mac osX with as little hacking as possible.
I can say after having used this for several days for web development and all of my routine mac osX tasks, it is an absolute dream mac. It's by far the fastest, most awesome mac computer I've ever used. The windows 10 gaming side is just as bad ass and I'm achieving 125 - 150fps in Battlefield one on high settings at max resolution. It's a beauty. You just restart and choose your OS and you're on your way.
As far as the install goes, I didn't have to do anything special except use the nvidia web drivers flag when booting. The bluetooth on the ASUS rog Maximus Viii Formula works out of the box, the tp-link n900 wifi card works out of the box and all other hardware, so this was a completely painless osx install and so far I have not crashed or had a kernel panic even once.
Motherboard - ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Formula Motherboard
Processor - Intel i7 6700K @ 4.0Ghz
RAM - G.Skill DDR4 PC2133 64GB (4 x 16GB)
GFX - Gigabyte Aorus Nvidia GTX 1080 TI 11GB
WI-FI - PCI-E TP-Link N900 Wireless Card
Cooling - Thermaltake Pacific Liquid Cooling with Thermaltake RGB Waterblock and Dual Radiator with RGB 120 Fans
PSU - 850 Watt Thermaltake RGB Power Supply - Gold Certified
USB 3.0 - Working!
USB C - Working!
SSD - Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD
HDD - Western Digital Hybrid 3TB / Flash HDD X 2
Made a video about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyEqpFR12KE
Hello, I'm new to the site (and Hackintosh), having troubles already, first I will list my hardware:
CPU: FX 8350
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 760
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO
USB: (Installer) Kingston Data Traveler 100 G3 (USB 3.0 plugged into an USB 2.0 port)
I follow the instructions from another forum (Can I post links?).
Is a vanilla installation, I prepare the USB with a friends mac pro using clover.
I can boot to Clover, the problem comes when i try to install Yosemite, i keep getting the next:
I am having a problem with my build - EX58-UD5 - Intel i7 920 - 12 Gb RAM - recently replaced video card is EVGA Geforce GTX-760 2 GB (formerly EVGA 8900 GTX+ 512)
I had loaded Mavericks and Mountain Lion previous to the new card installation and the video was very choppy as the video card couldn't keep up with the video delivery.
I installed the new card and while the video is now working (almost) fine , When I do a system hardware overview it sees the GTX 760 as 0 GB video ram. The symptom is the anytime you load a web page, the URL bar constantly updates but the video is no longer choppy.
Question = do I need to load the CUDA files from the Invidia web page to show the 2GB video RAM?