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Hello again @obus. 

Hello, everyone.

Perhaps, you should now try without any patches for the CPU...? (at your own risk)

... of course only with tsc sinc kext, if now you have an official BIOS v.0603

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2 hours ago, yapan4 said:

Hello again @obus. 

Hello, everyone.

Perhaps, you should now try without any patches for the CPU...? (at your own risk)

... of course only with tsc sinc kext, if now you have an official BIOS v.0603

My rig is not booting without the "XCPM bootstrap patch" and "xcpm_program_msrs (c) Pike R. Alpha" patch.

Already tested that. 

Booting without the TSCAdjustReset.kex is working great and booth sleep and wake is working. The new bios 0603 has an updated microcode. That might be the reason  for the fact that everything is working as it should without the kext.

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3 hours ago, obus said:

Booting without the TSCAdjustReset.kex is working great and booth sleep and wake is working. The new bios 0603 has an updated microcode. That might be the reason  for the fact that everything is working as it should without the kext.

This is a very good news.

 

3 hours ago, obus said:

My rig is not booting without the "XCPM bootstrap patch" and "xcpm_program_msrs (c) Pike R. Alpha" patch.

And this is bad, because we still have problems with MSR. Maybe I'm wrong, the gurus will correct, if not

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51 minutes ago, obus said:

...to make this as good as possible.

I think you are very close to this.

 

But I have another unpleasant mention of past practice - the motherboard Gigabyte GA-X150 Plus WS. All reports showed an unlocked MSR, but without the KernelPM and AppelIntelCPUPM confidently caught KP.

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Hi @fabiosun

 

Could you please have a look at my attached files.

Now booting without the TSCAdjustReset.kext .

Sleep/wake and everything is working perfect without that kext so I can run my rig without it but I'm to much "noob" to understand if this is  the best way for my CPU performance.  Is there a way to check this?

Then I would like to ask you another thing about my MSR 0xE2 register.

According to KGP's site the output from voltageshift should be something similar with: 

RDMSR e2 returns value 0x7e000003 but when I run this test the output is:  RDMSR e2 returns value 0x402?

on the other hand my bootlog and AppleIntelInfo.kext output  is showing quite clear that the bios is unlocked:

 

MSR 0xE2 before patch 00000402
MSR 0xCE              00070A2C_F3811900
MSR 0x1B0             00000000

 

Everything shows that my MSR 0xE2 register is unlocked but still need FakeCpuid or/alt. an old XCPM bootstrap patch together with xcpm_program_msrs (c) Pike R. Alpha for booting.

I can't understand that i9-7980xe processor with the same signature 0x50654 can boot perfect without this kernel patch and without FakeCpuid when at least on the paper a more native processor like the Xeon W  fail.

 

Is there anybody else out there how could help to solve this problem.

I'm just a super noob trying to put this rig together and the only skill I have is my insistence and that is not enough for this project.

With TSC kext.rtf

without TSC kext.rtf

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On 4/23/2018 at 9:47 PM, yapan4 said:

 

I think you are very close to this.

 

But I have another unpleasant mention of past practice - the motherboard Gigabyte GA-X150 Plus WS. All reports showed an unlocked MSR, but without the KernelPM and AppelIntelCPUPM confidently caught KP.

Like my situation with the difference that my rig is rockstable without Kp :P

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8 minutes ago, obus said:

Like my situation with the difference that my rig is rockstable without Kp :P

...but with patches from Pike R. Alpha.

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19 hours ago, obus said:

Hi @fabiosun

 

Could you please have a look at my attached files.

Now booting without the TSCAdjustReset.kext .

Sleep/wake and everything is working perfect without that kext so I can run my rig without it but I'm to much "noob" to understand if this is  the best way for my CPU performance.  Is there a way to check this?

Then I would like to ask you another thing about my MSR 0xE2 register.

According to KGP's site the output from voltageshift should be something similar with: 

RDMSR e2 returns value 0x7e000003 but when I run this test the output is:  RDMSR e2 returns value 0x402?

on the other hand my bootlog and AppleIntelInfo.kext output  is showing quite clear that the bios is unlocked:

 

MSR 0xE2 before patch 00000402
MSR 0xCE              00070A2C_F3811900
MSR 0x1B0             00000000

 

Everything shows that my MSR 0xE2 register is unlocked but still need FakeCpuid or/alt. an old XCPM bootstrap patch together with xcpm_program_msrs (c) Pike R. Alpha for booting.

I can't understand that i9-7980xe processor with the same signature 0x50654 can boot perfect without this kernel patch and without FakeCpuid when at least on the paper a more native processor like the Xeon W  fail.

 

Is there anybody else out there how could help to solve this problem.

I'm just a super noob trying to put this rig together and the only skill I have is my insistence and that is not enough for this project.

With TSC kext.rtf

without TSC kext.rtf

Hi @obus

1) your MSR 0xE2 is unlocked. (period :P )

2) also 0x7e000003 means unlocked and in some case it means reprogrammed with a kernel patch (see my post of my thread when I expose @SammlerG patches in solution 2

KGP guides is a specific and extensive x299 guide (Asus in particular) and 79xx CPU not xeon.

In that guide I can't see any evidence of a xeon like yours having success..or maybe Am I missing something there?

So I have to repeat my self:

1a) is your system stable? can you post different try with cinebencz, Luxmark3.1, Geekbench before a after a sleep/wake cycle?(testing cpu/gpu more time) and compare results?

2a) in those conditions check temperatures if are the same or not

If all of these conditions are verified.. Be happy!.

Xeon is different

Also my kind of cpu (similar to mine but not xeon can boot without a fakecpuid or similar hack for kernel) xeon NO!

Be happy and try to find some user with a similar rig to yours :)

 

 

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1 hour ago, fabiosun said:

Hi @obus

1) your MSR 0xE2 is unlocked. (period :P )

2) also 0x7e000003 means unlocked and in some case it means reprogrammed with a kernel patch (see my post of my thread when I expose @SammlerG patches in solution 2

KGP guides is a specific and extensive x299 guide (Asus in particular) and 79xx CPU not xeon.

In that guide I can't see any evidence of a xeon like yours having success..or maybe Am I missing something there?

So I have to repeat my self:

1a) is your system stable? can you post different try with cinebencz, Luxmark3.1, Geekbench before a after a sleep/wake cycle?(testing cpu/gpu more time) and compare results?

2a) in those conditions check temperatures if are the same or not

If all of these conditions are verified.. Be happy!.

Xeon is different

Also my kind of cpu (similar to mine but not xeon can boot without a fakecpuid or similar hack for kernel) xeon NO!

Be happy and try to find some user with a similar rig to yours :)

 

 

Hi @fabiosun and thank's for your patience with an old and stubborn man.

 

I am 100 % sure that my MSR 0xE2 register is unlocked thank's to you.

 

My system is 100% stable and I haven't had one kp with this configuration in the last two weeks. 

 

I'm now running without TSCAdjustReseat.kext and I can't se any issues in performance with or without that kext. What I however can se is that the amount of total energy consumed during the test-cycle are 10 times higher without the kext (three times Cinebench CPU and two times Luxmark open CL) as you can see in the output from my AppleIntelInfo.kext attached in my earlier post.

 

I have tested running Cinebench five times in a row with or without TSC kext and have exactly the same performance (see attached files). Temperature is not a problem at all.

 

Everything seems to be fine so I guess I have to wait and see if upcoming 10.13.5 maybe recognise Intel Xeon w series processor as native.

    

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A little bit about the nice thing to relieve the tension - today I got the WS C422 Pro / SE from the delivery service. The next is the choice of CPU ...

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3 minutes ago, yapan4 said:

A little bit about the nice thing to relieve the tension - today I got the WS C422 Pro / SE from the delivery service. The next is the choice of CPU ...

 Take the most expensive, it's always the best choice:P

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:)

Yes, thank you.

In fact, even the weakest apple-like Xeon 8c/16t is not available for sale in my country and expensive for me. So this will be a special iMacPro edition for poor countries:worried_anim:

Probably W-2125 or even the W-2123. Sorry, I will not be able to repeat your configuration.

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Thank's to KGP's eminent guide I now have working hot swap or "external PCI hotplugging" with my thunderbolt GC-Alpine ridge PCI express card :P

 

Sleep and wake working 100 % with my LG OLED 55 inch TV and/ or my external Buffalo hard disk connected via my two thunderbolt connections on my GC- Alpine Ridge card..:thumbsup_anim:

 

Streamed (and of course downloaded) Itunes DRM protected video plays smoothly  on my RX Vega 64 (this hasn't worked for me since my first rig on a Gigabyte Z68 with a Sandy Bridge core i5).:hysterical:

 

Nightshift and Native Display Brightness Control working.

 

Thank's to @fabiosun I have a patched UEFI bios (0603) with unlocked MSR 0XE2 register. :whistle:

 

System 100% stable.:thumbsup_anim:

 

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