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Dell Precision T7610 Workstation

Hackintosh GUIDE (Work in Progress)

 

Dell Precision Workstation T7610 Case External                  Dell Precision Workstation T7610 Case Internal

Introduction: 

Hi Everyone,

This Workstation used to be a Beast with Dual CPUs and tons of RAM, I Know it is now normal to get that much cores in a Desktop but it is still a very decent machine for me (As a Programmer), and I thought it would be a good idea to Install MacOS as the Daily Driver Rather than Linux and It turns out to be a very Great Experience (with Some Challenges ^_^).

 

Specs:

  • CPU: 2x Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.8GHz Ten Core Processors
  • RAM: 128 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC Memory
  • GPU: SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 580 8GD5
  • Chipset: Intel C602
  • Audio: Realtek ALC3220 (ALC280) High Definition Audio
  • SAS Drive Controllers (RAID): LSI 2308 SATA/SAS 6Gb/s controller with host based RAID 0, 1, 10 (4 
  • Network Controller 1: Intel 82579 Gigabit Ethernet controller with Remote Wake UP, PXE and Jumbo frames support

  • Network Controller 2: Intel Ethernet Controller I210

  • NEC USB3.0 xHCI Controller: Renesas Electronics uPD720201 & uPD720202

 

Working:

  • Both "Xeon E5-2680 v2" and all cores with Power Management and P-States (using VoodooTSCSync & ssdtPRGen.sh)
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 (Vanilla)
  • Realtek ALC3220 (ALC280)  (using VoodooHDA till Now - it is partially working with AppleALC using layout-id 13)
  • LSI 2308 SAS (using AstekFusion2)
  • Intel 82579 Network Controller (Vanilla)
  • Intel I210 Network Controller (IntelMausiEthernet)
  • USB 2.0

 

Not Working:

  • NEC USB3.0 xHCI Controller (Renesas Electronics uPD720201 & uPD720202)
  • Sleep

 

https://github.com/yehia2amer/Dell-Precision-T7610-Workstation-Hackintosh-Guide

Edited by yehia2amer

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I did a similar install and wrote it up here:  

I also couldn't get the USB3 controllers or sleep to work properly.  I posted about it here:

I tried for quite some time with custom DSDT and other things and in the end gave up. If you get any further progress would be interested to hear about it. 

Edited by Bounc1ngbanker

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@yehia2amer,

I try to use your EFI folder without success ... do you have any guide for install sierra or high sierra on the T7610 ?

My bios version is A17

CPU Xeon E5-2630 v2 @2,60 ghz (6 core 12 thread)

GPU Nvidia Quadro K4000

RAM 32 Giga

Thank you

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Hey, thanks so much for posting this here!

 

I have the same computer with the exception of my GPU which is a Quadro K4000. I tried using your Clover folder after I found my first attempt failed. Unfortunately it still fails at the same point, have you got any idea what I might try to change? I'm very new to all of this. Below is a photo of when it freezes in verbose mode.

 

(I have tried many different guides and methods online (vids, threads on forums etc.) 

I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], Clover and Install Disk Creator, and also tried different Usb sticks/ports, changed my bios settings as far as I could (the Dell menu seems to be quite different and more basic then some people's bios menus in YouTube videos) and I don't know what to change..

 

Also I am a bit confused that although it is a legacy device, it has an option to select uefi boot options too in one of the bios menus??

Maybe you could explain the basic steps you took? I'd be incredibly grateful!!

 

Cheers,

 

BarryLimestone

 

 

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I have the same computer, went to the github link but there is no actual guide, just a folder with drivers etc. Where is the guide? Thanks!

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      macOS Mojave is now installed, but it can only boot at this moment thanks to FakeSMC and Clover on the Mojave USB flash drive installer.
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
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      • Remove USB Mojave installer and shut down and restart.
       
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      After selecting SMBIOS, example iMac19,1 for Aorus Pro with RX580 ( image above ) then go to Apple and ensure you have the "serial number is not valid " message. Done!
       
      If you still have problems connecting to iMessage, test and ensure that AirDrop is working, then follow instructions inside spoiler. 

       
       
      • Mount internal drive EFI/ESP partition
      • Go to folder CLOVER → drivers64UEFI 
      • Place both EMUVariableUefi-64.efi inside → drivers64UEFI
       
       
      Using Clover Configurator, add the following argument to config.plist using Clover Configurator.
       
      • Slide = 0
       

       
       
      Shutdown and then press power on button on PC.
       
      • You should now be able to Log into iCloud, iMessages and FaceTime
       
       
       
      • NOW delete EMUVariableUefi-64.efi from CLOVER → drivers64UEFI Folder 
      • Shutdown and restart Aorus Pro hackintosh. iMessages etc is now operational without EMUVariableUefi-64.efi ( EMUVariableUefi-64.efi only needed to initialise iMessages )
       
       
      // UPDATE 22nd May 2019 
       
      • It seems that there are no "Couldn't allocate runtime area"  errors when continuing to use EMUVariableUefi-64.efi since updating to macOS Mojave 10.14.5 and using Clover version r4920. 
      • It is important to delete EMUVariableUefi-64.efi, this will avoid very intermittent boot errors such as: “Couldn’t allocate runtime area”  post errors.
       
       
       
       
      PART 9 – ENABLE TRIM for Solid State Flash Drives
       
      Open Terminal and enter the following command:
      sudo trimforce enable  
       
       
       
       
      DEFAULT SSDT –  USB PORTS FIX CONFIGURATION WITH FRONT USB-C - SSDT USBPorts.kext ALREADY INSIDE AORUS Z390 EFI FOLDER  – Provided by @AudioGod  
       
       

       

       
      If you have USBC on Computer Chassis / Case, then SS01 and SS02 is mapped to that USB C port 
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
      ------------    GUIDE FINISHED YOU SHOULD NOW HAVE WORKING AORUS Z390 PRO HACKINTOSH  WITH SSDT USB FIX   ------------
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL: Set Wi-Fi Country Code
       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL: System Information - PCI
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      External USB Storage:  Fix "disk did not eject properly" message upon wake from sleep
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL:  Native Display Brightness - with MonitorControl

       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL:  Dual Boot macOS Mojave & Windows 10 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL:  Replace the default "About This Mac" Apple Logo with RED AORUS APPLE
       
       

       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL - ALTERNATIVE SSDT 1 –  SSDT Ports configuration below - replace SSDT inside Clover /ACPI/PATCHED folder 
       
       
       
       
       

      OPTIONAL - ALTERNATIVE SSDT 2 -  SSDT Ports configuration below - replace SSDT inside Clover /ACPI/PATCHED folder 
       
       
       
       
       

      OPTIONAL - ALTERNATIVE SSDT 3 – Create your own SSDT
       
       
       
       
       
      FRAMEBUFFER PATCHING  – For working Intel UHD 630 Graphics, working HDMI Port, working HDMI Audio on Aorus Z390 Pro
       


       
       
       
       
       
       
      FINAL CUT PRO  – Configuration for AMD RX5xx 
       
       
       
       
      AORUS PRO Z390 WIFI version with Intel CNVi  – Disable Bluetooth on HS14
       
      Resolve bluetooth issue  reported by @eSaF 
       
       
       
       
       
       
      CLOVER  – Updating / Upgrade Clover boot loader 
       
       
       
       
       
       
      SLEEP  – Sleep and Automatic Sleep

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      SLEEP  – Resolving Instant Wake ( Corsair H100i v2 AIO )
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      WIFI  – Clover Hotpatch PXSX to ARPT
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      RECOMMENDED READING  – Excellent Hackintosh Vanilla guide created by CorpNewt with in depth tutorial on Clover.  
       
      https://hackintosh.gitbook.io/-r-hackintosh-vanilla-desktop-guide/config.plist-per-hardware/coffee-lake
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      AORUS Z390 MOTHERBOARD X  – EFI WITH NO USB SSDT, WITH PORTS LIMIT PATCH, WITH SSDT-GPRW SLEEP / WAKE FIX
       
      Q - I notice you have the Aorus Pro Z390 version, will this guide work with other Gigabyte Aorus Z390  motherboards ?
      A - Possibly, but it is not guaranteed that these EFI folders below may work. 
       
       
      PRE-INSTALL Aorus X Z390 EFI - RX580.zip
      POST-INSTALL Aorus X Z390 EFI - RX580.zip
       
      PRE-INSTALL Aorus X Z390 EFI - Intel UHD630.zip
      POST-INSTALL Aorus X Z390 EFI - Intel UHD630.zip
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      SSDT-UIAC.aml.zip
      SSDT-UIAC.dsl.zip
       
      CodecCommander.kext.zip
      SSDT-ALC1220.aml.zip
       
      POST-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - RX580 2.zip
    • By Jessi-mj
      No success so far.
       
      There is no way I can get Mojave (or High Sierra) to install on this rig.
       
      I'd be really grateful for any help.
       
      My config is 
      Asus Maximus XI Hero (no WiFi); 
      I9-9900k; 
      Sapphire triX Radeon R9 290; 
      Corsair Pro RGB 2x16GB CMW32GX4M2C3200C16
       
      I am using my R9 290 I had at home because I don't need powerful graphics really.
       
      So what I've done
      1) Created USB installation drive using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] -  UEFi option
       
      2) Bios settings
      - Updated BIOS to lastest version
       
      - Load Optimised defaults
       
      - applied the following
      VT-d, disabled
      CFG-Lock, disabled
      Secure Boot Mode, disablef
      OS Type set to Other OS
      XHCI Handoff Enabled
      AI Overclocked set to XMP 3200
      Extreme twerking enabled
      Graphics Primary display set to PCIe
      Legacy USB support enabled
      Power on by PCI disabled
      Fast boot disabled
      Boot logo display disabled
      Boot option 1 set to UEFI usb installer
      Saved and rebooted.
       
      I either get no screen response (stuck in qcode 99 on MB) or stuck on PCI configuration begins.
       
      So what am I doing wrong?
       
      Five hours of trial and error and I gave up on installing from USB.
       
      I am now  installing Mojave from my MacBook Pro to SSD and will use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] before moving the drive over to my PC
       
      The settings I am going to use in [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]
       
      Quick Start > UEFI Boot Mode
      Drivers > Audio > AppleALC
      Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC Plugins
      Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC HWMonitor Application
      Drivers > Misc > Core Graphics Fixup AKA WhateverGreen
      Drivers > Network > Intel > IntelMausiEthernet (I used the latest version)
      Drivers > USB > Remove XHCI USB Port Limit <--- Adds PMHeart’s patch to remove XHCI USB Port Limit
      Drivers > USB > USBInjectAll
      Bootloaders -> Clover v2.4k r4xxx UEFI
      Customize -> System Definitions > iMac > iMac18,3
       
      If you have any suggestions please help.
       
      Perhaps someone can share their EFI folder for a similar rig?
       
    • By Kielligzind
      Hello, i am trying to boot the installer of MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 on my HP Z220 CMT Workstation, but it gets stuck at this error. i attached pictures of this error and i posted my EFI folder. 
      i hope someone can help me. Thanks in advance.
       
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qH_ok-jzIwiLXd5LEEvVloRFZDgPAY2d/view?usp=sharing
       

    • By ThatsMatt
      Salve, sono nuovo nel forum e mi serviva una mano nell'installazione dell' ultima versione di MacOs sul mio notebook HP Pavilion 15-ak112nl.
      Specifiche Tecniche: 
      CPU: Intel Core i7-6700HQ (2.60 / 3.50 GHz, 4 core, 6 MB CACHE L3). 
      Scheda Grafica: Intel HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 4 GB DDR3.
      Hard Disk: 1 TB SATA 5400 rpm.
      Ram: 8 GB DDR3L-1600.
      Audio: altoparlanti stereo Bang & Olufsen PLAY. 
      Rete: LAN 10/100, WLAN 802.11b/g/n, bluetooth 4.0 (Miracast).
      Grazie in Anticipo a chi mi risponderà
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