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Hackintosh High Sierra Freezes

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Hello together :)

Since a short time I'm also the proud owner of a Hackintosh. (High Sierra)

It also runs really well, but sometimes it just freezes.

I can still move the mouse, music continues to play but nothing reacts. Only a hard reset will help.

Most of the time this happens when I work with Adobe Premiere or After Effects.


Here are my specs:

Mainboard: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7

Graphics card: Radeon RX 570

Ram: 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX black DDR4-2666 DIMM CL16 Dual Kit

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K processor

Hard disk: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB


My RAM is in BANK1/DIMM0 and BANK0/DIMM2.

Both Ramsticks are recognized.

I have added my config.plist & EFI.

I would be infinitely grateful if someone could help me!


Best regards,

EFI: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1pvuiaat7hq3ksy/EFI (1).zip?dl=0


Edited by CzumK

Before we go anywhere, let me say I'm not an expert, but I'll try to help where I can. I'll leave it to the experts to play with your core Hackintosh files. Anyway…


Video editing can be really processor-intensive, even for a higher-end rig like yours. Does your Hackintosh freeze when you're running heavy workloads, or just at random while the apps are open?

If you have Adobe on other computers (or other operating systems aside from High Sierra,) do they freeze there as well?
If you have control over the mouse while your computer is otherwise frozen while working with Adobe, I'd wager that Premiere and After Effects are most likely working through their tasks.


It is possible to adjust how much RAM you allow your Adobe apps to use.

You want to give it enough to work through its tasks, but not so much that it bogs down your system.
Adjusting RAM in After Effects: https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/quick-tip-allocating-ram-in-after-effects/

Adjusting RAM in Premiere Pro: https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/configuring-premiere-pro-cc/


One neat trick I use to see at a glance whether my system is frozen is to go to System Preferences > Date & Time > Clock, and either tick the Flash the Time Separators checkbox or Show the Time With Seconds checkbox. That way, if your clock isn't moving, then you can tell right away that something's bogging down your system.

Hopefully this helps without having to mess with any important files.


Until next time, stay foxy!

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