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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterMelon View Post
    No particular reason, no. It just felt the most fitting somehow. I did run it as MacPro5,1 too, and had to remove a kext to avoid the KP.

    Not sure how the updates work though, I haven't gotten anything "strange" at least. I guess the updates use more than the system definition? Maybe checks the serial too or something?
    I have a strange audio crack when using the iMac smbios, did you have this and if so how did you fixed it? i"m now running Mac Pro 3,1 but this doesn't give me sleep with 6870 since the performance drop after sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janeman1811 View Post
    I have a strange audio crack when using the iMac smbios, did you have this and if so how did you fixed it? i"m now running Mac Pro 3,1 but this doesn't give me sleep with 6870 since the performance drop after sleep.
    I'm not sure if I get it, it might be very subtle with my machine. First time I press play in Spotify after boot, it takes a few seconds and then crackles to life. But other than that, there's no problem.

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    My audio popped until I installed the anti-pop software. It was the only solution available. Works fine.
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    Hello everyone,

    First, I would love to gratulate BitterMelon for awesome build, which I used as an inspiration for my own. I just got a different graphics card (GTX 660Ti - ASUS DC2) and it's working really great. But I have some sort of problem, not sure if it even is one. I'm using dual boot (Win 8).

    The problem is a PCH (chipset) temperature. I'm not using Mac's HWMonitor yet, but two Win programs (HWiNFO64 and HWMonitor from CPUID) are telling me, that in idle the temp is around 80C and in load it gets at 100C no problem.

    Is it just my motherboard, that is so hot, or someone else's too?

    As for the cooling, I'm using Corsair H70 for CPU with dual fans and Noctua NF-P14 FLX as an intake.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Just a quick note on audio popping. I also experienced audio popping when I used the MacMini6,1 system definition on my test system (Z77-DS3H, i5-3570K, HD4000). I changed the system definition to MacMini5,1, and the popping disappeared.

    So, if you're using a new iMac system definition, drop it back one model definition until the popping disappears. I might be because the newest definitions haven't be included in the audio kexts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speede-SPD View Post
    Hello everyone,

    First, I would love to gratulate BitterMelon for awesome build, which I used as an inspiration for my own. I just got a different graphics card (GTX 660Ti - ASUS DC2) and it's working really great. But I have some sort of problem, not sure if it even is one. I'm using dual boot (Win 8).

    The problem is a PCH (chipset) temperature. I'm not using Mac's HWMonitor yet, but two Win programs (HWiNFO64 and HWMonitor from CPUID) are telling me, that in idle the temp is around 80C and in load it gets at 100C no problem.

    Is it just my motherboard, that is so hot, or someone else's too?

    As for the cooling, I'm using Corsair H70 for CPU with dual fans and Noctua NF-P14 FLX as an intake.

    Thanks in advance.
    Mine's currently idling @ 24C and hasn't gone past 36C all day. Room temp is @ 20C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfreek View Post
    when entering the bios, on the first page further down.
    there you'll find "intel virtualization technology" (which you should turn on when using virtualbox and the likes)
    and right after that there's something like "intel VT-d" - set this one to "disabled"

    Where is this setting? Under BIOS-Features There are 3
    "Limit CPUID Maximum Disabled
    Execute Disable Bit Enabled
    Intel Virtualization Technology Disabled"

    I only find the Intel Virtualization entry, but not the VT -d or is this the same?

    Thanks,
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    Hello all,

    I freshly built a bare system based on GA-Z77N-WIFI and solved the "sleep to death" or "sleeping death" problem by just removing the Intel WiFi card that came installed in the mini-PCIe slot.

    - GA-Z77N-WIFI (board revision 1.0, BIOS revision F2)
    - i5-3570K
    - original Apple wired keyboard (yes, I buy real Macs as well ).

    I followed the Unibeast/Multibeast setup, using "DSDT for audio over HDMI" and used the "lnx2mac" variant for the Realtek NIC driver. Also, "iMac12,2" profile.

    With the Intel WiFi card still in the system, when I selected Sleep from the (top-left Apple) menu, the behaviour was like this:
    - monitor went into sleep
    - CPU fan kept running
    When I pressed the (Apple) keyboard;
    - it took several minutes for the monitor to wake-up
    - I could not type any longer (death).

    The above sleeping death problem was *** SOLVED *** when I removed the Intel WiFi card that comes with the GA-Z77N-WIFI:

    When I now select "Sleep" in the menu:
    - the monitor goes to sleep
    - the CPU fan stops after 7 seconds (I assume/hope the CPU has stopped as well ;-) ).
    When I press space on my wired Apple keyboard;
    - the CPU fan immediately spins up
    - the login screen appears after 3 seconds.
    - it takes 7 seconds before I can type

    Thus, if anybody has sleep to death problem with the Intel WiFi card still installed, try removing it.

    *** update: this only solves the Menu Sleep (to Death), not the Autosleep from Energy Saver after inactivity timeout. ***

    One caveat: I switched off the PSU power to remove the WiFi card, then neatly removed the WiFi card. When I put the system back on, the BIOS was corrupted (not the BIOS settings, the BIOS itself). Luckily the GA-Z77N-WIFI restored itself perfectly from the secondary BIOS image automatically. Scary sh*t.

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    After explaining the Intel WiFi/Bluetooth card caused my sleep to death problem, and having removed it, I have the next question:

    *** update: this only solves the Menu Sleep (to Death), not the Autosleep from Energy Saver after inactivity timeout. ***

    Can anyone recommend a USB Bluetooth dongle that works with Mountain Lion and a Mac Wireless keyboard?

    (I only have wired Apple keyboards available to test with so far).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speede-SPD View Post
    Hello everyone,

    First, I would love to gratulate BitterMelon for awesome build, which I used as an inspiration for my own. I just got a different graphics card (GTX 660Ti - ASUS DC2) and it's working really great. But I have some sort of problem, not sure if it even is one. I'm using dual boot (Win 8).

    The problem is a PCH (chipset) temperature. I'm not using Mac's HWMonitor yet, but two Win programs (HWiNFO64 and HWMonitor from CPUID) are telling me, that in idle the temp is around 80C and in load it gets at 100C no problem.

    Is it just my motherboard, that is so hot, or someone else's too?

    As for the cooling, I'm using Corsair H70 for CPU with dual fans and Noctua NF-P14 FLX as an intake.

    Thanks in advance.
    It does get kind of high, but not that high. I'm running at 51C now (CPU at 41C), and I don't think I've reached 80C even under load. The water cooling does give the NB heatsink less airflow, but still... You could try mounting the Noctua fan higher? See if that makes any difference.

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