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GA-X58A-UD7 Rev.1 BIOS F7
Sapphire HD5770
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac mini
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May 27th, 2015 07:43 AM
Whether it is worth it or not is something only the user can determine. It really depends on whether or not it decreases time for your processing/rendering in your apps. I did my build because it is the first big upgrade from my aging X58A-UD7 build from late 2009/early 2010 - I felt I needed new hardware before what I had broke down. Also...
May 27th, 2015 07:29 AM
Put mainboard in System block of your profile. FYI GTX970 is not supported until 10.9.5 and only then with nVidia web drivers. Are you installing or is this a post-install problem? Boot with -v and post a pic of where it stops booting.
May 27th, 2015 07:14 AM
What make/model mainboard?
May 27th, 2015 07:11 AM
What I think has happened here (and a physical inspection of your SATA connections is required to verify) is that your NTFS Data drive is connected to a higher priority SATA port than your Windows drive. Windows installer wants the boot files on the drive with the highest boot priority so installed them on the Data drive. By boot priority I am...
May 26th, 2015 09:31 PM
Again - for RAM brands/models see the QVL on the board OEM web site. If the board specs do not say the board supports ECC RAM, but says it supports Non-ECC, then get Non-ECC. Fans for RAM are more cosmetic than anything else if you have good case ventilation unless you are overclocking to the max and really pushing the RAM in your apps. Not...
May 26th, 2015 09:26 PM
Sleep/wake will not work at all. Testing manually putting the system to sleep gives me OS X goes to sleep but the fans continue to run and from all indications nothing shuts down like it is supposed to for sleep. It also will not wake up no matter what I do - have to power off and boot from scratch. Also can't tell what power level it is...
May 26th, 2015 09:16 PM
OK, in that case, an external DVD-RW will work to install Windows drivers from the OEM DVD as well as any internal drive.
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