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    Open and Save Dialog Boxes No Longer Work in Safari, Preview and Office

    When I first upgraded to Mojave and switched from Nvidia to AMD graphics, I ran into the problem where Preview and Quicklook would beach ball. I solved that issue by enabling the integrated graphics. However, after the recent update to 10.14.6 certain dialog boxes stopped working in a...
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    EFI with Multiple Disks / Partitions

    I struggled with this for quite some time, so I thought I'd post it for anyone else who finds themselves in this situation. My disk layout: Solid -> SSD with macOS partition and a Scratch partition for temporary files Data -> SSD with home directory Backup -> HDD with partitions for backups of...
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    Corsair K95 Keyboard Modifier Keys

    No, but apparently it is a known issue and the ckb project is being developed again here: https://github.com/mattanger/ckb-next They say to stop the daemon and GUI to get shift/cmd select working temporarily.
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    [GUIDE] Full Power Management w/ Dual/Single Broadwell-EP/Haswell-EP CPUs on 10.12.

    Your experience may vary; core frequencies on my X99 jump around during Geekbench in Linux, Windows and OS X. Here is what a Geekbench run looks like on my stock i7-4770k. Running a stress test will peg the CPU to turbo frequency unless there is a problem with frequency scaling. Running a...
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    [GUIDE] Full Power Management w/ Dual/Single Broadwell-EP/Haswell-EP CPUs on 10.12.

    I do not think that the power graph is accurate in the Power Gadget. Mine now reads less than 1 W all the time. It is also known that having XMP active in the BIOS breaks the power graph. Also, the clock should jump around during a Geekbench run. If you want to see the CPU peg to the turbo...
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    [GUIDE] Full Power Management w/ Dual/Single Broadwell-EP/Haswell-EP CPUs on 10.12.

    I found the problem. The xcpm_bootstrap patch for Haswell-E is: 83C3C483FB22 83C3C183FB22 xcpm_bootstrap Sierra © Pike R. Alpha 10.12
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    10.12.1 Update--DSMOS: SMC Returned Incorrect Key

    I have the exact same problem. The first reboot after the update I got some kind of strange dog-looking icon. After that Sierra will boot maybe 1 in 10 times. The rest of the time I get a KP "SMC Returned Incorrect Key." I tried updating through the App Store and with the standalone installer...
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    Corsair K95 Keyboard Modifier Keys

    I have a strange, but very frustrating problem with my Corsair K95 gaming keyboard. Modifier keys have no effect with mouse clicks. For example, if I hold down shift or command and click on multiple files, it does not select multiple files. If I hold control and left-click, it does not bring up...
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    Mac OSX 10.12 with X99 Broadwell-E family and Haswell-E family

    Worked like a charm--thanks!
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    [GUIDE] Full Power Management w/ Dual/Single Broadwell-EP/Haswell-EP CPUs on 10.12.

    I have an i7-5960x overclocked to 4.5 GHz on an ASUS X99 Deluxe. I followed all of the instructions and Sierra boots just fine, but in About This Mac it says "3GHz Unknown" and the Power Gadget show the CPU pegged to 3 GHz all the time. Both X86PlatformPlugin and X86PlatformShim are loaded but...
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    Mac OSX 10.12 with X99 Broadwell-E family and Haswell-E family

    I now have it working with a MacPro6,2 definition. No changes to Clover other than the System Definition, but I used the AGDP fix instead of the pre-patched kext. The boot arg makes no difference in either case, but I did have to enable the web drivers (in the System Parameters) to get it...
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    Mac OSX 10.12 with X99 Broadwell-E family and Haswell-E family

    This guide worked for me for the most part, but it would not recognize my GTX980; in About This Mac it said only "Nvidia 33 MB." To fix it (and get 4K, 3D acceleration and scaling working) I did the following: 1) Download the latest FakeSMC from Resources 2) Do not use the patched...
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    X99-Deluxe GTX980 Sierra Finally Working

    This problem was driving me nuts so I thought I would post my solution in case anyone else ran into it. I was excited to see Sierra running perfectly on my 59060x / X99-Deluxe rig after so much trouble getting Yosemite to work. However, Sierra requires a new System Defintion (Mac Pro 3,1 no...
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    Direct Update to macOS Sierra using Clover

    I had the same problem at first because my BIOS simply says "macos" as the EFI boot device and I was never sure which drive it booted, the one with the updated system definition or the backup with the old definition. Assuming you have Clover installed, make sure MultiBeast is editing the...
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    Direct Update to macOS Sierra using Clover

    This procedure worked as advertised for me with a Haswell i7 / GA-Z87MX-D3H coming from El Capitan, with the following caveats: 1) Changing the system definition to iMac 14,2 required two reboots to stick. 2) After the change to iMac 14,2 neither Sierra nor the clone of the old El Capitan...
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