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  1. phlydude

    iMac (mid-2011) constant reboot

    Honestly, the only problem I have with this iMac is that the CD slot drive won't read disks. Outside of that, the only thing I ever did to is mechanically was upgrade the RAM a few times. I ran a hardware test during boot and it passed. However, nothing I do during booting seems to work. The...
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    iMac (mid-2011) constant reboot

    Just this afternoon, my 27" mid-2011 iMac shut-down and got stuck in a reboot cycle that won't stop I booted in verbose mode and captured this: Can anyone spare about 1.25 minutes and the time to reply to tell me what seems to have gone wrong in my iMac? It has worked flawlessly up to...
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    Gigabyte H270N-WIFI /Intel HD630 / i5-7600 Kaby Lake running Sierra

    Hit this link for much better support (which was my base for my build)
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    macOS 10.12.6 Update

    Updated without issue - removed the fake IDs for the the processor and updated the ID for the Intel 630HD graphics. Also changed the Mac system ID to 18,1 When I booted into the updated OS, the NVIDIA driver asked to update. All is smooth now...
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    [UPDATED for Multibeast 9.2.1 and Sierra 10.12.6] Sierra On 200 Series With KabyLake Processor

    Thanks - I read pages of the forum here with the feedback from others but there were too many variable builds to determine if it is working properly on 200 series Kaby Lake MB/CPUs. I took the plunge after backing up my drive and upgraded. Went fine - no issues - still not sure I removed...
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    Gigabyte H270N-WIFI /Intel HD630 / i5-7600 Kaby Lake running Sierra

    the best way is to run some geekbench4 and cinemark tests to see how they compare against other builds with similar hardware If you have a dual partition and have installed Windows as well, you can compare the Windows stats on Geekbench to the the stats on OSX
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    Gigabyte H270N-WIFI /Intel HD630 / i5-7600 Kaby Lake running Sierra

    How are you getting to your configure file? Are you pulling it directly from the EFI partition? If not, that is not the correct config file.
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    Gigabyte H270N-WIFI /Intel HD630 / i5-7600 Kaby Lake running Sierra

    Wait to put in the 1050ti card until you get it up and running and can install the NVidia graphics driver. Then install the driver, power down, install the card and use the bottom HDMI port. Boot up and you should be using the NVidia graphics automatically by installing the driver and...
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    Gigabyte H270N-WIFI /Intel HD630 / i5-7600 Kaby Lake running Sierra

    MultiBeast should get you close with most of the options being built on the USB installer and it should allow you to get a bootable version of Sierra installed and running to allow you to get into Clover and save these as your updated Config.plist file. If you are getting stuck in boot, you may...
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    Gigabyte H270N-WIFI /Intel HD630 / i5-7600 Kaby Lake running Sierra

    Other upgrade was to go all Noctua on the fans. 2x 80mm in the rear, Noctua slim CPU cooler and a big old 200mm on the front. Whisper quiet now - I actually get more white noise from the crappy Altec USB powered speakers than I do the fans under normal load.
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    Gigabyte H270N-WIFI /Intel HD630 / i5-7600 Kaby Lake running Sierra

    At first, I tried the top one (closest to the display port) and got a responsive machine but no display. I then did a little digging and found that the bottom HDMI is active on this card based on others' experiences. Once I switched it up, I got full display with NVidia driver actively...
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    Apple Updates MacBook, MacBook Pro and iMac with Kaby Lake CPUs

    170 boards are getting pricier and harder to come by. Go with a 270 board. I wouldn't recommend a mini-ITX board if you want to upgrade later as there is only one PCI-e slot and 2 DIMM slots. Adding RAM above 32GB will be really pricey and a video card will be pretty much the only thing you...
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    Gigabyte H270N-WIFI /Intel HD630 / i5-7600 Kaby Lake running Sierra

    I have since updated the video adapter to a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050i - the trick is using the correct HDMI port on the card to make sure you get the video signal - otherwise, you will get a blank screen and no signal. With the card upgrade, all sleep functions work, including deep sleep and...
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    Apple Updates MacBook, MacBook Pro and iMac with Kaby Lake CPUs

    I have a thread of my build here: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/gigabyte-h270-wifi-intel-hd630-i5-7600-kaby-lake-running-sierra.224380/
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    Apple Updates MacBook, MacBook Pro and iMac with Kaby Lake CPUs

    If Apple sticks with using mobile architecture instead of desktop to keep noise and heat down, they would use the 640 Iris graphics instead of the HD630. Just depends on their logic board and the specific model of processor they use.
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    [UPDATED for Multibeast 9.2.1 and Sierra 10.12.6] Sierra On 200 Series With KabyLake Processor

    Your iMac shouldn't be 14,1 It should be 17,1 - retry Multibeast with 17,1 and try with CPU ID 0x0506E3
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    Need a reliable new Hackintosh

    Google "hackintosh iMessage" - there is a ****** about checking serial number generated by Cover. See if that helps
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    Need a reliable new Hackintosh

    iMessage works on mine but it doesn't always send the texts back out...which is fine by me - iPad, 2 iPhones and an iMac all allow for the sending of the same texts. Not being interrupted while using the PC would be fine by me. Google "hackintosh iMessage" - there is a ****** about checking...
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    Solving NVIDIA Driver Install & Loading Problems

    Plug in the bottom HDMI port and see if that does it. Also, make sure your other graphics options are removed in Clover
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