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    installer freezes on Z490 - 10900KF

    hey all, I prepped a usb according to Dortania guide, with the only difference being I used MacPro7,1 instead of iMac20,2 since my 10900KF doesn't have an igpu. I get to the big sur installer screen, and freeze at random points, such as disk utility, during install or right at the beginning...
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    GC Titan Ridge on Asus Z490-E?

    Hey folks, I have an Asus Z490-E, i9-10900KF. I just bought a GC Titan Ridge because I read that it was one of the best Thunderbolt 3 cards you can get. Unfortunately, in true anti-consumer fashion, Asus has as 14+1 pin header on their cards (ASUS ThunderboltEX 3-TR) and motherboards. I'll be...
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    Best Z490 motherboard for hackintosh?

    hey folks, So, I'm gathering the parts for my build and current have an Asus Z490 Strix-E. I've seen multiple guides using this board, but wanted to double check if there isn't a better, more compatible board to use (eg, a Gigabyte Z490 board). Any tips? I'll be using 10900KF (hopefully...
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    good choice on storage for catalina/big sur?

    hey guys, i'm putting together a hackintosh shopping list, and am looking for a good choice on storage. the dortania guide says that phison-based controllers like sabrent rocket are the way to go, but i see many builds with the samsung 970 evo plus, which was going to be my pick. can anyone help...
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    best build in 2021?

    hey folks, so, after some research, it seems like some of the best hardware to choose for performance and reliability would be: intel i9-10900k Gigabyte Z490 Vision-D (or Vision-G if D is unavailable) + 64GB RAM Radeon 5xxx series for Catalina or 6xxx series for Big Sur ( or Radeon VII for...
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    covert x99 mojave clover to opencore?

    So, after a bit lot of struggling, I managed to get my X99 Catalina installation stable and running well. I'd like to convert my mojave installation from clover to opencore, and my understanding is that i only need to replace the EFI clover folder with an (appropriately configured) opencore EFI...
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    Random Black Screens - Asus X99, i7-6860k, Catalina and Radeon VII

    Ok, my issue is as follows: X99 Asus board + i7-6850k (overclocked to 4.0ghz) + Radeon VII keep going to black screen. usb may or may or may not recover, and the only option is hard reset. i've seen several posts in different forums about this, and my attempted fix was to have opencore disable...
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    'still waiting for root device' error on X99 Mojave installation

    hey folks, been hackintoshing for quite some time now, but haven't had to do a new install for a while. I followed KGP's guide to create a bootable Mojave USB installer, but keep getting stuck at 'still waiting for root device' before everything on the screen gets garbled and scrambled...
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    Radeon VII - Mojave or Catalina?

    Hey folks, I use an X99 rig (i7-6800k, 32GB Ram, Asus X99-a/USB3.1. GTX 1060) and am looking to upgrade the gpu to a Radeon VII. My research tells me that I'll need to have at least 10.14.6 Mojave to be able to use it. I'd like to avoid Catalina because a lot of stuff I use for imports/exports...
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    usb 3.0 error on x99-a / usb 3.1

    hi folks, I'm trying to get onboard USB 3.0 for my ASUS X99-A / USB 3.1. I've tried a bunch of different things but still can't get it working properly. My wall-powered USB hard drive doesn't show up. I've attached my EFI folder for reference. Can someone please help? Thanks...
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    [SOLVED] Fix for icloud, appstore, facetime...ga-x79s-up5

    hello again guys, so, now that my hack is running at almost 100%, im now trying to figure out why appstore, facetime, imessage and icloud do not work. according to my research, i need actual numbers from a real mac, and that there is no way around this in yosemite. is that true? using...
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    difference between RehabMan's 2014 and 2015 genericusbxhci.kext?

    hey there, i'm redoing my hackintosh after usb3 fails in both clover 10.9.5 and chimera 10.9.5. i wanted to know what's the difference between rehabman's 2014 and 2015 genericusbxhci.kext and which one should i choose for an install on 10.9.5? thanks again
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    Question on video editing and hardware raid hackintosh - lga2011

    Greetings folks! Afte being so busy with school and work, I can finally tend to my i7-3930k build that was not running properly. I just RMA'd the CPU and am running prime95 blend test with 95% of my avialable ram after turning off all thermal settings and adjusting overclock to a small...
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    Interst in building x79 based hackintosh

    hello to all! long time hackintosh user! first time posting in tonymacx86 forums. i have just purchased an i7 3930k, socket 2011. i intend to use it in a computer dedicated for video editing. particularly, the program i am learning is avid media composer. i will learn after effects and...
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