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  1. EddyMac

    WD_BLACK 1TB SN770 NVMe Gen4 PCIe, M.2 2280 for $104.99

    This looks like a good deal on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09QV692XY/?tag=tonymacx86com-20 $104.99
  2. EddyMac

    Can Someone Explain Hex Swapping Please?

    I'm trying to get my Intel HD 630 graphics working under Monterey with OpenCore and want to try some different frame buffer settings. But I'm completely confused by the whole hex swapping thing. I'm sure it's probably really simple, but it's one of those things that everyone seems to assume you...
  3. EddyMac

    Apple Logo Then Black Screen - Monterey Install - GA-H270N-WIFI - Kaby Lake

    I am trying to clean install the latest Monterey (12.3.1) on a GA-H270N-WIFI with a Kaby Lake processor (i5 7600K) using the HD630 graphics. I have followed Dortania's guide and the computer successfully recognizes the USB and seems to get to the installer, the Apple logo appears for about 2...
  4. EddyMac

    << Solved >> Hosed my boot drive AND my CCC Backup. Now what?

    I've been running Big Sur since August and last night decided to upgrade to Monterey. I backed up to an external SSD using Carbon Copy Cloner beforehand. The upgrade went well, but my bluetooth dongle wasn't working. I did some searching and found a kext that is supposed to enable that. I...
  5. EddyMac

    Is There a Step by Step Guide to Switch to OpenCore then Upgrade to macOS 11?

    I'm currently running macOS Catalina 10.5.7 and would like to upgrade to Big Sur now that it's matured. I'd also like to switch from Clover to OpenCore as that seems to be the way of the future. Can someone point me to a step-by-step guide that would get me to that goal? I found this post and...
  6. EddyMac

    Samsung 970 M.2 vs Plus vs 960

    This is the Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD drive and is currently priced at $59.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN4NJ2J/?tag=tonymacx86com-20 This is the Plus version of the same drive, currently priced at $89.99 https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-Plus-MZ-V7S500B-dp-B07M7Q21N7/ Is there any real...
  7. EddyMac

    Should I Use the Latest Version of Clover to Update from High Sirra to Mojave?

    I am wanting to update an old Ivy Bridge based system from High Sierra to Mojave so it will run the latest InDesign. Should I use the latest version of Clover (which appears to be 5126), or an older version (my system is currently running 4586)? Also, my system definition is iMac12,2. I...
  8. EddyMac

    Black Screen After Updating to Catalina

    My wife's system is based on a Gigabyte GA-Z270N-WIFI board with a Core i5 7600K processor, using the built-in HD630 for graphics. It was running the latest version of Mojave. Last night I decided to update to Catalina 10.15.4 using the installer app downloaded from the App Store a few days...
  9. EddyMac

    << Solved >> Help Needed RX580 / HD 530 Freezes etc.

    Ever since I upgraded to Mojave I've been unable to use Photos because within a minute or two it freezes and brings down my whole system. Recently I've started to get random freezes in Final Cut Pro X. I did some research and found that I could stop the freeze issues if I switch the built-in...
  10. EddyMac

    [RESOLVED] Update from HS to Mojave Gone Bad - Boot Disk Not Showing in Clover

    I was following this guide to update my wife's Mini ITX build which was running High Sierra 10.3.6: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/update-directly-to-macos-mojave.260654/ Core i5 7600K - Gigabyte GA-Z270N-WIFI - HD630 I updated Clover to the latest, as well as Lilu and Shiki kexts. I...
  11. EddyMac

    [Solved] USB Port Patching Simple Question

    I've read over and over again on this site that I need to set up my USB ports properly. Every time I look at Rehabman's guide on how to make a custom SSDT for that I break out into a cold sweat. So I decided to follow this guide, which looks much simpler...
  12. EddyMac

    [Solved] Playing Any Sound Causes Reboot

    My wife's system has been running great for quite some time now, but over the weekend it has started a really odd and frustrating behavior: whenever ANY sound plays, the screen immediately goes black and the machine reboots. So, for example, if she boots the computer and a calendar alert plays a...
  13. EddyMac

    Drive Genius 5 "Drive is in Critical Condition" Disk Utility says "OK"

    On Saturday evening I upgraded to Mojave. When I upgraded to High Sierra a year ago I opted to stay with HFS+ for the format of my boot drive, but this time I went ahead and converted to APFS. Since then I have had warnings from Drive Genius 5.3.0 that my drive has problems. However, running...
  14. EddyMac

    No Audio/Audio Devices After Mojave Update

    In High Sierra, whenever I would install an OS update I would have to re-install the audio drivers from Multibeast and reboot my computer. There's a place to choose ALC1150 and another place to choose support for 100 and 200 series board, and I always just checked those and ran Multibeast's...
  15. EddyMac

    Need Help Switching from Nvidia to AMD

    I currently have a Skylake system with a Nvidia GTX 970 and have just purchased an AMD Sapphire Radeon Pulse 8GB and I want to switch them out. I'm using the 17,1 SMBIOS, so have had to use the AGDPFix script every time after updating the OS. Recently I also had to change something regarding...
  16. EddyMac

    Screen Glitching on High Sierra HD630 GA-Z270N-WIFI

    I was running Sierra on my wife's ITX build (Core i5 7600K - Gigabyte GA-Z270N-WIFI - HD630) and everything was fine. I upgraded to High Sierra a few weeks ago, and ever since then she has been experiencing terrible screen glitching. Parts of the screen turn black, others flash in and out, and...
  17. EddyMac

    Advice on Upgrading Mini ITX Build to Kaby Lake

    I built an Ivy Bridge-based Mini ITX system in 2012 for my wife and am now ready to update it for her to a Kaby Lake based system. Hopefully by the time these parts arrive there will be an updated Unibeast/Multibeast procedure for getting Sierra installed on a Kaby Lake system. Here is my list...
  18. EddyMac

    [Solved] Updated to latest Clover, now can't boot - Help!

    On the CustoMac ITX built in my signature, I am on Sierra 10.12.3 and this morning I updated Clover (thought that might be a good preparation for updating to Sierra 10.12.4). However, now all I get when I try to boot is an Apple logo with a progress bar about 1/3 across. I don't even get a...
  19. EddyMac

    Need Help with Skylake/Sierra USB

    I have the same basic system as Jerivalu: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-jerivalus-build-fresh-10-11-5-z170x-ud5-th-6700k-intel-hd-530-thunderbolt-dual-boot.191292/ The only difference, I think, is that I use an Nvidia GTX 970 for graphics and he doesn't. In his guide, he says all...
  20. EddyMac

    What Format for Storage Drive on Dual-Boot?

    I've just built a dual-boot computer (El Capitan and Windows 10) for my kids from spare parts. OS X and Windows 10 are each on their own SSD. I have a spare 1 TB drive for storage (pictures, videos, etc.). How should I format that disk so that it's available to both operating systems?
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