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  1. rwillett

    Weird booting problem after upgrading to Clover 5099 (and then back down)

    Hi, I was preparing my Mohave system for an upgrade to Catalina. My first thing to do was upgrade Clover to a more recent version. so I 1. Made a full backup of the boot disk (a 1TB Samsung SSD) with Carbon Copy Cloner. 2. Downloaded Clover 5099 as Clover Configurator stated the 5100 wasn't...
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    Anybody else actually measured their power usage as opposed to calculate it?

    Hi, I need to get a UPS for home, I have a Hack, a FreeNAS box and VMWare ESXI Server. I also have three monitors, some local networking and other odds and sods. Rather than try to work out what my consumption is on my hackinotsh, I thought I'd buy a little power meter that I plug my Hack into...
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    Z97X UD5H Black Motherboard BIOS Settings - BIOS Pictures

    I thought this might be useful. These are all pictures I could take of the BIOS settings for my Hackintosh. I use a 4770 CPU and have 32GB. This setup is rock solid and has never crashed due to hardware (AFAIK). I put it here as it might be useful to somebody rebuilding their system or for...
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    << Solved >> Can't upgrade from 10.4.3 to 10.4.4 - Something stupid and simple (no doubt)

    Hi, I have a working Mojave installation. It's been pretty trouble free apart from I struggle doing any of the incremental upgrades. e.g. 10.4.2 -> 10.4.3 and now from 10.4.3 to 10.4.4. I believe this is due to my config.plist configuration being slightly different but I could be wrong. I can...
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    << Solved >> Cannot upgrade from 10.14.2 to 10.14.3

    I'm trying to upgrade from 10.14.2 to 10.14.3 and no matter what I do, I cannot get an upgrade to work. Depending on which type of upgrade I use I get a different problem, though none seem to work. I'm definitely on 10.14.2 and definitely using APFS I've tried using the 10.14.3...
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    Triple Monitors on Mojave OOTB - Success

    Hi, I know a number of people have had issues with dual and triple monitors on Mojave with 280X graphics cards. I managed to get mine to work and so I thought I'd detail what I did. My original installation had Sierra (not High Sierra) with dual 280X Sapphire Vapor cards. I had three monitors...
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    Mojave working but need to understand how/why?

    I finally got my Mojave installation in using https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/unibeast-install-macos-mojave-on-any-supported-intel-based-pc.259381/ plus some manual copying. It's taken a long time (> 12 weeks) as I needed to keep my Sierra install working. I've had a hack for 4-5 years now...
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    Monitor stopped displaying after BIOS corruption

    Hi, I have just had a bios corruption on my Z97X UD5H motherboard. I *think* it was caused by a Windows 10 SSD failing, which made the BIOS think it had a problem and then I compounded the error by pressing Load Optimal Defaults (my stupid fault). I managed to get the BIOS back to the Gigabyte...
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    Sierra, install starts, hack reboots and then El Capitan re-appears - No Sierra install - Bemused :)

    I seem to be having the opposite problem to most people. I can't get the Sierra install to actually do anything... My hack has been running El Capitan for some time, thought I'd try Sierra. Backed up the disk with CCC as per normal, got a download of Sierra. Clicked on the install. Selected...
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    [Solved] Stupid question that I should know the answer to - Which slots can I use this USB card in?

    This is a dumb question that I should know the answer to but cannot seem to get a definitive answer. I have a spare two port USB 3.0 card. Its one of these: [AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electronics-PFU3-2P-Express-Adapter-Controller-PC/dp/B01870ZQJO[/AMAZON-uk] I have no obvious...
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    **Possible** freezing issues with 10.11.2, Z97X UD5H and 280X

    **Possible** freezing issues with 10.11.2/10.11.3/10.11.4, Z97X UD5H and 280X [ Solved - use 10.11.4 ] Hi, I upgraded over the weekend to 10.11.2. I put it off until I was sure that no issues had been reported. My machine is used 24x7 so I wanted as nice smooth upgrade. Followed the normal...
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    Final Cut Pro X Video Editing Hardware and Software on Z97X Motherboard and i7-4790K

    This sticky is aimed at people who want to do Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X on a Z97X based motherboard, normally with an Intel 4790K CPU. It tries to answer most of the common questions that come up time and time again. This sticky is NOT aimed at people who will do a 30 sec video edit...
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    Gigabyte Z97X UD5H Bios Screenshots Complete Set

    I took these to help somebody else out with getting their Gigabyte Z97X UD5H Black Server Edition motherboard working. They may be of use to somebody else. They may be useful to me in case I trash my machine :D These work very well on 10.10.4. I am not an expert in BIOS settings though, so any...
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    Dual Graphics card - 280X - one not being recognised after working for 3 months.

    Hi, Just come back to my computer and found that one of my dual 280X cards is not being recognised and found by OS X/Windows 7 anymore. Its been working perfectly well for the last three months, I recall kicking the case (by accident) as I left and when I came back one of the cards isn't...
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    What to do with older 2007 (ish) Mac Mini?

    My mum has decided she wants a new mac and come to the conclusion her (or rather my) old Mac Mini circa 2007 is out of date. It does not run Yosemite and from memory is stuck on 10.6 (Tiger?). Any sensible suggestion of what to do with it? I recall a CPU transplant is possible, to a Dual Core 2...
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    How to reinstall the bootable bit of Clover?

    Hi, My hack has been working fine for a few weeks, so of course I decided to cock things up. I have a dual booting Windows 7 and OS X hack. I have separate hard disks for Windows 7 and for OS X. This has been working well for some time. My issue was that I had originally installed Windows to...
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    Can I leave Dual AMD 280X Crossfire bridge cable on with Yosemite?

    First of all I know that OS X doesn't support Crossfire :) I have a pair of 280x I intend to run in Yosemite and Windows 7. I have one working and the other turns up on Monday (hopefully). I will run them in Crossfire mode under Windows purely for gaming. I *think* that this involves a...
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    Yosemite and SMB performance - Your input for benchmarking!

    Hi, I've just upgraded my iMac to Yosemite. The iMac is the least most important Mac in the house and acts as a test rig, if it all goes pear shaped, nothing lost, so we upgrade the iMac first to check things out and see if Apple has gone mad anywhere. So we upgraded to Yosemite, zero...
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    Which UPS for Genuine Mac Pro 1,1?

    Hi, I still have an older Mac Pro 1,1 from 2006. Its been upgraded to 2 x 4 core Xeons and has 16GB of RAM. Its too slow for my main machine, I have a Z87X with an i7 for day to day use, but its a great ESXI server. It runs around 8-10 VM's and is very reliable. However I've had a few power...
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    Is the download of Mavericks tied to an Apple User ID?

    Hi, I think this is a simple question but I can't find the find answer, my Google-Fu seems poor today. I'm trying to find out if a download of Mavericks OS X is tied to a particular Apple ID. I know that 3rd party application ARE tied to a userid, but I have seen posts saying that downloading...
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