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  1. JaredWard

    i7 8700k / z370 (Unstable)

    Hey guys, I'm almost to my wits end. The short story is that I've upgraded to an i7 9700k (9th gen) CPU after my 8800k started failing and crashing my computer. Luckily I had a warranty on it and was able to snag the 9900k with the refund. My problem is I'm unable to boot into Mojave now unless...
  2. JaredWard

    New Hackintosh Crashing (Help Needed)

    Hey guys! I'm in need of some major help with a pretty much brand new Hackintosh build that I put together a year ago. Everything was super easy to put together and install but for some reason whenever I'm working in Photoshop and Final Cut Pro the thing will crash and just restart. I've...
  3. JaredWard

    Best Plug & Play Graphics Cards?

    Hey guys, looking for some buying advice on graphics cards. Just wondering what the best options are for plug & play cards? Meaning, you just plug them in and they work without any tinkering with drivers etc. - right now I'm using a XFX AMD Radeon 280X which is a fairly good plug & play card but...
  4. JaredWard

    AirDrop Missing From Finder?

    Hey guys! Quick question. I just recently got my new coffee lake Hackintosh up and running and ran into this bug. Everything is working flawlessly except for AirDrop and for whatever reason it's missing from the Finder. I've attached a few screenshots to show you all what I'm seeing. I'm running...
  5. JaredWard

    No Audio (ALC889) - GA-Z68XP-UD3

    I'm about to pull my hair out. Just updated to Yosemite & no audio (everything else works perfect). I'm on a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 motherboard (ALC889) and I've tried several things in the AppleHDA Guide, tried kexts from older MB releases, & other patches. I've attached a screenshot of my...
  6. JaredWard

    iMessage Still Broken (Bonjour Offline)

    Like most of you I've missed iMessage & installed Chimera 2.0.1 but with no luck. I can login into my iMessage account fine but when I go to my messages I see this.. Any ideas? I tried turning on Bonjour in preferences but that's not related to my iMessage account.
  7. JaredWard

    Corrupt Bootloader? (Please Read)

    [SOLVED] Corrupt Bootloader? Hey guys... I have no idea how this happened but here is a brief description of what went down. I tried to install a version of Linux on one of my HD's (not on my SSD which I use as my main drive which has ML) and for some reason the install went haywire & screwed...
  8. JaredWard

    "mach 0 file has bad magic number" (PLEASE HELP)

    I've seen a few threads that mention the "mach 0 file has bad magic number" error & you can add me to the list that can't figure it out. Luckily I backed everything up but I was just curious if anyone had a fix yet? Here is the method I used via cpukid00... Hackintosh From Start to Finish...
  9. JaredWard

    Question about upgrading to Lion

    Hey guys... I was just curious what you thought I should do. I'm running Snow Leopard which took me hours & hours to work properly with my Hackintosh (runs GREAT) but I would be lying if I said I didn't want to upgrade to Lion. Question is... is there a way I can back up my snow leopard...
  10. JaredWard

    SUPER Slow Boot Time (Snow Leopard)

    Sorry to keep making new threads, again this is my first experience with Hackintosh. After a lot of kernel panics and errors I finally got Snow Leopard up & running but I'm having super slow boot times. It takes around 1:40 to fully boot into Snow Leopard (no joke) which is ridiculous. I know...
  11. JaredWard

    Snow Leopard Combo Update Error

    Here's what I'm getting when I try to install the combo update for Snow Leopard (10.6.8)... I've tried it twice so far and it always freezes when it gets to "Moving items into place" - not sure what else to do. I can post hardware list if needed but I'm just getting more & more frustrated as...
  12. JaredWard

    Trouble with iBoot (Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3)

    Hey guys... just finished building my first Hackintosh - only problem is that iBoot isn't working. I followed the instructions on LifeHacker (everything is set to AHCI). I tried to google some Bios options but couldn't find any info on my motherboard. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks! -Jared
  13. JaredWard

    First Time Builder (Advice Needed)

    Hey guys... new to the forum! I was just curious what you guys thought about this build and if I needed to be aware of any issues before buying: CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P Graphics Card: Gigabyte GV-R687OC-1GD Radeon HD 6870 RAM: Corsair Vengence Blu 1600Mhz...
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