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Asus X79 Rampage IV Extreme | Core i7-3930K (Successful)

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ASUS R4E
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i7-3930K, 32Gb
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Hello !

I think I have run into the same problem as you. I have followed the guide until MultiBeast setup, now I am booting to black screen. I am trying to install Mavericks due to compatibility issues of some software. I have tried all possible boot options without luck. Also when I use verbose mode it actually jumps from verbose to black screen so I cant take picture to show where it freezes. During Instal from USB I had to use boot option GraphicsEnabler=Yes cpus=1 npci=0x2000 this was the only option that worked to setup Mavericks. I feel really stuck ...spent almost whole day on this.


EDIT4:

The problem was the DSDT file, I found an other one on the internet everything work perfectly now ! If anyone has the same problem as me please PM me if you need help !
What do you mean, are you using premade DSDT? I thought I would create one after booting from HDD?

thanx
 
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Hello !
I have tried to follow this guide to install Last version of MAverick it is 10.9.5. do these instructions apply? As I have already done two clean installs but without luck. Always ends up in black screen. I have tried all possible boot arguments, see my previous post, also without luck. I have a copy of 10.8.4 ML on separate drive however, I have updated bios to 4206 and the ML was working with bios 3602. I don't know if I can easily downgrade the bios ... to get the machine up and running.

Thanx for any advice

EDIT:
Downgrade successful through ROG port and FAT32 USB with older 3602 Bios (.CAP). Going through Bios page and downgrading doesn't work, it recognizes newer bios and will not let you downgrade.
 
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Asus X79 Rampage IV Extreme
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Intel Core i7-3930k
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GV-R795WF3-3GD
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Hi MK500

I have a similar spec as your :

Rampage IV Extreme

Bios 4206

i7 3930k

Giga 7950

i tried to follow your guide but i still got error with kext and extra folder.

Can you pls send me your Extra folder and setting so that i can copy and paste.

Thanks a lot for ur reply.
 
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Hello MK500 and Shilohh,
I have a quick question too:
i have used yours and shilohh"s manual to run my hackintosh properly (and for that i want to thank you both), and I ran the geekbench test with very poor results: 3424/13745.
My specs are:
I7 3930k at stock speed/Asus Rampage IV Extreme (Bios 4206)/8gb DDR3/GTX 960/Samsung 850 Pro/El Capitan 10.11.6
/MacPro6,1 2013
I have installed the X79MP61SpeedStep1011.kext and the .plist for 3930k from shilohh"s archive and turned on the "sandy bridge option" in MultiBeast.
I have installed some SSDT"s (to APCL/patched/) from shilohh"s archive: SSDT-0,1,5,6,8,9 and SSDT-SB-I7 (i think it was the SSDT from MultiBeast).
I cant say, that my build is slow, but I want to get it right to the full potential of the hardware (without overclocking it).

I would appreciate any help very much.
Greetings from Ukraine !
 
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I can't believe my build is still going strong after 5.5 years. This is the longest running machine I've ever owned. And it definitely doesn't feel slow; although it's single core speed is about 40% below the fastest new iMac at 4118...it's multi-core speed is still very respectable at 21,976 on Geekbench 4.

I have had to replace the power supply along the way...so I guess even high quality PC power supplies have limited life.

Otherwise it's zooming along fine at 4.2Ghz air cooled.
 
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I can't believe my build is still going strong after 5.5 years. This is the longest running machine I've ever owned. And it definitely doesn't feel slow; although it's single core speed is about 40% below the fastest new iMac at 4118...it's multi-core speed is still very respectable at 21,976 on Geekbench 4.

I have had to replace the power supply along the way...so I guess even high quality PC power supplies have limited life.

Otherwise it's zooming along fine at 4.2Ghz air cooled.
I built this computer in 2012 and it is still going strong. They only thing thats changed for me is putting in a Nvidia 1070. Thanks for the build it has been great. :)
 
Joined
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I'm still here and thanks to both of you, mine is up and running. I changed the graphic card to the Asus ROG GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Strix. Since then, it gets laggy when the pc goes to sleep.

I'm happy to see you guys still here :).
 
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Hey Shilohh,
hope you been well brother
I'm running a RPE4,kinda tossed my DX79XSR,bios fried
I'm water cooled just wondering what your thoughts on OC setting for this board ,I'm on highSierra solid @3.8 Turbo,3930K ,HWMonitor plugins working,All. ports working except Bluetooth.
R9280x with great vision,32GBCrusial Balistix Ram,SSD,with alot of mixed Hard Drives working like a charm.my Goal is to get Sleep to work ,and have a solid 4.4 OC.I'm Using your SSDT,to get bootable OS.
my original fakeSMC.kext,and plugins to get HWMonitor working on sensors.
The Bios on this Asus RPE4 is latest 491 ,read PDF but would like to get your thoughts on what is best to get my feet wet .
thanks again bro look forward to your reply
Best
Drone
 
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