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Dell XPS 18 - Is it possible?

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Post your SSDT.aml. If you're using MacBookAir it seems that those with an i3, need to do some edits on the generated SSDT. For some reason, the generated file for i3s common for MacBookPro scenarios do not require the same edits. Something is wrong in The ssdtprgen script, I think.

SSDT.aml is attached.

In order to get in without the -x bootflag, I had to delete the SMBios file (No worries though, I just renamed it and moved it to my documents folder...) If you need to see the SMBios file as well, let me know and I'll post it too.
 

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SSDT.aml is attached.

In order to get in without the -x bootflag, I had to delete the SMBios file (No worries though, I just renamed it and moved it to my documents folder...) If you need to see the SMBios file as well, let me know and I'll post it too.

Try this:
- open the SSDT.aml in MaciASL
- remove the first pstate
Code:
            Package (0x06)
            {
                0x076D, 
                0x4268, 
                0x0A, 
                0x0A, 
                0x1400, 
                0x1400
            },

- change the package length to let the compiler calculate it:
from:
Code:
        Name (APSS, Package (0x0D)
        {
to:
Code:
        Name (APSS, Package ()
        {

- change APSN to Zero
Code:
      Name (APSN, 0)

- Save result to /Extra/ssdt.aml and test with smbios.plist
 
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Try this:
- open the SSDT.aml in MaciASL
- remove the first pstate
Code:
            Package (0x06)
            {
                0x076D, 
                0x4268, 
                0x0A, 
                0x0A, 
                0x1400, 
                0x1400
            },

- change the package length to let the compiler calculate it:
from:
Code:
        Name (APSS, Package (0x0D)
        {
to:
Code:
        Name (APSS, Package ()
        {

- change APSN to Zero
Code:
      Name (APSN, 0)

- Save result to /Extra/ssdt.aml and test with smbios.plist

Well, I was able to get in without booting up in safe mode. I'm attaching my IOReg. Booting up in verbose mode still showed some errors but it did let me in without a panic.
 

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oh and I also just noticed that my battery status is working! YAY!!! Shows that I"m plugged in and at 100% power. SWEET!
 

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Well, I was able to get in without booting up in safe mode. I'm attaching my IOReg. Booting up in verbose mode still showed some errors but it did let me in without a panic.

Making progress, I see...

What pstates are you able to reach? Test with DPCIManager...
 
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Making progress, I see...

What pstates are you able to reach? Test with DPCIManager...

When I open DPCIManager, and click on P States, it tells me

Current State: 8
P States: 8
 

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When I open DPCIManager, and click on P States, it tells me

Current State: 8
P States: 8

That's at idle... So keep it running and do some things with your computer. Run GeekBench, open a browser with a bunch of tabs, view some videos, etc.

Hopefully it moves up from x8 when you do things...
 
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That's at idle... So keep it running and do some things with your computer. Run GeekBench, open a browser with a bunch of tabs, view some videos, etc.

Hopefully it moves up from x8 when you do things...

I received some errors while running Geekbench 3 in the pstates log window:

P States: I/O error, throttling to 6Hz

Then went down from 6Hz to 3hz every time it gave that error. For the most part, it continued to give me that same number, unless it was giving me the I/O error.

This was in 32-bit mode. It was running in tryout mode and wanted me to purchase before letting me run in 64 bit mode.

Geekbench gave me a Single-Core score of 615, and a Multi-Core score of 1372. Pstates never left 8.

http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/218575

When trying to run a video in youtube, they usually go until 7 seconds, then stop. The rest of the video doesnt load. I dont know if it's my connection at work, or just something up with my graphics.
 

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I received some errors while running Geekbench 3 in the pstates log window:

P States: I/O error, throttling to 6Hz

Then went down from 6Hz to 3hz every time it gave that error. For the most part, it continued to give me that same number, unless it was giving me the I/O error.

This was in 32-bit mode. It was running in tryout mode and wanted me to purchase before letting me run in 64 bit mode.

Geekbench gave me a Single-Core score of 615, and a Multi-Core score of 1372. Pstates never left 8.

http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/218575

When trying to run a video in youtube, they usually go until 7 seconds, then stop. The rest of the video doesnt load. I dont know if it's my connection at work, or just something up with my graphics.

That's not good. SpeedStep is not working. Please post ioreg.
 
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