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Desktop feels laggy and chrome very slow

Joined
Jul 2, 2011
Messages
118
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 TH
CPU
i7‑6700K
Graphics
2x GTX 980 Ti
Does anyone else have to boot 2 or 3 times to get past the "black screen." Seems like every time I turn the computer on or restart from windows I get the black screen followed by the monitor turning on and off. Turning the computer off and on gets the Nvidia web drivers to load fine. Maybe because I have two video cards and monitors? *shrugs*

10.13.3
iMac 17,1
Sleep works
USB Ports Mapped
Nvidia Driver: *106 patched

*drivers64UEFI*
apfs.efi
AppleImageCodec-64.efi
AppleKeyAggregator-64.efi
AppleUITheme-64.efi
DataHubDxe-64.efi
FirmwareVolume-64.efi
FSInject-64.efi
OsxAptioFix3Drv-64.efi
SMCHelper-64.efi
VBoxHfs-64.efi

*Installed Kexts (Library/Extensions)*
AppleALC.kext
CodecCommander.kext
FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext
FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext
FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext
FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext
FakeSMC.kext
IntelMausiEthernet.kext
Lilu.kext
NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext
USBInjectAll.kext
 
Joined
Jul 2, 2011
Messages
118
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 TH
CPU
i7‑6700K
Graphics
2x GTX 980 Ti
Does anyone else have to boot 2 or 3 times to get past the "black screen." Seems like every time I turn the computer on or restart from windows I get the black screen followed by the monitor turning on and off. Turning the computer off and on gets the Nvidia web drivers to load fine. Maybe because I have two video cards and monitors? *shrugs*

10.13.3
iMac 17,1
Sleep works
USB Ports Mapped
Nvidia Driver: *106 patched

*drivers64UEFI*
apfs.efi
AppleImageCodec-64.efi
AppleKeyAggregator-64.efi
AppleUITheme-64.efi
DataHubDxe-64.efi
FirmwareVolume-64.efi
FSInject-64.efi
OsxAptioFix3Drv-64.efi
SMCHelper-64.efi
VBoxHfs-64.efi

*Installed Kexts (Library/Extensions)*
AppleALC.kext
CodecCommander.kext
FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext
FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext
FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext
FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext
FakeSMC.kext
IntelMausiEthernet.kext
Lilu.kext
NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext
USBInjectAll.kext
Found this post which explains it–switching from iMac 17,2 to 14,2 seems to have fixed the problem, but I had to use 17,2 to generate an SSDT for my processor.
 
Joined
Aug 22, 2015
Messages
15
Motherboard
ASUS X99A-USB3.1
CPU
Intel 5820K @ 4.5GHz (OC)
Graphics
Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX980 4GB
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
For me, 10.13.4 is usable using the .104 driver. Slightly laggy (as with previous 10.13.x updates) ... but OK.
 
Joined
Jul 26, 2016
Messages
6
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX
CPU
i7-8700
Graphics
GTX 1080 TI + UHD 630
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
It's a problem with the NVIDIA drivers for 10.13.3 (156/157)! If you install the 10.13.2 drivers (106) using the backwards compatible tool linked below, then everything goes back to normal. No Lag.

Driver versions can be found here: https://www.tonymacx86.com/nvidia-drivers/

1. Install the latest driver (156/157)
2. Use the `Webdriver All Versions.app` to install 106 driver
- If you need a DL link for the app, here it is https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hI4dqVZ621fPeKR6YFoLFQGD-ciiZ3xO
- Open the app, choose „Webdriver neu installieren“ („Reinstall web driver“), choose the old webdriver *.pkg file – the app installs the old driver.
3. Restart the app
4. choose „Vorhandenen Webdriver Patchen“ („patch existing web driver“)
– click through, choose „Rechte bereinigen“ („correct permissions“) enter admin password
5. Reboot using the button on the app (takes a few moments)

Credit to: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/macos-10-13-3-update.243852/page-13#post-1677090


It worked just as expected. Thanks so much!
 
Joined
May 27, 2011
Messages
212
Motherboard
Asus Z370-A Prime
CPU
i7-8700K
Graphics
Vega 64
Classic Mac
  1. 512K
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I'm on .106 as well. Besides its way better as the latest drivers its still lagging. Its noticeable with GUI operations and also opening VLC is ridiculous slow on a 8700K @4,8Ghz and a nVidia 1080Ti.

I do have two tips which improves the GUI operations with the cost of some eye candy.
Go to System Preferences - Accessibility - Display and select "Reduce Motion" and "Reduce Transparency".
This improves the GUI behaviour a little.
 

mak

Joined
May 11, 2014
Messages
5
Motherboard
ASUS ROG z370-F Gaming
CPU
i7 8700k
Graphics
Quadro K5000
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Hello everyone. First post on the thread. I'm wondering, how this is possible with my graphics card. I have a Quadro K5000 for Mac. This card is supposedly officially supported in Mojave. So why is the system so sluggish on the GUI and so ridiculously slow in Chrome? (Chrome works fine if I remove gpu acceleration in its settings)

Edit:
In case anybody wanders into this thread I solved the problem by installing the latest version of Lilu+WhateverGreen using the instructions on this page:
 
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