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Don't know what else to try on my hackintosh build to work?!?!?!

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I've been trying to complete a hackintosh build and have been running into issues with the installation. I followed the buyer's guide on this site and purchased a Gigabyte z97 Gaming 7, and a intel i7 4790k, with a Samsung EVO 250 GB SSD. I already had a 800 Watt Corsair PSU, and a Corsair H100i Water Cooler, to go along with an Obsidian 750 case.

I created a UniBeast bootable USB and copied the MultiBeast folder into that USB. I made sure the settings in the BIOS are what are recommended, and press F12 to boot into that USB. I also formatted the SSD on my mac mini, again to what is recommended on this site.

It comes up to the apple screen and begins to load the OS and the flashes like a white noise screen and then it begins to install/load the OS.

After it loads the OS I get to the step of formatting the SSD and then trying to install it on said SSD.
It'll get about 1/4 of the way and then freeze!

I've tried doing the process without the GPU, left only 1 stick of RAM, and set to igfx in the bios to not boot to the GPU.

The only thing I can think of that might be the issue is my RAM, which is PNY 1333 mhz DDR3. In the buyer's guide it recommends 1600mhz, but I wanted to see if my RAM would work on it.

Any how, before I make a 130 dollar purchase in RAM, I wanted to ask and see if anyone had this issue, or if someone could recommend something else for me. I've had nothing but unsuccessful attempts in building a Hackinstosh with not success...it sucks!:banghead:
 

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I do not think that your memory is the issue.

How long have you waited when the system appears to freeze during the install? I have seen some systems have a fairly lengthy delays. As a test, wait at least 20 minutes from when you think that it is frozen before resetting the system.

Also, please leave your GPU card out of the system until after you have the OS up and running without issue. To do this, you need to enter the BIOS and enable internal graphics support.

Good modding,
neil
 
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I appreciate the reply, but yes I've left it idling for about 20-30 minutes and the bar and mouse icon are frozen. I will try it this afternoon without the GPU.

Thanks again.
 
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I do not think that your memory is the issue.

How long have you waited when the system appears to freeze during the install? I have seen some systems have a fairly lengthy delays. As a test, wait at least 20 minutes from when you think that it is frozen before resetting the system.

Also, please leave your GPU card out of the system until after you have the OS up and running without issue. To do this, you need to enter the BIOS and enable internal graphics support.

Good modding,
neil


My good friend loaned me a 4gb stick of 1600mhz ram and that allowed me to get all the way to a complete install of the OS. Audio was working fine, ethernet was working fine, Apple Store; installed an app and it worked fine....as far as I can tell everything was functioning.

My issue now is getting it to boot up to the OS:banghead:

When I restart it will load the multibeast screen like it's about to boot into OS X but then just completely reboots and if you allow it it will do this loop over and over. I've tried -V and a couple of other boot loaders without any success.

I don't have a GPU attached to it, just RAM and a water cooler on the processor...anything else that I can try or missing?
 
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