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Fresh Sierra (10.12.3.) install w/Clover on ASUS Z170-E on M.2 Samsung PRO 950 NVMe

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Hello. I've been reading through a whole bunch of threads and so far:

Working:

- I've managed to do a fresh Sierra (10.12.3) install on a M.2 Samsung PRO 950 NVMe from a Clover USB drive.
Kudos to RehabMan and Pike for their valuable posts. THANK YOU GUYS.

- It boots just fine from the M.2 drive with nothing else attached; no USB drives, SSDs or HDDs.
Again, THANK YOU to RehabMan and Pike.

- Changed the Clover theme to 'mlcamp'.
Wish it displayed the timeout countdown to automatically boot...

- Got audio working.
OK, headphones work on the Line-Out port on the back of the mob and the one front of the chassis.
Will try regular speakers this weekend.

- Wi-Fi works (2.4 and 5.0).
Will test Ethernet port this weekend.

- HWMonitor works...
Well, sort of; the readings are kind of weird... (See attached image. Fans are NOT running at 15,000 rpm).
BTW: there is a Corsair H100 v2 liquid cooler on the CPU.

NOT working:

- EVGA GTX 970 Nvidia Web drivers.
Installed the Web drivers, and the Nvidia applet shows up on the Menu Bar next to the time.
But after a reboot it always reverts to the OS X Default Graphics Driver.

NOTES:

I did a previous fresh Sierra install from Clover on a Toshiba SSD on this very same rig, and got all the way to the EVGA card to work, but I can't remember all that I did on that installation. But I'm pretty sure there were more kexts on EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other on that installation.

The lesson learned: don't try this after getting back from a party at 4 AM... Drunk...

The mouse is kind of funky. Seems that the double click speed needs a bit of work.

The cherry on the pie is that I want to install Win 10 on the Toshiba SSD.

Here's my config.plist and the kexts used on EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other and the HWMonitor info, feel free to check it out and comment.

Best regards.
 

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- EVGA GTX 970 Nvidia Web drivers.
Installed the Web drivers, and the Nvidia applet shows up on the Menu Bar next to the time.
But after a reboot it always reverts to the OS X Default Graphics Driver.

Setup emulated NVRAM to store the nvda_drv=1 boot flag in boot-args.
See Problem 6 of Solving NVIDIA Driver Install & Loading Problems
Install EmuVariableUefi-64 and RC Scripts
 
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