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[guide] ga-x79-ud5 / 3930k / gtx 560 2gb / 10.11.2

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Hello friends,

Im trying to install my first Mac OS following this guide, because I have the same mobo. But it is driving me crazy! The USB simply won´t boot up! I´ve already tried every configuration on this post and other posts, tried to change the USB ports, nothing seems to work at all. I´m almost giving up for this machine. I know that I´m doing everything right cause I have tried the USB in other machine and it worked perfectly. My BIOS version is F12. What can I do to fix it?

Thanks.
 
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I can't get pass the bluetooth transport.
Have 3930k, 32gb ram, x79-ud4 F7 bios. I followed all the bios settings... How do I get pass this? GTX660x. Boot args are set to what the guide said.
 
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Hello friends,

Im trying to install my first Mac OS following this guide, because I have the same mobo. But it is driving me crazy! The USB simply won´t boot up! I´ve already tried every configuration on this post and other posts, tried to change the USB ports, nothing seems to work at all. I´m almost giving up for this machine. I know that I´m doing everything right cause I have tried the USB in other machine and it worked perfectly. My BIOS version is F12. What can I do to fix it?

Just to share my experience. I finally managed to boot up clover USB. I had to upgrade my BIOS to F13p and make a Legacy boot USB.
 
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BIG BIG THANKS TO YOU GUYS .. IVE BEEN SEARCHING and searching for answers with this darn MB and this was the longest project ive worked on trying to get it running. hopefully theres a huge difference for the upgrade that worth your guys and my time. omg finally.

Sorry for the long delay.
So that means that you could solve your "CPUS=1 problem"?

If that is true, please share your solution to the community. ;-)

Cheers Bru3
 
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Hey guys! I didn't follow the thread for a while but I see that are a lot of people helping with this. =)

Just to let you know I did updated my rig all the way to the 10.11.6 and today went on 10.12

As I'm using Mac Pro 6.1 at SMBIOS for each update I had to use: nv_disable=1 to log in and install the nvidia drivers again and run the AGDPFix and audio_cloverALC-110_v1.0s10.command (to fix sound).

For 10.12 is mandatory to use Mac Pro 6.1, or other SMBIOS that not Mac Pro 3.1 and 4.1, as these Macs are not supported by Sierra.

Maybe I'll redo the guide for a Sierra fresh install after the release of the new unibeast.

Cheers!
 
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Greetings Rafam,

CAN YOU SEND ME A PM - HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU IN REGARDS TO THIS MAINBOARD.


THANKS,



Hi guys!

First of all I would like to thank the community for this amazing forum. This is my first thread despite this being my 4th build - I always found my answers in other users threads :thumbup:

In this post I will share my steps of getting this rig running. Will try to make it more “beginner- friendly” (I consider myself a beginner).






BUILD




Motherboard: Gigabyte X79-UD5 F12 BIOS
CPU: Intel Core i7-3930k (6 Core) @ 4.2 ghz
RAM: Corsair Vengeance (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1600
GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX560 2GB
PSU: Corsair TX850W
CPU Cooler: Corsair WaterCooler Hydro Series H100
Case: Corsair Carbide 400R
HD: 1tb Seagate
SDD: 240gb Kingston HyperX






WORKING/NOT WORKING:




So far, everything is working.
Speedstep is working with stock speed and consume around 19w on idle, with peaks of 100w under load (running GeekBench 3)
When running the CPU with OC, speedstep don't work and the processor keep runnig at the maximum clock I set. Despite this, the consume while idle is "very low", around 22w with peak of 150w while load (at 4.5ghz OC). I'll update here if I manage to make speedster work with OC.


The USB ports and Sound stop working after a wake from "deep-sleep", so I disable the sleep on Energy Saver options

Also I didn't test the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as I didn't install the optional mini PCI card.







BIOS




The only difference for this setup from the basics settings shown on Unibeast Guide is that I had to disable USB 3.0 controller or I’ll get Kernel Panics and random reboots. But despite that after the install my front panel USB 3.0 ports are working. I’m not sure why. And disable "CPU EIST Function".




STEPS




1) You will need a working Yosemite to create the USB installation drive, just follow the Unibeast Guide (steps 1 and 2) http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capita...-el-capitan-any-supported-intel-based-pc.html


2)
After the USB drive setup is complete mount the EFI partition with Clover Configurator (Tools/Mount EFI -> Check Partition and choose the one on your USB drive), open the config.plist (EFI/CLOVER/config.plist) and set as follows:



  • ACPI: (v) FixUSB / (v) FixHPET / (v) AddDTGP / (v) Smart UPS



  • Boot: -v / dart=0 / darkwake=0 / npci=0x2000 / kext-dev-mode=1 / rootless=0





  • CPU: type = "0x0A01" / (v) C6



  • Devices: USB (v) inject / (v) Add ClockID / (v) FixOwnership / Audio (1)



  • [*=left]Graphics: (v) inject NVIDIA


  • Kernel and Kext Patches: (v) Apple RTC






  • Rt Variables: BooterConfig = 0x28 / CsrActiveConfig = 0x3



  • SMBIOS: Press the magic wand and select "MacPro3,1"




  • System Parameters: Inject Kexts (Yes) / (v) No caches (v) Inject System ID



At the bottom left of Clover Configurator select "Install Drivers" and make sure you install "OSxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi", "OsxFatBinaryDrv-64.efi" and "VBoxHfs-64.efi"




3) Copy those kexts files to EFI/Clover/kexts/10.11





4) Follow the steps 3 and 4 on the Unibeast Guide, when it restarts you should boot from your USB on last time but this time you choose your El Capitan partition on Clover menu.
http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capita...y-supported-intel-based-pc.html#uefi_settings

5) When at El Capitan desktop, download and install the last version of Clover on the HD where you just installed El Capitan. After that open Clover Configurator, mount the EFI partition on the USB drive and copy its content to your Desktop. Now mount the new EFI partition created by Clover on your HD and copy the EFI folder from your Desktop to the new EFI partition.
http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capita...y-supported-intel-based-pc.html#uefi_settings
6) Reboot and mount your EFI partition using Clover Configurator and run the audio_cloverALC-110 command by Toleda to fix the sound. After you run the command you should see the "realtekALC.kext" file in your EFI/Clover/Kexts/10.11 Folder and 3 new entries on your config.plist. https://github.com/toleda/audio_Clov...10.command.zip



7) Download and Install the Combo Update for El Capitan 10.11.2 if your USB Install was made with a previous version (Mine was 10.11.0):
https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1850?locale=en_US

8) Download and Install Nvidia Web Drivers (if you are using MacPro6.1 on SMBIOS you will have to use AGDPfix app by shilohhh to prevent a blackscreen after boot.): http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/96651/

9) Optional: If you want to see the the System information on your tray you can download Multibeast 8.0.1 and Install HWMonitor choosing Drivers/Misc/(v) FakeSMC v6.18.1394 (v) FakeSMC Plugins v6.18.13.94 (v) FakeSMC HWMonitor Application v6.18.13.94 and VoodooTSCSync 6 Core (if your processor has 6 cores)

Now your system should be running. Just reboot and test it.




TROUBLESHOOTING




  • If you have an error message on your first boot then reset and try again. You can also press "O" at Clover boot menu and edit your boot arguments adding "-f" to it.
  • If your USB 3.0 is not working, you can try to enable it on you BIOS and boot into your Yosemite partition and try to plug and mount a pendrive in the front panel. If it works reboot your system and once again enter in the BIOS and Disable the USB 3.0, save and proceed the boot into El Capitan. If the USB 3.0 doesn't work in Yosemite or this is the first time you use Clover to boot into Yosemite you can try to remove the “GenericUSBXHCI.kext” from your System/Library/Extensions folder (on Yosemite partition). Remember to mount your EFI partition and copy the Kexts that are in EFI/Clover/Kexts/10.11 to the /10.10 folder.
  • UPDATE 12/16/15 - If you want to activate your USB 3.0 on the BIOS - You can download RehabMan's GenericUSBXHCI.kext and install it using kextbeast.
  • If you can't boot try use "nv_disable=1" so you can install the NVIDIA Web Drivers and run AGDPFix if using MacPro 6.1 smbios.
  • If you want to enable TRIM support for your SSD you need to mount the EFI partition with Clover Configurator, open your config.plist, go to "Kernel and Kext Patches" tab and add a line as follow on "KextsToPatch":Name: "IOAHCIBlockStorage" / Find*[HEX]: "4150504C452053534400" / Replace* [HEX]: "00000000000000000000" / Comment: "TRIM Support"





BENCHMARKS




GeekBench 3 Scores (64 bits):


Clock Single-Core Multi-Core
@3.5ghz(stock) 3133 18865
@4.2ghz(OC) 3693 22190
@4.5ghz(OC vcore = 1.35) 3933 23601
@4.6ghz(OC vcore = 1.4) 4017 24099



GeekBench 3 Scores (32 bits):
Clock Single-Core Multi-Core
@3.5ghz(stock) 2856 16883
@4.2ghz(OC) 3372 20093
@4.5ghz(OC vcore = 1.35) 3592 21498
@4.6ghz(OC vcore = 1.4) 3662 21884





Good Luck! :)
 
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Hey @gabrieljsmith1 and @mmastriani ! I've just attach my file on the first post, with the follow observation.

ATTENTION! It's set to Mac PRO 6.1 so you may have to use nv_disable=1 for the first boot to install the nvidia drivers and run AGDPFIx. I recommend that you open it on Clover Configuration to generate your own serial (magic wand / mac pro / shake...shake...shake...)

Yes plase can you share your clover config file so we can import it?
 
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Hi there!

First of all thanks for all the information here, awesome!

Somehow I'm reaching the Installer but after the first reboot my HardDrive doesn't show up anywhere, only my Installer and the "Boot Clover from EFI" -Option. Does anyone have a hint by any chance? Would be supernice! :)
*SOLVED - I just switched to another SATA Port and installed the "AHCI_Intel_Generic_SATA.kext" later on with MultiBeast to get the full speed.

Now a new Problem appeared: I'm experiencing random reboots, USB 3 and CPU EIST are disabled. I'll keep an eye on this the next days, but again if anyone has any idea, I'd be happy!

My Build:
GA-X79-UD5
i7-3820
GeForce GTX 670
OSX 11.11.5
SMBIOS: MacPro 5,1
 
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Hey Guys,have you tried Sierra on Ga X79 UD5?
the only problem that bothers me is Usb3
if anyone have found a solution please tell me
 
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