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[GUIDE] Gigabyte X99 GA-X99-Designare EX i7-6950X

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Hello! This is my first Hackintosh build and my first post on this forum. I got this build working in Sierra 10.12.6 but cannot get all the usb 3 to work as usb 3. Currently one USB 3.0 and one USB 3.1 ports work as they should. I cannot get all the Usb 3 ports to work as Usb 3 in Windows either and I feel like that is the problem. Would anyone be able to help me confirm if that is the reason? And if it is how can I fix it? I tried installing the latest driver from the gigabyte site but no luck. I realize this is an old thread but any help would be appreciated!


EDIT---

USB 3 works with the Usb3 kext for x99 in Rocket88's last efi folder post.
 

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Hello everyone, I would like to know if anyone get the built-in Audio and wifi work? I am considering this board for an upgrade. I would like to know if you already got it work coz I don't want to use HDMI audio and wifi is just want to make siri work.
 
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Hello everyone, I would like to know if anyone get the built-in Audio and wifi work? I am considering this board for an upgrade. I would like to know if you already got it work coz I don't want to use HDMI audio and wifi is just want to make siri work.
Wifi card will not work. You can replace with a mac os compatable m.2 wifi card. Built in audio works with voodoo kext.
 
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Thank you! I just google again and found that intel wifi is not supported yet. Looks like Asus is still the best choice.
 
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Hi All,

Thanks to this guide and the other one from Rocket88 and was able to build 5820K with GA-X99-Designare EX. Everything works fine except known wifi issue.

There's a small issue about HWMonitor. Please check below two screenshot.

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  1. I can see CPU frequency of each core in X58A but not in X99
  2. I can see fan speed of CPU in X58A but not in X99
  3. The temperature of CPU heatsink is apparently wrong

Attach is my EFI folder, any advice is welcome :)
 

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NullCPUPowerManagement.kext defeats power management.
 
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NullCPUPowerManagement.kext defeats power management.
Thank you for quick response. I deleted the NullCPUPowerManagement.kext from Others folder and check /L/E and /S/L/E there are no such kext. But the result is the same.

Also I did try Prime95 before removing the kext for CPU stress test and I could see the CPU Package Frequecy showed the highest frequency of 5820K with approx 104w.
 
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One thing I forgot to mention. The attached DSDT does not match my BIOS version, so I have to ignore it in order to get it boot. I am not sure if it will be the cause.
 
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