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“HackinMouse” Skylake H110 Econo Rig - i3-6100/GA-H110M-A/GTX950/8GB

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Motherboard
GA-H110M-A
CPU
i3-6100
Graphics
RX 560
Mac
iMac, Mac mini
Update on High Sierra:
  • All is going great since the upgrade, much better than I expected (other than the horrible root login security flaw, LOL). Stability has been on par with Sierra (no OS crashes or instabilities since the upgrade). I have a dual boot with my old Sierra system SSD drive and can access the Sierra disk and my user files directly from HS if need be.
  • Sleep is working better than with Sierra it seems. In Sierra I seemed to have apps (mainly Chrome) keeping the machine awake sometimes.
  • I am a little reluctant to stay on APFS, but it has been working fine thus far and boot time is nice and quick. I am not using TRIM (due to known performance issues with APFS and non-Apple SSD's) and am relying solely on the Samsung 850 EVO firmware. From my research, this isn't a big deal with modern SSD's that have their own garbage collection built-in, but there is still some debate. Some also have reservations on maintaining a hack using APFS, but I am content to keep it as-is for now.
  • Nvidia web driver performance with the GTX 950 has been on par with Sierra. I don't notice any difference. Video editing and Cuda integration with DaVinci Resolve 14.1.1 has been working fine, same as in Sierra.
  • Virtualization using VirtualBox is working great as usual for Linux and Windows.
I'll keep updating post #194 above as I document the setup and then create a link in the first post once I am done.
 
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GA-H110M-S2H
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i5 6500
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MSI RX 560 Aero ITX
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iMac
Classic Mac
eMac, iMac
Mobile Phone
Android
Great work and thanks for sharing your progress. :thumbup:
 
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@mots Would you be willing to share your config.plist file? I'm trying to get a similar machine running using your guide and running into some hiccups. I was hoping to compare your file to mine and see what you have done better. Thanks!
 
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Motherboard
GA-H110M-A
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i3-6100
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RX 560
Mac
iMac, Mac mini
Joined
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Messages
134
Motherboard
GA-H110M-A
CPU
i3-6100
Graphics
RX 560
Mac
iMac, Mac mini
Updated to High Sierra 10.13.2 from the App Store (17C88)
All is working good thus far. Sound is still working (with no extra steps) and performance seems to be the same.

I did the following to update:
(assuming you have a working High Sierra 10.13.1 system as in post 194)
  • Upgraded to Clover r4334 (https://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/files/Installer/)
    • Chose "Custom" and made sure I installed the driver EmuVariableUefi-64.efi
      • I think it might remove the driver if you don't check it (and perhaps because I manually installed it).
      • You should have a working 10.13.1 and with working Nvidia drivers after the Clover update and a reboot before you continue with the 10.13.2 install.
      • File will be found here: [EFI]/EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/EmuVariableUefi-64.efi
  • Upgraded to the new apfs.efi for 10.13.2, install from here:
    • [EFI]/EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/apfs.efi
  • Made sure FakeSMC.kext is current (mine already was), install from here:
    • [EFI]/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/FakeSMC.kext
  • Note: In the reference link for 10.13.2 Update below, there is a lot of confusion from folks about Lilu.kext. I never have used Lilu, so I didn't need to do anything with that. System is still Lilu-free.
  • Installed 10.13.2 from the App Store
  • It will reboot twice during the update:
    • The first time it reboots you will need to pick the High Sierra installer icon from Clover that isn't normally there.
    • The second time it reboots (after the installer), you can pick the normal High Sierra boot option.
  • After it rebooted into 10.13.2, I installed the latest Nvidia Web Driver from System Preferences.
    • GPU Driver Version: 378.10.10.10.25.102
  • Rebooted
  • Installed the new Nvidia Cuda driver
    • CUDA Driver Version: 387.99
Reference:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/macos-10-13-2-update.239847/
 
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GA-H110M-A
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i3-6100
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HD 530
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Updated to High Sierra 10.13.2 from the App Store (17C88)
All is working good thus far. Sound is still working (with no extra steps) and performance seems to be the same.
...

I had to Update Lilu to the latest for my system to be able to update to 10.13.2. Before I updated Lilu, when I try to update to 10.13.2, I would just get a restart loop on my system. But, now all is good after updating Lilu.kext & I'm on 10.13.2 without any problems. :D
 
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GA-H110M-A
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i3-6100
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RX 560
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iMac, Mac mini
I had to Update Lilu to the latest for my systme to be able to update to 10.13.2 .. Before I update Lilu, when i try to update to 10.13.2 i would just get a restart loop on my system. But now is all good after updating Lilu.kext & Im on 10.13.2 without any problems now :D
Awesome, welcome to the next stage! LOL. You must be using Lilu for the vit9696/AppleALC audio method I assume? I am using the toleda/cloverALC method for audio, so I don't need the Lilu kext on my system.
 
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Dell Inspiron 530
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Core2Due Q6660
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XFX 5670 1Gb DDR 5
Update: Installed High Sierra
  • RAM - still using my single Ballistix 16GB module (BLS16G4D240FSB). MacOS shows 4 slots, but the motherboard on has 2 slots. If you are trying to use 2 RAM modules, it will likely be a problem (see post #66). Otherwise, if you figure it out, please let me know!
Updated to 10.13.2 - see post 200 for details
Hi MOTS - did you have the problem with using 2 RAM modules in El Capitan too or just Sierra (& High Sierra)? I am asking because I have 2 modules in my El Capitan rig and they both were recognised without any effort on my part.
 
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