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Hackintosh Reboots Randomly With Graphic Intensive Use

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Hello! I have 3 machines that I use for video editing purposes and all 3 have the same issue. Two of them use GTX 1060 and MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 with latest web drivers and the newest one is a Coffee Lake box with a GTX 1070. Long things short, all of them are having random reboots issues. I can reproduce the issue when I open Adobe Premiere and After Effects at the same time with no projects loaded, just the softwares themselves and running Unigine Valley and some youtube tabs in safari. The issue only happens when PR and AE are open. If I leave them closed I can run Heaven and Valley at the same time and more than 30 youtube tabs and the system though starts struggling does not reboot. When I open a project in PR and start animating in AE, even if there's anything else running, when the projects get heavy load the system just reboots itself without any warnings and the system boots again and does not generate any error reports as if nothing happened. Anyone here experienced anything like that? If so, any ideas on how to get this fixed? I suspect NVIDIA Webdrivers are causing this issue. I ordered a Vega 56 card and will test to see if anything changes.
 
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I am also having forced reboots from Premiere Pro CC2017 when I am using a lot of filters on UHD footage. It happens when I start tweaking things like a zoom in on an clip, and I start manipulating the timing features of the key frames. It's very frustrating. I am starting to think I need a 9xx GPU instead of my 1050Ti.

I am running 10.12.6 on Z77 hardware. More in my sig.

Thanks for your post, I now know it's not only me!
 
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Replaced the NVIDIA card with an AMD Vega 56 and already 4 days without a single reboot. I think the problem is something with memory overflow on NVIDIA cards due to Adobe CC not being able to handle the VRAM, but of course, I can be talking ******** LOL
 
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I am also having forced reboots from Premiere Pro CC2017 when I am using a lot of filters on UHD footage. It happens when I start tweaking things like a zoom in on an clip, and I start manipulating the timing features of the key frames. It's very frustrating. I am starting to think I need a 9xx GPU instead of my 1050Ti.

I am running 10.12.6 on Z77 hardware. More in my sig.

Thanks for your post, I now know it's not only me!
Replaced the NVIDIA card with an AMD Vega 56 and already 4 days without a single reboot. I think the problem is something with memory overflow on NVIDIA cards due to Adobe CC not being able to handle the VRAM, but of course, I can be talking ******** LOL
You should fill out your profile, brunomotter, at least for your non-Coffee Lake boxes, but this post might be more useful for Cfreak.

There are many factors that go into a particular setup working right, but I think you might consider the Clover/kexts/drivers situation, especially with four boxes and only one Vega card. For me, because FCPX is so much better with AMD GPU's re OpenCL, I'll go back when they come out with cards after Vega. AP/AE, I believe, benefits from CUDA.

I tried your demonstration: "...open Adobe Premiere and After Effects at the same time with no projects loaded, just the softwares themselves and running Unigine Valley and some youtube tabs in safari." I use HFS+, if that's relevant. All was fine, no reboots and all smooth, for the time I ran it, though my Valley numbers suffered:
Screen Shot 2018-09-13 at 5.48.49 PM.png
So, for you and for Cfreak who saw an earlier post (thanks!), I want to share recent changes in kexts, drivers, and Clover that have made my system very stable. For Coffee Lake, you might google "ramblings of a hackintosher" and on the page scroll down to Coffee Lake. My current kexts and drivers:
Screen Shot 2018-09-13 at 6.37.33 PM.png Screen Shot 2018-09-13 at 6.37.57 PM.png
For your convenience, here are some links:

Lilu 1.2.7
https://github.com/acidanthera/Lilu/releases

WhateverGreen 1.2.2
https://github.com/acidanthera/WhateverGreen/releases

VoodooHDA 2.9.1 (2018-01-20)
https://sourceforge.net/projects/voodoohda/files/?source=navbar and
VoodooHdaSettingsLoader-109.zip
https://sourceforge.net/projects/voodoohda/files/VoodooHdaSettingsLoader-109.zip/download
with VoodooHdaSettingsLoader.app—version 1.2

IntelMausiEthernet
RehabMan’s OS-X-intel-network v2-2018-0424 2.4.0d0
https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-intel-network

USBInjectAll (RehabMan) 0.6.7 (2018-0822.zip)
RehabMan / OS-X-USB-Inject-All / Downloads — Bitbucket

FakeSMC (RehabMan) 6.26-344-g1cf53906.1787 (2018-0403.zip)
https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-fakesmc-kozlek/downloads/

FakePCIID (RehabMan) 1.3.12 (2018-0421.zip)
https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-fake-pci-id/downloads/
FakePCIID_XHCIM (RehabMan) 1.3.12 (2018-0421.zip)
—same as previous—

<<<<NvidiaGraphicsFixup 1.2.7 — REPLACED BY WhateverGreen 1.2.1>>>>
https://github.com/lvs1974/NvidiaGraphicsFixup/releases)

Clover EFI bootloader ——— r4658
Clover EFI bootloader - Browse Files at SourceForge.net
https://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/

Two important new drivers replacing older drivers are available directly from their sources:

AptioMemoryFix.efi --AptioFixPkg R23 RELEASE --This driver replaces previous Aptio fixes
https://github.com/acidanthera/AptioFixPkg/releases

ApfsDriverLoader.efi — v2.0.3 (was v1.3.2 on 8/8) --This driver replaces Apple's apfs.efi and it is updated
very often
https://github.com/acidanthera/ApfsSupportPkg/releases

You might try them out if you haven't. This is my last High Sierra post. Hope something's useful!
 
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Thanks for the answer! I will try updating the drivers folder. I'm using APFS here. My non coffee lake boxes are as following:

Machine #1:

I cannot remember the MOBO model because I am not near the machine now
Core i7 4790k
16GB DDR3 1866
GTX 1060 6GB
WDN 4800 WiFi Card
High Sierra 10.13.5
600W EVGA PSU 80+ Bronze

Machine #2:

H270-D3H
Core i7 7700
Hyper T4 Air Cooler
16GB DDR4 2400MHZ
GTX 1060 6GB
WDN 4800 WiFI Card
HS 10.13.5
600W Corsair PSU 80+ Bronze

My coffee lake machine is as follows:

Z370M Aorus Gaming
Core i7 8700
16GB DDR4 2400MHZ
Asus Radeon Vega 56 Strix 8GB
H45 Hydro Cooler
650W Corsair PSU 80+ Bronze
WDN 4800 WiFi Card
High Sierra 10.13.6
 
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For some reason I cannot edit my last post. The Video Card on last machine of the post is a Vega 56 not a Vega 64.
 
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Thanks for the answer! I will try updating the drivers folder. I'm using APFS here. My non coffee lake boxes are as following:

Machine #1:

I cannot remember the MOBO model because I am not near the machine now
Core i7 4790k
16GB DDR3 1866
GTX 1060 6GB
WDN 4800 WiFi Card
High Sierra 10.13.5
600W EVGA PSU 80+ Bronze
Hi, brunomotter. Machine #1 is close to my system so the kexts/drivers I have above would probably work well. My Clover config.plist settings were fine, but I decided a couple months ago to try most of the settings recommended for Haswell on the vanilla guide on Reddit (the "Ramblings" above) and my system has worked even better. This guide covers settings for later chipsets also, and it's updated often.
 
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Hi, brunomotter. Machine #1 is close to my system so the kexts/drivers I have above would probably work well. My Clover config.plist settings were fine, but I decided a couple months ago to try most of the settings recommended for Haswell on the vanilla guide on Reddit (the "Ramblings" above) and my system has worked even better. This guide covers settings for later chipsets also, and it's updated often.
I think most of my problems may rely on Aptio driver... I'm using AptioFix2 with EmuVariable. Will try the latest AptioFix without EmuVariable to see if I can solve this annoying issue. It's almost impossible to work with this happening.
 
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Well. I updated all drivers and kexts. Now the issue seems to be worse! LOL. Now if I open Premiere and 10 more youtube tabs on safari the machine reboots. At least now it gives me the panic report and my theory is confirmed, it´s the NVIDIA webdriver that is causing the panics! Any more hints?
 
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Well. I updated all drivers and kexts. Now the issue seems to be worse! LOL. Now if I open Premiere and 10 more youtube tabs on safari the machine reboots. At least now it gives me the panic report and my theory is confirmed, it´s the NVIDIA webdriver that is causing the panics! Any more hints?
Assuming you are running the newer optional nvidia webdrivers? A or B?
 
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