- Aug 6, 2012
- Gigabyte GA-Q77M-D2H, 10.11.3
- MSI GTX 660 Ti
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
HansHugo's El Capitan Build - Core i5-3570K - GA-Q77M-D2H - 16GB RAM - MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti - 10.11.3Components
Apple OS X El Capitan @ Mac Apps Store
GIGABYTE GA-Q77M-D2H LGA 1155 Intel Q77 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI N660Ti-PE-2GD5/OC Twin Frozr IV Power Edition OC Graphics Card
Intel Core i5-3570K, 4x 3.40GHz, boxed (BX80637I53570K)
2x Corsair XMS3 DIMM Kit 8GB, DDR3-1600, CL9-9-9-24 (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9)
SilverStone Grandia GD05B USB 3.0 (SST-GD05B-USB3.0) case
be quiet! Straight Power E9 400W ATX 2.4 (E9-400W/BN190)
Crucial m4 256GB, 2.5", SATA 6Gb/s (CT256M4SSD2)
Some time ago I posted my build using Mavericks 10.9.3. Since then, I never updated the system again. Meanwhile, a lot of things have happened (Clover), and so I decided to upgrade to El Capitan 10.11.3.
I didn't find a user build guide for the GA-Q77M-D2H running El Capitan, so I decided to share my experience. First of all, the installation and configuration is very easy using this hardware and everything works fine for me:
Front audio: works
Optical audio: works
HDMI audio: works (using the "AMD/Nvidia HDMI Audio [Easy Guide]")
Display: DVI and HDMI works. Dual Display: works
AirPlay Mirror: not tested yet
El Capitan Install Process:
- BIOS: Just use tony´s guide: http://www.tonymacx86.com/99-quick-guide-configuring-uefi-gigabyte-s-7-series-lga-1155-boards.html
(Set everything back to factory default; then set SATA to Run AHCI; Peripherals - Set xHCI mode to AUTO; Enable xHCI and EHCI Hand-off; because of using a discrete graphics card I set Init Display First to PEG; Set internal Graphic memory to 64M)
- Download El Capitan 10.11.3 from the AppStore, run Unibeast 6.1.1 and install El Captian 10.11.3. Also just use tony´s guide: http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capita...-el-capitan-any-supported-intel-based-pc.html
Note: In order to boot from the "UniBeast Bootable USB Drive" you have to press "F12" when turning on the computer and then choose "UEFI: USB USB Hard Drive":
After the installation of El Capitan is finished you have to boot once more from the "UniBeast Bootable USB Drive" and choose the hard drive you just used to install El Capitan.
- Run Multibeast 8.0.1 with this settings:
- Remove the "UniBeast Bootable USB Drive", reboot, press "F12" and change the boot ordner to "UEFI: xxxxx" <- the name of your hard drive.
Save the BIOS settings.
- Enable Trim
I also restored all my files using the Migration Assistant. But be aware of the "Other files and folders".