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Hector (H97N-WIFI / i5-4690 / 16GB RAM) with New Gigabyte 750 TI 2GB Graphics Card

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Alright I'll give it a shot.

What settings should I use in MultiBeast?
My motherboard is GA-B85M-D3H (8 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4440 (3.10 Ghz)

I know for sure that for my Audio I should use the ALC892 option and for my LAN the RTL81xx, I crosschecked with the actual hardware.

I've been using Quick Start>DSDT-Free

System Definition: Mac Pro 3,1

Anything else I should select in MultiBeast?
Should I not check anything in Graphics?

Also, every time during verbose boot I've noticed some line about the CPU not being supported or something like that. And that power management is unsupported or inadequate or something like that. Can't quite recall exactly. What's that about?
 

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Alright I'll give it a shot.

What settings should I use in MultiBeast?...?
I would start with making sure your BIOS is set correctly. Then, install 10.10.1 and only use these MultiBeast for Yosemite v7.1.1 settings:
Quick Start > DSDT Free
Drivers > Audio <---- your motherboard's audio driver; see your motherboard's User Manual
Drivers > Network <---- diddo​
That's the minimum settings you need. Let's get your system running first, then you can go back and add other options. (There are some build descriptions out there that used EasyBeast which is not recommended for the Intel Core "i" processors like yours.)

DSDT Free will give you a default set of kexts and settings. See the MultiBeast Features document that comes with MultiBeast for Yosemite or at MultiBeast.com.
 

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PM is not included with the web drivers. At this time, there is no native OS X AGPM support for Maxwell.

What about Kepler? I don't notice any power management difference between the OS X and Nvidia Web driver with my GT 640.
 

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don't notice any power management difference between the OS X and Nvidia Web driver with my GT 640.
AGPM does not know/care what drivers are running. If configured properly, IOReg/NVDA/AGPM/Heuristic-ID=4 for Kepler.
 
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... install 10.10.1 and only use these MultiBeast for Yosemite v7.1.1 settings:
Quick Start > DSDT Free
Drivers > Audio <---- your motherboard's audio driver; see your motherboard's User Manual
Drivers > Network <---- diddo​
That's the minimum settings you need. Let's get your system running first, then you can go back and add other options. (There are some build descriptions out there that used EasyBeast which is not recommended for the Intel Core "i" processors like yours.)

DSDT Free will give you a default set of kexts and settings. See the MultiBeast Features document that comes with MultiBeast for Yosemite or at MultiBeast.com.

I have attached the MultiBeast configuration I've been using till now.

Please let me know if I should omit any of the listed settings. As mentioned before I have a GA-B85M-D3H motherboard (8 Series), Intel Core i5 4440 3.10 Ghz Haswell Processor with Intel HD 4600 Graphics, WD Caviar Green SATA Hard Drives and an ASUS GTX 750 Ti 2GB DDR5 PH Series Video Card. Also, a DELL USB Wireless Keyboard & Mouse.

Quick Start > DSDT Free
Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALCxxx > ALX892 (VERY SURE I NEED THIS AND IT IS CORRECT FOR MY HARDWARE)
Drivers > Disk > 3rd Party SATA (Is this OK? Or should I select something else?)
Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC v6.11.1328
Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC v6.11.1328 Plugins
Drivers > Misc > PS/2 Keyboard/Mice and Trackpads
Drivers > Network > Realtek > RealtekRTL81xx v0.0.90 (VERY SURE I NEED THIS AND IT IS CORRECT FOR MY HARDWARE)
Bootloaders > Chimera v4.0.1
Customize > Boot Options > 1080p Display Mode (SHOULD I or SHOULD I NOT use this?)
Customize > Boot Options > Basic Boot Options
Customize > Boot Options > Generate CPU States
Customize > Boot Options > Hibernate Mode - Desktop
Customize > Boot Options > Instant Menu
Customize > Boot Options > Kext Dev Mode
Customize > Boot Options > Use KernelCache
Customize > System Definitions > Mac Pro > Mac Pro 3,1 (I know that it should be iMac 14,2 during the first install and I should later change it to Mac Pro 3,1 before installing the NVIDIA Web Drivers. Do I need to do the System Definition change through MultiBeast only or can it be done through the SMBios tab in Chameleon Wizard)

Stork, please pay attention to the underlined options - I'm not sure which of those I should check or uncheck. Also, I have mentioned all my other questions in bold.

Last question:
I always get a file named 'installer.failurerequests' along with the 7.8 MB Install OS X Yosemite file in the Bootable USB made with UniBeast. Is this normal or something has gone wrong with the creation of the Bootable USB?
I have repeated the process numerous times and this keeps happening all the time.
Please enlighten.
 

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Your questions are irrelevant at the moment - we'll discuss them later after you have a successful, fresh installation of 10.10.1 using HD4600, and then following my procedure in Post #1 to install your GTX 750 Ti. You must resist the temptation to do too much at once. You can go back later and add the optional MultiBeast kexts/drivers and application.

Your system should run fine with MacPro3,1 even with HD4600 as we're only going to use HD4600 has a means to get your 750 Ti installed and running.

One question, though. Do you only have a PS/2 keyboard and mouse? If that's the only kb/mouse you have, then add the PS/2 kext/driver to my original list of three MultiBeast choices.
 
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No, I don't have a PS/2 mouse/keyboard. I thought I'd install it as a backup in case the USB wireless ones stop working. But I think I'll stay clear of this for now.

What about the installer.failurerequests file on the Bootable USB? Will that affect my installation? What do I do about it? Is it normal for it to be on the Bootable USB?
 
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Stork said:
Your questions are irrelevant at the moment - we'll discuss them later after you have a successful, fresh installation of 10.10.1 using HD4600, and then following my procedure in Post #1 to install your GTX 750 Ti.


FRESH INSTALL RESULTS


Part 1: The HD 4600

Stork
, I did everything as per your first guide to get the HD 4600 working, EACH AND EVERY SINGLE STEP: http://www.tonymacx86.com/yosemite-...600-chimera-multibeast-method.html#post925481

The install went through smoothly without any Kernel Panics at all.
It worked perfectly on first boot too. The system booted up with full acceleration QE/CI on the HD 4600 (OS X detected the card and the VRAM correctly, loaded everything and all). Except for some slight graphical choppiness while transitioning from the login screen to the desktop, everything else was fine. I even had transparency on the menu bar, side bar etc. At this point I didn't require any bootflags and I had only the Macintosh HD plugged in.

Part 2: THE GTX 750 Ti
Trouble started when I installed the ASUS GTX 750 Ti PH 2GB DDR5 and the latest Web Drivers exactly as per the steps detailed in http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/...am-new-gigabyte-750-ti-2gb-graphics-card.html

The only positive difference this time compared to my previous attempts was that when I opened NVIDIA Driver Manager in System Preferences, the ECC tab showed that my GTX 750 Ti was connected although ECC was unsupported for it (this even when I wasn't using the GTX 750 Ti and booted up with my on-board graphics. I had to do so because the GTX 750 Ti would result in absent HDMI output as you'll see me mention below, so booting with on-board graphics was my only option). In all my previous attempts, the ECC tab used to show all slots as empty.

Now, more about the problem I'm facing - Everytime I boot up with the HDMI cable connected to the GTX 750 Ti and nvda_drv=1, my screen goes black after the Apple boot logo - no HDMI output it says. This is a problem that existed even before and it is not going away. This is the same problem that a lot of people with Gigabyte and ASUS cards for the GTX 750 Ti are complaining about. Only the Palit cards seem to be giving no trouble at all. You are one of the few who has managed to get the Gigabyte card working.

Part 3: GIVING UP ON THE 750 Ti and just wanting to boot normally with the HD 4600
Frustrated with all these attempts to get the 750 Ti working, I decided to plug in all my other drives (so that I could boot into Windows 8.1) and connect to the on-board graphics.
However, after this, Yosemite started getting stuck during boot - verbose boot initially indicated something related to the NTFS drives that I had just plugged in, then related to the Bluetooth Controller and finally a bug in process suhelperd. Keeps cycling between these randomly although the NTFS issue seems to have largely disappeared after I booted once into Windows 8.1.

Right now even with Init Graphics in BIOS pointing to IGFX and with Intel Graphics enabled in it, the only way I'm able to boot into OS X is in Safe Mode and with nvda_drv=0 (obviously) which is a completely sucky, laggy experience. I'm not able to boot in normal mode even with the HD 4600 which I initially was able to do. 'About This Mac' isn't detecting any card, all it shows is 3 MB worth of Graphics.

CONCLUSION
I'm completely lost as to what is going wrong with my Hackintosh. Why am I not able to get the 750 Ti running like you? I followed each and every step you mentioned in the guides. Do you think it is an issue with the ASUS card and that I'll never ever be able to get it running with Hackintosh?

Also, how do I fix my Hackintosh for now and get it booting normally at least with the HD 4600?
 
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