- Mar 18, 2012
- Gigabyte GA-B75M-HD3
- HD 5570
- Mobile Phone
I have read your solution to the boot error with the 10.92 update. I have a system that I am getting ready to install but I am still gathering the materials. I wonder if my memory will give me problems. I have a Gigabyte B85m D3h motherboard and I have bought some memory. THis motherboard only uses 1333/1600 memory. I bought Gskill Ripjaws x 1866 memory when they were on sale 2 x 4 gb. I think that the memory will automatically downclock to 1600 when I put it in my motherboard. But do you think that this memory will give me problems when I go to install Mavericks and its updates? I will also try to run 2 more sticks of memory Gskill Ripjaws x 1600 2 x2 gb to fill my system to 12 gb total. Do you see this as a potential problem with compatibility? I am new to the Hackintosh thing and did not realize memory could give booting problems when I purchased my memory.
The problems that face us regarding Haswell and installed RAM seem to be facing people whether they run Windows, Linux or OS X. We are used to having issues to iron out and problems to solve as OS X can throw us curveballs at any moment.
There is a recognition that for us the mainly recommended Corsair memory in the past has been causing a greater number of problems. I have encountered users claiming problems with Gskill and other manufactures RAM also. The problem really manifested its self with the introduction of 10.9.2 and 'deedbeef' messages appearing in kernel panics.
The advice that we are using is to try to use memory that has been tested and approved for the motherboard that you wish to use - in theory at least this should be less prone to issues.
The memory support list is here (link is in orange text)
I your Ivy Bridge build uses different RAM then you can try that if you run into problems - you also have a second machine that you can create the basic installation on before transferring over to the new hardware.
To date the issues have only been in the installation process - we need to keep an eye on this to see if what is a relatively small problem either evolves or becomes more of a wider issue. At present I would say that it should not be a widespread long term issue based on the information that we have to date.