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How to build your own iMac Pro [Successful Build/Extended Guide]

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The tools to check whether or not your MSR 0XE2 register is unlocked are outlined in Section B.1)..

Good luck,

KGP

Ah thanks for pointing that out. Although it seems MSI's BIOS implementation allows you to enable or disable the MSR 0XE2 register lock. :O
 
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Yeah, you are making the same mistake like others... there is much more that produces the sound. ;)
And if you don't hear the Fan you are just use a loud system or you are deaf (sorry for that). Iam very sensitive for noise. ^^
Just look, because you said same SoundChip. Both using ALC1220, the Aorus Gaming 7 Pro has complete the same as the designare EX:

View attachment 307452 View attachment 307453

Is that the only reason to discriminate against the Gigabyte board? I never use the on-board audio. That's what USB is for.
 
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I installed High Sierra on MSI X299 Xpower Gaming AC motherboard / i7-7800x / GTX1060.
BIOS settings similar to KGP (thanks) guide where possible. MSR 0xE2 lock disabled in BIOS. npci=3000 added to Clover boot (otherwise kernel error).
A lot of messages and very long boot process. System is very laggy after boot, keyboard reacts with a delay and sometimes double characters.
Any ideas?
 
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@kpg Thanks again for this wonderful build explanation, so sorry for all the drama. Never apologize for being passionate in helping others. I took the plunge and bought a 7980 / x299 Deluxe. It was fairly easy to get my x299 / 7980 up & running thanks to you but I have a question about the wifi / bluetooth.

1) In OSx for Bluetooth, how do you know it's using the PCI card and not the onboard ASUS bluetooth? When I disable the onboard bluetooth in BIOS, my bluetooth stops working in OSx.

2) Is there a driver to make this PCI wifi card workable on the PC side, or do I have to leave BIOS WiFi enabled for PC? The PCI wifi card gets recognized in PC device manager but no driver & none of the update driver options work. It seems I need a bootcamp driver but not sure how to download this, as bootcamp seems to be a part of apples update now.

3) Also I end up with two different SDST.ami files in the /EFI/Clover/ACPI/pathed folder and I just wanted to verify this was correct. One due to step E.1) HWP (Intel SpeedShift Technology) CPU Power Management Configuration and the other (SDST_OSX.ami) due to step E.9.1) ACPI DSDT Replacement Implementation
i.) XOSI functionality is required as explained by @RehabMan (just follow this LINK forfurther details).


Any help much appreciated.

Viva La Resistance!

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Kgp thanks for the guide on producing custom AML’s!

I was struggling with gathering the correct info from ioreg so I wrote a small script to print out the relative info. It is very much a WIP but for the most part it should print out all PCI devices connected to your machine. It should help with figuring out what devices you need to patch in clover and the info you need to add to your custom AML.

Eventually I would like for the script to produce the AML for you and to support other devices besides just PCI.

Anyways let me know if this helps anyone and if it does I’ll continue to work on it.

https://github.com/alexisaperez/amlHelper
 
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Airdrop problem:
I have the OSX WIFI in slot 3. My Airdrop can receive files from my macbook pro and iphone.

But it can not "find" the other devices (iphone /macbook pro) to send files back to them. The only time it can "find" the other the other devices is if I first airdrop to my hacintosh, the my X299 imacpro will temporarily "see" the iphone/macbook pro....

Anyone else have this problem?
 
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@kpg
1) In OSx for Bluetooth, how do you know it's using the PCI card and not the onboard ASUS bluetooth? When I disable the onboard bluetooth in BIOS, my bluetooth stops working in OSx. Also do I need to connect the 2-pin header on the PCI card to my MOBO somewhere?

The 2-pin header, you should connect to the internal USB 2 connector on Asus MB, "USB78", page 1-21 on user manual
 

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The 2-pin header, you should connect to the internal USB 2 connector on Asus MB, "USB78", page 1-21 on user manual

@dankium, please connect the USB cable with the 2-pin header of the OSXWIFI exactly as indicated. If this does not solve your OSXWIFI bluetooth issue, please try to reset your network settings..

Good luck,

KGP
 
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