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How to extend the iMac Pro to X99 [Successful Build/Extended Guide]

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This needs to be done within a OSX terminal and btw.. the commands are totally wrong and not implemented as outlined in my guide.

First at all @Scopia should implement the correct command and revise his post for being readable at all.

Seems here somebody simply lacks some unix basics.. ;)

With the UEFIPatch_0.3.9_osx folder on his Desktop and X99A2.CAP to be patched (btw the BIOS firmware file must be in the same directory), the terminal commands under OSX look the following:

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cd ~/Desktop/UEFIPatch_0.3.9_osx/

./UEFIPatch X99A2.CAP
Thank you, i was stupid as hell trying that on windows ... if windows were unix i probably running windows :p
Btw do you know anyone that have ThunderboltEX 3 running on X99-A II?
 

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Thank you, i was stupid as hell trying that on windows ... if windows were unix i probably running windows :p
Btw do you know anyone that have ThunderboltEX 3 running on X99-A II?
Me myself.. I am not using the TBEX 3 currently with my X99-A II but I used it before. I expect everything to be working as described in my guide.
 
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Thank you for this great guide! I have a question.

I have Maxwell and Pascal cards working together. Maxwell TitanX is my main gpu. But i am loosing my OpenGL support after nvidia version 378.10.10.10.25.106. I have just updated my MacPro6,1 to iMacPro with the help of your guide. But problem still exists.

Do you have any advice to fix this issue
 

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Thank you for this great guide! I have a question.

I have Maxwell and Pascal cards working together. Maxwell TitanX is my main gpu. But i am loosing my OpenGL support after nvidia version 378.10.10.10.25.106. I have just updated my MacPro6,1 to iMacPro with the help of your guide. But problem still exists.

Do you have any advice to fix this issue
Sure.. change to Vega ;)
 
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Sure.. change to Vega ;)
I have to keep a few nvidia card in my rig because of Redshift Rendering. They use cuda only. What about if i change my primary card to vega and keep my 2 x Gtx 1080 for only cuda rendering?

Does it work?
 

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I have to keep a few nvidia card in my rig because of Redshift Rendering. They use cuda only. What about if i change my primary card to vega and keep my 2 x Gtx 1080 for only cuda rendering?

Does it work?
Ask @flymovies ;)... I would forget about cuda.. too buggy drivers anyway... and Vegas with Metal 2 might be even faster..
 
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This guide is AMAZING! Thank you SOOO much. Fixed power management for cpu and graphics, was able to get lilu+applealc working.

Sleep/wake is still a little buggy. It doesn't always wake from sleep, and when it does, it has this quick power cycle before it comes backup and just seems to take a long time to wake. Any suggestions?
 
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Hi @dMatik How is everything working for you on 10.13.6?
Working flawlesly, for full xcpm performance on SU2 I need beside performance patch to use SMT 1 and 2 patches.
 

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About CPU Microcode Update (B.1.1):
i understood that it is for solving OC problems,
but as having a Xeon (2696v4), I asked myself if the microcodes missing are exclusively linked to OC? (so nothing else)
I didnt find any informations about that sorry

or at the opposite a tiny difference can be found before and after applying the method explained?
>>>> to resume: if the microcodes missing on a X99 DLXII are not enough to be vital & mandatory (because NOT overclocking applied) but a tiny difference could be found on a Geekbench tests: kind of optimization

thx
 
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