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

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Done.. see my previous post above.
Thank you, I don't know how to do it, but I will try to find out.

My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-X99-Designare EX, and bios extension is .bin.

I was using your guide for this but I stuck here: "B.1.2 4.) Open a terminal; type "cd " and drag the "UEFIPatch_0.3.9_osx"-folder on your Desktop into the Terminal window and press "Enter". One can also use the terminal command equivalent:"

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SPs-iMac-3:UEFIPatch_0.3.9_osx thameem$ /Users/thameem/Desktop/UEFIPatch_0.3.9_osx/UEFIPatch /Users/thameem/Desktop/UEFIPatch_0.3.9_osx/mod_bios.bin
parseFile: non-empty pad-file contents will be destroyed after volume modifications
No patches can be applied to input file
WSPs-iMac-3:UEFIPatch_0.3.9_osx thameem$
 
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Did not see that you have a GB mobo. No need to apply B1.2 in this case. All GB mobos have MSR unlocked.
Does this applies to me as well?
 

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Does this applies to me as well?
We are talking about a microcode update and not about patching a BIOS firmware to unlock the MSR register, which is unlocked for all GA motherboards by factory-default. You must apply the CPU microcode update only in case of OC issues with your current motherboard firmware.
 
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my Motherboard is asrock x99m killer 。
it can't be unlock MSR 0xE2 register 。what can i do ?? thank you :crazy:
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We are talking about a microcode update and not about patching a BIOS firmware to unlock the MSR register, which is unlocked for all GA motherboards by factory-default. You must apply the CPU microcode update only in case of OC issues with your current motherboard firmware.

I've tried to update the bios with new 'mod_xxx' file, but it says invalid bios file.

Do I've to do this? because I've two SSD one is macOS Sierra and the other is HighSierra.

And the Geekbench and Cinebench scores are different under same settings, same hardware.

Here is the scores:

macOS Sierra:
Geekbench: single - 4857, multi - 32460
Cinebench: 1643

macOS HighSierra:
Geekbench: single - 4487, multi - 24357
Cinebench: 1399

Is this difference is caused by Overclocking issues? if so why Sierra is performing well under same settings.

I think it is the problem with EFI or config file I'm using.

Also, I'm attaching my EFI folder with this post.
 

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I've tried to update the bios with new 'mod_xxx' file, but it says invalid bios file.

Do I've to do this? because I've two SSD one is macOS Sierra and the other is HighSierra.

And the Geekbench and Cinebench scores are different under same settings, same hardware.

Here is the scores:

macOS Sierra:
Geekbench: single - 4857, multi - 32460
Cinebench: 1643

macOS HighSierra:
Geekbench: single - 4487, multi - 24357
Cinebench: 1399

Is this difference is caused by Overclocking issues? if so why Sierra is performing well under same settings.

I think it is the problem with EFI or config file I'm using.

Also, I'm attaching my EFI folder with this post.
I am not of much help concerning GA motherboard firmware. Never applied microcode updates to such firmware or flashed firmware for this motherboard brand.

Somebody else might be more suited to help you in your issue.

Good luck
 
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I've tried to update the bios with new 'mod_xxx' file, but it says invalid bios file.

Do I've to do this? because I've two SSD one is macOS Sierra and the other is HighSierra.

And the Geekbench and Cinebench scores are different under same settings, same hardware.

Here is the scores:

macOS Sierra:
Geekbench: single - 4857, multi - 32460
Cinebench: 1643

macOS HighSierra:
Geekbench: single - 4487, multi - 24357
Cinebench: 1399

Is this difference is caused by Overclocking issues? if so why Sierra is performing well under same settings.

I think it is the problem with EFI or config file I'm using.

Also, I'm attaching my EFI folder with this post.
Hi @ekwipt

Please help me with this as i'm not sure what to do.

Thanks
 
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my question is about xcpm . it can't got rid of the Apple Intel CPU power management ....
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xcpm is not yet active on your system! All respective checks state 0 and not 1!
Is your MSR register unlocked for Kernel write? If so, disable xcpm_core_scope. If not unlocked, also check KernelPM in addition.

Good luck
thank you。could you help me for active xcpm ...

now I added kernelpm,but it no effect
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how can I do to active xcpm。。。。。
I do all of zhe E.1) Xnu CPU Power Management (XCPM) Configuration.but not success。。。

my hardware is
cpu:e5-2675v3 Haswell-E/EP
motherboard:asrock x99m killer
graphics:giga gtx1066

I have last 3 questions :xcpm、usb3.0、cpu frequency conversion

my englist is not very well,,,:D

I try like cpufriend.kext,ResourceConverter.sh,and no one success...
 

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