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

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Thanks kgp. After using the latest EFI folder its fine now. Now the scores are similar. I don’t know what settings you’ve changed.
Me? not that I would know.. :p
 
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Me? not that I would know.. :p
I don't know what you've changed. I've seen an EFI folder update on this post #2,904. After this, my system performance is improved.
 

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B.) ASUS Mainboard BIOS
B.1) ASUS BIOS Firmware Patching
B.1.1) CPU Microcode Update
B.1.2) MSR 0xE2 register unlock for OSX Kernel Write

Instead of stepwise applying the entire Bios firmware patching procedure detailed above, all ASUS X99A-II users can simply download, unzip and flash X99A2.CAP.zip, actual BIOS firmware 1902, accounting for the complete set of available Intel CPU Microcodes, an unlocked MSR register and an iMac Pro Splash Screen Boot Image to be displayed at boot.
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Thanks KGP for a wonderful guide.
I'm a Hackintosh newbie:)
This will be my first build, so please pardon me for some basic questions.
I have a Asus X99-Deluxe II MB and i7 - 6900K.

I read and understand that the Asus X992-Deluxe II flashback file name is X99D2.CAP, so can I just rename the linked file provided by KGP?
Even if I'm not going to OC, the patch is still necessary for B.1.2) MSR 0xE2 register unlock for OSX Kernel Write ?
 

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B.) ASUS Mainboard BIOS
B.1) ASUS BIOS Firmware Patching
B.1.1) CPU Microcode Update
B.1.2) MSR 0xE2 register unlock for OSX Kernel Write

Instead of stepwise applying the entire Bios firmware patching procedure detailed above, all ASUS X99A-II users can simply download, unzip and flash X99A2.CAP.zip, actual BIOS firmware 1902, accounting for the complete set of available Intel CPU Microcodes, an unlocked MSR register and an iMac Pro Splash Screen Boot Image to be displayed at boot.
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Thanks KGP for a wonderful guide.
I'm a Hackintosh newbie:)
This will be my first build, so please pardon me for some basic questions.
I have a Asus X99-Deluxe II MB and i7 - 6900K.

I read and understand that the Asus X992-Deluxe II flashback file name is X99D2.CAP, so can I just rename the linked file provided by KGP?
Even if I'm not going to OC, the patch is still necessary for B.1.2) MSR 0xE2 register unlock for OSX Kernel Write ?
Nope you can't use X99A2.CAP linked in my guide, which is the modified 1902 BIOS firmware for ASUS X99-A II only!
 
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Thanks KGP.

So can I use this modified ASUS X99 Deluxe II BIOS firmware by GDS instead?



Here you go...

Your patched ASUS X99 Deluxe II BIOS firmware with the iMacPro Splash Screen in the attachment.. ;)
 

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Thanks KGP.

So can I use this modified ASUS X99 Deluxe II BIOS firmware by GDS instead?
I don't know, why don't you ask @GDS? Or do you expect me to analyse the attached BIOS file?

Instead of attaching the file, you should have better quoted his post. For sure he explained something when uploading his zipped modified X99D2 BIOS firmware.
 
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I don't know, why don't you ask @GDS? Or do you expect me to analyse the attached BIOS file?

Instead of attaching the file, you should have better quoted his post. For sure he explained something when uploading his zipped modified X99D2 BIOS firmware.
No worries then. I will ask @GDS. thank you.
 
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Hi GDS,
Thanks for the bios patch. Just to confirm that this is good to go for my Asus X99 Deluxe II, using the Bios Flashback.


for people interested, my tiny little contribution, the X99D2.CAP patched (as the X99-A2 and the Deluxe2 have different bios)
checksum different and size different
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This is to let you know that due to vacations, I will be basically unavailable from 28th March until 3rd April 2019.

Thanks for your comprehension, my friends..

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