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HP z600 workstation is FULLY working with macOS sierra

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Hi guys,

I've just purchased a Z600 and have been following your progress here for the last few weeks. I have followed this thread as well as this guide which got me to successfully booted into Sierra using Clover.

I have installed Nvidia Drivers (It came with and old quatro 1800 which I'm using at present. Haven't install my new rx 480 yet) and also all the kexts and the clover folder that corei3cpu has listed above.

I haven't been able to install the hard drive with OSX into the internal SATA ports, even after install the AHCIportinjector.kext. I'm still booting from a usb external caddy. Here's the error I'm getting:
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The text is difficult to read but I think the last line says "Still waiting for root devices"

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks
 
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Read my post
Everything you need is there.
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...-with-macos-sierra.210988/page-3#post-1424923

Download my config files for
1) Install USB clover EFI folder
2) Boot drive /EFI folder
3) Boot drive /System/Extentions/

READ my READ ME files for setting up your Bios correctly and instructions.

It is very easy to setup.

Download here:
Download my Install config and files I used for install below. Should work for HP z800, z600, z400. See Link
https://www.dropbox...._Files.zip?dl=0

Don't give up. it took me a while to figure it all out.
Once you get the bios and clover EFI mastered it is easy.

Enjoy.

I ended up downloading your dropbox zip file and running through your guide again from start to finish and I now have it working. Thank you for the clear guide.

I also have the RX480 now running with full acceleration. Awesome!

Cheers guys
 
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What luxmark score do you get with the RX480? Does is support FCPX ?
http://www.luxmark.info/


I only use Premiere for editing so I'm not sure about FCPX.

Is this any good?
results.jpg
 
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Yes, that is a real good score. Dual R9 280x in crossfire will only score 4600
Five R9-280x's will only score 11,309
Did you have to install any special drivers? Did you use SMbios Mac Pro 6,1?
Did you use "ATI" in config.plist graphics options?

Wow. I knew it was a good card, but wasn't quite expecting it to be that good.

There's a long post dedicated to it. But I ended up just using this guide where you just edit the kext.

One issue I have with the z600 is that there's no integrated graphics. So I need to have my old Quatro plugged in for the boot, then change over. Not ideal, but it's not a deal breaker.
 
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I'm having no luck getting the mic working (I've tried plugging a mic into the back as well as on the front of the case).
It's showing up in my inputs in settings, but it's receiving not sound.
 
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Sierra installed fine HP Z600 BIOS 3.6. I now get random shutdowns after Sierra runs for a couple minutes. I am thinking kext error but logs show nothing unusual. Anyone else experiencing this problem?
 
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Sierra installed fine HP Z600 BIOS 3.6. I now get random shutdowns after Sierra runs for a couple minutes. I am thinking kext error but logs show nothing unusual. Anyone else experiencing this problem?

True! I have also experienced that several times along the past few weeks, and I woke up today to find out that it has been restarted too. I thought it was because of a VGA problem but it isn't (As I swapped my new screen for the old one just to check).

Please let us know if you figured out a soln or the cause of that problem. It is an annoying problem.

EDIT:
I just want to mention I am still on the older BIOS and face this problem only once a week or so
 
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Deleting AppleHPET.kexts may cause this.
If you follow my post #32 it should fix your problem.

I only removed AppleHPET to get my "Sound Blaster Audigy 2zs"card to work.
Other wise I don't think you need to delete AppleHPET.kext.

I needed to remove it for the USB ports to work, otherwise they won't ... especially the ones at the back of the case.

Before i remove it, the front USB ports only work.
 
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Update: Fixed it from Voodoo settings by reducing the noise to 0.


Hi guys,

I have a small problem with the audio. I used the voodoo kerxt and for the front jack I get a quite disturbing background noise like it was on old TVS when there was no signal ... Any idea how is best to handle this?

Txs,
Cosmin
 
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