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  1. shilohh

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    Dec 29, 2016 at 2:35 AM #2551
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    Ah, yep, there's something I need to fix in the ssdt app. It's detecting your sandybridge-e cpu and giving an error. That can be overridden using -c and specifying your cpu. See ssdtprgen script by pikeralpha if you'd like to dig into it. The app was only tested with my ivybridge-e 4930k. Strange, it just worked fine
    for my Sandy-E 3930K.
    Oh I see, you tried to run pikes script without any flags. Just run my X79ssdtPRgen.app.

    The RunAppleIntelInfo app is just to show you info about your current power management like multipliers (pstates) reached. It's only for diagnostics.
     
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    Dec 29, 2016 at 5:09 AM #2552
    geminii

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    Oh ok. I will try to get Speedstep working properly soon enough but... Houston! We have lift off! Finally got Sierra installed tonight with your new files! Thank you - THANK YOU!!!!

    On this new install, I also installed the proper SSDT-1 for my GPU (Nvidia Kepler 4 Port) so hopefully that will ensure I don't run into trouble on a future update. Before I was always having to run your AGPfix. I also got sound working no problem this time! Still need to get all my old stuff transferred over from Yosemite to this new install and test iCloud, FaceTime, Messages, etc.

    So here are a couple of notes/questions I had during the install process...maybe you can clarify if I did anything wrong here.

    1. In Step 8 of the guide, you reference that there should only be 4 files present in the new drivers64UEFI folder. I have way more than that installed from the new Clover though. Is this correct?
    2. I noticed that you have a Sandy Bridge-E CPU specific config file, so I opened that up and did a compare to that and config file for the Boot Drive step. I ended up copying any missing items over and saving the new config. The only difference I found was:

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    Hopefully my adding this in doesn't cause any issues.

    3. In part 9a of the Guide, it says to install SLE kexts. The only thing that seemed applicable to my setup was X79MP61SpeedStep1012. I assumed that is the version needed for Sierra so installed that.
    4. During the Custom UUID creation (step 10) I noticed that the last 12 digits in my Hardware UUID were actually identical to my Ethernet Address. Is that normal? Will this pose any problems for me getting iCloud, Messages, FaceTime working?

    Thank You again for all the work you have done and continue to do!!!
     
  3. Blindfitter

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    Dec 29, 2016 at 10:35 AM #2553
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    Hi neofusion,

    Have similar issue with my 780ti’s Mine infact do run on both OS X driver and Nvidea 367.15.10.25f01.pkg (macOS 10.12.2 (16C67))

    However the differences in performance are at present startling.

    RiveBlack 4930 4.2ghz, 16gb skill 2600 running at 2133mhz

    Evga 780ti classified KingPin SLI (Pcie slot 1 and 4) 4k iiyama monitor 3008 x1692 @60Hz.

    BCM 9430CD Bluetooth in Pcie Slot 3 and Fresco Logic FL1100 Pci Slot 6.

    Besides the difference in result look at the clock speed, gpu bios is set at 1137 Mhz

    Nvidia Driver installed

    Luxmark-nvidia .jpeg

    Now with OS X Stock Driver (i.e. Unistalled Nvidia Driver)
    LuxMark-Osx.jpeg
     
  4. geminii

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    Dec 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM #2554
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    Wow! I really need to upgrade my GPUs ASAP! I am running a single GTX 760. My LuxMark score is terrible. A paltry 3798. LOL

    Is there an inexpensive dual setup that would be easy to get working? IE - Do I need to do a new clean install of Sierra again or is there an OOB solution?

    Alternatively, would it be worthwhile to just buy another GTX 760 and hook them up SLI to my existing one? After researching most of the day, it looks like AMD are better for FCPX which is what I primarily edit with. But I don't see that anyone here with a RIVE is using an AMD.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Dec 31, 2016 at 7:21 PM #2555
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    So, an update:
    I decided to revert to Yosemite for now. It's disappointing but when previously working HDA.kext patching in Sierra suddenly started to fail during startup I felt I had to draw the line.

    I did "backport" several of your changes into my Yosemite install though Shilohh, among other things I changed to the MacPro6,1 system definition.
    I also replaced the old DSDT and replaced it with:
    SSDT-0 (with your various fixes and tricks)
    SSDT-1 (Nvidia Drivers gave me a ~10% performance boost over Sierra with Apple drivers, no AGDPfix needed to load)
    SSDT-4 (for a KT4004 4-port USB 3 card)
    Plus a generated SSDT-9 for power management. (included a replacement of the X79X86.kexts in S/L/E)
    Not sure, maybe I can use the SSDT-8 USB-fixes on Yosemite too? I haven't tried it yet.

    I gained a more compatible system definition, I threw out GenericUSBXHCI (finally) and thereby future-proofed the install some more.

    All in all maybe one step back and two steps forward. :)

    A few things remain; like testing a migration of the custom kexts installed in S/L/E to the EFI-partion, but I am concerned as to what the cause for the audio issues are since my current install used your old HDA-patching method which was based on PikerAlphas-variant, not Toledas (I might misremember that). Perhaps it's more reliable?

    My fear is that the audio issues will return if I start moving the kexts around and/or change patching method.

    Oh well, that's in the future.
    Thanks for the awesome guide and Happy New Year. :)
     
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    Jan 1, 2017 at 2:56 AM #2556
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    So I have been running good for the last couple days. Got nearly everything re-installed on this new SSD. Decided to not do a User Migration for fear that I would bring over some garbage from my messed up Yosemite install.

    I am having one issue, which I would love to know how to fix. If I set my monitors to turn off, even if not allowing sleep, my mouse loses connection and sometimes the system is frozen for about 10-15 secs before coming back.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks and Happy New Year!
     
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    Jan 1, 2017 at 12:48 PM #2557
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    Not really... but I would start looking in the system log for hints.
    From what you describe, I expect to either see something USB related there or perhaps something about a forced restart of the video card.
     
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    Jan 1, 2017 at 8:28 PM #2558
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    So I noticed one other issue related possibly to GPU. In DAZ Studio 4.9 I am having a strange render problem where the 3D object loads without proper textures applied. Other users over at DAZ claim that 4.9 works fine for them in Sierra. I just tried booting up my Yosemite SSD and loaded DAZ 4.9 and it doesn't happen there.

    Is there a way to see if the GPU acceleration is working or not? I did try to install latest Cuda but not sure if that matters. I do know that I was using DSDT method before and now this is all SSDT. Could that be the issue?

    *** Edit: Here is a comparison output from kextstat | grep Nvidia

    Sierra
    Code (Text):

    kextstat | grep nvidia

      113    2 0xffffff7f810ee000 0x2f2000   0x2f2000   com.apple.nvidia.driver.NVDAResman (10.1.4) FE59CEBD-B723-337F-99CD-80402D846F95 <112 109 95 12 7 5 4 3 1>

      114    0 0xffffff7f813f0000 0x1b3000   0x1b3000   com.apple.nvidia.driver.NVDAGK100Hal (10.1.4) B21122DF-798E-3145-86C8-4EBEF06334C2 <113 12 4 3>

      133    0 0xffffff7f8207f000 0x2000     0x2000     com.nvidia.CUDA (1.1.0) DD792765-CA28-395A-8593-D6837F05C4FF <4 1>
    In my Yosemite install I see that the driver version is (10.0.4). Could this be part of the problem?

    Thanks
     
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    Jan 1, 2017 at 9:10 PM #2559
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    Are you using the webdrivers or the Apple-supplied ones?

    I am sorry to say that I have no experience with DAZ Studio or CUDA for that matter.

    This reddit might give some ideas of what to test if you want to verify GPU acceleration:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh/comments/4h137e/test_for_graphics_acceleration_in_el_capitan/

    No idea on DSDT vs. SSDT.
     
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    Jan 1, 2017 at 10:46 PM #2560
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    I can't express how much appreciation I have for this killer guide. Everything went well without a hitch. Thank you shilohh for taking the time to keep this thread up-to-date. It just blows my mind just how good this old hardware is almost 5 years later.[/SIZE]
     
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