i7-4930K - Asus Rampage IV Extreme - 32GB RAM - GTX 770 4GB [Success!!]

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  1. neofusion

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    Dec 31, 2016 at 7:21 PM #2551
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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. :)
     
  2. geminii

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    Jan 1, 2017 at 2:56 AM #2552
    geminii

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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!
     
  3. neofusion

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    Jan 1, 2017 at 12:48 PM #2553
    neofusion

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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 #2554
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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
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    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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  5. neofusion

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    Jan 1, 2017 at 9:10 PM #2555
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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 #2556
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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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    Jan 2, 2017 at 12:05 AM #2557
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    Thanks. I checked everything according to that link. Chess works fine. Transparency works fine. In DVD/Help all feature are supported. So AFAIK Acceleration is working fine. I also ran Cinebench, Heaven and LuxMark:

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    I know putting in a second GPU will increase my scores, but as is there doesn't seem to be a reason to me that this problem is happening. It must be something wrong with DAZ and Sierra 10.12.2

    *** Update: I found out that the issue I am having is definitely with DAZ itself. I downloaded and tested their new Beta and it fixes several bugs with Sierra 10.12.2
     
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    Jan 2, 2017 at 12:16 AM #2558
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    Yes! Without Shilohh and everyone here I would never have been able to setup my first Hackintosh. So thankful for everyone's help!
     
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    Jan 2, 2017 at 9:05 PM #2559
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    Jan 2, 2017 at 10:29 PM #2560
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    From what I can see, that card will not work with a motherboard with the X79 chipset. That card (as well as the II variant) have very specific compatibility lists.
     

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