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MSI 9 Series Motherboards - OS X Setup and Configuration

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Mar 19, 2011
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Motherboard
GA-Z68AP-D3, ASUS Z97-PRO-Wifi ac, HP Prodesk 600 G3
CPU
i7 2600 & i7 4770 & i7 6700
Graphics
Geforce Gtx 760, IGPU
Mac
Mac mini
Mobile Phone
Android, iOS
Nothing man, I get kernel panic as soon as I choose to boot from OS X Install. the only way is cpus=4 flag to get to the installer and to boot there after.
 

wfj

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Jun 4, 2010
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z97X-SLI
CPU
Intel i7-4790k
Graphics
Gigabyte GTX 970 OC
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Android
Nothing man, I get kernel panic as soon as I choose to boot from OS X Install. the only way is cpus=4 flag to get to the installer and to boot there after.
Have you tested your hardware to make sure it's not the issue? Run memtest86+ on the ram as a starting point.
 
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May 12, 2014
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Motherboard
MSI Z97 GAMING 3
CPU
i5-4460
Graphics
GTX 1080 TI
Mac
MacBook Air
Mobile Phone
iOS
Have you tested your ram with memtest86? That's the first place I would start. Also, make sure you have the dimms installed in the proper slots for 2 sticks...consult the manual.
Hey, thanks for the advice.
I checked both 4gb sticks with memtest and they were ok.
First I could only to get it to run with one stick.
Then I tried all different combinations and it only worked when populated in slot 1 and 3!
Not as mentioned in slot 2 and 4 in the book. Strange. But I runs very stable now.
Don´t know what it`ll do with 4 sticks though. Will find out.


EDIT:
Now I do get freezes. I will open another thread on this topic.
I thought I was safe, when I used the recommended crucial sticks.
Will have to try different ones.
 
Joined
Mar 19, 2011
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64
Motherboard
GA-Z68AP-D3, ASUS Z97-PRO-Wifi ac, HP Prodesk 600 G3
CPU
i7 2600 & i7 4770 & i7 6700
Graphics
Geforce Gtx 760, IGPU
Mac
Mac mini
Mobile Phone
Android, iOS
So after a few days I figure that the issue was the processor. For some reason it doesn't like this processor. I put a 4770 and if works flawlessly
 
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Motherboard
MSI Z97 GAMING 3
CPU
i5-4460
Graphics
GTX 1080 TI
Mac
MacBook Air
Mobile Phone
iOS
So after a few days I figure that the issue was the processor. For some reason it doesn't like this processor. I put a 4770 and if works flawlessly
wich one were you using before?
 

wfj

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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z97X-SLI
CPU
Intel i7-4790k
Graphics
Gigabyte GTX 970 OC
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Android
Hey, thanks for the advice.
I checked both 4gb sticks with memtest and they were ok.
First I could only to get it to run with one stick.
Then I tried all different combinations and it only worked when populated in slot 1 and 3!
Not as mentioned in slot 2 and 4 in the book. Strange. But I runs very stable now.
Don´t know what it`ll do with 4 sticks though. Will find out.


EDIT:
Now I do get freezes. I will open another thread on this topic.
I thought I was safe, when I used the recommended crucial sticks.
Will have to try different ones.
I'll bet you have bad ram but another common problem is power supplies. Are you using a good quality unit?
 
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Motherboard
MSI Z97 GAMING 3
CPU
i5-4460
Graphics
GTX 1080 TI
Mac
MacBook Air
Mobile Phone
iOS
I'll bet you have bad ram but another common problem is power supplies. Are you using a good quality unit?
I was just asking that in another post.
I´m using an older one that I know is supposedly not 100% haswell compatible.
As I said, I checked the sticks w memtest, and each of them shows ok and works, but just not both together.
That PSU might be the problem...

I know I can check voltages in the bios...
 

wfj

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Gigabyte Z97X-SLI
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Gigabyte GTX 970 OC
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Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Android
I was just asking that in another post.
I´m using an older one that I know is supposedly not 100% haswell compatible.
As I said, I checked the sticks w memtest, and each of them shows ok and works, but just not both together.
That PSU might be the problem...

I know I can check voltages in the bios...
They should be able to pass memtest together (with all slots populated or 1). You've definitely got something funky going on. Most likely ram, power supply or perhaps the motherboard. You just have to eliminate each possibility.
 
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Motherboard
MSI Z97 GAMING 3
CPU
i5-4460
Graphics
GTX 1080 TI
Mac
MacBook Air
Mobile Phone
iOS
They should be able to pass memtest together (with all slots populated or 1). You've definitely got something funky going on. Most likely ram, power supply or perhaps the motherboard. You just have to eliminate each possibility.
Both passed the test together.
Will try a new PSU now..
 
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