- May 29, 2013
- Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming
- i9-9900K OC'd @ 5.0GHz
- Radeon VII
- Classic Mac
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- Mobile Phone
I took a look at the files you posted. Some of the settings in your config.plist seem uncommon. I don't know if you used them because they are actually needed or if you misunderstood someone's instructions or followed a bad guide.Ok, here it goes:
I'm reaching out to all of the great, amazing people in this community for your help. This is my first Hackintosh build (wife and I have named her Ripley - from the Alien series). She had been working pretty well with a few exceptions. The ultimate goal is to get full acceleration and the best rendering speeds in FCPX/Motion (which I use primarily) and Adobe AE and some other apps.
When it was working at it's best, I would have artifacts appear in the preview of some of the generators and plugins in FCPX (mostly motionVFX plugins) and normal video footage. I've uninstalled and reinstalled them to no avail. I'm aware it has to do with something in my setup. I've read through most of the comments in this post to try and find the best way to resolve this and here's where I'm at:
1. Do I try to fix what I currently have by changing a number of settings?
2. Do I erase it all and start from scratch? (really don't want to do this)
I've included a zip file with everything I can think would be needed to make an assessment (config.plst file, screen shots of S/L/E folder and L/E folder, etc.) and some additional screen shots. My current SYMBIOS is iMac 14.2 (thinking this should be changed), I'm using Clover Configurator 184.108.40.206, and my specs are:
Intel Core i7 6700K (Skylake)
32GB RAM (2x16gb BallistiX Sport)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SSC GAMING ACX 3.0
I thank you all in advance for your help, wisdom and advice.
Here are the things that seemed "uncommon" to me in your config.plist:
- In ACPI section, you have FixLAN enabled. Is this needed?
- In ACPI section, you have Drop OEM_DSM for IntelGFX. Is this needed?
- In Graphics section, you have ig-platform-id set correctly for Skylake, but I see in your profile that you have a GTX 1060. If you wish to use the HD 530 for Quick Sync, AirPlay, etc, you should set ig-platform-id to 19120001 and Inject Intel should be enabled.
- In Kernel and Kext Patches section, you have the 15 port limit patch twice. You just need it once.
- In SMBIOS section, you are using iMac14,2 system definition. iMac17,1 fits your hardware more closely.
- In SMBIOS section, you have not completed setting up Serial, UUID, or Board Serial.
- In SMBIOS section, you should disable Mobile and enable Trust.
I saw that you have your hackintosh kexts installed in both /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/ and /Library/Extensions/. People far smarter, knowledgable, and experienced than myself recommend installing kexts in to /Library/Extensions/ with the exception of FakeSMC.kext which should be in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/.
That being said, I have adapted the approach of keeping all my hackintosh related kexts in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/ for convenience and have not experienced any problems. This is just my personal experience and YMMV. I do not want to start any debates about this subject. I'm just telling you what works for me.
I didn't look at what you have in /System/Library/Extensions/. There's just too much there. I'm just going to say that on a desktop, I don't know of any hackintosh related kexts that should be installed there.
Regarding your kexts:
- You have XHCI-200-series-injector.kext installed. You are running a 100 series motherboard, so this is not needed.
- FakeSMC.kext (and it's sensors) should be in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/.
- Lilu.kext and its plugins work better in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/ for me. It's up to you if you want to install them in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other or /Library/Extensions/. If you decide to install in /Library/Extensions/, it's advisable to also install LiluFriend.kext.
- If/when you install kexts to /Library/Extensions/, you should use an app like KextBeast to install them.
- If/when you install kexts to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/, you can just copy them over.
Lastly, I'm not a FCPX user, but based on what I've read, if you use FCPX a lot, it's strongly advised to go with an AMD video card. It just works better than Nvidia in FCPX. Period.
Recent releases of Nvidia web drivers have had some pretty serious issues with lag on many hackintoshes running on Skylake or newer hardware. If you do a search, you will easily find hundreds of posts on the topic. NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext version 1.2.5 incorporates workarounds (not fixes) that may circumvent the lag issues. Apparently, this works for some users but not all. You will have to test yourself to see if you are affected by the lag and if NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext works for you. I have not found any common denominators that give definitive indications on which systems are affect or which systems the NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext workarounds work.