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Quick Fix for Intel HD 4600 Graphics Acceleration on 9 Series Motherboards

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MacBook Pro
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2.26 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
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Geforce 9400
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Classic Mac
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Tested the new Multibeast 6.5 and boots great! Originally Ethernet did not work, but had to change to Killer (typo in the screenshot). Other than that, the settings remain the same and works great!

MOBO: GA-Z97X-GAMING 7
CPU: i7 4790K
HD: Samsung Evo SSD
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB

Loaded optimized default settings and disabled VT-D in the BIOS.

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Was able to successfully upgrade from Mavericks to Yosemite but having issues with the HD 4600. Am I able to use the 10.9 kext or should I wait for an update?
 
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC
CPU
i7-4770K
Graphics
Intel HD4600 on-board
Mac
iMac
I have a Gigabyte Z97X-SOC motherboard with an i7-4770K. I have never been able to get acceleration with the built in HD4600 graphics with Mavericks (using Multibeast 6.5).

Even loading Yosemite (using MultiBeast 7) didn't fix that problem... in fact it is even worse. I guess Yosemite has a greater dependence on acceleration, so it flickers and performs poorly; so poorly, I've gone back to Mavericks.

What settings can I check?

The following is a view of my system's Graphics/Displays settings:
Screenshot 2014-10-27 23.41.37.png

MultiBeast settings:
Screenshot 2014-10-27 23.58.51.png

The following is the beginning of my bdmesg output:
Code:
Chimera 3.0.1 Branch of Chameleon 2.2svn (svn-r2378) [2014-05-07 22:23:11]
CPU: Brand String:                Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
CPU: Vendor:                      0x756e6547
CPU: Family / ExtFamily:          0x6 / 0x0
CPU: Model / ExtModel / Stepping: 0x3c / 0x3 / 0x3
CPU: Number of Cores / Threads:   4 / 8
CPU: Features:                    0x000002ff
CPU: TSC Frequency:               3500 MHz
CPU: FSB Frequency:               100 MHz
CPU: CPU Frequency:               3900 MHz
CPU: Minimum Bus Ratio:           8
CPU: Maximum Bus Ratio:           35
CPU: Current Bus Ratio:           39
...
Loading Darwin 10.9
Kernel Cache ignored.
Loading kernel /mach_kernel
Read HFS+ file: [hd(3,2)/mach_kernel] 4096 bytes.
Read HFS+ file: [hd(3,2)/mach_kernel] 8390104 bytes.
Using PCI-Root-UID value: 1
---------------------------------------------
------------ INTEL DEVICE INFO --------------
---------------------------------------------
Class code: [0300]
Intel HD Graphics 4600 [8086:0412] (rev 06)
Subsystem: [1458:d000] :: PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x2,0x0)
Using 0D220003 for ig-platform-id
---------------------------------------------
LAN Controller [8086:153b] :: PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x19,0x0)
Setting up lan keys
Read HFS+ file: [hd(3,2)/Extra/smbios.plist] 473 bytes.
CPU is Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, family 0x6, model 0x3c

SMBIOS rev.: 2.4, DMI rev.: 2.4

Handle: 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
BIOS Information
        Vendor: Apple Inc.
        Version: MultiBeast.tonymacx86.com
        Release Date: 08/03/2010
        BIOS Revision: 0.1

Handle: 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
        Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
        Product Name: iMac14,2
        Version: 1.0
        Serial Number: ** PRIVATE **
        UUID: ** PRIVATE **
        Wake-up Type: Power Switch
        SKU Number: Default SKU#
        Family: iMac

Handle: 0x0002, DMI type 2, 15 bytes
Base Board Information
        Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
        Product Name: Mac-27ADBB7B4CEE8E61
        Version: x.x
        Serial Number: ** PRIVATE **
        Asset Tag: Default Asset Tag#
        Location In Chassis: To be filled by O.E.M.
        Type: Motherboard

Handle: 0x0003, DMI type 3, 20 bytes
Chassis Information
        Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
        Type: Unknown
        Version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        Serial Number: ** PRIVATE **
        Asset Tag: Default Asset Tag#
Handle: 0x0023, DMI type 11, 5 bytes
OEM Strings
        String 1: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        String 2: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        String 3: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        String 4: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        String 5: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

Handle: 0x003d, DMI type 4, 38 bytes
Processor Information
        Socket Designation: SOCKET 0
        Type: Central Processor
        Family: 0xC6
        Manufacturer: Intel
        ID: 0x306C3
        Version: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
        External Clock: 0 MHz
        Max Speed: 3900 MHz
        Current Speed: 3500 MHz
        Upgrade: Socket BGA1155
        Serial Number: Not Specified
        Asset Tag: Fill By OEM
        Part Number: Fill By OEM
        Core Count: 4
        Core Enabled: 4
        Thread Count: 8
...
Handle: 0x004b, DMI type 131, 6 bytes
Apple specific Processor Type
        Cpu-type: 0x705

Handle: 0x004c, DMI type 132, 6 bytes
Apple specific Processor Interconnect Speed
        QPI = 0 MT/s

Handle 0x004d, DMI type 127, 4  bytes
End of Table

SMBIOS orig was = f04c0
SMBIOS new is = ae7000
ACPI Table not found: DSDT.aml
ACPI Table not found: SSDT.aml
...
Starting Darwin x86_64
Boot Args: boot-uuid=7E11AC3B-828A-3BFB-9B98-C55FBF38864B rd=*uuid PCIRootUID=1 "Graphics Mode"=1920X1200x32 -f
EHCI controller [8086:8cad] at 00:1a.0 DMA @f7c3b000
Setting Legacy USB Off on controller [8086:8cad] at 00:1a.0
Legacy USB Off Done
EHCI controller [8086:8ca6] at 00:1d.0 DMA @f7c3a000
Setting Legacy USB Off on controller [8086:8ca6] at 00:1d.0
Legacy USB Off Done
 
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Motherboard
GA Z97X-UD3H
CPU
Intel i7-4790K
Graphics
ASUS GTX 970 4GB
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
Android, iOS
hey guys, i just got i7-4790k and gigabyte z97-hd3 for my latest build.

i managed to install 10.10, booted with -x to install the latest multibeast.

Here are my issues:

1. Unrecognized CPU. While booting with -v, one of the lines read something like unknown CPU. (I have updated to the latest F5 BIOS for this motherboard)

2. HD4600 issue. The screen flickers and the boot is very laggy. After i input my login password, it slowly gets into the OS. Somewhere on this website i read that Yosemite supports HD4600 natively. However, this is what i got for graphics/displays in the system report: VRAM (Total): 7MB, VRAM(Dynamic, Max): 10, Kernel Ext Info: No Kext Loaded.

3. No audio device recognized.

the boot process is very slow, and sometimes it gets stuck and wouldn't proceed to login screen. other times, it boots fine despite the lag.

anyone got any ideas, or knows any links on this website i can look at for possible solutions?


Update: Installed 10.9.5 on another drive. Installed 9 series support for both audio and graphics, only the graphics work now.


Advice needed: should i return the z97 board and get the z87 board instead, since z87 has more support?
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
GA Z97X-UD3H
CPU
Intel i7-4790K
Graphics
ASUS GTX 970 4GB
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
Android, iOS
See Post #153
Yes i read that. But i am telling you that it is not my experience.

I don't get the full acceleration for graphics on Yosemite. VRAM only registers as 7MB and kext was not loaded.

It seems to me that wrlee has similiar problems with graphics as i do.

Does anyone here have z97 series motherboard with fully functional graphics under Yosemite?

On top of that, with the newest Devil's canyon build?
 
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Aug 21, 2014
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H
CPU
Intel Core i5 4690K
Graphics
Intel HD4600
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Yes i read that. But i am telling you that it is not my experience.

I don't get the full acceleration for graphics on Yosemite. VRAM only registers as 7MB and kext was not loaded.

It seems to me that wrlee has similiar problems with graphics as i do.

Does anyone here have z97 series motherboard with fully functional graphics under Yosemite?

On top of that, with the newest Devil's canyon build?
I think you should switch to Clover. It solved lots of the problems I had with Chimera. I can provide you with my Clover setup if you need it.

I have full QE/CI, I only have 2 graphics problems:
  • Tearing problem on my HDMI monitor (I have a dual monitor setup). More info here.
  • Poor graphics acceleration. I can see some lags on some animations (when I expand a folder from the Dock for instance), and when I do graphics benchmarks (more info here). I don't know if it's lack of performance from the HD4600 chip, or if it's a problem in my setup.
Otherwise, everything's working fine.
 
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