Skylake-X/X299 - Live the Future now on macOS High Sierra 10.13 - [Successful Build/Extended Guide]

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  1. kgp

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    Oct 7, 2017 at 9:26 PM #551
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    The bad thing is that the beast does not follow my 10.13 guide and does not do what I want him to do under 10.13 :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    But at least he behaves well under 10.12.6 for now ;) However, neither there he wants to be identified in Apples System Report :lol::lol::lol:

    Just prefers to stay incognito :shh:
     
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    Oct 7, 2017 at 9:28 PM #552
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    My Stock 7900X, so... do you really need OC now :D?

    I hope you rebuild SSDT.aml after OC so I don't even ask about that....
    I will try a little OC tomorrow and day after tomorrow
    just for small test and look what difference I will see... :)



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    Oct 7, 2017 at 10:01 PM #553
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    @gonghaobaogang, how things are going? You already succeeded with XCPM? Still with iMac18,3?

    Could you please do me two small favours?

    a.) could you please upload your actual EFI-Folder?

    b.) could be please send me an updated, completed and actualised version of the Gigabyte BIOS Settings currently implemented
    in my guide?​

    Many thanks in advance! :thumbup:

    KGP
     
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    Oct 7, 2017 at 10:54 PM #554
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    You can do whatever you want with my uploads:)

    About HS and SS...
    He asked me to ignore Asmedia Controllers or Hubs... (Because they should work by default)
    That means I've just considered HS/SS/PRT under XHCI Section...
    PRT is same as HS, dunno why they named different...
    I've renamed all PRT's to HS and SS0's to SSP's... But thats just for the beauty...

    Look into that zip with ioJones...
    You will understand what I mean :)
    So for the R6E this kext is not very necessary, the ports should work with no Kexts too...

    About the iMac Pros...

    If the rumors are true, they will use Xeon-W Cpus...
    They are very similar to Skylake-X, just with ECC + vPro + 4 Lanes more...

    Everything else is identical to the i9 Cpus (7900x and up)

    Cheers :)
     

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    Oct 7, 2017 at 10:58 PM #555
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    Absolutely amazing build. Your guide is great as well. Thank you, KGP.
     
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    Oct 7, 2017 at 11:50 PM #556
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    It is absolutely correct just to consider the HS/SS/PRT ports!
    It might just be for beauty but it was a brilliant idea to rename all PRT's to HS and SS0's to SSP's!

    But why do you say that for the R6E that XHC USB Kext is not very necessary! I guess it is! I do not believe that the internal and external USB2.0 and USB3.0 ports are implemented natively. This would be a very big surprise! Thus I think you did an important and great job for the entire R6E community! What about the compatibility with the R6A? Is the USB2.0 and USB3.0 board configuration very different between the two boards?

    You implemented and verified ALL internal and external USB2.0 and USB3.0 connectors, correct? That's very important for having a general applicable Kext. I am sure you did, thus my XHC USB Kext Library has it's first population beside the XHC USB Kext for the ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe:

    The ASUS_R6E_USB.kext :headbang:

    I guess the filename would definitely deserve your Initials... So which letters may I add? RAMALAMA_ASUS_R6E_USB.kext would be a bit lengthy maybe... ;) But maybe we can leave it like that... what do you think? sounds cool in fact.. :thumbup::lol:

    Cheers, man! :thumbup:
     
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    Oct 8, 2017 at 12:29 AM #557
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    So I figured out what was causing my boot issues with the supplemental update. The apfs.efi attached on this post for some reason kernel panics my machine. Running the update with the original apfs.efi works fine for me.... Also the reason I didn't suspect it was because when I swapped the apfs.efi file out on my system I forgot to reboot so I never noticed it. When I rebooted the machine nothing worked. Then when I booted to a known good volume I couldn't mount my root volume. Something had become corrupt in the process. I ended up doing a full re-install + upgrade + restore of data. So for its worth the apfs.efi you posted here breaks my system.
     
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    Oct 8, 2017 at 1:20 AM #558
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    HI KGP,

    Sure I'm uploading that now. I'll try to change back to iMac 17,1 and fix the XCPM issue today. for
    b). Actually I just following your guide and for gaming 7, it actually works so I never touch the BIOS since the first day. It works on High Sierra installation but not on Sierra. It might be some kext issue like FakeSMC.kext?
    I'll try to improve the build in the next few days and share in this thread. Also test this liquid cooling system.
     

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    Oct 8, 2017 at 1:44 AM #559
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    @Ramalama : could you please update your system in your profile.
     
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    Oct 8, 2017 at 2:01 AM #560
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    Couple questions:
    1. what does the Apple supplemental update do? Do you have to do it if your system already works or is there an advantage with the updated NVidia webdrivers?
    2. I want to now install the Gigabyte TB3 card. Does anyone else with a Gigabyte board have it installed and working under MacOS? I read that you have to initialize it in Windows, update some drivers and then you can use it in MacOS.
    TIA
     

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