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 8, 2017 at 2:38 AM #561
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    :headbang::headbang::headbang: Beast now also dominated under macOS High Sierra 10.13 :headbang::headbang::headbang:

    What I did:

    a.) Unchecked "Apple RTC" and "AppleIntelCPUPM" and "KernelPM" in the "Kernel and Kext Patches" Section of Clover
    Configurator
    b.) Disabled "ASUS MultiCore Enhancement" in the ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe BIOS

    c.) Checked the boot flags "slide=0" and "dart=0" under "Arguments" in the "Boot" Section of the Clover Configurator (note that
    these two latter boot flags might not be required in any case)​
    The system is now absolutely stable and just performing flawless also under macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplementary Update :headbang:

    18 hours of work to find these few tiny modifications o_O

    But it was definitely worth to do! All issues resolved! :headbang:

    I feel much lighter and relaxed now :lol:

    :thumbup: Yuppiiiii :thumbup:
     
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    Oct 8, 2017 at 2:45 AM #562
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    That's not clear to me.. I also implemented the same apsf.efi, which I extracted from the Supplementary Update Full Package Installer, in the EFI-Folder which I distributed 2 days ago. Nobody complained so far.

    What you mean by original apfs.efi? The one in my distributed EFI-Folder, or the one you extracted yourself from the Supplementary Update Full Package Installer?
     
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    Oct 8, 2017 at 2:54 AM #563
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    1.) Your EFI Folder looks fine! You can try to implement few modifications summarised in post #561 and try if these modifications
    also work for you!
    2.) Yes strongly recommend to change to SMBIOS iMac17,1 and implement asap XCPM

    3.) The only problem we still have to solve is the wrong CPU entry in Apple's System Report. I still don't know why the i9-
    7980XE figures as unknown CPU. If you find a solution or have and idea, please let me know!​

    4.) So you say that the Gigabyte BIOS Settings implemented in my guide are still actual, correct and complete?

    Cheers,

    KGP
     
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    Oct 8, 2017 at 3:07 AM #564
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    a.) The Supplementary Update can be treated as a further release of macOS High Sierra 10.13! There is a full package installer
    and we have also a new build number. Ask Apple why they did not called it 10.13.1....​

    b.) In line with the 10.13 Supplementary Update, Nvidia released a new Web Driver package... As I was centred in solving the
    beast issues under 10.13 the last two days, I did not focus much on the updated Web Driver. Thus, I don't know if there are already some improvements in the installation handling of the latter... There are however rumours, that the installation already works much better with the most recent 10.13.1 beta versions.
    c.) I guess, the installation procedure for the Gigabyte TB3 card might be very similar to the installation procedure for the ASUS
    ThunderboltEX 3 PCIe Extension Card. Thus I strongly recommend to study and follow if possible the related part in my guide.​

    d.) When will you create and provide the XHC USB Kext for the Gigabyte AORUS Gaming 7, which should be also fully compatible
    with the Gigabyte AORUS Gaming 9, right? :):):) To me this seems to be one of the most urgent matters, as I would like to asap implement your XHC USB Kext in my XHC USB Kext Library, which should be open and accessible to the entire Gigabyte AORUS Gaming 7+9 user community! Hurry up my friend :!::!: ;):lol:


    Cheers,

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    Oct 8, 2017 at 3:44 AM #565
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    You can name it what you want :)
    It really doesn't matter for me :)

    The R6E USB ports works perfectly fine without any Kext too, I've checked that...
    Look at the first ioreg (before), this one ive made before the dummy usb kext...
    The only thing that changes are the names with the new kext ...
    (On my Laptop, Asus UX301LA, I need a dummy kext, its a must)

    So the Kext is optional for the R6E...
    But I'm using it by the way...

    Ive tested all ports, with and without the Kext... all ports are working.

    About the Apex, the Apex is different, ive read the User Manual...
    Seems like someone who have the Apex need to Check...

    Done.
    But my 1080ti is in RMA... using here an r9 270 as replacement.
    My 1080ti Crashed at 2050Mhz... (This is just Turbo Boost 3, I didn't overclocked it)
    If I run Afterburner and underclock the Card to 2000Mhz, everything is perfect....
    But I don't want to have afterburner always running, to underclock a card because it Crashed on Default...
    Thats why RMA...

    Cheers :)
     
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    Oct 8, 2017 at 6:59 AM #566
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    I did rebuild the SSDT, I will probably do it again, lol, hopefully after 10 times doing it, the score gonna be higher ;)

    The Multi-Core score I am looking for 7900X OC @4.7 (or maybe 4.8 if its possible) around 45K or 50K, lol,

    Cuz here is my score of the 6950X OC to 4.2,

    6950X OC 4.2.png

    so I wanna see a big jump :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
     
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    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:14 AM #567
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    Hi KGP,

    When I tried to go back to iMac17,1 today there would be black screen issue. I tried to use AGPfix but that doesn't work and throw my build back to the dark age. So currently I could only use the SMBIOS iMac 18,3. I might keep tracking on why our CPU is an unknown CPU(Maybe because it's too new?)

    4) Yes your Gigabyte BIOS settings are correct at least I can get everything in.

    Here is another problem, when I try to edit some video in Final Cut Pro X. If I running a while the build will get reboot. I don't know if that's a High Sierra issue. But I'll try to update the system and web driver first
     
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    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:33 AM #568
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    One advice: I witnessed yesterday the following in the frame of the beast domestication under macOS High Sierra 10.13, which might be interesting for you and all other users! ;)

    My discovery relates to the "ASUS MultiCore Enhancement" BIOS feature of the ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe!

    While at least with the i9-7980XE, I can ENABLE and use this BIOS feature under macOS Sierra 10.12.6, I had to finally DISABLE the latter BIOS feature under macOS High Sierra 10.13 to reach system stability and to avoid immediate reboots after login. I have no clue why with the i9-7980XE, one cannot use this BIOS feature at present under macOS High Sierra 10.13. I also have no clue if the latter feature would stably work with any other Skylake-X CPU under macOS High Sierra 10.13. Just give it a try!

    Note however, that the feature should be only ENABLED in case of the availability of an excellent and extremely sophisticated water cooling system, as clearly recommended within the BIOS Function!

    Note that the performance boost by the "ASUS MultiCore Enhancement" BIOS feature seems absolutely tremendous, without the need of performing OC!

    In case of the
    i9-7980XE, the Geeckbench score difference is approx. 51.000 (disabled) compared to 58.000 (enabled)! :headbang:

    Cheers,

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    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:53 AM #569
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    a.) You really have to get your graphics working with SMBIOS iMac17,1! It is absolutely possible! Don't use the CPU without
    XCPM! SMBIOS iMac18,3 is definitely not the solution. Concerning your reboots see also my post #568!​

    b.) Usually the config.plist FakeCPUID and CPU-Type entries also help in properly displaying the CPU properties within Apple's
    System Report. Just in the case of the i9-7980XE, the latter seems not to be the case! ​
     
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    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:23 AM #570
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    b.)No it reboot again....I'm trying to update the system first.

    a.) If Clover Configuration is not working when change the SMBIOS to iMac 17,1, I'm gonna reinstall my system again later. I'll try my best to enable XCPM! For the Beast :)
     
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