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(SUCCESS) Asus Maximus VII Impact + 4790K

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Hi everyone,

By the time i bought the motherboard it was nowhere listed and i was very skeptical about it. Doing some research i found out its the ALC1150 chipset and maybe MultiBeast would help me get audio post installation. Tried clover first but didn't get to second part of installation. My bad i got very confused and tried the old and most reliable 'UniBeast - MultiBeast - chimera' route. Worked as a charm!

The reason i chose this motherboard was the awesome overclocking it was offering. Being a mini ITX board and covered with all the bells and whistles from ASUS ROG, this really was a gaming rig compliment. I love the compactness of entire build (Fractal design node 304 is really badass when it comes to packing a lot of power in very small size factor
[Case dimensions (W x H x D): 250 x 210 x 374 mm]

Components:

Processor: i7 4790K
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VII Impact
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 770 OC 4gb Variant
RAM: 16Gb 1600Mhz Crucial Ballistix sports
PSU: Seasonic 650W platinum
Case: Fractal Design Node 304
Cooler: Coolermaster Nepton 140XL
SSD samsung 850pro for mavericks and ocz vertex 4 for windows 7

Others: Keyboard apple, Wacom Intuos 5, and so on


Steps
1. Loaded optimized defaults, disabled secure boot and chose 'OTHER OS'
2. Installed with Nvidia card plugged in, no problems reaching install screen of Mavericks
3. Formatted SSD, installed Mavericks 10.9.5
4. Booted with USB into Mavericks and got MultiBeast options selected as such -> DSDT free, Audio ALC 1150, optional 3 port audio, Intel 9 series motherboard support, and other basic boot options.
5. rebooted again with USB into mavericks and this time installed /Extra on the EFI partition as mentioned by Tonymacx86. You cant miss the topic here in the forum
6. Removed USB, verified with EFI boot and works every time. No kernel panic whatsoever
7. i also found out the WiFi/Bluetooth mini pci card works after installing a kext provided by Toleda. Big thanks to his kext i also was able to enable my Bluetooth and wifi right off the box.


what works:

Everything, except HDMI audio. i still have to get that working but i couldn't fix it. i am not so good with DSDT / SSDT edits.

CPU states work. i checked and verified using intel gadget.

Geekbench gives me a score of 18193 on 64 bit test

Sleep works, audio works after sleep. havent tested audio after deep sleep (sidenote, blown away by that supreme fx II card. its indeed a pleasure to hear sounds i couldnt hear before :)) ) very very kicked about this one.

What doesn't work:
HDMI audio, i know there are links but i couldn't get it working. maybe someone here can help me? :D

Thanks so much to this community. i am learning something new everyday and only because of this forum and awesome ppl, i dared to go with my gut feeling and bought a motherboard i wasn't very sure of. But hey, one more to add to the list of compatibles. Anyone stuck with similar configuration do lemme know if you have any queries. i haven't been too detailed but i can try my best to do what others have been busy doing here, sharing facts and helping out other by their own experiences!!

Have an awesome day guys!
Cheers
 

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I have the Maximus VII Formula, it also has the Supreme FX sound card and I haven't got it working just yet. When I get home today I will try the audio configurations that you used and post if I get it working. I'm using the Clover boot-loader so I might or might not run into some issues when I do this. Hopefully all goes smoothly.
 
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I have the same system except for my EVGA GTX 970.

I was hanging. boot: -v showed it was at bluetooth which meant it was my video card. nv_disable=1 graphicsenabler=No at the boot got me through installation at which point I installed the nvidia drivers as mentioned here then changed my boot flag to nvda_drv=1.

http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/143435-nvidia-releases-alternate-graphics-drivers-10-10-0-343-01-01f01-maxwell-geforce-gtx-970-980-support.html

This kext got HDMI audio working:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1499797

Toleda's ARPT kext here got my wifi working, but not my bluetooth.

https://github.com/toleda/wireless_half-mini
 
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Can you post what you did with MultiBeast? I am not seeing "Intel 9 series motherboard support" any where.

Thanks,
 
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what bios setting you using ? i try to install yosemite , i can get to the setup screen , when i loading the disk utility , the utility can not see my ssd drive ....
 
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what bios setting you using ? i try to install yosemite , i can get to the setup screen , when i loading the disk utility , the utility can not see my ssd drive ....
I have almost same system, but with an EVGA Titan Black superclocked GPU.
Don't disable CSM like most other guides suggest, leave it enabled. Thats what worked for me.
 
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I got a quite similar setup, except for the RAM which is Crucial Ballistix Sport XT Se 1866, and GPU being the built-in Intel HD 4600.

Here's my little report: Simply using the UniBeast/MultiBeast method instead of Clover, as indicated by redhatmac, I had little issues so far. Even without CSM/Secure Boot disabled (which I simply couldn't figure out how to do with this MB), first part of the installation of Yosemite (10.10.1) went quite well. While playing around with the common boot flags, I would sometimes get deadbeef error kernel panics, but also sometimes enter the installation setup, even without any change in BIOS settings or boot flags whatsoever. All BIOS settings/boot flags mentioned in tonymac's installation guide, at least to my impression, had no effect on this random booting-up or crashing behavior. The only thing that helped me getting stable boot-ups into installation setup/pre-MultiBeast-installation was -no-zp, which I found out about while doing research on that deadbeef error.

As for post-installation, by now I got stable boot-ups from my SSD via Chimera, and also got the SupremeFX audio working using MultiBeast settings indicated by redhatmac (ALC1150).

Now here's my current issue: For some time now I am stuck at getting the mPCIE Combo Card's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to work. I installed toleda's ARPT.kext using KextWizard, as indicated also by redhatmac and Craftables, but now I can't get any further at the point where, following the steps in Toleda's guide, one is supposed to enter System Preferences>Network. When I click on the '+' in the Network settings, as indicated in toleda's guide, the window prompts the message 'There was an error in Network preferences', and closes. In System Information there's also nothing, neither in Ethernet cards nor in PCI. Any ideas? In the documentation of the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth workaround, Toleda mentions that using the kext-enabler method might result in signing issues, but also that these can be 'likely resolved using FakeSMC signing'. What does that mean, and how can it be taken care of? I already installed all FakeSMC-related options in MultiBeast.
 
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Anybody knows if the audio 1150 is the same audio as used in this computer?

ROG G20AJ

Thanks so much
 
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Howdy folks, sorry to bring this back from the dead, but I'm working on a similar build and I've gotten everything humming along using Clover, including wifi on the built-in doodad, but I can't figure out the audio.

This is my first Clover build so I figure I might just be a rube, but anybody got any pointers?
 
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sorry man, never installed the clover way.
 
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