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[Success] Dell Optiplex 990 MT 10.9.2

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[Success] Dell Optiplex 990 MT 10.9.2 and now 10.9.3

enzosdue's Build: Dell Optiplex 990 MT - i7 2600 - 8GB RAM - Gainward GTX 650 TI Boost GS

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Components

Chipset
Intel® Q67 Express Chipset
Connectivity
Integrated Intel® 82579LM Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000

Minitower (MT)
Dimensions (H x W x D) Inches/(cm)
14.2 x 6.9 x 16.4 / (36.0 x 17.5 x 41.7)
Min. Weight (lbs/kg)
19.55 / 8.87
Number of Bays
2 internal 3.5”
2 external 5.25”
Expansion Slots
1 full height PCIe x16
1 full height PCIe x16 (wired x 4)
1 full height PCIe x11 full height PCI

Standard I/O Ports
10 External USB, 4 front & 6 back
1 Internal USB1 Serial port
1 RJ-45
1 VGA
1 Display port
2 PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse
2 Line-in (stereo/microphone)
2 Line-out (headphone/speaker)

Power Supply Unit (PSU)
Standard 265W PSU or optional 265W up to 90% Efficient PSU; Energy Star 5.0 compliant, Active PFC

http://www.amazon.it/dp/B007RATQ9W/?tag=tonymacx86com-21

http://www.trovaprezzi.it/prezzo_desktop_dell_optiplex_990.aspx

I add:

  • PSU: 600 Watt
  • HDD :Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 (Need Boot0 FIX)
  • Graphic card :Gainward GTX 650 ti boost GS 1GB
  • Display : Pavilion 23xi


Comments
Very stable system, no crash, no freeze, very fast, I'm very happy!!
Installation :
I use a clean HDD in Journaled Extended
Installation metode: USB installer (bootable USB for intel PCs)
Regular Appstore update from 10.9.0 to 10.9.1 and finally 10.9.2


MultiBeast Configuration for Mavericks
UserDSDT mode + Lan driver for Intel AppleIntelE1000e + SSDT i7 + FileNVRAM + Chimera Bootloader 2.2.1

UserDSDT
Download here View attachment dsdt.aml

Note
For working audio need to install Voodoo_HDA_2.8.5_MAV-2.pkg
Download here View attachment Voodoo_HDA_2.8.5_MAV-2.pkg.zip

Chameleon Wizard
Download here View attachment Chameleon Wizard.zip
use this setting: (V sign on all of listed voice) GUI - Legacy Logo - Kernel - Use Kernel Cache - Ethernet Built In - System Type Desktop - DSDT.aml (load your DSDT) - SMBios.plist (I use Imac27 i7 2600) - Restart Fix - Drop SSDT - HDA Enabler - Graphics Mode (in my case 1920x1080)



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Stupendous post. I'm very much a Hackintosh neophyte and was rummaging around for weeks trying to get the sound and other peripherals to work. This post was a godsend, so thank you for your effort and post.
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Thanks, in part, to this thread, I just got 10.9.5 to work on my Dell Optiplex 990 (Intel i5-2500, 4G RAM, BIOS A18).

BIOS Setting that worked for me:

System Configuration
SATA Mode: AHCI

Performance
Multicore: ALL
Intel SpeedStep: enabled
C-states: checked
TurboBoast: enabled

Virtualization
Intel Virtualization Technology: enabled
VT for Direct I/O: disabled
Trusted Execution: disabled

I now have MacOS 10.9.5 running on my stable of Dells (Optiplex 755, Optiplex 760 and now Optiplex 990 -- all with GT 640 GPUs (Galaxy and MSI).

I started with my clone copy of Optiplex 760.
Had to used KextEdit to build older version on the following kext (needed to do this on all platforms since 10.9.2):

AppleACPIPlatform.kext
AppleAHCIPort.kext
IOAHCIFamily.kext
IOPCIFamily.kext
NVDAGK100Hal.kext
NVDAResman.kext
(all may not be necessary but haven't put forth the effort to reduce this list)

Added this GPU on the Dell 990: MSI NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 2GB GDDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N640GT-MD2GD3
 
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hi guys ,
I've got a dell 990 and so far I tried to do the tutorial below, I installed with usb, and after I used multibeast and chameleon like in tutorial. I haven't checked the kernel because when I checked appeared Can not find mach_kernel. Now, if you don't get into safemode, it gets stuck the Apple logo, and if you go into safemode with -x, shows me that. What should I do?

One more thing, after I installed with usb, appeared the error below, and I solved that like in the link.

Error : Article: boot0 Error: The Official Guide

Tutorial : [Success] Dell Optiplex 990 MT 10.9.2
 
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I finally succeeded just in multibeast I selected com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement, it doesn't work without.

Works with Yosemite .
 
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hi,
i'm new to mackintosh and this is my first one, i have an optiplex 990 mono i7 2600 and 16gb ram, hdd 500gb WD Blue. i did an bootable usb stick but i'm stuck with this "
SMBios.plist (I use Imac27 i7 2600)".

i don't have it. can you
proved it?

thanks
 
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Have you bumped up to El Cap yet? If so, does the user dsdt still apply?

Thanks for the post!
 
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