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[Success - full compatibility] - MB ASUS H97M-E -CPU i7 4790 - 8GB - HD 4600

Joined
Jan 14, 2016
Messages
7
Motherboard
Asus H97M-E
CPU
i7 4790
Graphics
HD 4600
Mac
  1. iMac
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Hi guys,

This is Hany from IRAN. I built this last week with these components:

OS X: El Capitan 10.11.3
MB : Asus H97M-E (I chose H instead of Z because I will not use my motherboard for overclocking)
Cpu: i7 4790 (I think you can use 4790k, the only differences is 4790k is unlocked and can be use for overclocking)
RAM: Apacer 2*4GB 1600MHz
Graphic: On board intel HD graphics 4600
Monitor: 23MP65 LG
Mouse & Keyboard: Apple USB mouse & Keyboard (I also tested wireless microsoft mouse and keyboard)

Hardware compatibility:

CPU: OK works fine, I got record for single core in Geekbench 3576 and multi-core 13551
In 64bit benchmark the results are even better single core 3947 and multi-core 15117. I think it is maximum powder of CPU.

RAM: Recognized fine

USB: Works fine, except all of the devices recognized as USB 3 which is not a problem. The speed is also maximum when you connect your flash to USB 3 ports.

Graphic: Perfectly working, you don't need to setup anything. HDMI port working fine. So I used this port.

Monitor: Ooooh, my god, LG 23MP65 recognized in El Capitan. I can not believe, even it has its own settings. I connected the motherboard to monitor with HDMI port.

Hardware incompatibility:
Ethernet: Ethernet worked fine in OS X installing process but when I booted El Capitan. It stopped. So I checked Realtek 8111G in MultiBeast, then it worked fine with its maximum speed. I tried other drivers for Realtek for Mac from Internet 8111G they also worked fine.

Audio: Audio is not supported natively you need to choose Realtek Audio ALC887 in MultiBeast.


Installing:
Just follow the GUID for El Capitan from tonymacx86. That's it. Thanks for them for this great job. Now I can use the high speed mac on this planet.:D
I just made a mistake in making USB OS X installer. You should only use UEFI not legacy boot. I lost 3 days to find it. When you make a legacy boot the setup will stop after some seconds so only make UEFI USB flash boot.
For booting El Capitan as default without the USB flash you need to select UEFI from MultiBeast.

So totally you need MultiBeast for:
Ticking UEFI boot mode.
Ticking Realtek ALC887/888b (for Audio)
Ticking RealtekRTL8111 v2.0.0 (for network)
Do not tick anything in graphic configuration as it is support natively.
In system definitions i chose iMac 14.1 but it is not effect anything on your systems.
Then choose built install.
Thats it.
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Joined
Mar 4, 2016
Messages
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Motherboard
Asus H97i-Plus
CPU
i7-4790
Graphics
GTX 950
Mac
  1. MacBook Air
  2. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Hi Hany, good to know you have success with this setup.
I have almost similar configuration, because I also don't want to do OC either.

- El Capitan 10.11.3
- asus H97i-plus
- intel i7 4790
- Team extreem vulcan 2x8Gb 1600
- Samsung EVO 850 120Gb + WDC 1Tb
- on board HD4600

I am very new to hackintosh, so I tried to learned everything from zero.
Using guidance here, I tried to install and everything looks ok.
After installation I have some problem with the sound and USB port but I have manage to solve it.
However, there are still some problem left:
- Front audio not working
- iMessage not working
- Apple logo loading bar not smoothly, it goes black for a second in the quarter bar (followed by popping audio from speaker) and continues normally to the end.
So far I can run any application normally but I'm still not happy if can't make everything normal.

Did you ever had any those problem? Any suggestion to solved my problem will be appreciate :)
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3
CPU
i5-4690K
Graphics
GT 740
Hello how did you enable the Intel HD 4600? I am unable to do so I'm trying to figure this out it only detects 7mb of VRam. Did you inject any intel kext? Thanks.
 
Joined
Mar 4, 2016
Messages
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Motherboard
Asus H97i-Plus
CPU
i7-4790
Graphics
GTX 950
Mac
  1. MacBook Air
  2. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Hello how did you enable the Intel HD 4600? I am unable to do so I'm trying to figure this out it only detects 7mb of VRam. Did you inject any intel kext? Thanks.

I just follow the installation guide here and did nothing for the graphic, it's automatic detect. I'm using DVI connector for the monitor.

Btw, I have manage the front audio problem, turn out it was my mistake not to choose the headphone option in the audio setup.
 
Joined
Apr 8, 2016
Messages
1
Motherboard
Asus
CPU
Intel i7
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
the bios needs some kind of configuration
 
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