[Success] GA Z170x Gaming 7,6700k,GTX960 with 10.11.5

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  1. kencar

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    Jun 2, 2016 at 7:43 AM #21
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    Congratulations!

    I currently don't have a USB C type device, so I don't know if it works. I probably guess not cause I didn't see others get it worked. As far as iMessage, I am very confident it could works out cause I struggled a lot on this and finally get Hand-Off enabled which means a lot to me cause I have many Apple device to work with. You can find fix iMessage just on this website, it's a huge tutorial but also some youtube video instruction.

    The wifi card and bluetooth I am using currently is the original one from Apple, I don't do anything and it works perfect. I don't use windows so I don't care if this card has driver on windows. If you are using wifi card from other manufacture, you should find some tutorial. Rehabman has his kexts and patches, I've seen some tutorial on Insanelymac.

    Installing this system cost me a whole month and many sleepless night. Using clover means you need be aware of those options and setup, you can find it on wiki of clover efi. I don't use Multibeast at all cause it's just for starter who only require basic functions. Post installation is always a hard job and the fun is among it.

    By the way, if you have a better method on cpu management or the SSDT editing, Please let me know.
     
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    Jun 3, 2016 at 8:01 PM #22
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    KenCar, you did all the leg work for me. I owe you a beer if your ever in NYC. I'm doing the same, getting the Apple Broadcom BT/Wifi Chip and installing via PCI adapter. I rely heavily on iMessage as well, hopefully this will work OOB. Yes, I'm getting to know Clover a lot better now.

    I've overclocked my CPU to 4.4Ghz, RAM I changed the modifier and got it operating at 3000hz. The CPU doesn't change in "About this MAC", as it only displays the stock CPU frequency based off what I was reading online. The RAM did change though once I made the changes in the BIOs. Also, all 4 of my cores are just sitting at 0, I haven't really been able to strain them to go up. Not sure if that is normal or if its broken.

    I haven't really gotten to bench mark yet putting strains on it to see performance. I just installed my Creative Cloud PS, AI, and ID programs. I'm thinking about purchasing this MOD:

    https://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/

    Do you have any other recommendations to monitor CPU usage, temps, disks, etc?
     
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    Jun 4, 2016 at 9:51 AM #23
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    No, I don't think it would do the job. You can use hwmonitor along with fakesmc that you can find https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-fakesmc-kozlek, it can monitor the GPU as well. BTW, I was once there around penn station. Good luck mate.
     
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    Jun 7, 2016 at 4:01 AM #24
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    Hey KenCar, I just got this in, same as you BCM94360CD. For some reason it's showing the wrong BroadCom, wireless is detected but doesn't turn on, blue tooth shows no information:

    Screen Shot 2016-06-06 at 10.59.59 PM.png Screen Shot 2016-06-06 at 11.00.11 PM.png

    Did you do anything special to get this to work? I've been reading on the forums and people say this should work natively, but not sure why it's not working for me.
     
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    Jun 7, 2016 at 5:01 AM #25
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    I don't think you have plugged in the usb2.0 wire for the bluetooth, or the power supply for the bluetooth. It requires a 4 pin power additionally, at least in my case
     
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    Jun 7, 2016 at 5:15 AM #26
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    Okay, i got it to see everything, bluetooth is now showing as well as wireless. But something is still strange. Do you mind uploading your latest EFI like you did in original post? Just want to see what kext's etc you have loaded
     
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    Jun 7, 2016 at 5:22 AM #27
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    I can't turn anything on... LOL it shows up with bluetooth, and i can detect and see wireless SSID's, but it just won't turn on. I've got the USB plugged in and card is powered, LED's light up on the card.

    Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 12.20.45 AM.png
     
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    Jun 7, 2016 at 6:16 AM #28
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    This 94360CD doesn't require any kexts at all. Mine is solid, and this kind of original apple airport card is recommended everywhere, your case is a little abnormal. Maybe you need rebuild your ifconfig or something. I would update EFI files right away.
     
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    Jun 7, 2016 at 6:32 AM #29
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    You should search and look through iMessage enable tutorial on this website. Your Wi-Fi card is en4 which is not correct.
     

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    Jun 7, 2016 at 4:40 PM #30
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    Thanks KenCar, that fixed the En04 issue and cleared things up, wireless started working but locks the OS every 5 seconds until I shut off the wireless, bluetooth still doesn't show up. I just posted all my specs and configs to RehabMan, hopefully he can help me with this issue. I have no idea why it won't work OOB, I think I may be using a different Wireless Adapter Card which is why it doesn't work for me. That or I royally screwed things up, pulled another all nighter trying to get this to work... I gotta learn not to do that.
     

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