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SUCCESS !!! Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 + Intel 4930k 3.4ghz + EVGA Geforce GT 640 Mavericks 10.9.4

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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R rev 2.0 FF
CPU
Intel i7 990x 3.46 GHz
Graphics
EVGA GeForce GT 640
Mac
Mac Pro
Finally!!!! a fully working installation of this powerful build. I compiled the info from several users and I wanted to share what I learned to help somebody with the same build because I spent so many hours trying to get this build done!!!. Thank you very much Tonymac for letting us share this valuable info !!!!

Build:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K (6 core)
MotherBoard: GA-X79-UP4 BIOS F7
Graphics: EVGA GeForce GT 640 (2GB)
Ram: Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1866 (64 Gb)
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60
HD: SSD 840 EVO 250 Gb
Power: Corsair RM Series RM1000w
Case: Zalman GS1200 Black Aluminum


BIOS SETTINGS F7


Setup for OSX Mavericks 10.9.4
(current for July 2nd, 2014)


This setup uses UniBeast 3.0.1 and MultiBeast 6.3.1


1. Set up UniBeast USB with OSX 10.9.4 from app store in an original Mac


I followed this guide:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/374-unibeast-install-os-x-mavericks-any-supported-intel-based-pc.html

1a. Copy MultiBeast 6.3.1 into USB



2. Use the following BIOS settings:


BIOS SETTINGS! IMPORTANT!
Getting the proper ram detection you will have to enter “advanced memory settings” and set X.M.P to “profile1”
Go to “advanced CPU Core Settings”
Make sure you disable
CPU EIST Function
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)
Next go to BIOS Features
Disable following
Full Screen Logo
Fast Boot
Limit CPUID Maximum
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel VT-d
Intel I/OAT
Set Windows 8 features to “other OS”
Boot mode = legacy
Lan PXE = disabled
storage boot = legacy
Other lci device = legacy
Network stack = disabled
go to -> Peripherals
High Precision timer = Enabled
EHCI-Handoff = Enabled
XHCI-Handoff = Enabled
USB 3.0 Supoort = Disabled (XHCI Controller)
Make sure you're running all SATA ports as AHCI
Turn on HOTPLUG for every port
Under Peripherals go to gigabit network connection and
WAKE on LAN = disabled
Power management:
Wake on LAN from S5 = disabled

BIOS 1.jpgBIOS 2.jpgBIOS 3.jpgBIOS 4.jpgBIOS 5.jpgBIOS 6.jpgBIOS 7.jpgBIOS 8.jpgBIOS 9.jpg


3. Insert USB and use the following boot flags to get into the Mavericks installer:


-v cpus=1 npci=0x2000 (in order, no commas just spaces)


4. Install Mavericks and reboot to USB again


4a. Select Mavericks installations and boot with the same flags as before:


-v cpus=1 npci=0x2000


5. Should boot successfully to Mavericks but it will be VERY SLOW… be patience, once in Mavericks run MultiBeast from the UniBeast USB with the following settings: remember.. it will be very slow… chill out …..


• Quick Start>EasyBeast
• Drivers>Audio>Realtek>Without DSDT>ALC892
• Drivers>Disk>3rd Party Sata
• Drivers>Disk>TRIM Enabler>10.9.x TRIM Patch
• Drivers>Misc>ElliotForceLegacyRTC
• Drivers>Misc>EvOreboot
• Drivers>Misc>FakeSMC v6.8.1307
• Drivers>Misc>NullCPUPowerManagement
• Drivers>Misc>USB 3.0 - Universal
• Drivers>Misc>VoodooTSCSync>VoodooTSCSync 6 Core
• Drivers>Network>Intel – hnak’s AppleIntelE1000e v2.4.14
• Drivers>System>AppleACPIPlatform Rollback>10.8.1 Rollback
• Drivers>System>Patched AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement>OS X 10.9.0
• Bootloaders>Chimera v3.0.1
• Customize>Boot Options>Basic Boot Options
• Customize>Boot Options>Use KernelCache
• Customize>System Definitions>Mac Pro>Mac Pro 5,1
• Customize>SSDT Options> Sandy Bridge Core i5 / i7 Overclocked
• Customize>Themes>tonymacx86 Black


Build and install.


6. Open up with PlistEdit Pro: /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist and copy/paste this:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>No</string>
<key>HDAEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>HDEFLayoutID</key>
<string>01000000</string>
<key>IGPEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>npci=0x2000</string>
<key>Legacy Logo</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>2</string>
<key>UseKernelCache</key>
<string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>


7. Save + Quit.
8. Reboot as normal. BAM! OSX 10.9.4 is ready to rock!


If your system still too slow then install Chameleon-2.2svn-r2377 without customize anything, just like that
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/fil...meleon-22-svn/



 

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I use your installation method, but I stuck in [IOBluetouthHCIController][start] -- completed
-v cups=1 npci=0*2000

 
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If I use a different graphic card (gt210 just for now) and HyperX Fury Memory, will the install differ in any way?
 
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I Love you!!! :clap: , It has been a long month trying to accomplish what i have today. I have the exact system as you and tried many different bootloaders until i finally tried Unibeast, at first it didn't work and kept freezing but i did research and fell upon your post finally today, i had got it to boot and all before i read it but after i did, i was able to see my core's in GB(Geek Bench) i was able to finally get sound from the motherboard!!! Which took me so long to figure out before i read your post :banghead:. Thank you for putting all the info in one easy to ready setup, now i want to over clock and get some more performance out of the machine. I still believe my Quicktime is messed up, cause i can't export anything in prores or H.264 when using final cut pro X or Premiere, i have to install my new card ( GTX 770 ) and then try to get the CUDA cores out of it and i should be all done. Do you know of any ways to improve the machine? what are some things you have done to make it run quickly and i am unsure if i am able to boot from the SSD now, i haven't tried but what are some ways to get the boot loader to work as soon as the machine turns on so i can jump from this to windows 8 when i want to go gaming. Also do you know if i am able to see my windows SSD from the mac? running like VMware so i won't have to switch to the PC when i want to run those applications. :headbang: Your awesome thank you again and good luck everyone.
 
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edit: oh, yeah. since this is brand new, the mavericks download is 10.9.5



almost this same system but 760 video card. following this guide for setup:

http://www.tonymacx86.com/374-unibeast-install-os-x-mavericks-any-supported-intel-based-pc.html

tried previously to set up snow leopard and do a mavericks upgrade directly through the sl hackpro but no luck setting that up. then went to my actual mac pro 3.1 and downloaded and set up the unibeast/mavericks install thumbdrive. sl was incredibly slow in the install process (mouse would move 5-10sec after my hand actually moved it), it did install, eventually, but would not complete the process to update.

using the unibeast thumbdrive now boots to the normal boot options, showing itself (the mavericks install thumb) as well as the ssd that i tried to put sl on. i select the mavericks install and the white apple screen comes up showing the circular progress indicator with the little circling lines. this moves at normal speed where the sl install attempt showed it moving EXTREMELY SLOOOOOWWWLY.

problem is that after a couple of minutes of this spinning progress indicator, the system reboots. when i, again, select the mavericks install, i get back to the white apple screen but this time the indicator is slow and, after a few moments, puts up a small circular icon with a line through it indicating, presumably, that things have gone awry. only thing to do at this point is to start over with a complete system shutdown and reboot. doing so repeats the above cycle endlessly.

solutions, anyone?

thanks,
BabaG
 
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iOS
I wanted to share what I learned to help somebody with the same build
BIOS SETTINGS! IMPORTANT!
Getting the proper ram detection you will have to enter “advanced memory settings” and set X.M.P to “profile1”
Go to “advanced CPU Core Settings”
Make sure you disable
CPU EIST Function
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)
Next go to BIOS Features
Disable following
Full Screen Logo
Fast Boot
Limit CPUID Maximum
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel VT-d
Intel I/OAT
Set Windows 8 features to “other OS”
Boot mode = legacy
Lan PXE = disabled
storage boot = legacy
Other lci device = legacy
Network stack = disabled
go to -> Peripherals
High Precision timer = Enabled
EHCI-Handoff = Enabled
XHCI-Handoff = Enabled
USB 3.0 Supoort = Disabled (XHCI Controller)
Make sure you're running all SATA ports as AHCI
Turn on HOTPLUG for every port
Under Peripherals go to gigabit network connection and
WAKE on LAN = disabled
Power management:
Wake on LAN from S5 = disabled


Awesome thank you for this b/c I've been looking for it....

Cheers
 
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