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SUCCESS !!! Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 + Intel 4930k 3.4ghz + GTX 780 Mavericks 10.9.2

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Help! We have an issue here.


I followed the build and instructions of afuera in this thread, except I used two crucial mx100 512GB SSD's ,a 770gtx and a zalman cooler


I'm typing on this computer now in Mavericks 10.9.4. I have to boot up the Mavericks SSD through the unibeast USB flash drive. I used the boot flag “-v npci=0x3000 cpus=1 -f”. I know that by heart now. I tried “0x2000”. Neither make any difference so I use no boot flags.


Installed Chameleon and the Nvidia Driver. Made no difference.


Among others, problems are videos freeze constantly or won’t play at all, when computer goes to sleep, it can be awakened but in a frozen state so must reboot anyway.


I’m getting a boot0: error, that may be related to the bigger SSD’s, but tried the fix on the boot0: error page to no avail.


The root of the problem may be what others here have commented on. It seems these x79-up4 boards with the F7 bios are distinctly different than the one afuera used with the F5 bios.


gmvideo claimed to have fixed the issue, but it appears he didn’t get any clues here, nor left any for us to follow.


I’m not sure afuera could help with this. He has a different board than us stragglers.


(Gigabyte:banghead:)


So, is there someone else who can?


Thanks
 
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Hi Stump,

When you say that you've tried the flags, did you add the npci=0x2000 PCIRootUID=1 flag to the boot.plist file? If so, do you have it set right in the BIOS? Mine's just a 256gb SSD, but don't think it should matter...

I also have the F7 bios revision (it came with it when I bought it), but didn't have any trouble with boot up after installing Chimera (Chameleon worked fine too).

The GTX 770 worked out of the box as well (I have the Gigabyte branded one). I was afraid to add any drivers for it, since that tends to be the #1 problem with hackintosh stability, so I had opted for the 770 over the 780.

Did the video not work out-of-the-box with the standard Unibeast/Mavericks setup for you? If it did, I'd re-install and not mess with the Nvidia drivers. That might help with the video stability problems you mentioned. If you're saying you had to install the Nvidia drivers because you started experiencing the freezing issues, I'm not sure about that. Can you confirm there are no overheating issues with it?

I haven't tinkered with mine any further on the USB 3 and audio problem yet. Will let you know how that goes...
 
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Thanks for replying mk.

I copied and pasted afuera's chameleon and smbios plist's into terminal so npci=0x2000 PCIRootUID=1 is in there. Not sure what it means though. Does it mean that my boot flag should have 0x2000 rather than 0x3000?

As for anything in the bios that has to do with that I don't know what it is or where it is. I looked, just now, but didn't know what I was looking for. Most of the bios seems to be a bunch of things that can only be disabled or set to auto, and a bunch of other things that cannot be altered. Like the F7 bios itself

Also my memory is 1600mhz. I had to change the multiplier to 16 get up to that value. Everything said 1333mhz to start with and the frequency still says 1333mhz on the first bios page. No way to change it. I set some other thing to auto, but that had no effect.

I didn't try any video until after I'd done everything the first post said to do. I was dealing with the boot error issue. Didn't care about video at that point.

I don't know how to know if usb 3 is working. I know the plugs work though. Audio? Not there yet either. My old mac pro had a single audio out plug, so the cable from it is useless on the hack it seems.

Was looking into clover. I guess I will try a re-install one way or the other. Anything else you recommend besides no drivers?

Thanks again.
 
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This line npci=0x2000 PCIRootUID=1 should go into the /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist but I guess that's what you did?

I also had problems with audio and video similar to yours. To get rid of them I had to install these kexts:

HDAEnabler1.kext
HDAEnabler2.kext

(not sure if both are needed or if one is an older version but I took both and it works :)

They are here: https://github.com/toleda/audio_kext_enabler

Then I also had to install the Web driver from Nvidia to make everything work nicely:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/135997-nvidia-releases-alternate-graphics-drivers-10-9-4-334-01-02f02.html

And here is the CUDA driver also btw in case you need it:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-cuda-6.0.51-driver.html

Don't remember what it was that made it, but after installing these I got everything working nicely.

I just upgraded to BIOS F7 btw. No problem.

Regarding RAM, mine also ran at 1300 at first but then I just selected Profile1 for Extreme Memory Profile (under M.I.T. in the BIOS) and it went into its normal max speed and works fine.

Thanks for replying mk.

I copied and pasted afuera's chameleon and smbios plist's into terminal so npci=0x2000 PCIRootUID=1 is in there. Not sure what it means though. Does it mean that my boot flag should have 0x2000 rather than 0x3000?

As for anything in the bios that has to do with that I don't know what it is or where it is. I looked, just now, but didn't know what I was looking for. Most of the bios seems to be a bunch of things that can only be disabled or set to auto, and a bunch of other things that cannot be altered. Like the F7 bios itself

Also my memory is 1600mhz. I had to change the multiplier to 16 get up to that value. Everything said 1333mhz to start with and the frequency still says 1333mhz on the first bios page. No way to change it. I set some other thing to auto, but that had no effect.

I didn't try any video until after I'd done everything the first post said to do. I was dealing with the boot error issue. Didn't care about video at that point.

I don't know how to know if usb 3 is working. I know the plugs work though. Audio? Not there yet either. My old mac pro had a single audio out plug, so the cable from it is useless on the hack it seems.

Was looking into clover. I guess I will try a re-install one way or the other. Anything else you recommend besides no drivers?

Thanks again.
 
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Thanks for the tips harm

I did put the 0x2000 bit in the .plist and I tried that same nvidia driver but I'm pretty sure I didn't use any kexts, so I will try those if I go back to UniBeast. I'm going to try Clover first. I know it uses kexts and is more complex generally but apparently the end result is a native Mac OS. I think that would be good.

We'll see though...
 
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Hi,

NETWORK dosn't WORK!!!

Same build except the graphic card Im using a GTX 770.

the network adapter worked fine until I ran MultiBeast, then it stopped working. (I didn't select a network driver, since it was working). So I had to use MultiBeast to fix it after
I wonder if I should select one of the more recent network drivers, than what was originally recommended in this thread?

I reinstall all OS X Maverick 10.9.3 and use you specification
Network: Intel - nhank’s AppleIntelE1000e v2.5.4d
appeare be connect, internet works, but, i shot down the hack, turn on, and
there wasn't INTERNET,
Ethernet not connect
and in about Mac/Ethernet card/ nothing appeared.

What can i do???


Finally I completed a fully working installation of this powerful build. I wanted to share what I learned to help somebody with the same build.

Build:

CPU:Intel Core i7-4930K (6 core)
MotherBoard:GA-X79-UP4 BIOS F5
Graphics: GeForce GTX 780 (3GB)
Ram: Crucial Ballistix Sport LP (8gb to start)
CPU Cooler:Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer (Water)
HD: SSD 840 EVO 256gb
Power: Corsair HX 750 Watt Modular
Case: Corsair Carbide Series Black 300R
Apple wireless keyboard, Magic mouse, IOGear Bluetooth 4.0 usb micro, TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter.

...
 
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4930K 3.4Ghz and GTX760, 32GB RAM, Bios F5.
Installed 10.9.3 with Unibeast 4.0.2 on a USB 3.0 stick.
Left all the RAM in the machine, USB stick put in USB 3.0 slot.
Boot options from USB stick: 0x2000 cpus=1 -f


After installation, reboot from HD with that same options.


Installing VoodooTSCSync.kext solved the cpus=1 problem.


The MultiBeast 6.4.2 DSDT free standard installation messed everything up again.
Discovered that the UseKernelCache should be off for me.
The AC892 driver included with 6.4.2 did not work, no visible sound devices.
The AC892 driver included with MultiBeast 5.5.5 worked, it didn't even require a reboot.

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 14.55.03.pngScreen Shot 2014-08-28 at 14.55.25.pngScreen Shot 2014-08-28 at 14.56.03.pngScreen Shot 2014-08-28 at 14.56.36.pngScreen Shot 2014-08-28 at 14.56.59.pngView attachment org.chameleon.Boot.plist

<EDIT>
Just upgraded to 10.9.4. through the AppStore. After reboot everything still worked except for sound. Again, the MultiBeast 6.4.2 AC892 sound extension install did not work, just like with 10.9.3.
Again, the MultiBeast 5.5.5 AC892 "upgrade" worked.
Had to reboot now to see results.
</EDIT>
 
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Hey thanks for the guide! Worked like a charm. I did the initial setup install on my Mac Pro so the complete install with overclock took me about an 1.5 hours. I also setup an Areca 1883i sas raid which doubled the speed of my ssd. Appears pretty solid so far.
In contrast my windows 7 install took about 5 hours with all the drivers and 165 updates!

Thanks for making my first hackintosh build pretty painless and thanks to Macman and tonymacx86 for all their work!

Jndesign22
 
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I follow this guide, everythings just fine, but, when i shut down the hack, and then turn on, osx is ok, but NOT ETHERNET, appears not connect, in red colour.
how can i fix this problem???? thanks.


Finally I completed a fully working installation of this powerful build. I wanted to share what I learned to help somebody with the same build.

Build:

CPU:Intel Core i7-4930K (6 core)
MotherBoard:GA-X79-UP4 BIOS F5
Graphics: GeForce GTX 780 (3GB)
Ram: Crucial Ballistix Sport LP (8gb to start)
CPU Cooler:Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer (Water)
HD: SSD 840 EVO 256gb
Power: Corsair HX 750 Watt Modular
Case: Corsair Carbide Series Black 300R
Apple wireless keyboard, Magic mouse, IOGear Bluetooth 4.0 usb micro, TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter.
...
 
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I have the same set-up except for the graphic card. Using a small gt210 for now. I noticed that the installation needs the hard drive to be in AHCI. Is it possible to run some drives in the native Rais 0 at all?
 
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