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[SUCCESS] i7-5820k / GTX 970 / GA-X99-UD4 High Sierra 10.13 [Clover Guide] (100% Working)

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View attachment 361522 View attachment 361523 View attachment 361522 I may be digging up old bones but I need some support m8’s..

So i built a rig out of free and local parts (I’m a big trader) I’ve tried multiple things to get HS to work on my system and I get to clover and select the usb drive, get to format my ssd and start installing HS. Once it reboots first time I go back into clover and select the ssd to finish my install and it always gives me the grey circle with line through it. Iv tried different boot functions edited my comfiest.plist multiple times and still stuck.. it’s been 3 days of failing and followed every guide I had found on here so far.

My set up is
Asus X99 deluxe mb
I7 5820
16gig vengeance ddr4
Zotac gtx980 amp
Samsung 860 ssd
Try booting again. It does that for me too sometimes. Just need to reboot and try to boot it again, the second time it should continue to finish the install.

Make sure you using OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi as well

if that doesn't work try going into clover options and messing with some of the boot flags. click on / off some of the cpu patches (or all). make sure nvidia web drivers are not checked until system is fully installed. I noticed the system will have a lot of issues if it doesn't like even 1 hardware component. I had my 6 core i7 running perfectly, but as soon as I swapped to the 10 core (changed nothing else), i had a world of difficulty to get it to boot. Luckily i got it working after a few days, but ended up going back to my 6 core (6 core actually performed better, go figure). My best guess is your motherboard is having problems with the install. My guide is specifically for the Gigabyte x99 ud4. You will probably have to experiment slightly to get it to boot on the asus board, although in some cases it may work without any modification. Good luck
 
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Hi @malki I followed your guide to get good CPU performance on my hack - I have the same motherboard and CU as you. It seems that the overclock remains in effect only till the first wake after sleep. I get great geekbench and cinebench scores before sleep, but the scores are much lower after. The processor only hits the max at its max frequency, not the turbo frequency. See attached screenshots.

What could I be doing wrong?
 

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Hi @malki I followed your guide to get good CPU performance on my hack - I have the same motherboard and CU as you. It seems that the overclock remains in effect only till the first wake after sleep. I get great geekbench and cinebench scores before sleep, but the scores are much lower after. The processor only hits the max at its max frequency, not the turbo frequency. See attached screenshots.

What could I be doing wrong?
Not sure. I will test that out tomorrow and see what it says for me
 
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Thanks. I will wait for your results.
Ok so I did the sleep test and strangely my computer does not sleep correctly. It seemed to keep going on and off so that is not good. Although I don't use the sleep function, I just shut down when I'm not using it. But I seemed to get almost identical scores before & after.

Before:
Screen Shot 2018-12-05 at 12.21.36 PM.png

After:
Screen Shot 2018-12-05 at 12.26.35 PM.png
 
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Ok so I did the sleep test and strangely my computer does not sleep correctly. It seemed to keep going on and off so that is not good. Although I don't use the sleep function, I just shut down when I'm not using it. But I seemed to get almost identical scores before & after.

Before:
View attachment 370411

After:
View attachment 370412
Yeah, as it turns out, the lower scores after sleep seem to be some glitch with my board/BIOS. It's gone now. I am getting pretty much the same scores as you with your method of setting up the config.plist, but sleep/wake is not working, and I leave my computer on for days, only to reboot if I have to boot into Linux. So, after a lot of reading up on different threads and consulting with the wizards here, I have managed to get the perfect balance of xcpm and performance going. No NullCPUPM kexts or ssdts for the CPU required. XCPM works fully, and so does sleep/wake. All C and P-states are loading up. GB scores are a little lower, but I think that's just thermal throttling (I live in India, and temperatures are still in the twenties), BruceX5K takes about 62 seconds (I have only the GTX960 4GB GPU) and Cinebench is around 1150cb for the CPU benchmark.

Attaching my EFI folder here if you would like to go through it. Let me know your scores with this setup.

IPG during Geekbench run:
Screenshot 2018-12-06 14.32.36.png
My Geekbench Score:
Screenshot 2018-12-06 14.32.42.png
 

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Yeah, as it turns out, the lower scores after sleep seem to be some glitch with my board/BIOS. It's gone now. I am getting pretty much the same scores as you with your method of setting up the config.plist, but sleep/wake is not working, and I leave my computer on for days, only to reboot if I have to boot into Linux. So, after a lot of reading up on different threads and consulting with the wizards here, I have managed to get the perfect balance of xcpm and performance going. No NullCPUPM kexts or ssdts for the CPU required. XCPM works fully, and so does sleep/wake. All C and P-states are loading up. GB scores are a little lower, but I think that's just thermal throttling (I live in India, and temperatures are still in the twenties), BruceX5K takes about 62 seconds (I have only the GTX960 4GB GPU) and Cinebench is around 1150cb for the CPU benchmark.

Attaching my EFI folder here if you would like to go through it. Let me know your scores with this setup.

IPG during Geekbench run:
View attachment 370521
My Geekbench Score:
View attachment 370522
thanks for posting. what do you think the difference is, that is making it sleep / wake correctly between this efi folder and my guide? I would like to update the guide to add that
 
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thanks for posting. what do you think the difference is, that is making it sleep / wake correctly between this efi folder and my guide? I would like to update the guide to add that
There are patches in the 'Kernel to Patch' and 'Kexts to Patch' sections that fully enable XCPM (which is essential for sleep/wake), as well as enhance the performance of the CPU within macOS, since it is not natively supported. Besides this, there is the 'PluginType' entry in the 'ACPI/Generate Options' section, which also enables Power Management. No NullCPUPM kext to be installed, and there shouldn't be any ssdt for Power Management in the EFI/ACPI/patched folder. It all works pretty well then.
 
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