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[Success] Music Production w/ Sierra + GA-Z170X-GAMING 7 + GTX 1050 Ti + Thunderbolt Guide

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insalada - it looks like we have a similar set-up. I'm trying to build a hackintosh for video editing, and I can't for the life of me try to get my system to load the Nvidia driver. I have tried every solution I can possibly find on this site and on youtube and nothing has worked. Can you please help me?

Here's what i'm working with:
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z170X Gaming 7
CPU- i7 6700
Gigabyte Geforce 1080 G1 GPU
Crucial Ballistic Sport L7 32GB
Samsung 850 PRO 500GB
I believe i'm using 17,1 and i installed serria 10.12.6 (16G29)
all the latest drivers installed.

I installed the latest version of Clover and tried all these methods of getting the drivers to load. I'm able to get to my desktop. I just can't get it to use the drivers.. Sometimes the screen goes blank, sometimes it just looks slow and down rezed, choppy.

Any help would be much appreciated,
thanks
I don’t know if it makes a difference, but I had problems when I changed the system definitions to 17,1 so I changed it back to 14,2. Maybe try that and see what happens if you haven’t done already.
 
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I don’t know if it makes a difference, but I had problems when I changed the system definitions to 17,1 so I changed it back to 14,2. Maybe try that and see what happens if you haven’t done already.
I was able to get it working last night. For me the trick was to re-run the Clover installer (for the 10th time) and select "Install RC scripts on target volume". This worked after trying all the other steps.
 
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... and I realize that you already sorted your issue, but I’m leaving my comment in case it helps someone else...

Also, neither here nor there, I’m using the 17,1 profile.


I installed the latest version of Clover and tried all these methods of getting the drivers to load. I'm able to get to my desktop. I just can't get it to use the drivers.. Sometimes the screen goes blank, sometimes it just looks slow and down rezed, choppy.

Any help would be much appreciated,
thanks
I’ve got a very similar setup and had similar problems with my initial setup... my mistake, I forgot step 13 from insalada’s guide.

13) You will see NVIDIA Driver is not chosen yet, and OS X Driver is still selected though. Then run Clover EFI Bootloader v2 you downloaded before, and before start installation select Customize. Check the option EmuVariableUefi-64 within Drivers64Uefi. Proceed.

If not that, are you sure you have your Nvidia web flag set?
 
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... and I realize that you already sorted your issue, but I’m leaving my comment in case it helps someone else...

Also, neither here nor there, I’m using the 17,1 profile.




I’ve got a very similar setup and had similar problems with my initial setup... my mistake, I forgot step 13 from insalada’s guide.

13) You will see NVIDIA Driver is not chosen yet, and OS X Driver is still selected though. Then run Clover EFI Bootloader v2 you downloaded before, and before start installation select Customize. Check the option EmuVariableUefi-64 within Drivers64Uefi. Proceed.

If not that, are you sure you have your Nvidia web flag set?
Oh nice, yeah it looks like you have the exact same card as me.. might be useful to keep in touch in the future to help each other out when we run into roadblocks or have issues.

You were exactly right about checking the option for EmuVariableUefi-64, i had forgotten that step and that's what did the trick. Up and running now and it looks great!
 
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Well, this thread convinced me to take on building my own customac with essentially this build (though I went with a 1050 ti ftw and m.2 drives), and on my third attempt I got the rig up and running... with audio following a different path... It is awesome. Haven’t bothered with iMessage yet, but stay for that, this thing is really complete. Thank you all for all the information you’ve posted. It’s been invaluable.
Were you ever able to get iMessage working? Running into not being able to sign in.
 
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I haven't tried to get it working 100% because I'm waiting on this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Broadcom-BCM94360CD-802-11ac-1750Mbps-Desktop-PCi-E-WiFi-Adapter-Hackintosh-BT/132303186559?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

That said, I logged into icloud because I use it with my phone and laptop and when I just so happened to receive a text, it showed up in messages even though I had never launched it before. That said, it's inconsistent and only works at all when I'm plugged into the ethernet (and not via wifi) but, when I get the card, I plan on doing all the things... I'll let you/everyone know how it goes.
 
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I haven't tried to get it working 100% because I'm waiting on this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Broadcom-BCM94360CD-802-11ac-1750Mbps-Desktop-PCi-E-WiFi-Adapter-Hackintosh-BT/132303186559?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

That said, I logged into icloud because I use it with my phone and laptop and when I just so happened to receive a text, it showed up in messages even though I had never launched it before. That said, it's inconsistent and only works at all when I'm plugged into the ethernet (and not via wifi) but, when I get the card, I plan on doing all the things... I'll let you/everyone know how it goes.

ramp - Were you ever able to get volume control working on you motherboard? I'm going line out to a set of speakers and when i try to adjust the volume from the keyboard, nothing. Mute doesn't work either. I've tried a few fixes but none work with our boards. You had any luck?
 
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I also went for the line-out only solution on my motherboard because I run all my audio through a full sized mixer (I'm a video editor), but I also added a $7 USB audio adaptor to the back of my build, the addition of which gave me a headphone jack with audio control (Sabrent Aluminum USB External Stereo Sound Adapter). Funny thing, I bought that without really thinking, I've got a thunderbolt based audio interface in the form of a CalDigit Thunderbolt Hub which also works... Which I totally don't need anymore, but it's nice to know it's fully supported as well... and then my Blackmagic Design UltraStudio also works for audio output over SDI/HDMI... So, yeah, in response to your question-- I haven't got all of the mobo-based audio working, but I've got an embarrassment of options at my disposal.

I also added eSata ports directly off my motherboard to an unused PCI slot, which is kinda fun... but that's neither here nor there.
 
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I also went for the line-out only solution on my motherboard because I run all my audio through a full sized mixer (I'm a video editor), but I also added a $7 USB audio adaptor to the back of my build, the addition of which gave me a headphone jack with audio control (Sabrent Aluminum USB External Stereo Sound Adapter). Funny thing, I bought that without really thinking, I've got a thunderbolt based audio interface in the form of a CalDigit Thunderbolt Hub which also works... Which I totally don't need anymore, but it's nice to know it's fully supported as well... and then my Blackmagic Design UltraStudio also works for audio output over SDI/HDMI... So, yeah, in response to your question-- I haven't got all of the mobo-based audio working, but I've got an embarrassment of options at my disposal.

I also added eSata ports directly off my motherboard to an unused PCI slot, which is kinda fun... but that's neither here nor there.
Nice man! I went ahead and ordered taht Sabrent USB external sound adapter you linked to just to see if I could get keyboard volume control using. Thanks for the recommendation. Hopefully it'll work. Right not i'm using the VoodooHDA kext to get my audio working.. might need to switch over to the AppleHDA.. who knows.

I thought about adding a eSata card, is there one you would recommend with this mobo?
Thanks
 
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