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[SUCCESS] Sierra 10.12.4, Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark S, i7 4790K, GTX 980, Dell U2515H

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Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK S
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RX 570
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MacBook Pro
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Thanks a lot to tonymacX86 for the awesome Sierra installation steps. Special thanks to @slim.jim who helped me to fix the Dell monitor issue without which I would have abandoned the build.

I'm posting this thread as I did not find any step by step installation guide for the Asus Sabertooth X97 Mark S mother board and GTX 980 combination.

Installation steps:
STEP 1 - 4 Same as explained in the official Sierra installation guide.
STEP 5: Post Installation with MultiBeast

Following are the drivers you need to make the Mother board fully functional with Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4. There are two ethernet ports in the motherboard (Intel and Realtek) but I only installed the drivers for the Intel.

Screen Shot 2017-03-25 at 5.56.26 PM.png


STEP 6: Install Nvidia Graphics drivers
Nvidia graphics drivers are tightly coupled with the Mac OS release, so you have to download the graphics driver which is released for your OS version. For Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4 check here. If you have a different version of Mac OS then check here.

Install the graphics driver and DON'T REBOOT when prompted to do so. We will fix few things before rebooting.

Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 11.35.37 PM.png


NOTE: We still need to install two more kexts make the graphics fully functional. I'll show that at the bottom.

STEP 7: Fix Clover Boot Parameters

  1. You need Clover Configurator to change Clover boot parameters. If you are using the tools from the Flash drive, then copy it to desktop and eject the flash drive (So that we will not be confused between flash drive and local SSD/HDD EFI partitions).
  2. Mount the EFI partition, then click the Home button at the bottom left and select the config.plist.
  3. Make the following changes and close the Clover Configuration (no need to save, Clover Configurator writes the changes on the fly).
3.1 Add DarkWake8 to boot parameters (This fixes the no audio after sleep issue, we have to install the supporting kext, which I'll show at the bottom).
darkWake8.png


3.2 Unselect any intel graphics inject if present
Graphics.png


3.3 Select NvidiaWeb to load Nvidia drivers at the boot. This is a new step required in Sierra to load Nvidia graphics drivers.
SystemParams.png


Now you can close the Clover Configurator.

Step 8: Install Kernel Extensions
Use KextBeast to install following kernel extensions. Download the kext files to your desktop and run through the KextBeast to install.
  1. Monitor goes to sleep at the end of the boot.
@slim.jim explain here multiple ways to fix the issue. After digging a lot, I found easiest way to fix the issue is by just installing the Lilu.ext and NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext

2. Install the CodecCommander.kext to fix no audio after sleep. There are different versions of CodecCommander for different audio engines. Attached CodeCommander.kext does fix the issue for ALC1150 and check here for more discussion about the issue.

Step 9: Dell U2515H Fix
For some reason my Dell monitor is not compatible with the Hackintosh on DP2.0 connection. If you are using display port to connect to this monitor, then disable DP2.0 from Monitor settings. Without this change my monitor used to sleep at the end of the boot even though I had above fixes.

Now you can reboot the system and hopefully, you will have a fully functional Hackintosh.

Here is mine
FinalSystem.png


AFAIK everything is working in this system. Even my USB Bluetooth dongle is supported by Sierra.

UPDATE 30 Dec 2017
Added a new Samsung 960 EVO NVMe ssd to my system and did a fresh install of High Sierra. To my disbelieve everything worked perfectly fine. I'm taking the risk by formatting the SSD with APFS.
Screen Shot 2017-12-31 at 11.09.07 AM.png
Instructions for High Sierra 10.13.2

1. Install High Sierra from USB drive.

Things to do after installation is complete
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1. Install drivers as shown following Multibeast screenshot.
MultiBeast.png
2. After the MultiBeast, install graphics drivers by running WebDriver-378.10.10.10.25.103.pkg (This is for High Sierra 10.13.02).
https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/378/WebDriver-378.10.10.10.25.103.pkg

3. Instructions to fix ALC1150 audio

Automated Process:
a. Mount the EFI partition using Clover Configurator
b. Run the script audio_cloverALC-130_v0.3.command
More info: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/high-sierra-desktop-realtek-applehda-audio.226433/

Manual Process
a. Mount the /MacOS/EFI partition
a.1 Open Clover Configurator
a.2 Tools -> Mount EFI
b. Open the file /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist in Clover Configurator
c. ACPI -> List of Patches -> change HDAS to HDEF (e.g. AudioFix-1.png)
AudioFix-1.png
d. Devices -> Audio -> Select ResetHDA and Inject 1 (e.g. AudioFix-2.png)
AudioFix-2.png

4. Fix Rt Variables
a. Set CsrActiveConfig to 0x67

5. Fix SMBIOS
a. Generate a new UUID by running "uuidgen".
b. Make sure serial number is present, if not generate a new one.

Save all settings File -> Save

6. Reboot

 

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Using this as a guide, I was able to get Sierra running on my first Hackintosh build.
Only thing I did not use was the CodecCommander.

Hardware:
MSI Z97 Gaming 5
i7 4790K
NVIDIA GTX 960
NVIDIA GTS 450 (Not working properly, working on it)
24GB 1600 DDR3
 
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Motherboard
Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK S
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i7-4790K
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RX 570
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MacBook Pro
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iOS
Using this as a guide, I was able to get Sierra running on my first Hackintosh build.
Only thing I did not use was the CodecCommander.

Hardware:
MSI Z97 Gaming 5
i7 4790K
NVIDIA GTX 960
NVIDIA GTS 450 (Not working properly, working on it)
24GB 1600 DDR3
Glad that my tutorial helped. :clap:
 
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iMac
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iOS
Hi, I have this build but I didn't do the post install you did on the Nvidia Web Drivers.

It's working fine, it seems to, however the Clover boot is not seen in the correct resolution.. This post

Any recommendation? Do you think that doing what you did after some time will work?

Thx!
 
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Asus Gryphon z97
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Android,
Hi,

does hdmi audio works?
 
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asus sabertooth z97 mark s
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intel i5 4700
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intel hd 4600 + Amd R720
i have some setup like you, but i can't boot into installer.
i'm always in karnel panic and become reboot.

can you share bios setup & boot setup on high sierra ?
thankyou
 
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