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[SUCCESS] Yosemite on GA-Z97X-UD3H / i5-4690 / GTX660

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Motherboard
GA-Z97X-UD3H
CPU
i5-4690
Graphics
GTX 660
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Hello everyone, that is my guide to successfully install OS X Yosemite for the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H. It works everything except iMessage and FaceTime, you can enable them following this guide http://www.tonymacx86.com/general-help/110471-how-fix-imessage.html

First of all, remove all the RAM sticks except one.

Follow this guide http://www.tonymacx86.com/445-unibeast-install-os-x-yosemite-any-supported-intel-based-pc.html from step 1 to step 4.

IMPORTANT: when you will boot for the 1st time and when you just installed Yosemite (before installing drivers with MultiBeast) boot with these flags: "-x GraphicsEnabler=No"

Install MultiBeast with these options:

Quick Start > DSDT Free
Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALCxxx > ALC1150 (because that's the audio card we have in our motherboard)
Drivers > Disk > 3rd Party SATA
Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC v6.11.1328
Drivers > Network > Intel > AppleIntelE1000e v3.1.0 (to enable the ethernet connection correctly)
Drivers > AppleRTC Patch for CMOS Reset
Bootloaders > Chimera v4.0.0
Customize > Boot Options > 1080p Display Mode (of course just if you have a 1080p display)
Customize > Boot Options > Basic Boot Options
Customize > Boot Options > Hibernate Mode - Desktop
Customize > Boot Options > IGPEnabler=No
Customize > Boot Options > Kext Dev Mode
Customize > Boot Options > Use KernelCache
Customize > System Definitions > Mac Pro > Mac Pro 3,1 (usually it's better choose this to avoid kernel panic)
Customize > Themes > tonymacx86 Black (you can choose the one you want)

Then, just in case you have an SSD, check this option:
Drivers > Disk > TRIM Enabler > 10.10.0 TRIM Patch

Now cross your fingers and reboot! Press F12 when the PC is restarting and boot from the drive you installed Yosemite, everything should work fine! I'll post the guide to enable HDMI audio ASAP. Hope this will help!

EDIT: just in case you have a kernel panic, boot up with -x in safe mode and install this MultiBeast driver:
Drivers > Misc > NullCPUPowerManagement
 
Joined
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Motherboard
GA-Z97X-UD3H
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i5-4690
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GTX 660
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Classic Mac
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  1. iOS
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Motherboard
GA-Z97X-UD3H
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Intel Core i7-4790K
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GeForce GTX 760
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  1. iOS
I am pretty new to building computers but I was able to install Yosemite on my desktop with no problems. I originally had problems with the video (could not play .MOV files and edit in Final Cut Pro X) and did not have any audio coming in.

I have the same motherboard as you and I tried your Multibeast settings, which solved the video issues (everything works fine now). My current problem is the audio. I was wondering if you ran into any problems with that?
 
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GA-Z87X-D3H
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i7-4770k
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GTX 660 SC
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  1. Android
ive followed this guide and I cant seem to get past the apple logo when the loading bar goes slow and only finished half way. any ideas?
 
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Hello everyone, that is my guide to successfully install OS X Yosemite for the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H. It works everything except iMessage and FaceTime, you can enable them following this guide http://www.tonymacx86.com/general-help/110471-how-fix-imessage.html

First of all, remove all the RAM sticks except one.

Follow this guide http://www.tonymacx86.com/445-unibeast-install-os-x-yosemite-any-supported-intel-based-pc.html from step 1 to step 4.

IMPORTANT: when you will boot for the 1st time and when you just installed Yosemite (before installing drivers with MultiBeast) boot with these flags: "-x GraphicsEnabler=No"

Install MultiBeast with these options:

Quick Start > DSDT Free
Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALCxxx > ALC1150 (because that's the audio card we have in our motherboard)
Drivers > Disk > 3rd Party SATA
Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC v6.11.1328
Drivers > Network > Intel > AppleIntelE1000e v3.1.0 (to enable the ethernet connection correctly)
Drivers > AppleRTC Patch for CMOS Reset
Bootloaders > Chimera v4.0.0
Customize > Boot Options > 1080p Display Mode (of course just if you have a 1080p display)
Customize > Boot Options > Basic Boot Options
Customize > Boot Options > Hibernate Mode - Desktop
Customize > Boot Options > IGPEnabler=No
Customize > Boot Options > Kext Dev Mode
Customize > Boot Options > Use KernelCache
Customize > System Definitions > Mac Pro > Mac Pro 3,1 (usually it's better choose this to avoid kernel panic)
Customize > Themes > tonymacx86 Black (you can choose the one you want)

Then, just in case you have an SSD, check this option:
Drivers > Disk > TRIM Enabler > 10.10.0 TRIM Patch

Now cross your fingers and reboot! Press F12 when the PC is restarting and boot from the drive you installed Yosemite, everything should work fine! I'll post the guide to enable HDMI audio ASAP. Hope this will help!

EDIT: just in case you have a kernel panic, boot up with -x in safe mode and install this MultiBeast driver:
Drivers > Misc > NullCPUPowerManagement

hello !!!

am just looking to buy a motherboard compatible with yosemite!

are you 100% happy with GA-Z97X-UD3H ? everything is working fine ? no freezes no crashes and is stable?
what
does not working ?
 
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