Success - Z97X-UD3H BK , i7 4790, EVGA GTX 970 FTW, Sierra-Windows 10

Jul 19, 2011
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-Bk
i7 4790
Mobile Phone
Android, iOS
Hi. I don't use onboard audio, it's disabled in bios so don't know/care if it works. I had 2 SSD's, 1 with W10 installed, and 3 HDD's for storage. Removed graphics card and all disks except one SSD. Here's the rest:

* USB with latest Unibeast

* Recommended bios settings; restore to defaults, vt-D disabled etc. Look into forums, easy to find, not much to do.

* Boot from USB and install, no flags whatsoever. (Graphics is onboard, remember)

* Boot from USB into macOS. No problems, ethernet working by default.

* Install latest clover from here . I had v2.3k r3773. Didn't use Multibeast, tried that but no boot. Clover options:
x- Install for UEFI booting only
x- Install clover in the ESP
x- OsxAptioFix2Drv-64. Rest is unchecked.

* Moved this to EFI root. Files are from this thread, thanks for the help.

* Boot from USB, again. Run Multibeast. ( You should download this before clover install or at the very begining, after clover install network will be gone, don't know why.) Install:
x- Drivers/Network/Intel/ top 3 drivers (maybe one is enough but I didn't know which one, so..)
x- Drivers/Misc/ FakeSMC v6.18-313-g671f31c.1707 (one on the top)

* Remove USB, restart.

* Download Nvidia drivers for Sierra and install. Shut down.

* Install graphics card and all drives.

Clover can't boot into windows. There's a way but I didn't want to mess with it, if you look it up in forums I'm sure you'll figure it out. Made W10 disk boot 1 in bios. Use F12 when I want to use osx. Both systems work fine. Using Avid Pro Tools Duet for sound, no problems there either. It's a fresh install, I'll update if I encounter any problems.

Thanks all community for help. Just dive into forums if you have problems, thats what I did.

Good luck!

Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H Bk, i7 4790, 16 (2x8) GB Ram, EVGA GTX970 FTW, Samsung 850 EVO + Crucial ssd's, bunch of HHD's, Logitech G105 keyboard, Logitech G300s mouse.

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