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Z170 + 980Ti not detected/working

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Asus Maximus VIII Hero
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Gigabyte 980Ti G1
Hi, this is my first build.
HW:
Asus Maximus VIII Hero
i7 6700K
Gigabyte 980Ti G1
16GB RAM
BCM9360CD with pci adapter for Wifi/BT4.0
RAID SSD for Windows
HDD for OS X

Followed this guide http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-desktop-guides/178197-guide-el-capitan-skylake-h170n-wifi.html up to the parts that were similar to my hardware. But the system only boots with nv_disable=1. I can't make OS X to use the 980Ti.
Already tried several fixes without success. System only detects NVIDIA 5MB.

Also:
WIFI and Sound works.
BT doesn't work.

I already spent hours with this. All the help is appreciated.
 

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Thank you slim.jim

Yes, I installed nvidia web drivers.

In the guide I've followed, there is a step that does the same as in your problem #4 solution (I assume it was based on your guide):

"If using an Nvidia card:

  • Edit the file/System/Library/Extensions/AppleGraphicsControl.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext/Contents/Info.plist and search it for Mac-65CE76090165799A. On the line after that, change Config2 to none and save the file.
  • Rebuild the kernel cache using the following two commands in terminal:Code:
    sudo kextcache -system-prelinked-kernel
    sudo kextcache -system-caches
  • If using an Nvidia card that's not supported out of the box, install the Nvidia Web drivers
  • Edit the file EFI/CLOVER/config.plist on the system drive EFI partition. Find the text nv_disable=1 and delete it (so the remaining boot arguments should be only dart=0). If you don't want to edit this file by hand, you can use Clover Configurator to open the file and uncheck the box for nv_disable=1 on the Boot screen and then save it."
Mac-65CE76090165799A for iMac17,1 is the board-id declared in my config.plist SMBIOS.
I've tried several fixes and boot flags combinations (kext-dev-mode=1 and nvda.drv=1). Always a black screen. After all the messing around I did a fresh install and only applied your problem 4 solution again without success.
 

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Just to be sure, the boot flag is not nvda.drv=1, it is nvda_drv=1
 
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Yes, I'm using nvda_drv=1. Sorry about that.

I've changed the system profile to 14,2 and 6,1 also no go.

I'm using HDMI connection, can this be a problem?
I have a triple monitor 1080p setup, one connected by HDMI, plus two connected with adapters DisplayPort -> HDMI.
For El Capitan I'm
only connecting one monitor to the HDMI port.

Thank you.
 

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Yes, I'm using nvda_drv=1. Sorry about that.

I've changed the system profile to 14,2 and 6,1 also no go.

I'm using HDMI connection, can this be a problem?
I have a triple monitor 1080p setup, one connected by HDMI, plus two connected with adapters DisplayPort -> HDMI.
For El Capitan I'm
only connecting one monitor to the HDMI port.

Thank you.

You arent injecting Nvidia in your config are you?
 
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Hi resmas,

My new right has the same mobo, 16GB 4x4GB and EVGA 980 Ti hybrid -- which I think is almost same as yours except the RAID Setup and BT/WiFi card. I only have SDD for Mac/Windows which I will setup for dual booting.

Will try this maybe tonight if I have time. I did tried to install hackintosh but failed. I'll use the same tutorial and get back to you if I will experience the same problem.

Thank you.
 
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Yup. Got the same problem.

BTW, how did you fix the sound? I installed Multibeast ALC1150 but the sound icon is still missing. Tried to install Mirone's AppleHDA but still not working.

hope you can share. Thank you. :)
 
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I have the same problem on an Asus Maximum VIII Impact. I get OSX installed, I get everything working except for the graphics card.

I've been using the iMac 17,1 profile that ammulder suggested in the Skylake Starter Guide. I remove the nv_disable=1 flag, I add kext-dev-mode=1 and ndva_drv=1, I also modify AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext and it still won't work. Yes, I'm using the web drivers.

I've now done a clean install twice with the same results. I tried installing and reinstalling multiple times to the point where I corrupted the system cache. It's driving me nuts.

Any ideas?
 
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