From what I've seen, Gigabyte has some major problems with over-clocking on their 2011-v3 boards and BIOS updates. This is concerning for me because Gigabyte has been my tried and tested Hack board provider for years.

Right now, I'm sitting pretty on an i7-4790k on a Z97-HD3. However, there's a great deal on an open-box 5930k near me for $399 and I'm considering making the jump so I can have full x16 PCI-E x2 along with a few extra lanes for a better WiFi card/Sound Card for when I grab a Titan X later this year.

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However, I haven't seen a lot of success builds with non-Gigabyte X99's and I absolutely need to have the ability to over-clock. I purchase K series processors specifically for the OC capability and if Gigabyte has stability issues on their X99 boards when an OC is applied, they're eliminated from my candidates just on that fact alone.

I realize I should just enjoy the power I have, because the 4790k isn't exactly wanting, but later this year I intend on building my own Unity applications (I'm a developer) and doing some hobby/educational machine learning/data science studying to prepare for PhD applications and I'd like to have the power anyway.

  • If you've had 100% success with a non-Gigabyte board, can you give me some details on it?
  • Which board did you get? Did you get this board specifically knowing it would work well as a Hack?
  • Did you have to inject anything?
  • Is there any features missing like sound/ethernet/power options?
  • Have you over-clocked?
  • Have you applied 10.11.x update patches without any issues?
  • Have you had any hiccups that required you to spend some time with it?

The only issue I have with my Z97 that seems to be recurrent is that my time ALWAYS gets fucked up after I switch between WinDoesn't and OS X. For some reason my OS X clock is like 8 hours in the future and I haven't had any luck remedying it.
And no, it's not the BIOS battery. I've replaced that already and I haven't been losing my BIOS settings either.submitted by /u/sonnytron

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Hi, title sums it up. I have a Lenovo X201 with an i5 520M Arrandale Processor and Intel HD graphics. I have successfully installed macOS and am working on patching in the needed kexts. Unfortunately throughout this process I have been plagued with failed boots.

I tweaked the boot flags with GraphicsEnabler=yes sometimes, but what booted the installer successfully was no flags, even though the 5 other times I tried it with no flags it didn't work. Next time I think GraphicsEnabler worked.

This sporadic success in reaching the desktop has plagued me even now with a working install. Most times the boot stops with the loading bar at the left hand side of the Apple logo, which corresponds to "DSMOS has arrived", or sometimes a "Sound Assertion..." . I'm guessing a missing kext is causing a kernel panic, but I just wanted to know if anyone else has been having this issue. As I speak, it has just boot successfully with only default clover boot parameters, most of the time it fails with this.

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Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Asus PB258Q 25.0" 60Hz Monitor

I just got this monitor and this is a new build. I am using the HDMI connector.

Screen is flickering for a split second with artifacts from other parts of the screen. Sometimes if I am dragging a window's corner it will happen for the duration while I make the window bigger. I tried DVD-I and it was completely garbled, not flickering like this, just permanently messed up though I could see the menus.

I installed the pixel clock patch to get 1440 resolution working. It wasn't flickering as much before the patch, actually it would flicker for longer at a time, but would settle down. But the resolution looked bad at 1080p before patch.

I had this hooked up to a Samsung HDTV over the weekend, and it was periodically flickering solid black. But that would settle down after a while and stop, or happen very occasionally. This is happening more often and for longer, though I've only had this set up for a few hours and have restarted several times.

Any suggestions? I will buy a graphics card eventually but they seem to be at the high end of the price range right now.

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Hey everyone, My hackintosh has been running for several weeks now very well. However, after shutting down, I am getting a kernel panic (I think). It goes into a boot loop and cuts out halfway through booting. It is using smbios of a MacPro6,1 (2013 model) I found this thread: http://ift.tt/2bYZrVg

But I can't even boot to type those commands. Any way I can do this on my other computer after plugging it in using usb? I've rebooted and everything plenty of times, but not sure what changed. I need to run a program on my mac and the faster the better! Oh and my specs: i7 6700k ASUS Z170-A SSD P400S

Thanks ahead!

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Hey guys, Ive been having audio issues, and am not sure how to fix it. The audio will work fine for a while but then it will cut out and just continually cut out, or just stop working all together. I found that going into the audio midi setup and changing either the bit integer or the format would be a temporary fix, but now the only solution is to restart my computer. Any ideas? Think reinstalling audio drivers will do the trick?

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I have been using this tutorial to install Yosmite on my HP laptop.


I have used TransMac to Format disk to Mac and Restore with disk image "Yosemite-Zone.dmg" (tried it several times).

Every time I put the USB into the laptop and boot from it it simply shows me two black lines on the top left of the screen (bottom line flashes) Like this: http://ift.tt/2bzIWuA

Not quite sure what to do.

If it helps I am not using a USB stick but a USB external drive, that's the only thing I can figure out that could be wrong :S

Any help would be incredibly useful! It's my first time trying hackintosh.

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As soon as I launch MacOS and the apple appears, all USB stop working. Appears to be a Clover issue (Worked fine until I changed stuff in the EFI partition). But all changes I make in clover settings don't stick. As soon as I reboot, it's back how it used to be. I tick a box, reboot, it's not ticked anymore... Any idea?

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Hello, got a 2y old PC, and want to try to install MAC OS x. As I read it's possible on this machine, need some clarifications. CPU: I3-4130 MotherBoard: GigaByte H81M-HD3 GPU: !! HD4400 !! Should I get something better ? If so can you give me best budget option ? Power Supply: PSU seasonic S12II- 430w. Is this enough ? SSD: samsung 850 evo 128gb.

So my main 3 questions would be ? 1. Should I get some better GPU ? 2. Which version of Mac OS x should I install ? 3. If you had similar setup, what problems did you face ?

THANKS !

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I have been looking to buy a cheap laptop to install hackingtosh on and use it on the go. I'm not looking forward to spending much money, definitely not more than 500$; the cheaper the better (my money goes to my desktop).

I have read the FAQs and different posts but I am still not totally sure if this laptop would be good enough;

Specs are as follows: i3-4005U, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics 4400 complemented by a NVIDIA 920M (that wouldn't work right?). Unfortunately I know nothing of the motherboard...

Thank you for your help, and sorry if this kind of question is a pain!

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Hello /r/Hackintosh

As the title says, I am looking to build a powerful small form factor Hackintosh which will dual boot OSX El Capitan and Windows 10. I will mainly use the machine for design (but not video editing) and gaming (under Windows). Wi-Fi is important for me but I don't need Continuity etc. Just access to the internet.

Here is my PC Part Picker List: http://ift.tt/2bzmW2V

The only WiFi card that works is M.2 DW1560/BCM94352Z but it is difficult to get hold of (at least in the UK).

Will some WiFi USB dongle work? I've read that somewhere that Edimax EW-7811Un will work but I am not sure.

Can you please advise. Thank you

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Hello, I'm dual booting Windows 10 and OS X El Capitan on separate drives, but I'm having some trouble getting the OS X side to work. The computer I'm trying to run it on is a Lenovo S20 Workstation with the following specs

Xeon X5650 GTX 960 The Lenovo motherboard that comes in the workstation (I can't for the life of me find any specs/model on the mobo) 8 GB RAM

My problem is I'm stuck with a full progress bar on the loading screen with the apple logo on it. I disabled Vt-d in the system bios and I couldn't find any other settings you are supposed to change so I just assumed my computer didn't support those features.

Now the system doesn't have any sort of integrated graphics, so I have to use my 960 for the display and I've read keeping dedicated video cards in during setup can lead to problems. I believe there are workarounds, but I don't know what they are or how to do them.

Any help is appreciated, thank you!

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Hi, I want to install hackintosh on my pc.

Here is my Pc specification.I am not sure whether this spec is available for hackintosh or not, but I get a prohibited sign after loading apple logo. Can anyone please help me on this?

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Mobo: Gigabyte GA-z170x Gaming 5

CPU: Intel i7-6700

Graphic card: MSI Gtx 970 Dragon

RAM: Kingston Hyper X Fury 16GB

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

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Hi, I'll receive my assembled PC ready for hackintoch in a few hours and I was wondering:

  • Is my monitor going to work just by plugin it in?
  • Is it better to plug it to the GPU or motherboard? (EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti SC Gaming - 6 Go / GA-Z170X-UD5-TH)
  • Is display port the best option or does it requires a drivers install?

I'm just a bit scared that the monitor wouldn't turn on at all... :) Thanks.

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