I am attempting to install El Capitan on a separate hdd on my desktop. I set up a UEFI usb using UniBeast and can boot into the clover menu. When I tell it to boot into Mac os I get a com.apple.driver.appleintelcpupowermanagement kernal panic and restart, no Apple logo or anything, just the black screen with text. Here is what it looks like just before crashing. I have tried this with the arg "cpus=1" and it still crashes with the same panic. Any advice? CPU: i5-3470 Mobo: MSI ZH77A-G43 GPU: EVGA GTX 960

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As the title says, after I did the combo update to 10.11.5 my hackintosh freezes at on boot at the Apple Logo. I have scoured the internet for help on this and have yet to find anything that does. I've pulled out my nvidia graphics card and are using the built in mother board graphics card. I'm at my wits end and I don't know what else to do anymore. So I'm begging for some help from some fellow redditors.

these are the stats for the machine, the only difference is the video card, which is firstly not in the machine at the moment and secondly is a Geforce GTX 960 with 4gb of ram.


This is the screen shot of trying to boot into verbose mode:


Please guys, if you have any ideas throw them at me. I appreciate any help from the bottom of my heart.

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Hi. My friend wants me to build a computer for him that's capable of running El Capitan and Pro Tools HD.

I have no doubts about the hardware and OS X, it's a Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI, Core i7 6700K, 8GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4, 240GB Kingston SSD and a 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD.

The thing is, afaik, Pro Tools HD relies on a PCIe card. And I know Hackintoshes can diss on PCIe cards that are not GPUs, like a sound card, etc. As you probably already figured, he works with audio and recording, so he's building this rig for his personal studio. Do any of you have experience with Pro Tools HD and Hackintosh? Is it tricky, or require a couple of extra additional components? He plans on using iGPU and, from what I've searched, Pro Tools HD works better with better graphic performance, too.

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hey guys n gals,

I recently had a failed hard drive out of my ole' x79 workstation. after reinstalling os x on the new hard drive, while following rampagedev's x79 guide, all items seem to be in working order.

However, i have intentionally stopped at the usb 3.0 part. In the past, I had the most success with a clover kextstopatches patch. however, with this patch, some smaller drives that are bus powered did not seem to mount. wall powered devices did seem to mount ok.

my question is, what is the best method to use? In my case, I have a Fresco Logic (FL1009) and a VIA controller (VIA801). My rig: GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI 3930k overclocked to 3.9ghz (damn you, hot california!) 32gb ram 2 x gtx 560s 1000w psu

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Recently upgraded my OS to El Capitan 10.11.6 and everything is working except Bluetooth. I'm using the IOGEAR - GBU521 Bluetooth dongle. Stopped working on Mavericks a while back, and I never got around to troubleshooting. The bluetooth icon on my task bar says "Bluetooth not available"

The USB port the GBU521 is plugged into is functioning, and I've installed the BrcmPatchRAM2.kext.

My system is:


Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH ATX LGA1155

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866

Boot Drive: Sandisk Extreme 480GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Video Card: 2x EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB

Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express

Any thoughts?

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Hey Reddit, long story short I've been getting issues trying to hackintosh my hardware, I tried on Yosemite, i managed to get it to boot however only in safe mode, and with 3mb of vram, the 280x is supposed to be compatible OOB, however i cant get osx to register my card. after a bit of digging i saw that people are saying that the XFX version of the 280x needs a bios flash in order to work with osx. Do i really need a bios flash? and if so how risky is it to do this?

Now i would like to try to hackintosh again, however this time preferably on macos sierra, is this possible with my hardware? or on any version of osx yosemite or greater.

Any help, resources, forums, kexts would be great, has anyone successfully done this? all the best and thank you Thomas :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $187.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard -
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $80.98 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $328.00 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $596.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-27 12:02 EDT-0400
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Rig: 4790K

      GTX 660

      Gigabyte GA-Z97M


I'm changing my system from 3,1 to 14,2 so that its more inline with my specs. After testing 14,2 on a spare drive it looks like everything is in check and functional. Now that i got a clean install to test out. I would like to make sure my CPU is running 100% such as the Power Management, Speed Steps etc.

What i don’t completely understand is the CPU’s P states. I did a test on 3,1 & 14,2 and got 6 active P states [ 8 40 41 42 43 44 ] Info , Result. I’m not sure what i’m supposed to look for and what is the ideal result one should get running the test. would anyone like to help me out ?


I did a quick test on 3,1 via intel power app and i’m getting a consistent idle of 0.8GHz pic. When active pic. I also did a test running a CPU intensive project via Ableton, which averages 4.0GHz pic.

Checking 14,2 I seem to get similar results Idle, Active


From what I understand, everything seems to be working as it should. I would just like to make sure that there isn't anything out of place that could be preventing the most of the CPU.


Thanks :)

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Hi, I am using a Lenovo laptop. It has a touch screen which works great. The issue I have is the mousepad is being erratic. It is an Elan make. I have tried to install the Elan driver it just disable the keyboard and touchscreen.

I have used many boot flags which don't help.

Any guidance would be amazing!


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My trusty old Radeon 6870 fried yesterday and I'm prowling through the forums looking for a replacement. The ATI/AMD compatibility guide lists all of the above as more-or-less working under 10.11. Aside from the well-known stuff like black screen in 10.11 and setting the iGPU as the primary, anyone else run into some major bugs/dealbreakers that made them switch over to nvidia cards?

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I have an ASUS P8H67-M mobo. It's an EFI motherboard.

I have an SSD with my main OSX install.

I have another GPT formatted drive with 2 partitions. On one partition it has Windows10. On the other partition it has a clone of my main OSX already updated to El Capitan. Also I ran Multibeast on this other partition and installed Clover - (I tried both first in UEFI mode, and then in Legacy mode).

My problem is that if I want to test this new drive when I get into the Boot menu from my board I only see the drive itself. I don't see any UEFI partition - as for example I see on the Unibeast usb.

If I try to boot from the drive, it's windows 10 who boots.

Is there a way that I can force this other drive to boot from the UEFI partition?

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Hello guys, I have just installed Mac OS X 10.9 on my Dell Inspiron 1545 (Intel Pentium T4300, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 (ID: 0x95521002), Broadcom BCM4312, IDT HD Audio 92HD71B). The laptop works smoothly, but some drivers are just missing. I really, really need the kext for the graphics (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330), WiFi adapter (Broadcom BCM4312) and the audio (IDT HD Audio 92HD71B). Can you find these kexts? I will be very glad if I've got all of the devices in my laptop to up and working. If older (or newer) version of Mac OS is needed, please tell me and I will switch to that version. Thanks!

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[Success!] My first build and my first hackintosh. Z170-A, i7 6700K, GTX 970

I finally did it. I built my first computer and I couldn't be happier with how it's turned out. This PC will certainly be put to good use as I step closer towards my goal of becoming a computational astrophysicist. I currently do research analyzing magnetic fields in computer simulations of star formation, needless to say my laptop is not powerful enough to get the job done. So I decided that it was time for an upgrade.

Since I got my first computer I've always been a Mac user and wasn't thrilled with the idea of switching to Windows. I thought about just running Linux with this build but then I found out about the hackintosh community. After doing a lot of research on what parts are hackintosh compatible and how to do the hack, I finally bought the parts and built my new computer.

Here is the parts list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $344.95 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Enermax ETS-T40F-W 105.9 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.39 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $91.83 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung SM951 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $187.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $159.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $269.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case $115.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $106.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $83.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan $7.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan $7.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Thermaltake CL-F028-PL14WT-A 67.0 CFM 140mm Fan $9.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Thermaltake CL-F028-PL14WT-A 67.0 CFM 140mm Fan $9.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer R240HY bidx 23.8" 60Hz Monitor $144.29 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer R240HY bidx 23.8" 60Hz Monitor $144.29 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1969.70
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1929.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-27 02:37 EDT-0400

I don't only plan to do physics and day-to-day tasks on this computer. I also want to be able to play games and have them look real nice. That's why I got the GTX 970. Since Windows is generally better for gaming than Mac I am dual booting Windows 10 and OS X El Capitan. Everything seems to be working with OS X (booting, audio, Nvidia drivers). I haven't been able to test the ethernet because my wired ethernet is down in my house right now and I didn't get a wireless card. Hacking my new computer to make it Mac compatible was a really fun process and it wasn’t even that hard, although it would have been impossible without the wonderful support from the hackintosh community. I am especially grateful to /u/corpnewt for writing me a detailed guide on how to install OS X El Capitan on my new PC.

Here are some pics. http://ift.tt/2adOCx1

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So I have used my current build for a hackintosh in the past (with Mavericks) and it worked, albeit with a few annoyances, so I went back to just using Windows for a while. I am trying to do a fresh install of EC now, but am being presented with some problems. I know EC will run, as I tried out a modified installer from a particular release group, but decided to then go the legitimate clean route. After creating a bootable USB drive with unibeast, I am unable to boot the actual installer. I can get clover up, and I've tried a few different flags with the installer, to no avail. My build has:

Mobo: AsRock z77 Extreme 4
CPU: Intel i5 3570k
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 7850
(In the past with mavericks I had to boot with display on integrated, then switch to the dedicated card... it was too much hassle.)


All I can get is a crash right at the beginning of booting the installer.

I've tried with and without injecting ATI in Unibeast.

Can anyone assist me?

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Hi, I can't seem to get to the installer. I've troubleshooted the "Still waiting for root device" error before, but I can't seem to fix it this time.

I've got one hard drive plugged in. I had Windows installed. I've tried: Swapping USB ports for the USB install drive, different boot flags like USBBusFix=Yes/no (tried both), USBLegacyOff=Yes/No (tried both), safe mode, and others.

I'm doing this with the Unibeast method, 10.11. My specs are below, although the parts that are listed as $0 were listed that way because I already had them; I also didn't wind up getting an SSD since I already have a hard drive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $159.75 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $38.85 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $528.46
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $508.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-26 20:13 EDT-0400
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