Saturday, December 14, 2013

3930k GA-x79-UP5 Hackintosh 10.9 Mavericks

There was some trouble for me to get this up and running, so I am posting some clarifications on how to do it.

1. The ram that you choose doesn't matter, at least in my experience, I tried 4 different brands at different speeds and they all worked.
The motherboard does matter, I tried with an ASRock x79 Extreme4 and couldn't enter the installer.

2. I used 
tonymacx86's guide:

And Dingleberry's guide:

4. For GPU I got a ASUS nvidia 240 gt off of ebay for 60$.
    For mobo I used GA-x79-UP5 off of ebay for 220$.
    For CPU 3930k
    Everything else choice doesn't matter(case,psu,hd etc)

5. When starting up, and you get to the screen where you can choose to boot from your usb stick, you need to type in 

-v GraphicsEnabler=No npci=0x3000 cpus=1

Then hit enter.
This isn't listed in the guide and is necessary to progress.

6. In verbose mode when you get to the part where it says cannot load bootcache just wait, it takes a little bit to progress to the next part.

7. After you go through the general guide you need to disable EIST in the bios, and then apply the VoodooTSCSync.kext using KextBeast, both are in Dingleberry's post. Disabling EIST will run your cpu at what you set it in the bios instead of 1.3Ghz, and VoodooTSCSync.kext is supposed to enable all six cores on the 3930k so you do not have to boot with cpus=1.

8. Setup I used:

9. Right now I am still booting with -v GraphicsEnabler=No npci=0x3000,
but you can edit the org.chameleon.Boot.plist, and put '-v GraphicsEnabler=No npci=0x3000' for the string under the 'Kernel Flags' key. Then you don't need to type anything when the comp boots up.

10. To get sound working use this link

Good luck!

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