Archive for December 2017

Hackintosh will only boot with CSM enabled.

EDIT: Should have said disabled in the title.....

I am Dual booting High Sierra and Windows 7 from two separate SSD's.

Windows 7 will only boot with CSM ENABLED and my MAC OS install will only boot with CSM DISABLED.

This means I have to go into the BIOS and toggle CSM whenever I want to switch my operating system.

This all started when I got a Radeon RX 560. With my old Geforce 8800gt I could boot MAC OS with CSM enabled no problem. I'm confused.....

Why does the 560 require CSM to be turned off?

Would some sort of SSDT edit solve this?

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Clover resets boot flags every launch

Hey guys,

My Clover used to be fine until it recently started resetting the boot flags upon shutdown. I need "dart=0" in there because otherwise it doesn't boot. Now I'm forced to add the boot flag everytime the machine restarts, which is fine, but was wondering what's causing this issue.

Thanks guys. Happy New Year!

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Install macOS:The Continue Button Doesn't Work

I Really Need Help right Now,Here's A Short Summary: macOS Installer Boot,I Erase The Disk,But Then The Continue Button For Install macOS Didn't Work,3 Option Works,I'm On The Safari Option Right Now,Really Need Help To Escape This Hell Hole. The macOS Installer Is Sierra,And I Need Someone To Help Quick,Thanks.

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Selecting the right Coffee Lake/Z370 parts now in hopes that they will be compatible for a future hackintosh?

I'm looking at my options for building a mini-itx hackintosh right now. I'm trying to decide which route I should go on a motherboard/CPU combo (integrated graphics are sufficient for my use case). This would be my first pc build and hackintosh for reference if that matters. The way I see it these are my two options:

  1. Buy a Kaby Lake CPU and 200 series motherboard. (Lower performance than Coffee Lake but reliably hackable and has plenty of beginner resources available for guidance.)

  2. Buy a Coffee Lake CPU and Z370 motherboard. (Better performance but I don't know of any confirmed hackintosh compatible mini-itx boards yet) (I also don't know how long it will be before beginner friendly guides are available for this new platform either)

I'm wondering if I should just stick with Kaby Lake for a reliable hackintosh that I can use right away or go ahead and buy an 8th gen CPU and a gigabyte mini-itx board with the hope that it ends up being hackintosh compatible once all the experts have Z370 nailed down.

Any advice/suggestions?

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Too Many Corpses

Hail all. I'll try not to WoT you, but this is a complex problem:

I have an actual MBP, but the supposed "geniuses" at the thing are all idiots. They say the only solution for this problem is a complete wipe-reinstall, but I'm convinced we've moved beyond 2002, when the only solution for any and all issues was wipe and rebuild. Maybe there are some actual hackers here....

I installed [or rather, was forced to install]the OSX High Sierra update. After that, my mac was able to restart twice more before verbose would hang with "Process[xxx] crashed: opendirectoryd. Too many corpses being created." This message repeats ad infinitum in safe mode or regular alike. I am able to access Single User Mode, wherein I entered the following: fsck -fy mount -uw / rm -rf /etc/launchd.conf rm -rf /System/Library/Caches kextcache -i / reboot

Obviously, since SUM lacks the required privileges, in order to successfully execute the rm commands, I had to be in Recovery, which also works.

the only change was that now libBootCache cannot load anything from these locations, since they were removed.

Additionally, there are two warnings: "couldn't block sleep during cache update" and, "proceeding w/o DiskArb" It then completes early boot, waits for DSMOS, and then "pci pause: SDXC" At times, these two randomly exchange places, though.

This is a dual-boot system with Win7 Ultimate. I can access win7 just fine. I have attempted twice to reinstall OSX through recovery straight from Apple, which completes but: no dice, exact same error on reboot.

I have lots of time and brains. Anyone wanna give this one a shot?

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Just created a Unibeast (High Sierra) drive, but I don't see a macOS boot option. What should I do?

I haven't been in the Hackintosh scene in a while. I managed to download High Sierra and create a bootable Unibeast USB, but in the list of Clover options, I don't see a macOS boot option. What should I do?

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Planning on building my first hack. Thoughts?

Hi! I’ve been lurking here for awhile, but this is my first post. I’m going to build my first Hackintosh in the next weeks, and I want to be sure it’d be mostly compatible.

I’m getting this:

I’m having these questions: 1. Which is thr cheaper and easier way to get Wifi and BT working? Most of those chips that are inside Dell or Macbooks can’t be found in my country (Argentina), so if there is any solution from TP-Link, it’d be ideal. 2. Would it be better to get a Raedon RX 580 compatible/perfomance wise? The prices for a GTX 1060 and the 580 are around the same. 3. I’d install Windows in one SSD and MacOS in other. Would be any extra trouble with this? 4. I want to do it as vanilla as possible, so then I can undestand what’s going on for troubleshooting and stuff, but I’d like to have a curate list of important kexts. 5. Do I need to change something in order to the CPU to work properly or will it work out of the box?

And I was thinking in changing the i5 for the i7 8700k, I’d be a bit over my budget but I could do the effort if it’d be much more futureproof and will offer a significant boost performance wise.

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Noob who doesn't know what he's doing needs help

So I really dont know a lot about Hackintoshes but I really like GarageBand as a daw and I need to use Windows for other responsibilities. I have a MacBook Air 2015 I am selling to someone for $800 and I was wondering if someone here would be able to make a parts list for a desktop computer that would be good to run both OS. The price range is $800 and don't worry about the money for the OS.

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Help on choosing a graphics card

I have an computer that I’d like to install Mac OS on the problem is my iGPU isn’t supported so I need to buy a new graphics card. Here is the specs of my PC can you help me choose a graphics card that is cheap and that I don’t need to upgrade anything else in order to use and doesn’t need me to install drivers ( works out of the box ) tysm for your time. 😁😅

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Thermals/Fan Speeds?

Hi! I was running a game while screen-recording the other day, just as a test. The performance was terrible. I later realized that my fans weren't revving up, and temperature sensing programs had false thermals for both my CPU and GPU. Is there any way that I can get my system to detect the correct temperatures so that it can keep them cool?

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Can't get any port to open with my GA-Z68XP-UD3 ethernet.

My macbook died, so I brought my work pc (hackintosh) home from the office. Both of these are on El Capitan, used NordVPN, and were on routers set up by me.

What I don't understand is, why the "port is closed" on the hackintosh at home. Transmission worked fine on my macbook on the same network, Yet the hackintosh can't connect to anything.

I'm curious if it has to do with the wrong device id? maybe need to edit the DTST line? I was having trouble getting my ethernet recognized at first, so I think it's possible I don't have the exact id.

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Build Question

Thank you in advance!
My current equipment: -CPU:Ryzen 5 1500x -Mobo: ASRock AB350 Pro 4 -Case: G5

As I start to plan my build, I am currently looking at a good yet affordable video card. I do not game and just plan on using it for everyday use and light photoshopping. Any recommendations on good/ affordable video cards that would suit my needs.

Thank you!

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Need a Little Bit of Help

Hey Everyone,

Before I start here is my PC

i5 4590

GTX 970


ASROCK Z97 Anniversary

8GB Ram

Ok so for the past year and a half I have (had) been running a Duel-Boot system of Windows 10 and El Capitan on the same drive no issues whatsoever. Yesterday night though by mistake I fucking quick-formatted the Mac Partition from Windows :/ .

Luckily, my Clover bootloader is there but now I need to reinstall OSX/MacOs and since I am going to be starting fresh I was woundering if I should go ahead and install High Sierra or regular Sierra. Also, would my bootloader cause any issues or would it work fine?


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Successful first build; USB 3 questions

Successful first build; USB 3 questionssubmitted by /u/DrewsifStalin
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Can I run OS X High Sierra?

Hello guys it is the first time that i'm attempting this so I would like your thoughts and wisdom. My system is: CPU: intel core i3-4170 3.70ghz RAM: 8gb of DDR3 motherboard: asrock H81M-VG4 R2.0 GPU: Amd R7250-OC-2GD3

Can I run Hign sierra and if yes what should I look out for IF NOT what is the latest os x version my pc could run? if any

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Compatibility of Current Desktop?

Edit: a word

Hey everyone, I have a desktop I built about a year ago, and am wondering how compatible it would be with MacOS Sierra (or High Sierra).

The main specs are:

Motherboard: MSI H110M ECO (

CPU: Intel i3-6100 (Skylake) (

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 470 (N/A) Wireless card: TP-Link AC1900 (

I've done some research, and it appears that the Motherboard and CPU are supported out of the box, but the graphics card had mixed results.

Dumb question, but if it all is compatible, do I just follow the Vanilla guide in the sidebar? Would I need any special kexts not mentioned, especially for the graphics card?


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[Success] High Sierra 10.3.1 on Coffeelake (i5-8400)

Thank you to all the people in this group, I have managed to dual boot High Sierra on my build along with windows 10. Hackintosh runs on SSD while windows on HDD

My Specs:


Processor: Core i5 8400

Ram: Kingston HyperX 8Gb DDR4 2666MHz

SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250Gb

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 6Gb (Nvidia Web Drivers running great)


I do need some expert help on this issue, I have been unable to use WiFi. I have been using tplink tl-wn727n on my windows machine but it seems to not work on hackintosh no matter what kext files I try. Someone please guide me for the right wifi adapter for my build, also please let me know if anyone was able to use wifi using my adapter make.


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Apple A1314 Wireless Keyboard on Windows PC

Hello community! I bought online an Apple A1314 to use it with my windows PC. I was wondering how I can map the layout to match microsoft's default keyboards, including the shortcuts. Is there a windows driver for that? Thank you!

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Optical out support?

Hi, I’ve just bought an external dac to listen to some music. I want to connect the dac to the optical out from my hackintosh preferably.

I’ve a Z87-UD3H and I’m using clover. Can I use the optical out or do I need some patch to make it work?

I only need 2.0 audio, no 5.1 etc. It’s just for listening to music.

I prefer to use optical out to usb. I know it will work with usb.

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complete pc noob wants to hackintosh

hey guys , am trying to install macos on my pc but i dont know which guide to follow or macos version to install. and i couldnt find any guide that uses my motherboard. any help would be appreciated.

pc :

Asrock h110m-HDS

i5-6400 CPU

120gb kingston SSD

1tb HDD

8gb DDR4 vengeance ram

gtx 950 gigabyte windforce

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High Sierra 10.13.2(RX480,intel i36100)

After a dozen tries finally I have a dual boot windows 10 and high Sierra system.

*Intel i3-6100 *SAPPHIRE Nitro RX 480 8G *Asus H110M-A/M.2

What Works(so far) *Audio *Ethernet *USB 3 *GPU Acceleration

What does not work *No GPU temp, fans etc in HWMonitor(if you have any idea how to fix this it will be appreciated )

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Can someone see if my computer can run Mac OS and which Version

Yh as the title says here is the Specs

And I’ve added an extra 4gb of ram so 8 in total

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ALC283 at 10.13?

Hi fellows,

Is there a solution at the moment to get alc283(from deskmini) working in 10.13? I have done some research and it seems quite difficult, if possible at all.

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[Question] Best WIFI USB for Sierra & Above


My Hackintosh laptop is nearly complete! I've got Sierra booted and running stable on my laptop. Ethernet is working but I want to get WIFI working as well.

Could anyone suggest a WIFI USB that is working, I've seen some around but read mixed things.

Also, is it worth replacing the WIFI card on my laptop? I've seen some people have done this. My laptop is an Acer Aspire V5 571 is that's any help.


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Has anyone bumped into any article or video of a threadripper hackintosh vs an imac pro?

It would be super interesting to see benchmarks of a similar configuration, except, of course, the xeon vs the threadripper under macOS.

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High Sierra Easier than I thought

High Sierra Easier than I thoughtsubmitted by /u/slammermx
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Old AMD or Nvidia graphics card for Final Cut?

I have an AMD 6950 that is incompatible with OSX. I am looking to swap it out with someone for something that is compatible, of a comparable age to the 6950.

Which would be better for Final Cut? An old Nvidia or old AMD?

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How do I format this property injection in Clover Configurator?

Got ran for 0 seconds error when trying to boot up the high sierra installer and it looks like I'll need to disable nvidia using a property injection outlined in this post.

How exactly should I format that code within the Clover Configurator properties box?

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Welp. Had it basically working, and now I broke it. I give up.

Had high sierra installed and I updated it now it wont boot. GG fuck this.

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High Sierra installed, but few issues.

OS: High Sierra w/ APFS
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7
CPU: i7 4790k
GPU: MSI R9 390x gaming 8gb


  • Audio not working have AppleACL.kext installed.
  • Restart with clover bootloader usb shows the usb installer, filevault prebooter, macos install prebooter, macOS, and boot recovery. It does not show my Windows 10 installation on my other SSD.
  • Restart without usb plugged in doesn't have a bootload menu at all. How do I get a clover menu to show me the option of booting from macOS or Windows (seperate sdd's)?
  • iMessage doesn't work

Any other common issues I should look for?

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Setting up Seirra on my i3 7100u Acer laptop iGPU.

When I try to boot in safe mode and verbose I get this error -

Here is my whole clover folder-

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[HELP] Black screen after installing Nvidia web drivers 10.13

I have edited the .plist with clover, I have the correct boot arguments. I also have the Nvidia web notion checked.

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Can't format my drive for High Sierra install.

I have 2x SSD's: 250gb 850 pro, 500gb 850 evo.
I currently have windows installed on the 250gb one which I want to format and change to mac os and give the 500gb one to windows. In the disk utility it shows me several options:

  • name size type
  • disk2s1 134.2mb microsoft reserved
  • disk0s1 471.9mb windows recovery
  • 500gb 499.53gb sata internal physical volume
  • storage 3tb pci internal physical volume
  • disk0s3 16.8mb microsoft reserved
  • disk0s4 254.55gb sata internal physical volume
  • disk0s5 915.4mb windows recovery
  • disk1s2 471.9mb 0x27

I tried selecting disk0s4 -> erase -> Format APFS -> Erase process has failed. MediaKit reports not enough space on device for requested operation.

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I may have bricked my computer

Having a huge problem with the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H Z87

I was running into some issues while trying to install High Sierra and saw a suggestion to switch to the integrated gpu until the installation was done. I did that only to find that my IGPU is shot. Now I can’t even get back to the bios to switch to my gtx 680s. Any way I can reset the bios or switch default gpus without seeing the menus?

Any help is appreciated!

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[Help] High Sierra Clover

Hey, I have 7700k, Asus Z270F, GTX 1080, managed to install the USB but when I boot clover I can't see the MacOS installation, it's just windows things.

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Dell Latitude 6330 with macOS Sierra?

Just wondering if this has been done yet. Most of the tutorials I'm finding (if you can call them tutorials) are for much older OS like Mountain Lion or Mavericks. I recently got my Hackintosh tower up and running (Ryzen 3 1200 and GTX 970), but I've always wanted to get my Latitude running Sierra as well, or at least El Capitan. Anyone have success trying this, or any pointers on where to start?

Dell Latitude E6330 Core i5 3320M @ 2.6GHz with Intel HD Graphics 4000 Broadcom 802.11n (pretty sure I'll have to change this) Intel 82579LM Giganit LAN

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Help Deciding if a Hackintosh Would Be better for me?

I am looking at either trading up to a newer MacBook Pro (15”) or an iMac (27”) to replace my mid 2015 MacBook Pro (13”). I use my current MacBook for everything from developing games and programming to basic content viewing. I would like a little more power and something I could use to power a 34” Ultra widescreen monitor for programming. My first instinct was a newer MacBook pro that I could leave docked until I wanted to go portable, how ever I feel like getting a hackintosh would be way better bang for the buck and would suit me better as I could keep my current MacBook pro for when I needed to go portable. My question is, what would be the best budget friendly hackintosh build that would get me at least 16GBs RAM and preferably an i7. I would also need a decent graphics card as I do a hood chunk of game design in 3D using Unity and Blender/Maya. I’d love to stay around the $1000 max range, but would be willing to put more aside for it. Also, I would definitely like a build that has the most compatibility with getting iMessage and other features working.

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Vanilla Install High Sierra & Time Machine Question

I am going to retry my High Sierra Hackintosh install, follow the Vanilla method this time, but before doing so I wanted to ask about Time Machine. My current High Sierra installation was using the Multibeast + Unibeast method, and I am now worried that since Time Machine already created a backup, it had to have backed up the things Multibeast and Unibeast performed, correct? For instance, when I installed High Sierra, Time Machine was able to restore old themes I had running on El Capitan's clover boot screen. Is there any way I can perhaps go in and clean up the MultiBeast+UniBeast stuff from my Time Machine restore to truly make it a "vanilla" restore? Or perhaps another method to currently backup my existing data before I start the entire fresh install?

One final question: Would the "fresh install" listed on suffice for a "vanilla" install? Also, is it worthwhile to jump the ship on High Sierra in general? Or should upgrading to Sierra, and perhaps waiting ~6-12 months then upgrade to High Sierra be better?

System Specs:

  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H
  • CPU: i5-4590, Intel HD 4600
  • GPU: Saphire Radeon HD 7950
  • RAM: 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3
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Stuck at ACPI error on 10.13.2 installer.

  • CPU: i3-4360
  • GPU: GTX 950
  • MOBO: GA-Z97M-DS3H
  • PSU: 550W Thermaltake 80+ Bronze
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Clover won't recognize installation media on flash drive!

My build: Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI i5 7600K Gigabyte 1050 ti

I have tried many, many different methods and at this point, the most promising seems to be Corpnewt's guide. I have followed through, trying to install High Sierra. I manage to boot up to Clover but there is no "external" drive displayed, in fact there is none.

I have tried another method where instead of using the terminal to put the installation media on the flash drive, I use the High Sierra patcher to make the larger partition have the install app on it.

This method worked, I got it to install, but when I checked the HDD I installed it on (140GB 7200RPM drive) had no EFI partition, and no matter what I tried I couldn't manually create one myself.

I've exhausted all of my knowledge and everything else I've found on the internet so far...please help!

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Is this a good prebuilt for a beginning?

So specs: i5 7400 3gb 1060 8gb of ram And I don’t know the motherboard But here is the link to the prebuilt.

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How to prep hackintosh for switch feom 750ti to 1060?

Title says it all. What do I need to do to prepare my hack for my upgrade from a gtx 750ti to a gtx 1060? Build is a kaby lake i5, b250 motherboard, sierra 10.12.6 booting using clover and nvidia web drivers. Thanks!

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