Archive for December 2017

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

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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