Archive for August 2020

I have successfully installed Mac Big Sur beta 5 on my PC. But as you can see there are many options on OC boot. How can i remove unnecessary options?

I need some help with my laptop that panics (Acer Swift 3)

Intel Power Gadget lockups - pin a warning here?

Newer builds are locking up machines, even real Macs, and at startup (causing much headache and pain). Version 3.5.3 was the only older version that worked on my Hackintosh (Mojave/i7-8700). Intel have removed the download, but they are available all over the place.

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Best PCI ethernet card?

Hey folks... I've been fighting an issue where my built in Z370's built in ethernet will not negotiate above started randomly about a month ago and all I can think is that it's hardware failure or some obscure Catalina update. I've tried manually setting the interface, I've replaced the cables several times, I've even replace the switch.

Given that a new card is really cheap, I think I'm ready to just go that route - anyone have a favorite PCIe card they like that works with IntelMausi?

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Choppy audio when using zoom

Having an issue with audio...

I don't use my MOBO's built-in DAC, but I've always used an external one. No matter which interface I use, it seems to always have the following issue. Whenever I am streaming from YouTube, using VLC, or listening to Spotify, the audio is perfect. However, when I switch to a "calling" program such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype or FaceTime, the audio will initially work well, but then get progressively choppier. It sounds like a bitrate issue, but even when I change the buffer size and rate in Audio MIDI preferences, the issue fixes for a while, but then returns to being choppy after a few minutes. The issue is the same with any audio production/recording software which kinda defeats the purpose.

As all my university courses are online, this is extremely irritating and I find myself dialing in to my meetings on my phone, which is fine, but less than ideal.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Build Details:

  • ZD170X-UD3
  • Intel i7-6700K LGA1151 Processor
  • 32GB ram
  • Radeon RX 580
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KP/PCI/BL | X99A-II 6800K GTX660 | OC

Short Flex: I have installed OC on my Lenovo E590, everything is working besides battery indicator and bluetooth. itlwm was performing better when it was configured using a text editor and not HeliPort. Got it working using the Titus OpenCore guide plus builds / EFI clones for the E480/490/580.

Moving on. Been losing my mind. Let's just

  • CPU: i7 6800K
  • GPU: Geforce GTX 660 (GK106)
  • RAM: 2x8 GB G.Skill Ripjaw
  • Motherboard/Laptop model: ASUS X99A II (rev1.03)
  • Audio Codec: Realtek however, not required due to USB DAC.
  • Ethernet Card: Intel I218x
  • Wifi/BT Card: Asus PCE-AC68
  • What guide/tool followed:
  • What part I got an issue with:
    • Just booting! OpenCore / Clover runs fine but OS X recovery:
      • freezes at PCI configuration begin and fails to progress
      • some kind of kernel panic
      • EndRandomSeed / EXITBS
    • [1] is the main guide I followed with regards to my hardware. I wanted to follow the last one (X99A2+6800K+GTX980TI) as that is almost identical to my rig, but would prefer to stay with OpenCore.
      • KGP has provided the relevant SSDT files here but I don't understand what / how to use those.
    • [2] appears to be useful... but I don't know how to put any of the data enclosed in code/quotes into ProperTree.
      • I found a small section in Dortania advising to use a text editor as a hack-y solution which took me right to where I am now.
  • What files/config I am using: last used config.plist
  • Extra Info: I feel like KGP has made it really simple but it's not making any sense to me. I have already disabled CFG-lock as per all of those threads lol
    • The config.plist I have pasted is the latest one, and results in a panic on my system. This one is vanilla, with everything downloaded / compiled / tested in the last 10 hours.
    • Oh yeah I have also tried using npci, alcid, and nvidia related boot arguments to no avail

Lastly. Clover would be fine but if it's being phased out, I'd prefer to find a solution on the superior platform.

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BCM94352HMB Wifi Trouble?

I have a Thinkpad T430s, and I bought a BCM94352HMB Mini-PCIe Wifi card, yet I am really struggling to get it to work in Catalina.

Kexts Folder

I tried setting Fake Device ID of Wifi to 0x43BA14E4 as a part of this solution, to no avail.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Nicest hackintoshable Z490?

Hi, I'm building a new PC and looking for a Z490 board that'd cause minimum trouble when running macOS. Requirements: USB C, DisplayPort, M2, minimalistic look. Best without WiFi, which I just have no use for.

I've seen lots of people use Gigabyte Z490 Vision D quite easily, so that looks like a safe option. Built-in WiFi though and, while pretty aesthetic, it's still kind of flashy.

The Asus ProArt Z490 Creator looks great to me, super clean with no extraneous functionality. I've heard that it doesn't work that nicely with macOS though.

Do you have any experience with these? Or do you perhaps know some other fitting options? Please share!

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What am I doing wrong? I installed my killer e2500 kext, but Ethernet doesnt work in installation!

Installation Troubles - Catalina 10.15.6

I am having issues booting my Hackintosh USB. I have got High Sierra to show the "macOS Utilities" screen in the past but was unable to use any features on the page. I have tried googling this issue but I think I am having issues identifying the significant error code. Any pointers at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


  • CPU: Intel i7-6700k (Skylake)
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 16 GB
  • GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti
  • Drive: WD Blue 500GB SSD
  • USB: SanDisk 128GB Ultra Fit
  • OS: Windows 10 (I am comfortable using Linux if it is easier)


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OpenCore vs. MultiBeast

Greetings frens! I have a question that bugz me so I wanted to address it to this community. I will call things with their real names, so if I penalize any rules, forgive me. First timer.

Long story short - long time hackintosh user. UniBeast and MultiBeast seems to work best for me.



CPU i7 4790 (non K version)

MOBO AsRock Z97 Anniversary

RAM 32 GB Corsair 1333/1600 MHz with XMP1.3

GPU Asus Strix RX 470 8GB OC

Works like butter. As I am in many hackintosh channels and subreddits etc. I see rise of OpenCore. I read that it's the ultimate way to bring macOS to its potential. I've watched some basic OpenCore installations and I get the fundamentals behind it.

My question is how big or small of an improvement I will get if I successfully manage to install it? Not that it's not good right now, but I feel I am not covering all components to their potential with tonymac...

I'm using it generally for music making and some web surfing. All SSDs and HDDs crossing, Fusion Drive and RAIDs are possible if needed. Thank you if you're taking the time answering.

PS: This post was in a FB group but it wasn't for hackintoshes so I just copy paste it here. May have small irrelevant details that are not needed here. Too lazy to be polite again :)

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the clover directory isn't showing in the EFI directory after mounting the partition

Blank screen issue during fresh Catalina install with an RX 5700 XT

I'm doing a fresh install of Catalina on a new build following the tonymacx86 guide. I can get to the Apple logo screen, but when the loading bar is a little over half full my screen cuts to black and then the computer restarts 5-10 minutes later.

Here are the last lines of verbose mode before it cuts out:

All of my parts were pulled from the tonymacx86 compatibility list:

Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi

CPU: Intel i9-9900k

GPU: Sapphire Nitro+ RX 5700 XT

When going back and rereading their buyer's guide, I noticed that it said the RX 5700 XT will only work on Catalina 10.15.2+. My Catalina install software was downloaded from a MBP running Mojave 10.14.6. This may be a dumb question, but does the OS X updater download 10.15.1 to install, or does it default to the latest patch (I believe 10.15.6)? If it is 10.15.1, what's the best workaround to get it up and running so I can update to 10.15.2?

Edit: Of course the answer to finding the software version shows up in a Google search right after I post, it looks like it's the installer for 10.15.6. I think that raises more questions than it answers though, since the RX 5700 XT should be compatible with this version. Any thoughts on what could be causing the issue?

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