The x79 DMG is designed to be used as a Post Install solution for LGA 2011 Motherboards running Mac OS X 10.8.5 or newer. Included on the DMG is patched SSDT for each motherboard model, drivers, system patched, boot loader settings  and more. The x79 DMG may not be redistributed or modified without without my written consent. If you have any questions you may email me at:


Section 1: Install Mac OS X
Section 2: x79 DMG Download
Section 3: Supported Motherboards

Section 1: Install Mac OS X

1. Follow the install guide found here.

Section 2: x79 DMG Download:

1. Download the x79 DMG here.

Section 3: Supported Motherboards 

1. The following are the supported Motherboard Models for this DMG:


Rampage IV Extreme Black

Rampage IV Extreme

Rampage IV Formula

Rampage IV Gene

Sabertooth x79

P9X79 Deluxe

P9X79-E WS

X79 Deluxe

P9X79 Pro

P9X79 WS



X79 Professional

X79 Extreme4-M

X79 Extreme11

X79 Extreme9

X79 Extreme6

X79 Extreme4

X79 Extreme3



x79 FTW (BETA)

x79 SLI (BETA)












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291 Comments on "x79 DMG"

  1. You have support for all of the following motherboard

    P9X79 Deluxe

    P9X79-E WS

    P9X79 Pro

    P9X79 WS


    But does this also support P9X79 LE? I mean its in the same line of motherboard, but will it still work?


  2. Hey Andrew – looks like your email’s down. Let me know if you’re still available to help.

  3. Hi I’ve tried sorting this out myself but I’m stuck and could use your help if you have a second. I apologize for all the questions and will be happy to donate what I can for your help…
    So I tried to install Yosemite using your clover method. Followed instructions exactly as defined in the document. I can not get the clover screen to choose a boot drive to come up. The machine starts up and I get the Gigabyte Splash screen and then when it goes to boot from the USB stick it accesses the usb stick for a few seconds and then all I get is a black screen with one thin line of pixels of garbage at the top of the screen. I tried 2 different grfx cards (GTX480 and GTX780) and it does the same thing with both.
    I am able to boot and install Yosemite and it works fine if I use Unibeast and Multibeast for some reason. The problem there is that I can get it to boot with my GTX480 (in the first slot) but it will not fully recognize my GTX780 in the 2nd 16x slot. It sees it but it shows up as 1mb vram. I’m guessing I need some sort of SSDT or DSDT injection to get both cards to work (since the GTX480 requires the graphics enabler and the GTX780 does not). Or am I trying to do something that will never work since the 480 and 780 are different architectures?
    One last question… I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the difference between DSDT and SSDT… Is it possible to do injection via SSDT instead of DSDT? I noticed your SSDT in the DMG file for x79-up4 has the PCI0 section with the nvidia (using the nvidia version of course) injection in there. I’m assuming the injection you put in is a “template” for where the actual information for a specific card should go? I can use the injection information in the nvidia injection section of your website to fill in the template?
    Thanks again for your help. I’m sure to you this is all old hat by now. I hate asking for help. It makes me feel stupid.

    • What BIOS Version is installed on the System? Make sure it is the latest Version.

      Also are you booting to the UEFI Version of the USB and made the Proper BIOS changes?

      • BIOS is F7 updated yesterday from F5. I thought that might be the problem.

        I tried the BIOS in all modes: Legacy Only, UEFI Only, Legacy and UEFI. I tried selecting both UEFI boot option for USB stick and Regular boot option in the F12 select boot disk menu.

        In all cases same thing… USB stick flashes the led a couple of times and then I get a black screen with one line of pixel garbage. No Boot loader screen.

  4. I get the following every time I try to send. Any ideas?:

    Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

    Technical details of permanent failure:
    Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain by [2001:4b98:c:521::6].

    The error that the other server returned was:
    554 5.7.1 : Relay access denied

  5. Hi,

    I had no major problems to get to the installer screen.
    But when I reboot, I still need the USB-key…
    I always have to go around the clover boot screen, selecting my HD and reboot with my boot flags.

    Did I miss something?

  6. Hi,

    I still have the same problem with rebooting.
    He won’t boot from my HD. Still asking for the USB key…

  7. I just wanted to say thank you, I finally got mostly everything working (except onboard bluetooth and front panel USB and USB3). I am running:
    Asus Rampage IV Extreme
    i7 4930K OC 4.5GHz (does not step down to 1.5)
    MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G
    Gskill Trident 16GB (running at 1333 for some reason)
    Corsair H110 Watercooling

    So far I’ve had no issues and scored well in Geekbench (22622 Multicore)

    I’ve tried moving my USB plug to a different slot but nothing I do seems to get the front panel USB working and my USB3 is not working either.

  8. I hope this is my last comment…

    After the build, installation and post installation my Hackintosh is running.
    But after I do a Geekbench I see that I’m just using 1 core instead of 6.
    When I open my BIOS when starting up, I see all 6 cores running?
    Is there way to fix this…

    Intel core i7-4930k, 3.4 GHz
    Running Mavericks


  9. Hello, i am following step by step your guide and i find the next:


    Section 4: step 4.9:

    There is no SSDT-1 folder for the i7 4820k.

    So what to do?

    I’m gonna try to leave this step and see if it works.

    • Make one via my guide and then send it to me and I can add it to the DMG.

      • Well, actually i ignored that step and i think its not working because of that.

        When i try to load just from the disk installation it get stuck with a forbidden sign (like ghostbuster but in white)

        Now I try with the DSDT scrip extractor but it just open the text editor..
        But i tried witht he option 2 (mountin EFI) and in the folder:

        I got nothing there… but in:

        I got the DSDT.aml

        Now i’m boting up with the USB isntaller with the common comands.

        I think i just need some steps more to get this working…

        Thanks for the help.

  10. HEllo, Got every thing working on my Gigabyte X79-UD5 f13 10.10.1 Except …. When it wakes up form sleep, all the usb ports stop working. Mouse, keyboard. cant tell if it froze. I do see a message about removing a mass storage device that seems to appear rather nicely.

    What do you thing the issue is ?

  11. Hello Andrew,

    Today I finally decided to reinstall from scratch my machine to upgrade to Yosemite because I’ve some troubles with my Titan black on Mavericks.
    I think I have followed correctly your guide but just after installing kexts, SSDT & SSDT-1, the system crash at startup (Even if I boot from usb stick). Before that everything seems working well.
    Please see what happens when it crash :
    Looks like a graphic issue, because most of the lines are not visible…
    I’ve tried 3 times and each time, the issue appear at the reboot after installing kexts.

    Config :
    – 10.10 and Clover 2.3K_r3156
    – 4930k
    – X79 Deluxe
    – GTX Titan Black
    – SSD Boot disk (partition)
    – 32GB Ram

    I’ve tried to boot with -x but the system won’t start. I’ve already verify I’ve took the correct kext file from the dmg, into the “standard Kexts” folder.

    Any idea to help me ?

    • Boot with:


      Post install install the retail drivers.

      • Hi,

        I already boot with this flag. I’ve also tried to install NVidia drivers before installing kexts, and same issue, the reboot after webdrivers installation is ok but, when I reboot after installing kexts, the system crash.

        • Please follow the set instructions in the READ ME on the DMG and do not do anything else. If you do not follow the set instructions you will have issues. The READ ME is there for you to follow. Doing what you are doing will end up with a broken System. You Need to complete Post Install before doing anything else.

  12. EDIT*
    I’ve made another test. The system boots fine until I install the FakeSMC.kext
    I’ve tried this order :
    – Install OSX : ok > reboot
    – Install NVidia web drivers : ok > reboot
    – Install 3 from 4 kexts (All except FakeSMC) : ok > reboot
    – Install FakeSMC.kext : system crash at reboot

    • That GPU has no issues with the FakeSMC on the DMG as I have used it with the Titan Black many times. Sounds to me as something was missed post install causing the issue we see here.

      • Ok I finally found my mistake. I still have the “cpus=1” into the clover config as before. Now the system boot perfectly, I’ve re-installed from scratch to disable any other previous issue.
        The post install with the X79.dmg is perfectly clean now, I get sound, speed boot, etc.

        I’ve now a strange issue after installing Nvidia web drivers. After the installation, when the system is started up, I’ve got now my dual monitors working well and I can see drivers are loaded but each time, one minute after osx is up, fans are getting very very high and crazy ! I was so scared so I shutdown manually my machine. I assume this issue appears only when I disable the flag nv_disable=1

  13. Hello every one ! Theres alot of great advice here, thank you all. Ive read most of the pages here over the last few days but not seeing my issues persay.

    When I wake my system up from deep sleep ( after a few hours ) My USB ports stop working. Mouse / Keyboard
    It would happen all the time until I disabled USB3 on the motherboard. Now every once in awhile or after deep sleep. Only way to get them to work is a Hard reset.

    Any help would be most greatful !!!! Ive been trying to get this build to a 100% for 3 weeks now.

    * 10.10.2 Clover 3142 – ncpi=0x2000, Darkwake=0 ndrv_drv=1 kext-dev-mode=1 ( ALC898 Script added this)
    * drivers64UEFI – EmuVariableUefi-64.efi,FSInject-64.efi,HFSPlus-64.efi,OsxAptioFixDrv-64.efi, OsxFatBinaryDrv-64.efi,VBoxHfs-64.efi
    *E/C/K/10.10 AppleIntelE1000e.kext, FakeSMC.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, VoodooTSCSync.kext, realtekALC.kext ( clover kext)
    *S/L/E ApplePowerManagement.Kext

    • kext-dev-mode=1 was not added by the script…

      Without full system specs not much I can look into.

      • Makes sense – here’s what I have:
        Desktop – 10.10.2 – Clover 3142 – Gigabyte UD5-X79 – 3.69 intel i7 3820, 2011 – 32 Gigs of Kingston Hyper X – Samsung SSD 220GB – Nvida Galaxy GTX560 – Cooler Master Stomtrooper case – XFX 800W Power supply

        From the ALC898 log: ( All I know is didn’t put it there, it just showed up. )
        Download ALC898 files …
        % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
        Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
        100 24769 100 24769 0 0 5824 0 0:00:04 0:00:04 –:–:– 5825
        Edit config.plist/Devices/Audio/Inject/1
        Edit config.plist/SystemParameters/InjectKexts/YES
        Edit config.plist/Boot/Arguments/kext-dev-mode=1
        Download kext patches

  14. Even tho I have all USB 3.0 settings are disabled on the motherboard ? Do you know others that have had this issue and what they did to remedy it?

  15. I followed instructions to the letter on Sabertooth x79 3930k system, Nvidia GTX 680 4gb. Trying to install 10.9.3, and was able to complete the install.

    BUT — I went through all the post-install instructions on the dmg through step 4, but when I restart the system hangs with panic / error:

    “panic(cpu 1 caller 0xfffff…. etc. etc…

    Kernel Extensions in backtrace: etc… etc…

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 908…”

    Did two clean installs and still having this issue. Any help?

  16. After updating bios to latest, installed worked fine! 🙂

    Now the only problem appears to be audio / Step 5 of post-install.

    The audio_RealtekALC-master Folder does NOT contain “audio_realtekALC-90_v2.command: — INSTEAD I only see “audio_alc_9series-hda-93_patch.command”

    I’m on 10.9.3 — and I only have the option of “Virtual Audio Device” but cannot get any audio from it. Thanks!

  17. Thanks for responding. I did run the instructions in the DMG to the letter.

    As I said earlier, the audio_RealtekALC-master Folder does NOT contain “audio_realtekALC-90_v2.command”: — INSTEAD I only see “audio_alc_9series-hda-93_patch.command” So I ran that, but no luck.


  18. Hmm… the nVidia SSDT on this one, doesn’t like my GTX760’s analogue (VGA) output on the DVI port, but it does work with the HDMI port together with the digital DVI.
    I’m looking to get the VGA functionality back, should I restore the older SSDT (from ~2014/12/24) back, or is there a quick way to edit/modify the SSDT to enable the analogue on the DVI again?
    It worked before using 10.9.2, but I’ve today updated to 10.9.5.

  19. Andrew,

    Thanks for all your very detailed guides here! I’m attempting to rebuild an existing Hackintosh after having problems installing dual video cards using Chameleon and another developer’s rather cartoonish post-install software…

    I have an ASUS RIVF board (BIOS 9003) with a 3930K processor and two GTX680s. I followed your MacOSX installation guide for 10.9 with no problems except that when I disabled CSM in the BIOS and restarted, nothing appeared on my screen; the monitor displayed “no signal”. Switching CSM to “auto” allowed me to continue with booting from the USB flash and installing OSX on a Samsung SSD.

    I proceeded with the X79 DMG guide and followed all the steps precisely, but my machine KPs when booting from the SSD. Just to be sure I didn’t miss something, I reinstalled OSX from the USB and went through the whole X79 DMG process a second time; still kernel panics.

    If having CSM disabled is critical, I need help figuring out why I don’t have an image when I boot that way. The GPU is connected to my monitor by DVI.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    • UPDATE:

      With the intense noob-like trepidation, I updated my BIOS to the latest version (5001) and lo, and behold! my OSX suddenly boots from the SSD. No additional boot flags required and now I have two GPUs installed and working!

      Oddly, however, I still cannot get a video signal if I disable CSM. I left it on “Auto” and everything seems to be working. Today I proceeded to install an Areca RAID card, an ATTO 10GbE card, and most of my software.

      Thanks, Andrew, for the wealth of information posted on this blog!

    • Your GPUS do not have a UEFI BIOS so you have to leave CSM enabled but boot to the UEFI version of the USB Installer and HDD/SSD.

  20. Hi,

    will this work with my current set up:

    E5 1620
    EVGA X79 FTW
    EVGA GTX670 4gig DDR3
    CORSAIR Vengeance 16gig DDR3 1600

    thanks in advance

  21. Got through the install fine. I have to boot with cpus=1 or I get a kernel panic. I tried installing voodootscsync but that didn’t help. I have a 4930k on a R4E. Any ideas?

    • Make sure you are on the latest BIOS.

      Sounds like you did not install using my guide and did not properly perform Post Install based on what you said. Wipe the install and properly install using my guide and properly perform post install. Do not skip or change anything.

  22. Hi
    I can’t find the model of my cpu(4820k), following the step 4. Could you explain, where I can find it, please? Thank you.

    (P.S. I apologize for offtop there. A lot of pages from your site are opened) 😉

  23. Hi, i have my CPU overclocked to 4.4ghz with multiplier 37x and and BCLK frequency 121.0 mhz. Using your SSDT with you CPUPM kext, my multiplier stays at 37 and the CPU runs always with max frequency. Any sugestion?

    My specs
    I7 3820
    Asus P9x79 LE
    gigabyte R9 280x (crossfire)
    kingston hyperx 8gb 1600mhz

  24. I’m user of your x79 over 1 year. I always used it with multiplier 42x and BLCK 100.00 and it works. Even with SSDT for Asus p9x79 it works. Now that I changed to multiplier 37x and BLCK 121.00 for more OC, It doesn’t work.

  25. Hello everyone,

    I got a problem with the dmg post install. Everything worked out till I came to the step 4 in the read me: It says that I have to skip to 4.9 because of my cpu (4820K) – so I did. But the next step would be to copy the SSDT-1 file, but I don’t see the folder named 4820. So what should I do next?

    My system: 4820K, Asus X79 Sabertooth, NVidia Geforce 9800 GT

  26. Hi Andrew,

    I see a limited list of EVGA boards here, do you think this rig will work with Yosemite? –
    – EVGA x79 Dark
    – E5-1260v2 or i7-3820
    – 16GB Corsair 1600 ddr3
    – Sapphire 7970 3GB DDR5

    Thanks for this very informative blog!


  27. I have GA- X79S – up5 -WIFI with Core i7 3820 and would like to know, how configurate my hackintosh for iMessage and FaceTime use. I have webcam Logitec C270 and is recognized on my hackintosh , but none work. My hackintosh no shutdown and restart . I using Mavericks 10.9.1

  28. Hello Andrew. I have no USB post install on P9X79-E WS (BIOS v.1602), i4930k, Asus GTX670 2GB, 64GB G.Skill RAM, OS 10.8.5 (needed for Pro Tools HD 10 compatibility).

    I get to the login window with no USB support. Single user mode shows: AppleUSBEHCI :: UIMInitialize – Error occured and …could not get chip to come out of reset within 100ms.

    The boot flags which get me to login are:
    npci=0x2000 -v nv_disable=1

    After a while the screensaver comes on and the graphics look jerky but as far as I understand that will be fixed with the intall of NVDIA retail drivers.

    I tried the following on top of the above and in permutations:
    -x npci=0x3000 GraphicsEnabler=Yes/No USBBusFix=Yes UHCIreset=Yes EHCIaquire=Yes EHCIhard=Yes

    After googling the problem I also tried:
    turning on EHCI hand-off in BIOS
    enable DSDT Fixes HPET0100 and fixUSB1000

    swapping out IOUSBFamily.kext and IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext from 10.8.3
    disabling AppleHPET.kext as well as AppleHDA.kext (not both together).

    At my wits end. So close and yet so far. Appreciate any help with this.

    Verbose Output (no EHCI hand-over):

    Verbose Output (ECHI hand-over enabled)

    • 1. Please use Defualt BIOS Settings to start.

      2. Install the OS using Clover.

      3. Do not add any other Boot Flags. The Defualt ones with the Retail Driver Flag is all you Need.

      4. I use ProTools 10 under 10.9 and higher and have no issues. What Support issues do you have? Hardware or Plugins?

      5. Please be clear about the USB Port issue(s). USB 2.0, 3.0 or both.

      • Thanks, Andrew.

        1. I can’t turn off CSM as I get an error message in the BIOS saying my GPU does not support UEFI booting. So I leave it on and turn everything to UEFI.

        2. & 3. = will do.

        4. I use HD (now “legacy” hardware) which is not officially supported beyond 10.8. Probably a moot point seeing that I am building a Hackintosh… Apparently PT 10 is fine on Mavericks so I will go with that instead. Yosemite reportedly has graphics issues and since I am a professional user this is not going to work I think (I am not running a commercial studio though).

        5. I am using USB 2.0 ports.

        • Install 10.9.5 and go from there. I dont know any real issues in 10.9.5 with the older Hardware. 10.10 there is issues.

        • OK, I am up and running on 10.9.5 About to do post install. So far so very, very painless. Is it safe to do Migration from my old System (which was a fresh install from Nov 2014)?

          This is awesome. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to get it finished.

        • Best to just manualy Transfer the data.

  29. I have my system up and running and will migrate the old one once I have backed this up. One final thing I wanted to check is whether MacPro 5,1 is still the right SMBIOS for my current configuration?

    P9X79-E WS, 4930k, Mac OS 10.9.5

  30. OK, so I have one problem which is that I can’t seem to get the PCIe slots working. The GPU works, obviously, but it doesn’t matter which of the other slots I try the host card for my expansion chassis is not working and the cards aren’t seen by the system (Pro Tools HD cards in my case).

    I tried with an old GT7300 (the only other PCIe card I had lying around) and it doesn’t show up in the system profiler either.

    I am sorry if I am missing something obvious but I would appreciate any help with this problem. I did notice that there is nothing regarding PCIe slots in the BIOS. Not sure if this is normal or not.

    • Everything you just said is wrong.

      System Profiler is cosmetic and plays no part in a PCI or PCIe card working. Also the GPU listed is not supported under Mac OS X since 10.7.5 32 Bit Boot Mode.

      The BIOS has a entire menu dedicated to PCIe lanes. Please read the MB manual.

    • Hi Andrew,

      you are, of course, correct. This is my first build and I was a little bit nervous. I should have just tried it and everything would have been fine. I fired up Pro Tools and it’s working. I cannot thank you enough for the help you are providing here and I have made a donation.

  31. Hi,

    I just finished installation and followed the guide for my motherboard but sound device is not working. I have done step 5 from read me but still can’t get it working. My board is Asus rampage 4 extreme black edition,


  32. Do you have E5-2695 v2 SSDT? My CPU is always running at 3GHz. Is that the problem with power management? I am running Yosemite as well. Thank you.

  33. My USB 3.0 ports are not working either. I am using Asus X79-Deluxe

  34. Hey i followed through your guides but I can only boot from my Clover USB into my Mac OSX Installation. My BIOS won’t show me a entry for the Clover Boot-loader upon boot.

    I have a ASRock B75 Pro 3 and NVIDIA GTX 680, i used my own DSDT and SSDT which I used in Mavericks, except that i did everything as described in your guide.

  35. Hi, I have another problem. According to CUDA-Z, my GPU is only running at PCIe 2.0 speed. I am using GTX 770 with X79-DELUXE. Thank you.

  36. Hi guys!

    I have this system:
    MSI X79 GD45
    Intel Core i7 4820K
    AMD HD 7000 series
    16GB RAM

    I’ve installed Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite successfully but had issues about post installation, since ssdt for 4820k didn’t exist and mac was giving kernel panic about AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement (dark screen which says a lot of things, you would find which kext causes the problem, ends with nanoseconds etc). I created ssdt.aml as stated in another guide of RampageDev by entering -TURBO and 3900(max frequency). But for kernel panic issue I had to send an email to Akern and he helped me with that issue, many thanks!

    If you have MSI X79 GD45, in the step where you install kexts install also NullCPUPowerManagement from Gigabyte kexts folder. Also I don’t recommend kext helper b7 since it was not responding to quit command and I couldn’t be sure if it installed or not. I use Kext Utility, which is so simple and informs you about every process.

    Great guide great help rampagedev! Thanks!

  37. Hi,

    Thanks for the great guide and tools. I have a Sabertooth X79 board and everything works except my optical digital-out audio port. While my other audio line-out port works, it would be great if I can get the optical port working.

    Any ideas?


    Sabertooth X79
    Intel 4930k (OC 4.2 Ghz)
    64GB RAM
    512 GB Samsung 830 SSD
    EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB
    Clover Bootloader (triple boot: Mac, Win, Linux)

  38. Hi,

    Thanks for the great guide and tools. I have a Sabertooth X79 board and everything works except USB 3.0. I did a full clean install on a new SSD. I’ve tried to follow all your instructions.

    Can you help me?


    Sabertooth X79
    Intel 3930k (stock)
    32GB RAM
    256 GB Crucial MX100 SSD
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB
    Clover Bootloader (double boot: Mac, Win)
    Mac OSX 10.10.4

  39. Hello Andrew,
    Thank you very much for your quick answer.
    I’ve tried what you say but nothing worked.
    Don’t know what to do?

  40. Thank you again for your answer Andrew,
    So I’ve re-installed the standard GenericUSBXHCI and tried all kernel flags advisable by Zenith432 but nothing works, perhaps I’m too stupid! Can you help me to correct this issue please? If you want I can pay you something tell me how much?

  41. to wich email please?

  42. Sorry I founded it I’l send youmy ioreg files now

  43. Hey Andrew:

    x79 deluxe
    geforce gtx 680 classified

    I was able to get everything running except even after installing the bluetooth firmware kext, the bluetooth discovery window will not “see” any bluetooth devices.

  44. Hey Andrew
    i just built a new x79 platform pc iand i was wondering if you can guide me trough getting into the osx setup i have been trying for about a month mow nd really need help

    what bootflags whould i type to get me to load into osx ??

    ASUS P9X79E-Ws
    INTEL i7 4930k
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32gb 2400
    NVIDIA GTX 760
    ASUS wireless card

  45. Is the patched kext AICPUPM needed for E5-2697 v2? Will the SSDT work fine for v2?

  46. Well I will continue to use it although Stinga11 said for the v2 (Ivy Bridge) processor AICPUPM patching was not necessary? Also is the SSDT you generated compatible with V2 Ivy bridge processor? The DMG labels it as E5-2697 which could be for both sandy and ivy or just sandy bridge-E? Wouldn’t the SSDT be slightly different for these processors? I am guessing I could test that and run the tools to see if Power Management works with or without the AICPUPM.kext. It works fine with it now but if it can work without it then there would be no need for it.

    • Forget the version. Look at the SSDT code. Nothing different. Its like the OCing SSDT’s. Says 4.5 GHz but the MAX clock it supports is 4.5 but what ever the real clock speed set in the BIOS is what matters. Your way overthinking this one.

  47. hi I got my asus rampage iv black edition working with XXXXXXX yosemite the only thing is now working for me at the moment is the wifi is there is any way to fix this problem pls help me…

    • Broken install method as well as unsupported. You created the issue yourself by not installing as per are guide. Wipe the Drive. Properly install with are method and your issues will be resolved. 🙂

  48. Got an issue with patching audio, that perhaps you could help me through:

    Following the instructions that comes with the Step 5 after downloading the package containing command files etc, i was told to run “audio_realtekALC-110_v1.0e.command” that followed within the folder in a zip.

    When running this command, the output from Terminal after ‘completion’ didn’t look that much promising:

    “Last login: Sun Sep 13 04:03:37 on ttys000
    /Users/Nico/Downloads/audio_RealtekALC-master/audio_realtekALC-110_v1.0e.command ; exit;
    Nicos-Mac-Pro:~ Nico$ /Users/Nico/Downloads/audio_RealtekALC-master/audio_realtekALC-110_v1.0e.command ; exit;

    The audio_realtekALC-110 script is for personal use only. Do not distribute
    the patch, any or all of the files or the resulting patched AppleHDA.kext
    for any reason without permission. The audio_realtekALC-110 script is
    provided as is and without any kind of warranty.

    File: File: audio_realtekALC-110.command_v1.0e
    rm: /tmp/org.chameleon.Boot.txt: No such file or directory
    Print: Entry, “:CFBundleShortVersionString”, Does Not Exist
    Error occurred, AppleHDA.kext/Contents/Info.plist/BundleShortVersionString not found
    No system files were changed
    To save a Copy of this Terminal session: Terminal/Shell/Export Text As …

    [Process completed]”

    I’ve followed all steps in post install with success but this one.


  49. Step 4 -> SSDT-1 -> E5-2620 or E5-2680 is original revision?
    not compatibility E5-2620(or E5-2680) V2 and V3?

    ps. always we thank you for your kindness.

  50. Hi Andrew, just a quick question: is it possible to get the RS-232 port to work on P9X79-E WS running Mavericks 10.9.5?

  51. Happy new years ! You have help me in the past with my x79-UD5 on 10.10, just wanted to say thx and pop you small donation. I know its not much. If you had free time LOL, I am still having that sleep issue from last jan. If I use your SDST my see dose not work, but I need it also for my video card. The machine sleeps but wakes up and forgets what its doing, freezes basically . It’s a good chance its my motherboard and I may go buy the Rampage IV Extreme Black.

    Thx in advance, Cheers !

  52. “Please follow the provided DMG Read Me files included with each download for instructions on how to use”
    …but I can’t see any Read Me files (X79 DMG unzipped under Windows) so where can I find this? or this is visable under OsX?
    Sorry for lame question I’m newbie

  53. Hi Andrew.
    Very cool work you’ve done! I’ve tried to follow your guide a few times, but I don’t succeed.
    After I do Step 2 in the DMG part, my computer restarts as I’m trying to close Kext Helper b7. Also every time I try to close Kext Helper, the program gets stuck and I have to force close it.

    After the weird reboot, my computer opens up without problem (booting through the USB install in to my harddrive). I then continue with your guide and when restarting the computer after section 4 I get stuck in the boot with the message:
    – missing bluetooth controller transport.

    My setup is:
    Asus P9X79 WS
    NVIDIA GT 610
    64GB ram 1600mhz

    I’ve had the computer running on OSX 10.8 with a simple Unibeast install, so I guess it’s possible with 10.10 as well 🙂

    Hope you have some suggestions. Thanks in advance. Jesper

    • After the kexts are installed you don’t need the USB. Its hanging on your GPU. You need to enable injection for Nvidia in the Clover Config file for your GPU.

  54. Hi Andrew
    I stuck on AppleKeyStore loading error. I have used X79.dmg for post install. Solutions I found on web does’t work. Can get in to desktop only from USB.

    My setup:
    Asus X79 Sabertooth
    Nvidia 660GT
    40MB RAM

    Is there a solution for this?

  55. Hey Andrew:

    Got 10.11.4 running smoothly but even though I added the 4.5 overclock SSDT-1 for my 4930k, the peak speed it runs at is 3.7GHz. Did I miss something or do i have to do a manual overclock in the BIOS?

  56. Hi Andrew
    First of all thank you so much for all your work I am amazed how well my system runs and performs.

    Asus Rampage IV Formula
    Intel i7-3930k
    Nvidia GTX670 2GB
    32GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical @1600
    OSX 10.9.5

    I have a little issue with the auxiliary USB2 ports, the ones in the Backplate embedded to the mobo work fine, but the ones plugged to the motherboard (with the 9 pin connectors) that are serving the front of my case don’t work.
    Could be a BIOS setting?
    Should I compile DSDT for my configuration?
    Could you point me in the right direction?
    Thanks a lot

    • You have a IRQ issue so you would need to extract and patch the DSDT for that.

      • Hi Andrew
        Thanx for the quick reply I have one question, following your guide I did extract the DSDT for my hardware. Now I am lost searching the net for a guide, but all I see are others using patches from pjalm in macials, is there a way and a guide I could follow to use and edit my virgin DSDT?
        Can I use and a patch for a rampage iv extreme as it share same chipset?
        Thank you very much

        • Patch for IRQ’s is the same for all R4 boards. Only do the IRQ patch else you will have issues!

        • Thanks a lot Andrew you are a star, will report my results, and looking for a detailed how to dual cpu’s boards your blog is amazing man

  57. Hi, any chance you can include the HP Z820 SSDT in the project?
    There’s a ton of these workstations being offloaded to ebay, and they are really great machines to be turned into hackintoshes, lot’s of expansion, solid all around. These boards are very similar to the ones in the dmg, X79, LGA2011.

    You can find my Z820 latest bios DSDT here:

    Thanks and great job!!

    • Yes, we actually looked at the boards which can be bought very cheaply. They have non standard power connectors so a custom wiring loom would need to be made. Do you have one? Also they have a TB card that slipped by Intels embargo.

      • Andrew, yes I have one, there is a catch though, if you get the motherboard by itself it will keep warning you upon startup that the serial # doesn’t match. You have to enter serial and id numbers specific to hp z820 chassis stickers to validate them.
        Don’t know any long term effects of not having them.
        I believe there’s a z800 motherboard build somewhere on the net with the power connector pinout, don’t know if it’s the same for the 820’s.
        It would be awesome to have support for this board.

        • Already found the pin layout… The real issue is I would need to have one in front of me to work on to get it working. What I did in one hour on the Dual CPU Build would take me 2 days via Skype and email.

  58. I understand. Wish I could help you in that way, but can barely afford one for me.
    That said, I can certainly help with skype if you’re up for it.

  59. Andrew,
    There is no supermicro folder under step3.
    I have a x9dri-ln4f with two e5-2670(it’s not listed on step 4), can you support it?
    Thank you,

  60. Got a working install by following your guide on:

    OSX 10.11.3
    E5-2670 V1
    GTX 780 3GB
    32GB 1866
    Sata SSD

    USB was a challenge, as initially it refused to work post-install. Audio is working on ALC898 but using the wrong jack plug (rear/sub). There is no SSDST for the 2670 so I left that step out. It’s displayed at ‘2.6ghz unknown’ in system info, which is annoying but not disastrous. what concerns me though, is that intel power gadget reports the CPU is constantly at 3ghz and consuming 80+watts at idle. It’s also 50+degrees(c) at idle with a 240mm AIO cooler.

    Can someone help?

  61. Hello, I am looking to upgrade my GA-UP4-X79 to El Capitan. Does your DMG post installation utility support OS X 10.11? Please let me know. Thanks!

  62. Heloo good people. I’m from Indonesia.

    I have Asrock Extreme 3 with Intel Xeon E5-2609 Quad Core Quad Thread. Is it possible to run El Capitan with your guide ?

    thank you andrew kern

  63. hi to all,
    my initial problem is the following.
    I created the usb stick through virtualization, but strangely I can not boot.
    It is not the first time I create a hackintosh, but this time is the first time on a dual socket motherboard.
    I can not figure out if it is UEFI or legacy.
    I recognize that the bios is legacy but I see that I can also select the UEFI mode
    The snag is that starting in UEFI mode will not start and I have to make a clear CMOS
    so now I’m afraid to move in this direction
    someone has experience in this regard?
    i ve found and read only now this 3d.
    i have X9DRL-IF mother board, this model is like X9Dai…
    chipset and many other features is equal…
    so can i go ahead and treat my x9drl like the x9dai?
    you can explain to me exactly where to find the keks for x9dai/x9drl
    Obviously after downloading and installed the dmg X79 if I understand it

    certainly, I must first be able to boot from the USB drive.
    so kindly anyone knows exactly why can not I boot?
    I set the default bios
    disabled VT-x and disabled “com port”
    I do not know where to select “OTHER OS” in the menu. given that I read it affects the boot
    but the fact remains that by starting from the usb does absolutely nothing, does not allow me even to place a flag such as a -v to verify.
    It behaves exactly as if the USB key was empty and still boot from ‘hard drives
    thank you all for the help

  64. GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI (BIOS F4)
    Intel Xeon E5-2670 sr0kx 8 Core
    EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW
    32GB RAM 1866 – G.Skill F3-1866C9Q-32GXM
    SSD OCZ 240GB​

    What Works:
    USB 2.0
    EVGA GTX 670 (Nvidia Web Drivers)

    What Does Not Work: (I’m newbie)
    – 7 cores (still booting with cpus=1)
    – No audio

    • This is a known issue with this motherboard and cpus with more then 6 cores under Mac OS X. We personally have never got it to work with more. One thing you can do is edit VoodooTSC Kext Plist from 1 to 16 and reinstall the kext and try again.

  65. I’ve updated to Sierra on my x79-up4 / 4930k / GTX 760 setup and I have replaced the SSDT’s with the new ones in the x79 DMG, but I cannot use USB 3.0 ports. Is there a kext or other fix for this known?

  66. Hi, AKRD.
    Regards from FreakyChokra.
    I just got a Rampage 4 Extreme & a Xeon E5 2670 V1, about a week ago.
    I’ll not be wrong to say, I’m not new to the scene.
    However, I have followed your guide & files to the letter ‘T’, and everything is now working.
    Before I posted this message, I read the last message & by that, I don’t know if all of my 8 cores or 16 threads are being used or not, but GeekBench 4 posted a multicore score of 19000 something.

    My problem is just that, none of my USB3 ports work. I have used the latest GenUsbXhci version 1.2.11.

    Also, I tried endless DSDT edits, one of which had a merger of same EH01 code from my previous Sabertooth Z77 motherboard DSDT.
    I tried mapping the section somehow to get the USB3 Ports to be enabled. But no success.

    The boot message shows:
    “GenericUSBXHCI::CreateRootHubDevice ? Bus 14 already taken.”

    I have 4 HDDs. 1 has ElCap 10.11.5.
    Another has Sierra.
    3rd has Win 7.

    All Usb3.0 work in Windows. Saying it because both the Xeon & R4E are acquired under a used condition sale.

    Can you please help in shedding some light in some way?

    Freaky Chokra.
    I’m there @ a lot of boards, forums, as we know for this…
    It’s a humble request to you.

  67. Motherboard Intel X79 SR
    CPU Intel 3820 LGA 3.6 Socket 2011
    VGA Nvidia GTX 970
    32 GB Ram Corsair Bus 1600 Kh
    SSD Samsung
    can not install OSX 10.11 after apple logo starts appear No Entry sign appears

  68. I tried both flags (npci and cpus)but same result

  69. Andrew,
    I have an Asus P9X79 Deluxe and I would put this E5-2670 CPU (not listed in section 4), you can support it?
    Can you pass the SSDT file for this cpu I am not able to do so
    Thank you,

  70. I would install on my P9X79 Deluxe this processor
    Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 ES LGA2011 10C
    can you tell me if it works, and I can do the SSDT or else it takes to make it go, as I do to make it go
    Thank you

  71. Not sure if this is a known issue, but in order to get Speedstep working on my P9X79 board with 3930K i had to change the SMBIOS from MacPro6,1 to MacPro3,1.
    I think this is what Rampage used to use in an older X79 DMG download.
    When using the MacPro6,1 model it simply stayed at 3.2ghz and didn’t move or get into a turbo state. I tried creating my own SSDT with Piker’s utility but still nothing, though it again does work when using the Macpro3,1 definition.

    Any ideas as to why that might be? I’m happy enough using the MacPro3,1 SMBIOS definition assuming i won’t hit any problems.

    • Ok, just an update to my previous problem which is now solved. Although the supplied SSDT didn’t seem to work, i was in the end able to create a working SSDT for the Macpro6,1 SMBIOS using Pikers’s ssdtPRGen utility.

      For those that need to do this, you need to use the -c 1 and -w 3 arguments when using it in order to get it working correctly. Also, the -w argument is for some reason not in the latest Beta, so you need to go back to the old master version.

      • Hi spike, thank you very much for the heads up. I am building my second Hack with the exact same CPU/MoBo combo and am having the same problem. Where did you find the non-beta version version of the ssdtPRGen utility?

  72. No worries and glad to help. Here’s the link…

  73. sorry if I am being a n00b but where do you add the -c 1 and -w 3 arguments in the sh script?

    • OK, it is obvious: You just type it into the terminal when launching the script. I still get warnings about the board ID not matching in SMBIOS and system type being set improperly (1 instead of 2).

      • Yep, run it as this, don’t forget the spaces between the c and 1 argument etc. -c 0 -w 0 -turbo 4200

        Set your turbo to whatever overclock you may have, else you can leave that out.
        And yes, i think mine complained about board id as well, but it shouldn’t be a problem. Don’t forget to rename the SSDT to SSDT-1 if you already have one in the Clover folder, probably the Rampage SSDT.

        Let me know how you get on.

        • I am getting nowhere, unfortunately. Also, my CPU is listed as “Unknown Processor”. I don’t know if this is related to the PM problem or not. Was all you did to generate a new SSDT-1 with the settings -c 1 and -w 3? I replaced the existing SSDT-1 in the patched folder in EFI/Clover/ACPI but it made no difference.

  74. Hmm, ok… so, you installed everything exactly as per the RampageDev X79 instructions? Your processor should be recognised. Does it show ok in system properties?!

    And yes, that is all you need to do – generate the SSDT, rename from SSDT to SSDT-1 if need be (you will have to if you’re using the X79 install from this site) and away you go.

    I used the -c 0 -w 0 -turbo 4200 as i have a mild overclock running, but you shouldn’t need to add the turbo argument if it picks up the processor model.

    • I forgot to check about AppeInteCPUManagement.kext which the OS Updater had overwritten. I loaded the patched one from the X79 DMG and now everything is running fine. Thank you very much for your time and help, spike!

  75. in my computer Asus P9x79 Deluxe I’m trying a more xeon E5-2670v2 an Intel processor but I know I should reboot in KP help

  76. Hi guys, I have this strange motherboard from a Lenovo Erazer X700 with a E5-2670 and it works….(!!) but no turbo boost. 🙂
    I tried
    / -p E5-2670
    / -TURBO 3300
    / -c 1 E5-2670

    but CPU never goes above 2.6
    also tried Spike’s above -c 0 -w 0 but it aborts as “Unknown processor model”

    the DSDT is custom made from a great guy at insanelymac , could this need fixing or this CPU is awkward? (I noticed that in your x79.dmg e5-2670 is skipped…)

  77. So my rig is an Gigabyte X79-UD3 with i7-3820 and a GTX980.

    I’ve followed all of the instructions exactly in this guide. However, after post installation, I’m getting stuck at:

    Kernis version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 16.4.0: blahblah
    Kernel UUID: blahblah
    Kernel slide: blahblah
    kernel text base: blahblah
    _HIB text base: blahblah
    System model name: MacPro6,1

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 1038819665

    I saw someone above got stuck with almost something similar (at the system uptime in nanoseconds) and he just had to update is BIOS to get it to work. However, I’m on the latest BIOS for my mobo (F20 from 2014/03/20). Does anyone have any suggestion? Much appreciation in advance!

  78. z620 2x 2660 v1 everything except turbo cpu still at 2.2
    any suggestions are very appreciate

  79. I have the GA-X79-UD3 motherboard and with … alone it just shows a x where the apple logo would be…. i tried your guide and files and now i get the apple logo it loads the bar then goes to a grew screen with the mouse pointer then back to the black screen with the loading bar and freezes

    i setup my bios right not sure what else it can be if you can help me please send me email @ thanks

    im trying to get sierra installed

  80. Hi Andrew and fellow hackintoshers,

    I’m working with a GA-X79-UP4 (Bios F7) and an I7 3820 here. With Sierra 10.12.4 I’m getting a panic relating to AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext at boot. If I replace the kext from the X79 image (216.0.0) with the current kext from the default Sierra 10.12.4 install (219.0.0), it boots fine, but I have no power management and the CPU runs at full bore. I’ve went back over the guide and reinstalled, several times, thinking I might have missed something or made a mistake, but I’m now at a loss. Any ideas?

  81. Hi,this web place has been a great help!! so far I managed to install Sierra on a MSI X79a-GD65 8D + i7-3930k using x79.dmg step by step. i had to use of DSDT from MSI X79-GD45 which is included.
    all seems fine except: -Turbo boost that is not working, -USB3 only works if I plug something in before boot, – CPU is always working on at 3.2. if I use NullCPUpower kext then c states kick in.
    I really need to have this system stable
    any suggestions will be highly appreciated.

  82. Two questions:

    1) I have a P9X79-E WS with 4930K overclocked to 4.5GHz, GTX Titan, Atto R608 RAID adapter, and 2 Inateck Fresco USB 3.0 cards installed. SSDT-2 is not working for me to get the board’s USB 3.0 ports working (at back panel or the header). This is with and without GenericUSBXHCI.kext installed in Clover’s kext/Other folder. I am able to get the ports working using a modded Oyen Digital mXHCD.kext that I found on insanelymac, but when that’s working the Inateck cards don’t work. Thoughts?

    2) Is there a benefit to using MacPro6,1 system definition of 5,1? I was using 5,1 with no issues. I switched to 6,1 and don’t notice anything different except that my monitors don’t work on startup at least half the time. This is after using the AGDPfix or using 2 kexts that I found online (installed in Clover’s kext/Other folder) that do the same thing. Should I just go back to 5,1 so I don’t have display issues, or am I gaining something that I’m not yet noticing with 6,1?

    • Oh, and I am using the Nvidia web drivers.

    • Ssdt-2 on the DMG has nothing to do with USB. 🙂 Just another Mac driver for something else being loaded that causes some systems to panic.

      I will tell you this. From what you just told me there is no way you are using my files from the DMG and or are using them incorrectly. It is impossible to have the GPU issue if using my SSDt.

      Power management will never work in 5.1

    • I would remove all Kext you have installed and clover files and install the ones on the DMG. I’ve built 30-40 systems with the same setup more or less that you have and have nothing like you discribed. Email me if you need more help ok?

      Looking forward to finding what’s wrong and get you on your way.

      • Regarding SSDT-2 and USB3, you replied to someone else’s question (Luis on May 8, 2015) regarding USB3 previously on this page and told him to use the beta SSDT. In the DMG, SSDT-2 is in the beta folder and there’s no explanation in the guide what it is for, so I installed it thinking it would be for USB3 since you told someone else to use it for USB3.

        Yes, I am using all kexts from your DMG except I’m using a newer version of FakeSMC and have hardware sensor kexts installed. Should I downgrade to the older version of FakeSMC in your DMG and remove the sensor kexts?

        • There you go. Lol. You can update FakeSMC nor do you need to. That’s part of the issue expecialy with Power Management.

          Haswell DMG had a beta USB ssdt-2 for USB. 😉

        • Install are FakeSMC and then reboot. Then send a IOREG and I’ll check a few things

        • Ok done. The only kexts loaded are the ones in the X79 DMG, and using only AGDPfix to get it to boot with the Titan and web drivers. Here’s the IOReg.

          I have found that before when I first ran AGDPfix and restarted I would always get a blank screen on startup. The only way to get it to show the desktop was to shut down the computer and remove power to let the power drain from the computer. Then power back up and it would start with graphics working. Since changing to your kexts only and applying AGDPfix it started up with graphics working with just a normal restart. Awesome!

          Have you looked at Lilu.kext and NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext as a substitute for AGDPfix? Those kexts were getting me to the desktop just as reliably as AGDPfix, before I went back to just your kexts. If it works properly and is stable it would be a good solution as the fix shouldn’t be lost during a system update.

          Lastly… USB3. How can I get the board’s USB3 to work without disabling the USB3 ports on the Inateck cards? mXHCD.kext (modified) does get the board’s Asmedia ASM1042 ports working, but I can’t find a way to get it to work without disabling the Inateck cards. Here’s a link to the modification to make to it. I tried the alternate substitute recommended in the thread but it didn’t work.


        • Ok. So I updated the SSDT. We missed the x79 E-WS on are last update. Install the updated SSDT and you wont ever see the issue with the Black Screen ever again!

          We don’t need the Lilu kext for what we do. We have considered it but we can correct the issue in the SSDT so why bother adding another kext?

          As for USB 3.0 the issue we had for USB 3.0, last we tested on the board hands on was 10.11.5, was that you had to insert the USB device twice into the system. We have a NEC driver which in turn covers some ASMedia chips. Might be the same driver you are using (same version) or are edit could be slightly different.

        • Update: I was doing some editing and the computer froze and restarted on its own for pretty much no reason. When starting MacOS the monitors did not work. So it doesn’t seem to have solved the issue I was having with that. Thoughts?

        • At this point do a clean install and use the updated x79 DMG. As stated before we missed this board in are last round of updates.

          GFX0 to GFX1 fixes this issue. Thats the only change and allows the system to boot with no modded kext.

        • Thank you! Just to clarify before I go install with the new DMG… With the new SSDT we don’t need to use AGDPfix app to modify the graphics policy kext either?

        • Correct! The new SSDT fixes this.

        • Thanks for your work on this, but I’m still having issues with the new DMG. Actually, I can’t get the screen to turn on at all, no matter what I do. Before, I would just need to restart multiple times or remove power for a minute then boot, but now that doesn’t even work after about 20 times trying. This is with SSDT and SSDT-1 or all three SSDT’s. Using only the files you provide in the DMG.

      • Update: I can get it to go to the desktop without SSDT-2 and without mXHCD.kext, but I have to add Lilu.kext & NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext. The SSDT doesn’t seem to be successful at preventing the blank screen at boot. Also, mXHCD.kext from the DMG causes blank screen even with those 2 (Lilu & Nvidia fix) kexts installed.

        Should I be using SSDT-2? What exactly is SSDT-2 for? There’s no mention of it in the guide.

        • You don’t need either of those kext if using the latest SSDT. Please remove and lets find what was missed. Nvidia fix = GFX1 fix in the SSDT. Email me your EFI folder so I can check it as well as a IOREG. There is more going on.

          Furthermore we do not use mXHCD with your board and USB ports as previously stated so don’t us it. We use it specifically for NEC chips and not ASMedia. Some have results with the mXHCD so we include it. On our x79-E WS we simply plug in device unplug plug back in and it works using the normal driver included for non NEC chips.

          SSDT loads XRES service which is from a MacPro 6,1. Its a additional service that is loaded with the patch. Its only BETA because it causes panics on some systems. More or less if you are not formulae with SSDT/DSDT editing we don’t recommend using it as its for over achievers to work on. 🙂

          Long story short. We will find the issue or missing instruction and correct it!

        • Here’s my EFI folder:

          This is without those 2 kexts and I just changed NvidiaWeb back to true in the config.plist. I get the screens to turn on more consistently with it set to false, but would like to have it working with true since I may be upgrading to a 1080TI. I cannot get to a desktop without the Lilu and NvidiaGraphicsFixup kexts, so can’t get an IOReg without them. I can’t even screen share without those kexts for some reason.

          Just so you’re aware, an mXHCD that I modified according to the insanelymac thread I linked to before does get my Asmedia USB3 ports working, but makes my Fresco ports on the Inateck cards not work. The Generic kext doesn’t get the USB3 ports working for me, even with plug-unplug-plug as you mentioned.

          Also, I’m curious about your opinion on this AppleALC.kext that I was using before I tried switching to MacPro 6,1 def.
          It gets my audio working without running the AppleHDA mod script in the DMG. I was using this before with no issues and it would keep my audio working even with OS updates, and actually allows me to have a completely clean MacOS drive with no hacks and mods to any files other than what normal software does. I did test it with this current config (with Lilu and NvidiaGraphicsFixup) and it worked great just as before, but I removed it to work on getting these display issues fixed. I don’t have any audio working at the moment.

        • First issue I see with your EFI folder is the Kexts were NOT installed as per the guide. This will cause issues!

          AppleALC is ok. We still prefer patching AppleHDA for now.

          Email me the Kext you used for USB and I will look at it.

          Need a new IOREG. Thanks!

        • I should also mention that I am using 2 monitors connected to DVI and DP like Shaun below. Could this be part of the issue?

          Do you want me to install the Lilu and NvidiaGraphicsFixup kexts and export a new IOReg? I don’t know if those kexts will change the results, but I can’t get into the desktop any other way to get the IOReg.

        • Dont install anything. Just send me a new IOREG.

  83. Hi, can you help me please? I have a computer with asus p9X79 and cpu Xeon E5-2680 v2 i have installed osx sierra and clover everything works but i have the fixed frequency, with Intel Power Gadget Monitor if i put ssdt i have i have the fixed frequency at maximum 2800 without ssdt i have fixed frequency To a minimum 1200
    You know how to fix it, thank you

  84. I’m using the latest Fakesmc

  85. I got fakesmc that is in the dmg, now the processor tries to get low but it is always high i sent you an email

  86. This guide is the best guide I have found. Went through youtube videos, tutorials, and failed attempts unitl I found the guides here on Building a hackintosh from the past two weeks has been an extensive trial and error process. From creating a working boot drive to actually getting the hackintosh to run stable was a learning experience. I highly recommend to anyone who is considering building a hackintosh is to build it on a second drive other than your Windows drive. I had three drives. A drive with Windows, a drive I am installing my Hackintosh on, and a third drive for storage. After doing a critical step such as installing kexts, choosing a system definition or installing video drivers on your hackintosh you should log into Windows and save your hackintosh drive partitions on a storage drive. This will include the partition your hackintosh is installed on and your EFS partition. You can do this with a partition manager. I used EASEUS. This way if something goes wrong; and it will if this is your first build, you can revert back to the stable hackintosh. Saved me many many times.

    I must also state that my hackintosh kept freezing and/or the cursor would stutter. After watching tutorials I had concluded the cause was the CUDA drivers I had installed. In my case this was not the cause. In my bios I had the XMP set for my ram. The XMP raised the voltage on my ram to 1.65 and my CPU VCCSA to 1.20. After disabling the XMP and reverting my ram back to stock my hackintosh is now running flawlessly.

    P9X79-E WS
    Two titans not in SLI
    4960x overclocked to 4.6 – thanks to the SSDT creation guide I found on here.
    Corsair Dominator running at stock 1333MHz at 1.5v

    • Mac OS X does not use core clock speed greater then 4.5 due to a limitation in the Kernel and is why we included OC SSDT-1 @4.5GHz. Now you know! Enjoy.

  87. Was having problems with my screen turning off while booting the Hackintosh using MacPro 6,1. I have a two monitor setup. Monitor A on the Display Port and Monitor B on the DVI Port. I applied several fixes including the AGDPfix and nothing worked. Until I unplugged the Monitor B from the DVI port and plugged it in the HDMI port. On the next boot I logged in successfully with both monitors working. Upon further tinkering I realized that if the CSM in the bios was set to off I can only boot with two monitors if they are plugged into the Display Port and HDMI port. However, If I enabled CSM and choose UEFI boot on the PCI-E slots then I can successfully boot with two monitors using the Display port and DVI port.

  88. Andrew.. I am able to overclock the 4960x to 4.6 using the system definition MacPro 5,1. From what i’ve read it’s not for Ivy Bridge, but it gets me to 4.6ghz. However, if I use MacPro 6,1 or MacMini 6,2 which is from what I’m reading is for Ivy Bridge; I cannot overclock at all? The overclock specs are according to Intel Power Gadget and HWMonitor. I’ve used your 4.5 SSDT and even created one, but still cannot get my system to overclock with the Sys Definition MacPro 6,1 or MacMini 6,2. Not a big deal though. Working great with Sys Definition MacPro 5,1.

    • Doesn’t matter if IPG sees it. 😉

      Say the cpu does a calc that takes 120 Ms when at 4.6GHz and 130 Ms when at 4.5 Ghz and the kernel is hardcoded to only start reading at 140 Ms the fact that the higher clock finished faster does not matter. Understand? Some applications will see some slight gains but overall has no effect.

      Hope that clears things up!

  89. Dear Andrew, just have a short question about render artifacts with Davinci Resolve on 10.12.4. Everything works perfect without any problems using your X79 DMG for P9X79-E WS on 10.10.5. So after cloning the 10.10.5 system and upgrading to 10.12.4 and getting the problems, i did a clean install using just your files from the dmg and latest Clover boot loader. Installed different NVIDIA web drives with different cuda versions for 10.12.4 but always the same artifacts when rendering a file in Davinci. Rendering the same project on my MacBookPro late 2016 works perfect. So i just cloned the whole MacBook Pro system and only installed web drivers, cuda and files from your DMG but got the same problems, tried cudo, open cl and metal with latest 14 beta 2. Do you have an idea what could be the problem and perhaps an idea solving the issues?

    • We had this issue years ago and was due to monitors being used. But now it seems to be different. We don’t have this issue on any of our systems so we are open to people to work with us on a fix. Due to a death in my family I am not at a place to do R&D to look into a fix.

      • You latest update solved the problem, just put FakeSMC.Kext and
        VoodTSCSync.kext into EFI/Clover/Kexts/Other. Bam!!

        Thank you so much!

  90. Dear Andrew, I have a big problem, i can not make the processor work well, And it’s a shame because it all works, I have a motherboard computer Asus p9x79 e cpu E5-2680 v2, But the cpu does not work perfectly E5-2680 v2 turbo speed step doesnt work.
    you can help me

  91. Hi Andrew,
    Thank you so much for providing us with all these resources and advice. You are truly an outstanding, vital member of the community. So many of us wouldn’t have operational builds if it weren’t for your hard work.

    Anyway, I had a problem that I ended up solving, but I thought I’d post it here in case anyone else ran into the same issues. I have a 4930k on an Asus X79 Deluxe running 10.12.4-10.12.5. Most things were working but speedstepping and turbo were not; according to Intel Power Gadget, the system would bounce back and forth between 3.4GHz and around 2.9GHz, but no lower. Power draw corresponded to system usage, but frequency did not. I tried using the SSDT-1.aml that you provided, and I tried using Pikers’s ssdtPRGen utility to generate my own (trying various arguments, including -c 1 -w 3 -turbo 3900), but neither fixed my CPU frequency issues. Speedstepping and turbo had been working on my machine on 10.10 (I did a clean install for 10.12).

    What ended up working was installing the 10.11 X79PlatformPlugin.kext from . Now everything seems to be working properly, with turbo up to 3.9GHz and idle at 1.2GHz. I tried to read your instructions very carefully, but perhaps I missed something in your guide that would have eliminated the need for this kext.

    Also, the only way I could get audio to work was by using xxxxxx.

    Thank you again for all your contributions to the community!

    • You did not follow the installation guide and your kexts are not in SLE and are for some unknown reason are installed in Clover EFI folder. How do I know this? Because that Kext is included and if you install the kext in Clover EFI folder it does not load. You did not follow the guide which resulted in Stepping not working. Please re-install the system and follow the DMG Read Me and do not skip or do anything outside of the instructions.

      • Hi Andrew,

        Thank you for your reply. I made a Carbon Copy of my install before I tried using stinga11’s kext from insanelymac, so I was able to check your diagnosis. I did not (and do not) have any kexts in my EFI partition, and I had installed the kexts from the X79 DMG (including AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext) to SLE using Kext Helper b7. After checking the Date Modified information in SLE to confirm that those kexts had been installed by me when I was doing post-install work on the OS, I re-installed the kexts using Kext Helper b7 again to be sure, and speedstepping still did not work.

        To clarify, am I content with my current install that seems to have gotten speedstepping + turbo working once I installed the kext I got from stinga11, but I wanted to leave this info in case anyone finds themselves in the same situation as I was (even if that means they made the same mistakes I may have made).

        Thanks again!

  92. Asus P9X79 Pro (latest bios)
    3930K @4.2GHz (forced permanent in bios)
    GTX 580

    Choices during post install…
    1) Standard Nvida driver
    2) FakeSMC/VoodooTSCSync/AppleIntelE1000e/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement & USB 3.0 ASMedia Only
    3) SSDT (P9X79 Pro V3.1 – Nvidia)
    4)SSDT-1 (3930K – 4.5GHz)
    5) audio_alc_9series-hda-93_patch.comand

    Although audio outputs appear in the system report, there are no audio outputs in System Preferences.

    USB2 front panel now works, but none of the USB 3 ports work anywhere.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated


    • This is wrong:


      Not sure why you ran that. x79 is not 9 series just to clarify.

      Looking at IOREG for USB.

    • Ok. Updated the Driver on the DMG to work with your ASMEDIA USB 3.0 Chips that are on your board. Redownload the DMG and install the updated Driver. Should work.

      Also please run the proper Audio Patch.

      • Hi,

        Thanks for making the new DMG.

        I have tried Your installation method with the new DMG. I did two clean installs to make sure, but I got a crash on boot, both times.

        I can boot in with the “vesa” flag or by booting from Clover on a USB stick. I am guessing it something do to with the graphics settings in the config.plist

        I tried your web driver plist as well, just to check, but that didn’t work either. Any thoughts?

        As for the audio, there doesn’t seem to be anything for series 7 boards.

        Thanks in advance.

        • You don’t have 7 series/ There is no 7 series script. Read the Read Me that is provided with the Audio Patch Download for more information. You just the standard script for Audio.

          Without seeing were the system hangs not much I can debug.

  93. Okay, thanks.

    Is there anything I can send you to help debug? I can’t see where the system hangs as it is just after the computer leaves verbose mode.

  94. Hi Andrew,

    I got a brand new sabertooth x79 a couple of days ago. I followed x79 DMG, fond out there is no ssdt for E5 2670. so I copied and compiled one from dual E5-2670 SSDT-1 in Dual CPU DMG step4. It seems that the turbo works fine,but the identification of the processor show as 2.6GHz unknown. Is there any way to fix this issue ?

    thank you.

  95. Hello Andrew,

    I have followed your guide multiple times to attempt to get the cpu to at the very least to do 3.4GHz -3.9GHz. I have the 4930K, 3.9 is its turbo but with Intel utility it never gets past 3.4GHz but it scales all over just fine. I tried both Stock and OC SSDT. My front USB3 ports are nonfunctional too.
    What I’m I doing wrong?

    By the way, this worked fine with Mavericks/Yosemite, same bios features, -nothing- was changed. So now on Sierra(fresh install), I get no luck. I followed your guides for Mav/Yose as well and they worked.

    No turbo-boost with stock SSDT-1.aml
    No OC with 4.5GHz SSDT-1.aml
    USB3 front ports nonfunctional with USB3 AsMedia Only Kext.

    Asus Sabertooth X79
    i7 4930k
    gtx 780
    Sierra 10.12.5

    Selection I chose
    -Nvidia driver
    -USB 3.0 ASMedia Only
    -SSDT (Sabertooth x79 V3.1 – Nvidia)
    -SSDT-1 (4930K – 4.5GHz)

    Thanks again.

  96. Hi Andrew,

    I just had to reinstall Sierra onto my P9X79 Pro/3930K system. Whereas before on El Capitan i had speed stepping working where it would drop the frequency right down to around 1ghz when idle, my current system fluctuates between 3.4(ish) to 4(ish) The power draw is nicely down though and when i run benchmarks it goes full speed to my overclock at 4.4ghz and the power ramps up and it benchmarks just fine.

    I’ve tried both your SSDT-1 files supplied with your X79 DMG and i’ve tried creating my own with Piker’s util, but they all do the same.

    So, i’m not too worried as it seems to be performing fine, but i have no idea why it now never drops below 3.4ghz when idling, even though the power draw itself does and the temps at idle are perfect too.

    Any ideas?

  97. hey everyone,

    i just installed el capitan following rampagedev’s guide. however, when i enable usb 3 controllers on my board (fresco logic and VIA), i get a panic from appleusbxhci when booting to the OS. all other devices seems to work ok except USB3. what would you advise?

  98. Gigabyte x79 up4. USB3 not working. Whenever I enable the controller all usb ports get REALLY slow and system is pretty much non-functional. I get some sort of power gated error during boot. Tried Generic USB3 Kext installed via kexthelper. Not sure what I am doing wrong?

  99. I am following the guide and cannot find the Clover.command for section 3 #12 anywhere. There are no 10.x folders inside step 1. only “Standard” “NVIDIA Web Drivers Enabled” and “drivers64EUFI”.

    Any ideas?

  100. Everything works great (thanks for this!) — EXCEPT the only issue for me is that one of my internal drives is showing up as a yellow external drive.

    I’m on asus sabertooth x79, and the drive in question is connected to the Marvell Controller 6g Sata port (needs to be). Running Sierra 10.12.5

    Is there a patch to fix this?

    • This is not a issue.

      See BIOS and disable Hot Swapping. Or Spoof the ID for the SATA Control as we do for the Intel Controller. Modiying a system for cosmetic items should never be done. This is a friendly warning. 🙂

      Again, this is not a issue.

  101. does anyone had problems with 10.12.6 update, cause i am stuck with a panic… nothing changes the panic. tried -x, -s, drop ssdt, various SMBIOS. could this be a X79 thing. i see everyone else updating normally….
    MSI X79A-GD65-8D
    Gigabyte GTX 970

  102. Hello,

    I follow both guides (install & post install) to get el Capitan into an Asus X79 (not P9X79) deluxe with a E5 Xeon E5 8 core & GTX 960 but audio patch on X79.dmg. It stuck at missing bluetooth controller transport.

    If I boot using install USB drive, OS X loads fine, but not working GTX (tried with GT210 & GT530 too, same result) with the NVIDIA SSDT file (there is not SSDT-1 for E5-2665

    Those files are for the X79 deluxe or a P9X79 deluxe? I thought so, but I’m stuck.

    Thank you.

  103. Hi, Andrew

    I’m thinking about to replace My R9 270 with a RX 580. Will this graphic card work in your x79DMG solution ?

    My build,
    ASUS Sabertooth X79, E5-2670 (with the SSDT you sent to me months ago).

  104. Hi Andrew,

    I finally got around to upgrading to Sierra (10.12.6) with Clover 4184 from Yosemite on my GA-X79-UD3 with 4930k (no OC at this time). I followed the guide, removed some of the obsolete kexts from the previous DMG, like NullCPUPowerManagement, but although the upgrade succeeded I am running into some issues:
    – USB3 does not work (Seagate USB3 disk does not mount), even though the USB 3.0 bus shows in ‘About This Mac”;
    – I sometimes get random kernel panics at boot, but once the system is up, it is stable.
    – I had to remove AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext otherwise the system would continuously panic at boot.

    Some potentially non-standard quirks:
    – I have applied PikerAlpha’s NVME patch to boot from NVME. That works fine. I had the same issues though when running of a SATA drive.
    – I am running a GTX1060 with NVIDIA Web Driver 378.05

    Can you help me out to get this more stable?

  105. Hi all, does anybody know how to disable AppleintelCPUPM Patch from within Clover Configurator?
    In CC ticking or un ticking the AppleintelCPUPM selection at “Kernel and Kext Patches” section makes no difference. I still see appleintelCPUPM Patch selected in clover option at boot and i need it disabled cause i lose all stepping and turbo functions…..
    than you in advance

  106. Heya all, Andrew…

    Updated Sierra 10.12.6 with the latest security patch and i’m now getting a kernel panic for Lilu. I can boot the machine no problem if i use the boot arg -liluoff.

    Any ideas on the best way forward? I see Lilu.kext is not a separate kext, but actually sitting inside the FakeSMC.kext you supply as a plugin and i see it is an older version.

    Looking around on the web it seems many have solved this by updating Lilu to the latest version, but i’m unsure how to do this using your X79 setup.

    Any help as always much appreciated!

  107. hi there, what is your recommended boards for x79 and x99? Trying to put together a second workstation and I was wondering what you and the rest of the rampagedev team recommend as top boards for X79 and X99? Thanks!

  108. I’m trying to get a Broadcom BCM94360CS WiFi/BT card to work, but it won’t. There’s an issue with being able to use Broadcom wifi cards. I think it has to do with the MacPro6,1 sys def and the SSDT or something. With the MacPro6,1 sys def wifi doesn’t work, turning on and off on it’s own several times on startup, then just staying off. Can’t manually turn it on. If I change the sys def to iMac4,2 then wifi works perfectly. Also, with MacPro6,1 the card only works in odd numbered slots. I haven’t tried even slots with iMac4,2. How can this be fixed?

    I have a P9X79-E WS board. MacOS 10.13.4. 1080Ti graphics.


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