Asus x79

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  1. Atmos says:

    Asus X79 Deluxe 32Gb Ram with GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST. It always gets stuck at TmSafetyNet.kext. I have tried all boot flag combos still can’t pass it to setup screen.
    Any ideas?

  2. tim.smy says:

    does usb 3 work by default on maverick on Asus Rampage IV Extreme x79?


  3. Stewart says:


    I have an X79 Deluxe mobo with bios 0701, I was wondering if your DSDT file provided is compatible with this bios version?

  4. Stewart says:

    Hi Rampagedev,

    I had posted earlier however I do not see my post, if I am posting in the wrong place let me know.

    I currently have an asus x79 deluxe and 4930k.
    I have installed 10.9.3, now I am going through the post installation, the .dmg you have posted, is that for asus’s current bios (0701)?

    Thank you,

    • rampagedev says:

      How about reading the read me as your post tells us that you failed to read it. Please review all documentation before posting. Thank you. 😉

      • Stewart says:

        Hi rampagedev,

        Thank you for the quick reply, I should have realized there was a read me about posting as well.

        I am looking forward to playing around and getting my system up and running

  5. Cosmin says:

    Hi , i dont have a mac or something and i need to know if the sound card on the Asus Rampage IV Gene x79 will work on mac , and if i will be able to use a dac on mac

  6. Hi rampagedev, I tried to install mavericks on my hackintosh but i stuck at white screen apple logo. Could you suggest some boot flags. My Hackintosh Configuration are
    Intel CORE i7 4930K
    Corsair Hydro Series H110
    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 Vengeance Pro 2133
    eVGA GTX770 4G Superclocked w/ ACX Cooler
    CoolerMaster 1000W Silent Pro Gold Modular
    Samsung 120GB SSD 840 EVO SATA III X 2
    Western Digital WD3003FZEX Black 3TB
    Samsung SATA Black Internal DVD/RW Drive
    Cooler Master RC-1200-KKN1 COSMOS II
    Cooler Master DEVASTATOR Keyboard + Mouse
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit OEM

  7. Will says:

    Hey Andrew,

    My 2 840 evo SSD’s read time keep slowing down in time. If I c/p a freshly written file from one SSD to the other, read/write times are normal. But with files a few months old, AJA shows read times as low as 65MB/s.

    This is specific to those Samsung SSDs. I also have 2 smaller M4 installed with no such problems.

    AHCI on, trim on, no filevault, no spotlight indexation, no sleep, lots of free space available on the SSDs.

    If you think of something I’d be grateful 🙂

    Specs: X79 deluxe, 4930k, HD 6870 with OSX 10.9.4


  8. Niel says:

    Hi Rampage dev is it possible to install mountain lion following your guide?
    Will it be the same steps

  9. dank0 says:

    Hello, I got Asus P9X79 Pro board. OS X is running well with your DSDT, only issue i have is: I have two Nvidia Titan GPU’s first one is showing in Slot-1, but the second one is installed in PCIE slot 5 and in OS x is not showing any slot. screenshot Is it easy to fix to do?


  10. Eber Antony says:

    Hi Everybody…I’ve got an Asus x79 deluxe mobo, gtx 780Ti and when I try to install osx 10.9.4 I’m getting the message “missing bluetooth controller transport”…any tips?


  11. Joe says:

    Hi, I did an installation on an X79 deluxe and all been well. Im running mavericks 10.9.2 and have no reason to update. My question is that I installed this on a pc that already had a ssd with windows and I installed it on another ssd just for mac. I have to use the flash drive to boot every time even after doing changes on bios. It always tries to boot windows first. Can you recommend me a method or bootloader that will give me the option to upload the different OS at startup? I will also like to add Ubuntu in the future so any help or direction in this matter will be appreciated. I havent tried any of the sound solutions for this motherboard since I have a focusrite pro 40 as a soundcard thru a TI firewire card and it works perfect. Thanks for your help.

    • rampagedev says:

      Please update.

      Also follow the post install guide.

      • Joe says:

        Thanks for your fast response. I will check the post install guide. The reason I have not updated is that some of the music software that I use is not working 100% with the updates and some of them not even with maverick so Im waiting for some more stabiliy on those apps. Also I read here that if I update I have to reset or re intall some kexts and frankly I dont know how to do some of that stuff yet. Im waiting for a new hardrive that match my main mavericks drive to make a proper time machine backup before changing anything . Thanks , Ill chime in again if I can not get the multiboot after the post install guide.

      • Joe says:

        ok.. i went to the post install section of the method I used(MyHack) and this is the same method I normally use to boot in, using the myhack usb. I may have stated my question wrongly.What I want is to be able tohave a boot menu without having to use the myhack usb and simply choose from that menu on the start. Actually when I use this post install method I dont have to enter flags,. I just choose the myhack usb dirve and then the dirve where Mavericks is installed and it boots fine. I would just like to not have to have that usb connected all the time. Sorry if Im doing something wrong here. I would like just a general bootloader at the beggining that allows me to choose what is installed or even add new os’s without anything plugged in like a usb. Thanks again.

      • rampagedev says:

        Your failing to install the boot loader to your Mac drive as per the read me on the DMG.

      • Joe says:

        Thanksssss so much and so dumb of me,.. sorry. I got it now working like its supposed to but only one problem. Now my wifi stopped working.It says no hardware installed even as the system information shows information about the integrated wifi card. What I am missing? I ran again the chameleon bootloader and tried to install the ethernet option but to no avail. Where can I re-activate it?Thanks.

      • rampagedev says:

        Make sure the ssdt is installed.

  12. Jason says:

    I did a different route for installing mavericks using unibeast. I assume following your guide for my board will still work for the kexts. When following the read me in the dmg there is no “kexts” folder under the files folder. It only has the manufacture names, power management and tools.

    • rampagedev says:

      Cant help you at all as your failed to follow my guide.

      • Jason says:

        I got a fully operational hackintosh now but I ended up finding my own route. your instructions did not line up with the dmg provided. It does not matter how I got Mavericks on here when your instructions are faulty.

  13. Konstantinos Nks says:

    Hi, I did an installation on an Asus Rampage iv formula and everything works great. After 2 days i tried to get system sleep without success, sometimes system sleeps and wakeup sometimes cant sleep (monitor goes powersaving mode, hdds shutsdown but system stays alive and frozen) also the same happens on shutdown & restart but in random times. sometimes works sometime dont.
    Any ideas?

    • rampagedev says:

      I do not support sleep due to may hardware issues that effect sleep mainly USB devices.

      • Konstantinos Nks says:

        Thanks for your reply, my problem isn’t the sleep only but whole shutdown function, the system cant shutdown. I cant restart,sleep or shutdown, system stop signal to monitor, power off usb devices and hdd’s and after that system freeze.
        That problem happens 60% of shutdowns-sleep-reboot, sometimes shutting down sometimes freeze, sometimes restarts sometimes not.

        if you have any idea of that (i don’t want direction only ideas for what is responsible )

      • Konstantinos Nks says:

        Nevermind, problem solved, its a efi driver (CsmVideoDxe-64.efi). i dont know how installed that driver in clover but after removed reboot/shutdown/sleep works all the time.

  14. benthemotto says:

    Hi rampagedev i’m having sleep issues on my P9x79Le my system goes to sleep and wakes immediately, do you know how to fix that? I’m using your ssdt, ssdt1, ssdt2, clover config and your power management kext.

  15. Thanh Tran says:

    Hi rampagedev,

    I am using MOBO P9X79 LE with CPU i7-3820 and GPU GTX-550ti. Using your SSDT and SSDT-1 (for CPU 3820), my speedstep seems not to be effective. It only shows 2 steps:

    8/16/14 8:20:52.000 PM kernel[0]: MSRDumper PStatesReached: 12 38

    Moreover, it seems that I have to use NVIDIA kext and boot with GraphicsEnabler=Yes, which changes your org.chameleon.Boot.plist to have my GPU accelerated. If not, my hackintosh only boot with resolution 1024×768.

    I am using Mac 10.9.4.
    Please help to give your comments. Many thanks in advance.

  16. Chip says:

    Great website!

    I have P9x79 Pro and I’m wondering if the rear USB 3.0 ports should work. The 2 off of the internal header work fine, but I can’t get the rear four to work. Any ideas? Thanks!!

  17. tom5151 says:

    Hi, I’m currently running on X79-Deluxe 701 bios, which is PM unlocked. Does anybody know if 902 bios is unlocked as well ?

    • rampagedev says:

      You can always roll back using USB Flash back if it causes any issues. It should be unlocked as that board never had it locked.

      • tom5151 says:

        Thanks for you reply 🙂 I’ll let you know

      • tom5151 says:

        It sounds good 🙂
        AICPUPMI: v3.3 Copyright © 2012-2014 Pike R. Alpha. All rights reserved
        AICPUPMI: MSR_PKG_C2_RESIDENCY…….(0x60d) : 0x18BB5BBF44
        AICPUPMI: MSR_PKG_C3_RESIDENCY…….(0x3f8) : 0x0
        AICPUPMI: MSR_PKG_C6_RESIDENCY…….(0x3f9) : 0x30262FCF22
        AICPUPMI: CPU Low Frequency Mode………….: 1200 MHz
        AICPUPMI: CPU Maximum non-Turbo Frequency….: 3400 MHz
        AICPUPMI: CPU Maximum Turbo Frequency……..: 3900 MHz
        AICPUPMI: CPU P-States [ (12) 39 ]
        AICPUPMI: CPU P-States [ 12 (23) 39 ]
        AICPUPMI: CPU P-States [ 12 23 (37) 39 ]
        AICPUPMI: CPU P-States [ 12 23 (34) 37 39 ]
        AICPUPMI: CPU P-States [ 12 23 (29) 34 37 39 ]

  18. Hi, I have a asus P9X79-Deluxe and installed the alc898, however when I’m listening to music, the sound is cutting out, and this happens only on the green output, in mavericks sound works normally. Anyone know what can be?

  19. AssafN says:

    I have a couple of issues with my hackintosh running Yosemite, immediate reboot after sleep and no sound after that reboot. While looking for answers i came across your site and I have a couple of questions.
    – I have a sabertooth x79 Rev.1, is it safe to use your sabertooth x79 Rev.2 ssdt?
    – the ssdt.aml goes in to EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched? should the ssdt be renamed to ssdt-1.aml ?
    – in your clover installation setting (image 1) you didn’t check to RC scripts, I did, could this be the problem?

    Thanks 🙂

  20. anybody have a similar setup and wouldn’t mind posting your cinebench scores?or just post yours for fun ?

  21. Antony says:


  22. osxfr33k says:

    GPU sensors are not loading for either GTX 760 or GTX 770 I tried both. Here is Console message system.log message:

    Nov 2 17:34:55 osxfr33ks-Mac-Pro.local[395]: kext file:///System/Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext/Contents/PlugIns/GPUSensors.kext/ is in hash exception list, allowing to load
    Nov 2 18:13:32 localhost kernel[0]: Kext org.hwsensors.driver.GPUSensors – library kext org.netkas.driver.FakeSMC not compatible with requested version 1212.
    Nov 2 18:13:32 localhost kernel[0]: Can’t load kext org.hwsensors.driver.GPUSensors – failed to resolve library dependencies.
    Nov 2 18:13:32 localhost kernel[0]: Kext org.hwsensors.driver.GPUSensors failed to load (0xdc00800e).
    Nov 2 18:13:32 localhost kernel[0]: Failed to load kext org.hwsensors.driver.GPUSensors (error 0xdc00800e)

    System X79-Deluxe with E5-2697 v2 processor and EVGA GTX 760 and Nvidia GTX 770 graphics cards


    • rampagedev says:

      They load here and i have 760 -780 and titan here for various tests.

      • osxfr33k says:

        Actually they do load and sometimes they don’t. I see this message GeForce Sensors Waiting for Acceleration in verbose mode. If I se the message once it never loads but if I see the message about 3 times it finally loads. I see this happen in all my systems with Clover but the GPU sensors always load. Is this a clover bug maybe? What application are you using to view temps voltages speedstep etc? Thanks

      • rampagedev says:

        I use intel power gadget for mac for the cpu and i stats for the rest

  23. sketchshot says:

    I have an intel 3930k with Asus P9X79 Pro Board. I have tried loading the GenericUSBXHCI.kext to get the USB3 Ports working but haven’t had any luck. I also cannot manage to get sleep working. Any suggestions? Also cannot mange to detect bluetooth using the kext provided in the dmg. I am running BIOS 4801.

  24. osxfr33k says:

    Hello. Is the Nvram on the Asus X79 Deluxe physical ram and if so I have to assume we use terminal commands for it to remember the nvram settings or do we have to boot into UEFI shell and send a nvram command from there? If not then do we need to install RC scripts from Clover Installer to remember nvram settings?

    Is it possible that the Native unpatched Yosemite AICPUPM kext can work fine with this board or it has to have the one you supply? Can I ask what if this is patched for Locked bios MSR lock patch or its patched by you specifically for other needed things if you want to mention what they are? Is it possible with Bios 0701 the MSR is not locked and when I update to 0902 it will be locked and will need the patched kext?

    Also when I flash 0901 bios firmware will the SSDT’s change or does the DSDT/SSDT rarely change when you update Bios?

    Thanks for your patience!

  25. Joshua M says:

    For the clover config, are we not using mac pro 6,1 anymore? I noticed it is using 5,1.

    • rampagedev says:

      There was changes with driver in 10.9.5+ that do not alloe the gpu to display anything after boot. I have a idea what it is but its low on the priorities atm. End of the month will be doing a huge overhall of the dmg and documentation.

  26. Luis says:

    Cant boot from the usb.


    Any idea?
    Rampage 4 extreme
    32gb Ram
    Evga 660 Ti
    BIOS 3204
    Now running Mountain Lion 10.8.2 with no problem.


  27. julius kraft says:

    hey you all, dear rampagedev,
    i got a prob:
    I followed your guides – installed osx and I ran the x79dsdt dmg. followed also every step. I couldn’t find a “config file” in the efi mount (inside the clover folder) there is only a file named “config.plist” – do you mean that one? But how should I install this?
    I went through all other steps before and now I can’t boot from the clover boot window – this is what it says:

    Would be great to hear from you!

    Thanks for your help!!!!

    • rampagedev says:

      Config File is that. IE a file called Config. Your over thinking this and if you looked at the file on the DMG and in that location on the EFI drive this would be apparent.

      • Jk says:

        “Ok- i’d like to check it again. But I can\’t right now bc the machine isn\’t booting anymore. That\’s what I wrote you below my first question. I tried your recommended boot flags. These worked before. But now… There is this screenshot. Thanks > >”

      • rampagedev says:

        Its simply hung on the GPU.

  28. neph says:

    Hi,i have this system
    -Asus rampage iv extreme
    -intel 4820k
    -amd hd 7950 and 5970 graphic cards but i’m booting with 7950
    but i cant get it to boot from my prepared OS X Yosemite.My clover usb boots well and there is a beautiful welcome screen wishing me a merry Christmas,i go to options,boot flags and i enter this ‘-v npci=0x2000’ for lga 2011,then i hit enter to boot from mac os x but it keeps restarting back to clover menu.I’m simply beaten,spent too much money trying to make a hackintosh but it seems i’m not all that good,i need your help please,take me through my bios setting and what i need to do to be able to install.

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