Gigabyte x79

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  1. tvanpeer says:


    Got everything to work with the GA-X79-UD3, including audio. Even managed to get some over clocking, based on the figures you mentioned for LGA2011 and 4930k. Now what I run into, is that when I select shutdown from the Apple menu, the screen immediately turns gray and even after a couple minutes will not turn off the power. Any suggestions where to look?

    • rampagedev says:

      Test without oc. Is this with clover or Cham?

      • tvanpeer says:

        Same result with OC off.

      • rampagedev says:

        My system does this from time to time. Try turning off spotlight for your drives.

      • tvanpeer says:

        Turning off Spotlight did not help, but I think I found the problem. Somewhere along the way I had changed ownership of my system disk in the Finder to myself. So when I did a shutdown I got this message in the console log:

        20/08/14 19:57:02,521 shutdown[618]: SHUTDOWN_TIME: 1408557422 521416
        20/08/14 19:57:02,526[12]: Can’t create kext cache under / – owner not root.

        So I did a ‘chown root /’, rebooted and then the system would shut down properly. So now I will turn on Spotlight again, redo the OC settings and hope everything will still shutdown nicely.

  2. tvanpeer says:

    Cham, I’m not really comfortable with Clover yet.

  3. felixlgr says:

    Just finished building a X79 UP4 4930k system, first of all thank you RAMPAGEDEV for your great work! I have a GTX 670+ GTX 285 in there, 670 shows in sys profiler in slot 1 but GTX 285 dont say slot number…OSX seems to default to GTX 285 as default boot display even if slot 1 is chosen in bios and display is connected to the 670. Do i have to put the the GTX 285 info in the SSDT ? How?
    Sidenote: UP4 is a good motherboard with a crappy BIOS so dont expect stellar overclocks

  4. rampagedev says:

    Look under has well.

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  7. aicragleon says:

    I think it depends on your CPU. The 3930k has problems but the others are good as far as I know. I am sure Rampagedev will give you better advice, but you could try ssdtprgen by Pike.

  8. Sven says:

    Im thinking about builing a hackmac with at least a sixcore xeon cpu to run davinci resolve on. Is there a motherboard you can recommend for this? I already have a 1366 socket sixcore xeon on a asus p6 t se motherboard that runs mountainlion and works really good with resolve. I am thinking the new stuff today must be fantastic and so much faster and better than the 1366 socket mobos and cpus.

  9. hakan says:

    Hi rampagedev there is no dsdt in gigabyte x79s-up5 files there is only ssd.aml my alc898 no work but it was worked with you dsdt.aml files. Can you help me pls

  10. Andy says:

    Hi there. Just wanted to let you know that this method is so far working brilliantly. I am running a X79 UD3, 8 core 16t Xeon E5 v2 and the only thing I need to do is npci=0x2000 GraphicsEnabler=Yes. I am also running a MSI GTX 480 Lightning in the second X16 PCIE slot. The boot loader did not seem to work so I am still booting from the USB, but that should be easily fixable. Many thanks again for this. Multibeast was failing to install the Voodoo part which was killing the install.

    • rampagedev says:

      If you change the setting for GE in the boot Plist you can boot properly. Never us any multifail tool ever. Just use what is on the dmg.

      • Andy says:

        Thanks for the reply ! In the end I installed Chameleon boot loader and added the flags to the plist and now I have a fully functioning mac ! the only thing we could not get working was the onboard sound, but I had a XFI pro USB lying around and it worked immediately. All sorted now thanks again !

  11. Paul says:

    Awesome guide works perfectly for my build:

    i7 4930k cpu
    nvidia gtx 770 2GB!

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