Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H Hackintosh Build Guide

This build guide takes a Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H motherboard PC build and turns it into a hackintosh running macOS. The Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H as a Hackintosh works surprisingly well without any significant issue as one of the first Z270 hackintosh builds out there and this is the first hackintosh guide created for this motherboard. This so far is the best Hackintosh I’ve made. It boots into macOS in less than 15 seconds, goes to sleep within 15 seconds and can shutdown within seconds, which is why I’m going to keep it for a long awhile. I initially picked up this board because of the low price point of $119 for an overclockable Z-board, significantly cheaper than most Z270 boards available.

It’s smaller mATX form factor will allow me to put it in a small footprint case without sacrificing the extra PCIE Lanes that you would with an ITX board and finally the Intel GbE ethernet and ALC892 audio chipset that are very easy to get working on a hackintosh. The setup in the image above is paired with two ASUS MG279Q QHD Monitors that run at 144Hz refresh rate in macOS.

The GA-Z270M-D3H was a little tricky at first getting it to work as a hackintosh, but once all the kinks were ironed out with it not being natively supported and all, everything now runs super smooth. I was surprised at how well it works as a hackintosh and because of that I will be making it my main setup for now.

Part Name Purchase Price
Total $930.58
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $305.98
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 $59.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $109.99
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive $89.99
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $184.65
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99


What Works

  • Sound
  • Ethernet
  • USB-C port
  • USB3 @ 5Gbps
  • Nvidia Graphics
  • Nvidia Sleep/Wake
  • Intel HD530/H630
  • Graphics Acceleration
  • App Store, iMessage, iBooks

What Doesn’t

  • HDMI/DP Audio
  • HD530/HD630 Sleep/Wake

GA-Z270M-D3H Hackintosh Overview

You can mix match parts from the list above for a cheaper, newer or more expensive build. Changing the the CPU,PSU,SSD is fine, but I would recommend staying with the Corsair Vengeance LPX RAM because it worked flawlessly with this motherboard. Although this guide was made with a Skylake i7-6700k, it can also be used for a Kablyake CPU like the i5-7600k/i7-7700k with a few simple edits in this guide.

The EFI Folder has already been prepared for you making this guide as fast as possible. All you have to do is copy and paste it into the EFI partiton of your USB Bootloader and disk you install macOS on after renaming and moving a couple files. If you are going to use our EFI Package we recommend going with a fresh install of macOS to avoid any issues.

If want to create your own EFI with Clover and familar with hackintoshing you can look at the credits at the bottom of this page for details on how I got various things working.

Tested: El Capitan 11.16, Sierra 12.0 and Sierra 12.3 with both integrated and dedicated Nvidia Graphics on an i7-6700k The EFI Package below also contains instructions, a modified config.plist and kexts to get a Kabylake CPU like an i7-7700k working.

Downloads:

STEP 1: Creating a USB Installer

To install macOS on your computer you need to create USB flash drive installer. You can learn how to make one with a Clover Bootloader Guide if you don’t have one.

Note: You need a USB 2.0 Flash Drive for this motherboard. A USB 3.0 Flash Drive will cause a kernel panic when trying to load the installer because the rear ports on this motherboard are all USB 3.1 ports which cannot run 3.0 devices during the installation process on the Z270 Chipset. This build installed just fine with this SanDisk 2.0 Drive




STEP 2: Editing the Bootloader EFI

We need to Mount of the EFI of your USB bootloader and paste the EFI Package in the Downloads Section above into that location.

  1. Open Clover Configurator
  2. Select Mount EFI under TOOLS
  3. Click Mount Partition for Install macOS…. EFI or the name of your bootloader installer
  4. Click Open Partition
  5. Delete EFI folder if it exists
  6. Unzip the EFI folder contained inGA-Z270-D3H – EFI Package
  7. Paste the EFI in /Volumes/EFI (Same location you deleted the previous EFI folder)

STEP 2.1: Skylake-Nvidia Users Only

The default config.plist is configured to run on the Intel HD530 integrated graphics. Follow these steps below only if using a Nvidia Graphics Card otherwise move on to STEP 3

  1. Navigate to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER
  2. Delete config.plist
  3. Rename config-GFX.plist to config.plist

STEP 2.2: Kabylake Users Only

Follow these steps only if using the latest Kabylake CPU otherwise move on to STEP 3 You will need to follow this step to enable Kabylake CPU’s with FakeCPUID for processors like the i3-7100, i5-7600(k), i7-7700(k)

  1. Copy FakePCIID.kext & FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext from folder ‘Kabylake Pack’ you downloaded from the EFI Package
  2. Navigate to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/
  3. Paste FakePCIID.kext and FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext in that location
  4. Copy config-Kabylake-iGPU.plist or config-Kabylake-GFX.plist if using a graphics card
  5. Navigate to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/
  6. Paste config-Kabylake-iGPU.plist or config-Kabylake-GFX.plist in that location
  7. Delete the file called config.plist
  8. Rename config-Kabylake-iGPU.plist or config-Kabylake-GFX.plist to config.plist




STEP 3: Configuring the BIOS

Recommended: Updating to the latest BIOS The BIOS used during the making of this was V. F4. If you do not update the BIOS to at least version F4 you may be unable to install macOS.

Before the installer can boot successfully with the bootloader certain BIOS settings must be changed. Restart/Power On the computer and press the DEL key when splash screen appears to Enter BIOS

Change the following settings:

  1. Save & Exit : Load Optimized Defaults
  2. M.I.T. : Advanced Memory Settings → Extreme Memory Profile(X.M.P.) : Profile1
  3. BIOS → Fast Boot : Disabled
  4. BIOS → Windows 8/10 Features : Other OS
  5. BIOS → LAN PXE Boot Option ROM : Disabled
  6. BIOS → Storage Boot Option Control : UEFI
  7. Peripherals → Initial Display Output : IGFX or PCIe 1 Slot
  8. Peripherals → Super IO Configuration → Serial Port : Disabled
  9. Peripherals → Network Stack Configuration → Network Stack : Disabled
  10. Peripherals → USB Configuration → XHCI Hand-off : Enabled
  11. Chipset → Vt-d : Disabled
  12. Chipset → Wake on LAN Enable : Disabled
  13. Press F10 to Save and Exit the BIOS

STEP 4: Installing MAC OS

Now we’re going to install macOS and once it’s completed paste the EFI Folder from the flash drive to the drive that macOS is installed on, which will allow booting into macOS without a flash drive.

Follow STEPS 2, 3 and 4 of the Installation Guide then return to this guide when done.

If using integrated graphics and not a dedicated graphic card you skip STEP 5 card as you’re done.

STEP 5: Nvidia Graphics

If using a compatible graphics card then you will need to install Nvidia Web Drivers to fix all the graphical issues. If you do not know how to install a graphics card on a hackintosh read the Nvidia Graphics Guide

If this guide helped you please consider buying me a beer!

Build Notes:

Bootloader – Clover_r4035 settings:

  • Install for UEFI Booting Only
  • Install Clover in the ESP
  • Emuefivariable.efi – Used for NVRAM/Graphics Detection
  • OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi

Kexts used:

Related:

Gigabyte GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5 Hackintosh Build Guide

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Chris Cuomo
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Chris Cuomo

This REALLY helped my new build on a GA-Z270X-Gaming 7.
Now just gotta get Thunderbolt 3 and NVME working.

Thank you!

root
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root

Can you help me out with that same board and post your results on thunderbolt 3?

Muhammad Qaiser
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Muhammad Qaiser

Hi There,

Would it be possible to provide me your EFI Folder most of my Hackintosh is working fine but I have the main issue with restart, whenever I restart my Hackintosh it stuck on apple loading screen?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

boot in verbose mode by pressing space bar on clover boot screen and check -v (verbose mode) boot arg and post what it says when it sticks on loading screen

Thomas Weyermann
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Thomas Weyermann

Oh yes, Thanks man ! You saved me from another nightshift for getting this NVIDIA-Webdrivers to work. Your config works great, i have a GA-Z270-5P board and made some additions like install on NVME and getting the hardware sensors and fan controls to work. If you like, here is my running setup: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7Ro2SM5IpV8VTIyb3pITS1UdUk

Grretings

Alexandre
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Alexandre

Thank you so much, man…
This worked like a charm.

Gigabyte Z270X UD3
i7 7700K

Bernardo
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Bernardo

Nothing worked for me, except this!!! Thank you very very very very much!!!!!!! Keep making these amazing tutorials!!!

JD
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JD

Such a great guide, but having an issue. The install stops at 6 seconds remaining on about 6 different usb drives (usb 2 and usb 3) .

Same mobo with a kaby lake i5 and 1050ti strix.

Have you ran in to a similar issue mate?

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Minh

Same problem here but on my installer it says restart after 6 seconds. Then the computer rétart and the clover boot screen is up again with no option to boot into os x, only boot into the installer again. Any luck solving this? Will try another installer though I did download mine from app store.

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Minh

Oh never mind. I solved the problem. Turn out it was because I set my display to a non native aspect ratio so the image get distorted. When I changed it back to the original aspect the image showed up fine. But mac OS is kinda dumb when they doesnt support native 4k resolution (well they do but the icon and text gets incredibly small I couldnt read them) instead they choose to output a lower resolution from GPU and then upscale it to 4k to fit the screen, that’s why the images and test doesnt look super sharp like in Windows.
Thanks for your help. My restart problem keeps happens again and I replace my RAM, it works great since. I think I have faulty RAM.

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Minh

And I used the alt holding method. Works great!

Wellington Campos
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Wellington Campos

I can’t boot with de acceleration on the HD 630 🙁

Can you help me ?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

This is a great guide. I can confirm as working with my temporary i3-6100 with Nvidia card. Thank you.

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Minh

Thanks for your guide. I have a few question. Pardon me if I said something stupid. I’m new to this.
My build is the same with yours except for the GPU I used the asus ph gtx 1050 and my CPU is a i7 7700 (non-k).
I’m trying to install Sierra 12.5 but for some reason, after the installer finishes and restart It goes back to Clover boot screen with only option to boot the installer from usb, the Boot osX from… option is no where to be found. I suspect I’m doing something wrong with the bootloader EFI. What clover setting did you used? I used the setting stated here http://hackintosher.com/?p=174.
Hoping to hear from you soon. Thanks again for the awesome guide.

Barry
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Barry

I’m also having the same problem. I’ve re-created my USB stick a few times now. It seems to install okay, but as you say – I only get the option to go back into the installer.

Also thinking my EFI settings might be something to do with it.

Barry
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Barry

Update: I’ve updated my BIOS to v F4 (it’s easier and quicker than I thought, so I regret not doing it in the first place), and that’s made a huge difference. Been able to boot into the installer now.

Yugandar
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Yugandar

hi i have installed as you guided but audio is not working pls help me fix it sir

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Minh

I’m thinking about using a M.2 ssd to boost my booting time (now it stands some where 35 secs after pressing the power on button. Have you ever tried M.2 on this build and does it improve booting time? Does it affect sleep/wake or any other feature?

Marcus
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Marcus

Just wondering I see alot of people having issues with sound here and there, will this guide work with external sound cards? (M-Track Plus MK2). I would assume all you have to do is download the drivers right?

Tim
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Tim

Hi!

I’m going to build a Hackintosh with this hardware:

Intel i7 7700
Noctua NH-L9i
Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H
Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD PCI-e 250GB
Seagate Desktop 7200.14 2TB SATA3 64MB
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 PC4-19200 8GB CL16
PNY NVIDIA Quadro P600 – 40W

What do you think? It’s similar to your configuration and guide.

I have a question about NVIDIA card. I understand that I install macOS using integrated graphic card, then patch and install NVIDIA drivers, shutdown the computer, plug Quadro card and power on. Do I need to disable Intel integrated card power on before?

Many thanks!!

Filippo
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Filippo

Hi,
I’m building my Hakintosh with this hardware:
Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H
Intel i5-7600k
G.Skill Ripjaws V
and a GTX 460 (I know it’s an old card but I’ll change it soon)

I made the USB key with my MacBook Pro with Sierra 10.12.5. I install Clover following your instruction. The only problem is when I try to boot from the USB key I see the apple logo with the progress bar. When the progress at reach 60% the computer reboot.
Do you know why?
Thanks

Minh
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Minh

After a few 5GB stress, the write speed slow down to a crawl (50-60 MB/s) . Not sure if this is a to be expected behavior with any SSD? Could you please take a look? Thanks!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIgUtzB6wR0&feature=youtu.be

Nimaen
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Nimaen

Thanks a lot, everything works smoothly !

Jeremie
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Jeremie

Hi,
first : thank you for the job and of course, enjoy the beer 🙂
I follow your guide for all the parts except a gtx 1080G1 and all seems to work perfectly at first sight

Installation + configuration of Sierra 10.12.5 on a SSD is ok.
nvidia web drivers ok
cuda drivers ok
Then install NVME M2 960 evo ssd with the RehabMan method.
CCC Sierra to the M2, then erase on the classical SSD
OK (wohooooooooooo!!!!)
then install the few programs I need to work (photographer) mostly Adobe CC
everything ok

BUT

When I open larges images on Photoshop, or try to open a RAW image file on finder preview, It reboot instantly. I tried to understand what happened, but I have no ideas where to search the solution. Try to change the parameters of the Nvidia drivers, but no success. And I have an Apple folder who always come back in the EFI after I erased it.
Last thing, no way th change the clover boot screen skin. I don’t care about it, really, but maybe all of that came from the same problem ?

It would be great if you have an idea of where to start searching for me^^’

Many thanks for your job!

Regards

Dex
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Dex

Thanks for the guide! Everything worked perfectly, except I can’t seem to get my secondary display working. If I boot with either the primary or secondary displays, they work independently, but with both plugged in only 1 will work. Plugging in the other display after boot has no effect. Any advice?

Dex
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Dex

Ok I figured it out! So first, a couple of things

1.) I’m using a GTX 1060 6G, didn’t say that earlier
2.) I was using HDMI on both monitors

As it turns out, OS X wont load both HDMI ports at the same time. That’s why I was only getting 1 monitor. So I switched 1 monitor to DVI. Next thing that happened was 2 blank screens. After verifying that the DVI and HDMI both worked independently (cables and what not), it suddenly worked! So of course I broke it again, and in the process learned the following:

1.) The DVI output needs to be the primary display, otherwise you will get 2 black screens
2.) Video cards give HDMI priority over DVI (/cry)

But there is a solution if you are dual booting windows. Setting the mobo on windows 8/10 mode, with CSM on and the options all set to UEFI cause the video card to use the primary display in windows as the default display.

The end result is both monitors working on boot, every time!

If you are not dual booting windows 8 or 10, then just unplug the hdmi cable before POST, and plug it in before selecting a boot option in clover (possibly even while OSX is loading)

Cheers!

Yuva
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Yuva

Hi sir i have followed all your steps. Am doing as per your instructions but it was getting stuck in installation of OS sierra it showing 4 minutes and it’s getting hang so farther i don’t know what to do so pls guide me what to do next

Yuva
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Yuva

Thank you so much sir i have fix it with the new sierra 10.12.5 now i have installed successfully but the problem is in browser videos are not playing and audio is not working. My system configuration is Motherboard – Gigabyte GA Z270M D3H
Processer – i5 7th generation
Hard disk – WD – SSD 240gb
RAM – Corsair 8gb 2400 X 2
Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti 4gb Windforce

Frank
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Frank

Hi,

Thanks to your site I got my Hackintosh working. But is it safe to go update through the store to the latest Sierra? Or are precautionary steps required?

Cheers!

Spencer
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Spencer

Hello,

Really appreciate your guide as I’m looking to build my first hackintosh and I was interested in this board.

Here are my specs before I ask my question:
-Cooler Master HAF XB EVO
-GIGABYTE GA-Z270M-D3H
-Intel Core i5-6600K SkyLake 3.5 GHz LGA 1151
-Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB 2 x 8GB DDR4-2400 PC4-19200
-PowerSpec 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply

Okay so, first of all I was wondering if all those will work together? From my extensive research I believe that everything should be compatible and work without issue. Now, the purpose of this build is to have a dual boot system with OSX Sierra and Windows 10. The OSX portion is going to be mainly for learning and experiencing MacOS. The Windows 10 portion is going to be for gaming mainly with my Oculus Rift as I wanted a portable system. As mentioned in the “Won’t Work” section the audio for HDMI and DP – Now I need the HDMI audio for the Oculus so I was wondering if there was a fix for the issue yet as I didn’t see anything mentioned in the comments?

Thanks for your time!

-Spencer

Spencer
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Spencer

Has anyone figured out the sleep/wake issue? When my system sleeps and I wake it up the screen doesn’t display and the system reboots. Thanks

drccw
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drccw

Thank for the awesome guide. I have this build with a 1050 ti, Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H, and 7700. I updated to the most recent version of Sierra using your guide. I’ve got my monitor connected via display port to the video card. the computer seems to go into hibernation and I can’t seem to get it to boot from clover’s hibernation screen. I always have to cancel hibernation. I know I can use a terminal command to stop hibernation sleep but is there a fix so that it works? thanks!

Frank Le
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Frank Le

First, thank you for your great information support. I just want to ask if this guide also works for Gigabyte GA-H270M D3H motherboard? Do I need to modify something to get it working properly?

Madis
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Madis

Thanks for this awesome guide. It was the reason I decided to go with the same setup for my build.

Would you care Updating the guide with steps necessary for installation with macOS Sierra 10.12.6?

I think the 10.12.6 update removes the need for some spoofs (e.g. Kaby Lake support). But I’m not 100% sure how to achieve it

Madis
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Madis

What could be the reason (and possible fix) for my additional HGST Deskstar 4TB HDD (seemingly) randomly not being detected by macOS? The system is installed/booting from Samsung PM961 512.

Madis
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Madis

It appears that the aforementioned HGST 4TB drive shows up when I have the same install usb flash disk plugged in during boot that I used to install the macOS on hackintosh originally. When bootin without it the HGST makes sounds like it’s reading/writing something but Finder/Disk Utility/mount don’t show it.

I’m not familiar with macOS internals but maybe there’s a some kind of device ordering/loading somewhere and when all storage devices are connected that were during install then things work. When something gets removed then system has some kind of conflict which results in the drive not showing up.

Do you have suggestions?

Christopher Smith
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Christopher Smith

Hey,

First, this is my first Hackintosh build and I’m just trying to figure out whether or not this configuration are compatible (I’m on a tighter budget, so I substituted parts).

Core i7-6700K,
GA-Z270M-D3H,
Kingston – HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory,
SanDisk – SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5″,
EVGA – GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+,
TP-Link – TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter,
Corsair CX Series 550 Watt 80 Plus Bronze,
be quiet! BK008 Pure Rock Slim – CPU Cooler

Here’s the part list link ( https://pcpartpicker.com/list/g8htGf)

Em jay
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Em jay

Gigabyte Z270M-D3H
Intel 7700 Processor
Gigabyte 1050 Ti Graphics Card
Corsair 8GB DDR4 2133 Ram
I have this configuration..how can i install Mac Os El capitan or Sierra..?
And i have tried hackintosh Mac Sierra 10.12.3 it was successfully installed
But When i install Multibeast 9.1.0 boot loader its not working.
So please help me.which boot loader i need to use.?
Kindly please Please help me

nico
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nico

will this also work on GA-H270M-DS3H using the integrated graphics card?

Kostas
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Kostas

Thanks for the great tutorial!!!

I have a Gigabyte GA-Z270-D3H with i3 7100 (no vga card)
The installation worked fine but I have a problem with graphics.

I use one monitor. Connected to vga port I can see the boot loader and after that the Apple logo with the white bar loading until I get a black screen…

When that happens, I pull the vga cable out and using an HDMI converter, I connect my monitor through HDMI.

What I see is the login screen and from that point everything works great…

This is the only way to make it work…
The system can’t start with just hdmi or dvi…

I’ ve done the installation 3 times please help me…

aqxavier
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aqxavier

Can someone help me adjust the clover?
Everything is working perfectly, but autoboot does not work.
What I need to adjust so that autoboot works automatically instead of having to give enter to boot the machine.

linred
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linred

For sound I’m not showing any devices for output. any ideas

linred
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linred

Figured it out, needed to re-add the latest lilu and AppleALC

rockjano
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rockjano

Great guide!!!

Thanks a lot!!!!

Jerry Arnstadt
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Jerry Arnstadt

First, let me say thank you for the amazing guide. Got my Hackintosh up and running.

But I have one issue, maybe you or somebody else can help me. I have bluetooth installed (BCM94360CD) and it’s showing up but I can’t find any of the available devices (for example the apple wireless keyboard. Any ideas or suggestions about that problem?

Wellington Campos
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Wellington Campos

Are you going to make a update guide for the High Sierra?

kalieswaran
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kalieswaran

hi i want mac os

kalieswaran
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kalieswaran

I have a Gigabyte GA-Z270-D3H with i5 7600k Zotac 1050 Ti Graphics Card and ddr4 16gb i want mac os sierra download link plz…..

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David
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David

took my old copy of El Capitan, but it into a new PC based on this hardware, followed your instructions, upgraded, and Viola, a fully working copy of Sierra!
thanks. Think I will buy you a beer

David
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David

actually its not quite working .. sound is missing. I see my devices, inputs/outputs etc, but volume is zero (0)

I tried updating the lil.kext and AppleACA.kext, but this meant my machine wouldn’t boot.

Any thoughts?

Thanks

Rob
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Rob

Hi, I have same motherboard
I5 6600k
NVMe 960 evo and tried both internal graphics and Gigabyte 1050.
It boots into usb but wont boot to installer, progression bar under apple logo goes three quarters along then I get a circle with line thru it.
My bios is set like yours but I havnt got a mac to download mac os, I just got it off the net.

Iesus
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Iesus

I using this guide, but when i boot into Installer i’ve just saw a black screen with and the apple logo. How can i debbug it?

max
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max

Thank you for this guide!
I want to share my experience, maybe it will be useful for someone
I have installed Sierra 10.12.6 and video doesn’t properly works (new Sierra supports Kaby Lake and that’s why no need to masked it under the Sky Lake), this article helps me: http://tagmac.ru/hackintosh/obnovil-kaby-lake-hakintosh-do-macos-sierra-10-12-6-7606

PC complectation:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA Z270m-D3H
CPU: Intel i5 7500 Processor
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 630
RAM: 8GB DDR4 2133
SSD: GOOD RAM Iridium pro

thanks to all

Jason
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Jason

Thank you for your awesome guides.works wonderful.But my problem is audio.Audio works smoothy but it breaks for a second while playing continuously.it happens with all players as well as with quick view.please help me.

Tom
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Tom

Any advice on black screen issues after installing Nvidia Webdrivers (for a GTX1060)?

Monitor goes to standby about half way through boot, but the Hackintosh does complete boot – if I wait, then access it via screen sharing I can see the GPU in About This Mac.

OS is 10.12.6, mobo is GA-Z270-Gaming K3, and CPU is i7-7700k.

Everything else seems to work.

Cheers!

Sam
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Sam

Since Kaby is now natively supported in 10.12.6 and doesn’t need FakeCPUID, what changes did you make to the config.plist supplied in this guide?

Sam
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Sam

I’m going to follow this guide for a build with Kaby Lake i7 7700K and the H version of this board, the H270M-D3H (yeah, I know, no overclocking, but I got a good deal on these).

What changes do I need to make to the config.plist for Kaby Lake now that it’s natively supported and doesn’t need the FakeCPUID listed in this guide?

(For SMBIOS I know I need to use iMac18,3.)

Please respond, build is very soon. I’d appreciate it so much. Thank you!

Robert
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Robert

Hi there!
Thanks for making this available.

I´m quiet frustrated since i have done this 3 times and always get the same issue.
I can prepare everything and when I start clover which boots and click on install the OS nothing happens except a round strikethrough circle shows up and the computer shut down after a few seconds.

What is the problem?
I tried to rund Disk utility repair for the usb but even doing that nothing happens.

Please help asap. thanks alot!

Robert
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Robert

Update: I was able to resolve the issue. The USB stick seemed to have an issue.

But there was another problem because I installed Sierra 12.6.03 and the screen got stuck.

I was able to run the verbose mode and figure out where the computer get stuck and it was the ioconsoleuser giosceenlockstate.

Meanwhile I tested alot and figured out how to get it going to the installer.

If you have that problem as well. Open the clover configurator -> mount the efi drive on your usb -> open the config.plist file (the one you gave us) and go to devices and set all FAKE ID to 0x0000
Save and try again. Success!

Hope this helps other people as well.
Best,
Robert

Robert
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Robert

Stuck again. During installation the system suddenly shuts down.

Any ideas?

Jimmy
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Jimmy

i have the same problem :/ i cant even reach the installation part

i select start macOS installer in clover, it load for about and hour int then suddenly shut down.

Robert
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Robert

this is the first issue I had as well. Go into verbose mode and see where you get stuck. It basically shows you all the command lines that are executed instead of the apple logo and you what is the last line where your system get stuck. You have to sit there however because after a while the computer shut down.

Robert
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Robert

Anyone can help why the system get stuck again during installation (after I partition and click Install Sierra) and computer shut down? What can I do?

I am using a 7th Gen i5-7600k, 16GB, same board, same memory, same settings as described however the newest release from app store sierra 12.6.03
Using onboard graphics. No additional cards or stuff. Bios is also newer. (I think v7)

Please help!

Robert
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Robert

Update:

I have switched to El Capitan but here I have another issue that after the installation, I never see a final installed version. Only a recovery partition that was created and it tries to install over and over and over.

What´s going on?
Any advice?
I´m fine running El Capitan or Sierra but none of them really works with the description here.

I appreciate your help. Thanks alot!

arketheos
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arketheos

What about High Sierra? I’d like to buy this mobo but i need to know if it works with High Sierra. Thanks!

LouZifer
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LouZifer

I was brave,

I did take the install guide from this MB and install it on GA-Z270N-Wifi mITX.
It works fine! GraKa GTX 1050 Ti works / Onboard-Sound works!
Fantastic
Thank´s al lot

DigiBoy
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DigiBoy

Thank You immensely! this worked with Sierra. You downloads and instructions were straight forward. Plus I got a budget board working fine!
Million thanks for your incredible help

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Scott

I am going to build this setup, but I have no need for high or even medium-range graphics. I do run two 26″ HP displays via HDMI, and 99% of my work is in Office apps, browser and text editors. What is the lowest-cost, but still very-compatible graphics card I can use?

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Scott

I should have also mentioned I am going to use a GA-Z270X-UD5 instead. As it has both an HDMI and a DP port, do I even need a graphics card?

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Scott

And I just read further and found your “Cheapest graphics cards…” post! I will work from there. 🙂

Ericksol96
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Ericksol96

Hey there. I have same board, 1080, 7700k, and a 960 pro and a 850 evo. I followed the guide and when I get to clover I select the installer and it stops loading on like 95 percent of the Apple logo. Thanks.

Jeroen
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Jeroen

EDITING THE BOOTLOADER EFI

I have a problem to edit the EFI bootloader with the Clover Configurator. When I follow the steps as described i’d nearly changed the EFI on my Mac Book Pro’s (disk01s) HD. This is a bit tricky if you are not reading properly, like me

I cann’t select the “Install macOS Sierra USB drive”. USB is mounted…

Before I mess up my MBP what I’m doing wrong?

SkiBum
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SkiBum

Would this work with GA-H270M-D3H Board installing Sierra?

pawan tiwari
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pawan tiwari

Not working this solution i followd all steps but then to unable to install mac

Plauto
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Plauto

Everything works perfectly, I never did it … You’re great, thank you !! What is your Paypal so that I can donate.

I have 2 Macbooks Pro, but this surpassed everything !!!!

My Settings

Gigabyte Z270m – D3H
Memory – Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB 2133Mhz DDR4
SSD Samsung 850 Evo
Processor – i3 7350K

qwertywer
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qwertywer

Firstly ,Thanks a Ton. Your hard work made it very simple for me to have my own Hackintosh with i3 7100 and GA B250M D3H.But Sir I am facing some issues and need your attension.
Shutdown was not working though fixshutdown was selected in clover.
Fixed it by editing the config.plist to fixshutdown_0004.
But till now I can’t boot immediately after shutting down.All I get is no signal but fans , lights etc all work.This is untill I hold the power button for a few seconds and reset the pc & remove the power cable then reattach it and start again.

Rest everything is great