Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 Hackintosh Build Guide

Coffee Lake is here and I’ve successfully installed macOS High Sierra featuring the i7-8700k and Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7. The i7-8700k was out of stock everywhere during it’s release month and despite that I still managed to get my hands on one following the steps I detailed here. I haven’t had much free time lately so I’m posting this build a little later than I would have liked.

Coffee Lake works out of the box in High Sierra 13.X requiring no special changes/hacks. Running Sierra 12.X is another story requiring a FAKECPUID spoof to Kaby Lake  for Coffee Lake to be gotten up and running. The iGPU works with full graphical acceleration as does sleep/wake functionality on both the UHD 630 iGPU and a Nvidia/AMD dGPU. Sound, Ethernet, iMessage and HWMonitor to monitor temps, voltages, fanspeeds are all working fine on this Gigabyte build. The total cost for this built was about $1200 excluding the monitor, I was able to get the motherboard $40 off and the RAM I purchased when the prices were lower.

The Build

Intel i7-8700k Processor @ 5.0GHz

Performance wise, Coffee Lake performs surprisingly well on a hackintosh all 6 cores and 12 threads are working. I managed to overclock my CPU to 5 GHz simply using the Auto overclock feature on my Gigabyte motherboard. I probably could squeeze a little better of a score with a manual overclock, faster RAM timings and a potential delidding. The CPU crushes the performance of current Mac’s offered which is subject to change when Apple releases the iMac Pro.

See my Coffee Lake Hackintosh GeekBench Score

See Apple’s GeekBench Scores

Dark Rock Pro 3

Cooling my i7-8700k @ 5GHz is the Dark Rock Pro 3, which I managed to get two of on sale last year. I still use them for i7 builds because of their combination of looks, quietness and performance for an air cooler.

GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard

I think this is one of the best looking motherboards by Gigabyte so far with a much better color scheme then the Kaby Lake Z270X Gaming 7. I chose this board particularly for it’s looks and overclocking potential, which I was able to get my i7-8700k simply using the auto overclock feature. Luckily the Z370 Gaming 7 uses an Ethernet and Audio Chipset that are very compatible in macOS, unlike the Z270 variant which used a Creative 3D Audio Chipset which can be a little more tricky to get working for beginners. Audio and Ethernet have so far worked reliably without any breakage on the Z370 AORUS Gaming 7.

Also USB 3 speeds work on all the ports up to 5Gbps through my testing in macOS, however, I don’t have any devices to test the Gen2 port or 10Gbps so can’t verify if that can be gotten working or not at this time. USB-C port is functional as well. Although there is one problem with the USB 3 ports and it’s something I noticed back in Sierra 12.6 even with Gigabyte’s Z270 chipset as well as certain MSI motherboards. The problem is that if I have flash drives plugged in the rear IO USB3/3.1/USB-C ports, they will eject upon waking from sleep. This only affects USB 3 flash drives, USB 2 drives work fine in any port of the rear IO. The front USB headers don’t have this issue and this is where I plug in my flash drives as I rather not reach behind my computer to plug in a flash drive everytime so the issue doesn’t really bother me.

GIGABYTE AMD RX 560 4GB OC Graphics Card

I already had a AMD RX 560 laying around so I decided to go with the matching Gigabyte theme for this build. I was originally planning to get a GTX 1060, but quite a lot of Hackintoshers have been complaining about the GTX 1060 under performing or sleep not functioning properly. I do also have a mini GTX 1050 Ti which I also tested in this build that doesn’t suffer from this issue. Also Nvidia card’s are a little more tricky to get working in High Sierra you will need to enable SIP for the install when you reach that step.

Fractal Design Meshify C Case

Fractal design makes good cases and this case with it’s mesh front panel caught my eye. When I first slid it out of it’s cardboard boxing I was surprised at how small it was for a mid tower. At 17 inches tall w/ without the feet and 15.5 inches deep it can pass for a micro ATX sized case.

Cable management  is tidy in this case. There’s plenty of nooks to stuff cables into and I didn’t even bother to use zip ties as a result.

SAMSUNG 960 EVO NVME SSD

A reliable and highly recommend NVME Drive and and the fact that it I knew it worked in High Sierra OOB and give me no problems.

Corsair Vengeance LPX  32 GB DDR4 RAM

Corsair RAM continues to be a great choice for hackintoshing even with Coffee Lake as the LPX is pretty much on the compatibility list for every motherboard which is a good thing to avoid memory corruption kernel panics. Since switching to this brand from the Kingston ram I used in Sky Lake I haven’t had a single Kernel Panic related to memory issues.

EVGA BQ 600W Power Supply

If you don’t want to spend too much on a power supply, while also not getting something terrible then the EVGA BQ 600W is a good choice because of how quiet it is for a power supply that doesn’t’ have zero spin technology and the fact that it’s a power supply that doesn’t make that annoying clicking noise when turning on and off.

GIGABYTE Z370 Hackintosh Guide

Getting a Gigabyte Coffee Lake hackintosh like this one working is fairly straightforward. Even using a different Coffee Lake CPU or  Gigabyte motherboard should be fine as their all pretty much the same.

Above is my Hackintosh Clover EFI that you will want to download and use for your Hackintosh’s EFI Boot Partition.

BIOS Settings

These the are the BIOS settings you will need to change after creating the macOS installer and before first boot:

  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 → LAN PXE Boot Option ROM : Disabled
  5. BIOS → Storage Boot Option Control : UEFI
  6. Peripherals → Trusted Computing → Security Device Support : Disable
  7. Peripherals → Network Stack Configuration → Network Stack : Disabled
  8. Peripherals → USB Configuration → Legacy USB Support : Auto
  9. Peripherals → USB Configuration → XHCI Hand-off : Enabled
  10. Chipset → Vt-d : Disabled
  11. Chipset → Wake on LAN Enable : Disabled
  12. Chipset → IOAPIC 24-119 Entries : Enabled

Based on  the GPU you’re using change the following settings:

Dedicated graphics card:

  1. Peripherals → Initial Display Output : PCIe 1 Slot
  2. Chipset → Integrated Graphics : Disabled

Intel iGPU:

  1. Peripherals → Initial Display Output : IGFX
  2. Chipset → Integrated Graphics : Enabled
  3. Chipset → DVMT Pre-Allocated :128M (if this setting isn’t showing then:  1. Set Integrated Graphics: Enabled. 2. Save and Exit BIOS by pressing F10. 3. Reenter BIOS upon computer restart and it should be there.

Gigabyte Coffee Lake Hackintosh Instructions

Follow the guide Guide to fresh installing macOS High Sierra on a Hackintosh (10.13 Update)  with these special instructions:

  1. Follow Step 1 & 2 normally
  2. Skip Step 3
  3. Step 4 use the BIOS settings above
  4. Continue following the guide as normal
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Rahul Sarin
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Rahul Sarin

Hello again… I have been following your website for a couple of months now and sincerely appreciate all your hard work and insights… however I do notice that you stop your blogs once Mac OS is installed, but that’s only half the battle. The real value of a Mac is the entire ecosystem, which includes iMessage, FaceTime and Handsoff….
So can you please update this guide to say if these are working too and what hardware do you use to add Bluetooth functionality (to use with Apple Mouse and Keyboard) and Camera for FaceTime?

Thanks!

xackery
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xackery

Using his guide with a combo of multibeast I got bluetooth, iMessage working.. I don’t own an apple mouse/keyboard though.

Agrajag
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Agrajag

Do the FakeSMC hardware sensors all work fine with your Z370?

Poirot
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Poirot

Thanks for the build, but now I am conflicted. I was looking to do a build with the ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero. There have been some complaints about the Gaming 7 having a coil whine issue. Did you happen to notice anything like that with your build? I say conflicted because of the apparent ease of overclocking with the Gigabyte board versus the Asus. That and the afore mentioned coil whine. It is good to see that you did well in the silicon lottery and was able to hit 5Ghz without delidding. Did you happen to notice how the temps were?

Eddde
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Eddde

gaming 7 never had any coil whine , i have installed more than 500 gaming 7 mainboard and also testet , there are no coil wine on mainboard , coil whine there are some grafic card as shit brand palit , zotac , msi , asus also had some series 1070 , 1080 , 1080ti with coil whine but they fast repair it and replace with new one , coil whine is not problem is just annoying ,
but if you plan in future made OC 8700K 5Ghz then go with asus maximus x ,
if you wanna to stable work like harm then go with gigabyte gaming 7

Marcelo
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Marcelo

What is the total cost of this build (excluding monitor)? Thanks!

Bruno Jesus
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Bruno Jesus

Your tutorials are great!

I want to build a Coffee lake hackintosh but this build is too expensive.
I’m thinking of building something with an i3-8100 or an i5-8400, it would be nice if you show us a cheaper build.

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Roger

I have an i5-8400, with the Gigabyte AORUS Gaming 5 board. The build is identical.
I can also tell you that the i5-8400 really performs awesome. I’m very pleasantly surprised.

GREATJOB
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GREATJOB

Doing an 8700k ITX build in the next couple of days and going to be following your guides.

I’ll be using an ASUS ROG STRIX its motherboard, would the EFI provided here be suitable with a couple of tweaks?

Also wondering if you’ve experimented with generating SSDT states for cpu power management?

Cheers!

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Vito

Thank you for all your detailed instructions!

In your Set 25 post:
http://hackintosher.com/blog/best-motherboard-brand-hackintoshing-2017-kabylake/

You mentioned that ASRock was your #1 choice and Gigabyte #3. Is that still the case?

I’m planning on building a Hackintosh in the next few weeks and I’m trying to identify what the most reliable board would be for it. Based on this post looks like Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 might fit the bill.

I’m not interested in gaming just want a powerful machine that will last me for 5-6 years.

Your valued recommendation is very much appreciated!

Shawn N
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Shawn N

Hi there,

Just wondering what you did for the overclock values to show?

Did you have to generate an SSDT? I have the same setup as you except with the Gaming 5 Motherboard and I can’t get overclocked results to reflect in my geekbench scores.

If you did make an SSDT, would you mind sharing it please?

nori
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nori

Just discovered this blog! How awesome.

Since it looks like you are a hack-a-holic 🙂 could you do a mini itx build with an i7-8700?

Cheers!

thienlong
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thienlong

how about asus and msi z370

shimul
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shimul

any external graphics card need to install high sierra this GIGABYTE Z370 mother board?

Jorge Rodrigues
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Jorge Rodrigues

Hi,

I have to say this was the easiest hackintosh build ever. Bought the same hardware as suggested (different DDR4, used GSKILL TridentZ 3Ghz) and my old MSI Nvidia GTX 980 Ti) and did the following:

1) Backed up my High-sierra install
2) Installed all the hardware
3) Configured BIOS as suggested (I could not find the SuperIO configuration..)
4) Mounted the old Crucial SSD on a different Mac
5) Copied the provided EFI folder and adjusted parameters to have a NVIDIA graphics card instead of a AMD (removed whatever green.kext) to the boot SSD EFI partition
6) Configured the SSD as my boot drive
7) Everything worked on FIRST BOOT :~)

Awesome!!!

Thanks for your help

Jorge

shimul
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shimul

any external graphics card need to install high sierra this GIGABYTE Z370 mother board?

Jael Guerreiro
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Jael Guerreiro

Boas Jorge, estou com algumas dificuldades a configurar o meu sistema, também semelhante ao teu, 8700K, Z370 AORUS Gaming 5 e GTX 980ti. Sou um pouco nabo na coisa e estou aqui meio a patinar, especialmente depois de instalar o OSX e pôr tudo a funcionar como deve ser (net, som, gráfica, etc). Se me pudesses dar umas dicas agradecia imenso. Facebook: Jael Guerreiro. Obrigado!

Ryan Sanderson
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Ryan Sanderson

Hi Jorge,

Thanks for letting us know of your successful build and congrats! I’m in the process of putting together a coffee lake build myself and wanted to know what you meant by steps 4 and 5 of your process:

4) Mounted the old Crucial SSD on a different Mac
5) Copied the provided EFI folder and adjusted parameters to have a NVIDIA graphics card instead of a AMD (removed whatever green.kext) to the boot SSD EFI partition

I’m a bit new to hackintosh builds and this will be my second build with the following hardware:

Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7
i7-8700K
32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING

Do you see any potential issues that I will have with this hardware that can be avoided? I’ve been hearing people talk about only using Samsung 860 SSDs and also needing to do something different with Nvidia cards.

Thanks in advance!

Ryan

Geno
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Geno

Hi,
You need DDR4 ram to fit in that motherboard

Jorge Rodrigues
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Jorge Rodrigues

Forget to mention: cloned my SSD boot drive to the NVME and re-configured boot options to boot from the NVME.

NelsonR
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NelsonR

Hi Jorge, can you please explain your step 4 and how did you re-configured boot options to boot from nvme i copied the efi and now all work great except the gpu (nvidia 1080) and i have m2 samsung 970 evo

sorry for my noob question

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NelsonR

sorry i meant step 5 (change the gpu to nvidia)

Genin
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Genin

Hi, I see that your builds are all intel based. Will you give ryzen a shot? I’m currently planning to build one based on ryzen 5 1600, so it will be nice if i can have some idea of what motherboard that is reliable for ryzen

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I´m very interested in a 8100 or 8400 mini itx build. i wonder if
Gigabyte Z370N WIFI or ASRock Z370M-ITX/ac is better.
(nice onboard sound + shielding would be appreciated as I´m not very happy with the noise interferance my macbook causes in sleeping mode on my Presonus Eris E5)

Canaro61
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Canaro61

I hope you get great news from the ryzen platform; I would like to assemble my eighth hackintosh with AMD also to thank them for having moved the monopoly intel.
However five minutes of applause to hackintosher to have created this blog, thank you.

Rom
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Rom

Hello!
Thank you for this wonderful blog.

As an independant editor (FCPX), i was wondering if you think this machine is reliable enough to get as my main Workstation.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You have an amazon link to the Z270 mobo not the Z370 mobo btw.

david
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david

will this work with the Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 5 Motherbaord as well? i heard built in wifi doesnt work.

very similar setup, except im going to be using vega 64.

hopefully all is well!

Ali Khan
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Ali Khan

Hello thank you for your blog much appreciated.

I installed Mac OS high Sierra on a i3 8100 coffee Lake using the gigabyte z370m and installed it via unibeast and only used the multibeast with whatever kext options they had that match my motherboard.
Used voodoo for sound as alc for my mobo was not working.
everything like FaceTime iMessage USB 3 ethernet works fine but the only problem is my Intel graphics it is showing 1536 megabytes and I think that is correct.

But the icons bar you have below is dull and greyed out. Can you advise on how to correct this as this was my first build and not sure how to really use this clover config thing. Thank you

Anonymous
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Anonymous

So your Gigabyte AMD RX 560 worked straight out of the box with 10.13.1 without any necessary BIOS tweaking or driver installation?

groovebox
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groovebox

This looks really nice- congrats!!!

Would like to do this built with iGPU only…

You say: “The iGPU works will full graphics acceleration as well as sleep/wake functionality works on my Gigabyte Z370 AORUS motherboard flawlessly. ”

But also:”Once the proper framebuffers for Coffee Lake are added in a future updated, Hackintoshers will likely be able to skip out on a getting a graphics card if they don’t need it, but until then you will need a dedicated graphics card for proper acceleration if you go with Coffee Lake”

So it won’t work with iGPU only? Any news on that?… confused 😉

Christian Mailand
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Christian Mailand

Thank you for making this guide available. You wouldn’t by any chance happened to see how it worked with a thunderbolt card? I’m on the lookout for a new machine, but have drives etc on thunderbolt, so I’d like to see them working properly.
Cheers,

Adrian Stowe
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Adrian Stowe

I’m following this build tomorrow when my parts arrive, will test that out once I’m up and running and let you know.

Adrian Stowe
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Adrian Stowe

Apparently you need to buy the Gigabyte Thunderbolt card for this to work 🙁

alex
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alex

Hello can i use this guide for Aorus gaming 5 or Aorus ultragaming with this EFI folder?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I used your guide and built a near identical setup that seems to be working well. The only major difference is that I went with the i5-8600k processor. I can’t figure out if I missed something in the setup but I can’t get High Sierra to reflect the overclocked processor speeds. About this Mac only shows a 3.6Ghz Unknown processor. Any suggestions?

Ant
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Ant

Hi there, great info but I can’t see exactly what components you used for your wifi and Bluetooth? The gaming 7 has no built in wifi so I am assuming you used an adapter? Which type? Did it work out of the box?
Thank you!

Pierre
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Pierre

+1 on the wifi and bluetooth.
I just build a similar config but ùi dont have wifi and bluetooth yet.
What adapter do you recommend ?

John
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John

Following your guide with the 8700k and the gigabyte aorus gaming 7 z370 and after the first restart of the install process, I get an error message saying “The path /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing or damaged”. Do you know how to resolve this?

-note : I followed the steps to disable apfs

John
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John

Thank you for your fast response! I’m so glad to have help, my last hackintosh build I couldn’t hardly get anyone to respond on any forum I posted on.

I did delete EmuVariableUEFI-64, but I did it before I completely reinstalled, I did not retry my existing install.

I haven’t done anything with SMBIOS.
I’ll have to try that.

John
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John

Regarding the SMBIOS change, I come from the days of Chimera so this is my first crack at clover. When changing the SMBIOS, do I need to take the bootable usb and use clover configurator on an existing machine to change the definition? Or can I do it from the boot loader on my new z370 build? If memory serves my SMBIOS is set to iMac 18,2, which should be more than recent enough. Could it be FF/FFM or an Old FakeSMC as per fusion71au’s post at the link below?

I’ve also looked up solutions involving moving all kexts to the “other” folder within the efi partition as well as pulling the installation drive out of the hackintosh after the first install run, plugging it into an existing machine, and manually inserting the files as per G.com’s forum post here on insaneleymac:

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/328405-the-path-systeminstallationpackagesosinstallmpkg-appears-to-be-missing-or-damaged-help-please/

For reference I am my graphics card is a 1080ti.

Thanks again for your help man! I’m looking forward to getting this build off the ground!

John
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John

Edited smbios to be imac 18,3. Updated Fake SMC, followed your guide to enable Nvidia gpu. Kexts are already in the “other” folder, removed EMUVariableUEFi. Also made sure ff and ffm were not zeroes.

Still the same failure at second boot after opting out of apfs.

Don’t know what to do next aside from change efis or mounting the drive in a working system and attempting to find OSInstall.mpkg and then manually injecting it.

I checked install.log and noticed a few lines about InstallESDDmg could not be mounted (error code 2). I should mention I was unable to download the High Sierra installer normally. I downloaded the 19mb stubby version then it downloaded the remaining files on the fly. I added those files to the installer app under the “Shared Support” folder and that included InstallESDDmg.pkg. I followed the steps I outlined here:

https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/299731/macos-high-sierra-media-installer/307118#307118

Should that pkg be in the contents folder instead? Or somewhere else. I’m currently copying that pkg to the contents folder to see if that helps.

RH224
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RH224

Thanks for this great guide. I am in the process of installing 10.13on this same CPU + MB combo. I am not seeing some of the same options in BIOS that you had in the guide. What bios version is your board running?

Mike
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Mike

Hey, I think there’s one thing missing from both this and the Guide to fresh installing macOS High Sierra on a Hackintosh (10.13 Update):

You don’t seem to discuss the final step of getting clover and the EFI folder setup **on the Hackintosh system drive**, so the hackintosh can actually startup on its own without first booting to clover bootloader on the USB drive… or did I miss something?

I assume it’s much the same as what was done for setting up the USB key installer, but it would be fantastic if you could add this to your guide to complete the picture!

Thanks for such clear and concise guides btw – you’re doing a fantastic job!

Longshot
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Longshot

Hi Hackintosher,

I have finished a Mini-ITX build on the Z370n WiFi with 8700k and GTX 950 last Friday. Since I hadn’t had the time to fine-tune the Config and efi yet, I haven’t posted this to any blog. Since you are an expert in this stuff, I was wondering if you could make some time to chat about this build and maybe help me answer some questions I have around optimizing and debugging. Thanks, LS

Montelli
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Montelli

Hello, if I use the cpu i7 8700K with an asus or msi Z370 motherboard and with gpu sapphire rx 580, this guide work fine?

Montelli
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Montelli

Ps: I’m about to assemble a new pc and I still have to buy the components

Guest
Dmitri

I have the same motherboard… first it was F2, and couldn’t find all the BIOS settings from your list and now I have F5e… But still can’t find all your settings, in particular:

4. BIOS → Windows 8/10 Features : Other OS
(no setting regarding windows or OS of any kind to be found!)

7. Peripherals → Super IO Configuration → Serial Port : Disabled
(the Super IO Configuration category just doesn’t exist!)

When I try to install macOS High Sierra, the Black screen with white Apple logo shows off, the progress bar starts moving, but when it’s at about 25%, it goes black and the computer restarts in Clover again…

I have same CPU, Same motherboard, RX 580… Have copied your EFI to the installer…

Any suggestions?

Brian
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Brian

I experienced the same thing. I ended up updating the Lilu kext with a the newest version and it solved the issue for me.

I have a Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 5, 8700k and GTX 1070. Good luck!

Guest
Dmitri

ok! Will try that!

What version of the BIOS do you have?

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Alright! Now it’s working!
It’s a bit of a mess as it’s a mixture of what UniBeast and the EFI from here… But at least I’ve managed to get into macOS!

Processor is “unknown”, thought it would be automatically recognised in High Sierra?

Brian
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Brian

Can I ask why you had to use UniBeast? I was able to follow this guide exactly (except for the updated Lilu.kext) and have no issue.

Sorry, I can’t really help you with the unknown processor error.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Because it didn’t work when I followed this guide… and I wasn’t smart enough to think about updating kexts etc… I’m all new to Hackintoshing… so tried UniBeast, and then I at least managed to install High Sierra…

Brian
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Brian

I updated to the latest BIOS (version F4, 11/09/17)

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I’m on F5e… maybe that is only for Gaming 7 then?

Still curious why I can’t see some of the options mentioned in the article though…

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The options of Windows 8/10 and Super IO were also unavailable to me. Despite this, it worked just fine. I would suggest starting with a clean install using this guide, making sure to update the Lilu.kex, and see where it takes you.

patatafreskita
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patatafreskita

how can I do that? I have the same problem 🙁

patatafreskita
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patatafreskita

I tried the Lilu.kext 1.0.0 release and 1.2.4. I had no luck 🙁

Hollow
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Hollow

I have the same problem as Dmitri, above…..

SwissCore_
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SwissCore_

I dont have the Settings for “Other OS” and “Serial Port” on my Aorus Z370 Gaming 3 (latest BIOS version). Not sure if this is the reason why I’m get a reebot after a few seconds any time i run Installer from USB.
Any Ideas?
Thank you

Brian
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Brian

Update your Lilu.kext to the latest version. The Other OS and Serial Port changes were absent on my BIOS version and it worked fine without them. See above comments.

Relkjacart
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Relkjacart

Hey, i even don’t have an efi partition on an usb stick i did the whole thing until now flawlessly. How to make a efi partition on an already made usb boot stick? WTF =??=????

Relkjacart
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Relkjacart

Hey, i even don’t have an efi partition on an usb stick i did the whole thing until now flawlessly. How to make a efi partition on an already made usb boot stick? And why is there no such thing about how to actually make a efi partition on an stick in this article???? its really important.

Bobby
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Bobby

Had the same issue as Dmitri with not seeing those two settings Bios.
I’m on the latest 5e for Gaming 7.

The new EFI that Hackintosher posted works fine and I’m able to boot fine with IGPU.

Only issue I have is system will not sleep. It goes down but then turns itself back on.
The other is when I shut it down the Fans stop and it looks like it’s down except the RGB lights stay on in Red. Only way to shut them is to turn off the power supply switch.

Is everyone else able to get their system to sleep and shutdown properly?
If you are using a DSDT and/or SSDT with IGPU any chance of posting?

Thank you!

WHAT310
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WHAT310

How come when I shutdown my computer it automatically restarts back up again.

Gigabyte z370 gaming 3
Intel I7 8700k
NZXT H440
500gb 850 Evo

DPIZZLE
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DPIZZLE

Did you have any luck with the shutdown/restart? I have the gaming 7. I spent a few days on it and finally gave up. Tried everything FixShutdown checked, turning off all wake on lan, different power supply, installed all the BIOS versions, etc, etc.

Boomish
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Boomish

Great build what a great resource your site is!
I am thinking of upgrading from my 8core 2010 Mac Pro and aging PC to a dual boot gaming / studio machine.
What’s graphics card might be best choice? I’m thinking 1070 but Apple now supports AMD Radeon natively?

Appreciate any help, am so nervous about spending the cash. BTW I’ve built PCs for years but never a Hackintosh.

arian
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arian

DO NOT HAVE YOUR HACK GO TO SLEEP after this install, i just ran into many problems getting that thing to work just now, cmos flash et cetera

Ryan Sanderson
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Ryan Sanderson

Hey guys!

I’m still very much a beginner in hackintosh builds and will be attempting to upgrade my first build from 2014 to a Coffee Lake build. Based on my hardware listed below, do you guys see any potential issues that can be avoided?

Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7
i7-8700K
32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING

I’ve seen many people recommend the Samsung 960s for High Sierra and wanted to know if the 850s will work as well or if I should just go with the 960s. Using a 1080TI would be huge for me, as I edit a lot in Premiere where the CUDA cores are a big performance upgrade.

Thanks in advance to any who are willing to share their wisdom!

Ryan

Dmitri
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Dmitri

You should use 2666mhz DDR4 memory!

Ryan Sanderson
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Ryan Sanderson

Thanks Dmitri! Any particular reason I should use 2666mhz DDR4 memory? The RAM I have now is what I had from my previous build. I’m starting to wonder if I should just buy all new parts and build a completely new machine.

Dmitri
Guest
Dmitri

If I understand things correctly DDR3 is not compatible with the Z370 MBs! But I might be wrong, I just took that for granted. So you better check it in case I talk out of my arse 😉

Ryan Sanderson
Guest
Ryan Sanderson

Thanks Dmitri, I ended up getting 32GB of 2666mhz DDR4 memory! The deciding factor was my decision to build an entirely new machine instead of just upgrading my current one. Thanks for the tip man, I appreciate it!

Dmitri
Guest
Dmitri

Wicked! I had to settle for 16gb due to… money. Looking to upgrade to 32gb as soon as I can… Good luck with the build!

arian
Guest
arian

850 works

aravindhan
Guest
aravindhan

Hi, Nice guide. Which audio kext did you install ? I have the same motherboard. Thanks

Dmitri
Guest
Dmitri

BIOS keeps resetting!?

It seems like my BIOS is resetting all the time. When I start the computer after sjut down, it starts shuts down (after just half a sec) and then starts again normally… And at least the majority of times I go to BIOS I get the message ‘BIOS has been reset” and all the settings are back to default… I can load my settings etc… and there’s no problem starting the computer… BUT… I would like to be able to use the Smart Fan function of the BIOS has the fans are running at maximum otherwise it seems and it’s a bit too loud…
Anyone have an idea how to solve this?

(have the Aorus Gaming 7)

Rik F
Guest
Rik F

Hey man. Thanks so much for the guide. This was installed in a tenth of the time it took me to get Windows up and running on the same system. Incredible. However I cannot get HDMI audio to work. I followed a previous guide of yours which involves ticking UseIntelHDMI in Clover Config, but it doesn’t do anything. I am using same MB and CPU as you.

Dmitri
Guest
Dmitri

Ok,

So now this build is working really well… Got my Apple Magic Mouse working smoothly… Just some little quirks I can live with… and one MAJOR thing: Some projects cause FCPX and the machine to completely freeze. I can still move the mouse pointer around (even with BT mouse) but everything is completely unresponsive… can’t force quit FCPX and have to shut he computer down… This is kinda disastrous as I built this thing just to run FCPX… any suggestions welcome!!

Not sure if it’s a High Sierra thing (my MacBook Pro is still on Sierra)… or a Hackintosh thing, or whatnot… getting kinda desperate and starting to wish I had spent the money on a genuine Mac…

arian
Guest
arian

any tips on the sleep thing? btw sleep is not in my sys prefs, weird…

so now my hack wont turn on, nothing, no fan no sound absolute silence

anyone?

uncle
Guest
uncle

Is it possible to change the processor name to i7 8700K from unknown name? If the processor is unknown, is it badly supported by macosx?

arian
Guest
arian

when my graphics card was recognised as rx xxx 8gb it was way slower than it is now as recognised correctly as rx 580 8gb

Guest
jyannakas

which graphics do u have. I bought an Asus RX580 8gb Dual OC and is being recognized as RX xxx 8gb. Any tip on how to make it recognized as RX 580 8GB?

Is it safe to try to load a vbios from a Shapphire RX 580 Pulse?

Matt
Guest
Matt

Did you have any issues with the Dark Rock Pro 3? Their website says that fan is not compatible with the gigabyte z370 Aorus gaming 7.

Tom Arnen
Guest
Tom Arnen

Any idea how to get HDMI audio to work?

Ryan
Guest
Ryan

Has anyone figured out how to get Thunderbolt to work with the Gaming 7 motherboard running High Sierra? That’s one of the last things on my checklist for a successful machine. Thanks in advance!

lanx
Guest
lanx

My buid is i7 8700 non K version, gigabyte Z370 d3h, samsung evo 960, I used my old raspberry pi to bridge my usb wifi dongle, everythings working except for the processor unknown
Heres the youtube link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul0WYeNiYwY

Dread One
Guest
Dread One

Hi,

Thanx for all informations, great website.
I’m going to build my first one hackintosh, what about the Gigavbyte Z370 HD3P + i7 8700k, could i use same mobo settings applied and mentioned in this guide.
Thanx

Alessandro

NickG
Guest
NickG

Hi! I’m having issues since the beginning of the hack: I’ve followed every step of the guide from setting the BIOS and creating the USB (with the EFI folder provided and SMBIOS and Lilu.kext updated) but when I boot my PC and Clover starts I can’t begin the install because there are no devices shown.

I’m using a Gaming 5 (F4 BIOS update) with i5 8600k. Now I’m using the iGPU but I have already a GTX 1070 FTW2 ready to install.

Thanks in advance!

Guest
Vito

Are you using an NVME drive? If so you will need to follow the instructions here before it shows:

http://hackintosher.com/blog/get-nvme-m-2-ssds-show-high-sierra-hackintosh-install/

“To get an NVME to show properly in High Sierra’s Disk Utility do the following:

Plug in another SSD or HDD in one of your SATA ports and the NVME will show along side it. This will be a problem if a NVME drive was never initialized before.
In BIOS under the BOOT section make sure SATA mode in is set to AHCI
Click Show All Devices in the upper left corner of High Sierra’s Disk Utility to display all Internal and External drives.”

It worked for me.

NickG
Guest
NickG

Thanks Vito! But I think this will be useful later.
My current problem consist in this screen:

http://hackintosher.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1.-Boot-OS-X-Install.jpg

without the “external” drive visible. That area it’s simply empty.

fajar ar
Guest
fajar ar

thank you so much for the help, glad to found this website,, it almost a week i’ve been trying to build my coffelake hackintosh but not succeeded, after following your guide now i’ve got a fully working hackintosh, so thank’s again.
but i bump in to another problem, seems that FCP 7 it’s no longer supported in high sierra, where in my country people still using it for main software editing, here’s my dumb request can you make this kind of guide step by step for installing SIERRA in coffelake base, because after a week of desperation, its kinda scary for me to do another research for build from scratch .LOL

sorry about my english..

my set up
Proc : i7 8700k
Motherboard : gigabyte Z370 ultra gaming
VGA: Gtx 1070
Ram: Corsair 32 gb ram
PSU: Corsair CX 600

mig3000
Guest
mig3000

Great Job, I followed your Guid and everything except Analog Audio works fine.
Digital Audio through Display Port is fine.
The ALC1220 will be recognized, output sources in system preferences are present but no sound comes out, what can I do?
Use your EFI folder (untouched except SMBIOS)

Guest
Roen

I can’t seem to get the onboard audio working, does anyone else have this issue?

yapi
Guest
yapi

Hello¡¡I have same configuration and my problem is front headphone don’t work….I configured in clover /devices audio in 1… any solution??thx its a very good guide¡¡

Rik F
Guest
Rik F

Hey Hackintosher, I hope you can help me with my issue here. I have almost the same build as this (different RAM brand) and everything was working fine for a week until I did some downloading of patches on my dual booted Windows partition. (Perhaps this was just a coincidence). Now I get panic (CPU 0 Caller etc etc) whenever I try to boot from clover verbose or if I use a a fresh Unibeast install USB. What has happened? Can you please help me debug this as I am getting no responses from other forums. Thanks so much.

Things I have tried so far:
Toggle Trust “True” and “False”,
Entered details of my DDR4 ram, though the manual seems to label the DIMM slots differently to the Easy mode setting in the BIOS (?)
Added NullCPU kext, but I don’t think it even gets that far in the boot sequence.
Tried another clover folder altogether from a similar build.

I am pretty desperate to get this working again. I should also add, my Windows partition remains unaffected by this and boots as if everything is fine.

Thanks so much.

NickG
Guest
NickG

Hi Hackintosher, just wanna say that I’ve found my problem: basically there must be something in the High Sierra 10.13.2 installer that doesn’t let Clover find it, I’ve downloaded the 10.13.1 version and the “external” drive appears at the first boot.
Then the installation with your EFI folder went flawless.

Thanks again!

Guest
Rob van Hees

Dear all,
Does someone know if this build still works stable when cpu throttling settings like c-states, p-states,turboboost and even multithreading are all disabled ?

I am interested in this build but i do audio/music production and for this, all kinds of cpu/core throttling/core parking/powersaving settings in BIOS should be disabled for optimum performance in audio/music production software.

Hope to hear from you !
Warm Regards.

Ryan
Guest
Ryan

Is there anyone successfully using Thunderbolt on their build? Thanks guys!

Tony Darnell
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Tony Darnell

I used your post here and bought the same motherboard, RAM and processor. I bought a different case, CPU cooler and a ASUS GeForce GTX 1060. Everything worked well except I had to add EmuVariableUefi-64. I am a technical blogger as well – and this was a great and well-written post! This is my first hackintosh.

Is it possible to run both the graphics card on the motherboard and two monitors on the GTX 1060?

Donald
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Donald

Hey guys,

First I want to thank hackintosher for his great site and work. I copied your build and till now it works pretty flawless. Thanks for making this possible.

So I built my pc and am dual booting windows 10 en MacOS 10.13.2
Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1070 Ti EX-SNPR White

The only issue I am facing now is the ALC1220.
I used the EFI from your guide for this build, but can’t seem to get audio working. When I plug in the audio cable, the Internal Speakers disappears from the available outputs. I’ve tried all different layouts for it, but none of them work.

switched back to 7 because that’s what you use in your EFI. Did you do anything special or have any tips to get audio working on the Gaming 7 Motherboard?

Ferz
Guest
Ferz

Hello. Help me please

I just bought the same configuration because of your article. i7 8700k, gigabyte z370 aorus gaming 7, but I already have gigabyte GeForce 1080ti successfully runned on previous mecos I bought another one instead of Radeon.

I can’t Load my geforce 1080ti web driver at all.

I used your efi folder from this post for start mac 10.13, all except video is ok. I tried to install lastest nvidia web drivers, checked nvidia web true , set Intel, amd,nvidia false in config clover but after every boot nvidia web drivers has been resetted to os x default driver. What additional I need to do?
Thanks and .sorry for my bad english

Guest
Brixx

Do you have EmuVariableUefi-64 in drivers? That might be the problem of nVidia web resetting to system

Ferz
Guest
Ferz

Yes i installed it and everything works fine before i wanted to update bios. after it web driver doesn’t load again.revert previous version don’t helped me. what I need to do?

Guest
Brixx

Thanks a lot for the guide and EFI folder.

I have a perfectly working Aorus Gaming Ultra + i7 8700K + RX560

The only problem I have is with shutdown. Everything shuts down but the leds on the Aorus MB remain on! Is it the same with your build?

In the BIOS the leds are set to stay off when the pc is either off or sleep and I’m using FixShutdown in Clover! Without FixShutdown it shuts down for a couple of seconds and the leds do turn off…but then it reboots

Any help or idea would be appreciated

Thanks!

ptnyc
Guest
ptnyc

I have the same shutdown issue. I use FixShutdown in Clover and all turns off (drives, GPU), but Aorus Gaming 5 mobo red light stays on and the computer does not fully shut down. I have to manually flip the rear power switch. This is annoying, but I can live with it.

But perhaps someone has found a fix to actually totally power down. If I uncheck the FixShutdown in Clover it reboots after a few seconds.

Guest
Brixx

Let me know if you find a solution, I’ll do the same!

Hackintosher what about your gaming 7? Do your mobo led turn off after shutdown?

monsterz
Guest
monsterz

I had a similar issue and the Colver “FixShutdown” was not working even though I had it checked. Go into your config.plist within Text Edit and change FixShutdown to “FixShutdown_0004” and see if that works. That’s what worked for me and though I had the latest version of Clover Configuratror installed.

ptnyc
Guest
ptnyc

@monsterz, that FixShutdown_0004 did not work for me in the config.plist. I’m on latest Clover Config, too. Do you have power management enabled in bios? I don’t.

monsterz
Guest
monsterz

Hey Hackintosher! Nice build, I have just finished one similar to this with a Gigabyte Z370 mobo. The only issue I’m left with is that my CPU fan, as well as my case fans, stay at a very high speed once waking from sleep. The computer goes to sleep perfectly, but once I wake the system up all the fans start running at relatively high speeds, as if the initial boot up fan speeds are being overrode. When I check the iStat monitor it shows all fans are at “0 RPM” and in HWmonitor no fans are present. Have you had any issues with waking from sleep? This is the only thing I can’t seem to get to work correctly. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

monsterz
Guest
monsterz

I actually solved this by updating my BIOS.

Guest
barbelith

Thanks a lot for the guide, it works out of the box.

Maybe somebody can help me, I only have the integrated iGPU not a dedicated card for now. I’m able to set 4k resolution and intermediate native resolutions (like 3008×1692, for example ) with the RDM app, but in the Displays preferences there is no way to set scaled resolutions between 1080p and 4k (the Looks Like options that appear in the preferences). I’ve tried with SwitchResX to add new resolutions and also creating a new Display Property List for the display with this page, https://comsysto.github.io/Display-Override-PropertyList-File-Parser-and-Generator-with-HiDPI-Support-For-Scaled-Resolutions/ but I have had no success

I have an LG 27UD88-w display, and with my 12” MacBook I can set intermediate resolutions that are scaled, like 2560×1440, 3008×1692 and 3360×1890, so it is not an issue of the display

I’m using the DisplayPort connection, as the HDMI does not support high resolutions with 60Hz

Guest
Vito

I have this exact build and my Apple logo changes size during the boot process. Does anyone else experience this or know how to fix it? I’m using a 4K monitor.

I’ve uploaded a video showing the boot process.

https://youtu.be/6IctMxfvMWY

Thanks!

G0D0VERY0U
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G0D0VERY0U

I have your exact build, part for part [I duplicated it all intentionally] – Thanks for EFI folder 😉

Question though: Have you found random reboots, particularly during sleep or standby? I wake up every morning to the white clover bootloader screen, and sometimes it’s occurring during the day as well.

Just curious if you had that issue and found a way to tackle it if so.

Guest
Vito

I had similar reboot issues when I first put it together. But not with the latest version of the EFI folder posted here:

http://hackintosher.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/EFI-Gigabyte-Z370_NVRAM_shiki4.zip

Guest
Vito

Actually, I think the reason it was rebooting was because I was using 18,3 on an i5, as soon as I changed it to 18,2 it the rebooting stopped (I’m pretty sure). 18,3 is intended for i7.

Jerry Fung
Guest
Jerry Fung

Mine was installed successfully I got everything on the Mac. After installing Windows 10 the FakeSMC seem not to work anymore. It just stuck on the booting screen without having the bar at the bottom of the logo.

brettjson
Guest
brettjson

Have you tried to update to the 10.13.2 supplemental update? Mine crashed mid update. I restored with CCC from a backup drive, but despite the restore, “macos install” is still an option in clover.

Do you know how I remove this partition if I just want to flat out start over? I thought restoring my drive with CCC would get rid of that but it didn’t.

As far as updating, my next move is to remove both my graphics cards and try with iGPU. Any other recommendations? But my biggest question is how do I get rid of this “macos install” partition if I just want to wait for 10.13.3?

Thanks.

Guest
ora

hello I have a build with
gigabyte z370n-wifi.There
is a problem for me.I check ‘fixshutdown’,hackintosh can shutdown,but mb’led is on ,and mouse and keyboard light are on.Erp (in bios)is enabled.can you help me?

Guest
ora

Thank you

Guest
comet

I made a Hackintosh based on this blog.
The difference is that the graphics card is GTX 1050 ti.
Thank you for your blog.

I have one question.
I added EmuVariableUefi-64 for Nvidia.
There was no problem with this,
Delete OsxAptioFix2Drv – 64.efi and EmuVariableUefi – 64,
I tried installing AptioMemoryFix.efi.
It works without problems.
If AptioMemoryFix.efi is OK, should I use it?
Or should you return to OsxAptioFix2Drv – 64.efi and EmuVariableUefi – 64?
Please give me some advice.

Jorge Ramos
Guest
Jorge Ramos

Sorry but how do you check if graphics acceleration is working?

PS: I don’t think sleep/wake is working…

dan
Guest
dan

Hi, thanks for you blog. I have a question about wifi. What extension card/dongle do you use? As Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 has no wifi build in. (but Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming Wifi has)
Thx

Jorge Ramos
Guest
Jorge Ramos

My build (z370xp sli) works just fine less the sleep/wake.

It wakes up by itself with bios disabled wake on lan.

Dread One
Guest
Dread One

Hi,

with the following machine:

Win10 on Samsung 960 EVO (pre-installed)

i7 8700 K
Gigabyte Z370 HD3P (no external GPU connected)
16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
TP LINK WN881 ND (connected)

i followed all steps (choosing Italian Language) in this great guide, and used the EFI folder here kindly shared.

After the second boot, the installer returned the error:

“The path /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing or damaged”

I checked all the solutions written in this page:

http://hackintosher.com/guides/high-sierra-fix-macos-not-installed-computer/

but noway, using the EFI folder shared here i’ve no probs with:

– EmuVariableUefi-64.efi (it’s not in the zip file);
– SMBIOS: in the config.plist (is correctly written “18,3” value).

I tried to read the ia.log saved on the chosen installation drive (ADATA SX6000NP) but i see no speaking errors, maybe you see something in this log?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1S4YvjMK-t3AtXfWNCEmDycDWQQ4T8cHR

Thanx in advance.
Alessandro

Dread One
Guest
Dread One

Solved !
The App Store didn’t download the complete file, i used this tool to get it:

http://osxdaily.com/2017/09/27/download-complete-macos-high-sierra-installer/

Now High Sierra is succesfully installed!

Guest
Jimmy

I’m totally new at this but I created the Bootable USB as done in the guide; my mac recognizes the Install High Sierra and EFI partitions on boot but my Arorus Gaming 7 board does not show the USB as a boot option even even after the recommended BIOS settings… What am I doing wrong?

Guest
Jimmy

Somehow I think the BIOS isn’t saving the the more important settings like XHCI Hand-off,

Guest
Jimmy

I had to reset the CMOS… 😀

naujoks
Guest
naujoks

Hello, I was wondering in how far it’s possible to controls the fans with this board.
Under Windows I have set it so that the case fans are off in idle, resulting in a virtually noiseless PC.
Since there won’t be a Mac version of the Gigabyte fan control software, how quiet can you get the fans using just the BIOS settings?

Fabian
Guest
Fabian

Hi! Thank you for all the work you put in these guides. I bought the same configuration as you, just with an 1070ti graphic card instead. I followed all the steps above and used the EFI from the comments below (http://hackintosher.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/GIGABYTE-Z370-AORUS-10.13.2-Hackintosh-EFI.zip). I could install the web driver for my graphic card, the card is recognized in the OS and activated. But the OS itself behaves very strange. It is very laggy after installing the driver. So if I try to move a window for example, it has always quite some delay and the movement is not smooth. Does anyone have the same problem or a soution for this? Thanks!

James Reilly
Guest
James Reilly

Hey, so I have almost the same build but I have a Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB hard drive that I have installed the Mac OS X High Sierra. For some reason it does not boot into the Mac OS. When I try to boot I get the “Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key” message. I have made all the changes to BIOS and am kind of stuck now. I loaded the Mac OS X on the hard drive from a MacBook Air as though it was an external hard drive, everything went fine. I turned everything off when it was asking for country that I live in to set up the Mac OS. I feel like i’m missing something but cannot think of what it might be. could use some help. Thank you.

Eddde
Guest
Eddde

Hello , everything works fine , but there are some issues
1.sleep mode working but after add wi fi blotooth combo card sleep mode start not working monitors is black screen but mainboard and cpu fan still working , is like macosx cant get at sleeep mode wenn on maiboard is installed pcie combo card wifi + bluetooth ,
2.shud down i dont know why but on asus maiboard on z370 maximus x , and z370p prime , the shut down work fine , on gigabyte shut down isnt work and after shutdown hackintosh do self auto restart
3.the very important part of hakintosh is how to made work with thunderbolt card i have GC-ALPINE RIDGE but there is no way to do it to work ,

Guest
Naujoks

I have no luck getting the MacOS Installer to work on this board.
It stops very early on, on the Apple logo, no load bar is showing, -v shows a CPU related error message.
I have an 8700k, z370 gaming 7, 1080 GTX Ti.
Does this install guide need to be changed in any way? It’s now three months old after all…

Guest
Naujoks

Meanwhile I found out the problem was: I needed to tick the FixHeaders box. I never had to do this in all my previous hacks, but here we are. All sorted and up and running now.

Carlos
Guest
Carlos

dang I tried this but I still get the circle with the line in the middle after the bar gets around half way.

Guest
Hugues

I like the way you write and report things…lol And need you’re advice. would Sierra work on such a build? I’m looking to upgrade from an I7 3770k Ga z77-ud5h build to a better video editing rig with a six core cpu. I,ve ordered already 2 1TB crucial nvme. I don’t plan on going high sierra because of software related issues premier pro and fcpx. I do use both… I am even considering a x99. doN,t necessarily want to go x-299 since compatibilité speed stepping and more seem their a this time, and a lot of hassle.

jom
Guest
jom

Hi,

I was trying to follow your instruction but i was kind lost on this step 2

“At Step 2 use the Gigabyte EFI instead of the one offered in the Guide when doing the transfer or copy/paste into the EFI partition”

What is Gigabyte EFI? is it a utility that you install?

Thanks!

Marico Ramone
Guest
Marico Ramone

Amazing build! So much great info here! I am one step away from purchasing the same hardware but I have one important question. I have UAD/2 Satellite so I need thunderbolt to work. Is it possible to make it work on this machine? Thanks so much!

Guest
kumz

Hi Can you kindly include build details for GTX 1080/1060 instead of RX560 please. What are the changes insteps.

carver
Guest
carver

Hi followed your wonderful guide and overall most things work great. I’m having some issues with temp sensors. Ive looked at your guide for HWmonitor and placed all 5 of rehabmans 10/17 fakesmc kexts in the correct location in the efi partition but hwmonitor is showing incorrect temps of 300C plus and 8 cores. I’m running the exact build in your guide with rx580 gpu and ive OC’d to 4.7ghz. Any clues to getting correct temps and cpu info. thxs

Chung
Guest
Chung

Thanks for the great work on making this very nice guide! My build basically works nicely except for the following 4 problems:
(1) I am using internal graphic UHD630 connecting to 2 monitors. When the system boots, it hangs at the login screen (screen keep refreshing and you cannot login at all). If I unplug 1 monitor and use 1 monitor only, the login screen does not hang and I can proceed to login. After login if I plug in the 2nd monitor, the system recognizes the 2nd monitor but I can only perform screen mirror only but no split screen.
(2) Audio port mapping still has problem as reported by the others (only rear speakers works).
(3) Onboard lighting is still on after shutdown.
(4) Wake up from sleep, the fans will run at much higher speed.

Matteo
Guest
Matteo

Hi Chung,

any updates on configuration to get second monitor working?

Adrian Stowe
Guest
Adrian Stowe

I found the audio works fine on 10.13 but broke when I upgraded to 10.13.4, I may try it with 10.13.3 tomorrow and see if that works ok. I read someone else had fixed this with VoodooHDA

Michael
Guest
Michael

Excellent Guide! Thank you! have Aorus Gaming 7, 8700k and AMD Radeon Vega FE and worked without a hitch following the guide. The only thing is the fans are loud now. I have a NZXT H700i case with Kraken V62 cooler for CPU. When I am in Mac OS it seems definitely louder than when I am in Windows. Any suggestions would be great! thanks.

Ilia
Guest
Ilia

Hi! I have just the same MB and CPU, but Gigabyte 1070 instead of AMD card.
It’s working great with my current config.plist: https://www.dropbox.com/s/90hcisj25m7k2n9/config.plist?dl=0
When I’m using your EFI folder, everything working fine (sound, usb, etc — awesome), but hackintosh doesn’t detect my video card. I’ve added kexts from my EFI folder and made different changes to the config.plist, but nothing helped.
Would you please tell me what should I do to make my 1070 work with your EFI folder?

mille1j
Guest
mille1j

I’m trying to understand some differences between your EFI and the one I made for my GA Z370n-wifi and hoping I can get smarter.

Clover/Drivers64UEFI
Mine does not have OsxFatBinaryDrv-64. What does that driver do?
Mine does have EmuVariableUefi-64 . Any idea what it does?

Kexts
I have FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext and FakePCIID.kext and you don’t . that surprises me
You have codex commander.kext. what does it do?

Clover.config
ACPI: What do your Drop Tables Entries do?
I have PluginType under generate options, you have Generate PStates and Generate CStates. How do those differ?

Boot.
You have darkwake, dart=0 and -shikigva flag, I have darkwake=8, dart=0, disablegfxfirmware, and -shikivga flag. I cannot get sleep to work, i will have to try yours.

Devices. Yo have USB inject, add clock ID and Fix ownership. I have Inject, and Fix Ownership. What does Add clockID do? I also have intelGFX set to 0x59128086

Graphics, I have 0x5912000 in ig-platform ID, yours is blank.

Kext Patches, tons of differences. wowee

SMBIOS, i’m using 17.1

Wow. so many differences. I think i’m going to just try your EFI folder on mine and see what happens.

Do you have HDMI audio working? that’s important for me

Guest
mille1

Ok, that was a disaster. With your EFI, i think my machine was able to sleep, but when it woke up the flickering and jittering was insane. and no HDMI audio with yours. Still, i’m hopeful that by digging into yours vs mine I might be able to get mine to sleep happily.

MacCharlie
Guest
MacCharlie

Thank you so much for all. I just managed to install it and seem to work perfectly.
I was just wondering what setting you used for the overclocking of the CPU? I couldn’t find the automatic OC setting you referring to. Many thanks,

moto
Guest
moto

I got macOS running!
Only problem im having now is:

Glitchy screen/artifacts
processor info not showing in about this mac

my build is:
i5 8400
gigabyte z370 aorus gaming 5

Does anyone know what might be the issue or if there are fixes you can point me to?

Guest
zakperic

HI There,

I am having lots of problems with my build.
How did you manage to get your PCI Samsung card to work? It won’t format my end. Is there anything I need to use to make it work, please. Also I am trying to install 10.13.4 which is the latest version. You mentioned Download: GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Hackintosh EFI. But how do I install this file? Can you please point me in the direction of a tutorial for this installation please.
So lost and to be honest a novice. Lost one day on installing and no sucess.

thank you

samxyzabc
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samxyzabc

Hello,

Can i ask what keyboard and mouse you are using for this build?

nitin
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nitin

I completed my build with almost same hardware just g skillz RAM. Thanks! Hackintosher

I was having issues with iMessage and FaceTime the ROM and MLB values were not sticking in iMessageDebug and the steps were also not working in your guide. So I had to use clover Bootloader after the install and have some emu value checked on there.

The system is still under test I will post any other issues.

nitin
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nitin

Ok i followed this guide and build myself a hackintosh and followed your other guides to update high sierra to 10.13.3. I am on iGPU no grpahics card yet as prices are very high. Have 8700k and gaming 7 MoBo.

When i try to update to 10.13.4 i start having graphics issues. I updated my kexts and applied usb patch but the graphics issue dosen’t go. In Smbios I have selected iMac 18,3 .

nitin
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nitin

I had to choose iMac 18,1 profile with iGPU now it works!

John M
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John M

Which ram slots did you use? The manual is confusing and it seems like for the same ram you used, 2×16 Vengeance, it says the slots starting from the cpu outwards is 4,2,3,1. So how do i configure the ram. Which slots do I put both of them?

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Vince

May I ask whether you integrated sound card work? I don’t seem to see mic, output etc. The only option that I have is HDMI audio output. Thanks!

Terry
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Terry

Hi, could you please explain the steps necessary to get this going with just the integrated graphics?

I have a GTX 1080 card I’ll be installing later, but for right now I’d just like to get the baseline install working…

Thanks very much for this guide, I’ll be making a donation!

HypotheticalRicotta
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HypotheticalRicotta

Hello, and thanks for the tutorial!

I’m trying to create a near identical build to yours (by coincidence and found your post while googling for which kexts I need). I’m using the same processor and motherboard as you. My gpu is a Radeon WX 5100.

Issue #1; When following this tutorial, when I mount the efi partition, there is no efi folder. I’m not sure if I missed a step, but as far as I can tell this is normal because the tutorial you linked completely forgoes running the clover configurator.. is this accidentally left out? Without running clover I don’t get very far at all…

Issue #2; I tried running clover and then pasting your EFI folder over the one generated by clover. This lets me start the high Sierra installer, but after the apple loading screen my monitor is just black. I tried tweaking the config.plist a bit to my best knowledge, but wasn’t able to get any further.

When I say my screen is black, I mean that the monitor is indeed getting a signal. I believe the issue may be to do with my graphics card only supporting Display port and that I I need a kext or plist fix for that. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I got the build fully working with unibeast, so I know the hardware is good, but I want to reformat the drive and reinstall osx the “right” way.

Josh
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Josh

First and foremost thanks for spending the time to put both the guide and the config files together. I had been reading for a while about how simple these coffeelake builds have been and that combined with the need for TB3 and some more oomph led me to drop some money on some new hardware.

Ive spent two days trying to get this system up and running! (same config as you but with 64GB Ram and an Nvidia GTX1080Ti) And after some rather inexplicable problems I’ve finally got the system booted up and running osx. However…

Im suffering from random and regular reboots to clover, and with it this unstable its unusable for work and im pulling my hair out. Could you or anyone else suggest the best way to trouble shoot this since at the moment OSX isn’t giving me any obvious error messages!!

Many thanks again

PGC77
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PGC77

Try if it works with 32GB of RAM. If it works, double check that your memory is compatible , check in the memory list of the Motherboard that your memory is compatible with 4 banks and have a look at this thread: https://hackintosher.com/forums/thread/solved-gigabyte-aorus-gaming-7-ram-issues.22/#post-191

Mike M.
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Mike M.

Hackintosher, excellent write up! Is there a video card your recommend that will be plug-and-play, but has two DisplayPort outputs?

I want to feed dual 4k monitors @ 60Hz, and the easiest way is via DisplayPort, but the card you listed here on only (1x) DisplayPort (1x) HDMI and (1x) DVI.

Any ideas on an alternate AMD card that will have two DisplayPort outputs? Thanks.

Adrian Stowe
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Adrian Stowe

Using Internal Graphics I’m having to enable -disablegfxfirmware or it reboots right at the end after complaining about the IGFX firmware. But this is causing screen anomalies and performance of Graphics is poor. I’ve ordered an RX 580 but as it stands it looks like the Internal Graphics are borked at least with 10.13.4.

Adrian Stowe
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Adrian Stowe

All the problems appear to be caused by me trying to use High SIerra 10.13.4, I’ve done a clean install to 10.13 and everything functions correctly with the EFI folder you provided 😉

Adrian Stowe
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Adrian Stowe

Including the audio which I couldn’t get working on 10.13.4 has anyone else successfully updated to 10.13.4 with everything working?

I’ve dropped an RX 580 in now so not too worried about internal graphics.

Raphael Huber
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Raphael Huber

I followed it all as of this tutorial. Have pretty much all the same components (ssd, mobo, ram) no graphics card.
Installed with opt out apfs, stops at 18min, reboots, then goes through to 0, reboots, black screen with apple and progress bar, goes to 100%, reboots, comes back to black screen with apple logo and progress bar, goes to 100% reboots… stuck in that loop forever. Anyone had this?

Adrian Stowe
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Adrian Stowe

Check if VT-d is disabled in BIOS

Adrian Stowe
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Adrian Stowe

The Digital Out only seems to push a stereo signal, no surround sound 🙁

paarth
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paarth

Hi man,
First of all thanks a lot for your awesome guides.. i have the same config as you (aorus gaming 7 motherboard).. I made the bootable usb like you mentioned, changed the bios setting..
Now, the problem is that OS X is not booting, instead when i select boot from usb, it just shows clover boot manager page and its happening overtime.. OS X is not loading.. i used your EFI folder as well.. however, i created the high sierra disk image through disk utility instead of terminal like you asked..
Can you please help me out man.. i would really appreciate it.. I am really new to this
Thanks a lot

Raphael Huber
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Raphael Huber

It would be nice if you could share your overclock settings.
I have overclocked to 4.9 GHz and am not close to your geekbench (3000 Bellow)
But I didnt do any other settings than increasing the multiplier to 49.

You mention that you used the “auto overclock feature” of the motherboard. I dont see any such setting in the bios. Could you elaborate?

Adrian Stowe
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Adrian Stowe

I used this utility to set a script up for persistent audio selection after boot: https://github.com/deweller/switchaudio-osx

Then I ran:
SwitchAudioSource -a

Which lists all your audio outputs I found they were named differently to how they’re named in System Preferences/Sound so this step is essential to find the actual name:
Built-in Output (output)
Built-in Digital Output (output)

I wanted Digital Out so used the following command:
SwitchAudioSource -s ‘Built-in Digital Output’

I then wrapped that into a startup script, all working fine now 😉

7sys
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7sys

Mojave works as well, used patched clover and installed VoodooHDA v2.9.0d10 which fixes audio, seemed to the only thing that it broke.

Shyne
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Shyne

Hello,

I followed your guide but can’t seem to get into the installer. Halfway the apple logo it panics and reboots. On the verbose log I can see some errors with loading LaunchDaemons that it could not find the file or directory. Any idea what to do? I have the same hardware..

Jan
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Jan

Hello Shyne,
i’m in the same boat as you. did everything according to the rules but everytime i start osx from clover, halfway through (after kec.corecrypto 1.0) the system attempts restart and the system reboots.

have you found a solution for this yet?

Tim
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Tim

Hey there.

So, I have built a hackintosh before with a different rig and decided to try again with my new setup. Same processor and motherboard as you have listed here. I am using onboard graphics to start.

I follow our instructions exactly and am at a total loss.

1.). When I replace the EFI folder with the one you provide in the guide, then when the Clover Bootloder starts, there is no option to boot from the MAC usb stick. I’ve tried several different USB ports, both 2.0 & 3.0 and still nothing. I don’t know what the issue is.

2.). You give a link in your guide to follow instructions for creating a Hackintoah and in THAT link, they have ANOTHER EFI download that they suggest to use. When I use THAT EFI folder instead of yours, then it DOES show the MAC option in the clover boot loader, but when I click on it, it shows the Apple logo and hen just hangs. Nothing.

So, neither your EFI folder or the other one is getting me there.

My Bios settings have all been adjusted to exactly what you say.

I’m at a total loss. Please help. (And thanks in advance, for sharing your knowledge)

Thanks

franky_b
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franky_b

Hi,

I succesfully created a 10.13.4 build with a Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming Ultra 2.0 board and an i7-8700K based on this guide.

I am still struggling to use the RX580 for rendering in iMovie (does not render at all) and hardware accelerated rendering in Premiere Pro (system kind of freezes); I read some posts about this in this Forum that the Mac18.2 profile or 18.3 with a specific S/N might help (not yet tried).

I have one question regarding sleep and waking up: In principle it works very well, but when I wake up with a key stroke, I need to press several times to have an image on the screen. If I press only once a key, the system goes up, but no image and goes back to sleep. If I press repeatedly for a couple of seconds, it works. If I press the power key on the case, it all works perfectly within a couple of seconds.

Is this a known pattern of behaviour?

Nikademo
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Nikademo

My last hackintosh was an x58 board. I’m learning all the new stuff. Don’t understand the whole efi file yet. Does that contain all the drivers ?

My build is similar to yours, just have 64 GB ram, and a Nvidia 980ti. I’m thinking of overclocking my i7 8700k because I have a huge liquid cooler.
Currently my computer says unknown processor. Not sure why?

Hoping to get my system running smoothly by the weekend.

da_0n1y
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da_0n1y

Hello,
I cant install high sierra.. when i put my computer on the clover boot window opens and it only says “start uefi shell 64”. I used the gigabyte efi.
My specs:
i7-8700k
Gigabyte z370 gaming 7
samsung evo970 pro nvme m.2
crosair vengeance lpx 16gb
asus 1060 gtx 6bg.

Flavio
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Flavio

I’m having the same issue, it boots but it doesn’t show the option to launch the installer.
Any suggestion?

da_0n1y
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da_0n1y

i solved it. use the high sierra efi from this guide https://hackintosher.com/guides/high-sierra-install-full-guide/

Alberto 19
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Alberto 19

Hello, first of all thanks for everything you do, you are amazing, I found your website a few days ago and it seems great. I have mounted a hachintosh with its guide and High Sierra 10.13.6 + intel 8700k + gtx 1060 + ga 370 ultra gamming and a pcie with bcm943602cs wifi + bluetooth. It has been running for 2 days, but now the bluetooh is disconnected a few times and it comes back after 20/30 seconds, the bcm943602cs worked without doing anything, puncturing it and working, but this is killing me … can you help me? THANK YOU!! I’m sorry for my english google …

Robin
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Robin

Hi, since your build is a Coffee Lake intel, can you do a benchmark test for encoding using Compressor a 1 minute video to HEVC 8-bit and 10-bit? I want to know if the encoding is accelerated like the latest MBP. I’m planning a build with these specs.

SGpro
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SGpro

I added up the price of these parts in case anyone needs it, the total amount is about $1500 dollars.
Also I wonder is Wifi and Bluetooth supported by the gaming motherboard or as a add-on?

nholloman
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nholloman

I am currently really struggling through this install. I cannot get to the high Sierra installer. The apple status bar takes an hour at least to reach the end and stays there indefinitely. I even left it overnight. Woke up this morning and it was still there. I am trying to install high Sierra 10.13.6. I copied your EFI folder to be safe but still no luck. My mother board is the Gaming 7-OP model. It came with intel optane storage installed but i removed it. i got this board for 200 on sale from new egg. Normally was 270 dollars! I’m curious if the board is somehow incompatible because of the 7-OP in the name. I’m just really almost ready to give up on this and use it for a gaming PC. I have tried everything I can think of. I’m using an NVMe internal drive as well.

Drew
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Drew

Hi, I have followed this guide, have identical hardware as well aside from my case (Corsair 750D Airflow Edition), but unfortunately none of my USB 3.0 ports are working. All other USB ports (2.0, 3.1) work and show up in system profile. Any idea on how I can fix this? Everything else seems to work OK.

Drew
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Drew

For anyone with the same issue, I believe I have solved this by updating my BIOS firmware – it was on the F2 firmware, I updated it to the most recently released F7 (as of mid-September 2018) hardware.

Rupert
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Rupert

Hello, I’ve been using your guide to create my own hackintosh. got all the same components with the exception of the NVME drive (it’s a 970) and a different power supply. If we use the EFI folder posted for download here and then boot from the USB then we don’t have the option to start the OSX installer in Clover. We then tried with the EFI provided in the guide that details how to create the OSX Clover USB drive. By using this EFI we were able to start the OSX installer but then halfway through the apple logo the system reboots. Have tried in verbose mode but the screen switches too fast to see what causes the kernel panic.

Any suggestion on how to Debug/Resolve this issue.
Thanks!

Rupert
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Rupert

Issue has been solved.
The motherboard was the OP version (included Optane module).
Ths module is incompatible with OSX and caused the boot to fail about halfway through right after kec.CoreCrypto 1.0.
removing the module resolved the issue.

Rupert
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Rupert

Just ran into a new problem. I use an external sound card (RME fireface uc) and always hear a crackling noise in my speakers when the sound card is connected through USB. I already tried a different soundcard, it has the same issue, also tried my soundcard om my macbook pro where it works perfect and tried a different USB cable with no luck.
When I move my mouse the noise changes…

any suggestions?
thanks

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Damon

Hi
Like many other posters here. Thanks for posting so much information for fellow Hackintoshers. I haven’t done my build yet but have just bought the i7 8700k and the Gaming 7 motherboard.
I’m just about to purchase the graphics card and wondered whether you’d still chose the same graphics card now. I want to be able to run my 2 old Apple Cinema 30” Displays until upgrading to 4K at some point.
I’d also be interested if you would change anything else about the build. If doing it now.
Many thanks in advance for your reply.

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Roger

Hi, great guide.. I got a question….
Everything works fine, but I noticed when I plugged a USB drive into the 3.0 socket (blue), the drive does not appear.
When the system goes to sleep the first time, it automatically wakes, and then drives do appear in the 3.0 USB sockets. Also to note, the system does not automatically wake after the first time.
Do you know what might be causing this? My settings are all the same as you’ve suggested.
Cheers.

Carter
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Carter

Excellent guide! Followed with slightly different config (Z370 Ultra Gaming vs. Gaming 5, plus Alpine-Ridge Thunderbolt AIC) on Mojave and things are working more-or-less flawlessly. Wondering if you’d either 1) post an updated EFI bundle for Mojave or 2) at least detail how you setup your Clover EFI as I’d like to replicate a similar Z370 based config on Mojave.

Scott D Hayes
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Scott D Hayes

could you do this build with a 7820x? I want a build which can handle native H.264 editing in Premiere or FCP X . I plan on running high sierra with an Nvidia card and X370 gaming 7

Nathan
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Nathan

Hey.

I have the same motherboard and have followed the High Sierra install but I cannot get past the initial OS install. It starts loading and then reboots to the Clover screen.

I’d really appreciate some help as I’ve been stuck on this for says. Is there any way to copy the data I get from the Panic?

Thanks in advance.

Nathan
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Nathan

Also, if I try to do it with the internal graphics card, on reboot I just have a black screen 🙁

Luca
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Luca

Hi, is the optical port working?

Ysyry
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Ysyry

Hi! I’m Ysyry, from Argentina. I made a build similar to this one:

– Intel i5 8400
– Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming 2.0
– 16 GB 2666 (Ballistix Sport, 2×8 GB)
– No discrete GPU, using Intel UDH, until I get a RX560
– Samsung EVO 960 512GB NVMe

Set BIOS as suggested by Hackintosher.

Using the EFI shared on this post, installation stucks just after showing the apple logo (progress bar less than 5%).

Can somebody help me?

Thanks!