Faultless GA-Z68XP Install

Edhawk

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macOS
10.14.6
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GA-Z97X-UD5H
CPU
i7-4790K
GPU
2 x Powercolor RX 580 8GB
#61
Yes, make a Clone/backup of your current hard drive/SSD on another drive. Remove this second drive from the hack once the clone has been completed, use Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper to make the clone of the main drive.

Then run the AppStore update on your current drive. if it works all well and good, if it fails swap the backup drive for the messed up drive and you are saved the trouble of reinstalling everything.

Updating without a backup/clone is asking for problems.
 
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macOS
Mobo
GA-Z68XP-UD5
CPU
i7-2600K
GPU
2x Radeon 6800 1GB
#62
Hello, remember me?? Hack is running fine till last night. Started up, clicked on Cubase, cubase loaded till - initialize core midi -, puff reboot. Maybe Midi drivers? Now when i restart, something is already running and hdd in disk utilities don't show up ans ball is spinning endless.
 

Edhawk

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i7-4790K
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2 x Powercolor RX 580 8GB
#63
ManoucheTunes, Yes I remember you.

Sorry to hear your Hack is not working but I don't have any idea why opening an application that worked previously would cause this issue. It is not something I have come across before.

Did you make any changes or install anything to your Hack prior to this issue?

Sierra is usually fairly stable, I have both my Mac-Servers running Sierra and even with the latest security updates they work flawlessly.
 
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GA-Z68XP-UD5
CPU
i7-2600K
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2x Radeon 6800 1GB
#64
Nope, worked with Cubase the evening before, turned hack off, next morning on , opened Cubase and on initializing Core Midi Cubase freeze and when i click on Force Closing, then puff restart. I will check Midi Drivers from Console and Interfaces.
 
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GA-Z68XP-UD5
CPU
i7-2600K
GPU
2x Radeon 6800 1GB
#65
Hi, hope you doing well. Hack runs stable and fast. I need to install Mojave for newest version of Logic. Is it possible to install mojave on my hack with the GA-Z68XP MoBo???? Still have Sierra on.
 

Edhawk

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i7-4790K
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#66
Yes it is possible, but it may not run that well.

Your 2x HD 6800 graphics cards do not support Metal, which is a pre-requisite for Mojave.

Your CPU is not supported by Mojave but it can be tricked to run, using a fake ID for your CPU. You may also need to change your SMBIOS, as the one that matches your CPU may not work with Mojave.

If you are to try and install Mojave, I would suggest you do it on a separate SSD/HD so you keep your current Sierra installation safe and untouched.
 
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GA-Z68XP-UD5
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i7-2600K
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2x Radeon 6800 1GB
#67
So probably it would be better to get a newer MoBo and CPU and keep old Hack as Sample Library Server????
 

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#68
That’s an option, probably a better one than trying to update your current system to Mojave.
 
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GA-Z68XP-UD3
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i5 2500K
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#69
Hi, I have the MoBo GA-Z68XP-UD3 and i5-2500k CPU. Can I install Sierra or High Sierra? Can you help me?