Install Mac OS X Mavericks on a Intel PC with Asus MAXIMUS VI GENE { Hackintosh }

Update: Installing boot loader on the EFI partition of the root drive

Hi there, How are you? Well, I have recently built a new Hackint0sh running a Haswell CPU (i7-4770k) under the hood with the sole purpose of running the latest Mac Avatar – Mavericks 10.9 – and of course gaming😉

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I am not a writer so please don’t mind any goof ups. Just let me know and I will fix it. Thank you🙂

Now, let us see how I installed Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 on Intel machine powered by Intel’s 4th-Gen CPU, Haswell.

My System Configuration

This machine is also running Windows 8.0 on a separate mechanical hard disk.

BIOS Settings for Asus Maximus VI Gene for a perfect Hackint0sh! :

  • Enter BIOS and Load Optimized Defaults
  • Ensure the SATA mode is set to AHCI
  • Make sure Intel Virtualization Technology is DISABLED (if it is working otherwise, let me know)

What Works?

Everything!!🙂. Although, for sound you need latest multibeast from Mavericks.

Things you will need to clean Install Mavericks on your Haswell PC

    • A Mac or PC/Virtual machine running a Mac. I had Mountain Lion 10.8.5 (10.8.4 and below won’t work on a haswell) installed in VirtualBox 4.3 on my Windows 8 machine. I used it to create my Bootable USB using Unibeast. How? keep reading.

 

    • Mavericks Application under /Applications. Since Mavericks is FREE – Thank You Apple – you can download the Application directly from Mac App Store.

 

    • Latest Unibeast and Multibeast for Mac OS X Mavericks. Download latest versions available at the downloads section of the tonymacx86 website (free of charge registration required). Make sure they are for Mac OS X Mavericks

 

 

    • Minimum 8 GB USB drive. This will be used to boot your machine to install the Mac on your PC. Try to get a fast drive

 

  • And some PATIENCE😉

Let us start…

On your Hackint0sh/Mac download OS X Mavericks for free from Mac App Store. Make sure the downloaded app is stored in /Applications folder.

Format your USB drive for Unibeast

Plug your USB drive into Mac OS X, and open the Disk Utility (located in /Applications/Utilities).

Format usb

  1. Select the USB drive from the left panel of the Disk Utility, go to the “Partition” tab of Disk Utility. Click the “Options” button and make sure “Master Boot Record” is selected under the partition scheme, click OK.
  2. Then, From the “Partition Layout” drop-down menu select “1 Partition”, and from the Format drop-down, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
  3. Give your USB drive a appropriate name and hit Apply to format your drive. This will erase and reformat your USB drive for Unibeast.

Note: If you are using VirtualBox, install “VirtualBox Extensions” for your guest machine to identify your USB device connected to the host OS.

Make Mavericks USB Installer

Install UniBeast Mac App Store

Download Unibeast and run it. Make sure that the OS X Mavericks installation app which you downloaded from the Mac App Store is inside your /Applications folder of your Mac. Unibeast will give and error if it is unable to find the App in /Applications

Install UniBeast Mac App Store 2

Select your USB drive as the installation destination (mine is named “MavericksUSB”)

Installation type

Click on continue to land on this “Installation Type” page. Choose the “Mac App Store Mavericks – 10.9” option. Since, we are installing Mavericks on our Desktop, other options are not required. Click Continue to being Installation.

Screen Shot 2013 10 11 at 8 33 27 PM

Now, the installation has begin. This process take about 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on your USB drive speed. It will look as if the installation has stuck somewhere but it’s not. This process is copying more than 5GB of data from your high speed hard disk to a slow USB. Get Up and Stretch or grab a beer..😉. One way to check if everything is working is to see the number of bytes increasing on the USB. Use “Get Info” by right-clicking on the USB drive in Finder to see this detail.

Once the setup is complete you will see a green checkmark indicating that all went well.

You have successfully created Mavericks USB installer. Don’t pop out the USB just yet. We will use it to install Mavericks on our hackintosh.

Install Mavericks on your Machine

Although, not necessary but I would a advice to use a standalone drive for installation. I am using a Kingston 128 Gig’s SSD

Before proceeding, remove/disconnect any USB devices or other Hard-Drives which are not part of the installation process. This is just a precaution.

Reboot your HackintoshP PC with your USB plugged in and press F8 to enter the boot menu. Select the USB drive and press enter to boot from it. If all went well you will see a screen similar to the following screenshot with your USB Drive Name in the center…

USB boot screen

If you are unable to see the Unibeast menu, check your motherboard’s BIOS settings (there is nothing much to check but still check). If everything is in order with your BIOS and you still cannot boot from the Unibeast USB, unplug your USB Drive, reformat it using Disk Utility and try again. If you still fail, maybe you have a faulty USB, try replacing. But I am sure you won’t hit this snag.

Now, select the Unibeast USB Drive at the Unibeast Boot Menu and press enter to start the OS X Mavericks Installer.

Mavwelcome

If you are unable to see the above screen for some reason, boot back into the Unibeast Boot Menu and try typing these boot flags – PCIRootUID=0 and -x.

“-x” is the most important as it boots your machine into the safe mode.

If you reach the Welcome Screen, select the language and click on the arrow. Agree to terms and conditions.

Now, you will be asked to select the destination drive to install your Mac on. Since, I am using a blank drive, nothing appears. Fire up disk utility and format the Hard disk with GUID Partition layout and minimum 1 Mac OS Extended(Journaled) Partition. Otherwise, select the hard drive you want to install OS X Mavericks on and click “install”. Mavericks will now install itself. The installation process will take minimum 20 minutes.

Restart, and make sure the Unibeast USB is plugged in as it will be used to boot into the new installation. At the boot screen, you will see two icons. One, is the Unibeast USB itself which will start the installation if selected and the other one is the Hard Drive on which Mavericks is installed. Select the Hard Drive with the new installation using the arrow keys, press “Enter”.

USB boot screen post installation

If everything works properly, then Mavericks will boot. Mission accomplished!

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But you still need the USB drive every time you need to boot into your Hackint0sh/Mavericks. Let us fix this..

First, using your UnibeastUSB drive boot into your newly setup machine. Once booted, DO NOT run Multibeast just yet .. What we are doing here is that we will be installing the boot loader in a small EFI partition of 200 MB which was created when we were partitioning our main drive for Mac OS X setup to install on. You can Google for ton’s of information on EFI partition if one is interested. Anyway, lets begin:

Boot directly from the Root Drive without using the USB
(Installing boot loader on the EFI partition of the root drive)

Caution: Unplug any drivers other than your main drive (in this case the SSD) and the USB (in this case the UnibeastUSB) to avoid any confusion as well as any loss of data.

My main drive is identified as

disk0

To make sure your disk is identified ad “disk0”, fire up the terminal and type in

> diskutil list

If your root drive is marked as “disk0” then you are all set and ready to being:

First, we have to mount and reformat the EFI partition. For that open a new terminal and type in the commands as is:

> sudo -s
<enter your password>
> newfs_hfs -v EFI /dev/disk0s1
> mkdir /Volumes/EFI
> mount_hfs /dev/disk0s1 /Volumes/EFI

At this point the partition identified by the volume name “EFI” is reformatted and mounted and is ready to be written upon with the boot loader files. We will be using the boot loader which is already installed on the UnibeastUSB.

So, plug in your Unibeast USB drive if it is not already plugged in. Then, open a new terminal window and type in

diskutil list

to identify your EFI partition (it will be under IDENTIFIER). Double check that you are using the correct partition (for me it was disk0s1). Now type the following as is.

> cd /Volumes/UnibeastUSB/usr/standalone/i386
> sudo -s
<enter your password>
> fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk0
> dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s1
> cp boot /Volumes/EFI

Close terminal. Now drag and drop /Extra file from your root drive to the EFI partition. Once copied, make sure to set the new EFI partition as ACTIVE. To do this open a new terminal and type in the following:

> sudo -s
<enter your password>
> fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0
  (press) p
  (type)  f 1
  (press) w
  (type)  y
  (type)  quit

Shutdown your system. Pull out your UnibeastUSB drive and Reboot. Done!

What is working

1. Ethernet
2. Screen Resolution is 1080p
3. Sleep/Restart/Shutdown/Hibernate
4. App Store
Don’t have WiFi Installed on my machine so can’t comment on that.

What is not working

1. iMessage
2. TRIM Support (need multibeast to add trim support)
3. Audio (need multibeast for audio)

Multibeast Settings

MultiBeast final page

Drivers > Audio

Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALCxxx > Without DSDT > ALC1150

Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALCxxx > Without DSDT > HDAEnabler

Drivers > Disk (SSD)

Drivers > Disk > TRIM Enabler > 10.9.0 TRIM Patch

Customize > System Definations

Customize > System Definations > Mac Pro > Mac Pro 3,1

Note: To run Multibeast in OS X Mavericks, you have to go the “Security” section of System Preferences in Mac OS X, go to the “General” section, and check “Anywhere” in the “Allow applications” section

I have yet to install a Bootloader. I don’t know what will happen if I do. If someone can guide me, you are most welcome🙂

That’s it .. enjoy your new Hackint0sh running Mac OS X Mavericks

Thank you for reading..

Until Next time.. Happy Hacking🙂

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76 Responses to Install Mac OS X Mavericks on a Intel PC with Asus MAXIMUS VI GENE { Hackintosh }

  1. Josh says:

    Hi Nirjhar,

    Thanks for the information in this post. I have the following for a build –

    Intel Core i5-4690K Processor 3.5 GHz processor
    ASUS Maximus V Gene motherboard
    Crucial 16GB 8X2 DDR3 memory
    Thermalta Smart 750W power supply
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 graphics
    TPLINK 300MPBS WRLS N PCIE – wifi
    Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower ATX – case

    I’ve been having a dickens of a time trying to get a Hackintosh build to work. Will this installation guide work for the Maximus V motherboard?

    Regards,
    Josh

    • Nirjhar says:

      Hello Josh,

      Your build is great. Although, your WiFi card can give you problems as I had problems with TP-Link cards. But do try make it work (if it doesn’t) before buying a new one.

      Best of luck.

      • Josh says:

        Hi Nirjhar, I seem to be stuck at the part of the instructions where you drag and drop the /extra files from your root drive to the efi partition. Not sure how to do that. I’ve been able to input the commands in terminal so far, but I can’t get past this part. Can you point me in the right direction?

        Regards,
        Josh

  2. Brainpowers says:

    Hello, how to replace unibeast command ( with any other device prepared using other softwares)?> cd /Volumes/UnibeastUSB/usr/standalone/i386??

  3. Hi, I am a newbie.
    Just assembled a Corei3 (3220) on Maximus VI gene (bios 0804), 16 GB Supertalent DDR3 ram modules (2×4 1600Mhz), but I can’t boot. Using Unibeast, Myhack, Clover, it’s all the same: Boot0: Done and blinking _

    What am I doing wrong?

  4. bert says:

    Hello, has someone a working hibernate/sleep config where the systeme restarts from sleep image ?

  5. elitenerd314 says:

    hi so ive gotten mavericks and everything installed on my maximus vii hero and so far everything is good but with the EFI partition stuff i cant find my root folder and the /extra file you mention that i need to drop in my EFI … please help. thanks !

  6. Sedy says:

    Hi, i have the same Motherboard. All works. I have Problem with my RAM. I have 2 x 8 GB RAM. For Mavericks must i take 1 out. With 2 x 8 GB i get freeze after system Boots on Mavericks. I take 1 of the RAMs out and system works perfect. How can i make the system works with 2 x 8 GB RAM? Can u help me?

    • Nirjhar says:

      Hi Sedy,

      Mavericks works fine with 8 gigs of RAM. It is possible that the memory module which need’s to be pulled out for successful booting is faulty. Please try it with a different module. Also try different DIMM slots. Maybe the slot is causing trouble. Mavericks boots and works fine with 8 gigs of RAM. Please try these and update us.

    • Nirjhar says:

      One more thing, you can try the Apple Hardware Test. Plug in the faulty RAM module. Boot the system. Press D at Boot. Run an ‘extended test’ & it should do a full check of the installed RAM. See if reports any issues. Pay close attention to any ‘RAM paring’, some machines will not like unmatched pairs of RAM in the incorrect slots. Still I think the RAM which you are using is bad. Please test and get a replacement or buy a new one.

      • Sedy says:

        Hi Nirjhar, i have used other DIMM Slots. Don’t works. I get Freeze. I have make extended Test. No Problem with RAMs. I have no idea to don’t get Freezes with using 2 x 8 GB.

      • Nirjhar says:

        Please check if the timing of memory channels I’m BIOS are at 1600 MHz.

      • Nirjhar says:

        Hi Sedy.. I would again suggest try a with a different RAM module and check. Also try updating your BIOS to the latest

  7. Dawe says:

    Hi, I have a problem.
    When I try to boot USB I see flash only Apple logo and after this my pc automatically reboots… I need solution

  8. Dany says:

    Hi After Updating to 10.9.2 I can boot via Usb Unibeast but I can’t log in to Os x anymore, it just give me a black screen, and on -V it gives something like power management not supported or something like this, I just do the update after i finish fresh install.
    My spec: Asus Maximus VI Extreme, just no Gpu yet

    • Nirjhar says:

      Did you run Multibeast before running the update? I am thinking ( although not sure ) that the Apple CPU Power management is causing the kernel panic. Try booting in safe mode with -x and replace/install NullCPUPowerManagement kext. This kext is installed by Multibeast to fix boot errors caused by Apples CPU Power Management service. If that doesn’t work, boot into safe mode again and try running latest Multibeast setup. Hope this helps.

      • Dany says:

        Thanks for your quick reply! I found it! It’s seem that hd4600 is the prob and HDMI on MB! Add a gtx 670gtx Dvi and Boom it’ boots normally lol!with the Maximus VI extreme everything work out of the box the only thing that don’t is the sound but via Multibeat it’s ok!
        Thanks a lot (^^)

      • Nirjhar says:

        So the problem was the faulty HDMI cable? ..

      • Dany says:

        No no not at all the Hdmi cable is fine! The Prob is the onboard GPU hd4600! When update to 10.9.2 the Hdmi won’t work anymore lol!just change to Dvi on an extern Gpu (670 gtx) and it work hdmi on the card 670 work too!

      • Nirjhar says:

        Glad you found the fix to this problem. Thank you for sharing your finding with us.

      • Dany says:

        The only thing is missing is somehow it did not boots without the usb unibeast or some change in terminal!
        And thanks to TO YOU for this excelent information help on installing 10.9 os X!

      • Nirjhar says:

        There is a small section in this post which describes how to boot from the SSD directly without Unibeast USB. Have a look and see if it works for you.

      • Dany says:

        Yes it work via Terminal Change!
        (^^)

  9. vajoiner says:

    thanks for the steps sir! i’ve been using an evga sli le for such a long time as a dual boot hack and its so common to me that it didn’t register until the next morning after ordering a gene that it might not even hack! stupid huh? hah

  10. Thibault says:

    hi,
    So i have it installed properly but now i can only boot with it if i use my usb because the bootloader doesnt seem to work did you have the same problem if you had can you say how you did it?

  11. Thibault says:

    Yes,
    The bios guy is back. Do i realy need to update my bios because look at this:
    First rule of BIOS updates, if everything runs fine and the BIOS doesn’t fix a problem or add something that you need, don’t bother flashing it. Every BIOS flash can toast a system. Granted, some newer PC’s have dual BIOS’s and such and can recovery, but not always.

    If you insist on doing it, read your manual to read how to do it. Every motherboard is different. Some have a flash button, some flash from Windows, some flash direct from USB, some flash from a floppy or USB with DOS. Million different ways and it’s your motherboard, so read up on how to use it.
    So wat do i need to do?

    • Nirjhar says:

      Read the manual carefully on how to Update your BIOS.. If you are not sure about something consult a friend who is more comfortable with computer and has updated their BIOS.. But it is not rocket science .. I’m pretty damn sure if you can build a hackintosh you can upgrade your BIOS 😁

      • Thibault says:

        ok my last question do i need the .CAP file or make it .ROM?

      • Nirjhar says:

        What does the manual say?? I don’t think you should extract the archive which you downloaded… Just put the .zip file in a pendrive … Stick it in your PC USB port.. And enter your BIOS update utility via the BIOS Menu.. Read the manual and the process thoroughly… Best of luck

      • Thibault says:

        I just did it and i just needed to extract the file extract my usb to fat32 and change the name to something smaller and it worked all out perfectly so really THANK YOU

      • Nirjhar says:

        Yay!! Congratulations 😁

  12. Thibault Marichal says:

    Hi, (yes me again )
    I am planning to update my bios but do i need to update it one after one or just the one i want? Would like to have an answer asap

  13. Dave Diggz says:

    Still the same unfortunately. Is it possible that issue is because I am using the latest download of Mavericks? (10.9.2)

    Here is the error:
    BootCacheControl: Unable to open /var/db/Bootcache.playlist: 2 No such file or directory
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80002dbe2e): Kernel trap at 0xffffff8000064f237, type 13=general protection, registers: …… And then a buttload of codes…

    • Dave Diggz says:

      Ok, got ti start installing so fingers crossed. I totally forgot that I had a USB DAC connected in the rear so I unplugged that and tried out -x -v a few times. Took about 4 tries and it loaded up. So weird.

    • Nirjhar says:

      It is possible that the latest Mavericks download is causing the problems.. I haven’t got a chance to update my post yet. You can try installing 10.9 and apply combo update once everything is up and running.. Meanwhile I’ll try to find a solution..

      • Dave Diggz says:

        Success Nirjhar! I got everything installed and seems to be working fine. I’m sure there might be some hiccups along the way but it’s up and running at the moment. Thanks for everything! =)

      • Nirjhar says:

        Awesome!! What were the hiccups and what did you do to solve them?? Congratulations though 8)

  14. Dave Diggz says:

    I am getting Kernal Panic (cpu 0 and 3 caller) after trying to load into OSX from the Unibeast menu. Any thoughts why this is happening? I have a similar setup as yours, the only difference being an i5 4670K and a GTX 770.

    • Nirjhar says:

      Hi Dave, try running the setup with -x -v boot flags.. I think your graphics card is causing the issue.. You can also try GraphicsEnabler=No .. I’m not sure this will solve the issue but give it a try..

  15. gposch says:

    I can’t get my Asus Maximus VI Impact to boot on Unibeast usb. What is happening here???
    The same usb stick has been used several other booting stuff. Like memtest86, windows 8 boot disk etc, and no problem. With unibeast, and I clover EFI as well, won’t boot… :-(((

  16. Rfa says:

    I found that maybe I need an GPU, when you were installed the OSX you were running it through the GPU(GTX650) monitor port?

  17. Rfa says:

    Which BIOS did you used? I followed the steps and it doesn’t works

    • Nirjhar says:

      Hi Rfa, I think my bios version is 8040..

      • Rfa says:

        It still doesn’t works, it’s strange because i can make mavericks boot but it stops before selecting a lenguage (OSX Option), do you know what is hppening?
        Hardware:
        Asus Maximus GENE
        i7 4770k
        32GB Hyper X Predator
        NO GPU
        500GB SSD NEUTRON GTX

      • Nirjhar says:

        I don’t think its the hardware issue.. What I think is that your installation media is either corrupted or was not built properly. I would suggest you to recreate your USB drive or try booting from original DVD .. Do update us..

  18. Thibault says:

    Hi,
    I have all the same components but my bios is 0606.
    Do i need to update my motherboard to do this. I
    heared if you update is that it is very dangerous.
    Please answer me ASAP.
    Very nice tutorial tho.

  19. Marios says:

    Also for those who have Maximus VI Formula and experience random freezes just install the Latest Bios Update (in my case 1302) and you will be fine!

  20. Marios says:

    Update: For Asus Motherboards you don’t have to install OSX to MBR anymore… just follow this guide from Tonymacx86 http://www.tonymacx86.com/401-install-bootloader-extra-efi-partition.html and you can boot without any problems with GUID partitions.

  21. Saurabh says:

    Nirjhar u r awsm man!! thanks a lot for d above instructions
    and i want to noe hw can i get my 2 SSDs to work on mavericks, though u recommended a standalone above but i would really like to know how i can do that for 2 or more SSDs

  22. Steven Blunk says:

    Hey, I’m going to be building a hackintosh thats is basically all the same specs as you in May. I’ve never assembled a computer before you should post a video of you putting together yours! If, you want to take it apart haha

    • Nirjhar says:

      Hey Steven, glad to hear that you are going to build yourself a brand new Hackintosh. Good luck with that. Making a video for this build is actually a great idea. I will try doing it. Thank you for the suggestion.

  23. Arjun Pun says:

    the above method worked for me.i saw same steps on tony86.was that u ?

  24. Pete says:

    I can not get a bootloader to work. I still have to boot off of the USB. Anyone been able to install chimera or such and boot from the stand alone drive. I insatalled it to the same osx drive like i always do before. It starts a black screen then returns to boot from my other boot windows drive. I have two seprate drives. one for osx and one for windows 8.1.

    • Pete says:

      Ohh forgot to tell you I have the Asus Maximus Hero Vi with the same cpu 4770k all stock everything.

    • Nirjhar says:

      Hi Pete,

      The reason you are not able to boot off from your Mac OS X drive is that the BIOS won’t allow to boot from the GUID Partition. For it to boot, you need to install Mac on a MBR partition type…

      Here’s How:

      You will need:
      a) an extra hard drive (HDD)
      b) Carbon Copy Cloner

      Bios Settings: Default, be sure to set SATA Controller to AHCI Mode. Also, make sure your drive is connected to Intel SATA Port and not a ASMedia one..

      – connect your extra blank drive (HDD) to one of the available ports
      – Install Mac as usual on the drive you intend to boot from (I am assuming it’s a SSD).
      – After successful installation, boot again from USB Flash drive and choose the drive (SSD) you installed Mavericks on. Run Multibeast.
      – After setting Multibeast options, Restart..
      – Boot again from USB. Everything should work except booting from the drive (SSD) you installed Mavericks on. This won’t boot because we chose GUID Partition while installing Mavericks and the BIOS does not support booting from a GUID Partition as of now.. We need to reformat this drive (SSD) to a MBR Partition and for that we need a extra hard drive (HDD) and Carbon Copy Cloner so that we can create a exact image of our SSD on HDD before we reformat SSD to MBR Partition..

      To do this,
      a. Install Carbon Copy Cloner on your Mac Drive (SSD)
      b. Using DiskUtility, format the Extra Hard Drive (HDD) to Mac OS Journaled as a GUID Partition.
      c. Clone SSD to HDD and make sure to choose to clone everything.
      d. Once cloning is finished, you have an exact copy of your SSD (Mavericks installation) on your Extra Drive (HDD). Reboot using Unibeast USB and boot into the HDD.
      e. Open Disk Utility and reformat SSD to Mac OS Journaled with partition type as Master Boot Record.
      f. Again, close the entire HDD to SSD using Carbon Copy Cloner (choose everything again)
      g. Once cloning is finished, reboot using Unibeast USB and Boot into SSD. Everything should run smoothly.
      h. Run Multibeast once again and this time choose to install only the Boot Loader (Chimera 2.2.1) and restart..
      i. Boot directly from the SSD and voila🙂

      Hope this helps. Keep us posted..

  25. Leo says:

    After I installied the Audio drivers my mac wont boot. Please Help. BTW. Maximus VI Hero.

  26. Marios says:

    You put into thoughts so I searched about Ebios Error 0x31 and finally I solved this too.I disabled USB Legacy Support from BIOS and the Error disappeared.

  27. Marios says:

    Hey thanks for the guide! It gave me hope when I was searching over the internet to find about Asus Maximus VI Formula if it can run Mavericks.After reading your guide I bought the Formula with 4770K and I successfully installed Mavericks which every things so far works great. Here is my guide for anyone who’s searching: http://www.tonymacx86.com/mavericks-desktop-support/116486-installing-mavericks-asus-maximus-vi-formula.html

    • Nirjhar says:

      Great Marios, I have read your article and I congratulate you for the same. I want to ask you few questions:

      1. Which monitor do you use for your build?
      2. What is the max resolution which is available in your monitor
      3. Do check if the overscan checkbox is clicked. If it is, uncheck it and let me know the difference.
      4. If you have solved Boot0 error i.e. booting from the USB instead directly from the SSD, please let me know.

      thank you🙂

      • Marios says:

        Thank you Nirjhar.
        1-2. As Photographer Im using Dell IPS U2413 at 1920×1200 resolution with Displayport connection to the motherboard using Intel Graphics as I don’t have a separate gpu right now and I will buy Asus GTX 770 soon.
        3. What is overscan checkbox? If you mean the monitor I have manually set the selection to DP port.
        4. I haven’t solve boot 0x31 error and I have it either booting from the usb or directly from the ssd.. probably its a malfunction between the bios and chimera boot loader but it really doesn’t bother me since the error pops up 4 times and then it logins to Mavericks without any problem. Maybe in the next Chimera boatloader update it is solved…
        If you have further questions I will be glad to help.
        Best Regards

  28. Zuper Zam says:

    HI there! Im happy that you did hackintosh your Maximus VI gene mobo without patching bios or DSDT needed. anyway,

    Im planning to use the same mobo with these speck

    cpu: i5-4670/i5-4670K
    gpu: asus geforce gtx 650 ti boost
    ram: 16gb corsair dominator platinum
    ssd: corsair GT 120gb
    psu: corsair hx650 watts

    will the installation be the same as yours? or be different?

    afaik the mpcie combo does include bluetooth 4.0, does it work?

    and the latest bios now is “BIOS 1002” November 12, 2013. any update on this? can you still hackintosh the mobo with this BIOS Update? lets say you got an updates Bios Gene board.

    • Nirjhar says:

      Hi Zuper … Yes your spec will work without any problems. Although, you will have to install the audio codec and enable trim for your ssd. Rest will work out of the box.

      Yes, MPCIE module does include bluetooth 4.0. Im sorry, I don’t have that module with me so I have not tested it. Instead of the combo I am using a tp-link wifi card and it is working fine.

      As for the bios, I have yet to update it. Will let you know once that is done. Hope I have answered your question. Looking forward to hear from you regarding the success of your build..

  29. slim says:

    Hi, Thank you for this tutorial, I will try it and will feed back here if all work fine, but do you think it will be the same for the Maximus VI hero ?

    • Nirjhar says:

      Hi, glad you find this tutorial useful and I hope you are able to get it work for you. I think since Hero is above Gene, it incorporates everything what Gene has and adds more. In my opinion, these settings will work perfectly on you Maximus VI Hero. Just identify the codec your motherboard uses for sound (visit the specifications section of the motherboard). Hope this helps.

  30. Steve Gambino says:

    My sound finally works.. Thank you for the multibeast settings.. you rock Nirjhar!

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