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Message 1456 - Posted: 23 Jan 2019, 12:17:03 UTC

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1. Winner of the last thread starts the new one with a post of these rules.
2. Chooses a future event which triggers the winner, e.g. post number, date-time, and records it privately somehow (yellow sticky, etc.)
3. Everyone has fun posting until the target event is reached.
4. When the target is reached, old winner posts declaration of new winner and also PMs them.
5. Shortly after this a Mod will lock the recently won thread.
6. No double posts. Violator buys a round for the house in The SETI Refugee Pub.
7. Additional rule -- No posts that APPEAR to be blank - these will be ignored or deleted. (Sig lines do not count as part of a post.)

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Message 1457 - Posted: 23 Jan 2019, 15:26:46 UTC

CONGRATS, Mikey!!!!! 😀😃😄😁

My turn to WIN!!!!! 😁


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Message 1460 - Posted: 24 Jan 2019, 0:17:25 UTC

I popped in a bit sooner than this. Then I left in a panic.

I'll try not to blame anyone for that of course... but I had a dream last night that Mikey had won this TLPTPW and Einstein's TLPTPW.

And when I saw that this had happened... I thought that might have happened too. So went to check.

It hasn't... *stricken stare into the future* but who's to say it won't?

Naturally I'm very very happy you have won, Mikey :) Here.

Really...

I am :) here... and many congratulations to you on that!! :)
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Message 1462 - Posted: 24 Jan 2019, 3:12:35 UTC

Posting after dinner. 😀 (Swedish meatballs.)


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Message 1464 - Posted: 24 Jan 2019, 11:38:34 UTC

Thank you everyone for the congratulations, it was a hard fought won and after a quick rest I am back and enjoying my win. LOL!!

For dinner I had some turkey kielbasa mixed into a box of New Orleans Jambalaya flavored rice, it was pretty good and I have leftovers.
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Message 1467 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 6:19:51 UTC

Goodnight everyone. 😀


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Message 1468 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 11:28:37 UTC - in response to Message 1467.  

Goodnight everyone. 😀
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Message 1469 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 16:30:09 UTC

Yes, it is! 😀

Just got Daedalus, (Mac Pro 5,1), Updated to High Sierra's 2019-001 Security Update AND getting the New NVIDIA Web Driver 387.10.10.10.40.118 Updated with it. 😀😃😄😁

Andromeda is next in about half an hour. 😀


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Message 1470 - Posted: 26 Jan 2019, 12:28:23 UTC - in response to Message 1469.  

Yes, it is! 😀

Just got Daedalus, (Mac Pro 5,1), Updated to High Sierra's 2019-001 Security Update AND getting the New NVIDIA Web Driver 387.10.10.10.40.118 Updated with it. 😀😃😄😁

Andromeda is next in about half an hour. 😀
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That is very good!! Congratulations!!

I myself got my next to last pc updated to a 240gb SSD from the 120gb SSD it was using so it's back up and crunching again, it was down to 400mb of free space on the hardrive due to win10 not deleting stuff after it's done with it! The last pc isn't filling up the harddrive at this point so I'm just waiting for it to do that, it's still got almost 50gb free for some unknown reason, I don't think it's because it's running Win7 but it could be I guess.

I also switched 2 more pc's over to Linux Mint because the Win10 updates don't like my older hardware very much. I have 2 Dell Intel 6 core pc's that thru hyper-threading think they are 12 core cpu's that one of them just flat out refused to boot up under the new Win10 updates so it went to Linux Mint and is running just fine. The only problem with them is they can't handle any gpu newer than an Nvidia 750Ti so they aren't going to be around long I guess.

I also have 5 off-lease Intel dual Xeon quad core machines I bought very cheaply, there are 2 quad core cpu's in each pc that has 8 cpu cores thru hyper-threading, so 16 cpu cores for crunching in each pc. One of the problems is they are only clocked in the mid to low 2ghz range so aren't very fast, the 2nd problem is that most will only take an Nvidia 750Ti gpu as the max it can handle which isn't very fast either. I did put an Nvidia 760 in one of them and it did work but it does not work trying to put that gpu, or any other Nvidia 760, in any of the other pc's like it. As I move them over to Linux I may try again but they wouldn't even boot up with the 760 gpu at all the first time so I'm not hopeful. They are also struggling with the latest Win10 updates so may go to Linux Mint too.
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Message 1471 - Posted: 26 Jan 2019, 14:45:37 UTC - in response to Message 1470.  
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Yes, it is! 😀

Just got Daedalus, (Mac Pro 5,1), Updated to High Sierra's 2019-001 Security Update AND getting the New NVIDIA Web Driver 387.10.10.10.40.118 Updated with it. 😀😃😄😁

Andromeda is next in about half an hour. 😀
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That is very good!! Congratulations!!

I myself got my next to last pc updated to a 240gb SSD from the 120gb SSD it was using so it's back up and crunching again, it was down to 400mb of free space on the hardrive due to win10 not deleting stuff after it's done with it! The last pc isn't filling up the harddrive at this point so I'm just waiting for it to do that, it's still got almost 50gb free for some unknown reason, I don't think it's because it's running Win7 but it could be I guess.

I also switched 2 more pc's over to Linux Mint because the Win10 updates don't like my older hardware very much. I have 2 Dell Intel 6 core pc's that thru hyper-threading think they are 12 core cpu's that one of them just flat out refused to boot up under the new Win10 updates so it went to Linux Mint and is running just fine. The only problem with them is they can't handle any gpu newer than an Nvidia 750Ti so they aren't going to be around long I guess.

I also have 5 off-lease Intel dual Xeon quad core machines I bought very cheaply, there are 2 quad core cpu's in each pc that has 8 cpu cores thru hyper-threading, so 16 cpu cores for crunching in each pc. One of the problems is they are only clocked in the mid to low 2ghz range so aren't very fast, the 2nd problem is that most will only take an Nvidia 750Ti gpu as the max it can handle which isn't very fast either. I did put an Nvidia 760 in one of them and it did work but it does not work trying to put that gpu, or any other Nvidia 760, in any of the other pc's like it. As I move them over to Linux I may try again but they wouldn't even boot up with the 760 gpu at all the first time so I'm not hopeful. They are also struggling with the latest Win10 updates so may go to Linux Mint too.

YOU HAVE XEONS!!!!!?????!!!!! 😱😳😮

DUDE!!! Turn those bad boys into Hackintoshes!!! You could use the TonyMacx86 method and through MultiBeast Settings make them think they are Classic Mac Pros!!! (Up to a 5,1.) Although, from your description of the CPU Cores on them, a 2008 3,1 MultiBeast Setting would be closer to match what they actually are. On El Capitan, the 760 and 750 Cards would even give you the Mac Boot Screen. (The 760 is Native to MacOS, so you wouldn't even need the NVIDIA Web Driver, just the CUDA Driver. (CUDA Driver 8.0.71 works best in El Capitan.))

[EDIT:] Never mind the stricken through text... Check to see if they are E-Series!!! My real 5,1 has E5620 CPUs in it - Dual Xeon Quad Core 2.4GHz CPUs, 8 Cores, (like you), so 16 Threads... IF they are E-Series, you could use MultiBeast and go to the Mac Pro 5,1 Setting on each System. Otherwise, the Mac Pro 3,1 Setting would be best. (Especially if they are pre-2010 Xeons.) IF they are 2010 or newer, you could use the Mac Pro 5,1 Settings and go right to High Sierra.


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Message 1472 - Posted: 27 Jan 2019, 11:57:14 UTC - in response to Message 1471.  

Yes, it is! 😀

Just got Daedalus, (Mac Pro 5,1), Updated to High Sierra's 2019-001 Security Update AND getting the New NVIDIA Web Driver 387.10.10.10.40.118 Updated with it. 😀😃😄😁

Andromeda is next in about half an hour. 😀
TL


That is very good!! Congratulations!!

I myself got my next to last pc updated to a 240gb SSD from the 120gb SSD it was using so it's back up and crunching again, it was down to 400mb of free space on the hardrive due to win10 not deleting stuff after it's done with it! The last pc isn't filling up the harddrive at this point so I'm just waiting for it to do that, it's still got almost 50gb free for some unknown reason, I don't think it's because it's running Win7 but it could be I guess.

I also switched 2 more pc's over to Linux Mint because the Win10 updates don't like my older hardware very much. I have 2 Dell Intel 6 core pc's that thru hyper-threading think they are 12 core cpu's that one of them just flat out refused to boot up under the new Win10 updates so it went to Linux Mint and is running just fine. The only problem with them is they can't handle any gpu newer than an Nvidia 750Ti so they aren't going to be around long I guess.

I also have 5 off-lease Intel dual Xeon quad core machines I bought very cheaply, there are 2 quad core cpu's in each pc that has 8 cpu cores thru hyper-threading, so 16 cpu cores for crunching in each pc. One of the problems is they are only clocked in the mid to low 2ghz range so aren't very fast, the 2nd problem is that most will only take an Nvidia 750Ti gpu as the max it can handle which isn't very fast either. I did put an Nvidia 760 in one of them and it did work but it does not work trying to put that gpu, or any other Nvidia 760, in any of the other pc's like it. As I move them over to Linux I may try again but they wouldn't even boot up with the 760 gpu at all the first time so I'm not hopeful. They are also struggling with the latest Win10 updates so may go to Linux Mint too.

YOU HAVE XEONS!!!!!?????!!!!! 😱😳😮

DUDE!!! Turn those bad boys into Hackintoshes!!! You could use the TonyMacx86 method and through MultiBeast Settings make them think they are Classic Mac Pros!!! (Up to a 5,1.) Although, from your description of the CPU Cores on them, a 2008 3,1 MultiBeast Setting would be closer to match what they actually are. On El Capitan, the 760 and 750 Cards would even give you the Mac Boot Screen. (The 760 is Native to MacOS, so you wouldn't even need the NVIDIA Web Driver, just the CUDA Driver. (CUDA Driver 8.0.71 works best in El Capitan.))

[EDIT:] Never mind the stricken through text... Check to see if they are E-Series!!! My real 5,1 has E5620 CPUs in it - Dual Xeon Quad Core 2.4GHz CPUs, 8 Cores, (like you), so 16 Threads... IF they are E-Series, you could use MultiBeast and go to the Mac Pro 5,1 Setting on each System. Otherwise, the Mac Pro 3,1 Setting would be best. (Especially if they are pre-2010 Xeons.) IF they are 2010 or newer, you could use the Mac Pro 5,1 Settings and go right to High Sierra.
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Yes 3 of them are the E Series ones and 2 are the X Series ones. But what advantage does going to Mac help me over Windows or Linux besides another whole new OS to learn?
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Message 1473 - Posted: 27 Jan 2019, 12:10:30 UTC - in response to Message 1472.  

YOU HAVE XEONS!!!!!?????!!!!! 😱😳😮

DUDE!!! Turn those bad boys into Hackintoshes!!! You could use the TonyMacx86 method and through MultiBeast Settings make them think they are Classic Mac Pros!!! (Up to a 5,1.) Although, from your description of the CPU Cores on them, a 2008 3,1 MultiBeast Setting would be closer to match what they actually are. On El Capitan, the 760 and 750 Cards would even give you the Mac Boot Screen. (The 760 is Native to MacOS, so you wouldn't even need the NVIDIA Web Driver, just the CUDA Driver. (CUDA Driver 8.0.71 works best in El Capitan.))

[EDIT:] Never mind the stricken through text... Check to see if they are E-Series!!! My real 5,1 has E5620 CPUs in it - Dual Xeon Quad Core 2.4GHz CPUs, 8 Cores, (like you), so 16 Threads... IF they are E-Series, you could use MultiBeast and go to the Mac Pro 5,1 Setting on each System. Otherwise, the Mac Pro 3,1 Setting would be best. (Especially if they are pre-2010 Xeons.) IF they are 2010 or newer, you could use the Mac Pro 5,1 Settings and go right to High Sierra.
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Yes 3 of them are the E Series ones and 2 are the X Series ones. But what advantage does going to Mac help me over Windows or Linux besides another whole new OS to learn?


Because, (IMHO), MacOS is SUPERIOR to Winblows!!!! 😉 You WON'T have to worry about the Winblows Update overriding Settings and Upgrading your NVIDIA Video Drivers against your better wishes! (A Win 10 "Feature"....) AND, MacOS is easier to use, and did I mention SUPERIOR!!!???!!! 😉😀😃😁😅 If you can handle Linux, you can definitely handle MacOS High Sierra. (Don't Upgrade to Mojave... IT WILL give you the option to do so after successfully identifying your 750 Cards and 760 Card as "Metal" Capable. Stay on High Sierra until NVIDIA and Apple release Mojave NVIDIA Web Drivers.) MacOS is Unix based, but the GUI is FAR Superior to Linux - a MUCH smoother interface, almost NO Command Line needed for the "Average"/Everyday User. Though, IF Experienced, you can, (if you wish), use MacOS Terminal and use Command Lines as needed/required. I've NEVER had to make use of Terminal except for Ping.


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Message 1474 - Posted: 28 Jan 2019, 11:27:58 UTC - in response to Message 1473.  

YOU HAVE XEONS!!!!!?????!!!!! 😱😳😮



Yes 3 of them are the E Series ones and 2 are the X Series ones. But what advantage does going to Mac help me over Windows or Linux besides another whole new OS to learn?


Because, (IMHO), MacOS is SUPERIOR to Winblows!!!! 😉 You WON'T have to worry about the Winblows Update overriding Settings and Upgrading your NVIDIA Video Drivers against your better wishes! (A Win 10 "Feature"....) AND, MacOS is easier to use, and did I mention SUPERIOR!!!???!!! 😉😀😃😁😅 If you can handle Linux, you can definitely handle MacOS High Sierra. (Don't Upgrade to Mojave... IT WILL give you the option to do so after successfully identifying your 750 Cards and 760 Card as "Metal" Capable. Stay on High Sierra until NVIDIA and Apple release Mojave NVIDIA Web Drivers.) MacOS is Unix based, but the GUI is FAR Superior to Linux - a MUCH smoother interface, almost NO Command Line needed for the "Average"/Everyday User. Though, IF Experienced, you can, (if you wish), use MacOS Terminal and use Command Lines as needed/required. I've NEVER had to make use of Terminal except for Ping.
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Honestly I never use the command line on Linux either, Mint lets me do everything thru mouse clicks like Windows does, but I will think about it. What other hardware would I need to make it a 'Hackintosh'?
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Message 1475 - Posted: 28 Jan 2019, 13:27:11 UTC - in response to Message 1474.  

YOU HAVE XEONS!!!!!?????!!!!! 😱😳😮



Yes 3 of them are the E Series ones and 2 are the X Series ones. But what advantage does going to Mac help me over Windows or Linux besides another whole new OS to learn?


Because, (IMHO), MacOS is SUPERIOR to Winblows!!!! 😉 You WON'T have to worry about the Winblows Update overriding Settings and Upgrading your NVIDIA Video Drivers against your better wishes! (A Win 10 "Feature"....) AND, MacOS is easier to use, and did I mention SUPERIOR!!!???!!! 😉😀😃😁😅 If you can handle Linux, you can definitely handle MacOS High Sierra. (Don't Upgrade to Mojave... IT WILL give you the option to do so after successfully identifying your 750 Cards and 760 Card as "Metal" Capable. Stay on High Sierra until NVIDIA and Apple release Mojave NVIDIA Web Drivers.) MacOS is Unix based, but the GUI is FAR Superior to Linux - a MUCH smoother interface, almost NO Command Line needed for the "Average"/Everyday User. Though, IF Experienced, you can, (if you wish), use MacOS Terminal and use Command Lines as needed/required. I've NEVER had to make use of Terminal except for Ping.
TL


Honestly I never use the command line on Linux either, Mint lets me do everything thru mouse clicks like Windows does, but I will think about it. What other hardware would I need to make it a 'Hackintosh'?

Well, you'll need access to a Mac or existing Hackintosh to make the Bootable Installer Flash Drive. <<---- That's the important caveat... Then you'll need a copy of the MacOS you want to have on the Installer Flash Drive. (In '.app' Form.) Full Instructions are on TonyMacx86.com to make the appropriate Installer - "UniBeast" Flash Drive Installer. (A 64GB Flash Drive would need to be partitioned out into two 32GB Partitions and the Primary Partition needs to be "MacOS Extended Journaled and GUID" Format.)

As to hardware, you have the Xeons, so, you'll need a compatible Motherboard. I use Gigabyte boards, but ASUS, ASRock, and others are capable. Check the TonyMacx86 Site for specifics.

OH - Built-in Sound Card Devices "CAN" be problematic in Hackintosh Systems... I've never been lucky enough to keep 'stable' the built-in Sound Cards... I solved this by using a SabreNT USB Audio Device and sound is now stable on my Hackintosh.

Done right, after the hardware is assembled, a new Hackintosh Setup can take about 2 Hours to get Installed and working. If you need assistance with the Flash Drive, and don't have access to a Mac, I'd be willing to help you. You could send me a Flash Drive, I'll make the Installer, (I can get you from El Capitan 10.11.3 up to High Sierra 10.13.3), and send the UniBeast Flash Drive back to you. (This sounds/reads like it's harder than it is... It just takes time to read through the instructions at TonyMacx86... In fact read through them a couple times BEFORE attempting the build.)


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Message 1476 - Posted: 28 Jan 2019, 15:23:27 UTC

*stroll in... stuff winner's trophy in coat... and... run... no no not run... erm...*

I'm not taking off my coat because I'll be leaving shortly but I've been getting excited in all the right places :) About the computer stuff. It's not impossible that's because I'm ... learning things along the way.

Good luck with all plans, anyway! :)
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Message 1477 - Posted: 29 Jan 2019, 11:30:12 UTC - in response to Message 1475.  

YOU HAVE XEONS!!!!!?????!!!!! 😱😳😮



Yes 3 of them are the E Series ones and 2 are the X Series ones. But what advantage does going to Mac help me over Windows or Linux besides another whole new OS to learn?


Because, (IMHO), MacOS is SUPERIOR to Winblows!!!! 😉 You WON'T have to worry about the Winblows Update overriding Settings and Upgrading your NVIDIA Video Drivers against your better wishes! (A Win 10 "Feature"....) AND, MacOS is easier to use, and did I mention SUPERIOR!!!???!!! 😉😀😃😁😅 If you can handle Linux, you can definitely handle MacOS High Sierra. (Don't Upgrade to Mojave... IT WILL give you the option to do so after successfully identifying your 750 Cards and 760 Card as "Metal" Capable. Stay on High Sierra until NVIDIA and Apple release Mojave NVIDIA Web Drivers.) MacOS is Unix based, but the GUI is FAR Superior to Linux - a MUCH smoother interface, almost NO Command Line needed for the "Average"/Everyday User. Though, IF Experienced, you can, (if you wish), use MacOS Terminal and use Command Lines as needed/required. I've NEVER had to make use of Terminal except for Ping.
TL


Honestly I never use the command line on Linux either, Mint lets me do everything thru mouse clicks like Windows does, but I will think about it. What other hardware would I need to make it a 'Hackintosh'?

Well, you'll need access to a Mac or existing Hackintosh to make the Bootable Installer Flash Drive. <<---- That's the important caveat... Then you'll need a copy of the MacOS you want to have on the Installer Flash Drive. (In '.app' Form.) Full Instructions are on TonyMacx86.com to make the appropriate Installer - "UniBeast" Flash Drive Installer. (A 64GB Flash Drive would need to be partitioned out into two 32GB Partitions and the Primary Partition needs to be "MacOS Extended Journaled and GUID" Format.)

As to hardware, you have the Xeons, so, you'll need a compatible Motherboard. I use Gigabyte boards, but ASUS, ASRock, and others are capable. Check the TonyMacx86 Site for specifics.

OH - Built-in Sound Card Devices "CAN" be problematic in Hackintosh Systems... I've never been lucky enough to keep 'stable' the built-in Sound Cards... I solved this by using a SabreNT USB Audio Device and sound is now stable on my Hackintosh.

Done right, after the hardware is assembled, a new Hackintosh Setup can take about 2 Hours to get Installed and working. If you need assistance with the Flash Drive, and don't have access to a Mac, I'd be willing to help you. You could send me a Flash Drive, I'll make the Installer, (I can get you from El Capitan 10.11.3 up to High Sierra 10.13.3), and send the UniBeast Flash Drive back to you. (This sounds/reads like it's harder than it is... It just takes time to read through the instructions at TonyMacx86... In fact read through them a couple times BEFORE attempting the build.)
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I will read thru it but the new motherboard part could be the killer for me, I checked one time when I thought one of mine was bad and they are VERY expensive for Windows based ones let along Mac based ones, although I didn't check for Mac based ones when I did check. I have two E type cpu's in each machine so that either means getting a MB that can handle both or buying 2 mb's to replace one existing pc, with my new Ryzien pc online now my deal with my wife was to downsize not get more pc's.
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Message 1478 - Posted: 29 Jan 2019, 18:33:43 UTC - in response to Message 1477.  

Well, you'll need access to a Mac or existing Hackintosh to make the Bootable Installer Flash Drive. <<---- That's the important caveat... Then you'll need a copy of the MacOS you want to have on the Installer Flash Drive. (In '.app' Form.) Full Instructions are on TonyMacx86.com to make the appropriate Installer - "UniBeast" Flash Drive Installer. (A 64GB Flash Drive would need to be partitioned out into two 32GB Partitions and the Primary Partition needs to be "MacOS Extended Journaled and GUID" Format.)

As to hardware, you have the Xeons, so, you'll need a compatible Motherboard. I use Gigabyte boards, but ASUS, ASRock, and others are capable. Check the TonyMacx86 Site for specifics.

OH - Built-in Sound Card Devices "CAN" be problematic in Hackintosh Systems... I've never been lucky enough to keep 'stable' the built-in Sound Cards... I solved this by using a SabreNT USB Audio Device and sound is now stable on my Hackintosh.

Done right, after the hardware is assembled, a new Hackintosh Setup can take about 2 Hours to get Installed and working. If you need assistance with the Flash Drive, and don't have access to a Mac, I'd be willing to help you. You could send me a Flash Drive, I'll make the Installer, (I can get you from El Capitan 10.11.3 up to High Sierra 10.13.3), and send the UniBeast Flash Drive back to you. (This sounds/reads like it's harder than it is... It just takes time to read through the instructions at TonyMacx86... In fact read through them a couple times BEFORE attempting the build.)
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I will read thru it but the new motherboard part could be the killer for me, I checked one time when I thought one of mine was bad and they are VERY expensive for Windows based ones let along Mac based ones, although I didn't check for Mac based ones when I did check. I have two E type cpu's in each machine so that either means getting a MB that can handle both or buying 2 mb's to replace one existing pc, with my new Ryzen pc online now my deal with my wife was to downsize not get more pc's.

There's no such thing as a Mac Board for PC use... Just review the TonyMacx86.com Site for "compatible" Gigabyte, ASUS, or ASRock PC Motherboards... "Compatible" means that they WILL take the Hackintosh process.

[EDIT:]

Looked into the current "Recommended" Hackintosh Hardware at TonyMacx86... Seems like they've removed all notations to the "older" Motherboards and CPUs... Current List shows "270" and "370" MOBOs and i7 8700K up to i9 CPUs...

I KNOW that the Xeons WORK, though... I CAN make a UEFI Flash Drive Installer for El Capitan and/or Sierra 10.12.6 or even High Sierra up to 10.13.3 for the Installer... However; we need to know IF the UEFI Installer Flash Drive is the way to go... It's possible we may need to go the "Legacy" Flash Drive Installer route... (From some brief reading at TonyMacx86 that I just finished up on.)

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Message 1479 - Posted: 30 Jan 2019, 11:26:54 UTC - in response to Message 1478.  

Well, you'll need access to a Mac or existing Hackintosh to make the Bootable Installer Flash Drive. <<---- That's the important caveat... Then you'll need a copy of the MacOS you want to have on the Installer Flash Drive. (In '.app' Form.) Full Instructions are on TonyMacx86.com to make the appropriate Installer - "UniBeast" Flash Drive Installer. (A 64GB Flash Drive would need to be partitioned out into two 32GB Partitions and the Primary Partition needs to be "MacOS Extended Journaled and GUID" Format.)

As to hardware, you have the Xeons, so, you'll need a compatible Motherboard. I use Gigabyte boards, but ASUS, ASRock, and others are capable. Check the TonyMacx86 Site for specifics.

OH - Built-in Sound Card Devices "CAN" be problematic in Hackintosh Systems... I've never been lucky enough to keep 'stable' the built-in Sound Cards... I solved this by using a SabreNT USB Audio Device and sound is now stable on my Hackintosh.

Done right, after the hardware is assembled, a new Hackintosh Setup can take about 2 Hours to get Installed and working. If you need assistance with the Flash Drive, and don't have access to a Mac, I'd be willing to help you. You could send me a Flash Drive, I'll make the Installer, (I can get you from El Capitan 10.11.3 up to High Sierra 10.13.3), and send the UniBeast Flash Drive back to you. (This sounds/reads like it's harder than it is... It just takes time to read through the instructions at TonyMacx86... In fact read through them a couple times BEFORE attempting the build.)
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I will read thru it but the new motherboard part could be the killer for me, I checked one time when I thought one of mine was bad and they are VERY expensive for Windows based ones let along Mac based ones, although I didn't check for Mac based ones when I did check. I have two E type cpu's in each machine so that either means getting a MB that can handle both or buying 2 mb's to replace one existing pc, with my new Ryzen pc online now my deal with my wife was to downsize not get more pc's.

There's no such thing as a Mac Board for PC use... Just review the TonyMacx86.com Site for "compatible" Gigabyte, ASUS, or ASRock PC Motherboards... "Compatible" means that they WILL take the Hackintosh process.

[EDIT:]

Looked into the current "Recommended" Hackintosh Hardware at TonyMacx86... Seems like they've removed all notations to the "older" Motherboards and CPUs... Current List shows "270" and "370" MOBOs and i7 8700K up to i9 CPUs...

I KNOW that the Xeons WORK, though... I CAN make a UEFI Flash Drive Installer for El Capitan and/or Sierra 10.12.6 or even High Sierra up to 10.13.3 for the Installer... However; we need to know IF the UEFI Installer Flash Drive is the way to go... It's possible we may need to go the "Legacy" Flash Drive Installer route... (From some brief reading at TonyMacx86 that I just finished up on.)
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I will read the site later today, I have a couple of things to do first but WILL get to it today.

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Message 1480 - Posted: 30 Jan 2019, 17:06:23 UTC - in response to Message 1472.  
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Yes, it is! 😀

Just got Daedalus, (Mac Pro 5,1), Updated to High Sierra's 2019-001 Security Update AND getting the New NVIDIA Web Driver 387.10.10.10.40.118 Updated with it. 😀😃😄😁

Andromeda is next in about half an hour. 😀
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That is very good!! Congratulations!!

I myself got my next to last pc updated to a 240gb SSD from the 120gb SSD it was using so it's back up and crunching again, it was down to 400mb of free space on the hardrive due to win10 not deleting stuff after it's done with it! The last pc isn't filling up the harddrive at this point so I'm just waiting for it to do that, it's still got almost 50gb free for some unknown reason, I don't think it's because it's running Win7 but it could be I guess.

I also switched 2 more pc's over to Linux Mint because the Win10 updates don't like my older hardware very much. I have 2 Dell Intel 6 core pc's that thru hyper-threading think they are 12 core cpu's that one of them just flat out refused to boot up under the new Win10 updates so it went to Linux Mint and is running just fine. The only problem with them is they can't handle any gpu newer than an Nvidia 750Ti so they aren't going to be around long I guess.

I also have 5 off-lease Intel dual Xeon quad core machines I bought very cheaply, there are 2 quad core cpu's in each pc that has 8 cpu cores thru hyper-threading, so 16 cpu cores for crunching in each pc. One of the problems is they are only clocked in the mid to low 2ghz range so aren't very fast, the 2nd problem is that most will only take an Nvidia 750Ti gpu as the max it can handle which isn't very fast either. I did put an Nvidia 760 in one of them and it did work but it does not work trying to put that gpu, or any other Nvidia 760, in any of the other pc's like it. As I move them over to Linux I may try again but they wouldn't even boot up with the 760 gpu at all the first time so I'm not hopeful. They are also struggling with the latest Win10 updates so may go to Linux Mint too.

YOU HAVE XEONS!!!!!?????!!!!! 😱😳😮

DUDE!!! Turn those bad boys into Hackintoshes!!! You could use the TonyMacx86 method and through MultiBeast Settings make them think they are Classic Mac Pros!!! (Up to a 5,1.) Although, from your description of the CPU Cores on them, a 2008 3,1 MultiBeast Setting would be closer to match what they actually are. On El Capitan, the 760 and 750 Cards would even give you the Mac Boot Screen. (The 760 is Native to MacOS, so you wouldn't even need the NVIDIA Web Driver, just the CUDA Driver. (CUDA Driver 8.0.71 works best in El Capitan.))

[EDIT:] Never mind the stricken through text... Check to see if they are E-Series!!! My real 5,1 has E5620 CPUs in it - Dual Xeon Quad Core 2.4GHz CPUs, 8 Cores, (like you), so 16 Threads... IF they are E-Series, you could use MultiBeast and go to the Mac Pro 5,1 Setting on each System. Otherwise, the Mac Pro 3,1 Setting would be best. (Especially if they are pre-2010 Xeons.) IF they are 2010 or newer, you could use the Mac Pro 5,1 Settings and go right to High Sierra.
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Yes 3 of them are the E Series ones and 2 are the X Series ones. But what advantage does going to Mac help me over Windows or Linux besides another whole new OS to learn?


I apologize for butting in, but one advantage of the 2008-2012 MacPros (MacPro 3,1; MacPro 4,1; MacPro 5,1) over PCs of a comparable vintage is that these MacPros have proven to be remarkably amenable to upgrades. My (2008) MacPro 3,1 and (2010) MacPro 4,1 units contain GTX 750Ti, GTX 680, GTX 770, and GTX 960 cards and others have put much more powerful cards into theirs. The GTX 680 and GTX 770 cards are rock solid stable out of the box through MacOS 10.14 Mohave, but note that Mohave requires a MacPro 4,1 or newer. ***More recent/powerful NVIDIA GPUs DO NOT function under Mohave*** Moreover, I hear a lot of users with newer NVIDIA cards (more contemporary than the GTX 680 and GTX 770) run into problems with MacOS 10.13 High Sierra security updates - NVIDIA drivers have to be updated every time that there is a security update to the MacOS and NVIDIA is sometimes slow in releasing those updates. One (but by no means only) place to learn about these issues is MacVideoCards.com, particularly the blog hosted there. To be candid, this is why I continue to run OS X 10.11 ElCapitan on my MacPro 3,1 and 4,1 units - I don't want to worry about OS upgrades that muck up NVIDIA GPU compatibility.

So, if you have an opportunity to "build" a hackintosh that behaves as a MacPro 4,1 or 5,1, you might want to grab it, particularly if you can't otherwise drive a more powerful NVIDIA GPU using your existing motherboard and CPUs.

By the way, I am composing this post on a 2008 MacPro 3,1 with 16 GB RAM, an NVIDIA GTX 960, an ATI Radeon HD 5770, a 1 TB SSD boot drive, and a 3 TB HD drive partitioned into an internal backup drive and a scratch drive. This is my main computer here in my work office, meaning that I use it for biostatistical analyses (GraphPad Prism), chemical structure depiction and analyses (ChemDraw Prime), digital image processing (Photoshop), desktop publishing (InDesign), as a terminal (for accessing my supercomputing resources) and to run other mainstream software. I continue to be amazed how much an 11-year-old platform can be upgraded and how useful that platform can continue to be.
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Message 1481 - Posted: 30 Jan 2019, 17:35:39 UTC - in response to Message 1480.  

Yes, it is! 😀

Just got Daedalus, (Mac Pro 5,1), Updated to High Sierra's 2019-001 Security Update AND getting the New NVIDIA Web Driver 387.10.10.10.40.118 Updated with it. 😀😃😄😁

Andromeda is next in about half an hour. 😀
TL


That is very good!! Congratulations!!

I myself got my next to last pc updated to a 240gb SSD from the 120gb SSD it was using so it's back up and crunching again, it was down to 400mb of free space on the hardrive due to win10 not deleting stuff after it's done with it! The last pc isn't filling up the harddrive at this point so I'm just waiting for it to do that, it's still got almost 50gb free for some unknown reason, I don't think it's because it's running Win7 but it could be I guess.

I also switched 2 more pc's over to Linux Mint because the Win10 updates don't like my older hardware very much. I have 2 Dell Intel 6 core pc's that thru hyper-threading think they are 12 core cpu's that one of them just flat out refused to boot up under the new Win10 updates so it went to Linux Mint and is running just fine. The only problem with them is they can't handle any gpu newer than an Nvidia 750Ti so they aren't going to be around long I guess.

I also have 5 off-lease Intel dual Xeon quad core machines I bought very cheaply, there are 2 quad core cpu's in each pc that has 8 cpu cores thru hyper-threading, so 16 cpu cores for crunching in each pc. One of the problems is they are only clocked in the mid to low 2ghz range so aren't very fast, the 2nd problem is that most will only take an Nvidia 750Ti gpu as the max it can handle which isn't very fast either. I did put an Nvidia 760 in one of them and it did work but it does not work trying to put that gpu, or any other Nvidia 760, in any of the other pc's like it. As I move them over to Linux I may try again but they wouldn't even boot up with the 760 gpu at all the first time so I'm not hopeful. They are also struggling with the latest Win10 updates so may go to Linux Mint too.

YOU HAVE XEONS!!!!!?????!!!!! 😱😳😮

DUDE!!! Turn those bad boys into Hackintoshes!!! You could use the TonyMacx86 method and through MultiBeast Settings make them think they are Classic Mac Pros!!! (Up to a 5,1.) Although, from your description of the CPU Cores on them, a 2008 3,1 MultiBeast Setting would be closer to match what they actually are. On El Capitan, the 760 and 750 Cards would even give you the Mac Boot Screen. (The 760 is Native to MacOS, so you wouldn't even need the NVIDIA Web Driver, just the CUDA Driver. (CUDA Driver 8.0.71 works best in El Capitan.))

[EDIT:] Never mind the stricken through text... Check to see if they are E-Series!!! My real 5,1 has E5620 CPUs in it - Dual Xeon Quad Core 2.4GHz CPUs, 8 Cores, (like you), so 16 Threads... IF they are E-Series, you could use MultiBeast and go to the Mac Pro 5,1 Setting on each System. Otherwise, the Mac Pro 3,1 Setting would be best. (Especially if they are pre-2010 Xeons.) IF they are 2010 or newer, you could use the Mac Pro 5,1 Settings and go right to High Sierra.
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Yes 3 of them are the E Series ones and 2 are the X Series ones. But what advantage does going to Mac help me over Windows or Linux besides another whole new OS to learn?


I apologize for butting in, but one advantage of the 2008-2012 MacPros (MacPro 3,1; MacPro 4,1; MacPro 5,1) over PCs of a comparable vintage is that these MacPros have proven to be remarkably amenable to upgrades. My (2008) MacPro 3,1 and (2010) MacPro 4,1 units contain GTX 750Ti, GTX 680, GTX 770, and GTX 960 cards and others have put much more powerful cards into theirs. The GTX 680 and GTX 770 cards are rock solid stable out of the box through MacOS 10.14 Mohave, but note that Mohave requires a MacPro 4,1 or newer. ***More recent/powerful NVIDIA GPUs DO NOT function under Mohave*** Moreover, I hear a lot of users with newer NVIDIA cards (more contemporary than the GTX 680 and GTX 770) run into problems with MacOS 10.13 High Sierra security updates - NVIDIA drivers have to be updated every time that there is a security update to the MacOS and NVIDIA is sometimes slow in releasing those updates. One (but by no means only) place to learn about these issues is MacVideoCards.com, particularly the blog hosted there. To be candid, this is why I continue to run OS X 10.11 ElCapitan on my MacPro 3,1 and 4,1 units - I don't want to worry about OS upgrades that muck up NVIDIA GPU compatibility.

So, if you have an opportunity to "build" a hackintosh that behaves as a MacPro 4,1 or 5,1, you might want to grab it, particularly if you can't otherwise drive a more powerful NVIDIA GPU using your existing motherboard and CPUs.

By the way, I am composing this post on a 2008 MacPro 3,1 with 16 GB RAM, an NVIDIA GTX 960, an ATI Radeon HD 5770, a 1 TB SSD boot drive, and a 3 TB HD drive partitioned into an internal backup drive and a scratch drive. This is my main computer here in my work office, meaning that I use it for biostatistical analyses (GraphPad Prism), chemical structure depiction and analyses (ChemDraw Prime), digital image processing (Photoshop), desktop publishing (InDesign), as a terminal (for accessing my supercomputing resources) and to run other mainstream software. I continue to be amazed how much an 11-year-old platform can be upgraded and how useful that platform can continue to be.

Even when I was on El Capitan, the Driver Updates HAD to be done with EACH OS Upgrade. I went from 10.11.3 to .4, (skipped .5), and .6 and the Subsequent .6 Security Updates. EACH OS Update, and Security Update, REQUIRED the Web Driver be Updated as well.

I just learned to wait and be patient, as, (usually), in three days or less that NVIDIA WOULD come out with a "New" Web Driver. Once the Web Driver was released for each OS Update, THEN I performed the OS Update and followed suit with the NVIDIA Driver Update. The ONLY Card I have on hand to this date that DOES NOT require a Web Driver to function is my old EVGA GTX-760. This is because the 760 is Native to MacOS; BUT, even then, as it is a PC Card - should it be used with ANYTHING but El Capitan, there'd be NO Boot Screen on it. I'd have to have the Card Flashed by MacVidCards, or my local Computer Source, in order to have the Mac Boot Screen.

As to TonyMacx86.com removing notations on the older hardware, I did find in the Forums that ANY of Mikey's Xeons that are LGA-775 Socket Compatible CAN and WILL work as a Hackintosh. I just can't find IF I should make a "Legacy" Flash Drive Installer, or a "UEFI" Flash Drive Installer based on that Socket Style.


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