Hello, I have enjoyed reading this very helpful website and I am very excited to get into the world of Hackintosh. I recently (as in yesterday) received all my parts from Newegg. I put it all together with no problems but had trouble booting from the memory stick. I went and got a Windows 7 disc from my brother and was excited when it started installing. At least I was getting somewhere. After install it restarted and went into the system setup. After it rebooted the final time it goes to the desktop and looks to be ok. After about 30 seconds it says logging off and then it shuts down. Any attempt to boot after that shows my Gigabyte bios boot logo (or whatever it is called) and then it immediately crashes and returns to the bios boot screen, it does this until I hold the power button and turn it off. It might be worth mentioning that as it crashes during this part, my fans for my cooler suddenly ramp up for about a 1/4 of a second. I have tried installing Windows about 10 times on two different WD 1 TB HDDs and a Samsung 250 gb SSD (but I can't ever seem to find the option to boot from this one) but the hard drives don't seem to be the problem from what I can tell. I figured I might as well try to install Linux next to see if that would work. I put in the disc for Linux Mint 14 and it runs smoothly and installs. Once I reboot it goes to the login screen, I type in my info and the console shows for a brief second my login name and such, then it just goes back to the login screen again. Uh oh. I also tried this on several HDDs and several times. I then go to try and install Mac, I found a thread with a very similar setup and used those boot flags ( -v PCIRootUID=1 npci=0x3000 ) and it would get frozen everytime at PCI configuration or something thing that (I can provide screen shots of anything if needed. So after that, I search the forums and find a similar problem. I changed the npci=0x3000 to npci=x2000 and that got past the PCI config part, but it freezes about 50 lines down when it says enabling location based services. I have taken out my ram, tried it with 1, 2, 3 every combination I can think of. I still suspect that to be the problem but without a compatible computer to test them in, I am kind of stuck in a spot. Is that consistent with bad ram, being able to install the OS but not being able to boot thereafter?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. This is my first nice computer in a long time and needless to say, it was a very disappointing end to the day and a long night bashing my head against my desk. Thank you for your time. -kunf



Gigabyte X79-UD3
Intel i7-3820
G skillz Ripjaws Z 32GB 2300 mhz
Asus GeForce GTX 670
Silverstone TD02 liquid cooler
2x WD 1TB 7200 RPM HDD
Samsung 250gb SSD