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    X299 Big Sur Support

    Thanks! I'll take a look. Both Catalina and Big Sur working with same OpenCore, BIOS on this ASUS X299-A seems to be lower than 3201 and the MSR lock is still working and everything booting fine.
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    X299 Big Sur Support

    Yeah which is why I had the Vega in what the mac seems to be recognizing as Slot 1, but in "sys info" it's showing it in Slot-2 now, which I would have thought not what it wanted. It wants the 5700 in Slot-1??! But yeah, the Vega is now in the physical top slot instead of the 5700. So you're...
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    X299 Big Sur Support

    This worked. Simply swapping the 2 graphics card slots, fixed the issue, at least with opening "About this Mac". Hope this is helpful to someone someday :)
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    X299 Big Sur Support

    So my own post made me try other things non-software, given I feel I'd logically tried all software possibilities. If I unplug the 2nd graphics card I have in there, in slot 1, (5700 sapphire GPU) it stops crashing on "About This Mac". I'm running the Vega 56 in Slot 2. Going to try swapping...
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    X299 Big Sur Support

    Hey all - happy new year. Thanks for this! I have a weird problem. I'll try to be succinct. Any help, much appreciated! My setup to the left, X299 Asus. I was on Catalina, and upgraded to the latest security update the other day as it kept bugging me to do it. Once logging in, the system...
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    X299 Big Sur Support

    Thanks!
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    Black Screen After Turning off Monitor w/ Vega 56

    I think I have this issue too. I have the iMac Pro build as per that big thread, but with a Vega 56. I never sleep my mac (it's a Plex Server) but I do like to turn the displays off. It's fine at first but if I don't come back for a night or so, the displays will never wake up and yet the...
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    How to build your own iMac Pro [Successful Build/Extended Guide]

    How to build your own iMac Pro [Successful Build/Extended Guide] Dude. You're way off. I have never thought those things that my 'ideas are mind breaking'. And you're just being condescending by painting me that way. When I first was hackintoshing, that was what we did, said "hey this didn't...
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    How to build your own iMac Pro [Successful Build/Extended Guide]

    Got it, this will be the last time I try to give back to the community by detailing my experience. I see clearly it's not appreciated. Again, I wasn't trying to get support or submit a 'bug' or even ask you for help. Hackintoshing is an art, not a science, and whatever way we can make things...
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    How to build your own iMac Pro [Successful Build/Extended Guide]

    I'm not trying to get support to address 'current issues'. I was just posting that I made everything work just fine with a different system def, and the issue around H.264 as I hadn't seen many people talk about that before - hoping it might point someone in the right direction if they struggled...
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    How to build your own iMac Pro [Successful Build/Extended Guide]

    Hm, I had a SSDT-X299 in the patched folder from High Sierra, but not that other file, and it was from High Sierra from when I originally built it. I took them all out and left Patched folder empty after it all broke, went back to your vanilla files and tried to build from there. I'd be open to...
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    How to build your own iMac Pro [Successful Build/Extended Guide]

    I followed this guide which had me up and running with an amazing system. Thanks for all the work. I upgraded to Mojave couple of days ago, all went smooth but it killed all but one DP connectors on my Vega 56 (from Amazon: XFX Radeon Rx Vega 56 8GB 3xDP HDMI Graphic Cards). Everything was...
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    Should I leave an old GTX 680 in my hack with a Vega 56?

    So update - I tried without the GTX 680. The Vega worked fine, but no HDMI port to the DVI monitor. Swapped out for a DP 4K piece of #$$$ Sceptre (not very bright, but ok for email). So all up and running. I think the only ports that work are DP when you use an AMD card? I think I read that...
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    Should I leave an old GTX 680 in my hack with a Vega 56?

    Ok? I changed my profile to my latest build, but I already had all details in my post for the hardware I'm referring to.
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    Should I leave an old GTX 680 in my hack with a Vega 56?

    Hey guys! Just a random question. I built a new machine last week, and it's smokin'. A 7920X with the ASUS X299-A motherboard. I'm getting 2830 on cinebench, a huge jump from my 700-800 score on my previous hack, the 3930K from 2012 with a gigabyte x79-up4 motherboard. I had a GTX 980 in the...
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