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    Recommendation for music production 2021

    If the OP specifically asked for High Sierra and Catalina, I guess he doesn't want to update his licence, so M1 is out of the equation. Bargain opportunities on RAM, SSD, case, power supply are a possibility. 9th gen. CPU is not "obsolete", it's quite competitive with 10th gen., but less likely...
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    Z490 & Z590

    Merci ! It does works for DSDT, SSDTs and SSDT-like OEM files. I have found this script https://github.com/Lekensteyn/acpi-stuff/blob/master/bios-extract.sh but I had no success with it, nor directly with the binwalk utility it calls.
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    Z490 & Z590

    May I ask which tool you use to extract ACPI tables directly from firmware files?
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    installation !!!!

    First delete the out of place entries under Kernel>Quirks. Then, if you need ACPI renames for USB controllers, type them properly under ACPI>Patch. Copy-paste if fine, but make sure that the name of the keys are preserved ("Find", not "Find - 2"!). For instance, using ProperTree you may fill in...
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    October 18th 2021 Apple Event: M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pros

    If correct, that would mean that the M1 Pro/Max still get maximal bandwidth with the lower RAM option. As for verification, let's just wait for Dr. Ian Cutress to receive his new MacBook Pro to test and write about, I'm confident he has at least one coming, and quite possibly several with...
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    Recommendation for music production 2021

    As far as I know, most or all Z390 boards should be hackable. Boards with a success report here are certainly hackable, and if there is a full guide you should be all set, including ALC profile and possibly even a working USB map. Maybe the friend of your friend should spend some time lurking here…
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    installation !!!!

    Congratulations on being already so far on this old Xeon! In addition to the botched ACPI patch in Kernel>Quirks, I see you have not enabled AppleCpuPmCfgLock. Is MSR 0xE2 unlocked from the BIOS?
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    October 18th 2021 Apple Event: M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pros

    "Justify"? Three words: "Because I can!" Do I win a 14" MBP with a full M1 Max and 8 TB storage? :p
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    Apple's Supply Chain Issues

    Even the product no-one expected is delayed: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/10/shipping-times-for-apples-19-polishing-cloth-slip-to-late-november/ (Those who really are desperate for one may try to order a Pro Display XDR…)
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    October 18th 2021 Apple Event: M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pros

    Not sure I could withstand 20 minutes of YouTube silliness by a hipster trying to look young and cool… M1 Max is 432 mm2. Twice that would be slightly larger than Xeon Scalable (about 700 mm2), EPYC (750 mm2) or the largest GPU dies. Four times that as a monolithic design, at over 1300 mm2...
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    Recommendation for music production 2021

    Support on the forum is also a fair consideration. You may use any x4 slot to host an extra M.2 with a simple adapter https://www.ebay.com/itm/174339595955 (this is just an example, not an endorsement of the vendor or of this particular model) 750W should be more than enough, and the advice to...
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    October 18th 2021 Apple Event: M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pros

    Besides the technical merits of ARM, Alibaba's move may have to do with the US-China fight on technology. But it's good to know. For ARM deniers, there's also this piece on Ampere Altra: https://www.anandtech.com/show/16979/the-ampere-altra-max-review-pushing-it-to-128-cores-per-socket Reading...
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    October 18th 2021 Apple Event: M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pros

    I'm not quite sure it makes sense to compare a laptop to desktops, but here are some more: M1 Max vs. W-3223 (8-core Mac Pro) https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/compare/10476727?baseline=10427750 M1 Max vs W-3225 (12-core Mac Pro)...
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    October 18th 2021 Apple Event: M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pros

    Thunderbolt-attached storage is a "hidden NAS" in that it runs as embedded networking in the Thunderbolt bus, using the same 4 PCIe 3.0 lanes you would dedicate to a 10 GbE port. So a 10 GbE NAS is just as good as Thunderbolt, but more universal, more suited to multiple clients and much easier...
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    October 18th 2021 Apple Event: M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pros

    It's LPDDR5 memory, not DDR5. Different standard, from a different industry body. Don't compare it with the DDR4/DDR5 you could put in a desktop.
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