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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    Thinking outside the box - TB musings So, @CaseySJ - do you know if anyone has both a flashed TB chip/card and unflashed chip/card in the same computer? I have my Z490 TB chip unflashed because for me, USB C connections, TB connections via USB C (including a Thunderbolt 1 disk) all work fine...
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    So, can you boot macOS with your big Navi? Or, are you booting macOS with your RX560?
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    Well, there's a release of F20a for the Z490 Designaire and the Z490 Vision D that is dated 12/28. I hadn't seen it, but it sounds interesting. I think I'll wait a while to see how they go.... And sure, there can be legitimate reasons for updating the BIOS to the latest version, especially if...
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    @BoomR You do remember the old adage "if it ain't broke....", right? I am on F5, and I will try F8, if Gigabyte gets there. I haven't heard much of a reason to go beyond F5. For me, I've got to hear real benefit before I change. All the best and Happy New Year!
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    Just to add a bit more here: both of my "five beeps" Vega 64s were Nitro+, and the Radeon VII five beep card could easily be defined as a "special", or non-reference card. I think, somehow when the BIOS initializes, these cards just don't always respond. Is it an issue with some kind of...
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    You know, it my original reply, I had another thought about AMD cards, but I removed it because I thought it just was too far out there to mention. I too have had this very similar problem with AMD cards from Sapphire (and also with some PowerColor AMD cards) on two Vega 64s and and a Radeon...
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    Hey there @BoomR - I see you struggling, and I thought I would offer just a couple of thoughts.... At any rate, here's some ideas: when I was having trouble, I every now and then I forgot to fully connect the DP cable, ergo, five beeps. Easy to do, although completely unintentional. I did...
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    Hmm..... Well, I don't have those issues with the OWC Thunderbolt Aquantia card, but I am using iMacPro1,1 and this is from Catalina, but Big Sur also works. My pmset -g looks like this (see below). As you can tell, it's very spare. There's no hibernate file, etc. And, in terms of "spare"...
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    Glad it helped. In terms of configuring a 10GbE network, read up on Jumbo frames. You don't have to use jumbo frames, but your throughput will suffer greatly without them (and jumbo frames configured properly on everything - switch, computer, NAS, etc). As for the card to pick, I've had good...
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    So, @starchyfind, I have used the Syba 10Gb card (currently $90 on Amazon) and found it works very well. Its an x4 card (and while it might work in x2 slot, it's always best to use it on an X4 or greater slot), My experience is that it gets very good throughput. You can always purchase higher...
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    Just a short note to mention that both Catalina and Big Sur are running just fine on a newly compiled OC 6.5. Same config, both releases (well, I should note that I am on 11.2 beta of Big Sur (20D5029f), just to be completely accurate). And, I found another OC plist editor app that I like a...
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    So, not sure if you've noticed, however....for the very first time, I was able to successfully backup (clone) a Big Sur system disk and volume to a USB attached disk, and have it work just as it used to do. No installing macOS from a USB or from the recovery partition (gahhhh....!). I tested...
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    CaseySJ: So, I got my Z490 10850 build pretty much done, thanks to your great work!! :headbang::headbang::headbang: Really like the board, especially with the F5 version of the bios! Catalina is working just fine (with one caveat listed below) and so is Big Sur, as is Windows and Ubuntu. The...
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    CaseySJ (or anyone who knows): I am struggling a little with where to put my NVMe drive. Each of the three slots present a problem, but it appears as if the M2A_CPU slot is the best. M2M_SB costs two SATA ports, so that's out, and M2P_SB shares bandwidth with PCIe x4 so that doesn't seem to...
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    So, I'll try iMac Pro 1,1 then.....maybe even that won't work, but I'll try it. Thanks!
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