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    Slow USB 3.0 speed

    By itself (ie automatically), no. As noted above, you need to correct port limit patches first. After installing the port limit patches is when Hackintool comes into play. Hackintool provides a concise explanation of what to do, a much more focused view of the USB hardware status than...
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    EFI Agent v1.3.2 (menu bar utility)

    I was able to make the About... window appear just now, but it was behind other desktop windows and I came across it accidentally. It's possible this is what happened before and I just never happened to get down far enough in the stack to see it.
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    Slow USB 3.0 speed

    After way too many hours spent on this, I finally got it fixed. One problem was that I didn't have all of the correct port limit patches in place (there are three, at least for 10.14.4). The limit patches seem to be fairly closely tied to the point version release of macOS, so if you're not on...
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    kernel flags ignored / unused

    Ah goodness. Well, I saw another thread where someone had posted a screenshot of 'Remove port limit 1', '...2', and '...3' and it never dawned on me that I needed all three. But as soon as I searched for "Port Limit Removal Patch for 10.14.4" I found exactly the find/replace items I needed. It...
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    kernel flags ignored / unused

    Sidenote: When you try to search the tmac site for 'kernel flags ignored' you get a banner that ironically says "The following words were not included in your search because they are too short, too long, or too common: ignored" -- I'm trying to get my USB ports working (10.14.4, Z370 so series...
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    EFI Agent v1.3.2 (menu bar utility)

    Ah, my default EFI partition and OS are on an NVMe, so that makes sense. Thanks for clearing that up.
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    Slow USB 3.0 speed

    My USB was more or less okay* under HS, but under Mojave it's a slow moving pile of garbage. Under HS, I got away with the not-at-all recommended no-really-don't-do-this leaving USBInjectAll installed. Not so much under Mojave. I'm still trying to troubleshoot some things about this process of...
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    EFI Agent v1.3.2 (menu bar utility)

    This is pretty nice. Thanks! I think sometimes applications [ab]use the OS notifications, but in this case the '<partition> mounted' notification is ideal, especially for a menubar app like this where you expect something to happen after the window goes away. Is there a GitHub or other repo...
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    [Solved] JPG Quick Preview Not Working in Mojave

    At first, I thought I was looking at a corrupted disk, but the `$ file something.jpg` command could read the EXIF/metadata just fine. Before finding this thread, I saw the same instructions as your OP elsewhere on the interwebs. They seemed a bit odd, so I held off until I could confirm. Thanks...
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    No Audio Devices - AppleHDA Realtek Audio

    Thanks. I followed those steps at your link. When it didn't work (no audio devices), I went into Clover Configurator, saw the changes it had made and removed them to be sure I hadn't accidentally left some settings behind (ie 'Rename HDAS to HDEF') or messed up the steps, and then restarted...
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    No Audio Devices - AppleHDA Realtek Audio

    Sorry for what I'm sure is going to turn out to be that I'm an idiot. It seemed like some of the guides were saying "pick one of these methods" and at least one other had the same steps but indicated to do all of them. Again, sorry for being dumb. Having the no audio devices problem. I can see...
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    Help with blurry text

    Thank you. My problem wasn't that it was YCbCr vs RGB, or even that it was seeing my display as a TV (AFAIK). Everything in the System Profile was correct, including the model etc. There was one thing off that was just weird - it said my display was running at 59Hz. That's a really weird number...
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    [Success] GIGABYTE Z370 Gaming 7 + Intel Core i7-8700K + RX 580 + (2x) Dell P2715Q 4k @ 60Hz

    Thanks for your detailed guide. It has been a huge help in terms of choosing hardware and knowing what settings I needed. I'm planning to do a longer post in a new thread and include some of my missteps, but in the mean time - I'm sure these tricks are out there (probably in some super-obvious...
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    Advice needed: hackintosh build for extreme lightroom performance?

    While I've built many PCs long ago, I'm currently finalizing my parts list for my first hackintosh. As noted above, LRs biggest problem for me has been disk i/o, and I suspect that is (or was?) your pain point as well. I run a 2010 MacPro, with 2x3TB 7200RPM drives set in RAID1 (mirror) for all...
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