"Current NVM version = 26" means that you have the ThundeboltEX 3 with 15D2 chip version.
The chip1_Fw.dat file is for 1577 chip version.
15D2 requires the chip2_Fw.dat file that is missed in the zip on the ASUS site.
I have two new ThundeboltEX 3 controllers (for the upcoming builds) both...
I've checked it and there are no any signs of HS07/08 presented. There are no signs of HS07/08 even in USB Single Port Control in BIOS.
Also, I've just done USB kext for ASUS Z170-A and it has the same story - there are no HS07/08 ports.
Here are all files. I've disabled USB3_34 header.
1. As I said in the original post: iMac18,1 and iMac18,3 SMBIOS in the files.
3. Yep, on 10.13.6 I did discovery according to your manual. Here is the result.
There are two Aura connectors on the M/B, so HS07/08 might be assigned to them, but I can't check it.
ASUS Prime Z370-A USB kexts with SMBIOS iMac18,1 (used for Intel only configuration) and iMac18,3 (used for Nvidia/AMD dGPU).
In the 15 port kext, I disabled 2x USB 3.0 external connected with internal USB3.0 header U31G1_12.
edited: updated files according to kgp's notes.
Hey, I've attached my EFI to the previous message. It has all SSDT files I'm using at the moment.
Just don't forget to tweak TSCAdjustReset.kext for your i7 7820X (or use the attached) and remove SSDT-X299-Nvidia.aml.
Here is the report considering my X299-A build.
I reflashed BIOS (twice) with non-patched 1503.
Updated Clover to 4706.
Used SSDT-X299A-XHC.aml you've sent.
Replaced a PSU from 750W (went to friend's Windows PC) to 1000W.
And now sleep is working.
I think the problem with sleep might...
@kgp , thx man. I'll try and report the result.
Some notes from my side:
1. Yes, only 2666. I prefer to manually control speed and timings. These BIOS settings are semi-default, just for 1st setup on new machines, then I'm tweaking it individually.
2. Will disable EIST
3. IOSCSensor.kext is...
@kgp , w/o patching the BIOS I can't even run the installer or use already installed OS - everything is lagging like hell. I can't print a simple command in Terminal - letters are doubles or triples.
Sleep is halfway working - hack is going in sleep w/o any issues but after wake up everything is...
Thx. I'll check it tomorrow.
But I don't have any issues with audio.
Btw, is sleep working correctly at your build? Could you please post your config.plist, kexts folder, and ACPI/patched folder?
Hey, I've built a few hacks for friends and colleagues using ASUS X299-A M/B and did everything according to this perfect guide (thx @kgp).
I've used AppleALC.kext method for audio and it's working even when I'm booting via USB stick.
Here is my list of kexts and HDEF.aml.
The only difference...
My story for x79 board:
1. Clean install of High Sierra via USB stick and Clover 4220.
2. Install Clover 4220 on SSD, disable Gatekeeper, copy config.plist from Sierra (with SIP disabled 0x67).
3. Reboot with nv_disable=1 (to check if it's booting at all).
4. Install Audio via toleda's script...