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  1. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    Variables haven't changed between OC builds; helps baseline performance better especially across different SMBIOS versions. Let me know how this build works for you wrt my previous release.
  2. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    Seeing as boxing day is normally replete with family and excess food + boxsets, was worth doing something else for a change. OC 0.6.4 with MBP16,3 @egore - it's a first step, but keen to get your benchmarks, compared with my previous build. Also let me know if you spot any anomalies...
  3. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    Still on 0.6.3, experimenting to get the best settings on the MBP15,2 profile. Once I'm happy I've got a max performing baseline I'll install 0.6.4 and/or MBP16,3 to compare...
  4. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    Hi guys I've finally figured out the issue with kernel_task 50-60% cpu usage on my machine, and it's based on an older issue that @the-darkvoid had flagged on Mojave days. It's due to the incompatibility of LineIn with the existing AppleALC.kext. Disabling the kext removes the issue but I'm...
  5. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    Probably. Try experimenting with MacbookPro16,3 as it's the closest (and most modern). At some point there will be a proper override setting for fbmem but for now (until someone dumps that SMBIOS) it will be hit and miss.
  6. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    No issues my end. Getting full-rate on tx/rx. Try removing any of the secondary kexts you used for the previous card?
  7. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    I did, and it didn't really affect battery life. But I'm still tweaking the CPUFriend vectors at the moment, so YMMV. Bottom line: 1200/1300 seems to be the best bet.
  8. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    I solved the Handoff problem using a different wireless card. Works seamlessly, no need for additional kexts, and can unlock/sudo using apple watch without need to enter password. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Broadcom-BCM94360NG-WiFi-Card-better-than-DW1560-BT4-0-Adapter-802-11ac-1200Mbps-/283783627652
  9. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    That page is full of bugs, unfortunately. For example the device-id for UHD620 is incorrectly swapped resulting in the 8550u series not being able to work with that config. Took me ages to figure out that one...
  10. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    Yes, that's an intended design. I configured the min clock speed to be to 1200 instead of 700. Slightly higher battery consumption but better performance. If you prefer a lower CPU floor, you can easily re-configure it using one-key-cpufriend. Also sidenote, I've been experimenting with...
  11. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    Never seen this on Big Sur. Boot to recovery, see if you get the same freeze. If you're good, try and repair the disk. If symptoms still persist, you've probably got the wrong CPUFriend setup. Remove it (or try using my setup a few posts back without cpufriend) and see if you get any different...
  12. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    Ok, so you should have probably read the most recent 2-3 pages on this topic :) 1) I've switched from CLOVER to OC as it's easier to manage 2) To do that you need to delete any CLOVER kexts in S/L/E and L/E and then choose Reset NVRAM option in boot menu 3) You might also need to change the...
  13. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    Right on cue. Here's the optimised configuration for 8550U 16GB QHD+ with NVMe drives. For additional optimisation, change these UEFI parameters - but note that you will need to fine-tune these to suit your own specific CPU variant, as well as your current cooling strategy. Optimised...
  14. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    No, that's a known Apple-specific issue and not related to hackintoshes. The SMC chip heats up on one side of some Macbooks and you need to charge using a plug on the other side. The kernel_task debug is a long and painful process, and you need to use specialised tools like etrecheck to...
  15. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    Figured out the cause (but not the solution) of low macOS (but high Linux/Windows) scores on my rig. I'm getting high kernel_task CPU usage, which is likely (a) incorrect/malfunctioning kexts (b) conflicting software. To prevent having to reinstall macOS again, does anyone have a good advanced...
  16. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    Yes that's correct, but there's a few other settings that need to be changed too for optimum performance. For instance, if default temperature thresholds aren't set properly, the bios auto defaults back to base settings when an upper limit threshold is reached. Am experimenting with a few new...
  17. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    I have your same triple boot config, but quite frankly using OpenCore is a breath of fresh air. No more messing about with L/E or S/L/E and temperamental boots. It just works. Also it's more Apple-esque (single user boot by pressing CMD+S, Safe using Shift, etc). With regards to booting other...
  18. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    After running Cinebench R20 (on battery) CPU BaseFreq: 2000, CPU MaxFreq(1/2/4): 4000/4000/4000 (mhz) PL1: 44W PL2: 44W But this is the first time I'm using Cinebench so not sure how to use it properly. There doesn't seem to be much info, and the score is 1100. Good/Bad?
  19. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    Try enabling/disabling HWP/SpeedShift via setup_var (0x4ad) and see if there's any difference
  20. jkbuha

    [Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

    voltageshift appears to work for me though... voltageshift write 0x01ad 0x28282828 voltageshift write 0x610 0x42016000dd8160 voltageshift info ... CPU BaseFreq: 2000, CPU MaxFreq(1/2/4): 4000/4000/4000 (mhz) PL1: 44W PL2: 44W
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