- Mar 30, 2013
- GTX 1070 Ti
- Mobile Phone
Thanks for the idea, BoomR! Honestly, I don't know whether it did or didn't solve the issue. Here's why: I followed your procedure to the letter with no difference; I still needed to boot into Windows to connect to my Apollo, then restart and warm boot into my Mac installation.Sorry - for some reason I'm not getting email notifications on new posts... will have to check into that.
I know this is going to sound sort of stupid, but try it anyway (this fix recently fixed a video/black screen issue for me on a new GA-X299 build I'm working on- might work here for your TB):
I'll be curious to know if this helps. Let me know!
- Power down & remove your TB AIC...then re-seat.
- Without anything plugged into your TB card, reboot, and go into the BIOS.
- Save & Exit > Load Optimized Settings (or whatever it is).
- Now, go back & plug in the recommended BIOS settings, triple-checking EVERYTHING (including the TB menu > "security" mode to "Legacy" - or whatever it's called...I'm doing this from memory LOL)
- Reboot & get to the macOS desktop. Now, restart.
- At the Clover boot screen, press the spacebar...or an arrow key, or something other than "Return" - this will freeze any boot countdown delay that you may have set.
- NOW, plug in your TB device, and then continue to boot into macOS.
But......the BIOS version (F7) was the version the mobo came with. Mind you, it worked flawlessly for 6 months. However, I decided since I was shooting in the dark anyway I would check to see if there was a later BIOS. The latest is F11, so I flashed it and....voila, back to normal! Actually better than normal, because for some reason my Apollo was only recognized on port 1 of the Alpine Ridge card, but after flashing it is recognized on both 1 and 2.
All I can think of is something hidden got sideways in the old BIOS that didn't effect anything else except TB communication in a Hackintosh install. Go figure!. Anyway, working as expected now.
Different question though: there is a BIOS setup option for something processing"above 4G". Do you know what that is about and does it affect Hacks?