creating SSDT anomalies ? Haswell CPU (screenshots)

Sep 10, 2018
HD 4600
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Hi all.

This is actually my fourth hackintosh build using the same hardware

GA z87n wifi
i7 4790k
iGPU HD4600

i've used the vanilla method in the past and unibeast/multibeast in the more distant past, this time, i thought i would give the beast a go again because why not, i keep reading on these forums that now there isn't much difference in doing this from the vanilla method, also, everytime i do this it's like relearning everything from scratch because my normal occupation is far from computers so i got ample time to forget everything, also keep in mind that i'm not well versed in computer stuff but i'm patient.

Catalina Unibeast :
installation this time took... basically worked right from the start, wow ! happy feelings.

used Multibeast to get the proper kexts
added two more from a forum to get bluetooth working with an half pci-e card i got that on eBay that is apple compatible, bluetooth and WIFI now working awesome even though the middle lead isn't connected to an antenna, i guess my router is close enough or something like that.

Screen Shot 2021-02-19 at 3.57.20 PM.png

now the bad :

so when the build was first booted (yesterday), i tried sleep and wake, it worked which is something i never managed to make work with these components in every other build (yosemite, el capitan, high sierra), so i was really happy but didn't get back to that because i was excited to install all my software, i thought maybe it's something to do with catalina that finally makes it work without much trouble.

today though, the build has gone back to its familiar never wakes from sleep so must be rebooted.

so i decided to look into creating a custom patched SSDT as i had not done that in the past, followed this guide :

Quick Guide to Generate a SSDT for CPU Power Management​

went well, placed the file where it should be, compared before and after screenshots of p-states :

Screen Shot 2021-02-19 at 3.00.59 PM.png

and after :

Screen Shot 2021-02-19 at 3.33.27 PM.png

so my first question is this,
shouldn't i get more states with the patched SSDT ?
i seem to see less variants here and i'm still unsure what that means.

Also, using the patched file, it didn't fix my sleep and wake problem, actually something more :

before SSDT :

Screen Shot 2021-02-19 at 3.47.04 PM.png

after SSDT :

Screen Shot 2021-02-19 at 3.43.34 PM.png

so yeah, after the SSDT is patched i can't even set the sleeping so had to manually use the sleep function to test this.

any idea what's going on ?

might post this in another forum because the sleep problems might not be related to the SSDT after all.

thanks all and also a big thank you for the great amount of resources found here.


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