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Gigabyte B550 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + AMD Ryzen 7 3700X + AMD RX 5600 XT

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Some comments:
  • Gigabyte B550 Vision D-P
    • We experienced Thunderbolt connection problems in macOS that we were unable to solve.
    • On-board Intel i225-V 2.5GbE Ethernet port has connection problems in macOS that we were unable to solve.
  • ASRock X570 Taichi
    • Thunderbolt add-in-cards such as GC-Titan Ridge encounter all sorts of connection problems.
    • ASRock's DSDT/SSDT (ACPI) is the most non-standard and convoluted mess that I've come across. I cannot recommend any of ASRock's AMD motherboards (their Intel boards might be fine; I have no direct experience with them however).
I would therefore recommend one of Gigabyte's or Asus' AMD boards, but you'll be faced with the task of customizing the OpenCore EFI. The only tricky part is configuring the USB ports.

In the User Builds section, there is a guide for Gigabyte B550 AORUS Elite:

One could add a Thunderbolt AIC to that system even though the board lacks a Thunderbolt header. Alternatively, you may want to consider the Intel-based Gigabyte Z490 Vision G. The Vision G is fully supported in my "Z490 Vision D" thread and it works quite will with a Thunderbolt add-in-card. Vision G has a Thunderbolt header. Intel Z490 boards might become extremely difficult to find soon, but the Vision G is currently available.
Thanks for the advice Casey.
 
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@mrfatcatt - I noticed you are using the Gigabyte X570S Aero G and that @CaseySJ kindly helped you with the Ethernet and USB ports.

I just wanted to ask as I am thinking of getting this board to replace my borked Vision D one. Has everything been stable on it so far apart from your Thunderbolt card? I wont be using Thunderbolt now so apart from that has everything else been ok such as the USB ports, sleep, ethernet port etc. I'm planning on taking out the Intel Wifi AX M.2 card and putting in the Broadcom one like before so WiFi and Bluetooth should be compatible on it.

Thanks.
 

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@CaseySJ, I removed the Fenvi 919 and used open Bluetooth kext and Open Airport kext and Bluetooth seems to be stable like Fenvi (still mx master 3 not working).
I encountered the same problem with OpenIntelWireless drivers and my Logitech MX Master 3 mouse. However, with the BCM94360NG, my MX Master 3 works properly.
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Suggestion:
  • Try going back to the Fenvi FV-T919, but install the card in the middle long slot.
 
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@mrfatcatt - I noticed you are using the Gigabyte X570S Aero G and that @CaseySJ kindly helped you with the Ethernet and USB ports.

I just wanted to ask as I am thinking of getting this board to replace my borked Vision D one. Has everything been stable on it so far apart from your Thunderbolt card? I wont be using Thunderbolt now so apart from that has everything else been ok such as the USB ports, sleep, ethernet port etc. I'm planning on taking out the Intel Wifi AX M.2 card and putting in the Broadcom one like before so WiFi and Bluetooth should be compatible on it.

Thanks.
Yes, I have been good. There is a new beta bios for this board and also there are updated thunderbolt drivers for this board as well from intel. There are also new chipset drivers and 5700 drivers from amd and gpx release a few days ago for windows 11. Im running windows 11 and Monterey beta. I am good in general with audio. Im hoping i will buy @CaseySJ a beer or so when Monterey comes out and he will update open core for it while he is drinking it. :D

A few notes. I run the tb 2-3 adapter and a rme ufx+, with my firmware i was having to flip the reset switch on the ufx+ when going to mac to windows but with the update i think that is fixed somewhat more. Sometimes after a cold boot i have to replug my rme tb cable in and then it works. Not sure if the updates have fixed this but im working in general with a few minor annoyances. I will check the firmware for rme after montery is released and then check again. I dont like dealign with this stuff that much. Rather make music.
 

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Yes, I have been good. There is a new beta bios for this board and also there are updated thunderbolt drivers for this board as well from intel. There are also new chipset drivers and 5700 drivers from amd and gpx release a few days ago for windows 11. Im running windows 11 and Monterey beta. I am good in general with audio. Im hoping i will buy @CaseySJ a beer or so when Monterey comes out and he will update open core for it while he is drinking it. :D
Ha! If you post your EFI (without serial numbers) I'll update it for you to OC 0.7.3. Also need to know which AMD Ryzen processor you have (to configure AMD kernel patches correctly).

A few notes. I run the tb 2-3 adapter and a rme ufx+, with my firmware i was having to flip the reset switch on the ufx+ when going to mac to windows but with the update i think that is fixed somewhat more. Sometimes after a cold boot i have to replug my rme tb cable in and then it works. Not sure if the updates have fixed this but im working in general with a few minor annoyances. I will check the firmware for rme after montery is released and then check again. I dont like dealign with this stuff that much. Rather make music.
Some questions about your Gigabyte X570s AERO G:
  • Which Thunderbolt add-in-card are you using?
  • Does Thunderbolt hot-plug work?
  • Does on-board Ethernet work (Intel i225-V)?
  • Are you experiencing any problems with sleep/wake?
 
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** Changing CPU Name in About this Mac **

The RestrictEvents kext is finally working. On AMD Ryzen systems we can change CPU name in About this Mac by adding properties to NVRAM UUID 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102 as shown below, and enabling the kext:

First we enable RestrictEvents:
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Then we add revcpuname to NVRAM UUID 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102:
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And we must add it to the Delete section as well so that changes made to CPU name are accepted on each reboot:
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Result:
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For AMD processors with 1, 2, 4, and 6 cores please make this additional change:
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For AMD processors with 8 or more cores, set ProcessorType to 3841.
 
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Update on VirtualBox 6.1.26 (r145957) under Monterey Public Beta:
  • VirtualBox can start a VM right after installation.
  • After a reboot, VirtualBox will throw an error message when starting a VM.
    • To remedy, run the installer again. The VM will start.
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  • After wake-from-sleep, VirtualBox will panic and reboot the system when starting at VM.
This may just be an artifact of Monterey.
 
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This may just be an artifact of Monterey.
Confirmed: VirtualBox 6.1.26 works correctly under Big Sur; we'll need to wait for Monterey support.
 

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** Minisforum HX-90 **


Minisforum has started shipping the HX-90, a tiny computer based on the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mobile APU with an 8-core, 16-thread processor and Vega graphics.

The HX-90 received some good press early on and some particularly damning press from Der Bauer and Gamers Nexus. The latter two cited misapplied liquid metal, false claim of carbon fiber in the chassis, and use of security screws for a system designed to be user-serviceable. They also noticed a misspelling on the box itself, which said:

AMD "Zen 3" Croe Architecture

As it turns out I just received my bare bones HX-90 and I am typing this from Windows 11 that has just been installed. Memory (two 16GB DDR4 SO-DIMMs) and 512GB NVMe SSD were purchased separately from Amazon. I am happy to say:
  • The misspelling has been corrected. The box now reads AMD "Zen 3" Core Architecture.
  • There is no liquid metal residue. The motherboard (both sides) is squeaky clean.
  • Security screws have been replaced with conventional Philips-head screws.
  • As for the misleading claim of carbon fiber chassis, it really does not bother me.
Time permitting I will try installing macOS Monterey or Big Sur to see how far it gets. Need to order a small 2.5" SATA SSD for that. Windows 11 is installed on an internal 512GB NVMe SSD.

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@CaseySJ

I am planning to get this NVMe Adapter and install one M.2 drive and possible Bluetooth WiFi card in one more slot? Could you please tell which Bluetooth/WiFi card will be compatible with this adapter and this hackintosh. Thanks
The product description for the NVMe adapter states:
  • SSD M.2 SATA B-Key
  • M&B-Key
  • M.2 PCIe M-Key
Unfortunately these are incompatible with Key A/E (Socket 1) that is used by WiFi/BT modules.

This is Key A/E:

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Look at the three items in GREEN. They are B Key, M Key, and M+B Key:

m2-m-vs-bm-2.png


We can see that Key A/E is different and hence the NVMe PCIe card you referenced will not work with a WiFi/BT module.
 
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