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This sounds similar to an internal audio clicking noise reported by a handful of Designare users. They resolved the problem by enabling “Thunderbolt USB Support” in BIOS. If you have a similar option for the GC-Titan Ridge, see if that makes any difference.

P.S. The Nitro Brew is a cold coffee; not iced, just mildly refrigerated. :)
hi @CaseySJ
discrete Thunderbolt TM Support is enabled..

I know . about the cold coffee ,was just trying to pull a hot joke :lol::thumbup:
 
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hey @CaseySJ I was wondering if you might be able to take a look at my setup and tell me what I'm doing wrong. I have a gigabyte Z390 Pro (non-wifi) with the titan ridge card. I have everything working in windows with my ultrafine 5k (video, audio, webcam, usb-c hub) however in MacOS nothing works except video.

The only way I can make thunderbolt work in MacOS is if I warm boot into it after booting windows. After including SSDT-DTPG.aml and SSDT-Z390-RP21-SLOT4-TB3HP.aml in clover I can now see the thunderbolt card in system report -> PCI, however the only thing that continues to work on my ultrafine is video (no audio, usb-c hub, webcam, etc).

I've attached my IOReg, HWiNFO and screenshots. If you wouldn't mind taking a quick peak I would really appreciate it (and btw thank you so much for your discussion in this thread, it was really helpful for getting up to this point. I think I'm really close!)
 

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Not sure if this is weird, but if I warm boot MacOS after first going to Windows, then System Report shows an extra device: "pci1b73,1100". I'm guessing this is really my thunderbolt card, and for some reason the SSDT/aml files didn't match up with it?
 

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Hey @davidcanada67- I have the same setup as you, Aorus Pro Z390 non WiFi + GC Titan Ridge + those two .aml's and experiencing the same issue with booting Windows first to activate the card and then warm booting into OS X. Otherwise the card does not show up in OS X. However everything else appears to work for me. Unfortunately I don't have an Ultrafine to test connectivity there, but my TB2 dock from OWC is connecting everything properly once I boot into W10 first. Also of note, when I have my dock connected I get a bunch of other PCI devices that show up for all of its different functions. It looks like your extra PCI device is a USB controller- perhaps for the hub that is internal to your Ultrafine.

It's pretty annoying to have to boot into Windows first, and I remember seeing a mention somewhere that the card needs to be activated by its windows software in order to work. I guess the activation only lasts as long as the computer maintains power. I'm going to look into it further, I seem to also remember some folks having some ideas on how to achieve activation in OS X- which would nix the need to boot into Windows first.
 
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@davidcanada67 - I think I may have found it. I was just able to hard boot into OSX with Titan Ridge recognized!

First I got the card activated in Windows, then the setting that I changed was in BIOS...
-> Peripherals -> Thunderbolt -> Thunderbolt Boot Support : Boot once

Hope it's not just a fluke. Having to boot into Windows just to activate an AIC is a pain.

Let me know if it works for you too, if so I'll throw the info in my build thread.

EDIT: Figured I would add, I'm running F6 version of BIOS. Not sure if it matters.
 
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Does anyone have the GC titan ridge card and iGPU working in headless mode?

I can't seem to get both working simultaneously. Out of ideas @CaseySJ, if you have any they are much appreciated!
 

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Not sure if this is weird, but if I warm boot MacOS after first going to Windows, then System Report shows an extra device: "pci1b73,1100". I'm guessing this is really my thunderbolt card, and for some reason the SSDT/aml files didn't match up with it?
Apologies for the late reply...

My Designare Z390 has built-in Thunderbolt that does not require Windows at all. However, I just assembled a second Hackintosh, this time an older Asus X99 Deluxe II with an Alpine Ridge ThunderboltEX 3 plug-in card. I can run some tests on this system to see whether a warm boot to Windows is really needed. Will update soon.
 

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@davidcanada67 - I think I may have found it. I was just able to hard boot into OSX with Titan Ridge recognized!

First I got the card activated in Windows, then the setting that I changed was in BIOS...
-> Peripherals -> Thunderbolt -> Thunderbolt Boot Support : Boot once

Hope it's not just a fluke. Having to boot into Windows just to activate an AIC is a pain.

Let me know if it works for you too, if so I'll throw the info in my build thread.

EDIT: Figured I would add, I'm running F6 version of BIOS. Not sure if it matters.
Does this work repeatedly with hard boots directly into macOS?
 

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