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Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

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I think a viable option is Gigabyte Z590 Vision D with Comet Lake CPU. There is already a pre-built OpenCore EFI folder for this in the HackinDROM App. @CODYQX4 and @dehjomz are both using this board.

However, the on-board Thunderbolt 4 (Maple Ridge) controller is giving us some problems with hot-plug. If you connect and power up Thunderbolt devices before booting macOS, then you should be okay. There may be a workaround for hot-plug -- namely:
  • Hot plug a device while macOS is running
  • Put the system to sleep
  • Wake up the system
  • Now the device should be connected
Thanks for the reply. Adding TB3 via a PCI card is not an issue, if the hot plug problem was never to be solved. Apart from this, has the Z590 proven as stable (when used with Comet Lake) in a hack as the Z490 was considered?
@tango76,

I also struggled to get hold of a Gigabyte Z490 Vision D Motherboard relatively recently.

Eventually I went with Gigabyte Z490 Vision G ... which is fully supported by the guide in post #1.
With a bit of searching you may find somewhere that has them still in stock.

It’s a great motherboard, and, if you need TB3, you can go the add in PCIe card route which is far easer to flash than the on board TB3.

Cheers
Jay
Thanks! I'll look into the Vision G.

Thanks. It looks like they will only deliver to Australia though? I am in the US.
 
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Both Newegg and Amazon list the Z490 Vision G as in stock (just checked).
 
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Hi, I have just updated to OpenCore 0.7.2 on both my Catalina NVMe and my Big Sur SSD but my Catalina NVMe is no longer visible on the OC Boot Screen on boot up, just the Big Sur SSD. I have performed an NVRAM reset etc. The Catalina Disk is visible as a drive when I boot Big Sur.

Any ideas what may be causing this?

Also, ever since I built my Z490 Vision D System last year, I get a very regular hang on the Gigabyte Splash Screen and I have to Reset/Power Off and Reboot several times before it successfully completes boot and displays the OC Boot menu. I notice that the LED Display on the Motherboard displays 98 when it hangs on the Splash Screen and 64 when it boots successfully. I have never got to the bottom of this problem and would dearly like to do so.
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Again, any ideas what might be causing this long term issue?

Thanks
 

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Hi, I have just updated to OpenCore 0.7.2 on both my Catalina NVMe and my Big Sur SSD but my Catalina NVMe is no longer visible on the OC Boot Screen on boot up, just the Big Sur SSD. I have performed an NVRAM reset etc. The Catalina Disk is visible as a drive when I boot Big Sur.

Any ideas what may be causing this?

Also, ever since I built my Z490 Vision D System last year, I get a very regular hang on the Gigabyte Splash Screen and I have to Reset/Power Off and Reboot several times before it successfully completes boot and displays the OC Boot menu. I notice that the LED Display on the Motherboard displays 98 when it hangs on the Splash Screen and 64 when it boots successfully. I have never got to the bottom of this problem and would dearly like to do so.
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Again, any ideas what might be causing this long term issue?

Thanks
Please check if APFS Min Date & Min Version are set to 0 or -1 in APFS section of config.plist. This can be done with OpenCore Configurator. Both Min Date and Min Version should be -1.

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@tango76,

I also struggled to get hold of a Gigabyte Z490 Vision D Motherboard relatively recently.

Eventually I went with Gigabyte Z490 Vision G ... which is fully supported by the guide in post #1.
With a bit of searching you may find somewhere that has them still in stock.

It’s a great motherboard, and, if you need TB3, you can go the add in PCIe card route which is far easer to flash than the on board TB3.

Cheers
Jay
Is there a guide or anything for Z490 Vision G + Thunderbolt add-in-card?

I've been looking/asking for awhile but haven't found one. Today I decided to just install the add-in-card and see what happens and it doesn't work, which doesn't surprise me. I plugged in an external drive, tested on a real Mac to be sure, with my Hackintosh powered off (as in I did not hotplug) but it doesn't appear. My Z490 Vision G is setup using this thread and I had some hope it would just work but I was not really expecting it to.

I did find a generic Thunderbolt 3 guide on another Hackintosh site that mentions the Titan Ridge 2.0 add-in-card but I wasn't sure if it was a good guide for my motherboard specifically.
 

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Is there a guide or anything for Z490 Vision G + Thunderbolt add-in-card?

I've been looking/asking for awhile but haven't found one. Today I decided to just install the add-in-card and see what happens and it doesn't work, which doesn't surprise me. I plugged in an external drive, tested on a real Mac to be sure, with my Hackintosh powered off (as in I did not hotplug) but it doesn't appear. My Z490 Vision G is setup using this thread and I had some hope it would just work but I was not really expecting it to.

I did find a generic Thunderbolt 3 guide on another Hackintosh site that mentions the Titan Ridge 2.0 add-in-card but I wasn't sure if it was a good guide for my motherboard specifically.
If you connect a Thunderbolt device to the GC-Titan Ridge before booting macOS, it should work. But Thunderbolt hot plug will only work after we install a special Thunderbolt SSDT.

We can provide the SSDT to you do the following:
  • Run IORegistryExplorer and type Thunderbolt in the "Search" field at the top right of the window.
  • Then click the little "x" on the right side of the search bar.
  • Post screenshot.
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Hi Casey. For some reason, when I wake up in the morning my Mac has no display because the TV was off but when turned on it does not show any display. I don't turn my Mac off and have it set as attached. I have to reboot it to get display again. Using an LG 65inch OLED as display.
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Hi Casey. For some reason, when I wake up in the morning my Mac has no display because the TV was off but when turned on it does not show any display. I don't turn my Mac off and have it set as attached. I have to reboot it to get display again. Using an LG 65inch OLED as display.
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Easy solution: Turn off the Mac and save the environment! :)

P.S. Keeping a computer turned on 24x7 (because you've disabled sleep) is like keeping an old-style lightbulb powered on 24x7. In this day and age I cannot condone such behavior. In general we should turn off everything that is not in use.
 
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If you connect a Thunderbolt device to the GC-Titan Ridge before booting macOS, it should work. But Thunderbolt hot plug will only work after we install a special Thunderbolt SSDT.

We can provide the SSDT to you do the following:
  • Run IORegistryExplorer and type Thunderbolt in the "Search" field at the top right of the window.
  • Then click the little "x" on the right side of the search bar.
  • Post screenshot.
Yes to be sure, I did not hotplug, each attempt I connected the drive when the Hackintosh was completely powered off.

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If I did a quick Windows install onto a new disk with my macOS disk removed, could that have any negative effects on my macOS? I remember reading about certain drivers writing firmware to devices or something like that. I can connect a different drive and do a Windows installation as another test of the Thunderbolt AIC.

Thanks :)
 
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I have the Z490 UD, I want to fully enable AppleVTD. Just to confirm, I can follow the guide to enable AppleVTD, by simply substituting the Vision D SSDT-DMAR.aml by going to MACiASL, removing the "Reserved Memory Region" in my own SSDT-DMAR correct? Thanks!
 
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