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[Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

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Hey,

1. Is there a forum for voltageshift? I seens to not work for me the commands go through but nothing is happening (followed and did voltageshift pre-requisites).
2. that did you do with the plist file and how did it help you?

M

For voltageshift, the instructions on the github page were pretty complete. Biggest item to keep in mind is you need to `sudo chown -R root:wheel VoltageShift.kext/` prior to running the actual `./voltageshift` commands.
https://github.com/sicreative/VoltageShift

For the plist file, after some more extensive testing, I did find (as others have suggested) that the actual wattages used were not improved, and were in some cases actually made worse. I've stopped using the plist file, but am still using the undervolt along with the sata SSD for an idle wattage as low as 7.2W with minimal software installed. With a more standard install set (VPN, browsers running, text editors, slack, etc) I am seeing an idle of ~9w which is definitely acceptable for the amount of travel I do.
 
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For the plist file, after some more extensive testing, I did find (as others have suggested) that the actual wattages used were not improved, and were in some cases actually made worse. I've stopped using the plist file, but am still using the undervolt along with the sata SSD for an idle wattage as low as 7.2W with minimal software installed. With a more standard install set (VPN, browsers running, text editors, slack, etc) I am seeing an idle of ~9w which is definitely acceptable for the amount of travel I do.

Did you fixed the permissions for the modified kext and enabled the loading of unsigned kexts ?
 
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Did you fixed the permissions for the modified kext and enabled the loading of unsigned kexts ?

I did. I was seeing frequencies as low as 650MHz with the kext loaded, but the idle wattage was still ~1.8W with no software loaded. With the kext removed, I was seeing as low as 1.6W for package, hence no longer using it.
 
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Hi all,

I decided to replace my SSD on my working setup.

I have taken the same USB used to install last time (2 months ago) and replaced the Toshiba 512GB with 1TB P951 Samsung from my other hackintosh (9550 i7 GTX960).

The install hangs for hours, the bar is progressing till the end but nothing happans.

I amm attaching a picture and CLOVER (same as attached before)

Any ideas?

Thank you.
 

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Hi all,

I decided to replace my SSD on my working setup.

I have taken the same USB used to install last time (2 months ago) and replaced the Toshiba 512GB with 1TB P951 Samsung from my other hackintosh (9550 i7 GTX960).

The install hangs for hours, the bar is progressing till the end but nothing happans.

I amm attaching a picture and CLOVER (same as attached before)

Any ideas?

Thank you.

You should probably use a SATA SSD instead (SATA SSDs come in M.2 form factor too).
 
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You should probably use a SATA SSD instead (SATA SSDs come in M.2 form factor too).

The ssd from the XPS 15 9550 I used is m.2. like the Toshiba. the Samsung drive have OSX on him.

any ideas?
 

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The ssd from the XPS 15 9550 I used is m.2. like the Toshiba. the Samsung drive have OSX on him.

any ideas?

My suggestion was to use a SATA M.2 SSD instead of the NVMe M.2.
 

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why? it worked on my XPS 15?

There are a lot of documented problems with NVMe:
- certain drives not compatible with macOS and APFS (corruption, crashes, slow boot due to fsck running at startup always, etc.)
- no power management for NVMe (excess heat/power usage)
 
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There are a lot of documented problems with NVMe:
- certain drives not compatible with macOS and APFS (corruption, crashes, slow boot due to fsck running at startup always, etc.)
- no power management for NVMe (excess heat/power usage)
Got it. Thank you.
 
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