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

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Here you go.
Thank you for the file. I still have the same problem with "HalDmWatchdog set RF changeIn Progress" .
Update: Did not need SSDT-I2C1-SPED.aml . Removed voodooinput.kext plugin from Contents of VoodooI2C.kext. Latest VoodooPS2Controller.kext kept unmodified. No errors on boot and Trackpad working well with Gestures.
 
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Hello
I can't connect My bluetooth headset to catalina
The Bluetooth System PreferencePane List remains empty!
I use OC with those Kexts https://dortania.github.io/Wireless-Buyers-Guide/types-of-wireless-card/m2.html
In System profile information ➧Bluetooth ➧ Discoverable is Off
is it normal ?

DiscoverableIsOff.png
Thanks in advance
 
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Not that I'm aware of. @4GHz on all cores exceeds the stated TDP rating for this chip, so Intel prevents max clock on all 4 cores simultaneously.

Just out of interest, how are you measuring core speed? We used to have a pretty good tool (HWInfo) but since VirtualSMC has come along I haven't found a way to display clock speed/multipliers...
I guess you've found a way to do this (4GHz on all cores)
 
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I guess you've found a way to do this (4GHz on all cores)

Yes that's correct, but there's a few other settings that need to be changed too for optimum performance. For instance, if default temperature thresholds aren't set properly, the bios auto defaults back to base settings when an upper limit threshold is reached.

Am experimenting with a few new UEFI settings at the moment (which is why you'll see wildly different GB4 scores over the coming days). Once I have a few stable configurations will revert.
 
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cinebench R20 ,xps 9360 i7-8550u 16G ram, default TDP PL1:23W, PL2:51W.
My best score is 1450.Lowest score is 1377 on AC power.
So i think your score is not good.

And when running cinebench test , if you open Intel Power Gadget ,you might see the PL1 remain 23W.
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Figured out the cause (but not the solution) of low macOS (but high Linux/Windows) scores on my rig. I'm getting high kernel_task CPU usage, which is likely (a) incorrect/malfunctioning kexts (b) conflicting software.

To prevent having to reinstall macOS again, does anyone have a good advanced guide on troubleshooting kernel_task loads?
 
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Figured out the cause (but not the solution) of low macOS (but high Linux/Windows) scores on my rig. I'm getting high kernel_task CPU usage, which is likely (a) incorrect/malfunctioning kexts (b) conflicting software.

To prevent having to reinstall macOS again, does anyone have a good advanced guide on troubleshooting kernel_task loads?
Why is kernel_task eating my CPU?

check this link , maybe it's not a problem need to solve.
 
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Why is kernel_task eating my CPU?

check this link , maybe it's not a problem need to solve.

No, that's a known Apple-specific issue and not related to hackintoshes. The SMC chip heats up on one side of some Macbooks and you need to charge using a plug on the other side.

The kernel_task debug is a long and painful process, and you need to use specialised tools like etrecheck to identify the conflicting software. It's likely to be easier just wiping everything and starting fresh, so I'll be doing that when I have some downtime in the coming days and re-testing.
 
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Hey, had someone success with 8550u 16gb qhd+ for big sur installation?
 
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Hey, had someone success with 8550u 16gb qhd+ for big sur installation?

Right on cue. Here's the optimised configuration for 8550U 16GB QHD+ with NVMe drives.

For additional optimisation, change these UEFI parameters - but note that you will need to fine-tune these to suit your own specific CPU variant, as well as your current cooling strategy.

Code:
Optimised Configuration for i7-8550u

DTS SMM Enabled 0x64C -> 0x01
TCC Activation offset 0x51D -> 0x10
Disable prochot output 0x519-> 0x01
Disable VR thermal alert 0x51a-> 0x01
Critical Trip Point 0x2b2 -> 0x77
Active Trip Point 0 (87C) 0x2AE -> 0x57
Active Trip Point 1 (71C) 0x2AD -> 0x47
Passive Trip Point (103) 0x2B1 -> 0x67

Package power limit unlock 0x4CB -> 0x00
Long Term Power Limit Override 0x4B6 -> 0x01
Long Term Power Limit - 0x4B2/3/4/5  -> 0xFF
Long Term Time Window 0x4B7 -> 0x80
VR Current value lock 0x5f9/B/D/F  -> 0xFF
Config TDP lock 0x4E0 -> 0x01
CTDP Bios Conrol 0x4E1 -> 0x01
Turbo Performance Boot 0x4AE -> 0x02
Configurable TDP Level : TDP UP 0x4df -> 0x02

Please report back with performance scores.

Enjoy :)
 

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Thank you :) I never used oc before. Now I copied it to my efi folder and got this errors
 

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