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

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I second jkbuha’s statement about that card. I have it as well and yes, 100% working as it should. Apple Watch included.
Ordered. I was using dw1830. but unlock with Apple Watch doesn't work 90 percent of the time and im done with the pin masking. hope the apple watch comes gift wrapped too
 
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I solved the Handoff problem using a different wireless card. Works seamlessly, no need for additional kexts, and can unlock/sudo using apple watch without need to enter password.

Very nice to know. Maybe under my tree in the future.
Quick unrelated question, have anyone tried to lower the base frequency in LFM, and if yes what was the impact on thermal/performance? I'm trying to understand if I should be dedicate time to this or to undervolting. I've tried with 800MHz as this Intel data sheet suggest (intel ark does not have the LFM parameter for my cpu) and so far I've seen a sight improvement in thermals (2-4º in idle and web browsing) but I don't have enough data to know if the battery was impacted.
 
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I did, and it didn't really affect battery life. But I'm still tweaking the CPUFriend vectors at the moment, so YMMV.

Bottom line: 1200/1300 seems to be the best bet.
 
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I second jkbuha’s statement about that card. I have it as well and yes, 100% working as it should. Apple Watch included.
received the card and installed it. my Locale is set to RoW and im only getting 434mbs tx rate instead of the advertised 1200mbs. are you guys having this issue with this card?
 
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Dear all, I am new to Hackintosh and I have tried to build a Catalina on 9630 - everything seems to be working well except for my sound. Somehow I am not able to get my audio up. I followed the youtube and guide from Mark Perez. Not sure what I did wrong - this is my 7th attempt in installation. Using Clover.
 
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received the card and installed it. my Locale is set to RoW and im only getting 434mbs tx rate instead of the advertised 1200mbs. are you guys having this issue with this card?

No issues my end. Getting full-rate on tx/rx. Try removing any of the secondary kexts you used for the previous card?
 
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Dear all, I am new to Hackintosh and I have tried to build a Catalina on 9630 - everything seems to be working well except for my sound. Somehow I am not able to get my audio up. I followed the youtube and guide from Mark Perez. Not sure what I did wrong - this is my 7th attempt in installation. Using Clover.
I managed to solve it by removing VoodooHDA. Thanks!
 
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No issues my end. Getting full-rate on tx/rx. Try removing any of the secondary kexts you used for the previous card?
I removed all kext relating to wifi and BT. my Locale is set to RoW for some reason and my Tx rate is only 434 mbs. think im gonna send this one back and seems defective
 
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Dear all, I am new to Hackintosh and I have tried to build a Catalina on 9630 - everything seems to be working well except for my sound. Somehow I am not able to get my audio up. I followed the youtube and guide from Mark Perez. Not sure what I did wrong - this is my 7th attempt in installation. Using Clover.
I am using the machine for 2 years now as a Hackintosh and was never able to fix a similar problem. Sometimes (I narrowed it down to switching from AC power to battery) the audio just cut out. To re-enable it, I have to navigate to settings => Sound => input. Then the audio comes back immediately. So I think it has something to do with a power saving feature of the sound/microphone array.
I am only using AppleALC, no VoodooHDA. Layout Id 13
 
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Quick question: do you have issues with HDMI over USBC? I can' find a way to output 4k 60fps, but I'm not sure where the limitation is. SwitchResX doesn't list it as available (max I can find is 1080p60Hz). The adapter is the official apple one and the cable is HDMI 2.1, so this should not be an hardware problem. I've noticed that this product page states that the only MacBook Pro capable of 4K60 through USBC is MacBook Pro (13-inch, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, 2020). Is there an SMBIOS limitation on USBC output?
 
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