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

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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?

Probably. Try experimenting with MacbookPro16,3 as it's the closest (and most modern).

At some point there will be a proper override setting for fbmem but for now (until someone dumps that SMBIOS) it will be hit and miss.
 
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That is a different laptop than the one discussed here, so most of the things here probably won't help you. You didn't even write what problem you're having now. I would suggest you to start reading from here. Read everything, then follow that as a tutorial. If you encounter problems then post with problem reporting files (at least the verbose output)
Thanks you.
 
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Hi,

I am thinking to re-install my machine with Big Sur to switch from Clover to OpenCore (or is it possible to change bootloader nicely without a re-install)?
What's the best guide to set-up Big Sur with Open Core? I have everything working great with Catalina.
 
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Hi,

I am thinking to re-install my machine with Big Sur to switch from Clover to OpenCore (or is it possible to change bootloader nicely without a re-install)?
What's the best guide to set-up Big Sur with Open Core? I have everything working great with Catalina.
Here is a specific guide for the conversion. Main problem if you don't do a fresh install is that while OpenCore puts everything it needs into the EFI, Clover puts stuff here and there and you have to clear everything or something will mess up. That guide should help you with that. I didn't have everything working in clover so I decided for a fresh install. My suggestion would be:

Do a full disk image so that you can restore your (working) situation at any time. Just find an external drive at least as big as your main disk, boot a live Linux distro from USB (ex. Ubuntu), go to Disk and create a disk image.

At this point, you have two option:
a) Backup with time machine and restore everything later, doing a fresh install.

b) At this point, follow the guide in order to clean Clover flies up and convert the config.
Then create a USB with OpenCore in EFI following this other guide to obtain a configured EFI with OpenCore. Test if everything works and then update to Big Sur.
 
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Thanks a lot @Zarkstar , that's looks like quite a project!
 
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Hi guys I've finally figured out the issue with kernel_task 50-60% cpu usage on my machine, and it's based on an older issue that @the-darkvoid had flagged on Mojave days. It's due to the incompatibility of LineIn with the existing AppleALC.kext. Disabling the kext removes the issue but I'm without sound. This issue only happens on the i7-8550U motherboard, not the i7-7500U board.

Question is: has anyone else seen this (on big sur) and how has it been solved?

UPDATE: Finally solved. Had to install the combojack daemon in usr...
 
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Hi guys I've finally figured out the issue with kernel_task 50-60% cpu usage on my machine, and it's based on an older issue that @the-darkvoid had flagged on Mojave days. It's due to the incompatibility of LineIn with the existing AppleALC.kext. Disabling the kext removes the issue but I'm without sound. This issue only happens on the i7-8550U motherboard, not the i7-7500U board.

Question is: has anyone else seen this (on big sur) and how has it been solved?

UPDATE: Finally solved. Had to install the combojack daemon in usr...
Hi jkbuha. Do you have a 0.6.4 OC folder that's stable to share? How are things coming with the MBP16,3? Thanks!
 
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Hi jkbuha. Do you have a 0.6.4 OC folder that's stable to share? How are things coming with the MBP16,3? Thanks!

Still on 0.6.3, experimenting to get the best settings on the MBP15,2 profile. Once I'm happy I've got a max performing baseline I'll install 0.6.4 and/or MBP16,3 to compare...
 
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Seeing as boxing day is normally replete with family and excess food + boxsets, was worth doing something else for a change. OC 0.6.4 with MBP16,3

@egore - it's a first step, but keen to get your benchmarks, compared with my previous build. Also let me know if you spot any anomalies, misbehaviour, etc...
 

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