- Jun 24, 2014
- ASUS Maximus VII Hero
- i7 4790k
- HD 4600 + GTX 970
- Mobile Phone
Hi @blazinsmokey .
Using the new CPUFriend kext does the same thing as the one I generated with this handy script:
GitHub - stevezhengshiqi/one-key-cpufriend: Generate customized CPUFriendDataProvider.kext for dynamic macOS CPU power managementGenerate customized CPUFriendDataProvider.kext for dynamic macOS CPU power management - GitHub - stevezhengshiqi/one-key-cpufriend: Generate customized CPUFriendDataProvider.kext for dynamic macOS ...github.com
Seems less power hungry and battery decreases much slower, but for an unknown reason sleep wake from lid open doesn't work anymore, I have to do it manually via power button. (like you apparently).
Last, I'm sad to hear for your Bios trouble (a bit guilty here)... Maybe try to install new bios 1.15.0 upon it to reset to factory setting https://www.dell.com/support/home/u...N&oscode=WT64A&productcode=xps-15-9560-laptop (after waiting a few days, because even if published apparently dell support aren't even aware it exist " lol We do not have any new BIOS firmware released for your system. We suggest that you do not proceed with the new update.
Hope it'll be ok.
No worries about the BIOS, I knew the risk but now I'm afraid I'm even less help then before lol. I actually updated to 1.15 in hopes but I check HWP bit and its the same so I assume the other ones I changed are as well. I probably take the battery and CMOS battery out this week sometime to reset.
So if it's happening with your device maybe it's not my BIOS settings. I believe what is happening is the laptop doesn't go to sleep at all. It only goes into a deep idle state. After running pmset -g log|grep -e " Sleep " -e " Wake " I get only wake from deep idle and no longer get wake from sleep.
Edit: that's why you have to press power button after opening the lid, it's basically just to wake the screen.
2019-07-05 14:45:07 -0400 Wake Wake from Deep Idle [CDNVA] due to PBTN/UserActivity Assertion: Using BATT (Charge:100%)
If you remove the deepidle SSDT, it will sleep but when it wakes the power usage is almost like before but less. Still hovers around 16-17 vs the 22 with previous. Was headed to vacation when this came up so I haven't had a chance to do much other testing.
@blazinsmokey @dmitry_matora is it still necessary to use BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext? I didn’t see that kext in the latest Clover folder that was uploaded. What WiFi/BT cards are you both using?
No I think theres an explanation of this in the first few pages and using the DW1560 as per guide.