- Dec 21, 2017
- Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Xtreme
- Radeon VII
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- Mobile Phone
OH SNAP!hey @jdapolo , how's it been with your hackintosh? Did you find time to dig in?
I've been wanting mine to be more reliable; too many small things trip me up and when you're on a project and just need to get work done, you don't have time to troubleshoot.
Thus, I've been using my Macbook Pro, but really wishing I could take advantage of the power in my Hackintosh that isn't being used.
I've considered pulling the trigger and just buying a base model Mac Pro from Apple and then putting in my Radeon VII and the 64GB of ram in my Hackintosh.
I've also thought about swapping out this motherboard with another one that is more common so that I can just mirror someone else's setup and use their EFI.
Things that sometimes work, sometimes don't:
• bluetooth. Still no luck with Fenvi card, so I rely on the usb dongle which works, but not consistently and often hangs.
• audio. Sometimes I'll get consistent good sound out, and often I get crackly sound that hangs and stutters
• networking. I need to file share with my Macbook Pro that has a Thunderbolt 1 drive connected to it. Sometimes it shows up on my Hackintosh, and sometimes it doesn't. Drives me nuts, because when it doesn't show up, I can't work on the Hackintosh.
Seriously envious of anyone that has a 100% reliable hackintosh, because I really don't want to drop $6,000 on a mediocre machine from Apple, but I need reliability.
Just a little more digging around and I finally found a 100% solid solution to my bluetooth problems!
I saw one person on another thread suggest installing the Fenvi T919 drives on Windows 10 and then they worked in macOS. I started up my Windows 10 drive, having disabled WiFi and Bluetooth in BIOS for Windows profile as well, and installed the T919 drivers
I ALSO, used the giant antennas that were plugged into the motherboard Wifi and plugged them into two of the ports on the Fenvi card... figured having the extra signal boost from these large antennas couldn't hurt.
Started up my macOS drive and the bluetooth works 1000%. Super strong signal, super responsive keyboard, Apple Watch unlock works, handoff works, everything I've been wanting to work for months is finally working!
To solve audio, I plugged my Klipsch speakers into a USB port instead of using the mini jack and that is taking care of my audio problems.
As for networking, I've been able to just use cmd+k to connect to my MBP since it doesn't always show up thru bonjour.
And to think I was actually looking at the $6k Mac Pro because of this mess.