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Yes I had the same exact problem and eventually I discovered that secure boot keys were being repopulated.i could not trace to the exact step that was happening (my guess after I would load optimised defaults but not sure).
This motherboard "Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X) has issues with MacOS
Once you add the Thunderbolt 3 card it tends not to boot.
I was able to make it boot by re doing the Bios from scratch but then all of the weirdest thing happen to make it unstable. It looses the Bios settings like the battery was unplugged.

Have to switch.
 
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This motherboard "Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X) has issues with MacOS
Once you add the Thunderbolt 3 card it tends not to boot.
I was able to make it boot by re doing the Bios from scratch but then all of the weirdest thing happen to make it unstable. It looses the Bios settings like the battery was unplugged.

Have to switch.
What BIOS are you using? The latest released by Gigabyte is a beta version and does not work with MacOS.
 
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I've switched back to F5 BUT I still have issues.
It seems at least the BIOS is not resetting by itself when I switch off the PSU.
But even with the F5 Bios and the Thunderbolt card (plugged in the only slot where a 4x card can be plugged) things are not working properly.
For example last reboot the machine went into a loop of reboots. I have to reset bios, then load the values, then reboot or remove the thunderbolt card. Once removed the thunderbolt card the system booted up immediately (same untouched EFI).
A remainder without the Thunderbolt card the system runs really well. Everything working. Sleep/Wake, reboot, speed (2200 Cinebench).
 
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Has anyone with an ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac had any success getting TB recognized and working with an audio interface?

Cheers!
Were you able to make the ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac work with TB3?
 
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My motherboard : Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 2.0 and Alpine Ridge v 1.0 firmware 2.0.


I use SSDT-Z370 -TB3HP or SSDT-TB3 aml.

Without THB_C cable connector :
  • hotlpug works on port 1 only
  • no sleep
  • no second port TB available (no detect devices at all)

With THB_C cable connector:
  • hot plug don’t work
  • sleep OK and TB devices still available after awake
  • no second port TB available (no detect devices )
Without any SSDT patches and connect THB_C cable:
  • hot plug don’t work
  • sleep OK
  • two TB ports are available
Of course all devices are connected before computer start.
Keep in mind that THB_C connector send/receive sleep/awake signal
from motherboard to Alpine Ridge. So without it no sleep anymore .

I use Bios F10 "
  1. Optimized for Intel® 9th Gen Core™ Processors" because
my CPU is intel i7-9700K .

Why my second TB port is unavailable with SSDT-TB patch ?
 
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Yes a huge impovement after update BIOS to F11.
  1. Include support for GC-TITAN RIDGE
With Your latest SSDT -TB-HPG patch.


The most important - TWO TB ports works.

If THB_C cable is connected
  • sleep is OK and after awake TB devices still works
  • no Hotplug
If THB_C cable disconnected
  • Hotplug works very well on first and second TB port !
  • sleep is broken
All devices must be connected before computer switch on .

Bios F12B is incompatible with Mac OS. BIOS F3 exactly with
the same Thunderbolt menu as Yours dont works with i7-9700K.
So I think that it is last word about Thunderbolt and Z370 aorus ultra gaming v 2.0 .
 
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Yes a huge impovement after update BIOS to F11.
  1. Include support for GC-TITAN RIDGE
With Your latest SSDT -TB-HPG patch.


The most important - TWO TB ports works.

If THB_C cable is connected
  • sleep is OK and after awake TB devices still works
  • no Hotplug
If THB_C cable disconnected
  • Hotplug works very well on first and second TB port !
  • sleep is broken
All devices must be connected before computer switch on .

Bios F12B is incompatible with Mac OS. BIOS F3 exactly with
the same Thunderbolt menu as Yours dont works with i7-9700K.
So I think that it is last word about Thunderbolt and Z370 aorus ultra gaming v 2.0 .
Unfortunately, the F3 BIOS for the GB Z370 UG v2 does not support 9th gen processors, unlike the Z370 UG v1.
The latest version (F12b) is a beta, and does not work with MacOS.
I have already contacted Gigabyte... we hope for a new update!
For now I recommend you use the F11 and wait for a new BIOS version before doing new tests.
 
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hello. anybody with z370 gigabyte aorus gaming 7 can enable hot swap mode in thunderbolt? I try but no luck.
Have F7 firmware and enable bios thunderbolt settings as at photo on first post, ioreg screenshot and modified ssdt aml in attach. May be I'm doing something wrong? Mac OS X 10.13.6
 

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anybody can activate hot swap on z370 gaming 7 motherboard from gigabyte?
 
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