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Kernel Panic with R9 290X GPU

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Motherboard
GA-Z68A-D3H-B3
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i7-3770
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R9 290X
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MacBook Air
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GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 (F13 BIOS, not UEFI BIOS)
Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz
Samsung 840 Series SSD 500 GB SATA3
16 GB RAM

I read that this GPU "just works". However, I previously had a Radeon 6850 but I don't remember what I did to get that to work so possibly something I installed previously is conflicting. If I remove AMDxxxx kexts, it will boot but no details in System Information

 
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Lordy, it's been a long day! High Sierra.
High Sierra? Then according to the Radeon Compatibility Guide here, you probably need the RadeonDeInit setting in Clover, or the Lilu and WhateverGreen kexts in /EFI/Clover/kexts/Other in the EFI partition of the boot drive.

I think the guide and any other information can be used as reference, but not absolute truth. I got a second hand 7870 some time ago and was set to use it in my X99 build, as the guide says it should be OOB with no problems. But when I attempted to boot El Capitan 10.11.6 with it I was greeted with a black screen, even with the Lilu and WhateverGreen kexts. However, with those two kexts I have no problems in Sierra 10.12.6, and in High Sierra 10.13.6 it worked directly even without those kexts.

I have since put back a GTX760 into that system and it works in El Capitan / Sierra / High Sierra.
 
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Yea, I tried all that and a million different over configs for about 6 hours.
Will you consider upgrading your motherboard to UEFI BIOS? Personally I think using a UEFI BIOS is better than a traditional BIOS like what you have when using MacOS. I have the same motherboard myself and I have upgraded it to use UEFI BIOS, and it works using a i5 2405S CPU with Mountain Lion / Mavericks / Yosemite / El Capitan with no problems.

I saw "Unsupported CPU" in your provided picture and I don't know if this is due to the fact you are using an Ivy Bridge CPU with a Sandy Bridge motherboard.
 
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GA-Z68A-D3H-B3
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i7-3770
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R9 290X
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MacBook Air
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Android
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I'm willing to try UEFI BIOS. Do I have to reinstall macOS if I do that or just Clover?

re: CPU - that's interesting. This CPU is compatible with the motherboard with the newer BIOS that I have. Would there be something that prevents macOS from taking full advantage of the CPU?
 
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