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pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD 6600 XT

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Ok took me a while to remember my board had an XMP auto-detection switch. Needles to say it did not want me to remove XMP until I turned it off...

So I applied just that and so far no crashes every 10 minutes...I also removed age-mod from my plist...

I havent tried you EFI yet...

Asmedia1061 and contrary to my previous belief (the other one I had was defect), it works well for my e-sata drive and I need it also as a Sata for my case dock. without e-sata kext it does not work, but I can test without it if you want (since you removed it from my. EFIs anyways lol)

did you make any other changes to my config.plist?

If it's not crashing with XMP disabled, then you've found the problem.

You should also disable the DVMT prealloc workaround in your config.plist because you are able to set it in BIOS. Therefore, no workaround is necessary.

If you need the kext for the ASM1061, then it has to be installed...
 

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About DVMT, I can set it to whatever I like. So if 128 isnNt the right setting leet me know. My Radeon drives 3 x 4k screens and my audio video receiver, so that's why I set it so.

Anything 64MB or higher should be fine.
 

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And since we are talking memory....the skill I have never show serial number in SI....If XMP is a problem and this memory is without XMP is 2166, Should I be bette with non imp 2666 memory? I'm saying this because the crucial I bought for my Z-170 is 2666 and serial numbers were recognized and because of the clock speed difference...

Whether or not the serial shows in System Information is cosmetic. If you really want it to show, you can enter it manually in config.plist > SMBIOS > Slots AAPL injections.
 

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An hour now and none of the :there was a problem with this web page it reloaded....improvemnt...I won't win any geek bench contests but at least it's more stable.

No crashes running simple programs lick disk utility, geek bench....

Gonna try your EFI meanwhile

If the XMP profile is not stable, you can manually configure and overclock the RAM.
 
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If it's not crashing with XMP disabled, then you've found the problem.

You should also disable the DVMT prealloc workaround in your config.plist because you are able to set it in BIOS. Therefore, no workaround is necessary.

If you need the kext for the ASM1061, then it has to be installed...

Where is that DVMT workaround in my plist I wasn't aware I put one in?

I noticed you removed my MLB and set CSR to 0x0...can I change CSR bac to 0x37 ? It seems to permit my LULU kext from loading (it's akin to little snitch).

I wonder if the XMP problems were just because I had the onboard amp switch on? Cause I have no idea on how to manually oc me memory nor my cpu...will test this with your EFI for a while...
 

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Where is that DVMT workaround in my plist I wasn't aware I put one in?

I noticed you removed my MLB and set CSR to 0x0...can I change CSR bac to 0x37 ? It seems to permit my LULU kext from loading (it's akin to little snitch).

I wonder if the XMP problems were just because I had the onboard amp switch on? Cause I have no idea on how to manually oc me memory nor my cpu...will test this with your EFI for a while...

The "stolenmem" is the workaround, but you can delete all of that stuff. It's not needed.
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Yes, you can disable SIP but I don't see a point in doing so... I also use the Lulu firewall and have no problems with it and SIP enabled. Try reinstalling it.
 
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The "stolenmem" is the workaround, but you can delete all of that stuff. It's not needed.
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Yes, you can disable SIP but I don't see a point in doing so... I also use the Lulu firewall and have no problems with it and SIP enabled. Try reinstalling it.
what do you mean by all of that stuff ? because I've had really mixe results when removing ig platform id - device id or Framebuffer patch enable....
 

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what do you mean by all of that stuff ? because I've had really mixe results when removing ig platform id - device id or Framebuffer patch enable....

I mean the entire PciRoot entry.

What mixed results did you have? I don't use that for any of the EFIs that I give people.
 
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put XMP profile back on....no crashes while browsing so far with too test 32 tabs open lol
CPU geek bench went up
GPU metal crashed....
 
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