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

pastrychef

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For those of you with Vega video cards:
As I'm sure you already know, the fans on the Vega video cards run higher than they should in macOS. Fortunately, okasit revealed that we can edit the power tables and fix this. The relevant info starts around page 6 of this thread:
https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/325120-vega-frontier-edition-on-high-sierra/?page=6

I installed the Vega 56 kext made by wyhtc and it has been working great. Not only has it quieted the Vega fan when idle (it still gets very loud under load), it has also improved performance significantly for me (compare with my results on post #1).

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*Note: Since the FakeSMC Sensors don't give any readings for Vega cards, we can use Terminal to monitor temps and fan speeds:
Code:
ioreg -l |grep \"PerformanceStatistics\" | cut -d '{' -f 2 | tr '|' ',' | tr -d '}' | tr ',' '\n'|grep 'Temp\|Fan'


Btw, I also replaced my old Samsung SM951 AHCI SSD with a Samsung 970 EVO NVMe SSD.
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Is there a Vega64.kext or should i just use the Vega56 ?
Maybe it helps my FCP-problems...
 

pastrychef

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Is there a Vega64.kext or should i just use the Vega56 ?
Maybe it helps my FCP-problems...

Check the linked thread. There are versions of the kext pre-made for Vega 64 too.
 
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Yeah, my typical luck...


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hey chef,

so to my surprise i received the BCM94360CS2 card, adaptor and aerial extensions this morning (still waiting on the aerial sticks though, asus shark fin for now)

Currently I'm running windows 10 still, before i slap the card on the mobo using your guide is there anything else i need to know of?

btw i have the windows drivers at hand ready, need everything to work on the windows side as well as the hackintosh side (want to get everything working to have a hackintosh ready PC)

cheers
 

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hey chef,

so to my surprise i received the BCM94360CS2 card, adaptor and aerial extensions this morning (still waiting on the aerial sticks though, asus shark fin for now)

Currently I'm running windows 10 still, before i slap the card on the mobo using your guide is there anything else i need to know of?

btw i have the windows drivers at hand ready, need everything to work on the windows side as well as the hackintosh side (want to get everything working to have a hackintosh ready PC)

cheers

You can get the Windows drivers from Apple's Boot Camp Support Software 5.1.5722.
https://support.apple.com/downloads/macoscomponents
 
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Updated to macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 via App Store with no problems

+1 Worked like a charm.
This has been an awesome build, super stable for 4 months now. Awesome work pastrychef!
 
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