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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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I'm having an issue with sleep on a Asus Rog Strix Z370-I, i7-8700, DW1560.
In short it's the Bluetooth. Once disabled, the PC sleeps. Enabled and the PC bounces back after attempting to sleep.
The module is the DW1560. I've already installed other modules like this and never had an issue.
The USB SSDT I made specifies for the Bluetooth USB, port HS14 255 (internal).
Everything works o this build.
Any idea how to solve this?
Could it be the module itself being faulty?
Thanks

I did have a BCM94360CS2 that was defective and prevented sleep when Bluetooth was connected to USB. Once I disconnected the USB, sleep worked great. Wi-Fi was never an issue with that card. The seller sent me a replacement card and it worked perfectly in the exact same computer. So, yes, it can happen.

That being said, please post your EFI folder so I can have a look and see if I see any obvious issues.
 
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I did have a BCM94360CS2 that was defective and prevented sleep when Bluetooth was connected to USB. Once I disconnected the USB, sleep worked great. Wi-Fi was never an issue with that card. The seller sent me a replacement card and it worked perfectly in the exact same computer. So, yes, it can happen.

That being said, please post your EFI folder so I can have a look and see if I see any obvious issues.
Thanks a lot for your reply!
I left the PC last night and found it in sleep. At some point the sleep worked.
This morning I realised I hadn't unticked the bluetooth option "Allow bluetooth devices to wake this computer".
Now sleep works (You have no idea how many attempts and test I tried yesterday).
Maybe, I say maybe, that option with this bluetooth module and bluetooth devices was causing the bounce from sleep. Maybe a signal from the mouse during the sleep attempt was registered from the module so it was bouncing.
Now it seems working.
Thanks again!

I have another question. This motherboard with the i7 8700 seems to be consuming loads of power.
On a Asus Prime Z370-A II with the sane CPU I see a power consumption when testing Cinebench of around 93W at 4.3Ghz. This motherboard's consumption is 114W. In both boards Load Line is at Level 2, but I tested Level 1 with no difference. I've seen ASRock motherboard run Cinebench all core for the same CPU with 85W.
This motherboard doesn't have a bios setting for the "Typical", "Worst Case Scenario" though.
I offset the volts to - 0.040 BUT the improvement is really marginal, maybe only 3/4W.
How do I get it to 93W or better BUT without cutting the power settings and decreasing clock speed?
Do I need to rite to Asus?
Thanks a lot.
 
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Thanks a lot for your reply!
I left the PC last night and found it in sleep. At some point the sleep worked.
This morning I realised I hadn't unticked the bluetooth option "Allow bluetooth devices to wake this computer".
Now sleep works (You have no idea how many attempts and test I tried yesterday).
Maybe, I say maybe, that option with this bluetooth module and bluetooth devices was causing the bounce from sleep. Maybe a signal from the mouse during the sleep attempt was registered from the module so it was bouncing.
Now it seems working.
Thanks again!

I have another question. This motherboard with the i7 8700 seems to be consuming loads of power.
On a Asus Prime Z370-A II with the sane CPU I see a power consumption when testing Cinebench of around 93W at 4.3Ghz. This motherboard's consumption is 114W. In both boards Load Line is at Level 2, but I tested Level 1 with no difference. I've seen ASRock motherboard run Cinebench all core for the same CPU with 85W.
This motherboard doesn't have a bios setting for the "Typical", "Worst Case Scenario" though.
I offset the volts to - 0.040 BUT the improvement is really marginal, maybe only 3/4W.
How do I get it to 93W or better BUT without cutting the power settings and decreasing clock speed?
Do I need to rite to Asus?
Thanks a lot.

I have "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer" enabled. Clicking my Magic Mouse 2 or Magic Trackpad 1 are the only ways I wake system. If I disable that feature, the only other method I would have to wake my system would be to press the power button...

If you are measuring power consumption from the wall, you should also consider other things you have installed in your system such as number hard drives, PCI-e cards, etc. 93W or 114W is extremely efficient when compared to my system. I idle at ~110W... :lol: But I have lots of stuff installed in my system.

If you already have LLC set so low, I don't think there's much else you can do. I have tried to use voltage offsets with my motherboard in the past and saw power consumption increase when compared to not using offsets. I know it doesn't make sense, but that's what I observed and I immediately stopped using the offsets.
 
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I have "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer" enabled. Clicking my Magic Mouse 2 or Magic Trackpad 1 are the only ways I wake system. If I disable that feature, the only other method I would have to wake my system would be to press the power button...

If you are measuring power consumption from the wall, you should also consider other things you have installed in your system such as number hard drives, PCI-e cards, etc. 93W or 114W is extremely efficient when compared to my system. I idle at ~110W... :lol: But I have lots of stuff installed in my system.

If you already have LLC set so low, I don't think there's much else you can do. I have tried to use voltage offsets with my motherboard in the past and saw power consumption increase when compared to not using offsets. I know it doesn't make sense, but that's what I observed and I immediately stopped using the offsets.

I'm not sure the "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer" option was the issue but now it seems to be working consistently. I prefer such option switched off anyway as the Bluetooth mouse wake the computer even when you touched it. I'm happy to use the power button.

I was using Intel Power Gadget to measure power consumption. I was able to get beck down to 98W by setting Auto into the "Cache Multiplier" fields instead of 43. So there are lots of settings that determine an auto increase in power consumption as LLC is probably shifted higher when there's a number set in the "Cache Multiplier" fields.

Thanks for your help!!
 
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Does the very newest clover version still spoof the 8th gen cpus?
 

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Does the very newest clover version still spoof the 8th gen cpus?

I haven't tested. I have my ig-platform-id and device-id entered manually and haven't tried with them disabled yet.
 
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Hello. I have a Asus ROG Strix Z390-E. With this guide my Mac work fine but I have a problem on reboot and shutdown, trying to restart or shut down. The PC freezes and stays on with a black screen. Tips?
 

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Hello. I have a Asus ROG Strix Z390-E. With this guide my Mac work fine but I have a problem on reboot and shutdown, trying to restart or shut down. The PC freezes and stays on with a black screen. Tips?

It might be an NVRAM issue. Try replacing AptioMemoryFix-64.efi with OsxAptioFix2Drv.efi + EmuVariableUefi-64.efi in /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/.
 
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Yes, if you want to use the Intel X540-T2 cards, you will need to hack the product-id and device-id in Linux. The idea is to change them to be the same as the SmallTree product-id and device-id so that you can use the SmallTree drivers.
Thanks!
 
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