pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

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  1. pastrychef

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    Dec 6, 2018 at 9:40 PM #4681
    pastrychef

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    The EFI will not take up space on your primary partition. It could be snapshots that are taking up space or hibernation file.

    See here on how to delete snapshots:
    https://www.macworld.com/article/3260635/macs/how-to-delete-time-machine-snapshots-on-your-mac.html

    To disable Hibernate:
    Resource: [Guide] Native Power Management for Laptops | tonymacx86.com

    *Direct quote from above guide:
    "Be aware that hibernation (suspend to disk or S4 sleep) is not supported on hackintosh.

    You should disable it:
    Code:
    sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0
    sudo rm /var/vm/sleepimage
    sudo mkdir /var/vm/sleepimage
    Always check your hibernatemode after updates and disable it. System updates tend to re-enable it, although the trick above (making sleepimage a directory) tends to help.

    And it may be a good idea to disable the other hibernation related options:"
    Code:
    sudo pmset -a standby 0
    sudo pmset -a autopoweroff 0

    If these don't clear up your disk space then it has to be some app/setting that you are using.

    Don't know why you can't erase an SSD.
     
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    Dec 6, 2018 at 9:57 PM #4682
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    Do you have some purgeable space? Here I have 10GB ready to be purged :)

    To do so, go in the Terminal and type this:

    sudo tmutil thinlocalsnapshots / 99000000000 4

    Dothis until the purgeable space is close to 0.

    It helped me recover almost 50GB last time I did that... Let me know if it fixes :)
     
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    Dec 7, 2018 at 3:15 AM #4683
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    Tests completed, the problem is not the PSU. I don't know if I should cry or be happy. I guess, a fresh install... soon.
    The good part is, I had to remove the CPU Cooler to access the 8 pin MB PSU cable. Apparently I did not put enough "goose grease" on the CPU/cooler, idle is now in the low 20's-celcius, 10 degrees cooler.
     
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    Dec 7, 2018 at 3:31 AM #4684
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    I don't know what to say other than I still believe it's a hardware issue....
     
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    Dec 7, 2018 at 3:37 AM #4685
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    Hi there
    I can only get the G Gaming version right now, without wifi. Do you think that would be an issue?
    Ben

    hrte
     
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    Dec 7, 2018 at 3:38 AM #4686
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    I will continue to look for the culprit.
     
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    Dec 7, 2018 at 7:42 AM #4687
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    It should work fine.
     
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    Dec 7, 2018 at 1:34 PM #4688
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    Thanks
     
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    Dec 7, 2018 at 2:18 PM #4689
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    Hi PastryChef, many thanks for this guide, I got a brand new HW - for my sencond hack.built - and your guide was the primary source of HW info, as I am not that professional in all the ktexts and USB port limits. I have an NZXT Kraken AIO cooler and I set Monitor > Q-Fan Configuration > CPU Q-FAN Control to "DC Mode" in BIOS, and CPU Fan Speed Lower Limit to "Ignore" and CPU Fan Profile to "Silent". Having the AOI's USB connected to one of the MB's USB2 socket the cooler works fine, it is silent and there's no CPU Fan Error message either. Clover presents the "Boot FileVault Prebooter from Preboot" and "Boot macOS Install Prebooter from Preboot" options - I guess this is "normal" yet I don't recall any of these options from 10.13 times (using a different MB and CPU). I am not yet updated to 14.2 (as I completed the install 2 days ago when this update was not yet out. As I see the posts, this must be a straight-forward update without issues. Many thanks for this guide, downloads, I trully appreciate it!
     
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    Dec 7, 2018 at 2:36 PM #4690
    pastrychef

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    I don't know the NZXT Kraken and I've never used water cooling before, but shouldn't the fans be set to PWM?

    The PreBoot options are normal.

    The update to macOS Mojave 10.14.2 was smooth for me.
     

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