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

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Hi there! Is Lan/Ethernet supported on this board without changing the wifi card?

edit: found what I was looking for, I'll search better before posting again...
 
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Hi there! Is Lan/Ethernet supported on this board without changing the wifi card?
Ethernet works with IntelMausiEthernet.kext.

For Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, the included M.2 card needs to be replaced with a Mac compatible one.
 
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Can anyone confirm if the "ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G Gaming (Wi-Fi AC)" is actually the same board as the "ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G Gaming" only with the Wifi/BT card installed & an external antenna in the box?

Just wondering what the differences are (if any) between the W-Fi AC and non-Wi-Fi versions of this board.

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Can anyone confirm if the "ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G Gaming (Wi-Fi AC)" is actually the same board as the "ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G Gaming" only with the Wifi/BT card installed & an external antenna in the box?

Just wondering what the differences are (if any) between the W-Fi AC and non-Wi-Fi versions of this board.

Thanks
Yes. That's the only difference. One includes Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and the other does not.
 
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Try removing the file in /EFI/CLOVER/ROM/ to see if it makes any difference.
Well, unfortunately it didn't help. The wake from sleep is kinda strange. I will describe the issue in more detail:

Setup

2nd Dell U2515(1440p) -> HDMI -> Port 3 from above Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 Nitro
1st Dell P2715Q (4K) -> DP -> Port 1 from above Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 Nitro

System enters sleep correctly. Wake initialise seems to be ok as well. U2515 displays correctly shows the welcome screen and any notifications, for a few seconds. Screen starts to flickr with sometimes 2 red horizontal lines. The P2715Q is quite slow and during this process it didn't show some output. After that both screens turn black. However there is still input signal. In the past wake from sleep resulted in hangs or so and also screens entered to sleep mode. This is now not the issue. Signal is there. When a new email arrives I can hear sound too. Also IP address and shares are reachable over the network. The P2715Q is quite slow. When my PC started in the past from a cold boot it was possible that clover was already booting the last OS after a 3sec delay without any output on the screen. In OSX when the 2nd boot stage was displayed (the white bar under the apple logo) the screen was initiated eventually. Now with a 2nd screen it seems that the U2515H is always faster and displays immediately the clover boot screen when I do a cold boot. It changes when I do a reboot. Then the P2715Q is the first screen displaying the clover screen.

If I remember correctly. When I choose to prevent the computer from sleeping under power safe settings the system can behave the same wakening the screens when the system was not even went to sleep mode.

It looks like that the hack doesn't initialises the 2 screens correctly.

I also notice slowdown messages in "pmset -g log | grep -I slow"
Code:
2019-01-11 19:57:26 +0100 Kernel Client Acks      Delays to Wake notifications: [AMDFramebufferVega10 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 1)(315 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: WillChangeState to 2)(303 ms)] [AppleUSB20HubPort driver is slow(msg: SetState to 3)(402 ms)] [PRT3 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1261 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1261 ms)] [PRT5 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1262 ms)] [PRT4 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1262 ms)]          
2019-01-11 19:58:14 +0100 PM Client Acks          Delays to Sleep notifications: [com.apple.apsd is slow(1886 ms)]          
2019-01-11 20:51:36 +0100 Kernel Client Acks      Delays to Wake notifications: [AMDFramebufferVega10 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 1)(316 ms)] [PRT1 driver is slow(msg: DidChangeState to 3)(300 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: DidChangeState to 3)(300 ms)] [AppleUSB20HubPort driver is slow(msg: SetState to 3)(402 ms)] [PRT5 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1269 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1271 ms)] [PRT4 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1270 ms)] [PRT3 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1274 ms)]          
2019-01-11 20:52:24 +0100 PM Client Acks          Delays to Sleep notifications: [com.apple.apsd is slow(1909 ms)]          
2019-01-11 21:45:46 +0100 Kernel Client Acks      Delays to Wake notifications: [AMDFramebufferVega10 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 1)(315 ms)] [PRT1 driver is slow(msg: DidChangeState to 3)(301 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: DidChangeState to 3)(301 ms)] [AppleUSB20HubPort driver is slow(msg: SetState to 3)(403 ms)] [PRT3 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1266 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1268 ms)] [PRT5 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1269 ms)] [PRT4 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1270 ms)]          
2019-01-11 21:46:34 +0100 PM Client Acks          Delays to Sleep notifications: [com.apple.apsd is slow(1933 ms)]          
2019-01-11 22:23:28 +0100 Kernel Client Acks      Delays to Wake notifications: [AMDFramebufferVega10 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 1)(314 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: DidChangeState to 3)(301 ms)] [PRT1 driver is slow(msg: DidChangeState to 3)(301 ms)] [AppleUSB20HubPort driver is slow(msg: SetState to 3)(403 ms)] [PRT4 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1248 ms)] [PRT5 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1248 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1248 ms)] [PRT3 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1248 ms)]          
2019-01-11 22:23:30 +0100 Kernel Client Acks      Delays to Wake notifications: [AMDFramebufferVega10 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(491 ms)] [AMDFramebufferVega10 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(526 ms)] [AppleHDADriver driver is slow(msg: SetState to 1)(1490 ms)]
This happens on USB / nVME / mDNSResponder / and AMD FramebufferVega10
 
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Well, unfortunately it didn't help. The wake from sleep is kinda strange. I will describe the issue in more detail:

Setup

2nd Dell U2515(1440p) -> HDMI -> Port 3 from above Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 Nitro
1st Dell P2715Q (4K) -> DP -> Port 1 from above Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 Nitro

System enters sleep correctly. Wake initialise seems to be ok as well. U2515 displays correctly shows the welcome screen and any notifications, for a few seconds. Screen starts to flickr with sometimes 2 red horizontal lines. The P2715Q is quite slow and during this process it didn't show some output. After that both screens turn black. However there is still input signal. In the past wake from sleep resulted in hangs or so and also screens entered to sleep mode. This is now not the issue. Signal is there. When a new email arrives I can hear sound too. Also IP address and shares are reachable over the network. The P2715Q is quite slow. When my PC started in the past from a cold boot it was possible that clover was already booting the last OS after a 3sec delay without any output on the screen. In OSX when the 2nd boot stage was displayed (the white bar under the apple logo) the screen was initiated eventually. Now with a 2nd screen it seems that the U2515H is always faster and displays immediately the clover boot screen when I do a cold boot. It changes when I do a reboot. Then the P2715Q is the first screen displaying the clover screen.

If I remember correctly. When I choose to prevent the computer from sleeping under power safe settings the system can behave the same wakening the screens when the system was not even went to sleep mode.

It looks like that the hack doesn't initialises the 2 screens correctly.

I also notice slowdown messages in "pmset -g log | grep -I slow"
Code:
2019-01-11 19:57:26 +0100 Kernel Client Acks      Delays to Wake notifications: [AMDFramebufferVega10 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 1)(315 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: WillChangeState to 2)(303 ms)] [AppleUSB20HubPort driver is slow(msg: SetState to 3)(402 ms)] [PRT3 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1261 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1261 ms)] [PRT5 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1262 ms)] [PRT4 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1262 ms)]         
2019-01-11 19:58:14 +0100 PM Client Acks          Delays to Sleep notifications: [com.apple.apsd is slow(1886 ms)]         
2019-01-11 20:51:36 +0100 Kernel Client Acks      Delays to Wake notifications: [AMDFramebufferVega10 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 1)(316 ms)] [PRT1 driver is slow(msg: DidChangeState to 3)(300 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: DidChangeState to 3)(300 ms)] [AppleUSB20HubPort driver is slow(msg: SetState to 3)(402 ms)] [PRT5 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1269 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1271 ms)] [PRT4 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1270 ms)] [PRT3 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1274 ms)]         
2019-01-11 20:52:24 +0100 PM Client Acks          Delays to Sleep notifications: [com.apple.apsd is slow(1909 ms)]         
2019-01-11 21:45:46 +0100 Kernel Client Acks      Delays to Wake notifications: [AMDFramebufferVega10 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 1)(315 ms)] [PRT1 driver is slow(msg: DidChangeState to 3)(301 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: DidChangeState to 3)(301 ms)] [AppleUSB20HubPort driver is slow(msg: SetState to 3)(403 ms)] [PRT3 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1266 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1268 ms)] [PRT5 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1269 ms)] [PRT4 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1270 ms)]         
2019-01-11 21:46:34 +0100 PM Client Acks          Delays to Sleep notifications: [com.apple.apsd is slow(1933 ms)]         
2019-01-11 22:23:28 +0100 Kernel Client Acks      Delays to Wake notifications: [AMDFramebufferVega10 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 1)(314 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: DidChangeState to 3)(301 ms)] [PRT1 driver is slow(msg: DidChangeState to 3)(301 ms)] [AppleUSB20HubPort driver is slow(msg: SetState to 3)(403 ms)] [PRT4 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1248 ms)] [PRT5 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1248 ms)] [PRT2 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1248 ms)] [PRT3 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(1248 ms)]         
2019-01-11 22:23:30 +0100 Kernel Client Acks      Delays to Wake notifications: [AMDFramebufferVega10 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(491 ms)] [AMDFramebufferVega10 driver is slow(msg: SetState to 2)(526 ms)] [AppleHDADriver driver is slow(msg: SetState to 1)(1490 ms)]
This happens on USB / nVME / mDNSResponder / and AMD FramebufferVega10
I had a P2715Q for a while too. That thing has firmware problems.
 

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I had a P2715Q for a while too. That thing has firmware problems.
I also have a P2715Q. Is there an update to the monitor's firmware? (I can't find one.) If so, how does one update the monitor's firmware w/o Windoze?

Update: I did find this > https://www.dell.com/community/Moni...ake-from-sleep-from-power-saving/td-p/5141951. So, it looks like we're SOL.

BTW, I turn my monitor off and then back on. The screen comes back on after wake-up. See also > https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/dell-p2715q-wont-wake-from-sleep.159354/
 
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I also have a P2715Q. Is there an update to the monitor's BIOS? (I can't find one.) If so, how does one update the monitor's BIOS w/o Windoze?
As far as I know, there's no way to upgrade the firmware.

The problem I experienced when I had the monitor was all when trying to wake from sleep. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. When it didn't, I'd have to power off the monitor and power it back on. It wasn't a huge issue for me since I only had a single monitor setup, but it was annoying and a nuisance.

Here are some threads that you can check. It's a pretty widespread issue:
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/dell-p2715q-and-p2415q-4k-ips-displays.1816805/page-41
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/dell-p2715q-wont-wake-from-sleep.159354/
 

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As far as I know, there's no way to upgrade the firmware.

The problem I experienced when I had the monitor was all when trying to wake from sleep. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. When it didn't, I'd have to power off the monitor and power it back on. It wasn't a huge issue for me since I only had a single monitor setup, but it was annoying and a nuisance.

Here are some threads that you can check. It's a pretty widespread issue:
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/dell-p2715q-and-p2415q-4k-ips-displays.1816805/page-41
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/dell-p2715q-wont-wake-from-sleep.159354/
LOL! I was updating my post when you were answering. Se my post above for what I found out.
 
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