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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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I chcked again. My AVX Offset is working in OSX
Also normal frequencies are working.
So I will use a hefty AVX offset of 9 in order to have the same temps as non-AVX workloads...
 

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I chcked again. My AVX Offset is working in OSX
Also normal frequencies are working.
So I will use a hefty AVX offset of 9 in order to have the same temps as non-AVX workloads...
This is something new then. When I first tested, I still had my i7-8700K. I'll have to play around to see...
 
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Hi,

Mojave 10.14.1 and then 10.14.2 was running well on my Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (Wi-Fi AC). I downloaded and installed the 10.14.3 cumulative update (incorporating the latest supplemental update as well). I guess it was my mistake - not to unplug the 5 internal SATA drives -, because after the update completed my machine could not reboot, only using a flash drive (created with unibeast, containing the EFI downloaded from this post).

I could not resolve this so after half a day I decided to build a new USB using the latest UniBeast, and the latest macOS 10.14.3 and the latest EFI (4.5.2 posted on Feb.2. by PastryChef), latest Clover. After the fresh new install (unpluging all HHDs, erasing, re-formating the NVMe SSD)... macOS 10.14.3 runs perfectly (no need for pendrive to boot) - so the boot part is eventually [Solved].

Unfortunately, none of the "blue" USB 3 ports are working (not the front (internal) not on the MB/at the back). The "red" USB 3.1 and the "black" USB 2 ports are working fine (and if I plug the mouse of the keyboard to the "blue" port > those work as well, but not any USB3 devices are recognized.

I am not a "port-mapping" guru, so I used the (previous) EFI attached to this post - which was working perfectly - till 10.14.2. I also tried with all the (previous) "EFI"s that PastryChef shared in the post but unfortunately none of these made the USB 3 ports work.

Luckily this is not a "killer-issue", yet, please suggest if you have anything in mind to make the "blue" USB 3 ports working! many thanks!
 

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Hi,

Mojave 10.14.1 and then 10.14.2 was running well on my Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (Wi-Fi AC). I downloaded and installed the 10.14.3 cumulative update (incorporating the latest supplemental update as well). I guess it was my mistake - not to unplug the 5 internal SATA drives -, because after the update completed my machine could not reboot, only using a flash drive (created with unibeast, containing the EFI downloaded from this post).

I could not resolve this so after half a day I decided to build a new USB using the latest unibeast, and the latest macOS 10.14.3 and the latest EFI (4.5.2 posted on Feb.2. by PastryChef), latest Clover. After the fresh new install (unpluging all HHDs, erasing, re-formating the nvme ssd)... macOS 10.14.3 runs perfectly (no need for pendrive to boot) - so the boot part is eventually [Solved].

Unfortunately, none of the "blue" USB 3 ports are working (not the front (internal) not on the MB/at the back). The "red" USB 3.1 and the "black" USB 2 ports are working fine (and if I plug the mouse of the keyboard to the "blue" port > those work as well, but not any USB3 devices are recognized.

I am not a "port-mapping" guru, so I used the (previous) EFI attached to this post - which was working perfectly - till 10.14.2. I also tried with all the (previous) "EFI"s that PastryChef shared in the post but unfortunately none of these made the USB 3 ports work.

Luckily this is not a "killer-issue", yet, please suggest if you have anything in mind to make the "blue" USB 3 ports working! many thanks!
The update shouldn't have trashed your EFI folder. Something else must have gone wrong with the update. I have a lot of drives connected to the motherboard and have never unplugged them for macOS updates.

You don't need to be a port mapping guru. Just look at the image of the USB ports in post #1 and select which ports you want to disable. Then add the "uia_exclude=" flag along with the ports to your config.plist. If you have trouble with that, just tell me which ports you want to disable and I can help with it.
 
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Hi,

Mojave 10.14.1 and then 10.14.2 was running well on my Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (Wi-Fi AC). I downloaded and installed the 10.14.3 cumulative update (incorporating the latest supplemental update as well). I guess it was my mistake - not to unplug the 5 internal SATA drives -, because after the update completed my machine could not reboot, only using a flash drive (created with unibeast, containing the EFI downloaded from this post).

I could not resolve this so after half a day I decided to build a new USB using the latest unibeast, and the latest macOS 10.14.3 and the latest EFI (4.5.2 posted on Feb.2. by PastryChef), latest Clover. After the fresh new install (unpluging all HHDs, erasing, re-formating the nvme ssd)... macOS 10.14.3 runs perfectly (no need for pendrive to boot) - so the boot part is eventually [Solved].

Unfortunately, none of the "blue" USB 3 ports are working (not the front (internal) not on the MB/at the back). The "red" USB 3.1 and the "black" USB 2 ports are working fine (and if I plug the mouse of the keyboard to the "blue" port > those work as well, but not any USB3 devices are recognized.

I am not a "port-mapping" guru, so I used the (previous) EFI attached to this post - which was working perfectly - till 10.14.2. I also tried with all the (previous) "EFI"s that PastryChef shared in the post but unfortunately none of these made the USB 3 ports work.

Luckily this is not a "killer-issue", yet, please suggest if you have anything in mind to make the "blue" USB 3 ports working! many thanks!
You have problems with the motherboard itself...but check BIOS settings for USB ...all ports must work with or without USB SSDT implementation or kext in EFI folder ...
 
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[Success] now the USB3 ports are working both in the front and at the back, this is what I did:

  • checked BIOS - all appeared to be OK.
  • The EFI Unified r4.5.2 (Mojave) had "-alcbeta shikigva=1 -lilubetaall -wegbeta" arguments and also had keepsyms=1 and -disablegfxfirmware checked (see screenshot - ORIGINAL)
  • I modified the Boot tab (using Colver Configurator 4.62.0.0 Vibrant Edition) according to the #1 post, removed the 2 checkmarks, and replaced the custom boot arguments with "uia_exclude=HS08;HS09;HS10;HS11;HS12;HS13;HS014;SS08;SS09;SS10" (see screenshot ADDED)
  • I also copied SSDT-USB.aml to EFI/CLOVER/patched/ folder next to the existing "ssdt-usbx.aml"
  • Copied "XHCI-unsupported.kext" to kexts/other folder (as the most recent OS-X-USB-Inject-All-master.zip did not contain the specified "XHCI-200-series-injector.kext"
Now all USB 3 ports working, yet I am not sure if deleting the above arguments/unchecking the 2 options were really necessary or if these would result any other - currently unknown - failures.
 

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[Success] now the USB3 ports are working both in the front and at the back, this is what I did:

  • checked BIOS - all appeared to be OK.
  • The EFI Unified r4.5.2 (Mojave) had "-alcbeta shikigva=1 -lilubetaall -wegbeta" arguments and also had keepsyms=1 and -disablegfxfirmware checked (see screenshot - ORIGINAL)
  • I modified the Boot tab (using Colver Configurator 4.62.0.0 Vibrant Edition) according to the #1 post, removed the 2 checkmarks, and replaced the custom boot arguments with "uia_exclude=HS08;HS09;HS10;HS11;HS12;HS13;HS014;SS08;SS09;SS10" (see screenshot ADDED)
  • I also copied SSDT-USB.aml to EFI/CLOVER/patched/ folder next to the existing "ssdt-usbx.aml"
  • Copied "XHCI-unsupported.kext" to kexts/other folder (as the most recent OS-X-USB-Inject-All-master.zip did not contain the specified "XHCI-200-series-injector.kext"
Now all USB 3 ports working, yet I am not sure if deleting the above arguments/unchecking the 2 options were really necessary or if these would result any other - currently unknown - failures.
You don't need XHCI-unsupported.kext. Our USB controller is supported.

You can add the boot arguments back. They can be useful.
 
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I looked in previous posts but I could not find how to show PCIe card in the System Informations

Anyone know how?
 

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I looked in previous posts but I could not find how to show PCIe card in the System Informations

Anyone know how?
As stated in post #1, I don't cover that in this thread.

If you want to populate System Information > PCI, you must create SSDTs for your devices. As far as I know, there are no guides on how to do that on this site.
 
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Hi Pastrychef.
I'm here again in this beautiful thread/artwork you've made.
I had some boot problem by upgrading to high sierra 10.13.6 so i've updated to Mojave 10.14.3.

Installation went smooth and the boot problem didn't show up again. But now i've different problems:
-Wifi Card doesn't work anymore, just by ethernet.
-The computer doesn't shutdown or restart at all, i have to manually press the main button to switch it off.
-Second monitor (both plugged via dp and hdmi to rx580) after Clover boot up doesn't work anymore, but still recognized by system status.
-Random Freezes/lags even using fcpx, like i can't even playbak the video in the timeline.
-Pre Boot time increased (before landing to clover boot)

That's for now. I'm still testing and if something new appears i'll update.
I've changed EFI folder with your latest release.

Any idea of what might have happened to my hack?

Thanks.
 
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