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

pastrychef

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Build update:

I'll be out of town for the next few days. Hopefully, by the time I return, Clover Configurator will be updated with the new iMac19,x system definition and we can transition to it. When transitioning to a new system definition, we should also generate new Serial, Board Serial, and UUID.

Those who are happy with the iMac18,x system definition are free to continue using it. It has worked great for us so far and I see no reason why it wouldn't continue to. However, the iMac19,x use the same CPUs we have been using and, in the future, iMac18,x support will probably end sooner than iMac19,x. Plus, 9th gen CPU users will no longer need to spoof 8th gen IGPU.

Lilu, AppleALC, and WhateverGreen were updated a few days ago but I didn't see anything that would affect this build so I will hold off on updating them until we update system definition.

Cheers! See ya in a few days...
 
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@pastrychef

A while ago, when I asked you for your GPU BIOS, I found a post about fan issues on the Vega; maybe you read it maybe you did not. Anyways it listed cards without a fan issue I choose to use the one below:

Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 56 (standard PCB): 113-D0500310-O01 (primary), 113-D0500310-S01 (secondary), 2nd version: 113-D0500310-O02 (primary)

I used the secondary with the switch flipped towards the back of the case. I used VGtab for awhile with it posted directly to my config file. However, two days ago I pulled the code out and just booted. To my surprise the fans behaved correctly at least for a Sapphire Nitro card. This means the fan shuts off at 50c and turns back on around 52c. At idle it sits around 43c so it runs a bit hotter then with the reference BIOS the MSI came with. Though I guess in this manner you can not tune the card as you have to get better performance.

Side note:
I did read that someone tuned the card in Windows, and, when they rebooted to MacOS, the settings stuck.
 
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@pastrychef - would you mind sharing a screenshot of your BIOS settings under Advanced/Platform Misc Configuration ?
 
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I also got rid of the external SMA connectors for the radio on the mainboard and connected this internal BT/WiFi antenna with two 15cm cables straight to the Apple BCM94360CS2 card. Will connect an Apple Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2 to it.
I am also very curious to how well that antenna works, please post results once you get it working, seems like a very elegant solution.
 
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I also updated to 10.14.4 , runs smoothly.
 
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Hey pastrychef, I just updated to 10.14.4 and now the audio from my headphone jack is gone.
 

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pastrychef

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@pastrychef - would you mind sharing a screenshot of your BIOS settings under Advanced/Platform Misc Configuration ?
I just got home after a long flight and am pretty exhausted. I'll post the screenshot tomorrow.
 
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