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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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ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING (WIFI AC)
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MacBook Air
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What difference would it make to use iMac Pro vs Mac Pro in the SMBIOS?
 
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Asus Rog Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC)
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i7-9700K
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UHD 630
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Hi, the OpenCore log files are used to understand what is not working properly at startup, but once everything is working you can also disable it.
I got error messages (OpenCore Bug) with the following strings:
Code:
00:000 00:000 OC: Setting NVRAM 7C436110-AB2A-4BBB-A880-FE41995C9F82:nvda_drv - Not Found
06:593 06:593 Dependency com.apple.iokit.IOHIDSystem fallback to com.apple.iokit.IOHIDSystem succeeded. Please fix your kext!
06:625 00:032 Dependency com.apple.iokit.IOHIDSystem fallback to com.apple.iokit.IOHIDSystem succeeded. Please fix your kext!
The first one refers to Nvidia WebDrivers, for those who don't use them can be solved by setting 0 (disabled).
NVRAM -->Add -->7C436110....C9F82 -->nvda_drv (Class Number) 0
OC nvda_drv.png
For IOHIDSystem it refers to VoodooPS2Controller.kext, for those who do not use it can be removed:
Kexts folder (EFI/OC/Kexts) delete VoodooPS2Controller.kext and delete the following strings from Kernel --> Add --> 1; 2; 3; 4
IOHIDSystem.png
Finally, those who do not want to generate the *opencore-YYYY-MM-DD-HHMMSS.txt* file on root of EFI partition:
Misc --> Debug -->Target 0
OC target.png
 
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Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming
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i7 8700K
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Vega 64
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MacBook Pro
Hello Pastrychef.
I'm thinking of upgrading my 960 Evo to a 970 Evo since it's the price is a lot more attractive. The following quote only applies to the "Plus" version of the SSD right?

Samsung 970 EVO 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD w/Heatsink
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147691&cm_re=samsung_970_evo-_-20-147-691-_-Product
*Note: Avoid Samsung PM981 and 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSDs. These two particular SSDs do not work well with macOS. PM1725a has also been reported to have issues with macOS.
 

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Hello Pastrychef.
I'm thinking of upgrading my 960 Evo to a 970 Evo since it's the price is a lot more attractive. The following quote only applies to the "Plus" version of the SSD right?
Yes, only the "Plus" version has issues. Not worth the headache when there are so many NVMe SSDs on the market that work without problems.
 

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iBook, Power Mac, PowerBook
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Hi! I was wondering if we can update OpenCore EFI to 0.5 by just merging the files with your OpenCore EFI 0.4 and replace the config.plist with our own?
I believe there were some changes to OpenCore 0.5.0 that would necessitate changes to the config.plist to work.

I'll be checking out OpenCore 0.5.0 once I'm convinced that I have my Gigabyte Z390 M runnings stable enough for 24/7 operation. I'm close...

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I believe there were some changes to OpenCore 0.5.0 that would necessitate changes to the config.plist to work.

I'll be checking out OpenCore 0.5.0 once I'm convinced that I have my Gigabyte Z390 M runnings stable enough for 24/7 operation. I'm close...

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Ok, thank you, that sounds great. Actually OpenCore EFI point 4 is really stable, and I don't think anyone "needs" to update right now. It's more of a wish to stay up to date in order to face Catalina update without worries. Not that I "know" there will be any problem with point 4.
 

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MacBook, Mac Pro
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iBook, Power Mac, PowerBook
Mobile Phone
iOS
Ok, thank you, that sounds great. Actually OpenCore EFI point 4 is really stable, and I don't think anyone "needs" to update right now. It's more of a wish to stay up to date in order to face Catalina update without worries. Not that I "know" there will be any problem with point 4.
Yes, 0.4.0 was very stable for me too and I saw no urgency in updating.
 
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asus Hero X Maximus
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MSI Radeon Vega 56 Air Booster (blower)
Hi
Do you have a perfect vgaTAB for a MSI vega 56 Air booster OC (blower edition).
I used the vgaTAB with target temp to 40° and default setting for vega 56, but under heavy load, the temp rise over 75° and the fan speed is the same as 40°

P.S. is there any method to create a custom fan speed curve?
 
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