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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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Hello @pastrychef, since you use sleep have you ever found yourself with the wake reason RTC XDCI Alarm? I've been researching over internet and I've found posts dating from several years ago and even on real macs with these kind of wakes.

Here's what the logs shows
Code:
~ % log show --style syslog | fgrep "Wake reason"
2019-11-11 01:22:21.279500+0100  localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: RTC XDCI (Alarm)
2019-11-11 01:22:21.279501+0100  localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: RTC XDCI (Alarm)
2019-11-11 01:28:15.220587+0100  localhost kernel[0]: (AppleTopCaseHIDEventDriver) [HID] [ATC] AppleDeviceManagementHIDEventService::processWakeReason Wake reason: Host (0x01)
2019-11-11 01:35:18.363412+0100  localhost kernel[0]: (AppleTopCaseHIDEventDriver) [HID] [ATC] AppleDeviceManagementHIDEventService::processWakeReason Wake reason: Host (0x01)
2019-11-11 01:35:38.476196+0100  localhost powerd[118]: [powerd:sleepWake] Wake reason: "<private>"  identity: "<private>"
2019-11-11 01:36:03.700557+0100  localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: RTC XDCI (Alarm)
2019-11-11 01:36:03.700558+0100  localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: RTC XDCI (Alarm)
2019-11-11 01:42:03.426465+0100  localhost kernel[0]: (AppleTopCaseHIDEventDriver) [HID] [ATC] AppleDeviceManagementHIDEventService::processWakeReason Wake reason: Host (0x01)

Code:
~ % pmset -g assertions
2019-11-11 01:46:07 +0100
Assertion status system-wide:
   BackgroundTask                 0
   ApplePushServiceTask           0
   UserIsActive                   1
   PreventUserIdleDisplaySleep    0
   PreventSystemSleep             0
   ExternalMedia                  0
   InternalPreventDisplaySleep    1
   PreventUserIdleSystemSleep     1
   NetworkClientActive            0
Listed by owning process:
   pid 420(sharingd): [0x00000071000182a9] 00:03:19 PreventUserIdleSystemSleep named: "Handoff"
   pid 118(powerd): [0x0000000700108001] 00:10:39 InternalPreventDisplaySleep named: "com.apple.powermanagement.delayDisplayOff"
   pid 432(useractivityd): [0x00000135000182ec] 00:00:02 PreventUserIdleSystemSleep named: "BTLEAdvertisement"
    Timeout will fire in 57 secs Action=TimeoutActionTurnOff
   pid 162(hidd): [0x000000100009814e] 00:00:00 UserIsActive named: "com.apple.iohideventsystem.queue.tickle serviceID:100000771 name:AppleHIDKeyboardEve product:Magic Keyboard with eventType:3"
    Timeout will fire in 900 secs Action=TimeoutActionRelease
Kernel Assertions: 0xc=USB,BT-HID
   id=502  level=255 0x4=USB mod=01/01/1970, 01:00 description=com.apple.usb.externaldevice.14600000 owner=USB Receiver
   id=506  level=255 0x8=BT-HID mod=01/01/1970, 01:00 description=com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver owner=AppleHSBluetoothDevice
Idle sleep preventers: IODisplayWrangler

This is waking up the screen. I've checked and disabled some preferences that could be interfering but still no luck.

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pastrychef

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Hello @pastrychef, since you use sleep have you ever found yourself with the wake reason RTC XDCI Alarm? I've been researching over internet and I've found posts dating from several years ago and even on real macs with these kind of wakes.

Here's what the logs shows
Code:
~ % log show --style syslog | fgrep "Wake reason"
2019-11-11 01:22:21.279500+0100  localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: RTC XDCI (Alarm)
2019-11-11 01:22:21.279501+0100  localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: RTC XDCI (Alarm)
2019-11-11 01:28:15.220587+0100  localhost kernel[0]: (AppleTopCaseHIDEventDriver) [HID] [ATC] AppleDeviceManagementHIDEventService::processWakeReason Wake reason: Host (0x01)
2019-11-11 01:35:18.363412+0100  localhost kernel[0]: (AppleTopCaseHIDEventDriver) [HID] [ATC] AppleDeviceManagementHIDEventService::processWakeReason Wake reason: Host (0x01)
2019-11-11 01:35:38.476196+0100  localhost powerd[118]: [powerd:sleepWake] Wake reason: "<private>"  identity: "<private>"
2019-11-11 01:36:03.700557+0100  localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: RTC XDCI (Alarm)
2019-11-11 01:36:03.700558+0100  localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: RTC XDCI (Alarm)
2019-11-11 01:42:03.426465+0100  localhost kernel[0]: (AppleTopCaseHIDEventDriver) [HID] [ATC] AppleDeviceManagementHIDEventService::processWakeReason Wake reason: Host (0x01)

Code:
~ % pmset -g assertions
2019-11-11 01:46:07 +0100
Assertion status system-wide:
   BackgroundTask                 0
   ApplePushServiceTask           0
   UserIsActive                   1
   PreventUserIdleDisplaySleep    0
   PreventSystemSleep             0
   ExternalMedia                  0
   InternalPreventDisplaySleep    1
   PreventUserIdleSystemSleep     1
   NetworkClientActive            0
Listed by owning process:
   pid 420(sharingd): [0x00000071000182a9] 00:03:19 PreventUserIdleSystemSleep named: "Handoff"
   pid 118(powerd): [0x0000000700108001] 00:10:39 InternalPreventDisplaySleep named: "com.apple.powermanagement.delayDisplayOff"
   pid 432(useractivityd): [0x00000135000182ec] 00:00:02 PreventUserIdleSystemSleep named: "BTLEAdvertisement"
    Timeout will fire in 57 secs Action=TimeoutActionTurnOff
   pid 162(hidd): [0x000000100009814e] 00:00:00 UserIsActive named: "com.apple.iohideventsystem.queue.tickle serviceID:100000771 name:AppleHIDKeyboardEve product:Magic Keyboard with eventType:3"
    Timeout will fire in 900 secs Action=TimeoutActionRelease
Kernel Assertions: 0xc=USB,BT-HID
   id=502  level=255 0x4=USB mod=01/01/1970, 01:00 description=com.apple.usb.externaldevice.14600000 owner=USB Receiver
   id=506  level=255 0x8=BT-HID mod=01/01/1970, 01:00 description=com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver owner=AppleHSBluetoothDevice
Idle sleep preventers: IODisplayWrangler

This is waking up the screen. I've checked and disabled some preferences that could be interfering but still no luck.

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Yes, I do see those but I never looked in to the cause since I leave Power Nap and Wake-on-LAN enabled.
 
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Yes, I do see those but I never looked in to the cause since I leave Power Nap and Wake-on-LAN enabled.
I had originally those enabled, too, but I thought that might be the culprit of the wakes. I don’t mind it wakes to do Time Machine backup. AFAIK, this will do it the real Macs too.

What I don’t like is the display lighting up, but maybe now that I’m thinking about it is just a matter of using darkawake?

Is your Hack waking up every few minutes/hours too, then?
 

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I had originally those enabled too but I thought that might be the culprit of the wakes. I don’t mind it wakes to do Time Machine backup, AFAIK this will do it the real Macs too.
What I don’t like is the display lighting up, but maybe now that I’m thinking about it is just a matter of using darkawake?

Is your Hack waking up every few minutes/hours too, then?

No, my display doesn't wake when it does that stuff. That's what "Darkwake" is, it does whatever it has to do (i.e. Time Machine, fetch new Messages, etc) with the display staying "dark".

I don't pay attention to when the darkwakes happen... Most of the time I don't notice it. Only when I'm close enough to hear the clicks of the power supply.
 
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No, my display doesn't wake when it does that stuff. That's what "Darkwake" is, it does whatever it has to do (i.e. Time Machine, fetch new Messages, etc) with the display staying "dark".

I don't pay attention to when the darkwakes happen... Most of the time I don't notice it. Only when I'm close enough to hear the clicks of the power supply.
Yes I guess I will enable dark wake and problem solved!

Btw, aside from the “tick” the PSU does, don’t you get the GPU fans to speed up for a bit when waking or sleeping? I was able to control the case fans but the GPU... no luck. Was wondering if you maybe flashed a modified BIOS to avoid it (if you even get that).
 
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@pastrychef I updated from your clover mojave EFI to Opencore and Catalina and everything went smoothly. The only thing I've noticed is that the about this mac page shows that I have a Vega 56 rather than a Vega 64. I'm guessing this is superficial and doesn't matter, but any ideas what would cause this?
 

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Yes I guess I will enable dark wake and problem solved!

Btw, aside from the “tick” the PSU does, don’t you get the GPU fans to speed up for a bit when waking or sleeping? I was able to control the case fans but the GPU... no luck. Was wondering if you maybe flashed a modified BIOS to avoid it (if you even get that).

I don't hear the GPU fans on either my Radeon VII or my Vega 56. I have a PowerColor Vega 56 Red Dragon and the fans don't even spin until there's a bit of load.

I did flash my Veg 56 with a Sapphire Nitro+ Vega 64 BIOS, but I've been using the stock BIOS (I can switch back and forth between BIOSes from the DIP switch) because I am using a weak power supply in that build.
 

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@pastrychef I updated from your clover mojave EFI to Opencore and Catalina and everything went smoothly. The only thing I've noticed is that the about this mac page shows that I have a Vega 56 rather than a Vega 64. I'm guessing this is superficial and doesn't matter, but any ideas what would cause this?

Yes, I forgot to delete that... Yes, it's just cosmetic. You can edit the text to say anything you like. It's in the config.plist. Open the config.plist with either Xcode or Plist Edit Pro or a text editor like CotEditor (it's free from the Mac App Store) and search for Vega to edit the text.
 
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I don't hear the GPU fans on either my Radeon VII or my Vega 56. I have a PowerColor Vega 56 Red Dragon and the fans don't even spin until there's a bit of load.

I did flash my Veg 56 with a Sapphire Nitro+ Vega 64 BIOS, but I've been using the stock BIOS (I can switch back and forth between BIOSes from the DIP switch) because I am using a weak power supply in that build.
Weird! Mine just speed up for a couple of second after sleep and then they will just stop too, unless I put stress on the GPU of course. This actually happened on a previous build I had with the MSI Vega 56 Turbo boost OC. They just speed up in the same way like when you turn on the pc from power off.
 
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