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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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Here I'm back after all those Kernel Panic nightmare. The trick to have 2 configs in the Clover EFI didn't work for some reason. I had to boot from USB in order to boot into the OS.

I started checking what entry might caused the KP and I suspected dGPU and its HDMI audio one. My PCI list wasn't fully empty though. It had my dGPU automatically populated by the OS from the beginning.

I paste what Hackintool populated below. After deleting those from the config file, it successfully booted. The Slot string below states "Internal@0,1,0/0,0" but automatically populated entry by the OS is "Slot-1". It seems that caused the KP. If anyone else have an issue like that this info would help. That's why I wanted to report it here.

Code:
            <key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key>
            <dict>
                <key>AAPL,slot-name</key>
                <string>Internal@0,1,0/0,0</string>
                <key>device_type</key>
                <string>VGA compatible controller</string>
                <key>hda-gfx</key>
                <string>onboard-2</string>
                <key>model</key>
                <string>GK106 [GeForce GTX 650 Ti]</string>
            </dict>
            <key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x1)</key>
            <dict>
                <key>AAPL,slot-name</key>
                <string>Internal@0,1,0/0,1</string>
                <key>device_type</key>
                <string>Audio device</string>
                <key>model</key>
                <string>GK106 HDMI Audio Controller</string>
            </dict>
Other than that I have a question. Under Hardware / SATA/SATA Express the list goes like
Serial-ATA Device Tree
Generic AHCI Controller
KINGSTON...

I saw some of the SS from other people and instead of Generic AHCI Controller, they have their chipset name. In my case it is supposed to be "9 Series Chipset Family SATA Controller [AHCI Mode]" (I got this from under PCI btw). Why do I have Generic instead under SATA/SATA Express?

Also, Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table) is under SATA/SATA Express. But if I check Storage, it says Partition Map Type: Unknown. What do you think? Should I be worried?

Thanks!
Are you using SSDTs or DSDT? Those can populate System Information > PCI.
What system definition are you using?

I don't know if 9-series motherboard SATA is natively supported.
Do you have any kexts for SATA?

A lot of this depends on how you have your EFI folder configured.
 

pastrychef

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Hi @pastrychef

I was looking at your EFI OpenCore 0.5.4, precisely in DeviceProperties your hardware is listed (also). Is it advisable to modify with my hardware or keep yours?
Since we have the same motherboard, most should be the same. You can change/modify the devices that are different.

Please keep in mind that the OpenCore EFI is using iMacPro1,1 system definition and I still haven't tested with IGPU only configurations.
 
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Since we have the same motherboard, most should be the same. You can change/modify the devices that are different.

Please keep in mind that the OpenCore EFI is using iMacPro1,1 system definition and I still haven't tested with IGPU only configurations.
I just mounted the MSI Vega 56 :mrgreen:, and it seems to work really well. I wanted to try OpenCore.
 

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I just mounted the MSI Vega 56 :mrgreen:, and it seems to work really well. I wanted to try OpenCore.
Ah. Okay. Cool.

So, try opening the config.plist with Xcode or PlistEdit Pro. Then go to the Devices section and you can edit the text for video card to say "Vega 56" or anything you like.

You should also delete the lines that start with "PP_". Those are the power tables for my Radeon VII that I forgot to delete... :banghead:
 

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I just mounted the MSI Vega 56 :mrgreen:, and it seems to work really well. I wanted to try OpenCore.
I replaced the OpenCore EFI with the power tables deleted.
 
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My current Vega 56 settings: (post #8,707)
1630MHz core @ 1010mV, 900MHz HBM, 55 target temperature.
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Are you using SSDTs or DSDT? Those can populate System Information > PCI.
What system definition are you using?

I don't know if 9-series motherboard SATA is natively supported.
Do you have any kexts for SATA?

A lot of this depends on how you have your EFI folder configured.
I don't need SSDT nor DSDT. So, no.
iMac15,1

No I don't have any kext for SATA but I searched a bit and found some used intel generic ahci sata kext but those posts are old and also RehabMan's SATA-unsupported.kext.

"in ioreg all SATA devices are under AppleAHCI, installing one of the kext below made it load under AppleIntelPchAHCI" they state. Is this cosmetic as well? Or having them to load under AppleIntelPchAHCI make things better or more reliable?

My EFI folder is so simple, less is more. MacOS is untouched, everything is in Clover/Kexts/Other.

Kexts/Other:
- AppleALC
- AtherosE2200Ethernet
- Lilu
- SMCProcessor
- SMCSuperIO
- USBPorts
- VirtualSMC
- WhateverGreen

Thanks!
 

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Is this cosmetic as well? Or having them to load under AppleIntelPchAHCI make things better or more reliable?
As far as I know, it doesn't affect performance or stability.
 
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