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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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Quick question re: SIMBIOS - Can I change my working Product Name from MacPro1,1 back to iMac19,1 by simply making that one change, or are other parts of config.plist involved? (I ask because there is some indication here on TM that such a change might solve the random lockups I'm seeing.)
 

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Quick question re: SIMBIOS - Can I change my working Product Name from MacPro1,1 back to iMac19,1 by simply making that one change, or are other parts of config.plist involved? (I ask because there is some indication here on TM that such a change might solve the random lockups I'm seeing.)

Use Clover Configurator to change your system definition. It will automatically help change all the accompanying info.
 
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As per forum rules, please complete your profile to include your CPU, motherboard, and GPU. It will make it much easier for others to help you.

That being said, I don't know what CPU you are running or which version of Geekbench you are using... The scoring system of Geekbench 4.x and Geekbench 5.x are very different and should not be compared with each other.

I updated my profile. Sorry bout that. Makes absolutely sense :)

I have the ASUS ROG Strix Z-370-H Gaming with a OC'd i7-8700K and a AMD RX 580. Everything works flawless with my build. (Except the TP-Link wifi card - but thats another story) Only thing I wonder is that the Geekbench results should be MUCH higher then 1180 for SingleCore and 6966 for Multicore ? CPU and GPU results looks just fine.

I used your instructions for my build (EFI and everything) because its the closest to my parts, and it worked for me.
 
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I updated my profile. Sorry bout that. Makes absolutely sense :)
So i have the Asus Rog Strix Z-370-H Gaming with a OC'd i7-8700k and a AMD RX580. Everything works flawless with my build. (Except the TP-Link wifi card - but thats another story) Only thing i wonder is that the Geekbench results should be MUCH higher then 1180 for SingleCore and 6966 for Multicore ? CPU and GPU results looks just fine.

I used your instructions for my build (EFI and everything) because its the closest to my parts and it worked for me.

1180 and 6966 sounds fine to me. Those sound like Geekbench 5 results. On Geekbench 5.1.0, my overclocked i9-9900K gets about 1370 and 9470. My i5-9400F gets about 1120 and 5540.

If you run Geekbench 4.x.x, the numbers will be much larger if that's what you want to see...
 
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Ah okay. I thought something is wrong with my build because of the lower numbers because I compared it to your Geekbench results. Stupid me...didn't know that there are so different numbers between Geekbench 4 and 5.
Now, I finally got it. Thank you !!
 
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Please try this EFI with IGPU disabled in BIOS.

I can finally boot into the installer and my previous Catalina from my last board! What was the alteration you made here? I'm having a hard time figuring it out.

Also thank you so much for helping me.
 

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I can finally boot into the installer and my previous Catalina from my last board! What was the alteration you made here? I'm having a hard time figuring it out.

Also thank you so much for helping me.

I didn't make changes to your EFI. I just made a few minor changes to my EFI.
 
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I didn't make changes to your EFI. I just made a few minor changes to my EFI.

The one linked in your original post? Either way, I appreciate it. You mentioned in one of your previous replies to me that you'd help me get native NVRAM working. Did the changes you made do that or is there more to it than the EFI folder?
 

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The one linked in your original post? Either way, I appreciate it. You mentioned in one of your previous replies to me that you'd help me get native NVRAM working. Did the changes you made do that or is there more to it than the EFI folder?

No. I took the EFI that I'm using on my Z390 motherboard and made a few changes.

Yes. Please check if your MSR is locked or unlocked. If it's unlocked, NVRAM should be working for you and you're good to go. If it's locked, you will need to unlock it.
 
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