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[Success] b1's "Mac Mini Killer" with macOS Mojave: i7-8700 | Gigabyte Z370N | RX560 | 16GB RAM

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GIGABYTE Z370N
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RX 560
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iOS
For a system based on a Z370 board, i5-8400 processor and RX 580 GPU, which system definition is preferred: 19,1 or 19,2?
Try SMBIOS 19.1. SMBIOS 19.2 broke my USB, and I could not fix it.

For USB ports, I use the old-school method of watching the ports and keeping/excluding the ones I want. Which of the above definitions is compatible with this approach (i.e. will not break my USB ports)?
It should work, you can keep it.
 
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For a system based on a Z370 board, i5-8400 processor and RX 580 GPU....
My rig is Z370, i5-8400, RX 570 and using smbios 19.1 since 10.14.5 update. Had no issues with changing over from 18.3 however I never tried 19.2 just followed the recommendations from b166ar

Keep a full backup and you are safe to experiment...
 
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Try SMBIOS 19.1. SMBIOS 19.2 broke my USB, and I could not fix it.

It should work, you can keep it.
My rig is Z370, i5-8400, RX 570 and using smbios 19.1 since 10.14.5 update. Had no issues with changing over from 18.3 however I never tried 19.2 just followed the recommendations from b166ar

Keep a full backup and you are safe to experiment...
Ok thanks guys. I've switched to 19,1 and it's been working fine so far. My iPhone gets extra current even in the front USB ports, which is very good sign. How can I test whether Intel QuickSync is working?
 
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Gigabyte Z370N WiFi
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Asrock Z87E-ITX (C2) | 10.11.6 (Clover Uefi)
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i7-4770
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MacBook Pro
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iOS
First of all a huge thank you for the effort you put in this guide!
Since I'm planning to update my unit soon (please ignore sig), I've read the whole thread but there's one thing I couldn't find.

Could you please post your entire bios settings that you're using currently?

Thanks!
 
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First of all a huge thank you for the effort you put in this guide!
Since I'm planning to update my unit soon (please ignore sig), I've read the whole thread but there's one thing I couldn't find.

Could you please post your entire bios settings that you're using currently?

Thanks!
Hi!
If you want to use F12 BIOS, then you need to make it Hackintosh friendly. Also, you will need to enable iGPU even if you are going to use eGPU. All other settings are up to you. I overclocked RAM, undervolted CPU and disabled build in RGB.

You can check my settings, but your Hack may fail to boot, because specific RAM timings and frequency.
 

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MacBook Pro
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iOS
Thanks for your quick response and the file!
How do I load this and would I be able to apply this settings even if I'm planning to use F10 BIOS?
I'm using a wired Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad by the way.

It would be nice if you could post a list of things you have changed. This way I could apply the changes by myself.

Thanks again
 
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How do I load this and would I be able to apply this settings even if I'm planning to use F10 BIOS?
I'm not sure. Just try.
  • Save & Exit ▸ Load Profile

It would be nice if you could post a list of things you have changed. This way I could apply the changes by myself.
This is all my settings except RAM overcooking.
  • M.I.T. ▸ Advanced Frequency Settings ▸ Extrime Memory Profile = Profile1
  • M.I.T. ▸ Advanced Frequency Settings ▸ Enhanced Multi-Core Performance = Enabled
  • M.I.T. ▸ Advanced Voltage Settings ▸ CPU Core Voltage Control ▸ CPU Vcore = 1.135V
  • BIOS ▸ Boot Option Priorities = sort your drives by boot priority
  • Peripherals ▸ Initial Display Output = PCIe 1 Slot
  • Chipset ▸ Internal Graphics ▸ Enabled
  • Chipset ▸ Wake on LAN Enable = Disabled
 
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Hi guys!

I updated some kexts and Clover to the latest versions. Everything works great.

✨ Clover ▸ 4934
✨ AppleALC.kext ▸ 1.3.8
✨ Lilu.kext ▸ 1.3.6
✨ WhateverGreen.kext ▸ 1.2.9

 
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