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[SUCCESS] blouse's "Hack Pro" :: i9-9900K + Z390 Aorus Pro + Vega 64 + TB3 + USB3 :: 100% working

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Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI
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Is all the stuff that's inserted in "Text Mode" (in the guide on page 1) purely for GPU fan control and GPU overclocking?
Partially, yes.
Code:
<key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key>
<dict>...</dict>
This is the Vega 64 and is no longer needed in 10.14.5+ if you don't plan on over clocking. Fans on my Vega 56 are controlled properly without injecting these properties. Also, unless you have a Vega 64, these specific device properties will cause issues.
Code:
<key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0)</key>
<dict>...</dict>
Is for the IGPU and only necessary if you want to run in headless mode WITH another GPU.
 
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What cables did you need to connect to the Titan Ridge card?

2x8Pin Power,
THB Header
USB cable

Do they all need to be connected? All guides only mention the thunderbold header connection.
That's the Titan Ridge card. The Alpine ridge is the one that only comes wit hthe THB header cable
 
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Is for the IGPU and only necessary if you want to run in headless mode WITH another GPU.

What are the benefit of running IGPU in headless mode?

I mean I'm using my external GPU connected to 2 monitors
so If I enable the IGPU how it can be used ?
it is used automatically? and for what kind of processes?
 
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With IGPU in headless, it doesn't show up in the "About this Mac" but Apple/Intel will use the IGPU automatically for certain tasks. Not entirely sure, but I think things like HEVC (x265/H.265) encoding/decoding would be offloaded to the IGPU.
 
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Hello

This EFI is awesome. I found my big issue is the booting time and shutdown is so unreal long.
Booting time takes 3-4 minutes and shutdown takes more than 1 minute. Is this normal?

I just copied your EFI and deleted Windows folder. The rest are exact same.
 
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That's the Titan Ridge card. The Alpine ridge is the one that only comes wit hthe THB header cable

This guide uses the Titan Ridge card. That's why I am asking.
 
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Hi everyone, do you see any problems in changing this build’s SMBIOS to MacPro 6,1? I intend to disable iGPU and use Vega 64 only...
 
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Gigabyte AORUS Z-390 Elite
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I'm trying here, but don't work...
Let's see all the different things.
Motherboard: Z-390 AORUS ELITE
Video card: Radeon VII
HD: SSD Samsung EVO 960 1 Tb
M2: Aorus NVME Gen4 2 Tb
Audio: Native ALC-1220
 
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Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!
I think...

Now I'm going to the house of my wife's mother.
When I get back home, I'll try to install everything.
Including Thunderbolt card.
 

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Joined
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TB3 not working. I have Windows installed in SSD EVO and Mojave in the M.2.
Can I use something to make dual boot?
 
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