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[SUCCESS] Catalina 10.15 on Asus Z390A Prime, i5 Coffee Lake 9400F, NVMe 250Gb

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Fresh install of catalina through usb clover on:

Asus Z390A Prime motherboard, i5 coffee lake 9400F (no integrated graphics), NVMe Kingston 250 Gb storage.

Wifi through Intel Ethernet Mausi: ethernet cable LAN connection on TPLink Router in Bridged Mode/WISP mode (forwarding wifi connection from internet connected router) = $16.00 wifi internet solution for catalina without need of pcie wifi card => https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FWYGJS/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Have working apple app store connection after configuration and connection through eth0 intelmausi.

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Currently, graphics through fermi nvidia 460gtx graphics card in safe mode (clover boot flag with nv_disable=1).

Looking to upgrade to ASRock Phantom Gaming X Radeon Rx 580 8Gb if it is known to work for my rig.
 

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i7-9700K
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Your link width is only x2 for nvme. Check your motherboard manual if it support x4. Your speeds with improve greatly :)
 
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@gonzolak - I'll look into setting x4 support in the bios... Board is capable through bios setting (default x2) however it may require disabling / not using an onboard sata port. Thanks!
 
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I'll look into setting x4 support in the bios... Board is capable through bios setting (default x2) however it may require disabling / not using an onboard sata port. Thanks!

Yeah, I've got Asus Prime but older model - Z270-A. There are 2 nvme slots. One below CPU is by default x2 and require to turn off sata port 5 and 6 to turn x4. The other one below GPU can work x4 without losing sata ports:)
 
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Gigabyte Z390A Aorus Pro
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@neilj can you please share your EFI folder and your bios setting? been trying to install all OSX for 4 days tried everything possible and no success at all...I get stuck in the apple logo progress bar...
no one can figure it out...Asus 790 A Prime..Many thanks in advance.
 
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