- Jun 13, 2019
- Gigabyte Designare Z390
- RX 580
- Mobile Phone
I have to say, I'm blown away. I bit the bullet this weekend and purchased this board hoping to gain some better support/stability from my system and everything came together fairly easily.
I've always had partial/flakey Thunderbolt on my old build, but with this new board and your help with the mini Catalina build, everything is basically - just working. For the first time ever, I actually do have literal Thunderbolt hotplug, and even sleep/wake, no weird USB issues, and overall the system seems nice! I am still in quite in shock over it!
I have encountered a few random hard locks/freezes, and I've made a few small tweaks to see if they help or not (removed the bootflag ID from Clover, swapped my HDMI + DP cables on my dual monitor setup to a DP + DP setup, and disabled CSM in BIOS). I initially tried just doing the 32 -> 16 Clover bootflag change I read about, but it didn't help, and my system refused to use my primary monitor when I tried removing WhateverGreen. Still too early to tell if these changes I did have brought back some stability and fixed the hard locks, but *fingers crossed*.
If everything pans out stability wise, I hope to upgrade to an i9 here within the next month or two. Do you expect any changes will be required, or should it be just a literal drop in replacement for an i7 8700K?
I did jump right to the latest F9b bios. I see that in the mini Catalina, it did say F8. Should I revert to F8?
Thanks again for doing this build and putting everything up here Casey! This is amazing. By far the most complete and quirky-less Hackintosh I've ever built/used.
I use an i9-9900K and no problems with this build. If anything it probably is less likely to have issues as the iMac19,1 uses an i9-9900K.
I don't know about the 9900KS variant though.