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[SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

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Perhaps this is why my other card doesn't work anymore, whoops.
In many cases the 5V SPI pins on CH341a have not been much of a problem. But you never know! This is another reason for recommending the Raspberry Pi because its SPI pins (MISO, MOSI, CLK, CS) are all at 3.3V. And you don't need another computer nearby. The Raspberry acts both as an external flasher and a "PC".
 
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Would someone please determine the correct CRC32_C value for the ThunderboltDROM entry in the spoiler below? (My system never generates a DROM error code.) Thanks!

Code:
ThunderboltDROM",
Buffer (0x76)
{
   /* 0000 */  0x88, 0x00, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x00,
   /* 0008 */  0x00, 0xDC, 0x30, 0x48, 0x53, 0x01, 0x65, 0x00,
   /* 0010 */  0x86, 0x80, 0x34, 0x12, 0x01, 0x01, 0x08, 0x81,
   /* 0018 */  0x80, 0x02, 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x08, 0x82,
   /* 0020 */  0x90, 0x01, 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x08, 0x83,
   /* 0028 */  0x80, 0x04, 0x80, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x08, 0x84,
   /* 0030 */  0x90, 0x03, 0x80, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x85,
   /* 0038 */  0x50, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x86, 0x50, 0x00, 0x00,
   /* 0040 */  0x02, 0x87, 0x0B, 0x88, 0x20, 0x01, 0x00, 0x64,
   /* 0048 */  0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x89, 0x80,
   /* 0050 */  0x05, 0x8A, 0x50, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x8B, 0x50,
   /* 0058 */  0x00, 0x00, 0x09, 0x01, 0x41, 0x53, 0x52, 0x4F,
   /* 0060 */  0x43, 0x4B, 0x00, 0x0F, 0x02, 0x58, 0x35, 0x37,
   /* 0068 */  0x30, 0x20, 0x43, 0x72, 0x65, 0x61, 0x74, 0x6F,
   /* 0070 */  0x72, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00             
},
 
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@CaseySJ Dude, your thread has now reached a level of comprehensiveness, where you really should start to worry about clarity and a (probable) summary :clap: (maybe another thread with all guides? After all, this is the build guide)
 
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Existing Catalina installation
Never occurred before
EmuVariableUefi and rc scripts are gone yes
There is nothing on internal usb header
And yes BIOS is ok configured.

Also when in sleep it starts right after sleep

UPDATE:

Found it, somehow FixFirewire was unchecked in config.plist.
Problem fixed. Normal behaviour again.

BTW:

Geekbench 5 Metal score 45271 without IGPU so only RX580
 
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...
Are there any advances in the TB method, previous posts you're all on about heat guns etc.
Please don't tell me I've got to drag the Steinel out..
If you follow the Clover-based build guide or the OpenCore guide for this motherboard, Thunderbolt will work just fine for most applications, including UAD Apollo devices with a TB3-to-TB2 adapter. What we are hyperventilating about these past few days is unlocking the full extended potential of Thunderbolt, which is something we previously didn't think was possible on a Hackintosh. But again, your UAD Apollo will work just fine without this.
Or are there any OC/tweaks to get this build running even smoother than it is..??
...
Please see this spoiler in Post #1, which includes a Gigabyte PDF that explains overclocking.

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Some comments:
  • If no child node appears under RP05 or RP21 (or wherever the card is supposed to appear), then Thunderbolt is dead.

I have a odd contradiction.

Both of my flashed GB-TitanR-PCIe cards work just fine on the X299 mobo, but don't appear at all on another mobo. Meanwhile, a flashed GB-AlpineR-PCIe card appears and works on either mobo. So the GB-TitanR-PCIe cards are not dead, yet don't appear. I'm puzzled.

As an aside, one thing I noticed with the GB-TitanR-PCIe cards in the X299, was more consistent presence of DSB4 when the USB2 connection was made with the card.
 

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@CaseySJ Dude, your thread has now reached a level of comprehensiveness, where you really should start to worry about clarity and a (probable) summary :clap: (maybe another thread with all guides? After all, this is the build guide)
Every textbook has a Table of Contents! :) But it may be a good idea to consolidate all of the mini-guides into their own Table of Contents.

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Would someone please determine the correct CRC32_C value for the ThunderboltDROM entry in the spoiler below? (My system never generates a DROM error code.) Thanks!

Code:
ThunderboltDROM",
Buffer (0x76)
{
   /* 0000 */  0x88, 0x00, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x00,
   /* 0008 */  0x00, 0xDC, 0x30, 0x48, 0x53, 0x01, 0x65, 0x00,
   /* 0010 */  0x86, 0x80, 0x34, 0x12, 0x01, 0x01, 0x08, 0x81,
   /* 0018 */  0x80, 0x02, 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x08, 0x82,
   /* 0020 */  0x90, 0x01, 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x08, 0x83,
   /* 0028 */  0x80, 0x04, 0x80, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x08, 0x84,
   /* 0030 */  0x90, 0x03, 0x80, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x85,
   /* 0038 */  0x50, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x86, 0x50, 0x00, 0x00,
   /* 0040 */  0x02, 0x87, 0x0B, 0x88, 0x20, 0x01, 0x00, 0x64,
   /* 0048 */  0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x89, 0x80,
   /* 0050 */  0x05, 0x8A, 0x50, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x8B, 0x50,
   /* 0058 */  0x00, 0x00, 0x09, 0x01, 0x41, 0x53, 0x52, 0x4F,
   /* 0060 */  0x43, 0x4B, 0x00, 0x0F, 0x02, 0x58, 0x35, 0x37,
   /* 0068 */  0x30, 0x20, 0x43, 0x72, 0x65, 0x61, 0x74, 0x6F,
   /* 0070 */  0x72, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00           
},
Should have it for you in about 10 minutes. Will update this very same post.

UPDATE: Your CRC32_C is 0x9d, 0x77, 0x42, 0x54
 
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Every textbook has a Table of Contents! :) But it may be a good idea to consolidate all of the mini-guides into their own Table of Contents.

Exactly my idea, but nevertheless :clap:

No offence, but I was quite sure @kgp would be the one to solve this. After a lot of tinkering and failure I have to say: I take my hat off to you!
 

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*** Thunderbolt DROM Micro-Guide for Asus ThunderboltEX 3 ***
Thanks to @NorthAmTransAm for doing the actual work.
Please do not quote this micro-guide in its entirety. Post a link instead.


Target Audience for this Procedure:
  • Asus ThunderboltEX 3 owners with activated Thunderbolt Bus.
  • If System Information --> Thunderbolt says No drivers are loaded, then this does not apply to you.
Benefits / Purpose:
  • Just as your Mac's serial number is unique and your Ethernet card's MAC address is unique, we need to assign a unique ID to the Thunderbolt controller.
  • Thunderbolt Ethernet Bridge and Target Disk Mode require this procedure.
  • Most eGPUs require this procedure.
  • QNAP Thunderbolt-based NAS units require this procedure.
    • Other Thunderbolt-based storage and NAS systems may require this procedure as well.
  • This procedure may improve overall compatibility with a wider set of Thunderbolt devices.
Procedure:
There are two options for configuring Thunderbolt DROM. Choose one of the two methods.

Option 1: Web GUI Method (credit: @Inqnuam)
This method is the easiest to use.
  • Click here
  • Follow on-screen instructions carefully
  • Thunderbolt DROM will be customized for you using a randomly generated Unique ID (UID) and all checksums will be auto-computed.
  • A complete Thunderbolt SSDT (with the new DROM) will be presented on screen and it will also be copied to the clipboard for you.
  • Download and run MaciASL, create new file (File --> New) and paste the clipboard.
  • Then save the file in ACPI Machine Language (AML) format: File --> Save As... and choose ACPI Machine Language from the pop-up menu.
  • Give the file an appropriate name such as: SSDT-TB3-DROM-HOTPLUG.aml.
    • Any name is okay as long as it begins with SSDT-
  • However, download SSDT-DTPG.aml from the bottom of this guide.
  • Both SSDT files must be copied to the CLOVER/ACPI/patched folder (for CLOVER users) or OC/ACPI folder (for OpenCore users).
Option 2: Superuser Method (credit: @joevt)
Please see this guide for advanced users.

Option 3: Manual Method
  • Specify a new Unique ID (UID) in the 5 green bytes below (0x11).
  • Replace the 5 green numbers below with 5 randomly selected hex numbers.
  • Now click here to visit an online CRC calculator and configure it as shown:
    Screen Shot 2020-03-18 at 9.35.24 AM.png
  • Copy the boldfaced bytes below (bytes 2-9 after replacing the green bytes with your own values) to clipboard and paste them into the Bytes field as shown and click CRC button:
    Screen Shot 2020-03-18 at 9.37.02 AM.png
  • Enter the CRC-8 checksum into the 1st byte of Thunderbolt DROM as shown in red below.
  • Save this into your Thunderbolt SSDT, in the NHI0._DSM method.
    • The attached SSDTs (try SSDT-TBOLT3-RP21-ASUS-TB-EX3-V2.aml first) may be used, but they are configured for PCI0.RP21. Adapt the SSDT for the actual PCIe path for your system. If you have questions about this, just ask.
    • Both SSDTs should be copied to CLOVER/ACPI/patched or for OpenCore users, OC/ACPI
  • Optional but Highly Recommended for Add-in-Cards: Byte #2 below (between 0x88 and 0x11) represents the Thunderbolt Bus ID. If you have multiple Thunderbolt controllers, assign a different bus to each one. If you change this byte, please re-compute the CRC-8 checksum.
    • The first byte of ThunderboltConfig should then be changed to the same Bus ID.
"ThunderboltDROM",
Buffer (0x72)
{
0x88, 0x00, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x00,
0x00, 0xBA, 0x65, 0x6A, 0xDB, 0x01, 0x58, 0x00,​
0x01, 0x00, 0x0D, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, 0x08, 0x81,​
0x80, 0x02, 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x08, 0x82,​
0x90, 0x01, 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x08, 0x83,​
0x80, 0x04, 0x80, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x08, 0x84,​
0x90, 0x03, 0x80, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x02, 0x85,​
0x0B, 0x86, 0x20, 0x01, 0x00, 0x64, 0x00, 0x00,​
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x87, 0x80, 0x05, 0x88,​
0x50, 0x40, 0x00, 0x05, 0x89, 0x50, 0x00, 0x00,​
0x05, 0x8A, 0x50, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x8B, 0x50,​
0x40, 0x00, 0x07, 0x01, 0x41, 0x53, 0x55, 0x53,​
0x00, 0x11, 0x02, 0x54, 0x48, 0x55, 0x4E, 0x44,​
0x45, 0x52, 0x42, 0x4F, 0x4C, 0x54, 0x45, 0x58,​
0x33, 0x00​
},
  • CRITICAL WARNING:
    • Do not copy and paste the text above into MaciASL. Instead, copy-and-paste from the spoiler below. Failure to do so will be catastrophic.
Code:
"ThunderboltDROM",
Buffer (0x72)
{
0x88, 0x00, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x00,
0x00, 0xBA, 0x65, 0x6A, 0xDB, 0x01, 0x58, 0x00,
0x01, 0x00, 0x0D, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, 0x08, 0x81,
0x80, 0x02, 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x08, 0x82,
0x90, 0x01, 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x08, 0x83,
0x80, 0x04, 0x80, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x08, 0x84,
0x90, 0x03, 0x80, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x02, 0x85,
0x0B, 0x86, 0x20, 0x01, 0x00, 0x64, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x87, 0x80, 0x05, 0x88,
0x50, 0x40, 0x00, 0x05, 0x89, 0x50, 0x00, 0x00,
0x05, 0x8A, 0x50, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x8B, 0x50,
0x40, 0x00, 0x07, 0x01, 0x41, 0x53, 0x55, 0x53,
0x00, 0x11, 0x02, 0x54, 0x48, 0x55, 0x4E, 0x44,
0x45, 0x52, 0x42, 0x4F, 0x4C, 0x54, 0x45, 0x58,
0x33, 0x00
},

Reboot.
  • Check if Thunderbolt Port 5 is activated.
    Screen Shot 2020-03-23 at 8.30.25 AM.png
 

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