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

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This might be a really stupid question....

I have a bootable backup BTW

I tested a bunch of settings using SMBIOS and changed things in RTvariables as well as boot settings on my main drive- looking for that perfect editing supercomputer with amazing render speeds and stability balance....

After all my testing, shikiva/agpmod etc etc my original settings are still better.

How would I wipe the system drive and clone the backup back onto the main drive?
Is it as simple as a reverse clone on CCC?

Thank you

EDIT:
Oh wait DUH!!
Copy config.plist from backup to main and
Voilà!!
 
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@faithie999 @Elias64Fr Firstly, thanks for putting together the custom firmware for the NUC8i3BEH. And major thanks for @CaseySJ too! Can one of you tell me where the ROM chip is on the NUC8i3BEH? I have the same model and I'm planning on flashing it with the custom firmware @CaseySJ has attached in post #16395. Attaching the mainboard images below. Help is appreciated! Thanks :)

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Definitely not on the top side, it must be below. Try taking a picture of this two from the side with phone to see if any is a "winbond" chip.
nuc8i3beh_fan.jpg

If non is, you will have to lift cooler, look for some inscriptions near the smd chip "THU" or "THU3", that might tell which one is it.

EDIT: You are looking for a chip like the top one in terms of size and form factor, could be near the TB3 port.
 
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** Update **

It's all working 100% now -- even Continuity Camera is back! What did I do?
  • Shutdown iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch
  • Restart iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch
  • Log out of iCloud on iPad
    • When iOS asked if I wanted to delete local copies of various items I said yes
    • Everything was on iCloud anyway
  • Log out of iCloud on iPhone
    • When iOS asked if I wanted to delete local copies of various items I said yes
    • Everything was on iCloud anyway
  • Log back into iCloud on iPad
  • Log back into iCloud on iPhone
Then on Hackintosh:
  • Logout of iCloud
    • When macOS asked if I wanted to delete local copies of various items I said yes
    • Everything was on iCloud anyway
  • Reboot
  • Log back into iCloud
  • Then shutdown, remove power plug, wait full 5 minutes.
    • You may not need to wait so long... I was just doing other things...
  • Reconnect and power up.

Wow, this actually worked for me! I was a little bit afraid this wouldn't work, but everything now works.
 
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Hi @CaseySJ ,

Regarding ** Micro-Guide: Unlocking MSR 0xE2 on Gigabyte Designare Z390 **,
I plan to try this guide but I wanted to ask first if I can use it on my motherboard which I flashed to the latest bios F10c.
Can I unlock my motherboard(z390 Aorus Elite) using the file you attached?
 

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It seems that now I'm getting random freezes but without Kernel Panics. I changed my XFX RX580 with a Sapphire Nitro+ RX580 two days ago because I wanted to make sure that the video card is out of the way. Random freezes started today but without any special modification to the system. More specific, they started when I left te unit to idle for 30 minutes and when I came back and logged in back the system just froze. Since then it froze 3 times, randomly.. I updated the kexts (Lilu, WG, VirtualSMC and AppleALC but it is the same)..
Some questions/suggestions:
  • What is the make/model of your monitor(s)?
  • Are they connected via DP or HDMI?
  • Is there a small toggle switch on the Sapphire Nitro+ that flips between quiet and OC (over-clock) mode? If so, have you tried both modes?
  • Which version of Clover are you using? Pressing "A" for About at the Clover Boot Menu will display the version.
 

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@CaseySJ Just wanted to say thank you for creating and maintaining these guides. They are amazingly understandable, useful, and thorough.

I used the Clover guide a few months ago to build a system at my office. And this week I built virtually the same system for working-from-home using the OC guide. Everything's working like a dream, including the new RadeonBoost.kext that people have been discussing this week.

Thanks so much.
Awesome -- glad to hear it!
 

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Gigabyte Z490 Vision-D is indeed the next 'Designare'.
For appearance's sake, there's not much of a difference and has only one DP-in port.
Upon closer inspection it seems:
  • Only one DP-In port as you stated.
  • Two internal USB 2.0 headers: F_USB1 and F_USB2.
  • Support for 5V addressable RGB. Looks like two ARGB headers.
  • Though unseen, there's probably an Intel CNVi slot with Intel AX200/AX201 module (WiFi 6).
 

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Hi @CaseySJ! I'm on Catalina 10.15.4 with a RX590 (fresh setup a few weeks ago following the mini-guide) and just ordered a Sapphire RX5700 XT Nitro+SE for upgrading, do I need to use agdpmod=pikera setting with the new card for Clover in 10.15.4? And another question: Is it "safe" to update Clover from 5107 to the new 5114? Thanks in advance!
Hello @6rollo6,

With the RX 590 it's not necessary to use agdpmod=pikera (which changes "board-id" to "board-ix"). Clover 5114 is safe to use. I've already switched to it.
 

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Is this a new firmware for GC-Titan or is this a firmware from different Titan?
This is the latest official firmware from Gigabyte for the GC-Titan Ridge. But it may not perform any better than modified NVM 23 or 43.
 

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