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

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Funny thing: I actually looked for and in the Aquantia threads (major ones from 10.13.3) and didn't find anything (also on other forums). Thanks a lot, got my hopes up. It would seem the Sonnet cards are not that reliable and the original "Gaming" NICs aquantia sold are not available anymore, so I started looking for alternatives.

The alternative is Syba 10G cards. After a bad experience with Sonnet, I purchased one, which worked well and has been working for over a year, then purchased another for my Z370 system and it has also worked, has been reliable........https://www.amazon.com/CREST-Port-Gigabit-Ethernet-Network/dp/B07G2JC51L/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=syba+10g&qid=1588513902&sr=8-1

In the 10G thread, I think we identified those cards that would work natively. Let me know if you can't find the link.
 
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no power on motherboard, is this bad?
You definitely should power on the mobo, but first detach cable from pin 8 (you also can try with mobo powered off and pin 8 attached but you would have to fiddle)

The alternative is Syba 10G cards. After a bad experience with Sonnet, I purchased one, which worked well and has been working for over a year, then purchased another for my Z370 system and it has also worked, has been reliable........https://www.amazon.com/CREST-Port-Gigabit-Ethernet-Network/dp/B07G2JC51L/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=syba+10g&qid=1588513902&sr=8-1

In the 10G thread, I think we identified those cards that would work natively. Let me know if you can't find the link.

Most of the "good" alternatives are not available anymore (guess I'm too late, back then I didn't bother, because my Z390 System has 10Gbe integrated, but now I want an NIC to use in other systems), like the Syba, the Aquantia Gaming NIC etc. Only available ones are ASUS (quel surprise), but their cards don't seem to sport the right chip (tried with the XG-C100-F and the Aquantia diag tools did recognise it as aqc100, I think) and Sonnet. And then there's Synology with way too little experience reports.
 

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PSU not connected at all. Vcc connected at all times apart from wiggling the clip - but a direct connection to the Pi no breadboard etc.
If you're unable to read the chip, please try the alternative method in which we connect the 24-pin power cable, disconnect Vcc from SOIC clip, and flip PSU power switch to ON. Use of a resistor/capacitor with breadboard is preferred, but should also be possible without resistor/capacitor.

Please see @iRamon's post to review the steps he took.
 
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You definitely should power on the mobo, but first detach cable from pin 8 (you also can try with mobo powered off and pin 8 attached but you would have to fiddle)
Power the motherboard on and try flashing again? Or just see if it will read?
 
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If you're unable to read the chip, please try the alternative method in which we connect the 24-pin power cable, disconnect Vcc from SOIC clip, and flip PSU power switch to ON. Use of a resistor/capacitor with breadboard is preferred, but should also be possible without resistor/capacitor.

Please see @iRamon's post to review the steps he took.
right, as above - I'll try now - would have had a go before but thought I needed resistors board etc.
 
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After the installation is complete, the sound is only useful for a period of time, then slowly no sound, and the sound level is not controlled.
 

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After the installation is complete, the sound is only useful for a period of time, then slowly no sound, and the sound level is not controlled.
as per Apple design, you can't control external audio from a monitor
 
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Yes, that's a good card, but it requires patching to work in macOS, correct? The Syba does not, nor does the Sonnet....
It does, you have to flip a bit in the firmware to set the card with a new vendor ID.
 
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