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

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Thanks Casey, apologies for that, I've now added it under a Spoiler.

I'd prefer Darkwakes not to happen, as I don't need the Mac to wake every hour or so to check email etc. Does that mean I should add the Bootargument Darkwake=0, even though Powernap is unchecked on Energy Saving preferences?
Sure, try darkwake=0. I think you've already enabled all the usual suspects listed in the Sleep Aid.
 
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Hello @TheWiggler

Nice to see that you also managed to extract the firmware. @qthegaijin uploaded the firmware previously in this post, which reminds me:
  • Do you want to have this firmware modified in order to enable Thunderbolt Bus?
  • Or have you already done so?
Perhaps I should modify the firmware (someone will need to test it) and create a DROM Micro-Guide for the GC-Titan Ridge V2.0...
I have my V2 but I haven't had time to do any testing yet. If you can modify the firmware, I should have time to test it out this week.
 

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*** Thunderbolt DROM Micro-Guide for Gigabyte GC-Titan Ridge V2.0 ***
Please do not quote this micro-guide in its entirety. Post a link instead.​


Target Audience for this Procedure:
  • Gigabyte GC-Titan Ridge V2.0 owners with activated Thunderbolt Bus.
    • To activate Thunderbolt Bus, it's necessary to flash a modified firmware onto the GC-Titan Ridge.
    • Become thoroughly familiar with the following posts:
  • 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.
Preparation of Card:
  • If motherboard contains a compatible 5-pin Thunderbolt header (THB_C), connect the GC-Titan Ridge to motherboard with a Thunderbolt header cable that is supplied with the GC-Titan Ridge.
  • If motherboard does not contain a Thunderbolt header, connect pins 1 and 3 with a simple female/female breadboard jumper wire, as follows:
    • Hold the GC-Titan Ridge vertically so the PCIe pins are pointing down to the floor.
    • On the back of the card, locate the 5-pin vertical header (J1).
    • Pin 1 is the top pin
    • Pin 3 is the middle pin
    • Connect the top pin and middle pin
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 may be used, but they are configured for PCI0.RP05. 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 (0x76)
{
0x88, 0x00, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x00,
0x00, 0xD9, 0xF6, 0xC7, 0xE2, 0x01, 0x69, 0x00,
0xED, 0x00, 0x07, 0xA2, 0x01, 0x01, 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, 0x05, 0x85,​
0x50, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x86, 0x50, 0x00, 0x00,​
0x02, 0x87, 0x0B, 0x88, 0x20, 0x01, 0x00, 0x64,​
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x89, 0x80,​
0x05, 0x8A, 0x50, 0x40, 0x00, 0x05, 0x8B, 0x50,​
0x40, 0x00, 0x0B, 0x01, 0x47, 0x49, 0x47, 0x41,​
0x42, 0x59, 0x54, 0x45, 0x00, 0x11, 0x02, 0x47,​
0x43, 0x2D, 0x54, 0x49, 0x54, 0x41, 0x4E, 0x20,​
0x52, 0x49, 0x44, 0x47, 0x45, 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 (0x76)
{
0x88, 0x00, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x00,
0x00,  0xD9, 0xF6, 0xC7, 0xE2, 0x01, 0x69, 0x00,
0xED, 0x00, 0x07, 0xA2, 0x01, 0x01, 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, 0x05, 0x85,
0x50, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x86, 0x50, 0x00, 0x00,
0x02, 0x87, 0x0B, 0x88, 0x20, 0x01, 0x00, 0x64,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x89, 0x80,
0x05, 0x8A, 0x50, 0x40, 0x00, 0x05, 0x8B, 0x50,
0x40, 0x00, 0x0B, 0x01, 0x47, 0x49, 0x47, 0x41,
0x42, 0x59, 0x54, 0x45, 0x00, 0x11, 0x02, 0x47,
0x43, 0x2D, 0x54, 0x49, 0x54, 0x41, 0x4E, 0x20,
0x52, 0x49, 0x44, 0x47, 0x45, 0x00
},

Reboot.
  • Check if Thunderbolt Port 7 is activated.
    Screen Shot 2020-03-18 at 9.41.59 AM.png
 

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Hello @TheWiggler

Nice to see that you also managed to extract the firmware. @qthegaijin uploaded the firmware previously in this post, which reminds me:
  • Do you want to have this firmware modified in order to enable Thunderbolt Bus?
  • Or have you already done so?
Perhaps I should modify the firmware (someone will need to test it) and create a DROM Micro-Guide for the GC-Titan Ridge V2.0...
I didn’t realize it was already. I just wanted to make sure it was available.

It would be great to get a modified version, but there’s a chance it’s the same as the Titan Ridge 1.0 50 firmware (Green chip was the same as 1.0). I would like to learn how you’re modifying it. Can you tell me which editor (program) who prefer?

If it is different from 1.0, I’d be happy to test it. Thanks for all your help for the whole community.
 

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I didn’t realize it was already. I just wanted to make sure it was available.

It would be great to get a modified version, but there’s a chance it’s the same as the Titan Ridge 1.0 50 firmware (Green chip was the same as 1.0). I would like to learn how you’re modifying it. Can you tell me which editor (program) who prefer?

If it is different from 1.0, I’d be happy to test it. Thanks for all your help for the whole community.
The modified version was added to the Repository earlier this morning along with the DROM Micro-Guide. Please give it a try with the understanding that these modified firmwares are not perfect. It may be necessary to hot-plug devices or to warm-boot the system. And modified firmware may not play well with Windows (it may be necessary to boot macOS first and warm-boot into Windows).
 
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Sure, try darkwake=0. I think you've already enabled all the usual suspects listed in the Sleep Aid.

Thanks Casey, will try that and report back!

In terms of the other things taken from the SleepAid, I haven't tried TCPKeepAlive or anything to do with Proximity wake, as the logs are saying it's a Darkwake (and it only wakes for less than a minute). I'm hoping this solves it!
 
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Hello @TheWiggler

Nice to see that you also managed to extract the firmware. @qthegaijin uploaded the firmware previously in this post, which reminds me:
  • Do you want to have this firmware modified in order to enable Thunderbolt Bus?
  • Or have you already done so?
Perhaps I should modify the firmware (someone will need to test it) and create a DROM Micro-Guide for the GC-Titan Ridge V2.0...
If you do that I can test it with the new DROM you sent me a bit ago. Finally have a day off. :headbang:
 

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If you do that I can test it with the new DROM you sent me a bit ago. Finally have a day off. :headbang:
Please see Post #23595 two posts above yours! Modified file is ready.
 
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Reporting back on the latest Rev2 FW.

Mobo: Z170X-Designare w/ TB3 Forcepower activated Bios
Onboard TB3: Alpine Ridge
PCIE TB3 Card: GC-TRv2
Firmware Version: NVM50 CaseySJ Modified for GC-TRv2

- With the modified DROM that @CaseySJ so kindly edited for me, I get full activation on both my Mobo's built in Alpine Ridge controller AND the GC-TRv2.

- Under System Report/Thunderbolt, it now shows 4 available 40gb/s ports instead of just 2 on the GC-TRv2. (another DROM thing perhaps?)

- hot-plug/use USB-C devices behave like normal.

- Sleep/Wake works with device plugged in.

- Antelope Audio Devices still do not work - I will be seeing if any new errors pop up from verbose relating to this. My gut is telling me its going to be the same but want to double check.
 
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