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

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Unfortunately there's nothing else I can suggest. At this time it might be good to consider the following:
  • Buy an AMD GPU, even a low cost RX 480 or RX 580.
  • Try a newer monitor that supports HDMI 1.4+ and DisplayPort 1.1+.

Okay, got you. Thanks for your time and efforts!
p.s. what exact model of RX 580 would you recommend?
 

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Okay, got you. Thanks for your time and efforts!
p.s. what exact model of RX 580 would you recommend?
The following are good choices:
  1. Sapphire Pulse RX 580 (not Nitro)
  2. MSI Armor RX 580
  3. PowerColor Red Dragon RX 580
  4. MSI Gaming X RX 580
I am personally using items 2, 3, 4. But Apple recommends Sapphire Pulse.
 

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New From Acidanthera:

VirtualSMC 1.1.7
WhateverGreen 1.4.3
AppleALC 1.5.3
Lilu 1.4.8

Opencore 0.6.2
I've downloaded the entire suite of Acidanthera packages that were updated today. However, I'm waiting for OpenCore Configurator to be updated for 0.6.2 Release Build. At this time it does not support some new features such as Min/Max kernel for CpuId/CpuMask and ExtendBTFeatureFlags.
 
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A question about various the BIOS mentioned in this thread -

First, let me say my setup is working fine. My motherboard came with BIOS F8 when I received it around July 1st. I followed the instructions in this thread with great success and was able to get my Mojave install to boot on the new hardware.

Last month I decided I should upgrade to Catalina. I wanted to do it while it was still current and Big Sur had not yet been released. The upgrade went well by once again following the instructions in this thread. I was reminded about the MSR 0xE2 register and saw the discussion of a new BIOS in beta, F9.

While I'm normally very detail oriented, I did not notice that the post mentioned BIOS F9g, not F9(something else, like F9a or F9b or F9[whatever] ).

I went to the gigabyte website and downloaded the newest BIOS I could find there, it was F9b dated Dec 18, 2019. I let QFlash install it, restarted, fixed all the BIOS settings and I'm still ok - the machine boots fine. But this BIOS, F9b, does not have the ability to edit the CFG-Lock (MSR 0xE2). Since I can boot either it was left off from before or the BIOS update made sure it was set to the new default, OFF.

Anyway (finally), my question is:
Why could I not find the BIOS F9g in the support area of the gigabyte website? Did gigabyte remove it? Where did you guys get it?
I did find a link to it on a few posts by CaseySJ (thanks, Casey) so I have downloaded it.

I have F9b installed. Should I install F9g? Is there a BIOS F9h with other fixes/improvements? Or is it best to follow the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" theory and leave everything exactly the way it is now?

Thanks,
David
 

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A question about various the BIOS mentioned in this thread -

First, let me say my setup is working fine. My motherboard came with BIOS F8 when I received it around July 1st. I followed the instructions in this thread with great success and was able to get my Mojave install to boot on the new hardware.

Last month I decided I should upgrade to Catalina. I wanted to do it while it was still current and Big Sur had not yet been released. The upgrade went well by once again following the instructions in this thread. I was reminded about the MSR 0xE2 register and saw the discussion of a new BIOS in beta, F9.

While I'm normally very detail oriented, I did not notice that the post mentioned BIOS F9g, not F9(something else, like F9a or F9b or F9[whatever] ).

I went to the gigabyte website and downloaded the newest BIOS I could find there, it was F9b dated Dec 18, 2019. I let QFlash install it, restarted, fixed all the BIOS settings and I'm still ok - the machine boots fine. But this BIOS, F9b, does not have the ability to edit the CFG-Lock (MSR 0xE2). Since I can boot either it was left off from before or the BIOS update made sure it was set to the new default, OFF.

Anyway (finally), my question is:
Why could I not find the BIOS F9g in the support area of the gigabyte website? Did gigabyte remove it? Where did you guys get it?
I did find a link to it on a few posts by CaseySJ (thanks, Casey) so I have downloaded it.

I have F9b installed. Should I install F9g? Is there a BIOS F9h with other fixes/improvements? Or is it best to follow the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" theory and leave everything exactly the way it is now?

Thanks,
David
BIOS F9b most likely enables CFG-Lock rather than disables it. Because your system is booting anyway, it means you're not using native NVRAM. Instead:
  • If you're using Clover, then you most likely have Kernel and Kext Patches --> KernelPm and AppleIntelCPUPM checked on. These checkboxes bypass the kernel panic that would occur if CFG-Lock is enabled.
  • If you're using OpenCore, then you most likely have Kernel --> AppleCpuPmCfgLock and AppleXcpmCfgLock checkboxes enabled. These checkboxes bypass the kernel panic that would occur if CFG-Lock is enabled.
BIOS F9g is a beta version that was posted by Gigabyte to TweakTown website. This version is recommended. Even though a newer F9i is available, we still recommend F9g at this time.
 
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This problem is most likely due to SSDTs that are not applying themselves conditionally based on the O/S. In other words, every SSDT we use should be structured like this (or similarly):
Code:
If (_OSI ("Darwin"))
{
    // do Mac stuff
}
If you'd like me to audit/modify your SSDTs, please compress and upload just the ACPI folder.

I would appreciate that very much! See attached the folder.
 

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CaseySJ, Can the mini guide on post 11305 can be used on Z390 Aorus Master?
 
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