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Please switch to BIOS F9i located here:

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Then let's tackle the problem if it persists.
Thanks. I didn't realize I could downgrade bios by simply flashing the older one. After switching to F9i, the USB errors in dmesg disappeared, and the system (11.5) has been up for 2 hours without freezing. Looks good so far, but will report back if the problem reoccurs.
 
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I did not say there was anything wrong with your 0.7.6, or any other version.

In my post I was assuming the OP was swapping between 11.2 and 11.5 - because that was what they stated. Also in my post I pointed-out macOS version compatibility in the first sentence, but for Big Sur was not sure why the distinction was being made in the config.plist.

Please see attached for the current EFI folder which I am using and let me know if anything needs to be changed.

@bh1cqx Let me know if there are any freezing occurs with the downgrade as my BIOS is on version F9J.
 

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Please see attached for the current EFI folder which I am using and let me know if anything needs to be changed.

@bh1cqx Let me know if there are any freezing occurs with the downgrade as my BIOS is on version F9J.
Uptime has been 4 hours and still good. I'll report back tomorrow, but it appears promising so you might want to give a try too.
 
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Thanks! I too have updated the bios and now going back to 11.5, will revert if I encounter any freezing or issues.
 
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Would like to thank @UtterDisbelief , @bh1cqx, and @CaseySJ for their help. It appears that the culprit was the F9J BIOS version which has been downgraded to f9I. After about an hour or so of use; I have all USB, and wifi functionality on 11.5 . Hopefully Monterey will be a smoother transition!
 
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Reminder to all:
Please do not use BIOS F9j.

BIOS F9j is worse than we thought, causing random freezes in latest versions of Big Sur.

Use F9i or F9g instead, both of which are available through the Quick Reference spoiler in Post 1.

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Would like to thank @UtterDisbelief , @bh1cqx, and @CaseySJ for their help. It appears that the culprit was the F9J BIOS version which has been downgraded to f9I. After about an hour or so of use; I have all USB, and wifi functionality on 11.5 . Hopefully Monterey will be a smoother transition!
Glad to hear it. Monterey is awesome. With OpenCore 0.7.1 it has been a smooth update on Z390 Designare.
 
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Glad to hear it. Monterey is awesome. With OpenCore 0.7.1 it has been a smooth update on Z390 Designare.

I am curious, what's so awesome in Monterey compared to Catalina or Big Sur?

At one point, I will need to upgrade from Mojave. Checking my options once in a while.
 

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I am curious, what's so awesome in Monterey compared to Catalina or Big Sur?

At one point, I will need to upgrade from Mojave. Checking my options once in a while.
Apple’s WWDC video provides a very good summary of Monterey. When we actually download and run it, it ceases to be academic and becomes real — something we can actually experience rather than just imagine. Monterey is an incremental update over Big Sur, but a very welcome one nonetheless.
 
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