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

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Hello @yongjiajun, the problem you're describing may be similar to the random freezes encountered by @skroutz999 on his ASUS Maximus XI Hero. Please refer to this thread for ongoing status:

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/i9-9900k-asus-maximus-xi-hero-rx580-8gb-pulse-random-freezes.270683/page-8

You may want to add your experiences there.

So for the login freezes, I was having some issues trying to get my NVMe drive mounted but it turns out that the NVMe drive that I have (Samsung 970 Evo Plus) is incompatible with macOS, but I only use it as my Windows boot drive so I disabled it by adding the boot flag nvme=-1 and the system no longer freezes :D

As for the high load freezes, I think that was due to my unstable 5GHz OC :( But after disabling OC, I now have the perfect/stable Hackintosh!

Thanks again!
 
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Hi there. Thanks for a great and comprehensive build description!

I have completed a new build with i9-9900K, Gigabyte Z390 Designare, RX Vega 56 graphic card, and 32 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3000 RAM.

My old one could not update past Yosemite.

I've done everything according to this build description, EXCEPT changing the wi-fi board, it is still stock.
I have to find a vendor here in Norway who has it.

In the start of Phase 2, at:

"After the reboot, press F12 at the BIOS screen and choose the same USB flash disk to boot from. When Clover boot menu appears, once again choose Boot macOS Install from Mojave. This will continue the Phase 2 process."

My installation freezes right at the start with 12-13 mins left so I can't get to the auto reboot you mention later in the build description.

Is this freeze due to my wi-fi board? Can I just take it out and try to continue the installation?

Any advice is very much appreciated!!!

EDIT:
Boot drive is a Samsung 970 Evo Plus. I saw just now that it is not compatible with OSX so I probably have to change it.

Which NVMe drive is most recommended?
 
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@Stubings : EVO PLUS drives are currently not supported. I just did a successful install with an Samsung 970 PRO M2 drive.
 
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I'm not familiar with the Asus PCE-AC68, but the kernel panic backtrace is coming from the Airport (Broadcom) driver. Some suggestions:
  • Try removing the Asus PCE-AC68.
  • The on-board Intel CNVi WiFi/BT module might be interfering with the Asus. You may also try installing "SSDT-Z390-DESIGNARE-NO-CNVW.aml" by copying it to the CLOVER/ACPI/patched folder. It should would on the AORUS Extreme.
Please let us know if the problem persists. @rj510 has the AORUS Extreme Waterforce, so perhaps he can offer some guidance as well.

Solved, I had to move the card to the third PCIe X16 slot.
I had some problems with audio but I solved those too, now everything seems to work.
I have to change the name of the CPU and check that all USB ports and energy saving systems work.
 
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@datadl : Thanks for the reply! I will change the drive. the EVO disks are recommended in the buyers guide. Are they for a different OS X than Mojave?

@Stubings : EVO drives are currently not supported. I just did a successful install with an Samsung 970 PRO M2 drive.
 

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@datadl : Thanks for the reply! I will change the drive. the EVO disks are recommended in the buyers guide. Are they for a different OS X than Mojave?
@Stubings : EVO drives are currently not supported. I just did a successful install with an Samsung 970 PRO M2 drive.



Hello, the discs that do not work well are the "EVO PLUS" discs, which are only "EVO" only if they are admitted and work perfectly
 
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@datadl : Thanks for the reply! I will change the drive. the EVO disks are recommended in the buyers guide. Are they for a different OS X than Mojave?
Hello, the discs that do not work well are the "EVO PLUS" discs, which are only "EVO" only if they are admitted and work perfectly
Just to confirm: Samsung EVO and EVO Pro NVMe drives are compatible and even quite popular, but EVO Plus appears to have a firmware issue that Samsung is supposedly working on.
 

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Had a few random reboots today. Not sure what's causing them, but will go through a process of elimination to see if I can locate a cause on the hardware side of things.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for how I might identify the cause? Is there something I should look for in system logs perhaps?

The system had been stable for the last few days. The only thing I've changed in the last day is applying the FCPX fix (as per the install guide) and connecting some USB 3 drives to transfer some large files.
If you’ve completed a reasonable process of elimination and the problem persists, feel free to compress and upload your CLOVER folder, minus, of course, serial numbers. If memory DIMMs are good (see section in build guide entitled Troubleshooting Random Crashes) and all external USB devices are detached (except keyboard and mouse), and WiFi/BT card is a known compatible model, then the problem may be due to CLOVER configuration.
 
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My problem that the screen would go black when sending some files to my Hackintosh via Airdrop is now SOLVED. It was the BCM943602CS card. I was unhappy about the bad Bluetooth range anyway, so I have replaced it now with a Fenvi T919. The Bluetooth range is perfect now and the Airdrop issues are gone. :)
So I would not recommend the BCM943602CS.

Now a friend of mine has a problem with his BCM943602CS, too (also same motherboard, exact same configuration, only difference is that he has a Vega 56, not a Vega 64). His Hackintosh won’t stay in sleep mode, it will always wake up again immediately. When he disconnects the Bluetooth jack from the card, it’s working fine. Any ideas how he could fix this? Or is it likely that he will need a different card, too, as the BCM943602CS seems to cause lots of problems anyway?
 
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