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

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Thanks for Your reply, only two clarification:
1 - in my system I can't use the audio channels available in the DP cable because the audio is managed by an external speaker system 2.1 connected to the "green" rear audio jack, I don't know if this could cause audio/video compatibility system problems.
DVI-D does not typically carry audio. The exception to the rule is when you use a DVI-to-HDMI adapter. But if you are only connecting DVI output from video card to DVI input of monitor, then it should not carry audio. However, if you have connected both DVI and DP to your monitor at the same time, then audio would be sent through the DP connection.

Try this:
  • Connect only DVI-to-DVI. Check audio?
  • Connect only DP-to-DP. Check audio?
  • Connect both DVI and DP to DVI and DP on the monitor. Check audio?
The green rear audio jack is usually driven by the incoming audio signal from the DP or HDMI cable. So as long as the rear audio jack is working, then your speakers should also be working.
2 - Can I find WhateverGreen "agdp" boot arguments in Clover Configurator?

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Let's tackle these questions in order:
  1. Because you have an AMD RX580, I would recommend using AAPL,ig-platform-id 0x3E980003 (headless) with 10.14.4+. In BIOS, IGFX must be enabled and Initial Display Output must be set to PCIe n Slot. If these or very similar settings are already in effect please let me know (or upload config.plist with serial numbers redacted).
  2. In Preferences --> Energy Saver we should disable Wake for Network Access, otherwise WiFi speeds will degrade significantly after wake-from-sleep. If your system is unable to enter sleep or stay asleep, the standard practice is to disconnect all internal and external USB devices except keyboard/mouse, determine if sleep is okay, then reconnect one USB device at a time until the offending device is identified. The more information you can provide about the behavior you're seeing, the better.
  3. If you have a USB-C device, simply plug that in and see if it attaches to the system. You can also download and run IORegistryExplorer and scroll the device tree on left side until you get to RP05. Under that you should see the Thunderbolt sub-devices. If they are present, then Thunderbolt is working. If not, please post a screenshot of the RP05 section.
  4. The USB diagram has been updated, and a second diagram has been added next to the first. Both are in the Begin Installation section. Hope that helps.
  5. Apple makes wonderful use of Bluetooth and WiFi to deliver such features as:
    • Unlock with Apple Watch
    • AirDrop
    • Handoff / Continuity / Continuity Camera (I use Continuity Camera to "scan" documents with my iPhone directly into Mac apps such as Microsoft Office and Notes)
    • Using my AirPods -- yup, using them with the Mac. They are especially good for FaceTime calls.
    • So Bluetooth on a Mac is so much more than a connection for the mouse!
  6. I have the same MacPro 3,1 from January 2008! By today's standards it's quite a power hog! Even the ECC memory on riser cards runs quite hot. I have completely transitioned to the Hackintosh, but I'm also finding it emotionally difficult to part with that exceptionally well-built and reliable machine!! Alas, all good things...
    • I'm using a Netgear ReadyNAS as a standalone backup server. Its ReadyCloud feature is quite remarkable. It provides a web-based Finder-like window that can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
    • I also have an older QNAP server that has worked very well, but is in serious need of replacement. QNAP has a huge product lineup with several models featuring both Thunderbolt 3 and GigE / 10GigE. Those are pricey...
    • Point of the story: I do not recommend using the MacPro 3,1 as a standalone file server.
Seemed so straightforward, but alas, I may not be cut out for the hackintosh. I went to BIOS to check settings, and now get hung at this point. Won't boot from usb either. Signed, hapless.
 

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Seemed so straightforward, but alas, I may not be cut out for the hackintosh. I went to BIOS to check settings, and now get hung at this point. Won't boot from usb either. Signed, hapless.
put your USB boot drive into a real Mac and mount the EFI partition. in EFI/Clover/drivers64UEFI make sure you have OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi present. if not you can download it from the files in the post #1. and make sure there are no other Aptiofix or AptioMemoryFix files present.
 

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Seemed so straightforward, but alas, I may not be cut out for the hackintosh. I went to BIOS to check settings, and now get hung at this point. Won't boot from usb either. Signed, hapless.
This is relatively common...not a showstopper. Some suggestions:
  • Did you make any changes to BIOS settings? For example, did you enable CSM Support?
  • You can try disabling IGPU in BIOS (IGFX --> disable) and then try to boot.
  • Is BIOS vF6 still running?
 

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I am not touching this thing again until 10.15 :oops: update.
I don't blame you!

P.S. Time to make a full backup, preferably a bootable backup on a spare external SSD. This will also require mounting EFI partitions on both the original and clone drives, and using Finder to simply copy the entire EFI folder from the original to the clone.
 
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@CaseySJ WOW thanks for this guide! It was a big help with my Z390 Gaming SLI mobo. I had an issue where my monitor orientation wouldn't work after reboot - Radeon RX580 pulse. I removed Whatevergreen for all paths and updated with Kext Utility and rebooted. now the orientation is remembered after restarts. I also used the thunderbolt kexts as I am awaiting the AOC. hope it works! Keep up the great work!
 

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@CaseySJ WOW thanks for this guide! It was a big help with my Z390 Gaming SLI mobo. I had an issue where my monitor orientation wouldn't work after reboot - Radeon RX580 pulse. I removed Whatevergreen for all paths and updated with Kext Utility and rebooted. now the orientation is remembered after restarts. I also used the thunderbolt kexts as I am awaiting the AOC. hope it works! Keep up the great work!
Glad it helped! Regarding WhateverGreen and your Radeon RX580, are you saying that you've deleted WhateverGreen from both /L/E and CLOVER/kexts/Other? And your system boots and runs properly? Are you using Inject ATI and/or RadeonDeInit in Clover Configurator --> Graphics? Are you running 10.14.4?

In an earlier post I warned of "all hell breaking loose" if we delete WhateverGreen. So if you have in fact removed WhateverGreen and hell has remained confined to quarters, I would be surprised and may have to eat my words!
 
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@CaseySJ
Great instructions, post, and just general help to all. I am getting ready to install Mojave and will use the SMBIOS8,1 due to a close CPU and the same iGPU as that model. I see in your instructions in the first post under "Is this Guide Applicable to Other Configurations?" it states "Any 8th Gen Intel Core CPU with On-Board UHD 630 iGPU".

My question is, will following these instructions work for me on my MB? (Gigabyte H370M D3H)

Thanks
Thaigyver
 
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