- Aug 22, 2017
- ASUS Rog Maximus IX Hero
- RX 580
- Mobile Phone
I went ahead and got the MSR 0xE2 (CFG Lock) removed. I also removed KernelPM as well as PluginType flags in Clover Configurator. I followed that up with some testing and I did see a small performance jump using Geekbench, however, opening the same Logic Pro project brought my hack to a grinding halt as the 1st thread of the 1st core spiked way up and stayed there. I tried to restart and NVRAM reset at Clover boot to no avail. Where the load on that thread was manageable before, became unbearable now. I attributed that to PluginType flag removal. So I went back into Clover Config and put that flag back but left the KernelPM flag removed in there and all seems to be back to normal. Still, not much improvement from the original state in terms of performance.Procedure for modifying the firmware to unlock MSR 0xE2 (or CFG Lock) has been added, along with stern warnings.
18 May 2019: Updated for macOS 10.14.5. Your guide is just fantastic, I got my box running 10.14.4 at very first try. But please, but could you write a change log for your addendum, so it's easy to understand what to add/remove/change?www.tonymacx86.com
Switching to AptioMemoryFix-64.efi with and without slide=0 results in boot failure (Couldn't allocate runtime area). Maybe a different build of AptioMemoryFix might work, but for now it's best to stay with OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi.
I've unlocked MSR 0xE2 on my system now. Revised benchmarks. However, these small differences might be due to other factors such as background jobs running in the system at the time.
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Regarding AptioMemoryFix-64.efi - I have been using pretty much since day one. In fact, using that memory fix along with Virtualsmc were the only things that allowed me to boot with VT-d enabled and dart=0 removed, thus get my Slate VRS-8 working. BTW, you can safely add VRS-8 to your list of working audio interfaces. I'm including my drivers64UEFI folder in this post for those that wish to try my AptioMemoryFix.
slide=0 remains in place for now due to the dreaded (Couldn't allocate runtime area) error.
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