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

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@skroutz999,

Thank you for the kind words and really glad to see that the saga of frustration is finally over. Random reboots are intolerable, and as you've noted, this system is quite solid (@NoiseCoalition's problem notwithstanding). ;)

Hopefully the LaCie Thunderbolt 3 external array will perform as expected should you decide to purchase it.

Enjoy the Greek elections! Focus on the work, not on the machine!
No random reboots on the new install so far! *Knocks on wood*. Just the random panics while booting up every once in a while which I can live with for now as long as my system isn't crashing when I'm working!
 
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Do you remember which version of setup_var you used?
  • setup_var
  • setup_var2
  • setup_var_3
The first two return two Setup variables (one 5000+ bytes, the other just a few bytes) with the second one being followed by the warning error: offset is out of range.

The third version (setup_var_3) handles this issue by ignoring the variable that returns fewer bytes, and applies the change to the larger Setup variable.
Pretty sure I used the first one. First tutorial I read just had that, I discovered later, that there are 3 variants in total.

Even on the Designare Z390, AptioMemoryFix tends to work until we install a PCIe card other than the GPU. For example, as soon as the Fenvi FV-T919 WiFi/BT card is installed, AptioMemoryFix fails, but OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000 continues to work.

Do you have a WiFi/BT PCIe card installed in your system?
Indeed I have (BCM94331CD + Chinese no-name PCIe x1 adapter), that works fine with OS X, but just when it feels like with Windows. BCM94360CD works well with Windows, but won't boot with OS X at all, and I'm quite sure I tried with OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000, too, but worth giving it another shot.

Booted and still boots with and without slide=0
 
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Hi again, I am getting boot failures that seem to be associated with USB connected its happened with both USB 2 and USB 3, but happens more often with USB 3. (USB 3 the old school square type)

If I have something plugged into the USB - doest matter what device, could be USB stick or my USB Hub, I will get a boot failure.

When I unplugged suspected device and turn off/on it then boots up.

Also, it happened again just now and I unplugged all the USB I have connected - BUT still it failed on boot 3 times before mysteriously starting up.

Any suggestions how to fix this? Thanks for your help.
 
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CaseySJ

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Hi again, I am getting boot failures that seem to be associated with USB connected its happened with both USB 2 and USB 3, but happens more often with USB 3. (USB 3 the old school square type)

If I have something plugged into the USB - doest matter what device, could be USB stick or my USB Hub, I will get a boot failure.

When I unplugged suspected device and turn off/on it then boots up.

Also, it happened again just now and I unplugged all the USB I have connected - BUT still it failed on boot 3 times before mysteriously starting up.

Any suggestions how to fix this? Thanks for your help.
  • Are you running 10.14.5?
  • Do you have any other operating systems installed? For example, if Windows is installed, you could see if that boots up fine with USB devices connected.
  • Also double-check all of your BIOS settings and ensure that BIOS vF6 is still installed.
  • I can audit your CLOVER configuration. For this you may remove serial numbers from SMBIOS section of config.plist and compress/upload the CLOVER folder on your Mojave SSD (EFI partition). Also upload a screenshot of your /Library/Extensions folder.
 
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Hi CaseySJ, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your very thorough guide. I had my Designare setup with a very vanilla 10.14.x running with some minor frustrations that I was able to sort out with extensive google searches. After finding this guide I went back through and did some comparisons and was able to get that pesky 2nd ethernet port and overall wonkiness with pci-e and usb sorted. So thank you for that!

I haven't updated to 10.14.5 yet due to a no entry boot issue but I have a feeling my configuration and EFI folder are both a little bit off. No worries though since I'm replacing a failing SSD with an NVMe which I will do a fresh install on. Glad I found your posted guide as it will make it easier to reinstall as my notes on the original install were not exactly the cleanest (or mentally sound).
 

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Hello @soneill, good luck with the fresh installation on the NVMe. Should you need any help during or after your build, just let us know. Remember to take your time as you go through the screenshot-by-screenshot guide because in this endeavor minor errors can have major consequences! :)
 

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I'm all pumped up for some new Animoji ! Seriously, I could care less. I'll watch to see if the next MP gets revealed.
 

CaseySJ

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Just wanted to thank you for all of the hard work that you put into creating this. I had never built a PC before, and after following this guide step by step I now have a fully functioning Hackintosh!!
Awesome — glad to hear it!

Your first post: Welcome to the forum.
 
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