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

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The original idea was to have Windows on the same SSD as Mojave. I have an unused SSD SATA that can be used if necessary, how do the two systems work together when the EFIs are on two different drives, does Clover allow you to choose Windows at boot time in this case?

@Etyel,

It is far safer and easer to install Windows on to a separate SSD ... that way if something goes wrong with one of the operating systems (hardware or software) it wont effect the other.

You only need to boot Clover from one EFI partition, Clover will then scan all the drives/ssd's in your system and give you the option to boot MacOS or Windows.

Cheers
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BTW, how are Adobe apps nowadays with AMD cards? A few years back I remember many would suggest to get NVIDIA card because Adobe favored their hardware/drivers...
I can tell you that Adobe has dropped CUDA support in the latest 2020 releases, they now suggest setting to 'Metal' so, moving forward, if you want to run Mac OS there's no decision (no Nvidia drivers), if you want to run Windows, pick the most powerful card (AMD or Nvidia) you can afford.
 
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I can tell you that Adobe has dropped CUDA support in the latest 2020 releases, they now suggest setting to 'Metal' so, moving forward, if you want to run Mac OS there's no descision (no Nvidia drivers), if you want to run Windows, pick the most powerful card (AMD or Nvidia) you can afford.
Interesting... THX for the 411 :)

That answers 1 of my other questions, as I know there's no NVIDIA drivers on macOS 10.14+ for newer cards, but wanted to see how a dualboot would be affected by this, glad to hear that Adobe works well on AMD on Windows as well!
 
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Wow, that's interesting, and leads me to a question: does the memmmap change when you install any drive on that bey? Or just the Windows drive? I'd assume any drive added would alter it since that seems to be a firmware thing, but I'm curious.
OK, question 2: In my experience, and based on discussions here, memory allocation is altered by ANY (and every) hardware change and can also be altered by BIOS settings and kexts used. Hence, the reason we're chasing our tails trying to get AptioMemoryFix working on every hardware combination in the world (it ain't gonna work for everyone/me)
 
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A quick (somewhat related) question: The WIFI cards on Z/H370 boards can be replaced correct? If so, anyone have any recommendations on what's available? I was looking for a DW1560, but MAN! prices are up there for it lol
 
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I've been running Mojave for months with no problems and then Catalina 10.15 fine until I ran the beta 10.15.1 and then things got a little strange. I reinstalled 10.15 and everything was good again. Waited for the official 10.15.1 and everything installed fine but now for some reason, my system restarts every couple of hours for absolutely no reason. Is there some config parameter or boot argument that needed to change/be added in Catalina 10.15.1 that would cause random restarts? All extra kexts are the latest (AppleALC, Lulu, and whatevergreen).
 
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Hi Guys,

Since a a week or something, I'm starting to get issues booting, Clover gets stuck at "scan entries", when the problem started was able to boot after a second time booting, but today had to try many times getting really scary, all my internal drives are ok ( checked with DiskUtility)

I'm using latest version Clover release 5098, any ideas?

Thanks a lot!
 

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Hi Guys,

Since a a week or something, I'm starting to get issues booting, Clover gets stuck at "scan entries", when the problem started was able to boot after a second time booting, but today had to try many times getting really scary, all my internal drives are ok ( checked with DiskUtility)

I'm using latest version Clover release 5098, any ideas?

Thanks a lot!
This might be remedied with a CMOS Reset. This involves shorting two pins on the motherboard as explained in the Designare user's manual. This will reset BIOS parameters to factory defaults, so the parameters will have to be configured once again before booting macOS.
 
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I finished a Designare Z390 build a few days ago and I gotta say this is an awesome guide and thread. I'll post my build this weekend with a couple of very small comments on the guide. Only thing I think is not working is Bluetooth, per guide used the Fenvi card, Fractal R6 case so used the USB SSDT for that, but I think that is supposed to enable the F_USB header the Fenvi is plugged into. WiFi is fine, but can't see any Bluetooth stuff (mainly interested in mouse for now) from the Hackintosh, nor can I see the Hackintosh from my iPhone.

Also haven't checked optical output yet, I like to use that for (KEF LSX) speakers, hopefully that is working, or I can figure out how to make it work …
 
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