- Oct 17, 2013
- Gigabyte Z390 Designare
- RX 580
- Mobile Phone
Hi again. I spent yesterday all day to make a fresh installation of Mojave 10.14.6 using CaseySJ guide on Post #1. This is truly a Golden Guide to install Mojave and have no freezes at all. I have test it with my 2x systems I own with similar specs (except CPUs (9600K/9900K)) and Z390 Designares on both of them for more than 6 months without issues at all. After that, I upgraded to Catalina 10.15.2, and everything works great! With the official guide (install macOS Catalina on any Intel based system...) and the fresh installation guide on this thread to Catalina I had freezes. I don't know why. Neither I have found what's causing them. So my advise is that, if you want to have a stable system w/o freezes at all, install Mojave 10.14.6 using Casey's guide and then upgrade to Catalina 10.15.2. (Don't forget to check the notes on 1st post before upgrading to Catalina.)@tdcam @Anim8me2 @skroutz999 and anyone else with sudden lockups:
This sudden lockup problem seems to be growing. It would be helpful to see what your systems have in common to determine whether there's any pattern. It's important that all of these questions be answered:
- What SMBIOS name are you using? iMacPro1,1 or iMac19,1?
- What is the make/model of your GPU?
- What are your config.plist boot arguments?
- What version of Lilu and WhateverGreen are you using?
- What version of macOS are you running?
- How much RAM is in your system and what is the configuration of the DIMM modules (e.g. 8GB modules x 4)?
- When did you first notice the lockups?
P.S. It took me a lot of time and effort and money (switched 2 motherboards, 1 PSU, 1 set of DDRs, 2 GPUs), and at the end I couldn't get rid of them. This golden guide solved all my issues. Also keep in your mind that Apple TV+ isn't working with this method. I tried a few combinations of shikigva but I couldn't make it work. Nevertheless I can see my TV series from my iPhone or iPad so I don't care so much about it. Final with this method I'm using FakeSMC and not VirtualSMC. I prefer FakeSMC cause I can use my favourite app HWMonitor to monitor temps and clocks.