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

CaseySJ

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@mango1122,

In the Thunderbolt DROM micro-guide for ASRock Z390 ITX/ac I assumed that the Thunderbolt firmware is on a Winbond W25Q80DV. Can you please confirm?
 
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CaseySJ, as part of my upgrade to 10.15.4 I decided to go ahead and bring my system up to snuff with a couple of the items that have been added in the past recent months. These are enabling native NVRAM and move from using AptioMemoryFix.efi to OcQuirks.efi.

The move to native NVRAM went off without a problem. No issues

However testing OcQuirks has produced less than favorable effects.

My test was to build a USB stick with my current Clover EFI on it. (this is all that is on this USB stick). I then tested to make sure I could boot and get to Clover and select my "Macintosh HD" for booting MacOS, this all works no problem. I then modified the USB stick EFI by removing AptioMemoryFix.efi and adding OcQuirks.plist, OcQuirks.efi, and FwRuntimeServices.efi to my EFI (clover/drivers/efi). Booting off this stick now hangs at the Gigabyte "Insist on Ultra Durable" Logo (2nd display of the Logo without the menu options at the bottom of the screen for entering the BIOS or boot menu). I have also tried the OcQuirks-4.efi and corresponding FwRuntimeServices.efi file and these too produce a hung machine.

Any thoughts as to why I might be failing where so many others have had great success?

I have been able to boot successfully using OpenCore which I find odd since this memory solution is based on OpenCore.

Wondering if anybody has any ideas or thoughts as to why I might be having the issues I'm seeing with FwRuntimeServers.efi?
 

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I have been able to boot successfully using OpenCore which I find odd since this memory solution is based on OpenCore.

Wondering if anybody has any ideas or thoughts as to why I might be having the issues I'm seeing with FwRuntimeServers.efi?
Have you tried CMOS Reset? This has all the indications...
 
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Hello everyone, I'm having a minor issue: I keep losing Bluetooth when upgrading from USB-inject-all 0.7.3 to 0.7.5. Rolling back to 0.7.3 fixes the issue. But this seems weird. Is there anything I'm missing here?
Hi @CaseySJ, how are you? Do you have any clue to this?
 

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Hi @CaseySJ, how are you? Do you have any clue to this?
Let's try this:
  • Install 0.7.3, run IORegistryExplorer and post screenshot of XHC section.
  • Install 0.7.5, post same screenshot.
 
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@mango1122,

In the Thunderbolt DROM micro-guide for ASRock Z390 ITX/ac I assumed that the Thunderbolt firmware is on a Winbond W25Q80DV. Can you please confirm?

My ASRock Z390 ITX uses a Macronix MX25L8006E (there are 2 on the back of this mobo as described here).
 

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Apollo x16 with Apollo Twin Mk2 confirmed fully functional with flashed EX3 :)

10 cores of UAD DSP with my PCIe UAD card. Rock on White Snake.
 
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Have you tried CMOS Reset? This has all the indications...
I did, I did a complete UEFI reset by shorting the pins and rebuilding from scratch. Did this right after updating to F9b. I'm going to try rebuilding my EFI on a brand new clean USB stick and see if this has any effect.

Update: Well this had no effect, still hanging at the Logo... it's really strange
 
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@CaseySJ it's so good seeing the repository and DROM guides growing. Great work here!

I have a new Apollo x16 coming in today and I'm going to test daisy chaining it with my Apollo Twin mk2. I'm not sure if thats been confirmed yet but I see no reason for it not to work. Exciting!

I've been running an Apollo x8p daisy chained to an octo satellite daisy chained to an Apollo Twin MkII on an unmodified Designare board for some time now with zero issues, you should be good to go!
 
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