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

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Bluetooth Audio, I'm using a Broadcom wifi/bluetooth 4.0 card from a MacBook placed in a PCI express adapter. I believe this is the same setup @CaseySJ used with the original build. While working remote over the past few weeks I've noticed that bluetooth audio to my AirPods will frequently stutter and break up. I can occasionally get a good connection, more often its problematic. I've confirmed solid connections from the pci express antenna extenders to the bluetooth board and the board is then plugged into the antenna provided with the Designaire in place of the stick antennas to came with. really symtpomatic of a bad connection but not seeing where/how. Anyone have any experience or tips with bluetooth audio? Should I swap to the stick antenna and try?

unlock with watch, wifi, sidecar and other functions are 100% solid.
 
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@CaseySJ

I found a way to use AIO NZXT Kracken on macOS. I managed to get the official NZXT Cam program to work in a virtual machine. I talked about it here.

 
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@MatiCohen,

I think it's going to be very interesting to see the continued development of native drivers for Intel Bluetooth and Intel WiFi, so I've added a section under Miscellaneous in Post #1 as shown.

All: These drivers are in development and do not work completely. Unless you are beta-testing them for the developer, please do not use them. For now, no support of any kind will be provided in this thread.

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Hi @CaseySJ ,
Happy to hear at last we are getting native support for intel wifi and bluetooth. Right now I copied bluetooth kexts downloaded from given github page, but I am using "SSDT-DESIGNARE-Z390-NO-CNVW.aml". Can you help me change the aml file.
Thanks for the tremendous help all along.
 

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Hi @CaseySJ ,
Happy to hear at last we are getting native support for intel wifi and bluetooth. Right now I copied bluetooth kexts downloaded from given github page, but I am using "SSDT-DESIGNARE-Z390-NO-CNVW.aml". Can you help me change the aml file.
Thanks for the tremendous help all along.
SMCBatteryManager is not needed on a desktop
 
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@CaseySJ again a big thanks to you for the OC 0.5.7 manual! (I have NDK-OC 0.5.7 on my system now)

I have a question about this: do I have to do anything else after the guide or am I finished with the install guide?
 

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Hi @CaseySJ ,
Happy to hear at last we are getting native support for intel wifi and bluetooth. Right now I copied bluetooth kexts downloaded from given github page, but I am using "SSDT-DESIGNARE-Z390-NO-CNVW.aml". Can you help me change the aml file.
Thanks for the tremendous help all along.
Please see this:
Screen Shot 2020-04-20 at 9.46.02 AM.png
 

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@CaseySJ again a big thanks to you for the OC 0.5.7 manual! (I have NDK-OC 0.5.7 on my system now)

I have a question about this: do I have to do anything else after the guide or am I finished with the install guide?
Luckily you are done! But skim through Going the Extra Mile just to see what's available in case a future need arises.
 
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@CaseySJ

I found a way to use AIO NZXT Kracken on macOS. I managed to get the official NZXT Cam program to work in a virtual machine. I talked about it here.

Cool -- that's always an option. Have you tried something like CrossOver for Mac?

Anyway, there's another option -- liquidctl by Jonas Malaco. All details are provided here:

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He's currently working on a dynamic controller that will monitor temperatures at a specified frequency and adjust fan speeds based on user-specified fan curves.
 
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Hey @CaseySJ - everything's been going ok, however sleep is still a bit patchy (but not because of the reasons mentioned before).

I've narrowed it down to Handoff. Within Terminal, when entering pmset -g assertions, the reason for prevent User Idle System sleep is "pid 329(sharingd): [0x00003c6200018d9a] 00:00:06 PreventUserIdleSystemSleep named: "Handoff" "

I've just restarted the machine and haven't even instigated any handoff transfers (WiFi is also off on the hack and so can't even make any transfers, but sleep also doesn't work if WiFi is on), however, if I go to system Preferences, general, and uncheck the 'Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices', the Mac goes to sleep within minutes.

Any ideas?
 
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First of all, a big Thank You to @CaseySJ for such a wonderful guide and thoughtfulness throughout this thread. I've had my Designaire up and running with much stability for a while now. Couldn't have done that without this group of people - thank you.

One basic question regarding flashing a Gigabyte Titan Ridge card - does it need to be in the motherboard and powered up to flash properly? I've successfully flashed the motherboard and was going to update the TR card but have had problems writing the new ROM. Reading works fine with the card separated from the motherboard.

Again, thanks to all of you for this resource.
 
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