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

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@CaseySJ
Hi,
I kept looking for why I can't start macOS Mojave using the "May 2020 Update" package. I know it's a little too empirical way to do tests but I don't have more knowledge, so I tried to:
- replace OcQuirks.efi, OcQuirks.plist, Openruntime.efi with OcQuirks.efi, OcQuirks.plist, FwRuntimeServices.efi from the previous package. no boot
- additionally replace the config.plist with the one from the previous package. No boot
- additionally replace Lilu.kext and WhatEverGreen.kext with those of the previous package. No boot
Only when I replaced the entire UEFI drivers folder with the one created by the previous package did macOS Mojave start regularly.
I noticed that between the two packages, as regards the kexts folder, the May 2020 update version contains two more files: NVMeFix.kext, USBWakeFixup.kext. But I don't know if it can depend on this.
Any Idea about?
Thanks in advance
 
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To: @bmoney @ralphonz @jleahy2 @kellymac12 @iamjoehan

cc: @boob @ssccrab

All of you have reported USB port instability issues that occur anywhere from once a week to couple of times a day.
  • Do any of you already own a Thunderbolt 3 Dock with multiple USB ports?
  • If so, have you tried moving your 'complex' USB devices to the Thunderbolt dock?
    • Keyboard and mouse can most likely remain where they are. These are 'simple' USB devices.
Thunderbolt docks contain their own USB controller and power management firmware. Whereas most Intel-based motherboards use Intel's USB 3.x controller built into the PCH chipset, Thunderbolt docks use completely different ASMedia controllers.

Connecting 'complex' USB devices to a Thunderbolt 3 Dock might be useful in determining whether or not USB instability is due to something on the motherboard.

Hi all,

In the spirit of chasing down possibilities a couple of days ago I turned off two BIOS settings that I'd forgotten that I'd fiddled with - CPU Upgrade (now set to Default) and Enhanced Multi-Core Performance (Disabled). So far, subjectively, my system is more stable. Would you guys mind telling me what settings you're running (if you're on a Z390)? Possible I've got a dodgy 9900K, rather than a dodgy motherboard...

Cheers
 

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@CaseySJ
Hi,
I kept looking for why I can't start macOS Mojave using the "May 2020 Update" package. I know it's a little too empirical way to do tests but I don't have more knowledge, so I tried to:
Empirical is how we "solve" many Hackintosh issues -- also known as trial and error. The list of experiments/variations below is quite respectable.
- replace OcQuirks.efi, OcQuirks.plist, Openruntime.efi with OcQuirks.efi, OcQuirks.plist, FwRuntimeServices.efi from the previous package. no boot
- additionally replace the config.plist with the one from the previous package. No boot
- additionally replace Lilu.kext and WhatEverGreen.kext with those of the previous package. No boot
Only when I replaced the entire UEFI drivers folder with the one created by the previous package did macOS Mojave start regularly.
I noticed that between the two packages, as regards the kexts folder, the May 2020 update version contains two more files: NVMeFix.kext, USBWakeFixup.kext. But I don't know if it can depend on this.
Any Idea about?
Thanks in advance
Looks like we've narrowed it down to NVMeFix and USBWakeFixup. This is what they do:
  • NVMeFix improves power management on non-Apple NVMe SSDs. This can be important because as we all know, NVMe SSDs can get very hot. Many motherboards provide built-in heatsinks (including Designare Z390).
  • USBWakeFixup allows the system to wake-from-sleep with just one keypress -- and to do it the right way.
    • This kext works in conjunction with SSDT-USBW.aml.
It is perfectly okay to remove all three of these files: two from kexts/Other and one from ACPI/patched. Then see if the revised May 2020 Update can boot Mojave.
 

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Hi all,

In the spirit of chasing down possibilities a couple of days ago I turned off two BIOS settings that I'd forgotten that I'd fiddled with - CPU Upgrade (now set to Default) and Enhanced Multi-Core Performance (Disabled). So far, subjectively, my system is more stable. Would you guys mind telling me what settings you're running (if you're on a Z390)? Possible I've got a dodgy 9900K, rather than a dodgy motherboard...

Cheers
Because you quoted my post, only I am notified. So it's better to state the other users' names explicitly in the post.
 
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I made a new project, 4K60, on DR 16.2.3, exporting only the .mov to MP4 H264, using 'use hardware acceleration if available', with 'automatic' quality. It took 35 seconds. I'm on 64GB RAM, iMacPro1,1, iGPU disabled in BIOS.

Really interested to see if there's any difference, @verendus!

19,1, Adobe Media Encoder = 20 sec
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Because you quoted my post, only I am notified. So it's better to state the other users' names explicitly in the post.

Thanks, @CaseySJ - try again.

To: @bmoney @ralphonz @jleahy2 @kellymac12 @iamjoehan

cc: @boob @ssccrab

Hi all,

In the spirit of chasing down possibilities a couple of days ago I turned off two BIOS settings that I'd forgotten that I'd fiddled with - CPU Upgrade (now set to Default) and Enhanced Multi-Core Performance (Disabled). So far, subjectively, my system is more stable. Would you guys mind telling me what settings you're running (if you're on a Z390)? Possible I've got a dodgy 9900K, rather than a dodgy motherboard...

Cheers
 
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okay new problem has experienced a problem and connot connect to devices or other computers until new firmwäre is installed other thunderbold ports may be functioning normally for a firmware update to restore full thunderbold functionality
 

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okay new problem has experienced a problem and connot connect to devices or other computers until new firmwäre is installed other thunderbold ports may be functioning normally for a firmware update to restore full thunderbold functionality
Is this an error message you're seeing in Windows? If so, please post a screenshot.

Has the original firmware been flashed back to the Winbond chip? Did you encounter any difficulty flashing original one back?
 

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ja das

yes i get the errors in the message Windows? error notification
not problem mit spi 341
Does Thunderbolt work in macOS?

We can check if Thunderbolt is okay in macOS by running IORegistryExplorer then scrolling down to RP05 and posting a screenshot.

If it's okay in Mac, then we can check Windows. But please also post screenshot of error in Windows.
 
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