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

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Thanks so much for the guidance!!! It worked like a charm .... first got the F9i firmware update from the gigabyte website. The only thing to note is that you need to save your BIOS params to an external disk, as a firmware update destroys that data. Not a big deal. So I re-did BIOS params setup, F7, disable VT-d, enable internal graphics, enable above 4G, set TB security level to no security, enable TB USB support, enable GPIO3 Force Pwr, enabled USB XHCI Handoff, window features set to Other OS, CSM support disabled and CFG-Lock disabled. On the USB EFI partition I copied over CaseySJ's OC 0.6.5, copied AMD to config.plist, edited the ROM, MLB, UUID, Serial Number and System type. Then copied over SSDT-GPRW.aml from Clover's EFi, and used the OC configurator to add a reference to it, and also created a patch for that SSDT. Except from some strange message about Deduplicate something when EFI boots - not sure what is - or if it matters, Catalina seems to be working perfect booting from OC. I'll play with the system a few days, make sure is completely stable, and I guess I can just use the System Preferences -> Software Update to update to Big Sur, after making a Catalina backup.

Thanks so much CaseySJ and all the other people that kindly helped me!

Just wanted everyone to know that using System Preferences -> Software Update worked without any issues to upgrade to Big Sur, no problems to report - except that Parallels stopped working, not a big deal, can fix that with an upgrade. I did that about 5 days ago and so far all works - sleep, sound, apps, scanning, printing, microsoft office 2016, website, wifi, bluetooth, continuity, etc. I didn't even bother to re-create macports, still using the same ports from Catalina, so far it all works ...

Thanks again so much CaseySJ and all the people that kindly helped me!
 

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Hey guys.

I get strange bug — macOS starts very slow, loading on Apple logo(about 3-4 minutes). Then I turn it on and primary DP display that doesn't show anything, just black screen. Only works HDMI display.

Unplug and plug don't works. OpenCore 0.6.5, RX5700XT.

Any ideas?
Can you please provide more details such as:
  • What is the make/model of your monitor?
  • Are you running Mojave, Catalina, or Big Sur?
  • DisplayPort connection from RX 5700 XT to your monitor does not work? Monitor stays black?
    • Even unplugging and reconnecting the DP cable does not help?
  • But HDMI connection to the monitor works correctly?
  • If you connect both HDMI and DP cables at the same time, do both ports work? Or only HDMI?
  • Was DisplayPort working properly with previous version of OpenCore?
    • If not, when did the problem first occur?
 

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Here it is;
Unfortunately there's no mention of refresh rate in the log. There are many reasons why we strongly recommend AMD GPUs and ask users to avoid using iGPU to drive a display monitor.

Nevertheless, please describe what you mean by this:
Cause when I setting full 4K UI much smoother. When I choose another scaled version UI starting lag.
  • At "full 4K" the UI is smooth?
  • At a different scaled setting, the UI starts to lag?
    • If so, which scaled settings cause the lag? You can post screenshot.
 

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Hello

I'm having some issues with the booting post-install. I followed all the directions very closely but it won't boot up besides from USB. Sometimes it hangs on this panic, other times it just goes black

I'm wondering if the USB patches are causing issues? I don't have a Fractal Design R6 so I didn't install the custom USB SSDT

Running 10.14.6 but open to using catalina or big sur if its less problematic
Some questions:
  • Are you saying that if you boot from the USB flash disk then Mojave 10.14.6 starts normally?
  • But when you boot from the internal Mojave SSD, then 10.14.6 either crashes or the screen goes blank?
 

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@CaseySJ
I'm on Opencore .6.5, is this the one you are referring to? I also don't have a WiFi/BT card installed, I'm only using the standard one built into the Designare MB. So what should I do?
Please do the following:
  • Mount EFI Partition of macOS SSD
  • Go to the OC/ACPI folder
  • Select all SSDTs in that folder using Finder, and select File --> Compress
  • Post the ZIP file
 
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Unfortunately there's no mention of refresh rate in the log. There are many reasons why we strongly recommend AMD GPUs and ask users to avoid using iGPU to drive a display monitor.

Nevertheless, please describe what you mean by this:

  • At "full 4K" the UI is smooth?
  • At a different scaled setting, the UI starts to lag?
    • If so, which scaled settings cause the lag? You can post screenshot.
I have Dell U2718Q max screen res 3840 x 2160. As you know OS has 5 pre-ready res options. All others were laggy except 3840 x 2160.

But I made a little search and this looks like a known issue on real macs. A lot of Mac Mini 8,1 and 16" Macbook users complain about this issue. Especially Mini users, cause they have only UHD 630 on their system. When they set max res no problem but when they are changed the res lags starting.

Note; I sold my RX560 for new AMD GPU's, I am using this temporarily.
 
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Ah yes, OpenCore Configurator has been updated once again, so now it only supports 0.6.5 Release and 0.6.6 Development versions. We should set it to 0.6.5 Release.

Anyway, please try the attached EFI folder. Remember to press F12 at the Gigabyte Splash Screen to open the BIOS Boot Menu. Then select the USB install disk from that menu. OpenCore Picker should appear on screen.

If it still fails to appear, please let me know.
@CaseySJ Apologies for the late update, been a busy week and couldn't get to tinkering with my Hack until today. Anyway, just want to say thanks again for all your help with getting macOS installed! What did you do to my EFI settings so I can get it to finally install macOS after my attempts failed?

Still running tests but wanted to share the success so far as well as a snag I ran across along the way.

Initially ran into this error prior to install.

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After a restart and forcing where to boot from in the BIOS...

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And finally!

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Under About this Mac.

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Some benchmarks.

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Temps under a load in Cinebench. I know the 9900k is a hot chip but I decided not to water cool and go with a big air cooler, using a Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4. Definitely running hotter than I expected, but this was about 4 multi-core tests in.

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Just want to say thanks again to everyone in this community for all your help an insight in Hackintoshing! Really looking forward to using this machine for the next few years.
 
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Wanted to add a couple things about my build.

Haven't tried wake from sleep yet and just shutting down when I'm not using it. But I did notice that at some startups, the graphics won't display properly. I'm running a 4k UHD (3840x2160) display and it will sometimes startup displaying some lower resolution, like 720 or 1080. After a restart or two, it will go back to the correct resolution. Don't know what causes this but restarting to solve it isn't a huge issue.

I also need to install Mojave on the other NVMe drive I have installed because I have some apps that won't run under Big Sur. Should I just follow the same process by making a Mojave installer and use the same Open Core 0.6.5 EFI folder that I used to install Big Sur or do I need to do something different?
 
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Let's fix one problem at a time, starting with the update to OpenCore 0.6.5.

Please note that I do not recommend using the OpenIntelWireless drivers at this time. They are okay for temporary use, and for beta testing purposes (to provide feedback to the developers). But if you choose to use them on a daily basis, I cannot provide technical support for them.

Here is the file you asked for issue related to USB and Bluetooth and Thunderbolt port issues.
 

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After a restart or two, it will go back to the correct resolution. Don't know what causes this but restarting to solve it isn't a huge issue
No need to restart, simply change the resolution in System Preferences > Display.
Please le me know if it solves the issue

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